Armed School personnel common sense vs wacko liberalism, Good guy with gun to stop bad guys, NC news writers opinions, Liberal college education weakens IQ and nation

Armed School personnel common sense vs wacko liberalism, Good guy with gun to stop bad guys, NC news writers opinions, Liberal college education weakens IQ and nation

“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”… Mahatma Gandhi
“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”… John F. Kennedy
“Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon — so long as there is no answer to it — gives claws to the weak.”…George Orwell

Below are 2 editorials from newsmen in NC. The first from Tim White of the Fayetteville Observer and the second from John Hammer of the Rhinoceros Times based in Greensboro.

From the Fayetteville Observer December 23, 2012.

“I’m comfortable around guns – although not when they’re in the hands of thugs or idiots. I grew up in a gun family. Shooting is a good, challenging sport. And in a time when break-ins are common – even into occupied homes – it’s hard to fault anyone who wants to keep a gun handy.

I was about 8 years old when I first fired a .22 at a target. About two years later, I got my first gun as a birthday present – a bolt-action Remington .22 that became my regular companion a few years later in my wanderings around the farmland where I grew up.

I added some guns to the inventory as I got older. I grew up in a hunting family, a shooting family, and it was the same way for most of my childhood friends and my many cousins. Guns were part of life, and we spent many an hour comparing muzzle energy and velocities of various ammunition loads.

I got my first concealed-carry permit in my early 20s. I worked long hours, often late at night, and sometimes found myself in pretty unsettling places as I chased stories. I thought I needed the extra protection.

I didn’t.

I was threatened a few times, but nobody ever put a hand on me. Nobody ever flashed a gun at me. Nobody tried to do anything that required me to defend myself.

And then I thought the self-defense thing through. I had no qualms about shooting a bad guy who was trying to cause me harm. But did I have enough training to do it safely – to be certain I would hit only my target and not anyone else?

No. I didn’t.

And getting that training was more than I had time and inclination to do. Proficiency in combat shooting – as the thousands of military veterans around here know well – isn’t something you pick up in your spare time on weekends. It’s a serious, dangerous business that requires regular practice after you learn the basics.

Even well-trained police officers sometimes wound or kill innocent bystanders. Consider, for example, the nine bystanders wounded by two New York cops when they confronted a shooter at the Empire State Building last summer. I can only imagine what the likelihood of that is when the shooter has far less training, experience and regular practice.

That’s why I’m astonished that anyone is serious about arming teachers to prevent another Newtown. Teachers are in the classroom to teach, not to stand guard duty. Knowing that a teacher wouldn’t have the time to keep up his or her professional skills and shooting skills, too, I’d be worried about leaving my child there for the day.

And do we want our schools to become armed camps? I don’t. Friday’s Dana Summers cartoon on the editorial page summed it up – a big, blocky building with barbed wire and guard towers, that looked like a prison but was actually an elementary school.

I may not fear guns, but I do fear what can happen when an inexperienced shooter tries to use one in a crowd. That’s why we’re fools if we think we’ll save lives by allowing people to carry their concealed guns into bars or churches or schools. We’re only increasing the likelihood of innocent people getting shot and killed.

I honor the Second Amendment as much as I do the First. But the freedoms that both confer must be exercised carefully and responsibly.

Perhaps more so with the Second Amendment. If my words miss the target, nobody dies. If my shot in self-defense misses, I may take the life of an innocent man, woman or child – or several of them.

That’s why for the most part, public safety belongs in the hands of professionals.”

I agree with the following:

“I honor the Second Amendment as much as I do the First. But the freedoms that both confer must be exercised carefully and responsibly.”

Otherwise, unless Mr. White has left part of his message unwritten, most of this article is some of the dumbest stuff I have ever read.

Mr. White, why don’t you ask family members of those killed at Sandy Hook or Norway or any other massacre site where there was no armed resistance to an armed maniac. Do you believe they would have chanced an armed good guy firing at the nut job? I know what my answer is.

Rational people who care about their families have weapons at home and treat them responsibly. So why would anyone send their children to a school where they do not provide the same protection?

From commenter bob strauss today at Citizen Wells.

“San Antonio Theater Shooting

On Sunday December 17, 2012, 2 days after the CT shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his X-girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people. He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s like the Aurora, CO theater story plus a restaurant!

Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?

There was an off duty county deputy at the theater. SHE pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone. So since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened.

Only the local media covered it. The city is giving her a medal next week.”

From John Hammer of the Rhino Times December 27, 2012.

“A lot of folks who are not gun control nuts are talking about the need for gun control following the horrific killings at Sandy Hook. If you fall into that camp, please don’t fall into the “ban assault weapons” camp. The term assault weapon was invented by the Clinton administration for a ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004. Go ahead and look it up and see if there was a great drop-off in people being shot during that time. Or you can believe me when I say I can’t find one.

Also, during the ban on assault weapons, to make us all safer was the Columbine shooting.

The ban on assault weapons was a typical Clinton action that had much more to do with form than function. The Clinton administration got to define assault weapon, since it is not a real term. They defined an assault weapon as a weapon that had characteristics that made it look like a military assault rifle. So an assault weapon is defined by how it looks not what it does.

If a semi-automatic rifle had a detachable magazine and any two of the following characteristics it was banned – a folding or telescopic stock, a flash suppressor or barrel that can accommodate a flash suppressor, a pistol grip, bayonet mount or grenade launcher.

During that ban a fellow newspaper publisher showed me a gun he had recently bought and pointed to a threaded hole in the side of the gun and said, “If I put a bolt in that hole, possessing this gun is a felony.” During the ban on assault weapons, I think a bolt would have been considered a bayonet mount or one of the other illegal features. It had nothing to do with how the gun operated, but simply how it looked.

Assault weapons are very popular with hunters and gun enthusiasts because they are light, accurate and dependable.”

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31 responses to “Armed School personnel common sense vs wacko liberalism, Good guy with gun to stop bad guys, NC news writers opinions, Liberal college education weakens IQ and nation

  1. Contempt of Court Motion Filed Against Obama:
    U.S. Attorney’s Office Illegally Representing Barack

  2. Concerned Citizen

    In Switzerland 51% of the population have guns. Every school has weapons available. There has never been a school mass killing there. Same story in Israel. After an incident in the 1970’s all schools and school buses now have arms available. There have been no further killings. This seems to be an obvious solution to the same problem in the US.

  3. Must view video: Anita Alvarez – Cook County IL State Attorney on gun control

    Should Cook County’s Top Prosecutor Have a Law License? Corrupt Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez

  4. bob strauss | December 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

    She is a hero. Great for her. We need more like her. Every women should learn to shoot, if she wants to, in my opinion. I am starting my search for a good gun for me. I am also reading up on self defense courses. I have taken courses before, but you can never be too prepared. The book Personal Defense For Women by Gila Hayes has lots of tips, if women are interested.

  5. Better link.
    Whistleblower | December 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm |

    Nadhmi Auchi further outed by John Shaw thanks to Doug Ross

  6. Hillary Clinton hospitalized with a blood clot? It must have really messed up her vacation with hubby. 😉 Wasn’t she suppose to testify soon on Benghazi? I foresee a total lack of recollection (again).

  7. Hi Thistle,

    The timing of her ‘physical ills’ is rather odd, don’t you think?

    First, the concussion (but no hospital visit) and now, a blood clot?

    IMO, she’s pulling out all the stops NOT to testify on Benghazi. She knows she’ll either have to ‘fess up, or perjure herself.

    Yup, amnesia is next, due to the concussion, of course….

  8. Bob Strauss, did you send the link on the San Antonio, TX article to Drudge or WND? They might print it. Also to other conservative talk show hosts like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, even though I know most are still on vacation this week. This story NEEDS to get out there.

    I was reading the posts on what incidents caused the banning of guns in the UK and one thing stood out clear as a bell. A couple of crazy people went nuts and started shooting up innocent people on the street. Crazy people!!! Well, IF I was an EVIL person (or gvmt with an evil takeover agenda) and I wanted my ‘crown jewel” achievement of banning guns in a country, I would secretly exploit what was successfully used in other countries. Then get the useful idiots in the media to do their part in finding the crazy person as just a misguided person & gun owners as the ogres. I find it hard to believe that our gvmt can stop terrorist attacks before they happen but not a crazy person who advertises their insanity (his website dedicated to Satan) yet seems to be smart enough to destroy whatever evidence on his computer. I have to wonder what was on that computer that ‘might’ have been incriminating to …….well whoever.

  9. Hi SueK…..I absolutely agree. Clinton machine always seems to come out smelling like a rose, no matter what happens. This thing with HC is just too much for anyone to believe, except perhaps those who are totally in the Clinton camp, but then they probably know what it’s all about and are laughing hysterically.

  10. CW: please delete my earlier message in moderation. Thanks.

  11. Finally someone is calling the Hollywood liberals hypocrites. Help this go all over the Internet. Warning it is graphic at times.

  12. Excellent Tina! Doesn’t get better than that (even with the language) but my hubby and I were some of the few parents in our area who DID monitor what our kids watched while they were growing up. Hollywood movies were some of the first to indoctrinate kids, and the public schools also did their part. We monitored Hollywood, but unfortunately, we didn’t pay as much attention to their curriculum. Wish now we had done more. 😦

  13. Older but a needed reminder:

  14. Forgot to mention Drudge is mentioning the video I posted.

  15. Thistle, thanks. That is a great video. Thanks for sharing also.

  16. In the comments on that security guard and the incident in SA, seems the story as printed had some inaccuracies. The facts need to be clear or else it just sounds as bad as the looney left ‘s hysteria over banning guns. They do not need any help distorting facts from those of us who support the second amendment. The truth will be the decider in the end who wins these battles.

  17. Seems the shooter of the firefighters in NY got his weapons through a so called ‘straw purchase’. Guess who else used this highly illegal method of obtaining weapons? If you guessed our dear federal govt. you are correct. Think Fast and Furious. Read what the judge had to say and then send it on to your reps in DC.

  18. Should we all send Hillary “get well” cards? That poor poor woman has had SO many medical issues lately. I’m sure it is pure coincidence that it is right before she testifies….. GAG! Should we start a petition on the WH website to have her testify hooked up to a lie detector machine? Otherwise it is amnesia all over the place!

    Belated Merry Christmas to everyone and an early Happy New Year!

  19. Thistle…………….

    We all know that the Clintons are pure, and simple habitual liars,and as far as I know have always been for most of their slimey,pathetic lives. What sickens me more than the mentally warped Clintons do is the number of people who walk among us who believe EVERY word of EVERYTHING that the Clintons have to say,and even admire the Clintons. This tells me that a very large portion of our society is itself deranged, and otherwise stupid. People no longer want to know the truth, about ANYTHING, all they want is DRUGS,DRUGS,and more DRUGS, more and more deviate sex, more and more FREE LIVINGS, and more and more nose goodies upon which to feed. A large percentage of our young people who have graduated from college,cannot even pass a HS level SAT exam. I have a strong feeling that our alleged society is GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET!

  20. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I’d like to know what incentive Obama has to get a deal done on the Bush Tax Rate cuts that expire at midnight tonight?

    If a deal is NOT done, he has BILLIONS more at his disposal, AND he gets to blame the Republicans for a deal not being done.

    Win-Win for ole Barry.

    What a bunch of idiots the Republicans are for NOT educating the public.

  21. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    How convienient for the old bat Hillary to have had this tragic “fall”, “concussion” and now “blood clot”.

    The levels of deception this Administration will go to is disgusting.

    But I’m sure if you were to ask her, she’d say she’s “chomping at the bit” to testify on Benghazi (which has dropped off the radar screen of the MSM), right before she comes down with a “migraine” that will keep her from testifying until “they” can come up with some “story” for the LIAR to tell.

  22. Interested Bystander

    How rude of me……………

    Good morning all, and let me be the first here to wish all a Happy New Year.

  23. Good morning Interested Bystander, et al.
    Happy New Year!

  24. Sibley v Obama: Motion To Disqualify Judge John Bates For Being An Accessory After The Fact

  25. Ginger,
    That article linked to is suspect, because of its “authorship”:

    Clinton Injured, US Navy Seal Killed In Secret US Mission To Iran

    By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

    Sorcha Faal is known around the blogosphere for bizarre, fanciful “reporting” and is not to be trusted.

    Granted, anything is possible these days, but that writer is usually off the wall and is supposedly giving “information” from behind Kremlin walls.

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