I tend to stay away from “breaking news” mainly because the very term means nobody has a clue what is going on. As a former police officer, and a member of the intelligence community, I am aware of the need for analysis of facts versus immediate emotional reactions in order to make a determination as to a rational course of action. Most individuals capable of critical thinking also realize that getting at least a basic understanding of an event is kind of a key part of forming an opinion on said event. Apparently, based on yesterday’s feeding frenzy over Ohio State, the gun control movement is facing a severe shortage of individuals capable of critical thinking from the top to bottom.
To recap for those who may not be aware, a young 18 year old Somali refugee decided to drive into a crowd at high speed in his Honda Civic, and once he had accomplished that, he began waylaying everyone in sight with a butcher knife. The University sent out both text messages and Tweets regarding an active shooter and for everyone to “Run, Fight, Hide”. This was appropriate as it ensured people took the threat seriously and warned students away from where the assailant was running amok. Police arrived on scene in short order, took the attacker under fire, and stopped the threat by shooting him.
Now here is where the gun control industry started coming off the rails…
News channels picked up the “Active Shooter” story and ran with it, adding in that (at various times) between 7 to 10 people were injured or on the way to the hospital. Vox posted on Twitter “Ohio State University Shooting: What We Know” (based on the article what they knew was not a damn thing). MSNBC and HuffPo went into apoplectic fits. Twitter exploded almost immediately with calls to ban guns, critiques of campus carry (despite OSU being a gun free zone), slamming the NRA and the usual comments along those lines.
Moms Demand Action immediately started Tweeting furiously about kids being shot, GunSense, common sense gun laws and their usual Bloomberg funded agitprop. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, not to be outdone, posted on their Facebook page (taking a cue from Moms Demand in that the dead only count when they are shot) said they were thankful a gun wasn’t used… because those injured and killed aren’t REALLY hurt. Getting run over with a Honda then smashed about the face and head with a butcher knife is cool with them…
Politicians got in on the act, immediately bemoaning those who were shot, calling for more gun control, blaming the NRA… Sheila Jackson Lee Tweeted “Today is yet another was a sad day in our country because of a senseless shooting at an Ohio State University.” Considering the only person shot was the one trying to kill people with his car and a big honking knife… her Tweet might be the most savage comment on the internet… but I digress….
I want to point out the madness, the insanity, the collective losing of s**t by the uninformed and ignorant masses who believe whatever Ladd Everitt and Shannon Watts tell them they should believe..
I am of course referring to the comments and replies to the Facebook and Twitter posts.
Some of the choicer comments from the Moms Demand Facebook post (which they edited out their prior screeching about gunmen, common sense gun safety etc etc etc)
John Asumaa: Gosh, where are all the good guys with guns? What's going wrong, NRA?
It was pointed out OSU was a gun free zone and the good guys, not being criminals, left their guns elsewhere. Those posts were of course deleted and the posters banned.
Another good one was from Christine Arriaga Rivera who said “Another case of people who should not have access to guns misusing them.”
This post ties Sheila Jackson Lee’s Tweet for the most savage thing on the internet. The only people who had guns were the cops, and they misused them by shooting the guy trying to kill people with a butcher knife after he ran them over with his car.
Again- any posts referencing the fact no firearm was used outside of law enforcement were deleted and the posters banned.
Perhaps one of the best was from Lori Burton Admokom who said “The NRA must be so happy again! So sorry for the continued chaos brought about by easy access guns, but ka Ching $$ for you NRA”
I’m thinking that she must have meant the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) since no gun was used, but a car was. Granted trying to get inside a gun control extremist’s head is like trying to juggle a dozen greased weasels but it is the only way to explain that comment. Well… it could be early onset dementia but I’m going to go with Occam’s Razor here and the NRA and NHRA are only one letter apart.
As for the rabid sociopaths who inhabit the CSGV page I’m just going to post one of the saner responses to Ladd’s siren call of “Active Shooter”.
**WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE**
Manuel Herrar: Another white male on a shooting rampage. Business as usual in Trump's AmeriKKKa. #cocksnotglocks
Of course the assailant, as we know, was a Somali Muslim immigrant who had made Facebook postings about killing infidels. I wonder how long it took Mr. Herrar to remove the foot he so firmly wedged into his mouth…
Now of course once these pages began getting bombarded with people speaking the truth about what happened, little facts like the only firearm present was carried by the cop who shot the perp, that gun control doesn’t prevent someone from running you over with a vehicle, that gun free zones don’t stop someone from pretending to be an Uruk-Hai with a butcher knife, that even as the story was breaking (and even if the attacker did have a firearm) nobody had been reported shot, they started walking back their screeching, but the narrative had been set in people’s minds.
It seems nowadays that perception trumps reality and it was on full display today. Even when their ignorance of the facts involving this incident were pointed out, the gun control extremists continued shrieking about shooting victims and gun control.
The gun control industry depends on people like this because, as we have all seen countless times, their narrative cannot stand up to logic, reason or truth.
It is why we cannot rest on our laurels, but need to continue the fight both on a national level and at the grassroots. A lie can circle the world before the truth ties its shoes- and today proved that adage.
-- Mr. Decker
I was recently accused of being a single issue voter during a heated discussion regarding the 2016 election cycle. Now, the person who slung this accusation at me did so knowing very little about where I stand on any issue besides the Second Amendment. They don’t know the breadth and depth of my political research outside of what they see posted on my public profile page Rebecca Schmoe 1mmagc Mom.
As I began to correct this short-sighted and undereducated individual it occurred to me that in all reality I didn’t need to give them the satisfaction of listing a biography of political leanings. As the Spokesmom for 1mmagc.org, and single mother of three, who holds a full time job outside the home, I have better ways to spend my time than to engage in a battle of opinion with your common under the bridge (in their parents' basement) troll.
Therefore, my short answer to any who would choose to use the phrase “single issue voter” as a derogatory statement against those of us who advocate for gun rights is simply this; What other issues matter if you are not able to defend your life with the most effective and efficient tools available? First and foremost, you must protect the Second so that you may have the opportunity to have an opinion on all other issues which arise.
Growing up, my folks had three rules for me about fighting.
1) Don't start the fight.
2) Know the reason why you are fighting. Always keep in mind that there is nothing someone can say about you, or those you care about, that is worth putting your hands on them. Words are just words until your actions prove them true.
3) But, once the fight begins, finish it.
I know it's avant-garde these days to tell kids that violence is never the answer. However, as adults, you and I know that is simply not true. Though violence should not be the first resort, and we must teach our children that words can in fact be ignored, there is a very definite time when the answer to violence is violence. Whether you rise to meet that violent threat personally, or you call the men with a badge and a gun to meet that violent threat for you, the answer is the same. Teaching our children that it is somehow more noble to be a victim than a survivor is not only a tragedy, but a great travesty. As parents, we are responsible for the lives given into our care. That includes teaching our children how to protect and defend themselves when we are not there to do it for them. Anything less than that is neglect.
So, my children will grow up with the same three rules I had.
The same three rules I live by today.
Don't go looking for a fight, the only thing worth fighting over is protection of life, and, at the end of the day, do whatever is necessary to go home to those who need you.
Rebecca Schmoe 1MMAGC Mom
So, you don’t like guns. You don’t like small concealable guns. You don’t like long guns. You don’t like the dangers you associate with them. You don’t like the loud noise they make. You don’t like the myriad of different sizes of ammunition. You don’t like the accessories. You don’t like to see them in public. You don’t like to not know if they are kept in a home you or your children visit. You don’t like citizen funded gun rights activist groups such as the NRA or 1mmagc.org. You don’t like to see pictures of guns. You don’t like toy guns. You don’t like pastries chewed into the shape of a gun. You don’t even like the word gun because of the sense of dread it invokes deep within you.
You know what I don’t like? Watermelon.
Most everyone I know just loves watermelon. They think I’m odd because I avoid it like the plague. I don’t like the way it smells. I don’t like how it tastes. I don’t like how sticky it is. I don’t like the seeds. I don’t find a single redeeming quality about them. Even still, this time of year they seem to corner the market. Watermelon, and watermelon flavoring, is everywhere you go; desserts, drinks, salads, soups, the list is seemingly endless of what people will make out of them!
Why does this matter? In short, it doesn’t. I can live my entire life not liking watermelon and it won’t matter to anyone other than myself. Just as you can not like guns and it doesn’t matter to anyone but yourself.
Come to think of it, I suppose it is a little different. You have absolutely no right enumerated in the United States Constitution that protects your right to keep and bear watermelons, do you? However, gun owners have the Second Amendment and SCOTUS rulings (e.g. Heller v. District of Columbia) which expressly protect our right to keep and bear arms (including, but not limited to, guns).
So, you go right ahead and keep not liking guns. Just remember, no one cares about your opinion about guns anymore than they care that I don’t like watermelon.
Get over yourself already.
According to Liberal America, the last thing you want to have in an active shooter situation is.....a gun. According to real life, however, that's exactly what you want. Deputies in South Carolina say 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson faces multiple attempted murder charges after he pulled out an illegally carried gun and fired multiple rounds into a crowd that had gathered during his argument with another patron, Sunday at a nightclub in Lyman.
From The Washington Times:
“His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said.
So...any more questions?
Human nature hasn't changed.
The history of humanity is the history of abuses of power. When one person murdered the next person, when tribe destroyed the neighboring tribe, they did so because they were more powerful. When this abuse happens at government levels, we see everything from people voting themselves higher salaries to Wounded Knee, the Armenian Genocide, and even the Holocaust.
And, most recently, when one person is more powerful than everybody in a nightclub, we see the results.
Human nature hasn't changed since the dawn of time. You should protect yourself from that person who wants to murder you. Protect your tribe from the other tribe. Protect your group from the government.
Protect yourself. Nobody else will do it for you.
In a recent interview New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made the following statements.
“Oftentimes I think we have more ability to empathize,” Gillibrand told Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who hosts the podcast “Off Message.”
“That’s one of the reasons why I want 51 percent of women in Congress, I think a lot of these issues would be foregone conclusions. I think if the women in America took over the gun issue and said ‘we’re going to have common sense gun reform because no mother should have to lose their child to horrible gun violence,’ you would have a different outcome.”
“This debate is relegated to the men,” she continued, her voice growing louder.
“It’s about hunting? It has nothing to do with hunting. Nothing in this debate has to do with hunting, and nothing in this debate has to do with the Second Amendment rights. Nothing.”
“I see the world in the lens of women’s issues. I’m making everything a woman’s issue. I want guns to be a woman’s issue, "
[Context from http://dailycaller.com/…/senator-says-gun-debate-has-noth…/… ]
Progressives want to complain about sexism and gender inequality and then come off with nonsense such as this!? Seriously!?
Listen closely, I am a woman who wholeheartedly supports the original intent of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
I am unwaivering in my resolve to protect and defend my family from all threat, every enemy, any attack. My right to do so is inherent. It is not granted by government and as such cannot be reduced or revoked by government. Nor is it subject to, of all things, my gender.
I refuse to allow spineless, helpless, victim-hood glorifying, perpetual damsels in distress, project their inadequacies and blatant unwillingness to protect themselves and their loved ones on to me.
How dare you, Senator Gillibrand, try to usurp the voice of millions of women! How dare you make assumptions about our unalienable right to self defense based on our gender! You, as an American, have the right to speak your opinion as protected by the First Amendment. However, you do not have the right to be so presumptuous, ignorant, and arrogant as to say that you are speaking for the rest of us in regards to the Second.
“I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s internet technology we should be able to tell within 72 hours if a potential gun owner has a record.” Donald Trump (The America We Deserve, 2000)
This is what Trump said in his own words, published in his own book, The America We Deserve, published in 2000.
That means that he wrote it down, read it, re-read it, edited around it, and finally approved this quote to go to press for the entire world to read.
This is what we refer to as a core value. He didn't simply misstate a talking point. He didn't get carried away in the heat of the moment. No one coerced him or caught him off guard with a trick question.
He believes in restricting the Second Amendment.
How do feel about that? Are you willing to take the chance that he has completely changed his core values as far as gun restriction and circumventing the original intent of the Constitution of the United States of America?
Since printing this quote, Donald Trump has decided to make a run for the Oval Office on the conservative Republican ticket. He has claimed repeatedly that he is pro Second Amendment as well as a conservative constitutionalist. My question is, what hard evidence has he given us so that we can believe him? At this point we only have his campaign trail talking points against his approved and printed word.