The Gun Free Argument from Lickspittles & Ethical Cowards

By John Farnam

Why No Armed Soldiers: Image Oleg Volk
Why No Armed Soldiers: Image Oleg Volk**
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Ft Collins, CO –-( “Hypocrisy cannot be forgiven, because ‘repentance’ for a hypocrite, is itself hypocrisy.” ~ Hazlitt

I have scant tolerance for lickspittles and ethical cowards, uniformed or not!

It seems our current senior military “leadership” has become so enamored of their positions, that they have forgotten their oath to defend our Constitution, not just to make sure their leftist commissars are protected from the embarrassment that always attaches when they are challenged by reality!

Imagine Vlad P’s “career track’ for a self-righteous, pontificating Russian three-star who allowed defenseless, unarmed troops under his command to be casually slaughtered by a single lunatic. Yet over here, they get promoted!

In January of 2012, another lunatic entered a Detroit Police Precinct and started shooting the place up. Some innocents were wounded, but the madman was engaged immediately, with bullets, not words! His murderous rage ended abruptly. It did not go on and on, as it always does on “gun-free” military bases and college campuses!

In November of the same year, yet another armed lunatic went into the Southfield, MI Police station and began shooting. Once again, he was immediately gunned-down by armed officers. They didn’t hesitate. They didn’t have to, as their means of effective self-defense was instantly at hand. Once again, several innocents were injured, but the affair was quickly ended, with awesome finality, due to the actions of courageous officers, armed and prepared, on the scene.

In both the above examples, the murderer would have doubtless continued to murder the innocent until finally confronted by someone with a gun. Suicide would then likely end the episode, as it usually does.

So, why are our military officers and staff NCOs not armed constantly, as are our police officers?

We all know the reason: Obama-era “leaders” are afraid of their own men! They have such little faith in the moral character of these brave man and women, and in the laughable small-arms training most have received, that they are paralyzed with fear at the thought of them being armed. I know a few police chiefs who are similarly paralyzed. It is time both start earning their pay!

But, instead of fearlessly moving forward, they cynically offer us “bread and circuses,” while quietly arming their own bodyguards!

Our current national situation literally defines the term “decline!”

“The world kills the very good, the very gentle, and the very brave impartially. When you are none of these, you can be sure it will kill you too. There will just be be no particular hurry.” ~ Hemmingway


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

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Too bad Obama will not use his cell phone and his ball point pen to sign executive orders to keep our troops safer on base.

He is too busy on vacation or non stop campaigning since he took the Oath of Office for the first time.

Yes the problem is not unique to Obama but he is the Commander in Chief and can try to fix the problem.

Nobody should be handed a bottle of meds and told to ‘come back in two weeks’ if they are having any traumatic episodes.


Since WWII the generals and admirals leading our military services have evolved from warriors to politicians and they’ve turned the military into a “social issues test bed”. It’s not entirely the military leadership’s fault. How many presidents, as Commander in Chief, have used the military to test “ideas” before applying them to the general population? That’s partly why we’re living with things like “smoking bans”, “gun-free zones” and women going into combat.


This isn’t an Obama era problem… I served 26 years in the Army, spanning 3 Republican and 2 Democrat administrations (Reagan, Bush, Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama). Never in those 26 years could a soldier legally carry a weapon on base unless they were an MP on duty or a soldier participating in unit training using their issued weapon(s). Criminal shootings occurred on base during each administration, some more notorious than others, but each just as bad. I’m no Obama lover, but to insinuate that this is a result of his lack of “leadership” is politically motivated, insincere and misleading… Read more »


This current crop of “military leadership” is what remains after Obama culled the best, and most loyal to our Constitution. Like Stalin, Obama will find out what the difference is between a commissar, and a fighting officer. The POTUS has turned loose his forces of gun confiscation in the East, but I wonder if he’s ready for the consequences?