In the world of self reliance you must be prepared to protect yourself. First off a few facts.
#1) The city of Detroit, Michigan literally looks like a war zone and violent crime is thriving. So far this year in Detroit, car thefts are up 83%, robberies are up 50%, burglaries are up 20% and property destruction is up 42%.
#2) Lawmakers in Illinois say that violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the National Guard needs to be sent in. In just one night last week seven people were killed and 18 were wounded – mostly by gunfire. In fact, there have already been 113 murders in Chicago this year.
#3) The city of Phoenix, Arizona has become the car theft capital of the world as millions of illegal aliens who can’t get work have found that stealing cars can be very profitable indeed.
#4) There are approximately 12 million crimes committed in the United States every single year. That is by far the worst in the world. No other nation has more than about 6 million reported crimes per year.
#5) In New York City, the number of homicides in the first quarter of the year had shot up by approximately 22 percent compared with 2009.
#6) U.S. prisons are already bursting at the seams. As you read this, there are over 2.2 million people in prison in the United States. In fact, America leads the world in the number of prisoners and in the percentage of the population in prison. The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s incarcerated population.
#7) U.S. law enforcement authorities claim that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs inside the country. These 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the crimes committed in the United States each year.
#8) There are over 100,000 rapes in the United States every single year. That is the highest number for any of the countries in the United Nations.
#9) According to USA Today, 58% of state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States reported that violent criminal gangs were active in their areas in 2008. That was up from 45% in 2004.
#10) Every year, one out of every five people is a victim of a crime in the United States. No other nation on earth has a rate that is higher.
With these stats and the average response time for law enforcement is on average 10 minutes. We must defend ourselves. Self defense is key for self reliance because when you need it and don’t have it. You may be seriously injured of dead. I support our second amendment right to keep and bear arms. I feel that a good firearm and the training that goes with it is your best bet. But if you can’t afford or don’t want a gun pepper spray may be a choice , and a good back up.
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Also think about taking some hand to hand combat training. I taught martial arts for several years, and I plan to take a few courses in Systema. Systema is Russian special forces had to hand combat system. There is a trainer near me that is fairly good prices. I will inform you more on how it goes in later posts. Always be prepared to defend yourselves and stay safe. Please feel free to leave a comment.