15 July 16
From recent terrorist incidents, several lessons emerge:
1. Don’t head for the restroom!
Restrooms are dead ends. There is likely no exit from the restroom. You’ll be trapped there. When you don’t see another eligible exit, head for the kitchen. The kitchen always has a back door!
2. Have a rifle that shoots through things!
French police trying to stop the truck that inflicted all the carnage in Nice fired many rounds at the driver. Many did not penetrate doors. Many did not even penetrate the windshield! Most were pistol rounds of course, but when my rifle comes out, I want to be in a position to get inside vehicles with bullets. In my 5.56×45 AR, I have a magazine filled with Cor-Bon 62gr DPX. Unlike 55gr hardball, DPX goes through car doors!
3. Don’t let curiosity kill you!
Get out and away at the first sign of danger. No matter how much you are “wondering” what is happening, head for an exit without delay. Seconds count!
4. Practice long-distance pistol shooting.
Be in a position to be able to hit at twenty, even thirty meters. Your pistol is likely going to be the only gun you have, and your supply of ammunition is very limited!
5. Keep you head up and stay alert.
We are not living in a “relaxing” era!