You and the wife are coming out of your local supermarket…..laughing and bags in hand. It’s not your normal shopping locale, but your usual store was closed and you needed some quick things before heading home. It’s kinda late, so there aren’t many cars in the parking lot, let alone people. Out of the shadows, you are approached by a vagrant who persists that you share some of your hard earned U.S. tender with him. Although normally, you wouldn’t have an issue with helping someone, this really isn’t the time. Your wife is getting anxious, bordering nervous, and you know this isn’t a pretty picture.
You have admonished this fella several times to continue about his business, but he is adamant about you giving him the current occupants of your pockets. Luckily, you were able to get the wife and bags safely in the truck and now you attempt to get into the truck yourself and leave with nothing but a story to tell. The seemingly innocuous attempts by the male have now turned to him being extremely agitated and forceful.
Your training kicks in. You know that having the breadth of the truck in-between you and the bad guy is a good thing. But what next? What’s your next move? One thing that you do know is that you have to protect the wife (and your new truck!) at all costs.
After you’ve tried all attempts to diffuse the situation, the next step is to have the wife immediately get on the phone with 9-1-1. She should either stay on the phone with the operator until the police get there, or until the male moves along. Also, this would be a good time to stage your defensive firearm.
Staging your defensive firearm simply means keeping it hidden (but readily accessible) until you need it. In bad situations, staging your defensive firearm can give you a head start if need be. If things go left, then it’s more deployable. If the situation diffuses itself…..no-one’s the wiser. You cannot assume a persons closing speed, strength, or intentions at sheer glance. At times, being prepared is having the ability to defend the lives of your loved ones as well as your own if need be.
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms, firearm tactics and/or firearm accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
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