Problem: Violent crime in US cities has risen dramatically since the 2020 lockdowns, defund the police movements, and installation of pro-criminal DAs in Democratic majority voting districts. How do you keep yourself and your family safe?

Solution: Arm yourself. The only effective defense against an armed attacker is a gun. Whether you are at home, at work, or out on the street, if you are surprised or cornered by a criminal who intends to kill you or a family member, without a gun you will likely die. Learning how to use a shotgun, rifle, or handgun for protection may save your life.

Bill Murphy of Firearms Training Associates (FTA) in Orange County, California describes how one of his students, a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit holder, recently used his handgun to save the life of a woman near his job site who was about to be kidnapped by a masked, gloved, and armed criminal. Had he not intervened, she would likely be dead today. This student’s training in weapons self defense with a handgun allowed him to stop the threat without harming any innocents.

Unfortunately, in most cities today, we can no longer count on the police to keep us safe. Understaffed, police cannot provide an adequate presence for deterring crime, even homicide. Response times now extends into hours. Criminals are emboldened by the absence of meaningful prosecution. As a citizen, you’re on your own.

If you live in southern California, come take a class at FTA, which offers firearms training that includes a CCW course. If you live elsewhere, find a reputable firearms training school near you and familiarize yourself with the defensive use of a shotgun, rifle, or pistol. Guns—when used by trained, law-abiding Americans—save lives.