By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- It took a while for the identity of the suspects in yesterday’s San Bernardino massacre to be identified, a fact not lost on those of us riveted by the unfolding story and wondering what was taking so long to at least provide a general description of suspects who were already taken down. With it finally coming out that they were a “devout Muslim” and his
Saudi Arabian [Pakistani] wife, it makes it fair to wonder what political correctness pressure authorities were under, self-imposed or otherwise.
It’s not that unfair of a speculation.
“A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people,” CBS Los Angeles reported. In other words, he allowed fear of being branded a “racist” by “progressives” to keep him from doing what Homeland Security says we should all do when our suspicions are aroused:
If you see something, say something.
The last high-profile time someone did exactly that, Ahmed the clock boy got an invitation to the White House from Obama himself. Those who said something were subjected to media-fueled ridicule and scorn for being “bigots.” Those who responded are now being extorted to apologize or face a $15M lawsuit.
With opportunistic “progressive” politicians, with the blood-dancing totalitarian lobby and with their media cheerleaders, all too immature to wait for facts to come out and just itching to exploit the citizen disarmament potential a mass shooting presents, the gun-grabbers have once more “jumped the gun.” The only people buying into their hysterical demands for more “common sense gun safety laws” are idiots of questionable usefulness. Meanwhile, the resolve of gun rights advocates is being strengthened as more gun owners are recognizing that “progressive” policies make terrorist and other mass attacks not just easier, but inevitable.
So while all the usual suspects are screaming that “something must be done,” and proclaiming we can’t accept mass shootings as “normal” (a much-parroted talking point both Obama and Hillary are exploiting), certain inconvenient truths don’t escape notice of a growing number of Americans.
Among those truths, as much as the establishment wants everyone to deny it, is that we need to revisit the government’s push to import more Islam and to distribute it throughout the Republic. If Paris didn’t put the skids on that, San Bernardino just may cause some “officials” to reconsider their place in the political equation.
Among those truths, as much as the “progressive” smear machine points fingers and bellows to the contrary, is that white, Christian, male Constitutionalists, and especially the NRA, are a pretty peaceable lot. Does anyone care to come up with a homicide rate for its five million armed-to-the-teeth members? No?
Among those truths, as much as the establishment wants people to believe otherwise, is that the police can’t protect you. The actual first responders aren’t the cops, and they generally respond by running or hiding in terror, or by bleeding out. Besides, ironically in this case, it wasn’t all that long ago that the San Bernardino city attorney caused quite a stir by advising residents to “‘lock their doors [and] load their guns’ because of police downsizing.”
Among those truths, as much as the establishment doesn’t want people to think about and act upon their rights, is that California is a “may issue” state for concealed carry permits, which means they generally “may not” except for the connected, and open carry is also not an option. The police can’t protect you and you can’t protect yourself.
And that brings us back to the meaningless “something must be done” complaint, which can be challenged with one word:
California is rated by the Brady Campaign as being “least friendly” (interesting choice of words) and having “the strongest gun laws” in the nation. Obviously, all those “laws” proved utterly useless in the face of reality. In spite of that, what the gun-grabbers want is more of what doesn’t work, and they want it imposed on everyone in Everytown. They don’t call it “home rule” for nothin’.
Like the saying goes, haters gonna hate. They’re going to rage, they’re going to lie, they’re going to accuse and they’re going to demand. The less temperate and tactical among them, that is, the self-control-challenged who go nuts if they can’t control everyone else, will say some furious, ridiculous and desperate things that will both show all their cards and their impotence.
That’s because they know, deep in their cowardly and covetous hearts, that the final card is held by gun owners who, in the final analysis, will not be scapegoated and will not comply with subversive edicts that do nothing but give all advantages to the evil. That’s because they know that ultimately, they’re stopped in their tracks by one simple, defiant response:
No. Your move.
It’s up to each of us gun owners to do our part to maintain the capability to back that up, and to pass it on to our heirs as it was passed on to us.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.