When You Exhaust All Other Options, Then What? Gun Rights Roundup
by Buckeye Firearms Association
Toledo Ohio –-(AmmoLand.com)- In Toledo Ohio, a thug has gone on an ugly and violent crime spree.
His technique is to prowl parking lots looking for an unlocked car he knows to be owned by a woman. He hides in the car then pounces when the woman gets in, robbing or threatening to rape the victim at gunpoint.
The advice from police? Lock your car doors.
That's sensible advice, but it doesn't address the central issue. What happens if the thug jumps you in the parking lot? Or what if he pulls out a gun while you're in a fast food store? This particular thug has done both.
The real message from Toledo police is that they can't protect you or prevent a crime. Your personal security is up to you.
Security experts will tell you to be aware of your surroundings and listen to your gut. If you see someone who appears out of place or threatening, you should take evasive action. That's fine as far as it goes, but if you're serious about security, you have to ask yourself an important question: “Then what?”
If you're aware of your surroundings, see a threat, and do everything you can to avoid a confrontation but can't, then what? If you lock your doors and turn on your security system and a bad guy breaks in anyway, then what? If you dial 911 and the operator tells you police will arrive within 10 minutes, but a criminal is threatening you now, then what?
This is one reason that maintaining the right to bear arms is such a vital piece of the security puzzle. Once you accept the fact that your security is up to you, not the police, and after you take ordinary precautions to lower your risk, you must ask yourself, “Then what?”
This is also why we decided to give away an Ithaca 12-gauge self-defense shotgun. If you're in your home and encounter an unauthorized visitor at 3 a.m., this particular piece of hardware offers an immediate and effective answer to the question “Then what?”
Gun control advocates want to prevent you from having a good answer to that question. They assume we're trying to force guns on everyone. We're not. We just want to make sure people have all available options. Whether you choose to use them is up to you.
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Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities. Visit: www.BuckeyeFirearms.org