You Are Not Safe and Never Were

By Rob Morse: Opinion

New York City
New York City

Slow FactsUSA –-(  A muslim terrorist killed eight innocent civilians in New York as he ran over them with a rented truck. The murder wasn’t stopped by civilians or police. The murderer chose to stop by ramming his truck into a loaded school bus. This “truck violence” is the latest shock headline that the mainstream media uses to sell us soap and deodorant. Politicians are selling us spin at the same time. Politicians are in the business of selling government services as much as the news media is in the business of selling our attention to their advertisers.

We are sold a bag of lies, and we bought them with a smile.

Look at the record with me. We were sold that open borders immigration is good. In truth, immigration is a mixed blessing at best. This murder was an immigrant who was admitted under Obama’s diversity visa program. Obviously, some immigrants are not an addition to our society, but a burden. Let’s be honest and admit that open borders are a particular burden for the lower and middle class who compete with recent immigrants.

When all else fails and more people are killed in Democrat-run cities..the politicians can always call for more gun control. That proposal doesn’t have to work in practice so much as it has to show that the politician is “concerned and caring”.
When all else fails and more people are killed in Democrat-run cities..the politicians can always call for more gun control. That proposal doesn’t have to work in practice so much as it has to show that the politician is “concerned and caring”.

We were also sold that the government can protect us. We were told that we don’t need to protect ourselves since that is what the police are for. That is what New York politicians said as they disarmed the honest citizens of New York City. When all else fails and more people are killed in Democrat-run cities..the politicians can always call for more gun control. That proposal doesn’t have to work in practice so much as it has to show that the politician is “concerned and caring”.

A politician’s public appearance is far more important than their actual performance. In practice, gun bans fail to keep us safe, just like truck registration and driver’s licenses failed to stop a jihadi with a rental truck. In the case of this murder, disarming honest citizens made us less safe since we had to wait minutes for a policeman to bring a gun and stop the terrorist.

Politicians sell what they have, even if it doesn’t work. Politicians are carnival barkers selling you a magic cloth. They will say anything to make the sale as they sell the illusion of safety. Like the carnival salesman, it is the politician’s job to speak confidently even when he knows nothing. Politicians sold us gun bans and gun registration and promised us that we were safe. Next, they can sell us truck registration. They will sell us anything so that they seem relevant.

The truth is that politicians can’t protect us. We are not safe. We never were.

Safety is an easy illusion to sell. It is too easy. Too many of us are eager to pretend that we’re safe. They eagerly believe the next lie we’re sold.

The news media needs the politicians too much to call them out as liars. I will. The mainstream news media and the professional politicians will both lie to us as long as it sells.

Turn them off. Both of them.

About Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor

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Courts, at various levels and jurisdictions have repeatedly ruled that The Police Are Not There To Protect The Individual, that They Are There To Protect Society Society, whatever that might mean, translated into plain English.


Stay alert. Stay armed. Practice. The police can only show up AFTER your dead .

Pa John

“Corruptisima republica plurimae leges.” (The more corrupt a republic, the more numerous its laws.) – Tacitus

James Higginbotham

yep like us today.

Wild Bill

@JH, Don’t leave out the unconstitutional federal regulatory agency bureaucrats, and the “progressive” judges.

Silence Dogood

DemoRats kill…we all know that


to many a-holes on this site for me….bye

Robert J. Lucas

Mr. Morse, Well said. My family has turned off the liars for more than 15 years. We decided not to be part of the social reconstruction that these Globalist’s want. The decision has been made not to become one of Pavlov’s dogs on the grander scale of global mental conditioning. The Framer’s had it basically right from the beginning. Politician’s on the other hand, continue to self justify their positions of existence through perversion and reinterpretation of the original document(s). Instead of protecting the Legal United States of America’s Citizenry, with “Language, Border’s, and Culture”, they have opted to auction… Read more »


“Any society that gives up freedom and liberty for a little security deserves neither and will lose both”. Thus is whatthey is happening in this country at this time; people are given.g up their liberty and freedom for what the politicians are calling security, well how did that work for the people in new york, how many were mowed down by a mudslime with murder in its head. The plain fact of the matter is people WE ARE responsible for our OWN safety and security, if we do not have the means to do that then it is up to… Read more »


@Phil: No, Republicans are far from perfect, however, that’s not the issue. The Democratic platform has always been pro-gun control, pro-extreme restrictions on the right to self defense by the individual. Lately Democratic Leaders have gone so far as to finally say, publicly, what the rest of us knew they really wanted all along, a complete ban on the private ownership of firearms. This, even though ownership has soared over the last 15 years and violent crime has done just the opposite. Gun control isn’t about controlling an object or about controlling crime for Liberals. It’s about the ability to… Read more »

Jim Macklin

Whether it is a terrorist, drunk, or texting driver, you can be run over and killed anytime. Stay alert and be ready to dodge the Dodge, Benz or Mack.
But the Democrats are always ready to call for “gun control” after any and every stabbing, mugging, hit and run or sports riot.
After Las Vegas were were told it was the greatest [biggest] mass public murder in modern American times.
I guess Modern Times means 20th Century since the US Army murdered 150-300 people at Wounded Knee in December 1890 while enforcing gun control.
Gun control kills.

Jack Mehoff

What a bunch of fu*king Republican cowards what a bunch of fu*king Republican pussies

Joseph T

And of course everyone is always safe, at all times, in Republican run cities, because nothing bad ever happens to anyone in a Republican run city, not ever.
Want to buy a bridge?


I see, it’s only in ‘Democrat run cities’ that guns have been banned and that people have a false sense of security, such a travesty could never occur in a ‘Republican run city’ could it? No never!
That’s because, as we all know, Republicans are perfect in all things and in all ways, and at all times.
Yeah, and if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you.

Wild Bill

, This is not about Democrat party versus Repub. party. This is about our U.S. Constitution enumerated Civil Rights versus those in this nation that think they are elite, and can control the rest of the people.


Rob, everything you wrote is correct, except this law was signed in 1990 by old man Bush. However, it was originally aimed at Irish immigrants who had been sorely mistreated in 19th and early 20th centuries.
I could believe Obozo abused it.


…”so much as it has to show that the politician is “concerned and caring”…
OH F*** G** you’re waking up (anyone heard of “John Howard” and definitely less The Governor General of Britains’ Commonwealth of Australia “William Deane” ) !!!!
Read this in metaphorical terms of that point!


why cant you dipsticks wright about something we dont really cant fix STUPID even though its free.


And you can’t even f**king spell.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

Those who would give up essential freedom for a little security, deserve neither liberty or security. – Benjamin Franklin

Robert J. Lucas

VE Veteran – Old man’s Club,
Never Better Said……………….


Who is this ‘we’ you are referring to, Rob?

I think the majority of those coming to this site have been ‘woke’–as they say—for quite some time. 🙂