Posts Tagged ‘second amendment

15
Jun
17

Lessons Government Officials Should Learn From Charity Baseball Game Shooting

On Wednesday, June 14, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and four others, were shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice, by a gunman who appeared to have targeted Republican members of Congress. The alleged shooter–James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who is reported to have been a disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporter–died following a shootout with police.

The Capital Police were only there, because a high-ranking official (Scalise) was in the group, practicing. If he hadn’t been there, with the armed detail, the situation could have been even worse.

‘Joe Six-Pack’ can’t afford, and is not allowed, to have an armed security detail follow him everywhere he goes, but these elitist government officials have access to such. That’s just another example of Animal Farm, in my opinion.

But I digress.

One witness said the scene was like being in Iraq without a weapon.

Sen. Rand Paul said it would have been a massacre if the Capital Police (people with firearms) hadn’t been there.

Sen. Chuck Schumer said that if it hadn’t been for the Capital Police (people with firearms), there would have been no one there to stop the gunman.

That’s right, because ridiculous gun control laws–and a court system that seems to love to prosecute people for self-defense–get in the way of people being able to protect themselves!

Wouldn’t it have been awesome if a bunch of peaceful* people, who were carrying concealed firearms, had taken this guy out from the start of his rampage? I have to wonder how many of those five injured people would have gotten out unscathed.

And wouldn’t it have been awesome if the gunman had decided not to risk shooting anyone, in the first place, because he would have known anyone around him could have been “packing” a firearm?

I hate to say it, but this is a case of reaping what you sow.

You want to limit self-defense, Government officials? Well, self-defense was also limited for you, because of it. You paid a high price, because of gun control nonsense.

There is a lesson to be learned, though: Now is a great time to eliminate gun control that gets people shot and killed!

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

 

*I absolutely detest, and completely disagree with, having to get a government-issued Permit (permission) to carry a concealed firearm for protection. Having gotten that off my chest and out of the way, statistics show that concealed carry permit holders cause less crime than even police officers.

03
Apr
12

Busting Liberals’ Second Amendment Chops

I recently tuned my radio to a station known for its liberal programming. While I was tuned-in, a listener who was in favor of gun control called the show to make a statement about how the Founding Fathers didn’t have assault weapons and such, when the Second Amendment to the US Constitution was penned, so those types of weapons should not be allowed in the hands of citizens.

Needless to say, I was about to lose my mind as I was listening to this guy.

I don’t support any type of government, other than self-government, and have no care for government documents, but I feel the need to speak out on this issue.

The reason for the Second Amendment was to make sure the citizens had a way of shaking off a tyrannical government, should the need arise, one day. The Founders never wanted to have to deal with despots and dictators, ever again, so the Second Amendment was their way of saying they had no intentions of ever doing so.

With that in mind, to say that citizens shouldn’t have advanced firepower is completely against the spirit of resistance spelled out in the Second Amendment. To be true to the intentions of that Amendment, the citizens should actually be in possession of greater firepower! They should have the means to beat back anything that government could throw at them! The amendment wasn’t simply about personal, everyday defense from thugs–no matter how hard liberals attempt to frame the debate in those terms.

The reason why this country is on the fast track to ruin is precisely because the People have allowed government to trample this spirit of self-defense–with required gun permits, background checks, gun and ammo bans, etc.–rendering themselves ineffective to stop tyrants and out-of-control government.

It’s time to reverse course; stock up on all the firepower you can acquire, and never let anyone disrupt your peaceful, live-and-let-live way of life. If they come for you, your family or home, get your neighbors together and show them that you aren’t going to allow it.

Self-defense is not terrorism, no matter what the tyrants and their “laws” say.

12
Mar
09

Self-Defense & Pizza Hut

This week, in South Carolina, there was a story of a 43-year-old pizza delivery guy getting mugged. This is the initial statement he released to the media, in its entirety, according to WLTX TV 19:

My name is Christopher Miller, I am the Pizza Hut delivery driver that was robbed Saturday night and I would like to make the following statement.

I would like to tell the family of Paul Sturgill how very sorry I am about the death of their son. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you are going through and for that I am deeply sorry.

When I arrived at the house I was confronted by four individuals, believing I was about to be robbed, I ran. All four individuals chased after me. After running about a hundred feet, Mr. Sturgill caught up to me, he jumped on top of me punching me several times in the face and head, I pushed him away but he continued to attack me. Knowing that the other three would soon arrive to help him and believing I would be gravely injured or even killed, I pulled my weapon and fired two shots in self defense. The other three ran off. I immediately called 911 from my cell phone and told the operator what happened and to send the police and an ambulance.


I believe that night all four of them meant to cause me serious harm and possible kill me. I have delivered pizzas on and off for ten years and have worked at the store in Irmo for the past four years and this is the third time I have been robbed delivering pizzas.


I am married with a five year old daughter and this whole ordeal has been very difficult for me and my family. However; I believe everyone has the right to defend themselves if their lives are threatened.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

And this is the second statement he released, according to WLTX 19:

My name is Christopher Miller; I am the driver who got robbed last Saturday. I would like to make the following statement regarding my leaving Pizza Hut.

I have read a lot of comments that have been posted on the websites and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your support; they have greatly encouraged me and my family through this very difficult time. I also ask that you have some sympathy and compassion for the family of the boy that died, they are suffering more than I, please keep them in your prayers. I have been delivering pizza on and off, both fulltime and part-time for 10 years and this is the third time I have been robbed. I have delivered for both Dominos and Pizza Hut and both companies have a no weapons policy. I advised my manager the night of the robbery that I will no longer work at Pizza Hut as a delivery driver. I knew after what happened that my career as a driver was over. I have read a lot of comments about boycotting Pizza Hut; I am asking that you to not do that. I ask you this because I have a lot of friends at that store and they are all good people and they need your support. I am friends with all the drivers there and they are very apprehensive about every delivery they take. Those drivers need the support of good customers. Instead of boycotting the store, I ask that you have your order delivered and thank the driver by giving them a good tip. I care for the people at that store and I don’t want them to be punished for something that is not their fault. Again, I thank you for your notes of support and encouragement, I am doing ok. I’m taking it one day at a time and I do have a fulltime job that helps support me.

First of all, all parties involved should be held personally responsible for their actions and positions.

The pizza guy should be held responsible for carrying a concealed weapon, in violation of the terms of his employment–but, to be clear, I would have done the exact same thing if I was in his shoes.

The robber got justice served hard and cold when he attacked the delivery guy. I see no need to cry over this person, when he attempted to harm and rob another person. And where were the parents of this 17-year-old minor, when all of this was going on?

The police should be held accountable for violating their own government policies, as recorded in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution–not that we should have to get governmental permission to defend ourselves, in the first place.

If the delivery guy didn’t agree with the terms of his employment, he should have found another company for which to work. And if he couldn’t have found a company that would have let him carry a concealed, self-defense device, he could have chosen another line of work, or better yet he could have started an improved, competing company and driven his former employer out of the market.

As for the robber, if you don’t want to take a risk of getting shot you shouldn’t engage in using force against others.

Concerning the police…well, don’t even get me started on police and what they represent. This story wouldn’t even be news, if government officials respected their own self-proclaimed “Bill of Rights.”

In addition to everything else that has been stated about this situation, Pizza Hut (and Domino’s) should understand one huge point: If the majority of everyday people didn’t know about the no weapons policy before, surely many do, now – and that policy will potentially put more drivers in increased danger, since more would-be robbers have learned that pizza delivery drivers are not allowed to effectively defend themselves.

Finally, I don’t believe in rewarding these companies and their policies just because “good people” are still working there. These “good people” choose to remain at a place that forbids them from using effective self-defense, so they have to accept personal responsibility for ‘sinking with the ship’ due to any consumer backlash that may come.

Personally, I’m going to make a conscious effort to avoid ordering pizzas, because I don’t want to contribute to creating a need to have unprotected drivers on the streets risking their lives over boxed pizza pies.