Thursday, July 7, 2011

Awareness

The number one rule in personal survival is personal awareness. Know your surroundings.

Number One Son got mugged last night. He is OK, but a couple hundred dollars lighter. The Missus and I are awaiting the rest of the story...

But, Situational Awareness would have helped here. Just saying...

Newbius

14 comments:

Laura said...

Chris asks "WHY IS HE NOT CARRYING??!?" (with extra emphasis on that question)


glad he's safe, if embarrassed, angry, violated, etc. hopefully he learns from this.

Marty said...

I'm glad he's safe.

Newbius said...

He is not carrying because the university he attends enforces their "victim disarmament policy", he is not trained to my satisfaction yet, and he has no carry piece. There are other factors, too, but those are the main ones.

Laura said...

ahh, understood. stupid universities.

John Venlet said...

Glad number one son is okay, Newbius, though angry and chastened I would guess.

Intensity his training for your satisfaction, and get those other factors squared away too.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sorry you have to have this happen to you, bro. I'm a little Fuzzy about the 18-21 year old Pistol Laws, so is he old enough to Carry even if the University allowed it?

Newbius said...

Les, He is 21. In Virginia, a person may openly carry a handgun (subject to certain restrictions on location) at age 18. You must be 21 or older to apply for a CHP, and Virginia is Shall Issue.

Nancy R. said...

Holy cow. I'm glad he's okay, but that's still scary.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Good to hear he's okay.
I'm thinking training will now be accelerated.
And the decision to carry will be between you and he, leaving the bureaucrats out of it!

OrangeNeck said...

Damn. Glad he's alright.

ZerCool said...

Ugh. Glad he is ok, and it could have been a much harder/more expensive lesson.

Old NFO said...

Glad he's okay... and I'm 'sure' he's a bit smarter today...

Mike W. said...

Yikes! Glad he's ok! As for University policy...... Small pocket pistol & concealed means concealed.

Jay G said...

Sorry to hear, Newbius.

Here's hoping this accelerates his training plan...