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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Essay on Personal Riot Defense

Preparing yourself for riots and looting.

Civil disobedience is nothing new in the United States and now look what is happening in France and other western European countries. As a law abiding person what do you do to prepare yourself for such an event? Here is what I have done.

1. Do not live or work in areas that have people who are prone to riot. There are certain cities that I do not travel to, let alone live in them. Your reaction plan to riots can be minimal if you stay away from troubled areas. There are people in the world that are looking for an excuse to riot and loot. Just look at New Orleans then Toledo, Ohio.

2. If you live in an area where riot might occur then you need to have a plan. Make a plan before the riots happen. Learn how to protect yourself and your family. In most riot prone areas civil authorities will be of no help when you need it most.. Do not depend on a quick response from law enforcement or rescue and fire services. Historically rioters like to shoot at these people.

3. I have a plan for the area where I live. The nearest riots of recent history in this area are 55 to the south in Miami. I am safe from this area due to the distance involved for rioters to get here. The nearest block of possible rioters are over 1 mile away from me and do not think there would attack my walled-in housing project. They would have more to loot by going to the beachside mansions to the east. I am still ready for almost any type of civil disobedience .

4. My main source of defense are firearms. I have a 12 gauge sawed-off shotgun, a semiautomatic (AR15) rifle, and a 38 police special pistol. I have at least 200 rounds of ammunition for each weapon. I do have a bowie knife that I carried in Vietnam. This may sound like an arsenal to some people but I do not intend to be outgunned by the criminal element that may exist in my city. Rioters find support in numbers but are cowards at heart. As dangerous as they may seem just remember that most of these types have room temperature IQs.

5. If I have to draw my weapons I will do so from cover and concealment. I will not stand out in the open and give some doped up thug a clear shot at me. The best way to bust up a crazed mob is rapid fire into the group. Remember a mob of minus IQ looters is not a trained army. I intend to protect my property.

Your plan may be much more complex than mine depending on you situation. The news media in my area usually commiserates with the rioters. I don’t. You have a right to protect yourself and your family. I would not like to use deadly force but at least I have the option. Remember the Los Angeles riots when thugs pulled a man out of a truck and nearly beat him to death? I am sure most of you have seen the video tape of this incident. One brick wielding maniac was caught and tried. Did you know he was found innocent as his defense lawyer said the bum was “caught up in the moment” and did not know what he was doing. The no brain jury bought off on this argument. Don’t let this happen to you, protect yourself.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Hurricane Wilma

Recently experienced Hurricane Wilma first hand and went 9 days without power. I did get a week off from work and reading term papers and essays. We still feel the effects of this storm in south Florida. Most people got along much better than what the media reported.