"Ask, it will be given to you; seek, you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you. For
everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Luke 11: 9 - 10
"Form Follows Function Principle means that any hardware or
other equipment required to execute the mission must be based upon
the intended function and purpose, i.e., mindset, skills and procedures
need to be established and ready for implementation before acquiring supplies,
equipment, and support.* Hardware is considered last. Or, first know where you're
going and how to get there before you acquire the means. Policies and procedures
must be written and readily available for all staff members." SecurityAdvisoryTeam.com
*Here's a Flawed Law Enforcement Recruit Training Schedule Communications and CI skills need to be given much more emphasis.
ECW = Electronic Control Weapons
Martial Arts training cannot be equated with fighting. For instance, a good Martial Arts
practitioner may have the tools and know-how to fight, but not the aggressive behavior
or attitude to win at any cost. For instance, the techniques and body parts that are not
allowed for the Martial Arts student to use or to contact in the Dojo are those used in
a real fight. Security equals neither Martial Arts expertise nor fighting; Security is an
awareness of, and a pre-planned response to a developing situation. Remember this:
if you end up in a fight, your security training failed you. -- Ram Dhan Singh Khalsa
The Unvarnished Truth About Concealed Weapon Carry
Having visited this Web site at the recent request of a friend, I found the content to be an extensive and slick pontification about Concealed Weapon Carry in the form of an infomercial.
I agree with his premise that concealed carry is a complicated and deep subject and requires more than a cursory handgun class and that concealed carry requires an in-depth understanding of the knowledge, skills and aptitude.
I don’t agree with his solutions. You cannot virtually learn to shoot firearms from a DVD! His training proposal makes me skeptical about his competence. Shooting skills can’t be self-taught; objective observation and feedback via an instructor, with added and continued skills-coaching and ongoing shooter-training are a necessity.
Here are some technical errors I have found in his explanations:
1) His how, why, and what miss what is truly needed. Statistics don’t predict your performance in an event. He's using figures to figure it.
2) His presentation on power and energy are incorrect. Wound Trauma Incapacitation is a thermodynamics problem involving momentum, force and heat.
3) He has mischaracterized the hippocampus’s function. It is the middle brain and the brainstem that are the “animal brain.”
4) Effective guns? It is the bullet not the gun that stops the threat. The two important things are shot placement and bullet penetration. Many different calibers can meet these criteria.
a) The most effective component of a security program is the people you are intending to protect.
b) We are each a Sant
Sipahi, i.e., defender of justice for the weak and the innocent.
c) We can prevent or suppress an attack on our Gurdwara.
d) We prevent or suppress an attack on our Gurdwara.
e) we have to approach our security efforts as a coordinated group (Sangat), whereby everybody takes part.
f) Not everyone will be part of any tactical counter measures, but everyone has a job in the response to any threat.
g) Most people will be either evacuating away from the threat, or barricading in place.
h) Everyone must be trained as to their role.
II) Education is the most effective weapon.
a) A Sangat, with a security consciousness, can develop situation awareness that focuses on the anomalies in the Gurdwara environment.
b) Anomalies are identified through behavior profiling.
b) This leads to awareness of pre-incident indicators and warnings.
c) It is better to neutralize threats outside before incidents can occur inside the Gurdwara.
For pre-incident indicators and warnings, I recommend reading Left of Bang, by Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley.