Individuals should take on the responsibility of becoming trained protectors to defend the defenseless and make a positive impact, as highlighted in the Protector Symposium, a training program featuring renowned experts in the protection industry.
In recent years, there has been a growing belief among politicians and lawmakers that protection is solely the responsibility of the state, but this view is flawed. Each individual should take on the role of a trained protector and first responder to buy time until professional help arrives. The Protector Symposium, a training program attended by military personnel, law enforcement officers, and civilians, promotes this mindset. The event features renowned experts in the protection industry who share their knowledge and experiences. Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a former Navy SEAL, emphasizes the need for righteous motivation and decisiveness in being a protector, highlighting that evil cannot be swayed by mild suggestion. Another speaker, Rick Sweeney, an expert in vehicle-based operations in high-risk environments, discusses the threat of vehicle ramming attacks and block-in tactics. He provides examples, including an armed robbery in Manhattan, to demonstrate the real-world dangers. The overall message is that individuals should train to become better protectors, not only for their own lives but also to defend the defenseless and make a positive impact.