Atlanta Shootings, Too Close To Home, Gun Owners … Stay Dangerous

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Atlanta Shootings, Too Close To Home, Gun Owners … Stay Dangerous

Georgia – -( The killings in “Atlanta” didn’t start in Atlanta but began on the dividing line between two relatively small towns in southern Cherokee County, GA, Acworth, and Woodstock. I know the area well.


I live 5 minutes from that intersection. I shopped in the Woodstock Market, The Woodstock Antique and Consignment Shops, and the Woodstock Furniture Outlet, within eyesight of the Asian Spa where the killings occurred, as late as last weekend as I searched for unique items for the newly constructed AAR Studios. I passed the spa and another one nearby on the other side of the auto repair shop that separates them. You get the idea, but it gets worse.

Turns out the murderer purchased his handgun, after passing a background check, at one of two local gun shops less than a mile (as the crow flies) from the AAR Ranch and Studios. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve bought, sold, and traded firearms from them since the day they opened. I know the owner well and they’re great folks. Straight up, real, law-abiding Americans who did nothing wrong. (more proof background checks do not stop crime and never will)

The point I’m trying to make here, and it won’t take long, is what I’ve been saying on-air for years. Evil exists.

It’s real and it’s here and it walks among us. In this case, it may very well have delivered my family a pizza, shopped at the same grocery store, or for that matter, my son may have bagged his groceries while at work. He may have stood behind me in line at a convenience store, restaurant, pharmacy. He attended the same high school my niece and nephew graduated from and it is likely in this area we have passed each other and never knew it.

More proof that evil is real.

Sadly, as good, decent, taxpaying, working folks, evil always has the advantage. It gets to determine when and where it acts and who its victims will be. It appears among us as a part of our community and morphs into its real self when it decides it’s time to act. The consequences are deadly.

My message for years on AAR has always been to remind listeners that this force is among us. That we can never take our self-defense, and the self-defense of our loved ones, our community and our neighbors seriously until we accept this fact. Evil is real and it is here. We never know when it will decide to act but we should be ready to defend ourselves from it when it does.

As a part of the local community where this coward punk decided to carry out his first act of evil among several more that day, I’m saddened that he wasn’t confronted and killed before he could do more damage. It pains me to know that a friend will forever live with the fact that while he/they did nothing wrong by selling him the firearm, they too became victims of this monster when he walked into their gun shop with murderous intent.

Of course, without fail, here come the political opportunists, this time to include former President and gun-hater, Socialist, Barack Obama, calling for more “common-sense” gun laws that would have “stopped” this crime. Of course, all of them including Obummer, know damn good and well that no law, including their phony screams for “background checks” (which this punk passed), would stop this or any other criminal…not even the “something” they’re always clacking about.

What’s the old saying? The Devil’s greatest trick is convincing us he doesn’t exist? Too many of us have been fooled to believe it will never happen to us.

Don’t be one of them. Don’t give up your guns and stay very dangerous.

About Mark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of several books, Grilling While Armed, Lessons from Armed Americawith Kathy Jackson and Lessons from Unarmed America . Mark is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Follow Mark and support pro-gun media.

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Rusty Chains

I only live a couple of miles further from there than Mark and have also shopped in the area and frequented some of the restaurants in the area, since GA 92 is one of my main travel routes. This just reinforces my decision many years ago to get my GWL and carry all the time. There will always be some portion of the population that is crazy vicious or just plain evil and there is always the possibility any one of us could be the target of or a witness to these horrific people

Last edited 1 year ago by Rusty Chains

Ain’t it funny that the people that call for common sense gun control, have no commonsense, can’t control guns.


And therefore the reason I always carry a gun when out and about unless I have to pass a metal detector to enter someplace. Been doing that for decades. Some of those early years were without the law’s blessing. Still carried.


Still do carry…


criminal behavior and evil cannot be legislated.
a firearm is an inanimate object that requires human interaction to function for good or evil.
love is a verb, evil is an action. it is the heart that separates evil from good and that takes something that is not humanely possible.


Evil, Violence, and Mayhem exist. On a bad day they may come calling at your door, without prior notice, and often in numbers greater than one.


In my opinion, the first step in self defense is your mindset. I like the color code because my wife and I know what it means and can check ourselves when out and about. Most people are in the white meaning not paying attention to what is going on near them. On their phone talking or texting but not paying attention. Not good. If you do not know it and want to then look up the color code of mental awareness. .


The awful atrocity in Georgia is, as usual, grist for the anti-gunners. What must be kept in mind, the long game for gun controllers is, as its appellation proudly professed, decades ago, to “ban handguns”. All legislation by this crowd is meant to culminate to that goal. This is why NO CONCESSION, with regard to firearms and their ownership for law-abiding citizens, should be made with them.


Every time I hear the term “common-sense” I use the dictionary’s definition of “common” which is BAD!
So each time I hear a “so- called politician” say “common sense” in their speeches I hear “BAD SENSE”!!!!!!!


To make things worse ( and I believe that is the intent ) it seems all proposed solutions seek to control and punish the good while leaving the evil unscathed.
No effort is spared to insure evil doers have all their rights respected, but every effort is made to destroy the lives and rights of good people.
Born onto this planet earth many years ago,it seems it has somehow slowly transformed into the Superman Bizzaro World where everything is backwards, upside down and opposite.


I do not intend to (I will never!) give up my firearms. Ends that discussion.


Excellent common sense advice. Wish the old adage concerning the ‘devil” had been inserted following the name Obama.