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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Are You Prepared?

11 people dead.

And that's in a small south Alabama town.

Although this is a terrible tragedy, it didn't have to be. If there had been just one armed and trained individual to take on that guy, the loss of life would not have been so great and so devastating. This is yet another example of a wolf attacking the sheep with no sheepdog in sight.
How many more is it going to take? This is the second murder this week (not counting the shooting of the 16 students in Germany).
I heard on the radio that the murderer had been through officer training school, so he had above average training.


So what would you do if somebody walked up and started spraying lead?
Don't think, "it won't happen", because I guarantee you that's what those victims would have said if you had been able to warn them. They ended up being just that. Victims.

Ultimately, the situation is in God's hands, but that doesn't anull your Christian duty to be prepared to fight back against that individual who is trying to kill those around you.

The Shorter Catechism sums it up well in question 68:
Q.What is required in the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Bria said...

That is so heart wrenching! And this is the third story I have heard of a person that worked among police, that commited the crime he was trying to prevent.

March 11, 2009 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

My prayers to/for/with those who are in need.

IMHO...

One armed and prepared citizen may or may not avert profound tragedy. Many is much better.

Stray bullets tend to end up doing more damage than intended bullets.

God's will is powerful... our assistance along with God's will is near insurmountable.

WE always have a choice to make... choose wisely. Occam's razor waits for all that would be prepared.

Prepare and expect the worst, go easy, take it slow and be happy that the worst is rare.

wv: fallyz-- does that come with downiez?

March 14, 2009 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I posted this too.

Here-here to your analysis!

March 14, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Gravelbelly said...

Good points. I am trying to make sure my handgun is within reach, even [especially] at home. Once the habit is set, it ceases to be a bother, and it could be a life-saver.

March 18, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

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