Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obama Gun Study Backfires and Proves Guns Save Lives!

Obama has hit another snag along the road to his gun control agenda.  A recent study by the CDC looking at the injury rate of people involved in violent crimes revealed that people were more likely to be injured if they used a self defense method other than a firearm.

Anthony Gucciardi of wrote a great article about this story.  This is a piece of Anthony’s analysis on the story:

In a recent study orchestrated by the CDC and carried out by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, it was found that individuals involved in violent crimes who defended themselves using techniques other than carrying a gun were more likely to be injured when compared to those who were carrying a concealed firearm.

All-in-all, the Obama ordered report ended up finding more pros than cons in regards to the right to an open or concealed weapon. The report also reminds us of the numerous causes of gun deaths, citing that most gun deaths are at the hands of those who used a gun for their suicide — not homicide. The report highlights the poor state of America’s suffering mental health. The report states that suicide by guns outweighs the amount of deaths caused by violent crimes by 61%.

Anthony went on to report these facts…….

The study also mentions mass shootings, and how these scenarios are the least common shootings of all. The study cites that since 1983, there have been approximately 547 victims and 476 injuries of mass shootings. To put that into perspective, thousands are killed each year from bats and human hands as Anthony Gucciardi has detailed in the mega article ‘A Brief And Bloody History of Gun Control‘.

Well POTUS has failed again!  Share this story with your anti gun friends if you still have any.  We must gently nudge them in the right direction.  The only way I can think of educating anti second amendment liberals is to shower them with pro gun facts and stories. 
To Your Surviving and Thriving,
MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

New Jersey Woman is Victim of Vicious Beating all is Caught on a Nanny Cam!

This is a sad story about a woman in New Jersey who was home with her young kids when she was viciously attacked by a man who burst into her home and began giving her a serious beating.  This all happened in front of her daughter who was watching TV on the couch.  Things ended with the guy pushing her down the stairs to the basement.

I have to warn you this video is very graphic but watching it will teach you a valuable lesson.

When she was interviewed the woman said she chose to take the beating and let the guy do whatever he wanted so he would not go after her kids.  That is NOT the choice I would have made.  It is obvious she didn’t have any firearms or self defense training.  Now she and her kids are traumatized.  This incident will affect her, her kids, and her husband for the rest of their lives.  It will have consequences for their marriage that affect the intimacy of the relationship all the way to the decisions they make about parenting their children. 

There are several things that could have happened to prevent this woman and her family from being victims that day.

1. They should have had an alarm system that was on and armed while they were in the home.  The news reports about this story show an ADT truck in the driveway after the incident when it was already too late.  If the alarm company sign didn’t stop the bad guy the sound of the alarm going off would probably have scared him away.

2. They should have had some self defense training.  Learning how to fight helps instill the mindset that you have a duty to protect yourself and react if someone attacks you.  This guy was bigger, stronger, and more determined than this woman.  She did what she knew how to do which was nothing.  She defaulted to a victim mentality because that is how she was wired.  I have heard countless stories of people who fought back against an assault and the bad guy gave up because their “victim” was too much trouble.  See bad guys are lazy, they don’t like to work too hard and this woman made home invaders job real easy.

3. They should have invested in a firearm and some gun training classes.  I am not a cop but I believe the investigators and a jury would have found this woman justified in shooting this man in self defense.  There is now way she could out muscle him and it is apparent that he was there for more than just taking her television.

I wish this woman well as she and her family recover from this incident.  I hope they look carefully at their strategies for personal protection now and make sure this never happens again.  Let this story be a lesson for you to prepare now so you never become a victim of a violent attack like this one.

I teach people proven strategies on how to prevent being victimized by incidents like this in my signature “Refuse To Be A Victim” crime prevention workshops.  Click here for more information about those events.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick



The Urban Survival Chick uses Peltor Tactical Sport Electronic Ear Protection!

When you are out on the range your primary concern should be staying safe, NOT making a pretty design on your target.  Part of your range safety ritual MUST be wearing protective gear like ear protection. 

Common sense would tell you that a gun shot would be pretty loud right? But, if you haven’t heard a gunshot before you don’t know how loud it is or understand the potential for hearing damage over time.  Even if you were to work around heavy machinery you’d have to wear hearing protection to preserve your hearing over the long run.

Electronic ear protection is the only type I recommend.  I use 3M Peltor Tactical Sport Hearing Protection.  You hearing protection should cancel the loud noises that could damage your hearing like the sound of the gun going off with each trigger pull, AND amplify sounds you need to hear like important range commands.

Peltor Ear Pro

Beginners who are unprepared for the range wear those cheap foamy ear plugs that muffle every sound.  Those might be ok if your are a college student trying to study at the library.  They are even ok if you are trying to catch some ZZZs on a plane.  The cheap ear pro is better than having nothing but it is not adequate for you or my students. Now you know better.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS protect your ears out on the range.

Look up Peltor Tactical Sport Hearing Protection and you will find several places to buy them online or visit your local gun shop.  This is a popular model that retails for around $150.oo but you could find them closer to $100.00.  They are comfortable, durable, and run on AA batteries.  You could spend more money and get a fancier model but if all you need is some good quality hearing protection for the range then these are the ones I highly recommend.

Let me know what you think about these Peltors.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick


Costco is a great SHTF Resource!

The Urban Survival Chick loves to buy SHTF supplies at Costco!

USC Costco SHTF Food

When you go for your everyday shopping needs do you ever treat it like an adventure to find as many emergency survival supplies as you can?  I DO!

One of my favorite survival stores is COSTCO!  I don’t ONLY go there for the free samples.  The free samples are a really nice Bonus!

When I am at Costco or any other store I comb the aisles looking through a prepper’s eyes and see the items on the shelves in a different light.  I bet the thousands of people that walked by this box of freeze dried meals didn’t even notice them.  They had no idea if they picked up this one box of food they could have extended their family’s life for a few more days. 

Take a look at your survival supplies and make sure you have at least 7 days worth of food immediately.  For your long term survival needs plan on storing at least 6 months to a year’s worth of food for your household.

Next time you are at the grocery store pick up a few extra items for your food supply and you will be well stocked before you can say BACON BITS.

P.S. Don’t forget the crumbled bacon because everything tastes better with bacon!

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick