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by gljjt
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11164

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

Charles L. Cotton wrote:We can avoid malls and movie theaters, but most of us who regularly attend church aren't going to forgo that, so planning for the inevitable is something everyone should consider. Playing the odds is nothing more than applying the "other guy syndrome" to a different subject. Statistics don't mean anything when you are the one hit by lightening, robbed at gunpoint, or miss the lottery by one number.

Chas.
Chas., I agree. I don't enjoy malls and have chosen not to go. I am torn on theaters. Church decision is long been made and not subject to change. I go, I carry.

Planning is prudent. In some cases, avoidance may be prudent. My only real concerns (for terrorists) for me and mine (we don't use trains, buses, etc, and some other soft targets) are schools/universities and their functions, malls and theaters. It can happen anywhere, but crowds in those areas are at highest risk for me and mine, IMHO. The risk can be mitigated by going to malls on weekdays, matinee movies, etc. Not much you can do about school except be alert and always have an exit plan.
by gljjt
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11164

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

VMI77 wrote:I've never heard of a mall that had anything I wanted at a price I'm willing to pay. Anything a mall sells I can buy cheaper from Amazon and have delivered to my door. I can't even remember the last time I was in a mall, so I don't have to worry about a mall defense plan.
Sounds like your plan is the same as mine. Don't go to malls! I am rethinking my movie theatre plans however. I do enjoy an occasional movie on the big screen. I think I may suspend that for at least a while.
by gljjt
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11164

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

MechAg94 wrote:
5. ... <Snip> ... Best strategy is to find a hiding place or exit and use it. Have enough gun to accomplish that. My preference would be stores on the outside perimeter which are likely to have a loading dock or back door.
Situational Awareness.
by gljjt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11164

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

jimlongley wrote:Well, "Soft Target" by Stephen Hunter kind of lays out the scenario.

It would be hard for the authorities to do anything about a determined and suicidal attack.

Just downloaded the "sample" of this on Kindle, about 10% of the book. If the 1st 10% is good, I'll buy it. Another good one is Day of Wrath by William Forstchen, author of One Second After.
by gljjt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?
Replies: 158
Views: 11164

Re: ISIS Mall Attack - How can we prepare?

I would say if you and yours make it back to your trunk gun (carbine/rifle), you probably don't need it. Time to drive home.

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