Honest question for you: if you’re in the situation these officers were, with a man putting rounds on you with a rifle, how would you respond? This takes incredible guts and a willingness to put your Active Self Protection into action. I say these officers did incredible work!
News story and all camera original videos of the officers ending the threat available here: get-asp.com/fup6
What do these officers teach us about protecting ourselves against a determined attacker?
1. There is a significant difference between territorial and predatorial violence. (I learned these terms from Marc MacYoung) Territorial violence occurs when an aggressor wants something from you; they put a line in the sand and tell you that you will give it to them, or they will hurt you. Muggings and rapes fall in this category among others. Predatorial violence occurs when the attacker wants you dead and there is no ability to comply with demands to live. In territorial violence compliance might get you out alive, but a predatory attacker will not be stopped short of your death or you having the attitude, skills, and plan to stop them. The officers here were facing predatorial violence, and no negotiation would help. It was time to use lethal force in defense of self.
Want to learn more? There are 8 additional lessons, 5 class starters for instructors, and links to more information about this attack on our website: get-asp.com/fup6
Attitude. Skills. Plan.
(music in the intro and outro courtesy of Bensound at bensound.com)
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