Sunday, December 27, 2020

Don't be a Victim: Fighting Back Against America's Crime Wave By: Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace put together a great book about how to NOT be a victim. She covers many different scenarios and she speaks from experience. Nancy had a criminal incident which occurred to her, then fiancĂ© which drove her to study law and eventually becoming one of the most well-known faces and voices on criminality in general. 

Anyone with young kids or grand-kids should read this book. Women as well should read this book. As a man, I rarely think about the things Grace covers in this book. Not in a sexist way, but men usually do not think about the things she writes about such as going out to a parking garage.  It is good information to follow for men as well.  Men have a complex of being tough guys.  Although women statistically are attacked more often than men, men should heed the warnings here. 

Sadly absent from the many chapters of suggestions is carrying a firearm. She talks about mace and noise makers, but the reality is a conceal carried firearm is a great equalizer for women. My wife has a concealed carry permit and has a Glock 19 with a 21 round magazine.  I feel more at ease knowing she can protect herself. I carry everyday. Sometimes I even carry 2 pistols and multiple magazines. I also carry an AR15 chambered in 300 BLK in a backpack since this social unrest phenomenon.  I recommend getting insurance for CCW to protect yourself from the litigious nature of our country.  

One of the great sections where she just touched on and IMHO should have gone deeper is Situational Awareness.  I play a game with my kids. We walk into a store and when we walk out I ask questions like "how many people had hats on?" Or "how many blonde women" etc.  When we walk through the mall, we are constantly looking at people to try and identify those that are not acting like others. Such as someone standing on the side of the mall while everyone is walking around. Stay off your phone in public areas. 

This is a great eye opening book. I watch a lot of crime TV and I am used to seeing these cases.  It could be disturbing to some that may not be used to seeing these types of horrific crimes,  but I recommend this book to anyone that wants to be safe.

    Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (September 22, 2020)
    Language: : English
    Hardcover : 384 pages
    ISBN-10 : 1538732297
    ISBN-13 : 978-1538732298
    Item Weight : 1.31 pounds
    Dimensions : 6.4 x 1.45 x 9.35 inches

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