“Beefed-Up-Security” But Where’s the Beef?

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“Beefed-Up-Security” But Where’s the Beef?

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Where’s the Beef?”

For one, I have scant tolerance for meaningless phrases and terms, spewing endlessly from the mouths of shallow, self-centered media talking-heads!

Recently, we’ve seen and heard yet another typically glib headline, in the wake of high-profile, violent incidents:

“Security to be ‘beefed-up’ at _________”

“Beefed-up?” What does that mean?

We’re supposed to naively believe that real, substantive physical security enhancements have been made in this institution or that, in an effort to protect the disarmed from VCAs, (violent criminal actors) who are armed.

Yet, in most cases, “beefed-up-security” loosely translates to:

  1. Additional overtime hours for unarmed security
  2. More cameras (that no one watches)
  3. More “gun-free-zone” signs (that are universally ignored, particularly by VCAs)

And that’s about it!

The term, “beefing-up security” has been added to the trendy lexicon of meaningless, non-descriptive supererogatory verbiage, like “holistic approach,” “going forward,” “at the end of the day,” “reach out,” ad nauseam.

It’s a shallow, phoney “filler-phrase”, a “feel-good expression” devoid of any substantive meaning, designed for blind consumption by the naive and self-indulgent.

What is remarkable, and simultaneously tragic, is that nationwide “beefing-up security” initiatives never include allowing innocent citizens, who are the ones most threatened by armed VCAs, the right to defend themselves in any way that has at least some chance of success.

American citizens, facing a real threat of sudden, lethal attack where they work, at public gatherings, in their homes, as they travel, are routinely precluded from assuming any responsibility for their own self defense.

Instead, they are “assured” that “security” as been “beefed-up.”

This represents an amoral lie and an outrage of immense proportions!

Once again, the only way that the word “security” will ever have any real meaning is when it is personal!

“All utopias are dystopias. The term ‘dystopia’ was coined by fools who believed a ‘utopia’ can be functional.” ~ AE Samaan

/John

Defense Training International, Inc

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  • 10 thoughts on ““Beefed-Up-Security” But Where’s the Beef?

    1. Who watches the watchman is a question needful of addressing, which means answering. While on the subject of answers, said answers need to be in Plain English.

    2. The only SECURITY that is effective is that provided by those whose responsibility it is to maintain “the security of a free state”……. and which is the underlying reason the RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE to keep and bear OUR OWN arms to assure OUR OWN security wherever we happen to be. Anything short of that only means the government-as-god actors might show up in time to draw the chal outlines, gather up the spent shell casings, perhaps interview any survivors, secure any firearms or other tools lying about, and MAYBE run some ballistics tests to maybe figure out whcih gun fired which recovered projectile, possibly.

      Sorry, kids, that don’t cut it.

      The only way that presents signficant hope that YOUR children will not be victims in another school shooting is to take them OUT of those danger zones and school them at home. Make certain one of the disciplines you instill into them at a VERY early age (kindergarten seems about right) is that of the safe handling and rapid/accurate use of firearms. Yes, six year olds CAN and SHOULD be competent in such disciplines. I’ve worked with them on the firing line at group rifle marksmanship training events. They are safer than some of the know it all “adults” that infest such activities, AND they recognise they “doan no nuffum” and thus are teachable.

      A HUGE added benefit in additioin to vastly increased security for your own is that they are now no longer engulfed in a perverted and corrupt culture that has overtaken our youth, largely beginning with what the very schools tasked to educate them in what is right are feeding them. Take a look particularly at what passes for “sex education” in today’s gummit skewlz, then move on to how conflict is handled (or more accuratly NOT handled) and then move on to the HUGE numbers of kids involved in drug use.. some of it prescribed particularly to young boys to render them docile in the boring classrooms, other drugs are made available by their peers and others “for their use and enjoyment”……

      Our schools are among the most dangerous places on the planet. Can anyone remember a single mass shooting perpetrator who was NOT a product of our government schools? Any that were homeschooled, or provate schooled, or even charter schooled? I can’t recall one……. Hmmm.. a statistical coincidence? I rather think not.

    3. My state correctional facility is currently undergoing “security” enhancement. With close to one thousand real time security cameras being installed on our unit at this time. They are being placed in every building and every area available to staff and inmates (except the Wardens’ offices). They offer real time video monitoring of pretty much all inmate (and staff) activity outside of the cells. All captured footage is recorded for at least thirty days before the hard drives on the servers begin overwriting the captured video footage. Now the problem is the only people monitoring this footage are the senior warden, two assistant wardens, three majors, one central control officer in General Population, and two central control officers in the high security unit. Oh yes, there is also a “surveillance” sergeant that works out of the main server room for the video system. Of these ten people that have access to the video monitors none of their primary responsibility is to monitor the security camera monitor. The three wardens are busy taking care of the day to day administrative details of the unit. The three majors are busy taking care of various security details of the sub-units they are responsible for on the unit (we have general population, a psych unit, and a high security unity on our maximum security facility). The GP central control officer is busy handling all of the incoming foot traffic in and out of the main unit through out the day as well as issuing keys, equipment, chemical, agents, and handling radio traffic. The two high security central control officers handle radio traffic for the high security unit, issue keys and equipment, handle incoming and out going phone calls, as well as operating the computerized door opening and closing system for the unit (in the high security unit all cell doors, cell block doors, sally port doors, and building entrance doors) are opened by using a touch screen monitor with back keys available if the computer crashes (it has). So………that actually means out security enhancing video camera system has actually been put in place to find out what happened! What went wrong! What we did wrong! What the inmates did. What we did to cause the inmates to do what they did, etc. The only way that I am safer because of the new video security camera system is because it may cause an inmate to have second thoughts about assaulting me at some point in time because he knows he will definitely be caught. Of course they have always been caught in previous staff assaults, and they never had second thoughts about it then, so why would it change now?

    4. The political left is using gun violence: death and Human suffering, as a medium to gain support in both constituents and the legislature. They have done literally nothing to protect our kids in schools. They are not working to solve the problem because they are achieving their goals from it. The direction Globalism, Statism, and the Progressive Left are heading is a Police State. We can see this in EU and UK. As a logical minded American with young children, I’m beyond pissed: my children are unguarded along with the several hundred other children. NRA National School Shield offered a volunteer option, and it’s largely opposed by the left because it’s an NRA founded solution. It makes me wonder how much longer the sheep will be herded to slaughter? At what point do we rip the unconstitutional judges from their benches and hang them in the streets, along with the Globalist backed politicians and legislators? This may sound extreme, but look at what is happening to our children, it’s a direct assault on our ability to protect ourselves and our children from criminal predation and a march towards a police state. Is this what Americans want or what the Globalists want?

    5. Why do we permit the gun-grabbers to do more of what has been empirically proven — repeatedly, to be ineffective in solving the problem?
      Whether it is more “gun control laws” or “beefing up security” it has not worked, and it is their view that we must dig the hole deeper if we want to get out of the hole. It is rational to see that a different approach is needed, not more of the same failed “solutions” that have been tried over many decades of continuing failure.
      Their dire predictions of a “Wild, wild, West”, if the unconstitutional restrictions on the right of the people to keep and bear arms are lifted, have quite the opposite result. They have been proven false by experience. In states where “shall issue” permit laws have replaced the arbitrary “may issue” permit system, there is no such widespread violence and anarchy, but rather a drop in violent crime rates.
      Yet we allow these self-defined guardians of all that is good and “common sense” to continue to inflict their error on our rights.

    6. Why do we permit the gun-grabbers to do more of what has been empirically proven — repeatedly, to be ineffective in solving the problem?
      Whether it is more “gun control laws” or “beefing up security” it has not worked, and it is their view that we must dig the hole deeper if we want to get out of the hole. It is rational to see that a different approach is needed, not more of the same failed “solutions” that have been tried over many decades of continuing failure.
      Their dire predictions of a “Wild. wild West”, if the unconstitutional restrictions on the right of the people to keep and bear arms are lifted, have similarly been proven false by experience. In states where “shall issue” permit laws have replaced the arbitrary “may issue” permit system, there is no such widespread violence and anarchy, but rather a drop in violent crime rates.

    7. A very good message, thanks. How can we get more people to read that. It would be nice if the media stations would mention that or some at least.

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