I post on Ammoland. This is article is from David Codrea who also posts on Ammoland.
We deliberately disarm students and passengers on Chicago public transit. Another student paid the price last Friday. This attack happened with witnesses and during daylight.
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Ms. Hughes’ bewilderment that she was on her own and helpless against multiple assailants, even though two seemingly able males were nearby. Her mindset aside, she was defenseless because that’s the way the law and the rules mandate it.
It will be hard for some but we must let Puerto Rico default with no bailouts. The Same goes for Illinois and other states.. Bail them out, and the world will blow up! Financial dysfunction will catch like wildfire.
I agree. No bailouts at the city, county, state or federal level. No more indenturing future generations with the financial sins of the past.
Economists call bailouts a “moral hazard”. Governments will spend with abandon once they know others will pay the cost. The long term risk from a bailout far exceeds the short term risk from default. RM
Let us try the process of elimination here. Banning low wage jobs doesn’t help the poor. Therefore, politicians do it for another reason.. like power and votes. RM
President Barack Obama said Islam is peaceful. President Obama said Islam is a friend to the United States and an essential part of ‘who we are’. Barack said terrorists aren’t really muslims. That isn’t what muslims say.
Most muslims think that the terrorists who attacked the United States, Europe, and North Africa were muslims.
Almost all imams think the terrorists were muslims.
All the Wahhabi imams who advocate jihad think the terrorists were muslims.
Wealthy Saudis who fund the Wahhabi imams and their mosques who preach jihad all around the world think the terrorists were muslims.
The people who are attracted to Islam precisely because Islam tells them to kill other people, those recruits think the terrorist were muslims.
Look it up for yourself.
The only people who care what Barack Obama thinks about Islam are a few western journalists .. and I stopped listening to the mainstream media a long time ago. I don’t care what they say.
The Obama economy drives people to suicide.
“Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves.Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved upstate New York.”
Both French and US government officials spoke about terrorism this month. They again proposed to disarm innocent citizens. They said the government would protect citizens from terrorists .. given enough time. We’ve seen the body count from that failed idea. We’ve also seen how armed citizens succeed and stop mass murder again and again. Unfortunately, government officials are blind to the need for armed citizens. Armed citizens are outside the politically correct list of big government solutions. Citizens will have to solve this problem without government help.
The French interior minister spoke this week. He said the ministry had learned important lessons. The ministry now understood the recent violent Muslim attacks in both Paris and Brussels. After much discussion, the ministry now guaranteed that police and military anti-terrorism units would respond to any terrorist attack in 20 minutes or less.
Civilians will have seconds to respond,
yet the French interior ministers promised help in 20 minutes.
Twenty minutes is long enough for a terrorist group to take hostages and take control of a concert hall .. again. 20 minutes gives terrorists time to plant bombs in a soccer stadium or a major hotel .. again. A few Muslim terrorists could kill hundreds of people in an airport in 20 minutes .. again. It seems the French interior minister didn’t learn his lessons at all.
On the other hand, the lesson for the French people is painfully clear. The death of French citizens is politically acceptable no matter how many are killed. That is a bitter pill to swallow. My readers in the United States are shocked at the French government’s indifference to dead french civilians. Please consider this next news story before we Yanks feel superior.
Senior US military leaders spoke earlier this month. They said that US troops should stay disarmed on US bases. Our soldiers should call for help when they are attacked. We’ve had Muslims murder US servicemen at Fort Hood and recruiting centers in Chattanooga. Waiting for help to arrive left many servicemen dead.
We’ve already seen how poorly that solution works.
We’ve seen our soldiers killed at home.
It is clear that senior US military leaders will allow soldiers to be killed and wounded again. As with french citizens, dead US soldiers are viewed as acceptable domestic casualties so that senior government officials can serve their political masters. It makes me sick that US military leaders are so politically correct and personally pliable. I don’t feel much better about the French Interior Minister. In both countries, the central government asks innocent civilians to wait and die until government forces arrive.
Almost anything is a better solution to protect French citizens. Almost anything is a better solution to protect US troops. Both governments disarm innocent citizens and leaving them as vulnerable targets. Presenting disarmed citizens as bait for terrorists is a horrible idea. Almost any other solution would invite fewer terrorist attacks.
In most of the United States, as in Switzerland and Israel, armed citizens are the distributed defense that is always at the scene of mass public violence. We’ve seen armed civilians stop mass murder time after time. Unfortunately, that solution fails the big government political test. Armed citizens don’t increase government funding. There isn’t a government bureau of the armed civilian with a multi-billion-dollar budget and huge contracts with political kickbacks. Instead, interior ministers and military leaders stay stuck on stupid with their politically correct ideas. I wish they would consider something different rather than stay trapped inside the politically correct box.
What is outside the box? The French could invite a US pizza restaurant chain to offer guns as an option with their pizza deliveries. That way the guns and ammo would arrive in 15 minutes or less, or the gun and pizza are free. ;-)
For an international flavor, the French could allow Amazon drones to deliver handguns directly to the disarmed French citizens who need them. Amazon might drop the delivery charges if you’re an Amazon Prime customer.😉
Instead, we get more of the politically correct status quo. The same old bad solutions will deliver more of the same old dead citizens. That outcome works for big government politicians.
There is a lesson here for all of us. Big government can only think in terms of big government solutions. Small distributed solutions that actually work are never considered because they don’t provide concentrated political profits for politicians. We’re asking an elephant to dance. It can’t.
Shame on us for asking our government to again fix a problem of personal protection. The last time we asked the government for help with personal security we got the Transportation Safety Administration. I’m tired of having government employees grab my ass. It is time we learned.
We already have a solution at hand. It is available in seconds rather than minutes. Now we need to get government out of the way.
Pants on, Gun on. It worked before. It will work again.
The Obama Administration’s gun-running operation called “Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The Obama administration handed thousands of guns to Mexican drug gangs starting back in 2009. Now, after years of delay, District Court Judge Amy Berman ordered the Department of Justice to produce the documents Congress requested. The DOJ finally produced them, some 20 thousand pages in April 2016. These documents show the corruption we’d always suspected, and more.
Here is a short history lesson before we describe the most recent revelations. The Obama administration used the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the State Department to run over 2000 guns to Mexican drug gangs. Those guns killed hundreds of Mexican citizens and several US border guards. The vast majority of the guns were never recovered. None of the leaders of the drug gangs were ever arrested. Equally significant, no government employees were ever charged for breaking US firearms laws. President Obama claimed that all the documents about Fast and Furious were covered by executive privileged.
The Obama Administration refused to release documents when the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform first tried to investigate the gun-running scandal. Recent documents show the extraordinary lengths to which senior Department of Justice officials went to keep information from Congress. Further, the documents revealed how senior officials, including US Attorney General Eric Holder, intensely followed and managed the effort to limit and obstruct the trickle of information that was delivered to Congress.
We now know Attorney General Eric Holder and his subordinates did this-
- They deliberately claimed the charges of gun-walking in Arizona were false and refused to adjust the official position even after documents and evidence showed otherwise. The DoJ thought “the big lie” would work .. with the help of Socialist Politicians and the mainstream media.
- The Obama administration politicized decisions about how and whether to comply with the congressional investigation. Partisan Socialist politicians continue to delay, deny and discredit the investigation even today.
- The US Department of Justice carefully, methodically, and deliberately withheld relevant information about the scandal from Congress and the public.
- The DOJ tried to isolate the fallout from the Fast and Furious scandal to ATF leadership and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona .. even though the senior Obama officials knew about the operation all along.
- The Obama administration called itself the most transparent administration in history, yet it created a toxic culture of animosity towards congressional oversight. Holder lied while testifying before congress.
This is only the tip of the iceberg on Obama corruption. We know that at least one US Border Patrol agent was killed with these Fast and Furious weapons because the murderer’s gun was recovered at the scene. The serial number on the gun was later traced back to Fast and Furious records. We will never know how many other US citizens and Mexican citizens were murdered by Obama Guns because the criminal simply took the gun with him as he escaped.
There is widespread corruption and collusion between the Obama Administration and the left-leaning media. The scandal cost investigative journalists Sharyl Attkisson her job at CBS when she tried to report on Fast and Furious. The politicized CBS management didn’t want the scandal made public before the 2012 elections. On a personal note, we should also recognize the significant role that bloggers David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh played in documenting Fast and Furious. I’ve met them both. These two alternative media bloggers listened to outraged ATF agents who hated giving guns to criminals.
Finally, the scandal and cover-up aren’t over. Socialists in Congress, and their political supporters in the mainstream media, repeatedly told us that this investigation was only partisan muck-raking by racist Republicans. It wasn’t racism then. It isn’t racism now. Evidence shows that whistle-blowers were right about corruption in the ATF all along. Gun shop owners and agents inside the ATF raised red flags of alarm. The media hid Obama’s corruption so they could advance their personal political agenda.
How long will we put up with lies from the Obama Administration supporters, and from the Obama Administration it self?