by John Boch
The horrendous, coordinated terror attacks in France last week brought personal security to the forefront of a lot of people’s minds.
The Muslim radicals that carried out France’s version of 9/11 reportedly acknowledged their status as sleeper cells, having at least some training prior to carrying out their attacks upon innocent civilians.
Rabidly anti-gun Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, a woman we hold in particular high disdain, acknowledged Sunday that she believes there are Islamic sleeper cells in America. With her access to classified intelligence briefs, we’re reading between the lines here to mean that America has known cells in our nation and probably plenty more have skulked across the southern border undetected since the September 11th attacks.
What’s that mean for you?
1. It means (more) terror attacks in America are coming. Yeah, our intelligence and law enforcement people are pretty good and catching these scumbags and interrupting their plans to die in a vain attempt to meet virgins and little boys ripe for perverted sexual enjoyment in the afterlife. The only problem is, once the good guys miss one or two of these schemes and America suffers a couple of French-style terror attacks, the bad guys will likely grow bolder. What’s worse, home-grown hardcore Muslims may develop “Sudden Jihadi Syndrome” on their own, leading to still more terror attacks.
2. The attackers are there to rack up a body count in the most horrific way possible. They will slit the throats of victims and throw them out of windows for the cameras. They will rape teen and pre-teen girls, in view of media cameras where possible, and then slit their throats – or worse. They will use children as human shields and they will maim, mutilate and defile anything and everything they can. They aren’t going to negotiate, unless it’s to buy time to continue to victimize their captives. They aren’t like American spree killers who off themselves when faced with the first sign of armed resistance. These savages are there to take as many innocents with them, as horrifically as possible, before they are killed.
3. YOU are the first responder. What’s worse, especially in Illinois and in other anti-gun states, you’re probably going to be running solo. These guys aren’t stupid. They will pick targets of religious or social significance, be they religious institutions, Jewish-owned businesses, or public facilities such as schools, day cares or even hospitals. They will be drawn to locations where gun possession for law-abiding civilians is generally prohibited. If I were Jewish, I’d carry my gun anytime I was within a mile of my temple and I’d carry two if I went inside, irrespective of any “no guns” signage. Even as a gentile, I carry my gun everyday. You should too. Especially in Illinois and any other state where there is a paucity of concealed carry licensees.
4. Islamic jihadists are likely to be well-armed, plentiful, and they may be trained as well. More bad news, Kemosabe. Islamic jihadists aren’t like your local street thug who has a gun that might not shoot or won’t shoot more than a shot or two before malfunctioning. Islamic killers are going to be bringing long guns to the party and probably whack-job friends with long guns as well. They may also have the benefit of explosives and formal terror training as well. You’re going to be carrying your everyday carry gun.
You ARE carrying your gun today, right? The one you practice with from time to time. You’re not? Well, sorry. Sucks to be you.
Even if you’re carrying your sidearm, you’re behind the eight-ball because the bad guys are probably going to have long guns. Why would they bring handguns if they’re looking at running up the body counts? They may be wearing body armor they’ve purchased in anticipation of this day. They may well have had training overseas or even domestically from Muslim-run facilities.
They aren’t going to be like your average hoodlum from Chicago’s south side who will go big potty in his shorts and run out of his shoes like his hair is on fire at the sight of a victim pulling a pistola. These guys are going to be true believers, dedicated to meeting their virgin girls and young boys in the afterlife.
What should you do as a reasonable and prudent person?
You can practice denial, but that wouldn’t be reasonable or prudent. Denial, of course, has no survival value.
Instead, think and act proactively.
1. Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to those around you and what they are doing. Know where your exits are and where cover and/or concealment is when you’re in public. Situational awareness is the single best thing you can do to keep yourself safe, be it from domestic hoodlums or foreign Muslims looking to kill in the name of their “Allah”.
Some people will tell you that you can’t profile potential attackers. Horse dung. That 70-year-old, blue-haired woman with the walker isn’t going to go all Sudden Jihadi on you, and neither is that teenager glued to his smart phone or the Amish family in the passenger van at the local Walmart.
2. Carry your damn gun. If you want to carry a .380 pocket pistol, fine. Carry it as a backup to a more substantial gun. Pistol rounds suck at stopping bad guys. They suck worse if the bad guy is wearing armor and you have to score head shots to take them out – or shots to the groin to slow them down. Which brings us to…
3. Carry extra ammunition and a flashlight. This should go without saying.
4. Consider carrying a “trunk gun”. If you’re invited to a gun fight and you can’t decline the invitation, bring a long gun. Bring friends with long guns. Unfortunately, you may be short of friends with long guns, so make the best of what you’ve got. It’s far better to shoot some armed Muslim barbarian intent on terrorizing the innocent with a high-power rifle than your cell phone camera.