It’s another day and yet another discussion and news report calling for us to disarm every private citizen with a gun. I can’t wait to see how looking back on history shows how well this works. But for now, we have to deal with this and hopefully in a positive way.
It seems that Polly Anna is alive and well…if we just think positive thoughts all will be well. Yet the same news that decries gun violence reports attacks of every kind on men, women, the old, the young, who are all people just minding their own business. So where is all this going? Is there going to be more or less violence with gun control and gun law changes? There are other forms of violence and other actions that make this a difficult question to tackle.
Consider the viciousness of the recent “one punch” attacks where people just show up and punch someone they don’t know and run off…yes it is happening as we speak. This is just another example that shows how critical it is to be constantly aware of your situation and surroundings…aware ALL THE TIME, something few of us know how to do or were taught how to do.
This doesn’t mean everyone should be armed. But for those who choose to be, it’s time to step up our game. We need to know how to act, when and if to act, and if we should act… how to minimize risk to ourselves of being on the wrong side of the law. Life changes when a gun goes off, both for the one(s) that get shot as well as for the shooter.
Maybe it would be easier to just disarm criminals? What if we take away all THEIR GUNS, weapons, fists, and bad thoughts? Then we really can’t complain about losing our own right to keep and bear arms…can we? I mean, other countries and dictators will respect our new, safe streets won’t they?
Life is a risky endeavor no matter which way you slice it. Maybe the best answer is just to do what we can to eliminate crime…while at the same time staying smart and safe. Life is for the bold. Risk is a part of it. Preparation for it may the best cure…mental attitude, physical preparedness, and a plan to minimize it.
Do you have a plan? I would encourage you to have a plan before you arm yourself. I would also encourage you to have a plan for whatever might happen during and after as well. If you have one, share it with us so we can all be safer and better prepared.