Everyone remembers how the terror attacks of 9/11 stunned our country and shut down our air travel for nearly 2 weeks. Well, we just had another terrorist attack in Colorado. My deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims. I don’t use the names of monsters/terrorists as I refuse to give them ‘status’ or fame.
A deranged gunman slipped back into a theater through a fire-exit and killed at least 12 people, wounding more than 70 others, who had gathered for a night of entertainment and relaxation. In the middle of the fear and confusion the gunman was able to fire into the panicked crowd with absolute impunity as there was no one able to stop him by shooting back. I keep seeing comments on news stories where people ask ‘Why didn’t anybody stop him….. or shoot back…. etc’. WELL………..
No one shot back because Law-abiding citizens with concealed carry permits were following the Colorado Law that demands they DISARM when a private business posts a sign prohibiting concealed carry. Of course, the criminal monster ignored the sign and was able to perpetrate his evil in a place he felt comfortable that no one would be able to stop his horrendous act.
1 – The gun is no more dangerous than your car, hammer, pencil or computer. It is dependent on the will of the user.
2 – Laws/Rules can’t legislate morality.
3 – Law Enforcement has no duty to protect you, the individual, only to investigate and prosecute crime.
4 – Criminals by definition don’t obey laws/rules.
5 – Please seek out a legitimate firearms instructor and get some education about guns. EVERYONE should know/understand firearm safety and basic usage. I recommend taking an NRA Basic Pistol Course not some unknown training.
So every time you see a sign that prohibits Concealed Carry think back to this incident and ask yourself: Is the establishment going to protect me from an attack by a psychopath? Will the sign protect me or stop the Homicidal Lunatic? Am I comfortable in trusting complete strangers/establishments for my safety/life of that of my loved ones? I then enter that business and inform the owner/manager that I saw the sign and since they don’t respect my life or rights that I will exercise my right to patronize businesses that do….. and I will tell all my friends about their policy. Then I leave the business.
Personally, I carry a firearm because I realize that there are evil people in this world and NO ONE else will protect me from them. I don’t want a fight and will run away if possible but when my heels hit the wall I WILL fight to survive.
NO one in the theater had time to call 911. Reports are the monster was wearing body armor, so shooting him may not have been able to penetrate, picture to your self getting hit in the chest with a sledge hammer 15-20 times in the course of 3 seconds. That would be motivation for most people, no matter how sick they are, to stop being a threat to others.
So far this horrendous action hasn’t shut down a large section of our Country or economy, and it shouldn’t. Our Country/society are better than these psychopaths and terrorists.
I challenge everyone reading this to stop being SHEEPLE. Take responsibility for your own life and safety. When you take firearm/defense training from a competent instructor they will show you how to be more observant and hopefully avoid or escape threatening situations. Watch out for the ‘militia’, ‘ninja’, ‘gun shop commando’, ‘kill em all’, ‘only a 1911 is worth carrying’ and ‘bask in my greatness’ bozos, there are way too many trainers that want to ‘train you like a Navy SEAL in just 4 hours’. Start with the NRA courses to build a good basic knowledge and skill set, they also give you some decent mindset information. There are several thousand NRA instructors willing to help you be safer. Then you are ready to seek out more advanced training from the ‘big name schools’.
Practical Shooting Academy, Gunsight and Thunder Ranch are some I recommend.
Realize that in a world of SHEEPLE , un-aware and un-prepared as they go through life there need to be SHEEPDOGS. Will you step up? Remember, legally armed citizens create a hostile work environment for criminals.
Read and study, get good information, contact your representatives and senators.
Educate yourself and VOTE!!!!