Jack Carr discussed what ordinary Americans should do if they find themselves in potential danger from rioters and violent demonstrators.
Dash cams + body cams are something I am thinking should be mandatory for anyone who's not a far-lefty. The only issue with body cams is that certain places make it illegal to record in private unless everyone is told they are being recorded. But in public its fine.Dash cams can be bought at WallyWorld for as low as $20.
A good idea for filming auto accidents and vandalism anyway, but could prove invaluable in a situation like the thread topic.
No offense, but that's wrong. Don't even say # 1. Why? Simple: if you give them that, they will do everything to say it wasn't life threatening, even lie about it.
Should I first have a lawyer present before saying "I want a lawyer"?No offense, but that's wrong. Don't even say # 1. Why? Simple: if you give them that, they will do everything to say it wasn't life threatening, even lie about it.
The words: "I want a lawyer before I say anything" are the only words out of your mouth. Period. And repeat it as many times as necessary.
Don't talk to the FBI, don't trust the FBI, disband the FBI.
I've also been wondering about the confrontations at people's houses. I've been wondering how effective it would be to be screaming, "stop threatening me!" (in other words, establishing at the scene that you feel threatened) I mean, it's true. You absolutely are being threatened. The whole point of a mob is to use violent force against you. But later in court a corrupt prosecutor is going to say "these were peaceful protestors!" - I think I'd like to be able to say, "as you can see on video, I was terrified for my life; if they had no ill will, all they had to do was give me a bit of room"You want to say you were afraid for YOUR life so you establish the defense of self-defense and they don't charge you immediately.
one thing that seems like a good idea is to get away from concrete.what about being surrounded by a mob when you're on foot?
You can’t assume that. There have been protestors attacking and shooting at cars in Indianapolis, Provo Utah, Harrissburg PA...It is pretty obvious where the mobs are in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, and Washington DC... just avoid those places stay in safe burbs and join your local Fish and Game club... learn to shoot skeet and some rifle and handgun safety and target practice with a band of self-defense minded men - the Fish and Game clubs are always looking for members with time to volunteer - a good way to meet everyone and make qualified mutual aid and defense allies.
The bigger problem is, if the mob is already surrounding you and closer than about 20 feet from you, they will likely be on top of you before you can draw a pistol. Your best bet is to stay in your vehicle, if in one, and don't let them get close to you.Something that I haven't seen anyone bring up: if you're armed, your pistol is likely no help against a mob - a large protest mob. Your 10 or 12 rounds will be used up fast.
Agree, IMO if you have a mob closing in on you and you fire a shot 9 times out of 10 it will scatter (often simply displaying a firearm will be enough). Still a situation you want to avoid at all costs, you don't want to bet your family's safety on not being the 1 out of 10 not to mention the legal and financial fallout, but better than nothing.The bigger problem is, if the mob is already surrounding you and closer than about 20 feet from you, they will likely be on top of you before you can draw a pistol. Your best bet is to stay in your vehicle, if in one, and don't let them get close to you.
As for ammo, I think you are right if the mob is completely bonkers and DGAF about personal safety. But I think you are discounting too much the psychological aspect of experiencing having a gun pointed at you. Cowards form into mobs because the mob makes them feel powerful and invincible. When an individual mobber finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, that gets taken away. However, this only works if you aren't surrounded and have an escape route.
Again, main means of defence is situational awareness. If you are out driving in downtown, keep the radio turned down and keep a window open, so you can hear your surroundings better. It might be worthwhile to purchace a scanner too. More and more police departments are going encrypted, but many still haven't. If you aren't technically inclined you can sometimes find streams of your local dispatch channels online.