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msn.com "Fifty years ago, you could say no guns should be allowed in church, but times have changed," said a police chief who runs a volunteer church security team.
Warrior mindset makes all the difference. Well done Officer Rocha.
dfw.cbslocal.com Despite being injured, Dallas police officer Gretchen Rocha still managed to arrest a burglary suspect overnight, and on Friday her superiors stressed that the officer has a history of bravery in bad situations.
Once again someone tries to ambush emergency personnel.
defensemaven.io Police believe a gunman intentionally set fire to his home to lead first responders into an ambush.
defensemaven.io Five law enforcement officers have reportedly been shot in Florence.
Speaking at another Church Safety seminar tonight in Caldwell TX.
We put these events on for FREE, no cost to the church at all. I
f you are interested in having one for your church message me for the details.
While doing some research on Active Shooters I noticed something interesting.
From 2014 through 2017 Texas had 10 seperate events in the following locations:
San Antonio- 1
Southerland Springs- 1
Ft. Hood- 1
Houston/Katy had more than anyone else and they were all 3 within the last 2 years.
So for all my Houston folks, what do you carry again?
If you need training or an LTC class, let me know.
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We have all heard "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
Fortunately for all of us, that just isn't a true statement. Here are some cases that prove even unarmed response can stop a spree killer.
Armed response isn't the ONLY way but it will certainly increase your odds of winning.
When it comes to school security the first and foremost goal should be to save lives. Put in place what can do that first. That has to start with armed defense.
Then, once that is in place, work on multi-layered approaches to address heart and mind issues and add quality of life.
Preservation of life has to be the priority.
You cant change the hearts and minds of dead people...
When the 911 line rings and the call taker answers, the first question is usually "what is the location of the emergency?", or something similar. When the call is dispatched the location is given, the complainant's info, maybe some suspect info, nature of the call, etc. When the officer arrives he or she will diagnose the situation and solve what can be solved through whatever action is required, or not required as the case may be. This process is repeated countless times every day, all day, 24/7/365.
There are some things that I think get overlooked by many people. Nowhere in any of this is an individual in need of assistance asked about their political affiliation, sexual identity, religious beliefs, dietary restrictions, or economic standing . None of that matters. (Race and gender does matter for identification purposes, and those are things that must be known.) When a person calls for help someone is coming. A human being in a car will answer a voice on a radio and respond in a timely manner to render whatever aid is necessary, regardless of who is in need. That person in the uniform will give anything and everything to make sure that their community is safe, and it's residents can rest peacefully. In short, law enforcement officers could give two sh*ts about how an individual feels about them when that individual is in need. They will respond, address the issue, and take action to solve the problem(s) to the best of their ability and within the confines of policy, procedure, and the law. All of this despite, and sometimes in spite, of how they are judged in the court of public opinion.
And I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.
How would your home protection plan hold up against this type of attack? How quickly can you access your defense options and life saving medical equipment?
You will have to fight with what you have. Be ready.
HOUSE ROBBERY: Last night in Florida on the West Rand. The husband was shot in the arm and the wife seriously injured.
And this for a TV? How will we stop them?
Rest in peace, Trooper Allen.
kbtx.com A slain Central Texas state trooper was sitting in his patrol unit when the driver of a car he pulled over for speeding on Thanksgiving Day opened fire with a rifle, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Silly firefighters, they always fall for our tricks! No, we are just joking we love our brothers and sisters in red. A very special Thanksgiving to all of our families and the wonderful residents and businesses in Burleson who constantly lift us up. We are lucky to serve all of you. Happy Thanksgiving! #FirefightersMakeTheBestTurkey #BPDvsBFD #Thankfulforyou #BlessedinBurleson
I had a very strange thing happen this week.
In the wake of the Southerland Springs church massacre i have been contacted by several churches inquiring about security.
I had one pastor in particular that reached out to me through an old friend. The pastor wanted to know what could be done at his church so i offered to meet with them for a free consultation. When my friend relayed the message the pastor replied that it was, "too cost prohibitive" to look into it right now.
The FREE consultation was too expensive??
My reply: "You know what else is 'cost prohibitive'? A dead congregation.
That will definitely hit the old wallet, pastor."
Folks, security isn't something you have because you can afford it. You have it because you can't afford NOT to.
The reality of it is it doesnt have to be expensive, just organized.
Im rolling into the weekend like this. 😂😂
What you doing this weekend?
Cop rolls up on you like this. What do you do?
Stunt man- @spencer_davis___
Great de-escalation techniques.
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Something to think about:
We have to maintain a clear delineation between practice and training. Both are necessary but the terms are certainly NOT interchangeable. Especially in the combat arts.
Training is something someone else does TO you, practice is what you do on your own. We can not "train" ourselves. We can only practice what we learned in training.
The most important thing to remember is to take formal training regularly with a variety of instructors.
It is your job to make sure you have the skill to win/survive.
You owe it to your family and all who count on you.
I am absolutely l heartbroken for the victims families and first responders of Sunday's active shooter scene here in Texas.
You know what grieves me even more??
The fact that so many churches, especially here in Texas, will continue to do nothing to address security and just continue on like business as usual.
Talk to (or confront) your church leadership and ask them what they are doing to make sure this doesn't happen at YOUR church.
Hint: If they do not have an answer they are wrong.
Great article about what you need to consider in order to be prepared. I would add traumatic bleeding care as a required skill as well.
loadoutroom.com If you’re not training then you’re combat ineffective. You need to understand the difference between being hands on to stop the threat or hands on to create space and survive.
Folks, please learn how to fix trauma. In the world today it's not just a suggestion it's a necessity. There are schools all over the country that will teach you these skills, us included. Go out and get trained up on trauma it is by far one of the most important things you can do to be more self reliant. Our friends and staff Con10gency Consulting, LLC can get you all the gear you need. If your in a rush we also sell trauma gear on our web store. There is no excuse not to have it.
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I was in a conversation about what can we do to better respond to Active Shooter threats like Las Vegas. My answer may surprise you:
"I am a gun guy so i dont say this lightly but...
Carry more guns if it makes you feel better but if you really want to be better prepared the answer wont be in guns, ammo, or armor.
Its in MEDICAL.
Carry TQs, pressure bandages, clotting bandages, etc. Take training to know how to use them AND train your family how to use them. You and yours practice regularly. Nothing could have prevented it but more could have been saved if more people knew how to slow/stop traumatic bleeding."
Its only getting worse folks. Be prepared.
foxnews.com At least six people were injured when shots were fired at a Tennessee Church on Sunday, Nashville police said.
Pay attention. He knows what he's talking about.
It's better to have and not need than to need and not have. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In the past 12 months I have been in five countries in north Africa, seven countries in Europe, and four countries in South America. While traveling even domestically there had been hurricanes, riots, idiotic protests, and even small scale terrorist events. I'm not telling you what to do. I'll just tell you what I have with me.
This is the list of contents that is with me 24/7 365:
Glock 43 or 19 depending on the location
2 extra magazines
External battery charger
Ghost strike fixed blade knife
Good ballpoint pen
Hidden handcuffs key
Lock picking kit
These are items that are occasionally added to my bag depending on my AO:
Change of clothes
Gloves, eye, ear protection
Gerber Center Drive multi tool.
#alwaysbeready #hardtokill #hellotrouble
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Many people will ask when to have their finger on the trigger or not. Rhis is a great explanation. On target on trigger, off target off trigger. Simple.
"Off target. Off trigger. On target. On trigger." Sound easy enough? The S&W Chief Firearm Instructor provides you with a safety grip tip. Watch closely. Do you notice what is on his hat? #KeepItSafe #Safety #firearmsafety
By all accounts a cowardly and unprovoked attack. Killed because of the color of her clothing.
leoaffairs.com A New York City police officer died after she was shot in the face by an attacker who was then located and shot to death, police said Wednesday.
This is an interesting creation in the firearms world. Most firearms are labeled either a handgun, shotgun or rifle but this is just labeled as firearm. Therefore, even though it functions similarly to a short barreled shotgun, it isn't subject to NFA requirements.
It is certainly a niche type firearm but the size would make it a viable option for a "truck gun" or home defense use with the proper training.
**ATTENTION TEXAS** Shockwave hits September 1st! Bill HB1819, passed by House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Abbott on Friday, May 26, includes an amendment which states that if a firearm is not subject to registration per the NFA, it is not restricted in the state of Texas. This clears a path for Mossberg 590 Shockwave to be sold in the great state of Texas, effective September 1, 2017!
Iver Mossberg, CEO, extends his personal thanks to our Texas state legislators for their quick response and assistance in making this happen, thus ensuring Texans can exercise their rights granted under the Second Amendment. #Mossberg #590Shockwave #MadeInTexas #2A
Poncho Nevarez Texas State Representative House District 74 Drew Springer Craig Estes Charles Perry
NRA Institute for Legislative Action Texas State Rifle Association
If you dont carry a IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) daily then reading this will explain why you should.
Folks, THIS IS COMING TO AMERICA. It WILL happen here.
You must be an active participant in your own rescue.
Nothing in his training could have prepared father-of-three Paddy Ennis for the carnage he would witness as he reached the blast zone at the Manchester Arena.
Thoughts fro John Farnam regarding last night's terror attack in England...
22 May 17
There is an immeasurable distance between late,
... and too late!
Today’s events in the UK:
Another terrorist suicide bombing, this time at the entrance to a packed
entertainment arena, just as a popular concert ended. At least nineteen
dead on the spot (a number sure to go up), twenty times that number injured.
For those souls, in the unlikely event Western Civilization ever gets
serious about terrorism, it is already too late. For the rest of us, it is
time to reevaluate our lifestyles and routines, once more!
There is no logical reason to believe these attacks upon the innocent in
the UK, Western Europe, and CONUS will diminish any time soon, nor is there
any reason to believe that governments will do anything effective to stop
them! There is “security,” and there is “security theater.” We have
precious little of the former, far too much of the latter.
We see the results!
Given the foregoing:
1) Beware of crowds! My advice is to stay away from concerts, sporting
events, large gatherings of any kind, particularly those with a political or
religious theme, particularly Christian and Jewish. When you must go, keep
your head up and stay sober. Don’t get too far from the door. When you
see “trouble in the making,” get out of there!
2) Carry a trauma kit! During a shooting or bombing attack, many wounded
and immobile remain untreated for an hour or more. It may be a while
before any kind of medical help arrives. Many bleed-out in the interim!
Tourniquets, IBD’s, and Combat Gauze are literal lifesavers, but only when you
have them with you and are practiced in their use!
3) Go armed! There is no “substitute” for loaded guns that you can get
into action instantly. There are some forms of evil that cannot be
adequately repelled short of gunfire. You must be prepared and ready to deliver
it, with precision and adequate volume. Places where I can’t be armed, such
as nightclubs and theme parks, I don’t go!
4) Don’t go anywhere without your cell phone! They don’t always work,
but in an emergency your ability to communicate will be critical to your
survival. In addition, dress so that you can walk several miles when
necessary, on gravel. Have cash, credit cards. Carry a tactical flashlight.
5) Forget offshore travel for the foreseeable future, particularly to the
UK, Europe, anywhere in the Middle East, Mexico and anywhere in South
America. Even when traveling domestically, keep informed, keep your head up.
Stay away from big metro areas, particularly NYC, Philadelphia, Boston,
Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, and a host of others. Be prepared to
cancel travel plans, even at the last minute, when there are genuine safety
6) Understand that you’re on your own! Police do what they can, but “
protection” is not going to follow you around like an obedient puppy. The
one, and the only one, who will be called upon to save your life, is going to
be you. You’re going to have to learn to live with that!
Western Civilization has still not woken-up, and may never! Down here in
peon-land, Operators don’t wait for “permission.” We look-after our own
best interests, and we don’t apologize!
“Now remember, when things look bad, and it looks as if you're not gonna
make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. Because, when
you lose your head, and you give up, then you ain’t gonna win, and your ain’
t gonna live. That's just the way it is.”
Josey Wales (played by Clint Eastwood) in the 1976 feature film, “The
Outlaw Josey Wales”
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