The last several months have seen an unfortunate number of active shooter scenarios. Whether it was the theater in Aurora, CO or in front of the Empire State Building in NYC these events are becoming all too frequent. The reality is that many of these shootings occur in the so-called "Gun Free Zones" restricting law abiding citizens from defending themselves or their loved ones with a legally concealed firearm. Situational awareness is always our best bet. Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert. Keeping your head buried in your smart phone is never a good idea! Just because we don't have a firearm doesn't have to mean we can't fight. Improvised weapons are all around us and if we have to fight pick up anything and everything you can that might help you win and live to see another day!