"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those
who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws
make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they
serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed
man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Massacres in Public Places (e.g. schools, malls, etc.)
Consider this situation: Let us assume you are in the school
when Adam Lanza enters and begins to shoot children. You see him murder
a child in cold blood. He has his back turned to you and beyond him
is a solid concrete-block wall -- no innocent children or adults.
On the table next to you, within arms reach, appears a loaded gun.
You have 2 seconds to decide before Adam kills another child: Will
you shoot Adam Lanza and stop his assault or not?
- Israel's approach: "In the early 70's, Israel was faced
with much greater problems of armed terrorist attacks on schools.
The cry for more gun control was heard then too, but Israel very carefully
analyzed all possible options before adopting the proactive position
of arming and training selected teachers. School shootings stopped
and terrorists looked for easier targets. Gun control never has and
never will stop criminals and madmen from carrying out acts of gun
Police Chief Recommends Arming School Personnel. Posted 12/17/2012.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it is time to talk about
arming civilian school personnel following Fridays massacre
in Newtown, Connecticut, comparing it to arming airline pilots after
September 11, 2001. I see it no differently, he
said. Pilots have been armed now for many many years, weve
not had another hijacking and the issue is, for the bad guy, he doesnt
know which airplane hes getting on, if the pilot is armed or
For CT: There Are Some. Posetd 12/16/2012. Numerous building safety
features the school could have installed at low cost were not implemented.
Control WILL NOT Stop Crime: 22 Children Injured in China by Knife-Wielding
Man. Posted 12/14/2012.
- It Is Time To Arm Yourselves Regardless Of The Law. Posted 12/17/2012.
(1) Federal laws, including the Gun Free School Zones Act and the
Gun-Free Schools Act, prohibit the possession of firearms within 1000
feet of school grounds (some states allow carry with the possession
of a CCW, but this does not stop schools from firing teachers who
do decide to carry if discovered). (See Federal
Law on Guns in Schools.) (2) None Of The Teachers Were Armed.
(3) Quick Police Response Was Meaningless. (4) Teachers And Staff
Were Willing To Defend Themselves. (See Teachers
tried to stop killer to protect pupils.)
Sandy Hook (December 14, 2012)
Sells bulletproof backpacks, gear, and more. Also see: Ballistic
Sells bulletproof backpacks using expensive nanotechnology (i.e. carbon
nanotube armor). The backpacks are selling for $300 each, as of 12/27/2012.
- Backface deformation testing: When? soft armor is tested
against ballistic clay, the depth permitted in a certified vest (called
backface deformation) is 44 mm. That's almost 2 inches deep! That
is what scientific and medical experts have agreed is the amount of
"acceptable" trauma to a body from a bullet impact. Most
bulletproof vests have a backface deformation of around 38 to 42 mm.
Amendment2 armor is in the high 20s to mid 30s.
- Protection levels: The National Institute of Justice has
created a de facto standard by which all armor can be evaluated and
rated as to its protective characteristics. There are 5 overall classifications,
increasing in ballistic protection: IIA, II, IIIA, III, and IV. Basically,
types IIA, II, and IIIA are for protection against handgun rounds,
while type III and IV armors are for use against assault rifles (such
as the AR-15 or AK-47), firing .308, 5.56, or 7.62, or similar rounds.
At the present, a plate carrier with heavy ceramic or steel plates
is required to stop these rounds. Amendment II is working on a version
of RynoHide with the capability of stopping these faster, more powerful
rounds. They hope to have these available by the first quarter of
Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition. Posted 2/7/2013.
Federal agency has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 year war.
Judge Napolitano: Obama Touts Need to Keep Children Safe Despite Killing
Many with Drone Strikes. Posted 1/17/2013.
The Absurdity of 'Gun Free Zones'.
The Gun Banners Advocate Shooting People? Posted 1/15/2013. These
people are not anti-gun. They are only against you being able to defend
yourself against them, and they intend to kill you if you first disarm
and thus make it possible for them to do so. That's the history of
the "anti-gun" people worldwide over the last 100 years
and it is happening again right here, right now, today, in America.
does anyone NEED an ASSAULT RIFLE? Posted 12/20/2012.
Fights Back: 2 Yrs In Prison for Feds Enforcing Gun Bans. Posted
1/14/2013. The bill, if passed, could potentially be nullified by
the federal government, but it would require a court battle to do
Confiscation - Last Refuge of the Tyrant. The principal purpose
of the Second Amendment was to maintain our freedom from government.
It is an insult to our heritage to imply that the Founding Fathers
wrote the Second Amendment just to protect deer hunters. Criminals
prefer unarmed victims and dictators prefer unarmed citizens.
and Freedom. Posted 1/10/2013. By Andrew P. Napolitano.
Coming Gun War. Posted 1/9/2013.
Biggest Killers: The Chart Anti-Gunners Dont Want You To See.
Posted 1/5/2013. More homicides (16,799) occur without the use of
firearms than with them (11,493). Non-firearms cover the use of many
varied weapons--knives, bats, hammers, poisons, and more.
Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Hypocrite. Published 1/3/2013. Ms.
Feinstein carries a concealed weapon and by her own admission will
not hesitate to use it.
Celebrity hyprocrisy [warning: offensive language]. Hollywood
celebrities asking the public to demand for gun control, interspersed
with movies they've made using guns to murder people. The height of
we are returning to a time in history where it is a common occurrence
to fight for one's life? Posted 5/10/2012. Has a checklist of
items to buy for self-defense and survival.
Press Conference. Posted 12/21/2012. Comments on the Connecticut
massacre. Calls for protecting all schools just like the President,
banks, and sporting events are protected...with guns!
Control: History, Philosophy and Ethics. Posted 12/21/2012. Good
list of statistics supporting gun ownership.
Hook massacre: Official story spins out of control. Posted 12/20/2012.
from the Devil. Posted 12/18/2012. Killing distant, unarmed people
by way of robot-delivered missiles is "legal, ethical, and wise,"
said National Security Adviser John Brennan, who is the official Keeper
of the "Kill List" the roster of people, including
U.S. citizens, who have been targeted for summary execution by a secretive
executive branch committee.
Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help.
Posted 12/16/2012. The criminals don't obey gun control laws. Banning
guns will just take them out of the hands of law-abiding American
citizens that just want to protect their own families. For example,
Chicago has very strict gun laws. But 10 people were shot in the city
of Chicago on Friday alone. Chicago is now considered to be "the
deadliest global city", and the murder rate in Chicago is about
25 percent higher than it was last year.
facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States. Posted
12/14/2012. Anti-gun bias here. It ignores mass killings by
bombs, knives (China in particular), beatings, strangling, etc. Note:
Per capita murder overall is only half as frequent in the United States
as in several other nations where gun murder is rarer, but murder
by strangling, stabbing, or beating is much more frequent. Nevertheless,
this is what they list in this article:
- Shooting sprees are not rare in the United States.
- 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took
place in the United States. [Again, it ignores mass killings by
- Lots of guns dont necessarily mean lots of shootings,
as you can see in Israel and Switzerland.
- Of the 11 deadliest shootings in the US, five have happened
from 2007 onward.
- America is an unusually violent country. But were not
as violent as we used to be. [Actually, the U.S. is about in the
- The South is the most violent region in the United States. [Not
entirely true. Need to see state by state. See Assault
Deaths Within the United States.]
- Gun ownership in the United States is declining overall. [There
has been a huge surge in the last couple of years.]
- More guns tend to mean more homicide.
- States with stricter gun control laws have fewer deaths from
gun-related violence. [Acknowleges that " sample sizes are
small", so statistically insignificant.]
- Gun control, in general, has not been politically popular.
- But particular policies to control guns often are. [Red herring.
Background checks, no guns for felons, mentally ill are slam dunks.]
- Shootings dont tend to substantially affect views on gun
Watch what happens when Guns are banned in Australia. Posted 7/23/2012.
Since the gun ban and confiscation: armed robberies up 69%, assaults
with guns up 28%, gun murders up 19%, and home invasions up 21%.