Yesterday, a police officer stationed in a Maryland school ended a shooting incident one minute after it began. Two students were wounded – one seriously – and the shooter is dead. The progressive left (really Marxists, thus totalitarians) will likely have to declare a day of mourning and protest the success of a common-sense exercise of armed self-defense and defense of others. At the very least, the MSM (to call them “leftist” would be redundant) will simply not report this act of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun. That, according to progressive rubrics, that can’t happen; if it isn’t reported, it didn’t happen.
It is, leftist dogma says, “outrageous,” insane” etc. to allow individuals in schools, including teachers who so wish, to exercise their natural and Constitutional right of self-defense. Somehow, in calling for “common sense” gun control (they never say what that actually means because their real goal is to disarm everyone except the state), common sense somehow excludes citizens being able to defend against lethal force with comparable force. The end-game of such efforts can be seen in England, where, ever since guns were all-but banned, victims of armed home invasions are frequently prosecuted for defending themselves in their own homes, even when they do not use lethal force!... [Read More]
Brought to us via a George Soros project, of course. The newspaper that soiled my driveway this morning held a gloating article from the USA Today Network about all sorts of big companies severing ties (loose ones at that) with the NRA. I had heard NPR gloating over it on Friday:
As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.... [Read More]
I saw a bunch of articles in the past few days that mentioned one initiative proposed to help forestall future mass shootings by mentally troubled youths. The proposal is to raise the age limit required for a youngster to attain before he is allowed to purchase an “assault rifle” on his own.
In their rush to press forward any and all limitations on guns, eager beaver journalists rushed to state capitols all around to get soundbite quotes from politicians. In red states they tried to buttonhole Republicans, looking for quotes that could be used during electioneering later this year. In my state, they raced around the Tennessee capitol and got a number of GOP officials to opine on some proposals that they might be willing to consider or at least permit debate on. I was amused, sort of, by some of the Surrender Caucus saying their usual weaselly things.... [Read More]