Our exposed southern border represents one of the biggest threats to safety that we all face. While there have been a lot of improvements over the past decade in terms of boosting security, we have a very long way to go. As politicians continue to talk and debate about immigration and the border, you and your family continue to be at risk of encountering a threatening situation caused by someone who shouldn’t be here in the first place.
Don’t Be Misled
We have a very bad habit of believing in the illusion of safety in this country. People think that they can get out of trouble just because they have a gun or can call 911 in an emergency. The police are not everywhere, sometimes guns are used against their owners, and some of the best-laid plans to protect ourselves don’t amount to anything at the end of the day.
One of the biggest problems along the border is not that we don’t know when people cross over. Cameras from blimps, drones, poles and satellites are watching every inch of the border every day. The problem is that we don’t have enough boots on the ground to intercept and round up illegal immigrants. A fence isn’t going to solve the problem either, although it will help in certain places. We need troops, cops and everyday citizens to patrol the border 24 hours a day, and we are vulnerable until that happens.
The entire border needs to be developed with roads, power, light and facilities in order for this to happen as well. However, there are very few politicians who are talking about how to practically secure our border, because it will cost billions of dollars and require continual staffing and active policing.
Thousands of people who are entering this country every year are criminals. They are terrorists. They are here to harm America. At the same time, many of our cities are harboring illegals out of a sense of solidarity and compassion. While this is all fine and good when dealing with people who are here for a better life, we don’t know who the bad guys are. This vulnerability is so pervasive that no town is immune from the threat of violence as a result of our collective national sympathy.
Meanwhile, the burden is on you to make sure that you and your family are safe. This is true whether you are in Maine or along the Texas border. It will take years before the government decides on how to deal with the border crisis, and then it will take even longer before any solutions are fully implemented.
This leaves the door wide-open for anyone to cross over, build a bomb, shoot up a mall or school or break into homes.
Learn some self-defense, get good at shooting guns in real-world scenarios, and make sure that your property is buttoned-up and secure. We all know the importance of being vigilant and prepared, but sometimes we can become apathetic in the comfort of our own back yards. Unfortunately, the back yard may very well be where our greatest threats come from.