This morning brought us another tragic report of a Texas prosecutor being shot -- this time along with his wife (story here). This victim was the District Attorney of the office where another prosecutor was shot two months ago. That attorney had reportedly been in fear for his life, and began to carry a gun for protection. While it is still unclear whether or not these two shootings are linked, one thing seems clear: Mark Hasse (the first victim) had good reason to fear for his safety. I generally do not advocate paranoia, but I also think that you should listen to your gut when it tells you that something is amiss. Humans' instincts are better at detecting danger than we often realize. If you feel like trouble is coming, be prepared for it.