Fighting Radical Islam – Guns Are the Answer

By John Farnam : opinion

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Fighting Radical Islam – Guns Are the Answer
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Ft Collins, CO –-( Yesterday, in the West African nation (former French colony) of Mali, at least five Islamic terrorists were ultimately killed by “government forces,” but not before they invaded a swank resort (popular with foreign tourists) just outside the capital City of Bamarko, and murdered at least two guests.

Many more guest fled.

As with last week’s baseball field attack in DC, the death toll would have doubtless been much higher, had it not been for a single French soldier, who happened to be there for a holiday weekend, just like everyone else!

This situationally-aware, well trained French soldier, a true Operator who realized that there is no such thing as “off-duty,” wisely chose to carry his pistol during his weekend leave. That pistol came in mighty handy.

Yes indeed!

This courageous French soldier, in the right place at the right time, responding IMMEDIATELY to incoming gunfire, identified, shot, and wounded at least one jihadi. The result of his swift, precise, and decisive action is that the entire terrorist mission (of wiping-out dozens of helpless resort guests), precipitously fell apart!

Police arrived minutes later and finished the job!

This French soldier’s unilateral and audacious decision to go armed while on leave was in direct conflict with “rules,” “conventions,” “orders,” “ understandings,” ad nauseam. But, it likely saved his life and the lives of many other innocents.

He is a hero, by any standard!

So, once again we see the recurring theme:

“CCSAPO;” (Concealed Carriers, on Scene, Achieve Positive Outcomes) ~ This is THE “answer” to terrorism!

The real malignancy in this ongoing world drama is “hoplophobia,” and the real villains are “hoplophobes”

Hoplophobia Awareness
Hoplophobia Remains Repressed

Hoplophobes are cynical, sleazy, career cowards who are at once envious and spiteful of true Operators. Many occupy high places up the food-chain. Always too timid to enter the ring themselves, they sit in safety on the sidelines and piously point-out “where the strong man stumbled, and where the doer of deeds could have done them better.”

These are the ones who are deathly afraid of guns and armed men. These are the ones who nervously post “no guns allowed” signs everywhere they can.

Good thing we ignore them! Good thing that French soldier ignored them, eh?

For a domestic example, we’ve only to look as far as what used to be known as Comiskey (Chicago White Socks) Park, recently renamed to “Guaranteed Rate Park” (another example of Chicago’s decent into sewerdom. Charles A Comiskey, who died in 1931, was a founder of the American League).

The Park and MLB are hosting an annual baseball game between the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department.

This notice was just sent to all participants and attendees:

“ATTENTION POLICE OFFICERS: Per MLB POLICY: ABSOLUTELY NO GUNS are allowed in Guaranteed Rate Field. Please do not bring your gun!”

A crowd of police officers and their families, concentrated in a small area, and no one is armed. Does that sound like a terrorist target to you?

I suspect many CPD officers will not be attending. I surely wouldn’t. Cynical hoplophobes at MLB obviously don’t trust CPD officers with guns!

“Four maxims:

1) Your motives are not as altruistic as they seem to you.

2) Don’t overestimate your own merits.

3) Don’t expect others to take as much interest in you as you do..

4) Don’t imagine most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you.”

~Bertrand Russell


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This French soldier’s unilateral and audacious decision to go armed while on leave was in direct conflict with “rules,” “conventions,” “orders,” “ understandings,” ad nauseam. But, it likely saved his life and the lives of many other innocents.

He is a hero, by any standard! . . . . .

YEA! – A hero that is probably facing jail time!
EuroSocialist progressives would rather accept the “acceptable losses” to terrorism than admit that their ideology is flawed.


David Telliho

Mr. Farnam ;
There is no such thing as “radical islam”. Any honest Moslem (if you can find one) will tell you Islam is jihad, Jihad is Islam. I don`t like the term applied to Islam, but Islam is an ideology of world conquest. As an Islamist, it is permissible to
own slaves
child marriage
kill all who resist Islam
lie to non-believers, etc. and much more.
There is nothing peaceful in or about Islam.
It isn`t “radical”, Islam it self is evil.

Old Curmudgeon

I’m an old disabled copper who started out in law enforcement carrying an old military surplus Colt .38 Special revolver.. so that gives you an idea of how long I’ve daily carried a firearm. I refuse to enter any establishment that requires me to enter disarmed with one exception: in order to receive the health care I need, I can’t carry inside most clinics and hospitals. Whenever I encounter one of those gun free zone signs, I promptly return to my vehicle and make a phone call to the establishment, ask for a manager, and explain to them how much… Read more »

GI grunt

All of you will love this. I’ve worked with the American Red Cross for a number of years. I am not an employee. I am a Americorps volunteer attached to the Red Cross. Teach community disaster prep and have deployed to many of our nations hard hit disasters. I’m a proud, disabled Vietnam vet. The other day, 12 June 17 they put up a no gun sign outside the Red Cross building I work out of. If this has been a policy I sure didn’t know it or see any sign anywhere. This chapter has only a few volunteers and… Read more »

Wild Bill

@GI, Welcome to the site, and thank you for your sacrifices. Have you talked to the head shed, yet?

GI grunt

New policy but they say it’s always been so. I’ve deployed with them from Katrina on and always carried concealed.

Wild Bill

French? I wonder how he managed to sneak his pistol around. Well… I’d share my canteen with him anytime.

Wayne Clark

How come Gil never comments on stories like these?

Charlie Smith

His “handlers” only pay him to troll when they have something witty to say.

Wayne Clark

Charle Smith, I believe you’re onto something. Lol


Say what?

David Telliho

It`s OK, go back to your nap. We`ll keep you safe from the bugger mans.

Clark Kent

Don’t play ignorant; you OWN the comment.

marc disabled vet

Just go’s to show what training and self preservation can do !
BRAVO to that SOLDIER (maybe his country will follow his lead,
so far they lack the good sense he has )

Terence Colligan

Are you freaking kidding me? Unarmed cops are not cops, they are targets.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

So much for the religion of peace!
Guess those terrorists couldn’t run faster than a speeding bullet … oh well! This proves that guns in the hands of someone that knows how to use them CAN save lives.