By David Codrea

Who wants to take a chance they’ll get there in time to save you? (Privateer Publications)
David Codrea in his natural habitat.

USA – -( anti-gunners trying mightily to disparage the idea of “the good guy with a gun” as a “myth,” or as one “study” charged, a factor leading to even more “gun violence,” reality keeps showing them for the agenda-driven liars they are. While it’s no doubt true “mass shootings” are thankfully rare, defensive gun uses are well documented, both statistically, and anecdotally through “armed citizen” stories that make it through the news.

The corollary to that, again something the antis try desperately to deny, is that high profile mass shootings often happen in so-called “gun-free zones,” like Littleton, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and the Pulse nightclub. And hysteria over “guns on campus” notwithstanding, the most notable example from pre-hoplophobic times showed how responsible armed citizens kept more people from getting slaughtered.

And if you’re unarmed…?

Admittedly, your chances of getting caught up in a mass shooting are slim – but they’re not non-existent (and we have no idea how the country’s seeming downward spiral of manipulated divisiveness and disintegration might up future odds). If you ever find yourself in such a terrifying situation, you can heed the advice of government “professionals (“run, hide, fight”) or you can ask yourself “With what?” and look for solutions that include the option to return fire.

Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, the Police are Still Minutes Away” is a book that literally “could save your life.” It teaches:

  • What to do when faced with a mass killer
  • Why ordinary people must fight back’
  • Why teachers need guns
  • What to do when law enforcement arrives
  • Why ‘gun-free zones’ aren’t and must be eliminated.

It also includes “personal accounts of people who fought back against mass killers and won,” and recounts notorious killings at the Texas Tower, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Luby’s Cafeteria. It asks if churches are “sanctuaries or killing zones,” and further assesses vulnerabilities in “hospitals, malls, theaters and offices.”  And it explores threats of and defensive response solutions to “radical Islamic jihad.”

“Over the years, Chris has done substantial primary research— that is, debriefing the participants and survivors, not just cutting and pasting news stories —on incidents of self-defense and defense of others. The result has been an exemplary series of ‘you are there’ books, analyzing not only what happened, but the lessons that were learned.” —Massad Ayoob

Author Chris Bird, whose previous works include “The Concealed Handgun Manual” and “Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense,” is a concealed handgun instructor and former president of the Texas Concealed Handgun Association. Per his biography:

“Chris Bird has been a journalist for 35 years and a handgun shooter for more than 50. He was born in England and his interest in shooting has steered him through the bureaucratic red tape of owning handguns in England, Canada, Australia and the United States. As a commissioned officer in the Royal Military Police of the British Army in the 1960s, Bird was stationed in Berlin, West Germany, and Belgium, serving as company weapon-training officer and winning awards for shooting in competition. After leaving the military, Bird migrated to Canada where he worked as a cowboy in British Columbia while shooting and hunting extensively. He became a journalist and worked as a crime and investigative reporter for the Vancouver Province newspaper and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also worked as a salesman, a private investigator, and a shotgun guard for an armored car company in Australia … He is a former police reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. Arriving in Texas in 1989, he worked for the newspaper, mostly covering crime and law enforcement at all levels from municipal to federal.”

Order “Surviving Mass Killer Rampages” via telephone or mail directly from PrivateerPublications.  You can also pick up a copy from Amazon (paperback or Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback or Nook) or BAM! (paperback or eBook).

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.