Consider that in our society we have been programmed for no defense. That is to say, the consequences of protecting yourself are legally too dangerous. The wrath of law enforcement, the courts and civil law suits make the thought of using a weapon in self defense border on lunacy. Therefore, for some, the idea of owning, carrying, and using weapons is not even a consideration. For others, it is a way of life. Whichever school of thought you subscribe to, you can find plenty of support in the literature for either perspective. For that matter just pick up a newspaper or periodical and you will find ample fuel for your opinion on this very sensitive issue.
In times past, I participated in a search by a combined law enforcement strike force looking for the remains of a missing woman. We received a briefing from the different departments of law enforcement and it was explained that we have always had predators in our society. The session that made my hair stand on end was when the federal branch gave its description of this generation of criminal minds as, “super predators.” This made me keenly aware of the fact that today we are dealing with a demonically driven generation of predators that are being supernaturally empowered to kill, steal and destroy (2 Tim 3:1-5). What are your plans to safeguard your home, family and resources?
Consider how you might fare in a time of civil unrest or civil disorder with anarchy raging in the streets. That is why you must have your situational awareness finely tuned to the fact that the predators of our society would quickly use chaos to accomplish their own selfish agenda. Along with this comes the understanding that having a weapon by no means guarantees a positive outcome. These are areas that require a serious commitment to higher levels of training.
A predator will normally use more force than necessary to fulfill their agenda. They rarely act alone and have the advantage of knowing what they are doing while you may be in a state of denial. As the intended victim, you are already at a major disadvantage because you are not an expert, unlike the professional criminal. In a crisis situation you will have a limited time with limited options to respond. Predators train routinely making their criminal way of life an everyday experience. This is the biggest advantage they have because they know the honest working citizen doesn’t train to deal with them. As lawlessness increases we must look to the Holy Spirit for guidance but not forsake common sense truth. Now is the time to begin your journey into Profiles in Self Defense.
Since 2002, Steve has been warning our nation that it will again enter into another Great Civil War and that it will be one of Lawlessness vs Civil Order.