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Five Lessons From The Weekend’s Mass Killings

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Democrat politicians, Far Left anti-constitutional gun confiscation interest groups and their allies in the news media, would like Americans to believe the lesson of the mass killings last weekend is that firearms they don’t like should be confiscated.

There is going to be a lot of discussion about the role of mental health and mental disorders in mass killings. And there is going to be a great deal of hot air blown about “white nationalism,” which will be used to abuse President Trump while conveniently ignoring the other ideological motivators of domestic terrorism.

But no one else, especially among the more establishment conservative commentators and organizations, is going to be willing to say that in reality there were five simple lessons to be learned from last weekend’s twin tragedies, and they couldn’t be clearer:

  1. You are responsible for your own safety and self-defense.
  2. In view of #1 you should buy yourself a gun.
  3. You should learn to use your gun by taking self-defense classes and training regularly.
  4. You should get a permit to carry your gun if your state does not have constitutional carry.
  5. You should carry your gun wherever you go, because shooting back is the only sure way to protect yourself, your loved ones and the rest of society.

Many well-meaning commentators, especially among the more establishment conservative commentators and organizations are going to write about and talk on TV about what a great job the police did, especially in Ohio, where they were on the scene in less than a minute, engaged the killer and killed him.

But in that minute 9 people were killed and at least 27 people were injured.

And the only thing that stopped 24-year-old Connor Betts from killing more people in Dayton, Ohio’s crowded nightlife district was someone – in this case the police – shooting back.

There will, of course, be the obligatory Leftist demands for outlawing and confiscating “fully semi-automatic assault rifles” like the ones used in Texas and Ohio.

Scott Martelle, writing for The Los Angeles Times noted that so far this year the Gun Violence Archive has recorded more than 8,734 people shot to death and more than 17,300 people wounded or otherwise injured in more than 33,000 incidents.

Mr. Martelle wrote that what should be shocking us is our political inaction in the case of relentless gun violence. These mass murders grab us by the collective collar and force us to confront the ugliness within society, the sickness within individuals, the cost of deferring to the gun lobby’s ludicrous control over gun laws.

Yet we change nothing, Mr. Martelle observed.

What is it we should change? Mr. Martelle is silent on the specifics, perhaps because he has no useful answers to offer, or more likely because the answer he probably prefers – confiscation of all guns – is politically impossible.

An intellectually honest person would admit that this anti-constitutional narrative about guns will not actually contribute anything to keeping Americans safe in today’s society where alienated individuals choose to use lethal violence in public against family members and random strangers – or to achieve political goals.

Because it is the public nature of the violence, not the gun, that is important to these killers; as the Christmas market killings in Germany and the mass killing of Bastille Day celebrants on the famous seaside promenade in Nice, France demonstrated, a truck can be even more lethal, and more public, than a gun.

So, when the inevitable gun ban and gun confiscation bills are introduced, and when the politicians decry “gun violence,” don’t apologize or feel guilty if your initial thought when you heard the news of the mass killings in El Paso and Dayton was “I should buy a gun.”

You were right.

Buy a gun, learn how to use it, get a permit if your state requires one, then carry your gun with you at all times and all places it is legal, because when public violence strikes, shooting back is the only sure way to protect yourself, your loved ones and the rest of society.

A member of MENSA, CHQ Editor George Rasley is a certified rifle and pistol instructor, a Glock ® certified pistol armorer and a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant or advance representative for some of America's most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. He served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.

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Lessons from mass killlings

As per all the recent mass shootings we are so deluged with disinformation that the pre-written public release is not to be questioned or ever challenged. Nor will the globalist mind set ever discuss illegal gun murders and their confiscation as it would not suit their agenda. May I ;ease post an article from last year which is still extremely pertinent today.

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Our Constitution states clearly that the right of law-abiding public to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed.. All in Congress have sworn to uphold and defend our Constitution.. Any in congress that advocate gun control are breaking their oath of office and should be removed immediately.