A couple of years ago we were all shocked to our core after the Colorado theater and Connecticut school shootings.
Now we’re dealing with ISIS threats against our military families on US soil, EBOLA outbreaks and another tragic abduction.
And with each breaking news story we’re hammered with the fact... it’s not going to end.
Violence is now a fundamental part of our daily lives with unexpected attacks against individuals happening daily.
It's just that most choose to ignore it -- believing it "won’t happen to me."
Unfortunately, really bad things happen quickly and often when you least expect it.
It happened to me and my family in New York City’s Bryant Park. I didn’t have my gun (couldn’t even carry it there) and without it I realized my family was at risk... and I didn’t know how to protect them.
Which drives home the point (in no uncertain terms) that in this hostle environment it's entirely up to ME to protect my family. I can't count on others to "do the right thing" in a crisis. My family's lives are truly in MY hands...
Why am I telling you all this?
Because I want – no NEED! – you to ask yourself a critical question: “Are you honestly prepared to deal with a life-or-death situation... and willing to do whatever it takes to defend your family?”
My greatest fear is that most people will simply ignore this question altogether. That they'll be "too busy" to take this email seriously.
It's all too easy to hit delete and go on with your day… defaulting your safety to our 'first responders' (when even they now tell us our protection is no longer a spectator sport -- you've got to be involved).
In the end, that little delete button could end up costing precious lives.
So let me ask you again, “Are YOU prepared to handle an unavoidable life-or-death threat?
Because what the recurring nightmares have taught me... is that... if you find yourself in a truly violent situation, you MUST know what to do.
And I didn’t.
And so began a search for the truth...
...A search that lead me to a book written by a man named Tim Larkin. The title: “How To Survive the Most Critical 5 Seconds of Your Life.” And, it’s the first book I’d seen that... finally... helped resolve the intellectual and moral struggle I’d been facing.
Listen to this short excerpt and I think you’ll begin to understand what I mean...