WHEN ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS ISN’T UP TO THE CHALLENGE…

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Only bad things can happen when one of the good guys simply isn’t up to the task at hand.  And nothing makes that more clear than the recent shooting at a high school in Florida.  It seems that the sheriff’s deputy who was on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School saw retreat as being his primary plan of action, as he failed to go in and confront the gunman.  This poor excuse of a first responder type has since resigned in order to avoid being suspended.  I hope he has nightmares forever.

Anyway, it was ABC 13 that reported Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had confirmed the deputy, Scott Peterson, was no longer with the Sheriff’s department.  Israel said he viewed video of the incident, saw Peterson “arrive at the west side of Building 12, take a position” but never go in.  As a result, the sheriff’s office moved to suspend Peterson, who resigned before the suspension could take place.  And rumor now has is that this loser, Peterson, and decided to simply retire.

So here we had this deputy cowering outside while the children he was there to protect lay dying.  Perhaps someone from the Clown News Network (CNN) should go and interview all of this cowardly deputy’s family members, ex-schoolmates, former employers, etc., like they do with the shooters family.  They can ask them if he was a coward all of his life, and did they notice anything about his behavior recently that would have revealed that he would turn out to be such a gutless coward?

But that would likely be too much to expect from any of the clowns there on CNN.  Besides, that would likely have an adverse effect on the narrative that they have worked so hard to cultivate.  The shooting lasted six minutes and he was hiding outside for four of those minutes. How many died in those four minutes?  Or maybe the better question would be, how many could he have saved?  One, three, five, ten or maybe even more?  But we’ll never know because all he did was to call for backup!

And I’m sure it won’t be long before this gutless wonder of a deputy will have those on the left rushing to his defense.  Hell, maybe they are already even as we speak.  And I’m sure there will be more than a few asking, “What was it that you expected this poor man to do?”  Well, the answer to that is a relatively simple one, I expected him to do his job.  He was essentially the last line of defense against this kind of event, he was there to prevent such a thing from happening.  And he failed miserably.

And we’ve all heard the accusations coming from the left about how we who support the National Rifle Association (NRA) as well as the Second Amendment all have blood on our hands.  Sorry, but I refuse to accept that I am in any way at fault for what occurred at this high school, or for the fact that the deputy put there to safeguard those children decided to turn chicken.  The ones with blood on their hands are the ones who continue to support the idiocy in making schools “gun free” zones.

It was just this past Thursday that we had Barry’s one time ‘Green Czar’, and self-described communist, Van Jones, appearing on CNN’s “Newsroom,” and while discussing school shootings he made the claim that many young people in favor of gun control see the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the Ku Klux Klan.  Jones said, ”We haven’t had the kind of innovation, experimentation, trying of things—I don’t know of any of the things being proposed would make any difference at all yet.”

And this boob went on to say, “But we should know more than we know right now. We should have been able to try things, and we haven’t been able to. So now what’s happening is you have a whole generation of young people who essentially see the NRA as their enemy. To them, the NRA is like the KKK. It’s just some hostile force that is against them, that’s risking their lives.”  He added, “These kids, they’re not fighting for their future—they’re fighting for their right to survive, to have a future.”

The rhetoric coming from these anti-gun zealots, like Jones, continues to get more and more incendiary in nature with each new atrocity.  And what they seem not to realize is because of the toxic language used when describing those with whom they disagree, the only thing they’re really accomplishing here is to drive up the amount of money donated to the NRA by folks like myself.  Things have now moved well beyond being able to have any sort of a civilized discussion on the topic of guns.

In other news, one of the left’s arguments for banning guns is based on the fact that 2/3 of gun deaths involve suicide, yet they want to force doctors to assist in the suicide of troubled individuals instead.  Mental health represents one of the largest threats facing this country today and a very significant portion of it originates from liberalism itself. And I would argue that we would not be where we are today if the mentally ill liberals in Congress had received treatment years ago.

And if you look at leftist websites, you’ll see how people are saying, “see look, this proves that a good guy with a gun doesn’t stop a bad guy with a gun. Armed teachers won’t do anything either.”  So therefore we shouldn’t expect that armed good guys will do something.  The truth is that if you arm ten teachers, maybe two or three will decide to act.  As the public now sees, there are cowards even in police departments.  You will always have those who simply sit back and those who will ALWAYS rush in.

So it only stands to reason that the more willing teachers you allow to armed, the more likely it is than one will choose to act.  Moreover, what deterrent effect there is can be achieved with as little as 10% of the faculty being armed. A potential assailant has no idea who is or isn’t carrying a gun.  Teachers don’t want to be sitting ducks either.  Most will fight back when it counts.  Even if “MOST” were not up to the task, if you had 5% to 10% step up under pressure, this problem would be solved.

And after one or two school shooters get their brains blown out by an armed teacher I’d be willing to bet that it would be enough to deter any cowardly punk from doing it in the future.  If it didn’t totally stop the carnage, it would surely make it much less likely; saving countless young lives.  Anyone with the slightest of analytical ability can see this. If someone opposes it, their critical thinking is severely skewed or they have an entirely political agenda and could care less about the lives of the school children.

There are over 300 million guns in America and our porous borders won’t be ably defended for the near term, so their call for gun control to save the children is a deceitful con and scam like most of their communist policies. Those that perpetuate it are condemning more children to death instead of changing policies to actually solve the problem.  They are pushing Communist doctrine to further their agenda knowing full well it will cost countless lives if they are successful.

And if you think Barry ‘O’s intention was anything other than to disarm the law abiding citizens you are delusional.  Sales are down slightly because Barry was the best gun salesman in the history of gun sales.  So many guns were purchased that demand dropped.  Just another example of more Democrat lunacy.  Democrats, the party of unintended consequences.  Their effort to disarm the public and eliminate the Second Amendment actually resulted in more gun ownership.  Comical.

THE TRUTH IS, GUN VIOLENCE IS DOWN…

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Not that you’d know it from listening to Barry “Almighty”, or any of the Democrat contenders for his current position, or, for that matter, any of the many Democrat minions in the state-controlled media, but the fact is, gun violence in America is actually on the decline compared to the past 30 years.  And why might that be, you ask?  Well, it’s according to research from the Pew Research Center, the FBI, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it is thanks in part to the increased number and effectiveness of…wait for it…police officers.

According to FBI statistics on violent crime rates, America is becoming the safest it has been since 1960, when the FBI began recording data. Although the most recent data is in 2014, the overall violent crime and murder/non-negligent manslaughter rates are dropping steadily, suggesting America is only getting safer.  In 2014, the violent crime rate was 365.5, making America the safest it has been since 1970, and the murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate was 4.5 out of 100,000, making 2014 the safest year in terms of murders since 1960.

And it’s according to the data assembled that America’s least safe historical year is 1980, when the murder rate reached an all-time high of 10.2. Now as you might recall that was at the end of that very bleak time in American history known as, “The Carter Years.”  And it has been since that period of our history that the murder rate in this country has dropped steadily — albeit with a slight uptick in 1991 — but an otherwise stable trend.  But to listen to any of those on the left one would think that what has been taking place is nothing more than a worsening epidemic of gun violence.

So it would seem to at least appear that our much maligned police officers have perhaps been doing a bit more than simply running around and routinely shooting any stray young black males that they may encounter.  Imagine that!  You see, it’s according to FBI data from 2014 that shows overall homicides and usage of guns for homicide has decreased steadily over the past four years, with 8,124 homicides committed by guns in 2014 and 9,199 in 2009, again suggesting not only are homicides decreasing, but the use of guns to commit them is decreasing as well.

And it was in writing for something call The Washington Post, WonkBlog, that Max Ehrenfreund reported five explanations for the decrease, including an increase of federal funding to police officers, who are then able to more effectively stop violent crimes. In 1994, ‘BJ’ Clinton’s major crime bill granted federal funding to police stations across the country that allowed them to hire 100,000 officers. Ehrenfreund adds police using computers and a better economy, among others, to his list, arguing they account for, respectively, 11 percent and 10 to 11 percent of the drop.

And it’s Economist Steven Levitt who thinks that larger police forces are behind what has caused crime decreases of anywhere from 5 to 6 percent, especially in New York City, in which crime dropped 93 percent between 1990 and 2011. This precipitous drop is due in part to ramped-up policing measures by city leadership.  Either way you look at it the reason for the decrease comes down to our police officers.  Men and women who put their lives on the line every single day. It’s these people who leave for the ‘office’ every day not knowing if they’ll come home at the end of the day.