Friday, December 26, 2008

Stay In The Light

What is the best way to protect yourself from violent crimes? Well, you might try staying in the light.

According to The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Statistics, older Americans are ten times less likely to become victims of violent crimes than younger people. During the years from 1992 through 1997 there were an average of 5.3 violent crimes for every 1000 U.S. residents age 65 compared to an annual average of 56 attacks for every 1000 residents between the ages of 12 and 65. That is astounding.

Although the Department notes that the elderly are less likely to fight back or argue with their assailants, the key reason cited for the low incident rate is that the elderly stay home at night.
That makes sense because most violent crimes occur out of view or under cover. People who perpetrate evil most often hide their actions under the cover of darkness.

The Light from heaven came into the world, but men love the darkness more than the light because their actions are evil. They hate the light because they want to sin in the darkness. They stay away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed and they will be punished. But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants. John 3:19-21 (NLT)

7 comments:

Stan McCullars said...

Seems like common sense to me. Perhaps that's the problem.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

It is common sense, Stan. But its still good to have some backup protection. As the words of the WWII song sez, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Remember David; he trusted God and then went and picked five smooth stones.

Stan McCullars said...

Mossberg 12 gauge with five rounds, Glock 19 with 15 rounds, Glock 17 with 17 rounds, and a spare magazine with 33 rounds that will fit either Glock.

I'm ready.

Ron Livesay said...

.44 Magnum with six rounds of Glaser Safety Slugs ought to work quite well.

Ellery said...

I feel so small... Ruger 10/22. Oh well stay in the light.

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

Cheer up Ellery. It's better than five rocks and a slingshot.

Stan McCullars said...

Ellery,
Don't feel bad with your Ruger 10/22. I have one of those with a spare 50 round magazine although one shot nicely placed will do the trick. And it's an extraordinarily accurate rifle.