I presume most of my readers are already adequately armed for their own defense, and that many of you living in urban areas already carry a firearm for that purpose. If you don't, I'd like to encourage you to seriously consider doing so from now onward. In case you haven't noticed, things are getting nasty in cities across the nation. A few examples:
Akron, OH: 'Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K Store'
"An Akron Police Department report ... noted that the juveniles 'entered business to destroy property' and that 'misc merchandise damaged and stolen'."
Fred Reed: 'Applied Racial Anencephaly: Making Things Worse'
"A casual glance at headlines around the internet on almost any day [provides] a clue to the seriousness of things:
“Black lives Matter Protest Turns Violent in Texas”Does this sound like a road to a happy ending?"
“Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death Brings Gunfire in Ferguson”
“Farrakhan. We Must Rise UP and Kill Those Who Kill Us. Stalk Them and Kill Them”
“Sandra Bland Protest: All White People Should Be Killed”
IBD: 'ISIS Organizing Small Armies Inside America'
"The busts bring to 70 the number of IS-inspired terrorists arrested in this country in homeland plots. Meantime, the FBI reports that all 56 of its field offices have active investigations against other IS suspects."
Problems such as these are becoming more widespread across the nation. If you're caught up in one, and are unable to defend yourself or your loved ones . . . let's just say you won't be happy, and neither will they.
I know some people say that in the event of a major crime, you won't be able to defend yourself anyway with just a handgun: but that's hypothetical. You may find it's all you need. I can assure you that in my (extensive) experience of crime and violence, many people have found that attackers will often flee rather than face a determined, armed defender. What's more, possessing a smaller weapon and being trained and experienced in its use sometimes enables one to obtain a more effective one from the body of an attacker. There's a lot to be said for that.
Sheriff David Clarke of Wisconsin has reminded us of a time-honored truth: "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away". You have no-one to rely on but yourself.