As the situation in France worsens, we need to look at home. Mourn, say a prayer, show support for the people of France. Do what you have to do to feel better in your safe little world here in the United States. Watch the news and shake your head. Blame France’s failed policies. What ever you need to do to make yourself feel better.
As for me? I’m loading magazines. I’m developing a personal safety plan for me and my family.
I always carry a gun. I may be carrying more. I always carry a small concealable pistol and a couple of magazines. That may be put away in deference to a larger, higher capacity weapon. Perfect time of year, its getting cooler and outer clothing can be worn without drawing attention. I may be removing some items from my secure storage on my vehicle. And replacing it with a carbine and magazines.
“If it changes the way you live your life then the terrorists win.” No. I don’t buy this at all. The way I live my life and the way I move around is intended to preserve the most important aspects of my life. My family, my freedom, my country. I will make some changes. I will avoid soft targets like movie theaters, malls, large night spots (don’t go to them anyway). I will be a little more suspicious. I will be a little more alert. I will look beyond what grabs my attention for what it is trying to divert my attention from. I have always moved around in a state of “yellow”. I will simply shift to “red”.
Now is not the time to be playing around. Our government is more worried about pissing people off and offending them than doing what is necessary to secure the safety of our country. Well I am sorry if this offends you. But I do not subscribe to the same sensibilities. I personally do not care if I offend you. I don’t care if I offend an entire segment of our population. My family and I will be safe in spite of you.
Stand behind me and I will protect you. Stand beside me and we will charge the gates of hell together. Stand in front of me… God have mercy on your soul because I will show you none, give you no quarter and take your life from you.