The Solution To Mass Shootings Is & Always Will Be Armed Citizens

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Antigun Rhetoric Won’t Stop Violent Crime; It Only Encourages It…

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New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- It never takes long for Joe Biden, the symbol and embodiment of Democrat-Party incompetence and irascibility, to launch into tiresome tirades over guns.

On May 24th, 2022, the same day a lunatic went on a rampage at an elementary school 80 miles Southwest of San Antonio, the puppet masters’ propagandists drafted up a speech for Biden to deliver to the Nation. Reuters reported his words:

“‘As a nation, we have to ask, ‘When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?’ Biden said on national television, suggesting reinstating a U.S. ban on assault-style weapons and other ‘common sense gun laws.’ . . . ‘I hoped when I became president I would not have to do this, again,’ a visibly shaken Biden said, decrying the death of ‘beautiful, innocent’ second, third and fourth graders in ‘another massacre.’”

Pay close attention to the buzzwords:

  • ‘Gun Lobby’
  • ‘Assault weapons’
  • ‘Common sense gun laws’

Also, consider what’s missing in Biden’s speech. There’s no mention, explicit or tacit, of effective school security measures that, had they been implemented, would have surely blunted the attack.

The killer simply walked into the school, into a classroom, and commenced shooting. Had not a police officer arrived quickly on the scene, killing the attacker, many more innocent children and teachers would likely have been injured or killed. See, e.g., KHOU local news report.

Did Biden’s handlers inform him the shooter had simply walked into an unguarded, unlocked school?

If not, did Biden bother to ask how the shooter could gain easy access to a school after incidents like this had happened in Schools in the past? Likely not.

Biden receives his speech and dutifully recites his lines as best he can, in his debilitated physical and mental state.



Still, one would think the matter of school safety and security would have warranted at least some mention after the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, and would have seen rapid implementation certainly after the subsequent major shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.

Yet, the need for school security is routinely ignored by the present Administration and by the Democrat-Party-controlled Congress, and by Democrat-Party-controlled jurisdictions across the Country.

But the public does hear often and vociferously that guns are to be blamed; that there are too many guns in the Country; that the Country needs more antigun laws; and that good Americans should rage, and rage some more, over the prevalence of guns in the country, and over those Americans who insist on possessing so called “assault weapons.”

It is curious, though, that the public hears little if any news about infants and toddlers, mostly black, who happen to be caught in crossfires as criminal gangs engage in shootouts in City streets, across America, on a regular basis.

But the answer to shootings in schools, on the city streets, in shopping malls, or in stores isn’t to be found in getting rid of so-called “assault weapons” in the hands of millions of citizens. And appealing to raw emotion does nothing positive. It only breeds ill-will in the citizenry and demonstrates the contempt Anti-Second Amendment politicians and the Press hold for the American public.

The answer to shooting incidents in the schools and to incidents of violent crime elsewhere in the Nation are to be found, first and foremost, in the armed citizenry. But that idea is anathema to the present Administration, and to a Democrat Party-controlled Congress, and to Democrat-controlled jurisdictions around the Country.

They refuse to acknowledge that armed citizens would blunt mass shootings and would end violent crime spikes.

The Arbalest Quarrel has written extensively on this. In respect to the school shooting incident in Florida, we said:

“A viable security plan to protect students from harm never existed in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But other Schools across the Nation that have implemented effective security, have been free from deadly threats to students and to teachers. That means all schools must embrace a proactive, not reactive, stance to threats of violence of any kind. A sound plan to protect students is doable and helpful. Going after guns is not.”

The police cannot be everywhere at once. In fact, in this post-George Floyd era, with incessant calls for constraining police, preventing them from protecting their communities, the need for well-trained, astute armed citizens is more urgent and acute. But the public never sees that; never hears that. Instead, Anti-Second Amendment politicians, Anti-Second Amendment policy and political action groups, the Press, and most cable and broadcast TV news networks simply reiterate the same tiresome clichés.

They talk incessantly about the need for more “commonsense gun laws.” By that, they mean de facto repeal of the Second Amendment.

They talk persistently and perniciously about the need to curb civilian-citizen ownership and possession of “assault weapons.” By that they mean a ban on semiautomatic handguns, rifles, and shotguns, across the board, and anything else they can shoehorn under that nebulous descriptor, such as revolving shotguns, and 50 caliber revolvers.

And they go on endlessly about the “gun lobby.” And by that they mean any pro-Second Amendment gun Group which, by extension, means millions of average, law-abiding citizens who exercise and cherish the fundamental, unalienable right to keep and bear arms.

One doesn’t hear, though, of mass shootings at airports, in Government buildings, or in schools across the nation where hardened security measures have been implemented, including armed security officers.

But, even if the Federal Government could lockdown the entire Country through the implementation of a massive military and police presence, Americans would never agree to that; nor should they. That isn’t our Nation’s mindset.

Most Americans would not willingly trade away their liberty for a modicum of security.

Absence of freedom and liberty is not to be found in our Nation’s history, heritage, traditions, culture, or character. Freedom and liberty runs through and is the cornerstone of all of it.

Freedom and liberty is what define us as Americans. It is part and parcel of our makeup; our identity. Americans would never agree to nor tolerate life in a Country under a constant state of siege. The ostensible cure would be worse than the disease.

Stringent control over guns and a population under constant surveillance, as evidenced in China or Singapore, is repugnant to Americans.

Yet, even as our nation moves in the direction of oppression—as Americans’ thoughts are censored, their actions monitored, their privacy invaded—as the surveillance State takes hold and tyranny become more evident and prevalent, criminal violence isn’t tapering off. It’s getting worse.

And spikes in crime are most evident in Democrat-controlled Cities such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and L.A., and Philadelphia, PA. Yet it is these Cities with the highest incidences of crime in the Nation that have enacted some of the most restrictive gun laws in the Nation.

These Cities are lenient toward psychopathic criminals on the one hand, and brain-addled lunatics and illegal aliens, on the other. The former have no regard for the law even if they do understand it; and the latter, lacking all comprehension of the law, cannot possibly have regard for it.

So, unlike China and Singapore—two Countries that can at least boast of relief from most violent crime—we in the United States under the domination of Democrats and RINO’s have no relief from violent crime even as the citizenry sees systematic erosion of its God-Given rights. The net result is that we have neither security nor liberty.

But even as we Americans presently have neither, the pertinent question is this: why can’t Americans have both security and liberty?

The idea, thrust on Americans by the Government, that you can have one or the other but not both is a false dichotomy. The two go together. In fact, the two are inextricably bound together.

Armed Self-Defense—against insistent and persistent dangers wrought by predatory man, predatory creature, or the predatory Government—is the well-spring of security for preservation of the Republic and preservation of Self. That same right of Armed Self-Defense is also the preeminent and elemental foundation of Freedom and Liberty, upon which all other freedoms and liberty rest.

If one is denied the exercise of the right of armed self-defense, then preservation of both Self and Country is endangered, and one is not free. Any such “freedom” that one thinks he has or is told by others that he has, in the absence of exercise of the right to keep and bear arms, is illusory.

Armed self-defense, necessary for both security of Self and “necessary for the security of a free State” is at one and the same time a basic liberty and natural law right and is codified as such in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.

Many of our Nation’s purported leaders don’t see the plain truth of this and, further, deny the fact of it; and too many rank and file Americans don’t see the truth either.

And the pity of it is that the rest of us, the majority of us, who are not susceptible to the delusion fostered by Government and a seditious Press must suffer the consequences just the same.


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MICHAEL J

Those running the schools are responsible for a safe learning environment. Who in their right mind believes that laws piled on top of laws would stop a terrorist who would kill complete strangers let alone children?

Deg4u

I’ve heard on credible news that a door was propped open is how the shooter got in. This is a little suspicious that the dems may have and probably was the reason or cause of this shooting like all the destruction in dem controled city’s.

swmft

reason and logic are lost on demoncrats

Wass

“Oh, Wass, why can’t America be like Japan, where there are no guns, or mass shootings?” After a deep breath, I responded to the nearly hysterical acquaintance: “When America becomes a unilingual, uniracial, almost unicultural country, where there’s a long tradition of social cooperation, like Japan, then I’ll not only concur with your sentiments, I’ll agree to be disarmed. BUT IT AI’NT GONNA HAPPEN HERE! Ever.”

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Wass

But you CAN walk Japan’s streets unmolested. That’s a fact. Their rate if violent crime is very low.

swmft

rape is the common crime and is so under reported as to be a social ill

Cooter

Put some trained men who actually have some balls in charge of protecting our innocent children in the schools someone who isn’t afraid to intercept the shooter and take them down hard and fast and stop plastering the shooters faces all over the news and giving them the 15 minutes of fame they want

john

The progressive democratic socialist party has almost one hundred thousand members in all 50 states, This movement is their agenda which is communist in its ideologies nothing not even moderate democrats have been able to slow their sharp turn to the left. Older democrats made the mistake of supporting this agenda due to Bernie Sanders run for president. We all know what the old democratic guard did to Grandpa Bernie.Now that the train has left the station there are rhino republicans that are along for the ride to stay politically relevant. The democrats need to disarm the voting public for… Read more »

rgshel

I recommend any gun owner go out and purchase that AR15 while there are available in your area, eventually the Gov’t will pass laws to stop production and ownership of this weapon…the DEM’s are focused on that gun platform to be the object of disarming the American Citizen…

swmft

and spare parts

john

Liberal school boards protected by Merrick Garland and the Biden administration. While parents watched and waited the police made the same poor decision as in the past. If that was your child and you were present nothing would stop you from trying to save that life you bought into the world. We know that those who commit such crimes have a history in the legal system. They should be flagged from ever obtaining a legal owned firearm even after their records have been sealed by the courts due to their age. Today’s youth play very violent video games with others… Read more »

swmft

they have a good profile they dont use ,it is over 90% so far was developed by suicide prevention , primus is this a type of suicide and as for constitutional carry scotus needs to step up and free the masses

swmft

john wick

Captain Sloog

All of the existing “common sense” gun laws did not stop this madman. What difference will more laws make?? 10 laws?? 20 laws?? How about some parking tickets? Would that have made a difference? NO. What would make a difference is to stop naming these subhuman child killers. Make it illegal to print or disseminate the name of the perpetrator. “John Doe killed two persons whose names are given below”. Name only the victims and never again name the sick deranged killer. If they know they won’t get any publicity that would be a major disincentive. They always want to… Read more »

swmft

and take the brain to see if there is an abnormality, creamate the body dump it in the garbage

rgshel

We have 20,000 common sense gun laws on the books over the past 50 years and hardly any of them are enforced….when will we enforce before getting more added to the books…what common sense gun laws are there that Biden and the DEMO’s keep talking about? Confusion is the key word here…

musicman44mag

Substitute common sense gun laws for confiscation and you will have your answer to anything demonratt when it comes to guns.

Ray

The only gun laws that they will enforce are the ones they put in place to disarm us law abiding surfs, The others are only there to show us it’s not going to work until we law abiding citizens, turn in our guns.

Russn8r

Nearly all of those laws are unconstitutional. Why do want them enforced?

Wild Bill

I’m pretty sure that all of them are unconstitutional.

Russn8r

Ok, so why should we want them enforced?

Wild Bill

I don’t. Those unconstitutional statutes are not law, and should be erased.

Russn8r

Roger that.

Russn8r

Why must our side tiptoe, hint, babystep & pussyfoot around naming the problem? Say what it is:

“Gun Free” School Zones.

swmft

almost got it right GUN FREE ZONES.

Russn8r

Also ban privately decreed “gun free” zones in businesses open to the public (e.g. El Cielo Mall). The private property argument doesn’t wash any more than it would for a café claiming a right to serve rancid grease.

Mack

Look,

It’s “Mass Murder” understand?

Mass shootings occur at gun ranges too, so think about that.

Finnky

Examples? I’ve heard of attempts, but never more than one death other than the attacker.

Ope

USN SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield immediately come to mind.

Ope

USN SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield immediately come to mind as an example. 2013 in Texas.

Russn8r

Hardly a “mass murder” though.

Ope

Finnky said he never heard of over one fucking murder death at a gun range. Kyle and Littlefield is two.

Ope

Finnky said he never heard of over one person murdered at a gun range. This two damn good people that got murdered.

Russn8r

I agree, but it’s not a mass murder.

Ope

I never said it was mass murder you did. I was just giving Finnky an example he wanted.

swmft

I think part of problem comes from us not wanting to admit we can save every one Chris was trying to help a vet with ptsd and the guy was beyond his grasp

Russn8r

Right you are. I was focused on the original subject, mass murder.

swmft

devil is in the details (or de tales) to get the point. …..I know bad pun

BenV

Had not a police officer arrived quickly on the scene, killing the attacker, many more innocent children and teachers would likely have been injured or killed.

Except the police didn’t. They arrived on site within 4 minutes. But it was at least 40 minutes before police entered the school.

Ope

Were you ever in law enforcement ?

Russn8r

“Cop or no cop, if someone is shooting kids and you got a weapon in your hands, you need to go get in a gunfight. Maybe you win and maybe you lose. But you gotta go get in a gunfight.” -Jesse Kelly

swmft

If you are armed it is your duty to protect the innocent period coward cops are the normal and yes I said that and was a leo so suck it up and admit there are not that many good police ,just ones that think they are

Russn8r

“Awaiting for approval” for no reason.

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hippybiker

BenV is right. I saw the video of the cops standing around doing nothing and they tasted and cuffed one woman for daring to stand up and tell them to their job! But you see, most people don’t understand that these highly paid stooges are under no obligation to protect anyone!
You don’t believe me? Please peruse Warren vs DC Metro Police 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision 1981.

Wild Bill

That is true! We have no Right to police protection. The theory is that the police protect society, as a whole, by catching the criminals. Well, they are not catching criminals, so their reason for existing is … ah … diminished.

swmft

I was in the dea in the late 70s to 90s , was in enough gun fights in the us and south America as to not want to live close to anyone I have met and known sooooo many bad crooked and downright criminal police as to not trust any of them at face actions speak volumes. A person that will risk their life to save another is noble, one that will stop that person from trying is a charlatan

swmft

just like parkland , wait till shooting stops to enter

Russn8r

I’ll admit in Uvalde there were no truly good police there that day. Whole dept should be canned. The mom they cuffed who jumped the fence & saved her kids should be the new chief, with captains including the dads they pepper-sprayed, tasered & muscled down, anyone who tried to go in. Or maybe defund-disband & replace with a citizen m ! l i t i a or sheriff’s posse. School board tarred, feathered, ridden out on a rail, replaced with a board that respects 2A rights, dump the “SRO”, use the money saved to arm & train teachers &… Read more »

swmft

back to a small sherif with investigators and deputized towns people that train like national guard have five or six full time range officers that train range open T W E N T Y F O U R H O U R S cant sleep go to range and talk about best practices do scenario shoot

Russn8r

Perfect.

Wild Bill

Those might be the facts. So who was timing it?

swmft

videos are time stamped

Wild Bill

Oh, yeah! They are. Are videos from cell phones also time stamped?

musicman44mag

I watched on the news yesterday where the cops were stroking their ego’s working on getting more support and tax dollars by saying that they went right in and took care of the situation but there was a person across the street that saw what happened and has video in argument with what they were saying or lying to the public. In addition, it took another agency to take the shooter out, not the local police.

Deg4u

77 minutes was told on News with David Mur.

Russn8r

It just keeps getting worse. Sad.

swmft

It cant get worse the death of one child is too much, if a teacher gave their life and saved the children I would be ok with that and put their family as a gold star , but the loss of so many and they did not run in to try to save as many as possible entire department needs to go chief on down to meter maids

Polar Bear

I think everybody is focusing on the wrong thing. “Armed citizens” have NOTHING to do in these kind of shootings. We REALLY NEED to address the MENTAL issues but I also believe that PARENTS SHOULD be responsible AND JAILED in these kind of cases. Yeah, go ahead attack me, call me names, but the fact CANNOT be denied that parents SHOULD pay attention to their kids’ behaviour and attitute changes. And ANY type of firearm SHOULD be monitored/controlled. Because the passing of BC upon purchase is NOT any kind of indicator of anything. These mass shootings do us (law abiding… Read more »

Russn8r

Yes, “parents” should be accountable. You’re demonstrably wrong that armed citizens have “NOTHING to do” with stopping or mitigating shootings.

Polar Bear

Perhaps I should have been more clear – “armed citizens” was meant as in “2A” has nothing to do with.. My point was that the damage these shooting are doing to the gun community, WE should offer SOLUTIONS that are practical to protect ourselves and VEED out this element. It all, always starts “at home”. So let’s be smart and honest about it. We can talk all day about stupid, illegal, etc laws all day long – doesn’t solve anything. If WE can control the problem at home and amongst us, then politicians will NOT have any reason to create… Read more »

Russn8r

I agree, but we should do all the above. It’s a lot easier to nut up and ban “gun free” school zones when we have the majority than it is to reverse 60 years of social perversion and family destruction.

Polar Bear

and to add, I am on a church security armed detail, so …

Russn8r

Good man.

swmft

the people he messaged should have contacted people in the town , mental health needs a big shot in the arm ,especially after the last two years