Shooting at paper targets is great; it’s going to help your accuracy, your muscle memory, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Unfortunately, when it comes to real-world self-defense those paper targets aren’t preparing you for the stressful realities of what it really takes to draw your weapon in defense.
For concealed carriers, this is a reminder that it doesn’t matter what job we’re performing — violent, idiotic people can pop up at any time and demand things that aren’t theirs. It’s your job to ensure you stay safe.
Yes, Gun Free Zones suck because they are ineffective. Worse yet, they suck because they actually attract the worst sort of violent criminals. The scum cowards who perpetrate mass murders choose Gun Free Zones because they know they can rule that area of real estate for ten, twenty, or thirty minutes, completely unopposed.
There are currently “221,712 active permit holders” in Minnesota. The Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA) says this means “the number of active carry permits in the state has grown by more than 20,000 in six months” so that “about one in 19 eligible Minnesota adults have a permit to carry.” Violent crime rate: 234.4 per 100,000 (9th lowest) > Murder and non negligent manslaughter rate: 2.1 per 100,000 (10th lowest) > Median household income: $60,702 (9th highest) > 2014 unemployment rate: 4.1% (6th lowest) Overall the state ranks in the top 5 or top 10 for "most peaceful states" according to numerous sources.
The first intruder made it out the door and died immediately in the yard. The second was ferried away by his getaway driver, who later dumped him off like old baggage in the parking lot of a nearby Zaxby’s.... -- ZAXBY'S, What a place to die...