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Firearmschat Podcast 6/3/18 Pt.1 Rob Morse & Dr. Bill & Pt.2 Tek Greg & Dr. Bill | Firearms Chat

June 6, 2018
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Dr. Bill Chachkes and I talked about school safety and the recent attacks. Bill worked in New York City public schools, so had a wealth of real world wisdom. Give us a listen. RM

“I Spoke with our Friend and fellow Self Defense Radio Network member Rob Morse of the Polite Society Podcast & Self Defense Gun Stories.” Source: Firearmschat Podcast 6/3/18 Pt.1 Rob Morse & Dr. Bill & Pt.2 Tek Greg & Dr. Bill | Firearms Chat

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Time to be an Adult..or Not

June 5, 2018

I can’t make this stuff up. In one breath we’re told that anti-gun spokes-children from Florida should be admired for their sincerity.  Then, we’re told that young men and women under 21 years of age are too immature to make serious decisions and understand the consequences of their actions. That is why they can’t possess firearms. Hmm.

Which is it? Are they adults, or do some young adults want it one way and some want it the other way? I understand that some youngsters want to be treated as children. That is their issue. Why should we deny the rights of other adults simply because some people decide they are not ready to grow up?

Consider what people 18 to 21 accomplish. We see them-

 

  • get a job
  • get a driver’s license
  • sign contracts
  • rent a car or buy a car
  • rent an apartment
  • start a business
  • get a pilot’s license
  • travel anywhere they want
  • go to college
  • take out school loans
  • register to vote
  • serve on a jury
  • open credit card accounts
  • join the military
  • be arrested and tried as an adult in a court of law
  • bring a lawsuit, or be sued as an adult
  • file bankruptcy
  • choose their sex partners
  • approve your own medical procedures, including having an abortion
  • buy a house
  • assume a mortgage
  • become a school teacher in Florida at 18 years of age
  • drive a commercial truck in your state
  • become a police officer in Florida at 19 years of age
  • get married and divorced
  • have children
  • ..and protect their family with a firearm.

..because those are the things that adults do.

Gun-ban advocates say that young adults can do all of these things..but not buy or possess a firearm. Should we make a second class of citizenship for people who  look like an adults but who self-identify as children? Their drivers license would show that they can’t take passengers or drive at night because they are not yet fully adult.. if they should have a driver’s license at all? If you’re not an adult then why should you get to vote or have a credit card?

Shouldn’t you be back home living with your parents?

One thing is clear. Most of our young adults are more mature than our politicians.
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A tip-of-the-hat to Mark Walters for the encouragement to finish this article.
I gave you 400 words. Please leave a comment  and a rating.

Armed member of ‘Pfleger’s security’ arrested outside his church | Chicago City Wire

June 5, 2018

You’re a vocal anti-gun priest in Chicago..and your bodyguard gets busted for carrying a gun.  We have a new example of hypocrisy. RM

An armed security guard associated with staunch anti-gun and nationally known social activist, Father Michael Pfleger, was arrested on May 27 outside St. Sabina’s Roman Catholic Church on the South Side where Pfleger is a senior pastor.

Source: Armed member of ‘Pfleger’s security’ arrested outside his church | Chicago City Wire

Repost- Jury convicts former high school dean Shaun Harrison for shooting student in head – The Washington Post

June 3, 2018

The takeaways are obvious. Vet your staff. When in doubt, drug test them. End the “war on drugs” because it isn’t working. RM

Shaun O. Harrison was recently convicted after shooting a student. Harrison was a youth minister, a high school dean, and a leader of anger management courses.. who pushed students to sell drugs..and shot them if they smoked the profits.

Source: Jury convicts former high school dean Shaun Harrison for shooting student in head – The Washington Post

Repost- The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 People- Intellectual Takeout

June 3, 2018

If you wondered why tuition is so hight, it is very easy to be generous with other people’s money. RM

“The University of Michigan currently employs a diversity staff of nearly 100 (93) full-time diversity administrators, officers, directors, vice-provosts, deans, consultants, specialists, investigators, managers, executive assistants, administrative assistants, analysts, and coordinators.

“More than one-quarter (26) of these “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000, and the total payroll for this small army is $8.4 million. When you add to cash salaries an estimated 32.45% for UM’s very generous fringe benefit package for the average employee in this group (retirement, health care, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave, paid vacation, social security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, etc.) the total employee compensation for this group tops $11 million per year. And of course that doesn’t count the cost of office space, telephones, computers and printers, printing, postage, programs, training, or travel expenses.”

Source: The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 People | Intellectual Takeout

Another State Allows Armed School Staff..sort of

June 1, 2018
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We want to see things as black and white. Unfortunately, the laws allowing school staff to carry a firearm come in shades of gray. Let’s talk about the good news first.

Alabama will now allow more armed staff to protect schools.. well..sort of. The bad news is that only school administrators are included in the program, while teachers and other staff are not. A school that has a cop assigned to it, even part time, couldn’t have more armed staff. I couldn’t tell who would pay for the mandated training.

This was a program designed by politicians. In fact, most of the children in Alabama schools will be minutes away from an armed defender most of the time. As usual, when seconds count, the government mandated services are minutes away. Despite that glaring flaw, the politicians get to say they “did something to protect the children.” Like I said, shades of gray.

We have to clarify what we mean when we say children are protected at school. This is why definitions matter.

  • Are only police allowed to protect students? That means the school resource officer sitting at one end of the campus can be minutes away from an attack.
  • Is the school protected every minute that students are present. Students attend before school and after school activities. Events are often held on weekends. Are those students, staff, and families considered expendable?
  • Should we reclassify a state if a determined sheriff deputizes school staff so they may carry on school grounds? Do we expect every sheriff and police chief to do that? In fact, most students will remain unprotected.
  • Is the school board able to do what they consider necessary to protect students and staff? When does state regulation turn a “yes” into a “no”. Is that 5 hours of required training..or 500?
  • Are public schools disarmed while private schools can arm volunteer staff?

This is where I draw the line. Can a school board decide to have armed volunteer school staff on campus, yes or no. Are the state requirements so restrictive that the school board can’t find a sufficient number of volunteers, yes or no. I changed Louisiana and North Carolina to prohibited states since school boards are not allowed to approve armed staff. I’m sure I’ll revise the map again, so please comment as laws change.

Should there be any mandated training for school staff? The answer lies in the balance of competing harms. Lowering standards and increasing the number of selected and trained school staff might increase the risk of a negligent injury to a student. The good news is that we haven’t seen that happen. That theoretical concern is balanced by the certain risk of mass murders at school. We want more armed school staff until that risks are balanced. We have a long way to go.

On average, we’ve had about a dozen people killed each year in schools by mass murderers. That is fact, not theory. We’ve accumulated many thousands of man-years and woman-years of experience with armed school staff. Call that dozens of lifetimes of real world wisdom. We collect more experience with armed staff every day, and it never makes the news.

Our children need more defenders, not less.

 

 

 

 

Repost- Gun Freedom Radio EP112 Memorial Day 2018

June 1, 2018

Here is a big ‘Thank you!’ to Danny and Cheryl Todd for having me on their Gun Freedom Radio show. We talked about how the mass media turns murderers into celebrities. I’m also honored to be on the show with distinguished guests like Radney Foster, Ashely Hlebinsky, Beth Baumann, Alan Krutchkoff, and Alan Korwin. They inspire me, and I hope they inspire you too.

You can listen to the program here- GunFreedomRadio EP112 Memorial Day 2018

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