The New Survivalist
You Defenseless Without A Firearm?
| Probably every person
who has a carry permit in the United States has at least one other weapon
on them other than their pistol; I would be willing to bet it is a folding
knife. I would also bet that they have never practiced with their
folding knives and practice with their carry pistol extensively. In this
article I will go over what I believe to be some rather important facts
as to why you should also train with your knife that you carry as much as
you train with your pistol. First of all, I have read on countless forums
the argument that concealed carry is a lifestyle and the hardcore carriers
make habits of avoiding places that forbid civilians from carrying pistols
onto the premisses. This simply isn't possible. Here are just a few of the
places under federal and state laws where civilians cannot, under any circumstances,
carry a firearm: 1. Commercial airline travel 2. Work (Most employers will
not let their employees carry guns to work) 3. Government establishments
such as the DMV, courtrooms (Jury duty) and the post office 4. Colleges
and any sports games on campus 5. High schools and any sports games on campus
You see, the horrible thing about these laws is they make these places a
virtual turkey shoot to anybody who desires to go on a shooting spree. And
the truth is, civilians who take the carry permit class and fill out the
paper work pretend that they are now special and can somehow avoid places
were no civilian, one-day class taken or not, can step inside with a firearm.
These places are impossible to avoid for any member of our society. It is
a fact that any normal person of average health can travel about 7 yards
in 2 seconds with a contact weapon such as a knife. It takes a person who
trains with his pistol about 1.5 seconds to take the gun from the holster
aim and get off a shot or two on average. So unless you're very aware of
your surroundings and the person's attack cues, you are getting stabbed.
And even if you did get a shot off you're probably still getting stabbed.
I'm not telling anyone to bring a knife to a gun fight, I'm just saying
I do not underestimate what a person is capable of with a knife. Especially
when they have trained with it. And here are some facts for the female audience
or those of you who have daughters. Women who are ages 16-19 statistically
are more likely to be the victims of violent crime than anyone else in this
country, with women ages 20-24 coming in second. Half of all the rapes in
the U.S happen to women under the age of 18. One third of rapes in the U.S
happen to women ages 12-17. To get a carry permit you have to be 21. So
by the time women are legally able to carry a pistol in public they have
passed the prime age for being attacked, raped, abducted or murdered. And
there are also the many fine politicians who represent us in Washington
D.C. who are dedicated to the disarmament of the American public.
What do you think would happen if policemen banged on your door and had M16's pointed at you and your family, one in the chamber, the safety off and ready to go? You see, when the police come to your house and tell you to give up your guns, the tough talk stops and you give them up, plain and simple. I hope this never happens to anybody, but no gun owner in this country should believe it's not a likely they will encounter a situation similar to this in the near future. The best self defense training is combining baton and knife drills with your firearms training. This won't solve all your problems, but it drastically improves your self defense training. A good folding knife, baton, combat boots and a bulletproof vest can go a long way if you keep a low profile.
Article by Rick Saxby