Advertising on Your Vehicle
Bumper stickers advertise our opinions on various issues to the world around us. They also tell Joe Dirtbag about us as well. Do you have an NRA sticker? If so, Joe Dirtbag now has a pretty good idea you have guns at home. He might not break in when you’re there, but now he knows what your car looks like and can wait for you to go to work.
The white decals that people put on their back window showing off mom, dad and the kids as well as what each loves also tell Joe Dirtbag about you. He might now know that you have expensive sporting equipment at home or whether or not you have any pets.
Firing Range Safety
You may be aware of how Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and one of his friends and coworkers was murdered at a gun range by someone suffering from PTSD. People committing suicide, committing murder or both is more common at gun ranges than you may think.
I recommend keeping one firearm loaded and on your person. If you go with a partner, one can be practicing situational awareness for you both while the other is shooting.
A few years back, I read that there was a survey of sorts done, asking convicted criminals the locations they preferred to commit their crimes. One of the most popular was men’s restrooms. One criminal said it was the easiest, by far, as men are less likely to put up any kind of fight when they are exposed at a urinal.
There was a man going into men’s restrooms in Minneapolis, blitz attacking men. He would walk behind a man at the urinal and then slam their head into the wall in front of them, hard enough to knock them out; he then emptied their pockets. Women might be onto something with the group trips to the rest rooms! Men, another option is to always use the stall.
A recent crime wave includes Joe Dirtbag ripping a smart phone out of people’s hands as they absentmindedly use them in public. Situational awareness can aid with this in large part, but it might also be a good idea to leave it secure in a pocket or purse while in public.
There have been many reports of criminals waiting for church members to go forward for Communion. They then go through their purses and jacket pockets looking for cash.
A sad fact is that many places that were once sacred, no longer are.