And people are starting get it. Apparently a growing number of people in this nation have realized that personal defense is indeed personal; that self-defense actually involves the “self.” Or maybe people are just fed up with being victims.
You, by reading this blog and by taking your training with Trigger Action, LLC you have taken an active role in your personal protection. Now that you have started on this path I urge you to continue along it, learning all you can about the laws, ethics, tactics, and gear that you need in order to keep your loved ones and yourself safe. Your skills are perishable. Laws change. Only two things remain constant: criminals don’t care about you and police cannot get to you in time to save you.
Every element of self-defense starts with your willingness to participate. Will you get training? Will you apply for a concealed carry permit if you need one? Will you hone your skills? Will you talk with your family about all of this? And, when the time comes, will you choose to fight or will you shrink back in fear?
I’m a believer if you can escape without a fight, please do it. But when you can’t escape—when you are trapped with a madman—you must be ready, willing, and able to fight. There can be no hesitation at that time.
The root word of gunfight is fight, not gun. If you are not ready to fight, you are not doing anyone any favors.