Defending Your Way of Life: The Ready Defender


When confronted with/by a deadly threat what will you do? Run, hide, fight? What about your family, how will you protect them? Do you have a plan? Do you have the right weapons and equipment? Do you know how to use them? Are you ready to defend yourself, your family, your home, your community? Are you a Ready Defender?


Every citizen is at risk of deadly threats. Deadly threats disrupt thousands of lives every year, leaving behind lasting effects on people and families. Deadly threats may impacting neighborhoods and communities, resulting in many others in your community that may need help. Law enforcement and other assistance may not be able to protect you or reach you right away. You may be the First Responder. You and your family can take steps now to prepare for deadly threats. By doing so, you take back control—even in the uncertainty of deadly threats.


Deadly threats are threats of great bodily harm or death from one human to another. They include home invasion, robbery or assault in a public place, road rage, active shooter, community threat,  terrorism, riots, social unrest and even war, civil war, insurrection, rebellion, revolution, and national threats.


Most people think that nothing bad will ever happen to them – this mindset is based on the security brought about by our government, laws, law enforcement, the media, and our society. People are comfortable. And for most people in the US that is true, nothing bad will ever happen to them. But when you talk to the survivors of Hurricane Sandy, a house fire, or even a robbery, they all thought the same thing – that nothing would ever happen to them – but then something did happen, and most were not prepared, they lost their belongings, their homes, their memories, and some people lost their lives. Unfortunately, deadly threats happen every day in America. And your best chance of survival is being ready.


A good citizen understands that deadly threats exist, that they can happen anywhere and at any time, and that they are prepared for those deadly threats, if or when they come. Their readiness shows responsibility and that they want to be an asset, not a victim, in a deadly threat situation. No one wants bad things to happen, but one should be ready, in mindset and capabilities. But it starts with an understanding of the possibilities and impact of action, or no action – we are talking about the reality of someone wanting to take your life, and your response of potentially using deadly force – a firearm – to defend yourself which may results in the death of the attacker. This can be life changing for many people.

The Ready Defender

A Ready Defender is an engaged American citizen who feels the need to protect themselves against deadly threats – threats to themselves, their families, their homes, their communities, and their way of life. Based on the human rights to  life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, the Ready Defender chooses to respond to deadly threats with deadly force to maintain these rights to life. The Ready Defender uses the “Always Ready” mindset which calls for being both aware and prepared against threats.

Ready Defender Program

The Ready Defender Program is an in-depth program for American citizens who feel the need to protect themselves against deadly threats. Geared towards citizens of all adult ages who own or plan to own a firearm for self-defense. The Ready Defender Program enables the Ready Defender through a National public service program designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate deadly threats. It is aligned with the “Always Ready” philosophy. The program aligns with and expands upon the FEMA “Ready” campaign and the National Preparedness Program.

The Ready Defender Guide is a step-by-step process that helps the Defender make decisions about the deadly threats and responses that they will address. The Guide also includes always ready mindset, planning, evaluation, budget. The Ready Defender Guide follows a five-step continuous improvement process:

  1. Get Informed: Stay informed about the different types of threats that could occur and their appropriate responses.
  2. Make a Plan: How will you prepare and respond to identified threats?
  3. Assemble Your Gear: What firearms, ammunition and equipment do you need for the specific response?
  4. Build Your Capabilities: Do you have a training plan to gain and improve Defender skills?
  5. Enhance Your Readiness: What activities will you pursue to gain capabilities, knowledge, and potential involvement in government?.

The end result is a customized Readiness Plan for the Defender to achieve their goals of responding to deadly threats.


Every concerned citizen needs to decide what deadly threats exist, and how they will respond. This is a commitment to getting and staying informed on threats, making and maintaining a plan for responding to deadly threats, having the right weapons, equipment, and skills to deliver on required capabilities. It is also a commitment to making readiness part of your lifestyle. Are you ready?

Are you ready to be a Ready Defender? Follow the step by step guidance in the Ready Defender Guide to get started on your journey.