Last night 5 police officers were brutally slain in Dallas Texas. All over America people are marching against police cruelty and demanding justice. Murder was up 17 percent in the year 2015, and 2016 looks to be another record-breaking year of murder and mayhem. Despite all that, I’ve never felt safer than I do at this moment. Let me explain.
I hear a bird singing a few yards away, and the wind is blowing through my car window. I’m parked on the edge of a wheat field in Southwest Kansas, and I can see 7 miles in all directions. The crime rate doesn’t affect me out here on the plains. Quite frankly, I’m in more danger of being attacked by a rabid Prairie Dog or run over by a runaway combine than I am of being murdered. Why? Because there are no people here. And despite what you may hear on the news or from the White House, guns are only dangerous when they’re in the hands of a select few lunatics.
But the purpose of this article isn’t to preach about “why” things in America are so bad, but rather, how to survive the coming mayhem. Things are going to get worse, and you need to be armed with knowledge if you and your family are going to survive. Here are some points to consider as you prepare your family for the final, waning months of the Obamanation.
1. Stay out of the city. Most murders occur in highly populated areas. The bigger the city, the more likely you are of being a victim of violent crime. The inner cities of America are very dangerous places right now, especially as police departments begin to withdraw. I would hate to be a black person right now simply because most blacks live in the inner city, and that’s where all the crime is happening. Nature abhors a vacuum, so as the police move out, the gangs will advance. Most inner city residents are good people, so they will be the victims.
2. Don’t stand next to a cop. This is also a very bad time to be working in law enforcement. Right now I don’t even feel safe standing within 10 yards of a police car for fear it’s going to spontaneously burst into flames. It’s like they’re lightning rods in this insane war between good and evil. Now don’t get me wrong, if the police are attacked, I’ll be the first to come to their aid, but it’ll be from behind a brick wall where my marksmanship can do the most good.
3. Get educated. I read an interesting statistic today from the book by Heather McDonald titled “The War on Cops.” She stated that “A white police officer is over 18 times more likely to be shot by a black man, than a black man is of being shot by a white cop.” I think the American people are being bamboozled by liberals who want dissent and animosity between whites and blacks. This whole racism thing has always confused me. I’m 58 years old and have hundreds of friends, but I am not acquainted with a single racist. Don’t rely on the mainstream media for your facts, because they are feeding you nothing but a menu of lies, deception and revolution.
4. Operate at condition yellow. When you have to be in these high-risk areas, you must be aware of what’s happening around you. Do you folks remember “The Knock-out Game?” Expect things like this to crop up again. White people should not frequent black neighborhoods, at least not right now. Black folks should be especially careful when pulled over for traffic violations. Don’t make sudden moves. Comply with the officer. Let him know that you’re one of the good guys. Cops are very nervous right now, and the big-city police departments are going to be on full alert and going into military mode.
5. Carry your gun. I know many of you have a license to carry, but you leave it home for a host of reasons. Now is not the time to be lax. Strap on that firearm. Go to the range and become proficient with it. Decide when you are willing to use deadly force and prepare for those scenarios. Some of you carry mouse guns for personal protection. That’s okay for defense against a mugging at close range against one attacker, but won’t do much good against multiple attackers who are extremely enraged and determined to kill you. Consider upgrading, at least until things cool down, to a pistol with more firepower and accuracy. Let’s be honest, no one ever came out of a gun fight saying, “Man, I sure wish I’d had smaller bullets!”
6. Get self-defense legal protection. In this environment of racially charged animosity, you need to be prepared for the criminal justice system. If you have to shoot someone within one of the “protected” demographics, you might be demonized by a politically correct, overzealous prosecutor. I’m not selling this product, so there’s nothing in it for me. I just want you and your family to be prepared and protected. First you have to survive the attack, but then you have to survive the American legal system. The courtroom can be every bit as dangerous as the inner city, just in a different way.
Okay, so those are 6 things you can do to prepare for the emotionally charged, racially tense and terrorist laden culture of America the Beautiful. I wish I didn’t have to write this article, and in a perfect world I wouldn’t have to. But … let’s face it, America isn’t as safe as it used to be, and there are a lot more ways to be killed than 50 years ago. So get armed, stay alert, and use common sense in avoiding dangerous places.
Skip Coryell is the author of 10 books, a Marine Corps veteran and the co-host of the syndicated talk radio show Frontlines of Freedom. Learn more about Skip at www.mwtac.com.