Stay vigilant. Keep your head on a swivel. Be armed whenever possible. It all sounds like paranoia until this kind of thing happens…
A man was shot and robbed Thursday morning as he rode his bicycle in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena.
One can argue that it’s “Pasadena” and that one should expect to hear of robberies on the street there but, this wasn’t some run down dump in Pasadena. It’s actually a fairly nice neighborhood and even in the worst neighborhoods, you shouldn’t live in fear of victimization and no one should simply accept victimization as a way of life.
Yes, we advocate getting a CHL and training. Even if you don’t do the CHL or choose to carry a gun, at least consider self-defense in combative disciplines such as Systema or Krav Maga. One thing that certainly won’t help you is sticking your head in the sand and pretending it can’t happen to you.