The recent surge in acid attacks in London and surrounding areas has filled the headlines in recent weeks and months, understandably causing a great deal of concern for the general public and those responsible for their safety.
To me tactical shooting is not a sport. It’s about staying alive and killing your opponent as quickly as possible. If you are in a situation where someone is trying to kill you, your family or your team members you must kill them first. Unfortunately, its as simple as that sometimes. Political correctness does not enter into it. We are talking about your life and death not banning super size sodas or gay marriage. For most people the thought of killing someone and the legal ramifications are a nightmare, but you’re better off dealing with the aftermath than being dead.
You need to be aware of how criminals and terrorists operate and what they look for in their victims; if you know this, you can hopefully avoid becoming a victim yourself.
Why is personal security in hotels important? Over the years I have stayed and worked in a wide variety of hotels from five-star to minus-star and boutique to roach houses. The standard of security in most hotels is very low and it is not hard for non-hotel residents to go up to the hotel floors. It’s concerning that most travelers expect and believe the hotels they are staying in to be secure. I tell my clients they should take the same precautions inside hotels as they would on the street.
Over a 24-year career, I have seen little need for evasive driver training, however, I have seen a great need for people to learn how to handle vehicles at high speed and in hazardous weather conditions. The main thing you need to practice is how to drive safely, identify any possible threats and avoid them.
What was I doing hanging outside a Mexican prison riot waiting for it to kick-off in the blaring sun surrounded by heavily armed, ill-tempered Policeman and armed only with some sunscreen and a smile?