Thursday, October 8, 2015
When Will They Ever Learn?
Those of us of a certain age will recall the lyrics to Peter, Paul and Mary's song, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone? And they'll also remember the refrain in that iconic song which asked, "When will they ever learn?"
Now, folks familiar with that song will note that the question in that refrain was intended to be rhetorical. In fact, it was repeated twice, just to make the point that we all knew the answer; we will never learn.
And so it is with Liberals in our country as regards gun-control and their all-consuming desire to make every single school, college and university in America a "gun free zone," and every single resident of the once-mighty America a prospective victim.
This past week saw another in what seems to be an unending spate of mass murders on a school campus. A deranged killer brought several guns to a school, killed nine and wounded nine others. What makes the story so very, very sad, besides the obvious loss of precious, irreplaceable young life, is that these killings were completely unnecessary. And that's because this school, Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon, is a "gun free zone." And, my friends, and you are my friends, every single mass shooting in an American school over the past 20 years has been in a "gun free zone."
The FBI states that a "mass shooting" is defined as one in which four or more people die. Using that measure, and this Agency's statics, there have been 153 mass shootings in America during the period 2000 - 2015. (Note to the perennially uninformed or misinformed: Don't believe the liberal loons who will try and convince you there is a mass murder every hour on the hour.) And every single one occurred in a "gun free zone." Whether at a shopping mall, a park, a hospital, a military base, an office building or a school, gun-hating Liberals have decided that the way to stop mass shootings is to hang up a sign saying, "Gun Free Zone." And I ask in response, "When Will They Ever Learn" it does not work?
Ask yourself, if you were a prospective mugger, rapist, thief or killer, would you be deterred, or would you be encouraged by a sign that, in effect, states: "Target Rich Environment?" For that, my friends, is exactly what a "gun free zone" is. A place where the to-be-criminal knows that he's almost certain not to encounter any defensive measures. None. Nobody to stop his murderous rampage. Nobody to keep him from going out in a blaze of glory. Nobody to rob him of the front page headlines he so desperately wants, that he's sure to get, and a place in infamy forever.
However, the Loony Left is so "non compos mentis" (look it up) that they actually believe that if they just add one more anti-gun law to the 22,500 already on America's books, the criminals among us will finally, finally begin to stop shooting innocent folks. Yeah, right. Remember, a criminal is someone who does not obey the law! And no amount of laws will cause a criminal to start. What about that is so difficult to understand?
Picture this: The shooter at Virginia Tech a few years back is walking toward the campus preparing to murder 31 and wound another 40. But he sees the sign that says, "Gun Free Zone" which by the way was standing there, all bright and shiny, and says, "Oh no! I can't take my guns in there! I guess I'll go on home, smoke a doobie, eat some Fritos, watch a few Jerry Springer reruns and knock back a Bud Light or two . Does anyone anywhere actually believe this?
Gun-hating, gun-grabbing Liberals do.
Barry Obama does.
"Sheriff" Joe Biden does.
Hil(liar)y Clinton does.
Little Mikey Bloomberg does.
Really, REALLY Big Mikey Moore does.
And many, many others believe it as well, often those who are surrounded by armed security to protect them from the nut jobs who might be inclined to make their mark by taking them out.
I've been asking myself this one question for years: "Is Liberalism a mental illness?"
Let me tell you how "in the tank" the Mainstream Media is on this subject. The shooter in this tragedy was a half black/half white kid who was seriously deranged. His mom is black, his dad, a Brit, is white. His Facebook page reflects his mixed race pedigree. I keep waiting for B. Hussein Obama to come out and say, "If I had a son, he'd look just like this shooter."
But the liberals' meme is that only crazed white supremacists shoot up schools. So, in an effort to continue promoting that flawed pretense, CNN, the used-to-be, go-to source for righteous, bias-free news, airbrushed his picture in their reportage so that he appears to be lily white. Whhaaaaatt? Yes, they did. They really did. Do they really think we'll be dumb enough to buy this crap? Yes, they do.
Wake up America! You're being brainwashed by a bunch of Madison Avenue, inside-the-Beltway, drinking the Koolade, liberal Mainstream Media true believers.
Just for the record, none of the 100+ million Americans who own more than 300 million guns shot up a school yesterday. Or the day before. Or the day before that. Or so for today. But God knows, if some crazed kid steals his dad's gun and goes on a rampage, it will be front page news, 24/7, until the MSM has wrung every possible gun-hating advantage from it.
Oh, and before I close down and push "Publish," I'd like to throw this into the mix. The only "resistance" at Umpqua Community College when the 26 year-old crazy opened fire, was an overweight, part-time security guard with a can of mace. I'm not kidding. And, the Board of Directors at this school decided last year that they had better things to do with the $40,000 a year it would have cost to field a single, full-time armed guard on this campus. They decided they really needed to install a new hardwood floor in the gym. Something tells me that more than one of the grieving parents of the nine dead kids will file lawsuit for the gross malfeasance displayed by the lefties who run this shooting gallery.
Oregon is a "shall-issue" state. One of the 31 that are. That means all a citizen of Oregon in good standing needs to do is stop by their local sheriff's office, plunk down $25 and walk out with a permit to carry a concealed weapon. So any of the 3,500 kids or 200 staff and educators at this rural school could have been armed and ready to defend life and liberty. But they couldn't. The school wouldn't let them. How utterly tragic. How really stupid.
What do you think the chances are this demonic kid would have decided to shoot up this school if he thought that one, or six, or a dozen of the people there would be carrying concealed weapons? Even might carrying concealed weapons? Yes, exactly zero!
There's a special place in Hell for the people who permitted this gross injustice to occur. And something tells me that, Board decision or not, there will be no next time. If I were there, or anywhere near there, I'd be packing heat. And I'm pretty sure the rest of the students, educators and parents of this school feel exactly the same way...
Shortly after pushing "Publish" on this, the latest of my blog entries, I opened my Sunday paper and learned that our Civil Servant-for-Life, Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown, a man who has never collected a private-sector paycheck, elected to sign into law Senate Bill 707. This is another one of those answers in search of a question the California Legislature is so famous for passing. This flawed piece of crap makes it illegal for CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons) permit holders to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Within hours after three school shootings happened across our nation in a single day, all in "gun free zones," Brown decided that what we citizens of the once Golden, but now tarnished State, really need is a law that makes honest, vetted, capable, trained and prepared CCW permit holders into criminals if they use their legally-carried guns to stop crazed mass murderers from killing our kids in or near a school. Unbelievable!
So now it's no longer a sign saying "Gun Free Zone," it's a sign saying, "Not Only Gun Free, But Better Yet, No Guns Withing 1,000 Feet! So, Good Hunting, And Be Sure To Have A Nice Day!" I'm sure the California Association of Mass Murderers will rejoice at Brown's actions. Oh, and Brown, apparently not having enough else to do, also decided to outlaw the use of the name "Redskins" by schools in our broke-ass State. I don't blame you if you find all of this hard to believe. As for me, it's just another gilt-edged example of why the next time you head to the polls, please don't vote to elect a commie pinko dumbass liberal weenie as governor...