Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
Of course, initial reports were incorrect (So, ... I was wrong) about the sequence of the attacks.
According to latter reports, the terrorist scumbags spread out and attacked different areas at approximately the same time. This techniques keeps the security services on the defensive, having to react to each attack, separately.
With that said, ...
Paris, France Attack
Late last week, I wrote a quick article about the attacks in Paris.
But, ... I forgot one section.
In all of these situations; Mumbai, India (2008), Nairobi, Kenya (2013), and Paris, France (2015); the attackers were able to move from place to place shooting unarmed people.
So, ... "If" you and your family have to be there, can't get out quickly, or are trapped, you may have to defend yourself or even attack the scumbags. Hopefully with help from other so-called victims.
The best individual or family counter measure, if everything else fails, is the concealable handgun with two or three speed strips, speed loaders, moon clips (for a revolver) or magazines to reload the handgun carried by each adult.
With that said, ..
You may not have purchased your family's handguns or you're visiting a place that prohibits your freedoms, so you will have to improvise a weapon.
I don't go to our local shopping mall any more.
Remember 'Sixth Sense' where the young boy, Cole Sear (played by Haley Joel Osment), says "I see dead people."
Well, ... I see weapons, everyday.
The pen or pencil, you use for jotting down notes, is a potential weapon.
The newspaper, magazine, or 20 sheets of computer paper, rolled up, can be a weapon.
The cup of expensive, hot coffee from Starbucks, or the just as good, cup of joe from McDonald's, a local dinner, or the breakroom, you're drinking right now; it's a potential weapon. This includes you tea drinkers, too!
The metal or glass paperweight, three-hole punch, or other heavy object from your desk can be weapon. Oh, so is the glass coffee pot containing hot coffee ; - )
Yeap, ... How about those flammable liquids you use at work such as your co-worker's nail polish remover, gasoline, acetone, liquid reproduction toner, or other flammable liquids.
Or, ... Acids and bases used in your company's laboratories, janitor's closets (toilet bowl cleaner), or other dangerous chemicals.
That fire extinguisher, coat stand, or umbrella, across the room, it's a potential weapon.
A table or chair with stout, heavy legs that could be easily removed?
All of them, potential weapons.
Now, some of y'all are probably going, 'But, but, but, ... You forgot the scissors in my desk draw, the big knife in the break room, that humugous paper cutter in the workroom, or the hammer in the building's repairman's closet.'
'The knife or multi-tool, I carry in my pocket or purse, into work, everyday'
Before I start the next section, I need for you to understand.
Your task, mission, or ..., whatever you went to call it, is to safely escape with your family.
Our Colonial History
from the Discovery of America
to the close of the revolution
You don't need to rescue any strangers, stop the attackers, or any other heroics. You get yourself and your family out of the area, as safely and as soon as possible.
Yes, ... Some people will second guess you after the attack, but you and your family are alive.
Engaging an armed terrorist from the front is foolhardy and a recipe for quickly dying, so you want to attack them from the side or back.
Yeap, that's right. You and your family must fight unfairly. You shoot the attacking scumbags in the back or stab them in the neck, douse them with flammable cleaning fluid then set them afire, or ...
In other words, you surprise the attacking scumbag, and you don't let them surrender. You kill the attacking scumbag. You're not the cops or the military. There is no 'Rules of Engagement' for you to follow except to kill the attackers.
So, how do you tell an attacker from an armed 'victim.' The scumbag attacker will be shooting unarmed people, hiding behind hostages, have a detonator in their hand, or preforming some other despicable behavior.
What happens 'If' you don't have a weapon, but you have to resist?
A group of people can overwhelm an attacker. Using three to five people, you and your allies punch, kick, and pull at the attacker trying to unbalance them and take their weapon. Of course, once you have their weapon, you turn it on them killing the attacking scumbags.
This tactic is dangerous because the scumbag may have an explosive vest which could be detonated during your attack on the scumbag. Plus, the attacking scumbag will probably shoot a few of your allies, including you before y'all can attack.
Just to recap, ...
* Always Go Armed, preferably with a concealed firearm and several reloads
* Don't Be There
* Escape or Get Out Quickly
Everything else is a distance second best, including trying to talk the attacking scumbag out of their actions.
You know what the award is for 'second best' in a gun fight? Death or Injury, just in case you're unsure ; - )
This attack and others were not very sophisticated because folks with rudimentary military training would be able to conduct a similar attack with the aid of radios and wristwatches or just plain old cellphones with several telephone numbers on speed dial.
So, ... You will probably not be facing somebody like a S.E.A.L., Spetsnaz, or other highly trained group during a terrorist attack.
Another reality, because I know, some of y'all are going to be 'heros.' you might get shoot by the security services, especially "if" you're armed with a former terrorist's weapon.
Hey, ... They can't tell if you're a good guy because you're wearing a white hat that only happens in he movies.
Another possibility is you will be unsuccessful in trying to disarm the attacking scumbag, so you will be wounded or killed.
However, ... 'If' you wound an attacking scumbag, you may slow them down from killing others, including your family.
I have to go, but here are some websites and videos for you to gather more information.
YouTube: Love It Loud and Sharp - Revolver Reloading Options: Speed Loaders vs Moon Clips vs Speed Strips
YouTube: Gail Pepin - 037 Massad Ayoob Demonstrates how to Reload the Revolver with the Bianchi "Speed Strip"
YouTube: Sig Sauer Academy - Tactical Reload
The following website and videos, illustrate the victim resisting as they face their attackers. This is foolhardy. You must attack from the rear or side, so you have the advantage against the armed terrorist scumbags, 'If' possible.
Personal Defense World - Improvised Weapons: Using Everyday Objects as Counterstrike Tools
Public Intelligence - L.A. County Sheriff Improvised/Disguised Weapons Guide
Independence Training: Equipment Reviews - Improvised Weapons: hit 'em with everything you've got
Blade Apprentice - Filipino Martial Arts: Use of Improvised Weapons
Bayani Warriors Blog - The Myth of the “Improvised Weapon” in Filipino Martial Arts
Stay Safe Media - FOREVER ARMED: A Combative Guide To The Use Of Improvised Weapons
Nick Drossos - How to Use a Belt as an Improvised Weapon
CodeRedDefense.com - How to Use a Pen as an Improvised Weapon
MrMuscleBilly - Improvised Weapons in (No-Weapon Zones)
PaladinPress - How to Use Everyday Items as Weapons | MINIMUM DAMAGE, MAXIMUM EFFECT
CodeRedDefense.com - Improvised Weapons: How to Use Them