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Defenseless in D.C. repost

September 16, 2013

This article is by my friend, Dave Cole.  He posts regularly at Gun Rights Magazine and allowed me to repost.  Dave has a background in the military, law enforcement, and self-defense training.  Give Dave a read here.

Here is Defenseless in D.C.


The bodies of the murdered are not even cold, and already the usual suspects are renewing the call for gun control.  Never mind that all of the weapons used by the killer were prohibited both on the premises of the Washington Navy Yard, and were illegal either to possess or to carry outside the home in Washington, D.C.

GhoulWere the “gun free zone” signs not big enough?  Perhaps the killer just overlooked them.  Maybe he didn’t speak English…we should make the signs multilingual.  Or at least mandate brighter or bigger lettering.  Because surely a deranged man bent on murder would not dare to cross that red line.  Surely those signs would make him see the error of his ways, and abandon his plans for mayhem.

But then again, perhaps the laws declaring the Navy Yard and the city which hosts it as “gun free zones” are obeyed only by law-abiding citizens who wish no more than to go about their day in peace.  Perhaps those signs affect only those of us in society who would only do violence as a last resort to save life, leaving us defenseless against those to whom a sign is not even a speed bump.

Complicit. Clinton's 1993 ban on personal firearms on military bases left warriors defenseless.
Clinton’s 1993 ban on personal firearms on military bases left warriors defenseless.


Reports state that the murderer used an AR-15, most likely with a 30 round magazine…which is illegal in Washington, D.C.  He must have gotten a David Gregory exemption from that law.  No?  You mean he just ignored the law against 30 round magazines, and went on to kill 12 people with it anyway?  Well, no one could have anticipated that a maniac bent on murder would ignore a law banning magazines.

Today twelve of our fellow Americans died as victims, but they were not born victims.  They were born with the right to defend their own lives with weapons of their choosing, but even on a military base in the nation’s capitol, anti-rights bigots and gun control meddlers left them just as defenseless as a first-grader.


Dave is right.  12 American citizens were denied their right of self-defense and died because of it.  Well said, Dave.

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