Lessons from the FL Internet Cafe Shootout

Lessons from the FL Internet Cafe Shootout

You may have already read – and possibly seen the video clips – about a wonderfully one-sided shootout in an Ocala FL internet cafe last Friday evening. Two youths, one armed with a pistol, the other with a baseball bat, entered an internet cafe with some 30 people inside, shortly before 10pm.  They announced their […]

Gun Sales Still Increasing, Crime Rates Still Decreasing

Gun Sales Still Increasing, Crime Rates Still Decreasing

About this time last year, we commented on the annual release of the FBI’s violent crime statistics, showing a continued significant decline in violent crime of all type.  At the same time, other FBI statistics showed a steady increase in the number of guns sold each month. Is this a coincidence, we wondered?  Or do […]

A Request for a Dollar by One Man Ends Up as a Brutal Beating by Four

A Request for a Dollar by One Man Ends Up as a Brutal Beating by Four

It is always massively preferable to learn lessons from other people’s misfortunes rather than to be doomed to repeat their experiences ourselves. One of the great ways to learn about street survival skills is to see real world examples of what can happen to people who aren’t prepared for the events that evolve. Here’s one […]

Beware When Returning Back to Your Residence

Beware When Returning Back to Your Residence

We’ve written before about the deceptive perception of safety we all experience in our own homes.  We’ve also specifically covered the dangers of opening your door to strangers. But there’s one other dimension of danger to be aware of.  This is perhaps counter-intuitive – the danger of entering your own home, yourself, when returning from […]

Eight LAPD Officers Fire More Than 90 Rounds to Stop One Fleeing Youth

Eight LAPD Officers Fire More Than 90 Rounds to Stop One Fleeing Youth

Here’s an interesting story about a 19 year old youth in Los Angeles – Abdul Arian – who took police on a high speed chase around the city while at the same time calling 911 and uttering threats about what would happen if the police stopped him. There are two things of interest. The first […]

Intruder in Your House?  Maybe More Than One!

Intruder in Your House? Maybe More Than One!

When someone talks to you about intruders in your house, what does your mind immediately picture?  How many intruders do you automatically think of being in your house? Some people will say one, others two.  A few might say three, but how many would say four? I ask this question having just read an article […]

Are You Prepared in Your Home - Possibly The Most Dangerous Place You'll Ever Be?

Are You Prepared in Your Home – Possibly The Most Dangerous Place You’ll Ever Be?

We’ve written before about the danger of opening your front door to strangers (see here and here), the dangers of selling things, and on other topics to do with protecting yourself at home. It is a vital topic, for two reasons.  First, for most of us, it is the place we spend more time at […]

How Often - and Where - to Shoot an Attacker

How Often – and Where – to Shoot an Attacker

We’ve written before, with our tongue partially in our cheek, about how many times you should shoot the bad guy when you’re forced to defend yourself. Let’s revisit the subject, and this time from a more scientific attitude.  We promise not to make any more snarky comments about police officers shooting at a guy 71 […]