Assault Trucks

By John Farnam

No Assault Trucks
No Assault Trucks
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( Trucks!

Of all exportable terrorist attack methods, using hijacked trucks to plow into groups of pedestrians is among the most effective and easiest to put together.

There is no lack of “recent converts to Islam” who can be recruited to carry-out one of these attacks, and one needn’t look very far to find an eligible truck! And, murdering/maiming dense concentrations of hapless, unsuspecting pedestrians with a speeding truck requires no extraordinary marksmanship!

We saw this tactic used to great effect in Nice, France in July of 2106, and in Stockholm, Sweden in April of this year.

Heavy trucks can be said to be impervious to most small-arms fire, so there is little an armed citizen can do except stay alert, see the threat developing in time to take action, and then try to get out of the way.

I might add: stay away from crowds in general!

Stopping a speeding truck quickly is nearly impossible (absent a heavy, anti-tank missile). One can be stopped slowly, via spike-sticks, but so long as the truck stays on pavement, it can still move with surprising speed and even some control, with all tires flat!

Despite preposterous rubbish routinely depicted by Hollywood, shooting at moving trucks with pistols and patrol rifles is unlikely to have any discernable effect on the vehicle. And, significant penetration through doors and into the cab portion of the vehicle, with enough force to cause significant injury to the driver, is also unlikely.

Small-arms fire into the truck’s radiator may cause the engine to eventually overheat and seize, but that will take some time.

The truck’s driver can be shot through the windshield and side windows, but the dilemma is to get someone high enough to do it. Some brave hero can jump onto the running board and then shoot the driver at point-blank range, but that is not a task for which most, including me, will volunteer!

And, shooting the driver, evil soul that he may be, may solve one problem, but simultaneously manufacture another:

With the driver suddenly dead/disabled, the speeding truck now becomes an “unguided missile.” The truck may slow and stop, but it might not, so a “happy ending” may still elude us!

As noted, your best individual defense is continuing alertness and life-style adjustments that reduce risk without making life a complete bore. Personal risk can never be eliminated, but it can be logically “managed.” Personal honesty is your best friend. “Emotional reasoning” (AKA: self-deception) is a menace!

To be sure, speeding hijacked trucks are not the only toxic threat about which we need be concerned. Armed criminals, be they gangs or individuals, Islamic terrorists or “conventional” armed-robbery suspects, street-gang members, illegal-alien VCAs, et al all represent pernicious threats, particularly as the “de-policing” of “sanctuary cities” (all ruled by liberal Democrats) continues unabated.

Again, your life may not be important to terrorists, nor to politicians, so it had better be important to you. Never depend upon “divine protection.”

Depend on yourself!


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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Sorry for typo…should have read painful.


I like the new word you created.. I can see it being useful because it sounds like a word that gets censored. That was so painfuk works as does time to bring the motherlovin painfuk.. it works on many levels. Thought of another… listening to Gil is hard, he is such a painfuk.


Sorry for typo…should have read painful.


Gil, you ignorant slut! Not one of my friends. Son of b*tch would have never got a chance to stab me. Those two made the mistake of bringing fists to a weapons fight. That is always a painfuk, and in this case a fatal mistake.


There are those who have no Brains associated to Physical/Situational Awareness…
They walk around like a Blind Man without a cane…It is that Leftist invisible space or Ora around them…
And the Leftists have the expected thought that someone else will do things for them instead of themselves…
Plus TDS = Trump Derangement Syndrome


At first you would think that GIL has the right answer – (I don’t know what that “must be carry” phrasing is all about) but yea – rifles capable of penetrating truck doors – you get used to a rifle slung over your shoulder quicker than anyone would think. However – politicians AND police always assert – GUNS WON’T HELP CITIZENS IN THAT SITUATION (It seems to apply to EVERY SITUATION!) And then in EVERY SITUATION police show up AFTER the fact WITH GUNS – used to be handguns – NOW IT’S RIFLES – guns seem to help THEM in… Read more »


KUETSA. You are close to the correct answer. Most of carry a pistol for defensive purposes. A handgun is after all a defensive weapon, but, I repeat myself.As the old saw goes. ” If I’m going to start some trouble, I’m bringing my rifles.”


We are going to have to fight these terrorists. The government is not going to protect us. This is our nation. Not slaves like Gil. Stay away from crowds. Situational awareness is survival. Always be armed. Train, train, train like life depends on it because it does. Are these attacks slowing down or increasing? You know the truth.


I hear one of your friends stabbed to death two guys for intervening against the black woman and Muslim woman he was berating so I guess that’s a start.


As a post script to Gill the shill. It turns out this scumbag was is a leftist and a Bernie Sanders supporter. Gee Gil. Tough to see your balloon popped. Not all lunatics are right wingers. Think back to Lee Malvo and his homo budy John Mohamed. Malvo was/is an illegal alien from Jamaica, man.


I am a Democrat and think they should all be banned, especially the black assault vehicles, period.

Mark Are

Two incidents world wide and I’m supposed to avoid crowds? HUH?

Gregory Romeu

Just two if you only bother to read the smalltown news once in every 15 years?


Ok I’m
Not sure about the shooting through the doors of the truck thing. Most automotive doors can easily be penitrated by handgun rounds , much less rifle rounds.


I have also seen locally trucks used as a battering ram to break into a store at night to burglarize the store.


Therefore the answer is people must be carry high-powered rifles with armor-piercing bullets.

Clark Kent

Who said that? Not the author. Learn to read.


Learn to accept someone elses opinion.


Gil, I have to ask, are you really as stupid as your posts indicate ?

The Revelator


Did you really have to ask that question? We don’t have time for Rhetorical nonsense here.

We know he’s pitiful, but people need to stop feeding the troll. If you stop feeding him, maybe he will run home to Hillary finally. I mean, she must be frantic without him there to massage her corns.

RM Molon Labe

He doesn’t understand the question…


Please don’t feed the trolls.

Capn Jack

Gil aka. Bloomberg shill.

Robert Thomas

Shut up azz hole.

Charlie Smith

Dearest Gil
Congratulations! You finally had something intelligent to add to the discussion!!


The Democratic Minion Safety guidelines indicates:
* Maximum weight not to exceed 5000 lbs
* 75#gas pedal spring rate
* Fuel capacity of no more than 5 gallons
* Yearly federal background checks of driver
* Biometric operator authorization (with top secret remote shut down ability!!)
* LEO exemption

would be a good starting point to protect the masses

Gregory Romeu

Yep! I should have known as soon as I read “Democratic minions” that the reply was more expert advice from those who wish to all that nasty Freedom, Liberty and Sovereignty stuff at the drop of a hat rather than applying backbone and intelligence to prevent the problems we face in society like closing our borders and properly vetting those that are entering our country under the threat of terrorism that we face on a daily basis. And speaking of which, I pretty much like the platform of allowing these terrorists to freely enter our country but yet be sponsored… Read more »