Planned Parenthood Shooting – Happy Ending?

By John Farnam

Robert Lewis Dear : A booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert Lewis Dear, 57, the suspect in the shooting Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
Robert Lewis Dear : A booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert Lewis Dear, 57, the suspect in the shooting Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
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Ft Collins, CO –-( No “Happy Ending!”

Yesterday, in Colorado Springs, CO, we experienced a hostage drama at a local Planned Parenthood Clinic. Not a lot is immediately known, but current information suggests there was a single suspect, armed with one longarm (at least).

Several casualties, including police officers. At least one fatality.

Suspect eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. Identity and motive not revealed at this time.

Media reports are, as usual, filled with endless speculation, but precious few facts.

Police can, as usual, not expect anyone to say “Thanks.” What they can expect is a legion of armchair critics who will endlessly point out where they could have done it better!

Hostage situations rarely have a “happy ending!”

By all accounts, an armored (military) vehicle proved invaluable in rescuing hostages/bystanders. These are the same vehicles that the BHO Administration is doing its best to deny to local police agencies. Administration spokesmen are strangely silent on that issue right now. Imagine that!

Something that should not escape the notice of all of us:

Innocent people, who just happened to be there and subsequently found themselves involuntarily swept-up in this drama, had no time to “get ready!” Like most, they found themselves in a “come-as-you-are” war!

Some were injured.

All of us need reminding that the “first responder” in a case like this is YOU! Police are “subsequent responders.

I predict frequency of these incidents will increase geometrically, between now and late 2016.

  • 1) Be ready, however you define personal “readiness.”
  • 2) Tweak your lifestyle as necessary. Be prepared to make big changes, instantly!
  • 3) Be alert and aware. Don’t discount disagreeable information, just because it doesn’t fit your agenda.
  • 4) Maintain full ability for independent action. Don’t be a hapless slave to someone else’s (even friends’ and family’s) plans and agendas. Do what you need to do, without hesitation, whether anyone else likes it or not!

“We must maintain our own personal, individual state of readiness. Don't feel like putting on your gun, or wearing attire that will conceal it? Don't want to be bothered putting your rifle in your car? Is your TTGSW kit handy? Worried about violating some stupid rule or law intended to keep you a perpetually helpless, frightened victim?

These decisions are yours, and your life depends on them. There may be inconvenience involved in maintaining a reasonable state of personal readiness, but it pales in comparison to being trapped, while simultaneously unprepared.

Political gas-bags will not tell you any of this.

You are on your own. Be ready!” ~ R Morgan


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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4 years ago

This piece of scum will have an attorney that will explain the horrible childhood this POS had. The attorney will explain that he has some kind of chemical imbalance to the brain or a brain tumor that had previously gone undetected. Diminished capacity ? Nope ! The attorney will try and explain that this loser didn’t have control of his mental faculties at the time of the crime. Bullshit too ! In short, the attorney will try and explain that he was legally insane. More bullshit ! Get a damn rope !

4 years ago

He looks “crazy” to us but I bet he is NOT insane. He knew exactly what he was doing, planned every bit of it, except the escape part was not planned too well.
I hope he is NOT found NG by reason of insanity and gets the max sentence, whatever that is in Co.
Hopefully death.

4 years ago

Wow, he looks like he’s sane….