Have you ever left your car door or the front door to your house unlocked, even for a brief time, because you trusted the security of your small town? Have you ever been so engrossed in watching your kids at the park that you never even saw that guy sitting on the nearby bench? What about when you've had to run into the convenience store for a quick minute and never focused on anything except where to grab the milk or diapers?
Everyone knows that "bad" people can be found everywhere—big cities and small towns. We all know that bad things can and do happen unexpectedly, even to good people. And we know that it's nearly impossibly to be on guard 365 days a year. But the absolute biggest mistake we can make is thinking that the things we read in the paper and the things we see on the news won't happen to us. The the six most dangerous words on the planet just might be: It will never happen to ME.
It's understandable that we all would rather give in to a false sense of security that sometimes lulls us, instead of keeping in mind that bad things can and do happen. And they can happen to YOU. But as responsibly armed Americans, we must train ourselves to adopt the combat mindset, to ignore the little voice in our head that tells us it's okay to leave our guns at home. A wise man once said, "There is no safety in denial."
Don't wait for a wake-up call―or worse―to shake you out of your comfort zone. Don't let down your guard. Instead of thinking it will never happen to me, instead think "It might happen to me. And if it does, I'll be ready!" Carrying a concealed weapon is one of the easiest ways to change the equation―to be prepared for the moment someone threatens you or the ones you love