I stopped posting about a year ago because it seemed that I had said most of what I wanted to say. But I was wrong. Boy was I wrong! So I’m back. And I have a lot to say. But let’s try something new here: I’m going to talk a bit about why I’m writing this blog at all, let alone why I’m starting it over again. Let me be simple: I start from a simple assumption: It is YOUR responsibility to protect YOURSELF. Not the responsibility of society, not the responsibility of the police, it is YOUR responsibility.
Any reasonable security expert will tell you something most people don’t want to hear: In order to protect you completely you would need at least 1 person 24/7/365 near you. So that’s absurd. You can never be perfectly protected. It’s a sad but true fact. So you must do what you can. And since almost none of us can afford 24/7/365 protecction, you have to do it yourself.
If you have family or loved ones, it is even harder. So–enough of this “stuff” about gun control, letting the police do it, whatever. Most of these arguments boil down to something simple: either you are responsible for your own safety or you are asking others to do it for you. Now how you protect yourself is another matter. Once you make the decision to be responsible for yourself, then and only then should you consider whether or not you wish to use a weapon to do it.
So if you are not interested in being responsible for your own safety, this blog is not for you.