Tag: Preparation

Preparing for the Potential of Violence

 

With our busy lives getting in the way (although I can’t for the life of me figure out why I feel so busy!) we have tried to maintain our shooting practices at the gun range at least every two weeks. I’ve been using a small Glock with an extended magazine, and for a while was practicing with the fake bullets at home, practicing my carrying in my specially designed purse. My husband carries a Ruger (because it’s small) but likes his Glock. (Yes, we do have a CCP here in FL). Recently he bought a Kel-Tec Sub 2000. We went to the range today, and practiced for about an hour; if we shoot much longer than that amount of time, we find that mental and physical fatigue catches up with us; accuracy begins to disappear.

But now I’m wondering about the months ahead. Even in Florida, there will be the potential for violent protests, particularly if a decision comes out on Roe v. Wade. As always, I try to be a realist, not planning on the worst but also not burying my head in the sand. It doesn’t do any harm to get in extra practice and continue to become more at ease with my weapon.

Yet I can’t help wondering if the mindset I’m developing is healthy. I don’t want to live my life with a siege mentality. I don’t want to wonder if I’m sitting in the least or most vulnerable seat in a restaurant. I dislike the guidance for situational awareness, even though it’s for my own good.

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I read this story in Crisis Magazine called “Anyplace But Home for the Holidays”, by John M. Grondelski.   I was deeply moved on so many levels. Here, in a nutshell, is described where we are as a society, that has gone from real to virtual.  To many, it’s a major inconvenience and “I’m just not […]

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am going to do a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the second part of that series. The others will follow Monday (08 AUG) and Tuesday (09 AUG). Before Outside Critiques If it is possible for you, try to […]

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