Monthly Archives: December 2015

Self-Defense in the Age of Active Shooters

These Sheriffs understand the threat. Does yours?

Run, Hide, Fight (video)

On Scene with Sheriff Wayne Ivey (video, Brevard County Sheriff)

Surviving an Active Shooter (video, LA County Sheriff)

King County Sheriff asks deputies to carry guns and extra magazines in wake of Paris attacks (article)

 

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

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Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

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Imagine

glock-19_hrImagine, by John Lennon, is among my top picks as one of the worst songs ever, but that’s not because I don’t have a good imagination.

I like to imagine lots of things, but one of my favorites is to imagine how many fewer rapes would be attempted if every potential rapist had to spend time wondering whether or not his intended victim was armed with a handgun.

Or how many would-be muggers would become actual muggers if they knew there was even a 50-50 chance their intended victims were armed. Or how many potential mass shooters would target schools, theaters or shopping malls if they knew their intended victims could respond with deadly force.

Now imagine what would happen if they knew for a certainty that none of their intended victims would be armed. Ever.

 

 

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Let’s Do the Maths

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“But most of the Syrian refugees are good people who just want to live in peace,” they say.

Well, sure, they are. Let’s say that 99.99% of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that Obama has pledged to admit are good people and 0.01% are terrorists. That would be one terrorist.

If 99.9% are good people and 0.1% are terrorists, that would be 10 terrorists.

If 99% are good people and 1% are terrorists, that would be 100 terrorists.

But Secretary of State John Kerry said we’d be taking up to 200,000 refugees over the next two years.

So…

99.99% good = 20 not so good

99.9% good = 200 not so good

99% good = 2,000 not so good

So you see that the President and the Secretary of State of the United States are cavalierly talking about allowing God-only-knows-how-many potential terrorists access to your workplace, the next sporting event you attend or your child’s school.

Think about that.

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