Think a home invasion can’t happen to you? Think again! You need a plan to put your Active Self Protection into practice in the event of a home invasion. Do you carry at home?
News story of the incident: http://get-asp.com/xvdp
How do I protect myself from home invasion?
1. You need to consider your home and reinforce likely points of entry. That includes a walk-around to determine where burglars are likely to try to gain entry and reinforcing those points of entry. (I recommend a kit like this: http://get-asp.com/4s68) Reinforcing doors is a must for you home, as this home invasion shows. They were very easily able to kick the door down and gain access. Had the door been reinforced, the homeowner might have had the time to stop the home invaders before they even got in the door.
2. You must accept that danger exists and that it can happen to you. This is the foundational core of spiritual fitness and the first step in taking proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you live in a fantasyland that nothing bad can happen because nothing bad has happened in the past, you’re setting yourself up for a terrible letdown.
3. Keep your firearm on your person! Plenty of people keep a firearm stationed near them under the counter or on a desk, but in the moment of need you can’t ever be sure that you can get to it if it’s not on your person. This man confronted three burglars with nothing more than his hands, which isn’t ideal for sure. It worked, which is awesome, but have some tools on your person in case you need them.
4. We must never settle for being able to protect ourselves against a lone attacker because of how common multiple attacker engagements are. Rats travel in packs, so we must always be prepared to face multiple attackers!
Attitude. Skills. Plan.
(music in the intro and outro courtesy of http://www.bensound.com)