Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Rules of Engagement

Things are getting really really ugly over in the place that used to be Great Britain...
There is a gallery of photos here...
Worth taking a look.
Another aggregation here, courtesy of Pissed@FeralIrishman
Go ahead, I'll wait.

One illustration and one BBC quote regarding this whole mess are very telling. Quote:
Two girls who took part in Monday night's riots in Croydon have boasted that they were showing police and "the rich" that "we can do what we want".


Now, this kind of crap has been getting a foothold here...

The most recent was over the weekend at the State Fair up in Wisconsin, but the lamestream media is glossing over it...
"Riots? We go no riots here..."
Interesting enough, the response by Law Enforcement and the local bureaucrats is to establish a curfew. As opposed to, say, catching and incarcerating the criminals?
Just like imposing more controls on responsible gun owners after a criminal ignores existing gun laws and shoots up a school.

And it's been going on for a year now... The first flashmobs hit the news March of 2010

Pic from March 2010, Philadelphia

The mayor of Philadelphia finally got some cojones and dressed down the Philly Choirboys quite soundly after they pulled some rather nasty stunts over the last YEAR.

Memorial day weekend there were incidents all over the country.
Chicago, Miami, Charlotte, and several locations in the northeast were hit by flash mobs.

Thinks are really starting to get out of hand...
With things going from bad to worse here in the US, better think about upping your Personal Awareness Level to Orange or even Red at any given time.

(And keep in mind, just because you are at home, doesn't mean you are safe.)

Time for a review:

Rules of Engagement
1a. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns.

1b. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.
(Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.)

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. [Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.]

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. Ten years from now, no one will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative. [Most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.]

10. Use a weapon that works every time.  [All skill is in vain when an angel pisses in the touch hole of your musket.]

11. Someday someone may kill you with your own weapon, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

12. Always cheat; always win. If you walk away, it was a fair fight. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

13a. Always have a plan.

13b. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible. The visible target should be in FRONT of your gun.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill.  [In God we trust.  Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them].

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your best option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

When working in the personal protection field (which I rarely do any more), or in a crowd environment, I find a slight modification of Number 21 to be my most-used mindset.
21b. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to completely incapacitate everyone in your general vicinity.

Good rules to live by. Especially right now.



kx59 said...

number 4 cracked me up.
If the shite hits the fan around here, I may be splurging on that police shotgun I saw at Tomball Pawn. I can't bring myself to saw the barrel off of my Beretta 20 or my goose cannon.
I will however, pull the wood plugs out of the magazines in the shotguns.

Irish said...

There is defiantely a feeling in the air and it ain't nice and summer breezy... thanks for the list I'll put that up on my page tomorrow :)

Have a safe night.

Borepatch said...

You are *the* *man*.

People need to Listen To Uncle Jay.

TheWrongWay said...

Accountability: Taxpayers foot the bill for these devastating riots, though it's safe to assume the ones rioting don't pay taxes (or very little). So... what's their motivation to act like responsible citizens in their country? In ours?
In case they are keeping track, we don't use rubber bullets at my house.

North said...

It doesn't seem to help to listen to "The future's so bright I gotta wear shades"

I need a good light just for the present.

JD said...

Sounds good. . too bad the Brits have no guns to work with. .

Midwest Chick said...

Excellent list. I'm listening to Uncle Jay.

ProudHillbilly said...

Entitlement and lack of actual consequences has let this get going. Plus tippy-toeing around the issue by the media because most of the attacks are black on white. I can't think of any better deterrent than the sudden realization that they are facing a gun and that the holder of said gun WILL pull the trigger. And that ANYBODY they are going after may be holding a gun. I saw where the sale of baseball bats has gone up in Britain. The heck with the bat. Rock, scissors, paper - I want to be holding the rock.

Dan said...

re: #21: I think I just found my next tattoo!

Teke said...

I need to find the Breeder of these Guard Dogs. They definitely have your back.

H.T. to Robb Allen