We humans are on top of the evolutionary chain but sometimes you have to ask yourself, “why?” Animals kill to eat, humans on the other hand, well you know the story. We humans are part of the animal kingdom whether we like to admit it or not. In the animal kingdom there are predators and then there’s prey. Predators, such as, lions look for the weak or the prey that’s not paying attention, so they can attack. In the human race there are predators/criminals that prey on us. The predators/criminals look for the weak or the person that is not paying attention. How many times have you seen a women leave her purse in a shopping cart while she is looking at something on a shelf? How many people leave their cars unlocked or lock them with computers or other valuables in sight? How many people warm their cars up on a cold morning and go back inside leaving the car running, only to return to find it gone? Humans can defend against these predators/criminals just by thinking and being aware that these things can happen.
Albuquerque is a jungle for predators/criminals that feed on us. All you have to do is watch the local news and day after day crime after crime, these predators/criminals are winning. KRQE CH13 reported I-25 and Menaul, two vehicles block in a third vehicle and steal a women's purse. KOB CH 4 reported women being attacked while sitting in their vehicles at shopping centers: one in the far northeast heights and the second on the west side (robbed at gun point for their purses). Animals flee or fight when they sense danger. Humans also have a sixth sense its called freeze, flee or fight. WHEN YOU FEEL SOMETHING IS WRONG, IT IS!!! TRUST YOURSELF AND FLEE IF YOU CAN.
The predators/criminals in Albuquerque all seem to be carrying guns; KOAT CH7 reported that according to F.B.I. Statistics violent crime is up 15% in Albuquerque while it has dropped nationwide. May we offer our thanks to Mayor Berry and Chief Eden for doing a fine job (N0T EVEN CLOSE )? We at THE EYE believe the prey must protect themselves, law enforcement can't, by the time the police arrive all they can do is pick up the pieces. Trust your senses, don’t freeze, and flee if you can but if you have to, fight; the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. New Mexico has a gun carry conceal law, it requires you to get trained by a licensed firearms instructor and pass a background check. Most gun dealers offer this training or can advise you where to go for training. If you do not want a carry conceal license there is another option, any citizen can carry a loaded firearm in their vehicle as long as they follow certain laws, some examples are as follows: never in the presence of alcohol, never around schools, and not with a criminal record that would prevent you from owning a firearm. Only criminals can do that!
Your vehicle is considered an extension of your home. You can also strap it on your side as long as it is not concealed, without a conceal carry license. This method will make a lot of people nervous as well as interaction with law enforcement so just be aware of those issues. Certain laws apply and you have to know them. We at THE EYE strongly recommend that no one carry a firearm unless you are trained to do so and that firearm is known to you, just as if it were an extension of your body. Firearms are dangerous and not for everyone, especially people who are not responsible enough to own one. Predators/criminals are also extremely dangerous, be cautious, be aware of your surroundings and listen to your sixth sense. Are you going to be the prey? Only you can answer that question. Welcome to the jungle Albuquerque, a gift from yours truly Mayor Berry and Chief Eden.