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Monday, November 7, 2011

Home Invasion & the Christian Warrior: Are You Prepared?

I assume that most of you reading this right now are at home. If so, do a little mental exercise with me. 

Suppose armed intruders invaded your home at this instant. What would you do? If your immediate thought goes to a firearm, that's good.

Now, where is your closest firearm? On your person? Can you put a hand on it without moving from where you are right now?

The fact is that the less accessible your weapon, the more vulnerable you are. The answer, "It's just in the other room," doesn't cut it. Things happen too fast once the orcs penetrate your perimeter.

If you think I'm full of prune juice, watch the video below. A man with a CCW and a weapon in the next room is helpless against armed invaders. 

STRONG CAUTION: The surveillance video contains brutal footage, including the murder of the homeowner & his two female guests. Minor children should have a parent preview it before watching.

("MSNBC Investigates: Eyewitness to Murder", aired on Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 (1/10/2010) at 02:00 PM)

The following comes from a post on WARSKYL some months ago. I think it bears repeating:

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. (Proverbs 22:3)

It's Saturday, and you're probably reading this at home. I'm sitting at home in front of the computer, and I'm thinking about preparedness for self/home defense.

Here's a little checklist to test your awareness and state of readiness (and mine!) right now.
  1. Mindset: Did you start your day with prayer or a devotional time? Is your conscience clear before God & your loved one(s)/neighbor(s)? (A heart right before God is foundational to everything else the Christian Martialist is and does.)
  2. Awareness: Who is in your house right now? Family members, visitors (hopefully not intruders)? Do you know where they are? Living room, kitchen, front yard, back yard, etc.? 
  3. Physical readiness: How do you feel? Awake or Tired? Energetic or Listless? Strong or Weak? Loose or Tight? (Your answer here may indicate a need to address your sleep, nutritional or exercise patterns.)
  4. Logistic readiness: Do you own a weapon? How accessible is it right now? Within an arm's length? If there are youngsters or visitors in your home, how secure is that weapon from tampering and potential tragedy? 

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