04 July 2016

A father reflects...

...on Orlando...

After seeing the Paris massacre last year, I thought, this couldn't happen in America, because surely, somebody in a large crowd like that would be armed. Wrong. History has repeated itself right here in the USA and my son and 51 others were slaughtered like helpless cattle.
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Like his mother, Christopher was very idealistic about the human race, and he did not want to see the evil in the world or even to believe it existed. He used to laugh and joke and tell me I was paranoid to carry a gun off duty, when I was a Detroit cop.
Unfortunately, the reality is, the only thing that can stop a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun...
When the shooting started Saturday night, I'll bet there wasn't a person in the club who wouldn't have traded everything he owned in the world for a loaded gun.
But, hey... that's just wishful thinking... I mean, how often could that happen in the real... wait a minute...
Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man and fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club. "His rounds struck three 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 the man who shot Thompson has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and won’t be facing any charges.
It happens more often than you think.


FROM THE COMMENTS: Here's your next byline...
Somalian Dahir Ibrahim successfully challenged a deportation order and was told he was allowed to stay in Britain after his release from a 10-year jail sentence for rape. However, the 31-year-old, who was originally convicted in 2005, went on to sexually assault and beat two more young women as they walked through Birmingham city centre.

His lawyer argued that Ibrahim did not know that his behaviour was "unacceptable."

LAST WORD: The Pink Pistols say "Never Again"
Austin is one of two gay men I know who believe they were saved from death, or at least a long hospital stay, by guns.

Today almost half of all Americans (and 60 percent of gun owners) live in states that license concealed weapons; abuse of lawfully carried guns turns out to be vanishingly rare.

Remember, to get a permit you typically need to register with the police, pay a fee, pass a gun-safety test, have no criminal record, not be crazy and so on.

In aggregate, people with concealed-gun permits handle their weapons more safely than off-duty cops.


Dennis LeDrew said...

Hereis your next byline LOL


Bill Elder said...

Neo – the full and true story of the Orlando terror attack has been avoided by the self-defense phobic media. There WAS an armed person in the club -an off duty cop, he exchanged fire with the creep – this is what bought time for a majority of the people in the club to escape. The armed resistance caused the creep to retreat into the washrooms with a few hostages. The body count would have been much higher than 50 if there was no immediate armed response, so in Orlando the survivors owe their lives to an armed response in a must issue concealed carry state.

The yet to be debunked Kleck/Gertz and CDC studies state that there are at least over 2 million defensive gun uses (DGU) a year – that’s 2 million less casualties. Stats aside we all know armed defense is the best defense against lethal criminal attack otherwise the police would use virtue posing and hippy bafflegab against armed perps.

People have to get some self respect back and realize their government and it’s mouthpiece the MSM cannot protect them and with their anti self defense agendas is actually making them docile prey for criminals. Every person killed in that Orlando terror attack was killed by an anti-gun politician who enabled the attacker by making victims for him.

Neo Conservative said...

dennis... thx for the link... post updated.

"bill e says... the full and true story of the Orlando terror attack"

i had heard whispers about this on the blogosphere... but no media outlet has dares go there. obviously, they wouldn't want to disrupt the "guns are evil" meme and let people know that firearms are often used to save lives.


Frances said...

Neo - how many of the dead lay bleeding out while the cops debated whether or not to go in because they thought there might be a bomb there?

Bill E said...

"His lawyer argued that Ibrahim did not know that his behaviour was "unacceptable."

Hang them both fir good measure - just to cleanse the human gene pool of weaponized stupid.

Neo Conservative said...

"frances asks... how many of the dead lay bleeding out"

see... i always thought rescuing people, despite the risk, was part of the job description. do firefighters say, "gotta let that fire burn down a bit before i go find those kids in the upstairs bedroom"?

when did the cops become such 'fraidy cats?


Anonymous said...

Neo Conservative said... when did the cops become such 'fraidy cats?

** Since they had sensitivity training - and a lush pension pay out