There have been some threads as of late talking about training and mindset. Some agree while
others do not. I have a gun, all is good. I do not agree with the later. I believe every person that
carryies a firearm should be trained (not a state or government mandate). Some live there lives by
the statistics and only train to that, others say that the chances are so low of me having an encounter
that I really do not need to do much more....
The Military, they protect our country as a whole. If we are attacked they are the ones going to the
front line to defend our nation. They are trained to do so. We all agree that there training is necessary
to enable them to fight to the best of there ability. Right?
The Police, they protect our cities, our counties and society overall, they have no obligation to protect
you on a personal level, just society as a whole. They are trained, and trained pretty good to do the job
at hand. People have come to expect this from our police departments nation wide. They run into harms
way and overall they do the job. Right?
Us, the civilians. What do we protect? Well, that's easy, yourself, your family and maybe a friend or two.
So, shouldn't we be trained? To some level, we have a duty to ourselves and our loved ones. Why would
we want to sell them short. We as armed individuals should be trained as well as most of our police are,
why? because when and if it does happen, it will be in your face, on the bad gus terms and we must
react. Much like officers in the field would react. You see in this game there is no 2nd place.
Your mindset should be set in stone, I will survive, I will not loose, I will prevail, I will continue on, Lives
depend on YOU being able to do this. Anything short of that will get you killed, maybe your family killed. Remember,
it is up to you, to be the best you can be. Your family depends on this. If this is hard to listen to, then do not
take the responsibility, leave it up to others who refuse to be victims in society. We are out there, maybe
one of us will save your butt one day....