Personal security, and that of your family is paramount to survival. Here in Memphis last weekend there was a "flash mob" that attacked 4 people (originally reported as 3, but since upgraded to 4). Situational awareness – knowing what is going on around you. Initial reports said that a mob of 100+ teens attacked 1st a man getting out of his car in the parking lot, then turned on two Kroger employees who tried to assist the customer. The thugs ended the attack by throwing 20lb pumpkins on the head of one of the employees. Also, if you watch the "raw" footage in the links below, you'll see someone call for security, only to see the security guy IN THE MOB handing his cell off to someone else to keep recording. Don't count on store security to help you! In a mob of this size, one person may not have much of a chance, even armed, in my opinion. MPD: Four victims in Kroger attack | WREG.com Three attacked by teens in store parking lot | WREG.com Grandmother reaches out to police after brutal Kroger attack | WREG.com If you don't know what's going on around you, you've lost already. I play games with my kids. Try to find the person wearing glasses (trick question, it's me J ), how many people do you see are boys, how many are girls, who has a tattoo, etc. There are LOTS of what if's that can be played in this scenario. What if the customer saw the mob and just stayed in his car, out of sight. What if someone had there HCP (Handgun Carry Permit in TN) and took action, what if the HCP holder was the one attacked?