Our harsh reality… The liberty we share is being threatened!
Warning! This post is not for the sensitive and I appreciate that there are some that may not appreciate my point of view. If there were an alternate way to deliver this message I would, but unfortunately our harsh reality is that although some may be sensitive about the topic, there are still those who could care less and want to strip you of your liberty, strip you of life. Why? To be honest, it could be due to any number of reasons. As of late… It appears that it may just be because of the fact that our beliefs or even our liberties aren’t shared by their own personal beliefs. What am I going on about? I’m talking about these unfortunate terrorist attacks and the very real threat that exists, whether we want to believe it can happen or not. We must prepare ourselves and have a plan!
Make no mistake these cowardly terrorist attacks are similar in nature to active shooter situations and I can’t help but wonder if at least some of these unfortunate victims couldn’t have survived if someone had helped them have some level of preparedness. My goal here is to reach as many people as possible and provide them with the ability to develop a plan and gain at least some level of insight of how to respond if we find ourselves in any type of active shooter situation.
If you are not willing to lay your life on the line, which I can completely understand, at least ensure both you, your loved ones, coworkers or whomsoever may be important to you are prepared to take the appropriate steps to do what you can to survive! It’s unfortunate to say, but a harsh reality… The brave men and woman of our law enforcement, who prepare themselves to respond in these situations, have their hands full and are limited in numbers and we simply can not expect them to be everywhere every minute of every day and the further reality is that it will take them time to respond in the event of an incident. You can not count on the ability of the police to respond in time and more importantly you certainly can not count on the mercy of criminals.
I believe Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. said it best, “You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.” I’ve attached the Department of Homeland Security’s Active Shooter Planning booklet, which provides an abundance of information for formulating a plan for a business. The same information, with a few modifications, can be used to formulate a personal or family plan as well.
Criticize me if you would like, cast that stone, then go make your plan! It could very well save your life or the lives of others!