A woman in her mid-twenties was walking to her car when she was grabbed from behind. The attacker put one hand over her mouth and wrapped his other arm around her waist. Unable to scream and nearly paralyzed by the shock of being grabbed, the woman lost her train of thought; she went into survival mode, doing everything she could to wriggle free. She managed to jam her head backwards toward the perpetrator’s face and he immediately let go. This created a window of time for her to jump into her car and get away. She looked back to see the man’s bloodied face and then she remembered the Strike Spike attached to the back of her cap. In her attempt to loose herself from the terrifying man’s grip, she head-butted him with a spiky blow to the mouth. If it wasn’t for the Strike Spike attached to the back of her hat, the woman might have experienced a very different outcome.
As unpleasant as it may be, fear is critical to your survival. Without experiencing fear, you wouldn’t respond appropriately to danger and might even deliberately put yourself in harm’s way. Several physiological events occur when your body responds to an immediate threat.
However, the way in which they manifest themselves varies from one person to the next. In other words, one person may respond to fear quite differently than another. Without knowing how you’re likely to respond, you may not be able to take the right action when the time comes. By having an Arkansas concealed carry license and understanding the basics of fear, you will be better able to defend yourself if necessary.
Today, the fact that it is not unusual to hear of a public, mass shooting, a robbery in broad daylight, or a physical attack by a criminal on an unarmed victim is a sad truth. Protecting yourself and your family against such crimes, as well as providing peace of mind, can come in the form of a concealed weapon, which requires a state issued concealed carry weapon license.
In the state of Arkansas, the Arkansas State Police must certify any individual that wants to offer a concealed carry course. Set in central Arkansas, DTI is an Arkansas State Police certified concealed carry course provider (lic. #10-606). Course instructor, Bernie Major, is a 6-year military veteran who prides himself on being thorough and diligent with each license applicant. The application process is two-fold. First, applicants must complete the concealed carry license course. Second, each applicant must demonstrate knowledge of their weapon by firing it properly in front of a course instructor.
It seems that we are hearing about someone going into a business full of people and opening fire more often these days. The reasons for the shootings are as random as the places they occur. There really is no way to predict what restaurant, theater, or mall will host such a tragic event.
There are three key pro-active strategies that can help save your life and the lives of people around you, should you happen to be involved in one of these horrible scenarios.
If there’s one place on earth where you should feel safe at all times, it’s your own home. Sadly, though, many criminals revolve their careers around invading the homes of law-abiding citizens. You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. As with any situation, it’s better to take a proactive and positive approach. To that end, signing up for self defense classes at Defensive Tactics Institute is an excellent first step. You can also register for a concealed carry permit to reduce your total threat level to zero. Learn more about how DTI can improve the security of your home below.