Everytown for Gun Safety: Spreading More Lies

Everytown for Gun Safety, Everytown.org, is out there…er, out there deliberately misrepresenting the facts again… i.e. LYING!

This time it’s about the pending legislation that would remove firearm suppressors from the same classification as machine guns and other classes of devices under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Most people more commonly refer to these devices as “silencers”. The only knowledge most people have about this subject has been gleaned from popular culture through the media. And, like Everytown, reality doesn’t apply. Allow me to dissect and CORRECT Everytown’s ignorance and misrepresentations.

Take this from their Chief Researcher, Paul Joseph Goebbels…er, “Research Division.” “…radical legislation would repeal all federal laws on firearm silencers, making it legal for convicted felons, domestic abusers, and other people with dangerous histories to buy silencers.

This is a flat-out LIE. Not ignorance, just a BIG FAT Lie. The delisting of suppressors would result in these devices being treated the SAME as a firearm. And unlike buying a firearm, the hurdles are much higher and much more expensive to purchase a suppressor. So, no, it would NOT make it legal for people who are prohibited from purchasing a firearm to purchase or possess a suppressor, apparently, an inconvenient “truth.”

They continue by stating that “The federal laws have kept silencers out of the hands of criminals for decades, without blocking access to law—abiding citizens.” Uh, Yeah…right. Correct only if criminals go to a Class III firearms Dealer, spends hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase a suppressor that they can’t remove from the Dealer’s shop until said criminal fills out a bunch of paperwork, passes a Background Check, and provide a Passport photo. Not done yet! Then, there’s the $200 check made out to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for the “Tax Stamp”. Then the paperwork and money, are sent to the BATF! Then, we wait and wait and wait and wait some more. Somewhere between 4 and 9 months later, the purchaser receives a letter from BATF saying “okay” or “no-go.” Obviously, this efficient process doesn’t cause any undue burden on “law-abiding citizens.”

According to EVERYTOWN’s crack researchers, “…silencers are not the most effective or the safest way to do so. Widely available ear protection products work better than silencers to protect hearing and safety — which is why the U.S. military relies on them, not on silencers, to protect soldiers’ hearing.” I wonder how much they pay their “researchers” for inaccurate “research?” Inside the ear canal “ear plugs” are never adequate hearing protection for one’s hearing. Virtually every package of ear plugs states that ear muffs should ALSO be used in conjunction with the ear plugs. And there are, in fact, times when normal hearing protection techniques are dangerous to the shooter hunter or military personnel. Hunting season can be dangerous and in a wood full of hunters one requires all of his senses, especially his hearing. Same issue in the military. With communication being the most important asset on the battlefield and with the myriad of communication devices being used, ear plugs don’t fit into the equation, as a U.S. Army veteran myself, I can attest to the fact that suppressors are STANDARD issue to all sniper teams. Apparently, EVERYTOWN’s researchers are not military combat veterans nor hunters. Next Lie-

Silencers in the wrong hands create serious public safety risks.

  • The loud and distinctive noise that a gun makes is one of its most important safety features: when people hear it, they realize they may need to run, hide, or protect others.
  • In mass shootings, being able to hear and identify the gunshots can mean the difference between life and death.”

The first point from my point of view as a former law enforcement officer is total B.S. The general public can’t tell a car back-fire from a firecracker or an actual gunfire. Experience and testimony from individuals involved in a public shooting often say they heard a “bang” and thought it was a firecracker or they didn’t realize it was gunfire until later or when they see someone on the ground or actually see the gunman.  As far as “no one “heard the gunshot(s)”, suppressors only suppress a few decibels. The suppressor is only half of the equation. In order to get the full benefit “sub-sonic” ammunition which is not only difficult to find, most often, it must be ordered. And, sub-sonic ammunition is VERY expensive for your “law-abiding” citizen. I’ve never seen nor heard or ANY average dirtbag criminal going through the bureaucratic and expense of obtaining and using a suppressor in a mass shooting…ever. In reference to their second point, reread this paragraph.

The brain surgeons in research offer more words of “wisdom.” They state that…

The SHUSH Act would make it harder for law enforcement to solve crimes.

Under the bill, the Justice Department would be forced to destroy existing records that can help law enforcement officers solve gun crimes, catch dangerous criminals, and protect communities.”

This completely ludicrous since suppressors offer NO forensic value at all in a death investigation. Suppressors are nothing more than a smaller version of a car muffler that fits on the end of the gun. A bullet fired from a suppressed weapon NEVER touches the inside of a suppressor, therefore it offers NOTHING to any ballistic examination. As stated previously, criminals can’t purchase suppressors, it’s difficult enough for EVERYTOWN’s “law-abiding” citizens.

And, One More Lie from your friendly Anti-gun group EVERYTOWN…

The SHUSH Act would block states from enforcing their own laws regarding silencers.

Under the legislation, state and local policymakers who have carefully crafted their own laws to keep silencers out of the wrong hands would be blocked from enforcing many of those protections, and from making new ones.”

Completely UNTRUE…Who would’ve seen that one coming? Removal of suppressors from the NFA list would have NO effect on existing State laws. In the handful of States where suppressors are illegal to possess, laws would NOT change due to a change in federal law. However, law makers and the citizens of those states could change said laws if deemed appropriate for them through their legislative process.

I know that I left out one or two other fallacious arguments (LIES) because they’re predictable and frankly, I lose more brain cells with every paragraph I read from these LIARS. I call upon everyone to educate themselves on the subject of suppressors. Visit YOUTUBE, there, you will learn all you need to know. Don’t allow organizations like EVERYTOWN to shovel their sh*t.

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Lest We Forget

Well, it’s Friday. It’s the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. “Memorial Day.” Do the American people understand its significance? Do we have an understanding of its origins? My words pale in comparison to the words of a Gold Star Mother…

“Every April, tension builds inside my heart anticipating the upcoming holidays. Mothers Day, May 10. Bam! A reminder that my precious 29-year-old firstborn is gone far too soon. Memorial Day, May 25. Whap! A reminder of how my beloved son was killed. Father’s Day, June 21. Bam! Another punch in the gut. July 4. Boom! Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, my son died for others’ freedom to fight or to do in their own eyes whatever is right. The first time I heard The Star Spangled Banner after Kristoffer was killed, like a piercing wail of death, our national anthem doubled me over in pain, enraging me to my core. Now when I hear the tune or the words, the mourning song of my heart streams liquid down my cheeks.”

Too many people think that Memorial Day is just one of our coveted holidays away from work. It’s a day that brings families together for cook-outs, fireworks and parades. But, even standing roadside watching the ranks of camouflage Heroes march by,  drive by and pass by riding motorized wheelchairs, many fail to grasp the sacrifices this special group of Men and Woman had to endure in the name of America.

Over 1,000,000,000 Americans were wounded or killed and over 30,000 missing in WWII ALONE. And, WWII veterans are dying at a rate of about 5,000 per year. In fact, since the beginning of Our great nation to the most recent action in Yemen, over 1.5 MILLION Americans gave up their lives, another 1.8 Million suffered life altering wounds and another 41,000 are missing presumed dead. The blood of these American Heroes guaranteed Our future would be safe from the horrors other peoples suffered and are currently suffering around the world.

Once upon a time as a child, I didn’t fully grasp the suffering, the struggle and the deeper meaning of Memorial Day. My time in the U.S. Army changed that. At the time of my enlistment, I still didn’t understand the significance of my decision. However, as any Veteran will tell you, their sacrifice, the sacrifice of the service member’s family is fully realized quickly. So, in the words of the Gold Star Mom quoted above,

Don’t you get it? People died for you and for the freedoms you take for granted.”

Try to remember this while you enjoy your Memorial Day BBQ with friends and family.

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Time for a National Purge of Our Educational Institutions

Just when you thought the “educational” system in Our country couldn’t be worse, it continues to surprise. As angry as I get at these spoiled little brats, who still suck off the teats of their parents, have ZERO ambitions other than the “revolution” (whatever that entails), I know that to some extent it’s not ALL their fault.

I’m pissed and have reached my limits. I’m tired of those assholes in academia pushing…no, Force-Feeding an anti-American agenda down the throats of Our children who don’t have the knowledge nor the experience push back. The parent(s) don’t push back because they are not aware of what goes on their kids school room. They fail to realize that “teachers” are people too. They have their own prejudices and agendas. And, that  they quit often incorporate these biases into their everyday lives to include the classroom.

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. This programming of our kids has become exponentially worse over the last 15 years or so. In past years, one would occasionally read or watch a news story about that one college professor out there in crazy land attempting to indoctrinate our kids in the way of socialism. Now, the crazy ones are the ones who still expouse the virtue of American exceptionalism.

With the advent of social justice, this “Grand Experiment” called America, is in serious danger of forever being degraded into another third world country only with better tech, beer and dancing with the stars.

I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the last eight years under President Obama. For eight years I’ve watched society regress fifty years with regards to race relations. Frankly, I long for the good ol’ days of the KKK yearly march of ignorance or the stupidity and dangerousness of groups like Nation of Islam, or the annual Al Sharpton show of Blame Whitey (for Everything).

Over the last eight years we have reached the point of continuous outrages from the left. The manufactured lies of injustice and continued exploitation at the hands of white people. Now we have BLM (Black Lives Matter), the New Black Panthers and others who want to blame whites for every woe they suffer. Which brings me to University of Hawaii mathematics professor Piper Harron.

Harron has a deeply ingrained hatred for white people.  In a recent hit piece titled, “Get Out The Way” (Posted on the blog site belonging to and endorsed by, the American Mathematical Society http://blogs.ams.org/inclusionexclusion/2017/05/11/get-out-the-way/), she pulls no punches with her opinion regarding White (cis) Americans. Take the following.

“Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else. If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power.”

She continues…”Remember that you live in a world where people don’t succeed in a vacuum; most success happens on the backs of others who did not consent. You have no idea how successful you would have been if you were still you, but with an additional marginalization (not white, or not male, or not cis gender, or with a disability, etc).”

The bottom line is that if you’re  a white person, your success is not yours. No matter how hard you work, no matter the hours you, as a white person, put into achieving your individual success, you have victimized a person of color…er, “marginalized person” along the way. However, she has no issue stepping all over your life or your Rights in order to achieve the left’s / communists / socialists goals. The following is her message to her white colleagues in academia…

“Well, as a first step, at least get off your hiring committee, your curriculum committee, and make sure you’re replaced by a woman of color or trans person.”

She ends her blog piece with…”This is not about shame or guilt. Those things are useless. This is about shifting perspective. I know you’re not going to quit your job, but I want you to understand that you should. And to understand that by keeping your job and your other unearned privileges, you are running a continued debt to marginalized people and you should always be seeking ways to pay us back.”

Pay who back for what? Of course the “marginalized” that she speaks of, is code for Black people. This comment is right up there with another race baiter who states that white people should open a separate bank account and deposit portions of their hard-earned income for the express purpose of reparations. That those monies should be “given” to people of color to begin to pay for our (white) privilege.  

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Looking at the Above table, exactly where is the “white privilege?” Yes, the poverty rates for whites is the lowest at 9.1% compared to blacks at 24.1%. However, this is based upon population percentages. If you look at the actual number of White Americans in poverty, they far outnumber every other race (They won by popular vote…Hillary?). In fact, the number is actually higher since “HISPANIC IS A CULTURE, NOT A RACE!” If you’re hispanic of european descent, you are in fact a member of the white / caucasian race! This is one of the things that I really hate. How all of these special interest play with definitions of words in order to push their group’s agenda. And, a large portion iof America is just intellectually lazy enough to just accept the bullshit they’re being spoonfed.

It’s one thing to be an “adult” choosing to be willfully ignorant of facts and truths, however it’s another thing to brainwash Our kids. Kids will observe and soak up everything they see and hear (I really need to watch my language around the three year old). For example, we also have an eight year old at home. Not a week goes by without a comment about the Evil President Trump from him. It’s one thing to educate your kid, to raise him / her to be a decent human being and productive citizen. You hope they grow up with the ability to make reasoned decisions. But, that’s not what we have now. We have publicly educated kids who have been taught to act  and “think” collectively. Individualism is seen as almost…well, evil. The very freedoms in Our Constitution are seen by this current generation as something evil as well. Our Founding Fathers viewed as nothing more than evil slave owning capitalists with bad wigs.

They have virtually no ability to think beyond the next pleasurable experience. The next “need” like the new iphone, car…etc. Just watch non-mainstream media news station (FOX News) when they interview college age kids. They’re complete morons. I dare you to go to the next big protest featuring ANTIFA…i.e. spoiled brats running amuck. They can’t even spell “critical discourse” let alone engage in it at any point.

We all rant about things that concern us. We worry about immigration, the economy, terrorism, race relations…etc. However, it all comes down to “how” we educate or allow the “state” to educate Our children. Too many “parents” are content to turn over control of our children’s minds to the “schools”.

Bottom line, compared to years ago when “educators” like professor Harron above were the exception, instructors like her are now the rule. This situation will not be corrected until we (the grown-ups with long pants) rise up within our communities and retake the reigns of educating Our children. We must demand the withholding of tax dollars to colleges and universities who refuse to educate our kids minus the political agendas. If necessary, Americans who still believe in Our Constitutional foundings must rebel against the assaults that our kids face everyday. I truly believe that the majority of this country (Those who voted for President Trump) should just STOP paying taxes and / or filing returns. Just REFUSE to comply with the arbitrary whims and corruption of those we elect to office to “represent” us but, rarely do. America is community, the foundation of which are the millions of individual families.

Hate President Trump, his cabinet picks…etc. But America has been given a gift. When you are offered a school choice voucher, take it and choose wisely. The future of YOUR country is riding on the choices we make today.

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Diversity and Multiculturalism: The Killing of America

 

“Our military force’s diversity is its greatest strength. The Army Secretary must show genuine support for ALL of our men & women in uniform.” – Sen. Elizabeth Warren

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”

― Charles de Gaulle

Diversity, used to have a positive connotation. However now, because of the democratic/liberal/socialist influences in our country, especially since the latter half of the twentieth century, has become a net negative. Often married to the term Multiculturalism.

We have seen this before. The Roman Empire. The ever increasing of taxes, unfettered immigration, outsourcing of jobs, governmental corruption, the intentional ignoring and avoidance of opinion by the governed, I could go on and on.

Diversity and multiculturalism is NOT a net positive to a nation, assimilation is. Assimilation is the absorption and integration of people, ideas, or culture into a wider society or culture, is the glue that held America together in the past. During the last century, millions of people came to America. They brought not only their dreams, they also brought their own belief systems and their cultures. One has only to look at the City of New York during this period. There was the Chinese, Irish, Italian, et. al. living in distinct sections or neighborhoods within the city.

They all had their distinct culture and rules that governed their daily lives. However, unlike today, they assimilated to the American culture. They did fight against it not demand that American culture bend to their cultural way of life. These old world immigrants and people from non-european nations, desired to become successful. They worked through extreme daily hardships to find work, raise their families and to become Americans. And, they found ways to maintain their cultural foundations all the while striving to become American citizens and embracing American culture. They opened churches, businesses and bought homes. They contributed to the American way of life in every possible way.

Contrast this with what has been happening in our country for the last 40 years. Massive illegal “immigration” ( I describe it, I believe more accurately as “INVASION”) by those with no desire to assimilate to the traditional American culture. They have mostly come for economic reasons, however now, we also have more nefarious motivations. Not only do we have people here illegally draining our institutions of healthcare, education and employment, they come here in their bid to destroy our nation from within in their bid for world domination under Islam.

In the last century, these people described themselves as Americans first and foremost. Fast forward to day and we have more hyphenated Americans than we ever had in the past. And, unlike the past we have not only divided ourselves from each other by culture but by race as well. We have taken heritage celebration months ( A terrible idea by any measure ) into competitions of why “we’re so wonderful,” and “White” people are so…insert any negative word or phrase here…” Just toss the idea of a “White Heritage Month” out into any public arena.

The need for racial victimhood has become so ingrained in American society, that one cannot avoid the subject of race for one day. Since the day President Obama announced his intent to run for office, to the day he left, race relations in this country have degraded to the attitudes common in the first half of this country’s existence.

Everyday the average person is deluged with race issues. We’ve now highlight race with almost everything. The Mainstream Media is particularly guilty in this arena. Television, news print and other media with a liberal bias have done nothing to de-escalate racial tensions. The bias is so blatant as to be absurd. Take police shootings. How many times have you heard or read about a police shooting where the police officer was “white” and the “victim” (God forbid a term like the robber, shooter…etc ), be referred to as shooter, robber or just plain “suspect?” Almost never happens. You don’t hear that a white police officer shot a “white” man or woman. However, you will hear “Black, Asian, hispanic…etc” (Hispanic is a CULTURE, NOT a race. Not that the media or race baiters make that distinction).

Those on the political left, love to use cutesy phrases in order to push their multifaceted agendas. One that is frequently encountered is:

Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White

The left makes the claim this phrase is used by paranoid white supremacy folks as justification for racist behavior. Are there white racists? Of course. However, unlike some minority groups in this country, there are no White Supremacy groups in positions of political power ( Hello, Congressional Black Caucus….). Here is a list of a few of these groups that have influence in American society:

  • National Action Network.
  • National Afro-American League.
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators.
  • National Black Justice Coalition.
  • National Council of Negro Women.
  • National Equal Rights League.
  • National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association.
  • National Negro Business League.

I wonder how many Americans of Irish descent (original slaves and indentured servants) are represented by the above listed National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association? And to be “inclusive” and in the name of Fairness and Diversity, Virtually every race and some cultural organizations, have social and political groups to represent its viewpoints and opinions…Unless you’re white.

I fear that the America where everyone was first and foremost an American, is dead. We  have too many competing interests from too many selfish and self indulgent assholes who are American by legal definition only and not in their hearts. They are leeches on America and whose only interest is, “what’s in for me and mine” instead of what’s best for America as a whole. Diversity and multiculturalism, in and of themselves, are benign terms, until you mix those terms with politics and politicians. Racism of all flavors particularly white supremacy will continue to flourish as long as any government or agency thereof not only shows preference for but endorsing those policies for non-white people.

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MSM and ALT-Left’s Attempt to Define Policing

“…Media coverage of police brutality and abuses of power is especially important under President Trump. In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to “cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement,” USA Today reported. In the memo, Sessions wrote, “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.” As The Atlantic wrote, “When local governments violate the basic constitutional rights of citizens, Americans are supposed to be able to look to the federal government to protect those rights. Sessions has made clear that when it comes to police abuses, they’re now on their own.”

“With Sessions reducing federal oversight on local law enforcement, the press is one of the most prominent institutions left to hold police accountable for bad behavior. This new reality is worrisome, to say the least, as media outlets have repeatedly criminalized black and other non-white victims of police violence. Additionally, conservative media have repeatedly portrayed advocates calling for reforms to curb police brutality, including Black Lives Matteras criminals and terrorists. The lack of coverage cable news devoted to Edwards’ death shows that, so far, media haven’t stepped up to the plate.” -mediamatters.org

And the media propaganda machine continues to spew its lies. Take for example the quote from A.G. Sessions to: “cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement,” and “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.” Every citizen (every Natural Born or otherwise Legal citizen) should be applauding this return to Constitutional Rule of Law as enshrined by Our Founding Fathers. Having worked myself in law enforcement from the local to the federal level, I almost cried with joy knowing that the grownups in long pants were now taking control of the reigns in D.C.

Indeed, it is not the job of the federal government, specifically the Justice Department to “oversee” Local, County nor State law enforcement agencies. The proper role of the Justice Department is to use its discretion to investigate possible violations of federal law by agencies charged with policing their communities. Specifically, the violation(s) of individual Rights guaranteed under the Constitution and specific federal laws and relevant federal court rulings. If one’s Right(s) is violated by a police officer or other law enforcement entity under “Color of Law,” that’s when the federal government has an obligation to investigate and act if necessary. And, may determine that oversight of an agency is needed only in the most extreme cases and for only as long as it takes to correct the situation. The LAST thing this country needs is a national police force. The only non-harmful thing that would accomplish is to put officers in the same uniforms making us all look alike.

No state, hell, no local community has the same practices when it comes to policing. Yes, they all fall under the same federal laws and the same Constitution however, each jurisdiction has its own “flavoring” according geographical local and the culture of each community they serve. For example: Although law enforcement agencies use the same Use of Force continuum as prescribed by the Justice Department. It GUIDES their policies of how force may be used against a person. However, many agencies add additional guidance to their policies in order to add additional protects for their citizenry and the officers. To state…” Sessions has made clear that when it comes to police abuses, they’re (the people of America ) now on their own.” This total Liberal bullshit at worst and extreme hyperbole at best.

The next “worrisome” claim is that…” This new reality is worrisome, to say the least, as media outlets have repeatedly criminalized black and other non-white victims of police violence.” Whoa, what?! They actually mean CONSERVATIVE media. Why is it that the claim that some “victim” of police brutality was an innocent, a good church-going boy, a scholar, a great high school football player, anything but the thug that he was, replete with a criminal record six pages long? Why is it that media outlets publish or broadcast statements like…”A black man was shot by a White police officer today in….” The media is complicit in pushing a politically correct narrative, they conspire with families and local community “leaders” in not just words. For example, a 6’ 2” 220lb individual, with a criminal record, attacks a police officer and ends up being shot and dies. Instead of objectively reporting the news with actual facts, they show pictures (provided by the family of the perp) of said perp at the age of 14 in a football uniform. The Liberal media is actively driving the liberal agenda. The liberal mantra that anytime police do their job, are racist if the bad guy is a “person of color.”

So, when conservative media outlets, bloggers and the like report the truth, they are targeted. Accused of being a part of and complicit in systemic racism. BLM, New Black Panther Party, ANTIFA, et. al. are in FACT terrorist organizations. The politicians are either too afraid to say it or are conspiring with the media, the progressive movement and “community leaders” to decrease law and order and perpetuate the victim mentality. To say the “media haven’t stepped up to the plate,” is a joke, especially since they run the entire kitchen that is network television.

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Reason And Force

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: Reason and Force.

If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

 

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Good Shoot: Tamir Rice

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Toy gun or Real gun? Took too long….you’re DEAD.

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REAL shotgun hidden inside “Super Soaker” water gun taken from a a thug from one of these neighborhoods where police are NOT welcome.

“The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy (June 25, 2002 – November 23, 2014), occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Two police officers, 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann and 46-year-old Frank Garmback, responded after receiving a police dispatch call “of a male black sitting on a swing and pointing a gun at people” in a city park. A caller reported that a male was pointing “a pistol” at random people in the Cudell Recreation Center. At the beginning of the call and again in the middle he says of the pistol “it’s probably fake.” Toward the end of the two-minute call, the caller stated “he is probably a juvenile.” However, this information was not relayed to Loehmann or Garmback on the initial dispatch.The officers reported that upon their arrival, Rice reached towards a gun in his waistband. Within two seconds of arriving on the scene, white officer, Loehmann fired two shots before the zone car had come to a halt, hitting Rice once in the torso. Neither officer administered any first aid to Rice after the shooting. He died on the following day.”

I’ve had it with the MSM and Liberal spin utilizing words such as…”Murder, intentional murder, excessive use of force, police misconduct, a bad shoot, police gunned down, police kill young boy with toy gun…” Even these armchair quarterbacks who are paid personalities or “experts” that show up on the cable network channels use supposition, innuendo and sometimes pure ignorance to push an agenda or make themselves look ever so important. I even listened to a former Navy SEAL who was substituting for a well-known radio personality, attempt to speak on police tactics…”police got too close to subject”…etc. One cannot apply some military tactics to civilian law enforcement. He has ZERO clue as to what he is talking about. He stated that there are three kinds of “shoots,” Good, Bad and tragic. As a military veteran and as a former law enforcement officer, this makes me cringe to say the least.For someone who never was a police officer, never attended an academy, let alone worked on the street, well, you get my point.
So, let me address the first paragraph, the word “probably” used a number of times, mean exactly DICK! Doesn’t mean shit. Law enforcement is about accurate, timely FACTS. The truth of the matter is the FACT that a male black was “pointing a gun at people” in a public park is the ONLY relevant point here. Sure, you can point at the fact that the dispatcher didn’t relay the “probably’s”, but it’s NOT relevant to the responding officers. They were discussing and planning enroute for the worst case scenario, a man with a gun menacing people at a recreation center. End of story. So, let us examine what happened.

Police get the call and respond. They arrive at the scene just yards away from the subject. The subject is on video prior to this, walking around with a gun in his hands. The officers arrive and the subject who started to walk away, now turns toward the officers reaching into his waistband while lifting his shirt exposing what appears to be a weapon, a firearm. Officers feel threatened and one of them opens fire on the subject who then falls to the ground.

Now, some are complaining that the officers “Would not” or “refused” to provide emergency medical care. Another Bullshit cry from the ignorant and the left which are more often than not, one and the same. Speaking as a former police officer, Use-of-Force and firearms instructor and detective, police are NOT paramedics. At best they receive a first aid class at the academy, not a course in trauma medicine. A police officer’s job is to secure the scene and make as safe as possible for everyone including the medics and victim(s).

So, moving along, I can hear the cries of some of you out there screaming….”but, it was a TOY GUN!” Irrelevant. I will tell you without a doubt that if I or any other trained person were confronted with an individual with what appears to be a weapon, whether firearm, knife, baseball bat…etc, that put me in fear of suffering a severe bodily injury or death, I’m going to shoot them, Period. So what did this “toy” look like? Every toy gun I’ve seen in the stores has a bright orange tip at the end of the barrel to signify that this is a toy gun. In this case, as in many others, this orange tip was either removed or painted black to make it appear as the real deal, a COLT .45 pistol. An actual firearm. ricegun (Actual “gun” Tamir was pointing at people)

I can show MANY instances where Real firearms have been concealed inside toy guns in an attempt to, well, conceal a real gun. So, now we have a subject with a realistic looking firearms/gun in a public park walking around then sitting on a swing, pointing this gun at other people in the area who are frightened and call 911.

So, now officers arriving on the scene having discussed on the way there how they’re going to handle this situation, are face with a split second decision in which someone could die, to include the officers. As stated above, the subject Tamir Rice acted stupidly by turning on police, lifting his shirt and reaching for what appeared to be a gun resulting in his being shot and subsequently dying from his injuries. ALL of the evidence, officer testimony and forensics, such as the enhanced video, clearly show this to be a “good” (in the legal sense) shoot. People can and do lie. FORENSICS don’t lie.

So, now we’re left with a dead child, a grieving family and community, as well as grieving police officers. Oh, what?! The media didn’t mention the grieving police officers?! Color me surprised….NOT! These two officers will now spend their lives being told that they did the right thing, a good job. All the while feeling the guilt over over a dead child. So, who IS responsible for this young man’s death? I’m just going to call it like I see it.

I blame the “parents”, the thug culture, and a society at large that allows the bullshit narrative of victimhood, in the hood. Where was Mommy and Daddy? Where was the teaching and supervision of a 12 year old boy. “Don’t go pointing guns, even toy guns at anyone, EVER!” “Where are you going and who will you be with?” I could go on all day. The point is that we have far too many egg and sperm donors, and not enough actual “parents.” If you don’t teach your kids right from wrong, how to behave in public or how to react to police, you run the risk of something bad happening to you kid.

Many of these (Black) communities fail to, or have no desire to rein in or control their own. They REFUSE to work with local law enforcement to reduce crime and get rid of the thug mentality, sometimes, in their own homes. These kids grow up respecting no one or anything to include themselves. No one wants to accept responsibility for the actions of themselves let alone their kids. If you raise a thug, don’t be surprised when something bad occurs. Stop blaming white people and the police for the short-comings of the black “communities”. If these “parents” and “families” want to blame someone for what happened to Tamir, they should start by looking in the mirror.

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