Saturday, October 24, 2015

Who's Job is it To Protect You?

by Ed Evans

Democracy and freedom are not without their inherent dangers. For while we demand freedom for ourselves, we must also protect the freedoms of our neighbor who may be doing things we don't like. Tough. That's what it's like to live in freedom.

Of course the old saw is still in effect, my neighbor is free to swing his fist as he likes, until it comes in contact with my nose and then it's Katie bar the door!

The story below is perhaps intended to give Americans a warm, fuzzy feeling that their national government is at work on their behalf. Reminds me of an old radio program called "The FBI at Peace and War". It was sponsored appropriately by Lava Soap Company.

All well and good that the FBI is on the job. But your FBI, your local police, and even the Sheriffs of every state in the union have one thing in common. That is they are not in business to provide for your personal protection. They are there to uphold the laws we as the public have put into place.
In other words, while they are busy keeping the peace and chasing law-breakers, it is distinctly up to you and I to provide for our own protection. Law enforcement officials will stand up and say they are not in favor of vigilante action. And basically I believe most of us would agree with that. But providing for the protection of our own person and that of our families is not vigilante action, it is self-protection.

We know that criminals are not allowed to have guns. That's a good law, but to the criminal it means nothing. They ensure they have guns and they count on you and I not having a weapon to protect ourselves against the criminals with guns.

That's why gun-free zones make no logical sense; criminals have guns and they ignore laws and signs that proclaim areas are "gun-free." Gun free zones have become killing zones. No one but the criminal has a gun in those zones.

I make the point again, the protection of yourself and your loved ones is your responsibility. It was that way when dinosaurs and saber-toothed tigers roamed earth, and it remains that way today. The "civilization" of mankind is only skin deep. Don't be the one to get skinned.

Here's the story this long introduction is leading you to:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Good Guy Gun Trumps A Bad Guy Gun

by Ed Evans

In Tennessee the Chairman of the Davidson County Democratic Party crafted a letter to all Tennesseans decrying the murderous incident in Roseberg, Oregon.  He quoted the President, scattered some gun control statistics and expressed disappointment gun control was not universal in America.  But before he got into all that, he first expressed sympathy for those killed and injured in Roseberg.
It is comforting to note that the Chair of the DCDP began his letter citing condolences and prayers for the grieving in Roseberg, unlike our President "of all the people", who launched right into his gun control agenda in his response to the nation.  Long on gun control stats, however false, and short on sympathy and real answers.
However, it is interesting to note that in Roseberg, Ore., Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin tells the news media he is against more gun control, "because you can't enforce universal background checks." He also said he is against "gun free zones." At last, some common sense!
Earlier this year, he told state lawmakers that background checks wouldn't keep criminals from getting guns. And back in 2013, the sheriff wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden to say that his deputies wouldn't enforce any law that infringed on the constitutional right to bear arms.
Maybe this is a beginning to get the political focus off gun control and on stopping people from wanting to harm other people; off guns and on mental illness.  
Actually, a Forensic Criminologist named Martinelli reported last night on the news that the stats Obama reported in his speech to the nation about the crime rate being lower where guns are banned is absolutely false. He said the real stats totally refute that. He gave many examples of cities where there are strict gun laws and serious crimes are way above average; Chicago being the flagship of gun control and high murder rates. Too bad he has to report inaccuracies to push his agenda against guns. It only takes common sense to know the quickest thing to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Much more than a cliche.