Escape The Danger Zone

By Ray Gano

El Paso Texas – How does one man kill 20 people and wound another 30 people with a single magazine that only holds 30 rounds? The surveillance photo shows no chest rig, no battle belt and no spare magazines.

In fact, the gunman was dressed in black, what group wears black? Well, I think Antifa?

The next day we read about Connor Betts who killed 9 people including his own sister and wounding another 27 more in a bar / restaurant in Dayton Ohio.

What is going on?

Yes we can talk about MK Ultra and these other sinister programs that are real, but what I think many people are forgetting is there is a battle for good and evil taking place right now and so many people are sitting on the sidelines with their heads in the sand.

What we see happening is the forces of darkness rising up against the forces of good.

I mean should we be surprised at this taking place when so much evil is prevalent in the world today.

But not only prevalent, but now fully accepted and turning into the norm.

Just look at this Betts character.

On social media, the suspect’s biography started to emerge. On his Twitter page, he described himself as “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to Hell and i’m not coming back.” …

The page handle? I am the Spookster. On one selfie, he included the hashtags, “#selfie4Satan #HailSatan @SatanTweeting.”

This is what we are facing and this is now a reality.

No longer are we living in a fantasy world of rainbows and unicorns. This is carnage that is taking place now.

It is interesting, I was talking to a friend about the Walmart attack and they brought up a really good question.

If this would happen in our Walmart, what could I do?

Lone Shooter In Your Store

When I heard that question, it was like “Yeah.. what could one do really?

There are people who want to be John Wayne and go fight the guy. That is not a very smart idea unless you hear that he has ran out of ammo. But even then, you could get caught in the crossfire of police vs the attacker and become a casualty of friendly fire.

So, taking on the bad guy, if you are armed yourself and have training, then that is a consideration. What you need to do is reflect on your training and measure success factor. Can you take this person out and stop the carnage? OR are you just being John Wayne looking for some glory.

I find that true hero’s just act. It is something inside them that causes them to stand up and go fight against the odds.

I myself tend to lean in that direction, but I have also looked at counting cost of those who are in my care or are around me.

So how did I answer that friend?

I gave it a few moments of thought.

If there was a shooter in the front of the store, odds are most people would run to the entrances. This is a “Sheeple” move and it would be interesting to see how many people actually did run to towards the shooter just thinking that they just had to get out of the store and the only way out is the entrances.

After a few moments of thought, I responded…

“Run to the back of the store, get into the stock room and look for the fire exit. If anything, you are able to hide among all the boxes and such in the storeroom. There is always a fire exit in these areas, and you would have to stealthily find it so that you could make your escape.”

The key is having this sort of information in your head ahead of time.

Why? Because your brain is a computer, and it will run what programs it has in its memory banks. If it does not have any “run / evade” programs, it will do one of three things…fight, flight or freeze.

Now if you have a weapon to protect yourself, then odds are that you will go in to fight mode, but if you do not, flight or freeze is what the body will do.

When you are in one of these other modes, you are easily persuaded to follow the sheep, which in most cases would run towards the bad guy because that is where the entrances are located.

In times like this your brain does not think, it just acts.

This is why it is important to plan ahead.

Yes it can be a pain or one can appear paranoid to a point, but if you put mental plans in place, your brain will remember them and IF something like this does take place and you are in the middle of it, your brain will fall back on these previous thoughts, pull them out of the memory banks and then act.


We need to realize that we are living in a very different world. A world that is now filled with violence and the enemy is doing all he can to take us out. Believe me, I know… I feel it daily.

Don’t become a victim. Start looking at where you are and start thinking about escape routes to get you and your loved ones out of the danger zone.

Every store that you frequent, put together some sort of contingency plan so that you can get you and your family out of harms way.

When you enter a store, look for the exit signs. You will be amazed at how many you have never noticed before in places you did not realize were available. Not all exits are at the front of the store.

Remember that there are fire codes in place and there must be a certain amount of exits that people have access too during regular business hours. Most of these exits are guarded by a push bar and alarm, know where these are so that if you need to get out of the area quickly, you know where to go and how to basically get there.

By having these sorts of contingency plans in place, you could very well save your family from some sort of natural disaster, man made disaster or some lone shooter. All of these are very real and are showing to become more and more common place.

I hope that this has helped and that it has giving you something to think about in the future.

Don’t wait till the next incident. Start planning now so that you can give yourself and your family the chance that they need.

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