Chatsworth, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- We have been watching another American city, Milwaukee, set to the torch because of civil unrest.
The problems in Milwaukee are not different than those in other major cities, the causes of which I have addressed before. We cozy up in our favorite chair and watch the professionals handle it on our favorite news broadcast. We never think about how many of those professionals there are and what would happen to us if they couldn't show up. The reason it is called the “Thin Blue Line” is because there is a finite number of them, something many don't like to think about.
At any one time there are about 184,000 policemen on duty, including command staff. That is equivalent to one for about 2,070 people, or one policemen. That is ok as long as everything goes well. The problem is that it is not going very well. When the fabric of society begins to tear apart as it is in Milwaukee and has in other cities, like Baltimore or Ferguson, Missouri, police have to leave their normal areas and concentrate on the problem. I remember when Princess Diana came to Chicago and the Chicago Police Department pulled police out of their normal areas to protect her. Guess what? Crime went up in all those areas. There are only so many policemen and overtime hours they can work. What do you suppose is going to happen when there is a big event, or more than one event? You are going to be on your own and you are not ready. Once again, I implore you to get training and prepare yourself.
Last week in Buffalo Grove, there was a home invasion involving two masked men. These two guys stabbed the homeowner, his two children and the family dog. Fortunately, the home owner was able to grab his handgun and the two fled after he fired one shot. Suppose the homeowner had not had a gun? The story would have ended much more tragically. The police eventually apprehended one of the men, William Jacob Beeman. Beeman was apparently out on bail after assaulting a police officer. Beeman had also been in prison on a prior conviction, and returned to prison twice for breaking parole. The obvious question is why is this guy out on the streets, but we don't want to bring that up because we have to be concerned for the poor violent thug, after all. If this story doesn't convince you that you need to be ready to defend yourself and your loved ones, nothing will.
I understand firearm sales remain high and I expect them to continue that way. If you are thinking about a purchase, I would do it now.
Congratulations to Kim Rhode, our Olympic Bronze medal winner in shotgun. Kim is the first athlete to win an individual medal at six straight Summer Olympics. Big news in Olympic history, but you would never know it by watching, reading or listening to the mainstream media.
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