I am exhausted of writing about terrorist attacks, but they keep happening. And they continue to be relevant to our local self-defense situations here in the states. The most attack in Turkey focused on something that we’ve known forever is a soft target: the unsecure area of airports.
“But Caleb” you’ll say, “we can’t carry into airports!” Yeah, I know. That’s a real tricky situation right there, although I’d also be the first to tell you that a 9mm isn’t going to be a whole lot of help against someone clacking off a vest with no warning. However, that’s not the point.
The point is this: no one is coming to save you if it does go down. If that’s the one thing that we can learn from all these attacks, it’s that you are your own first responder. I hit this drum after Paris and after Orlando, and I’ll keep hitting it. Get your skills up. Get your hand to hand skills, your medical skills, and your shooting skills up.
No one is going to save you, but you could save yourself. And if your skills are good, you might even save the person next to you. Maybe not with your gun, but maybe with that tourniquet you carry.