Last night I watched " Man on Fire," starring Denzel Washington, one of my favorite movies. John Creasy is a former assassin. He is hired to protect Peta ( Dakota Fanning), a seven-year-old girl in Mexico City. There is a scene where he is teaching Peta to swim faster so she can win a race.
He tells Peta. " There is no such thing as tough there is trained and untrained ."
After this, Peta gets kidnapped by corrupt cops, and Creasy was shot twice, trying to protect her. He kills two of her kidnappers. When Creasy wakes up in the hospital, Peta is dead. The former assassin starts killing everyone involved in her abduction. This action movie is full of explosions and gunfights.
But the best part is the end. A tear or two went down my cheeks when I watched this movie for the first time.
Back to what Creasy Bear said to Peta
“There is no such thing as tough; There is trained and untrained, Which one are you?”
Since you’re reading this, you probably own a handgun, and you may have your Concealed Pistol License. So you’re more prepared to defend your family from a deadly threat than 90% of people.
But taking the next step is critical.
Get some training so you can safely draw your gun from your holster and place multiple bullets in the predator’s vital organs. Once you have this life-saving skill, you can stop an active threat in 7 seconds or less.
I am curious.
Do you know how to safely draw your gun from your holster and put accurate shots downrange?
How often do you practice your draw stroke?