How It All Began
For a number of years, Jay and Georgann French were burdened by a number of cultural issues. During their lifetime, they have observed a declining societal trend in America which increasingly devalues human life. There is more violence in all forms of our media and in turn, that violence has spilled over into our communities and homes. So Jay and Georgann studied several martial art forms and became licensed to carry concealed weapons. They searched high and low for an effective method to carry their handguns. When nothing satisfactory could be found, Jay began experimenting with modifications to a pant and a pocket. Necessity was the mother of invention and now we have the holster-pocket product lines with five US Patents. The process is almost three times faster than drawing from a concealed holster because a full gun grip is established in concealment.
Since 2010 CCW Breakaways' pants have been sold to military units, law enforcement departments, private security operators and responsible citizens who need speed-concealment-comfort for defending themselves and their loved ones.
There are some individuals who have reservations regarding the carrying of concealed weapons for protection. They point to the horrible tragedies at Columbine, CO, Virginia Tech, Nickel Mines, PA and Newtown, CT as examples of why citizens should not have the right to bear arms. First, all of these tragedies were carried out by individuals who were not sane, licensed and responsible citizens. Second, CCW Breakaways believes that these same tragedies could have had a different outcome, if a law abiding, concealed carrying citizen were present. When seconds count, the police are usually minutes away. Fewer lives would have been lost if someone would have intervened decisively at the moment the shootings started to unfold. The effectiveness of this principle was demonstrated at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs in December 2007 when a shooter was stopped short of his ultimate intentions by an armed parishioner.
This principle is continuously reinforced by conscientious law abiding citizens on a routine basis. Most of these incidents go unmentioned by the national media. But each month, the NRA, in their magazines titled America’s 1st Freedom and American Rifleman, publish a column known as The Armed Citizen. This column reports the numerous actions where armed citizens foil the intent of law breakers.
Since 9/11, Americans are reexamining their beliefs about “good” and “evil.” A large portion of the population understands that they can be self-reliant, responsible and prepared to protect their own life and the lives of their family members. The law enforcement community just can’t respond fast enough when a crisis occurs. The Breakaways Pants will fill voids in the CCW marketplace. “Good” will win over “evil,” and lives will be saved.
God defends the most innocent and weak in society and instructs us to do the same. They should not be preyed upon. They should be protected and cared for. The Biblical passages here reflect what God’s character is, and what our character should be.
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 10:17, 18
Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD. I will protect them from those who malign them.
He is the God who avenges me . . . who saves me from my enemies . . . from violent men you rescued me.
Psalm 18:47, 48
Jay and Georgann French believe that all human life is precious and should be protected. Two more inspiring stories from Scripture reflect the courage that we should have if our loved ones or our communities are threatened.
When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.
Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes." When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to his own work.
We live in a time when many want to negotiate with, or run from evil. A proper Biblical worldview demands that evil actions are confronted . . . by valuing human life and exercising courage . . . and if necessary, rescuing those in danger.
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
Proverbs 24:10 -12
Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.” Jay and Georgann French agree. Running from evil begets more evil.
History has shown us that there will always be a remnant that will fight for human life. Jesus of Nazareth’s instruction was clear when He said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Many men and women today are ready to defend their loved ones at any cost. CCW Breakaways’ vision is to serve these noble souls with superior tactical methods and products that are:
Protecting Families . . . Saving Lives