With all that’s going on in the world right now, Concealed Coalition’s National Training Director, Austin Davis, has been busy. This week, he was a guest on an episode of John Solomon Reports, a podcast by investigative journalist John Solomon.
Solomon began the 20-minute segment by discussing the recent mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Illinois. He then opened the floor to allow Davis to discuss where situational awareness and normalcy bias can play a role in real time responses to tragedies like this one.
Solomon and Davis also talked about the recent Supreme Court Decision on New York Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, which challenged unusually strict licensing policies for concealed carry permit applicants in states like New York and California. Their conversation covered the data release in California as well, which saw thousands of CCW permit holders and applicants placed at risk when their personal information was displayed on a public webpage of the state’s Department of Justice.
Throughout the conversation, Davis maintained the importance of living defensively and being your own first responder in an emergency, saying that he even goes as far as to carry his own trauma and wound packing supplies. There are many ways to train for a defensive lifestyle, and often times, lesser known skills like deescalation and situational awareness may save your life before you even need to reach for your firearm.
You can listen the full episode of John Solomon Reports here. The interview with Austin Davis starts at the 30:38 mark.
Learn more about becoming your own first responder by finding a Concealed Coalition class near you today, or sign up for the Concealed Coalition membership and get at-home, on demand training to help you protect what matters most.