Surviving in Weapon-Free Zones

One of the challenges I face in my day-to-day life is an activity which takes me, once a week or so, into a location where weapons are prohibited. Not just firearms and blades, mind you, but pepper spray, mace, batons, and a long list of other things. And, although there are armed security officers at some of the entrances to the complex, the parking lots and a lot of the interior space are either unprotected or, at best, well outside the “help could reach you in 30 seconds or less” distance.

Needless to say, this is a place where my situational awareness radar is on heightened alert.

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