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We know her not by her name, but by her deeds, and those are heroic. She aimed, shot and dispatched to hell one Dennis Butler, a career criminal, who was poised to do mass murder in West Virginia. A birthday-graduation party got too noisy for Butler’s liking.

She had a handgun; her opponent an AR15. More crucially, the Lady from Charleston had the male bits and the moral compass that upwards of 19 police officers, hunkered down at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last month—all SWATTED-up and swaddled in Kevlar body armor—were without.

At the same time, the trapped children cried out to 911 as they were being mowed down. These babies screamed for grown men to quit cowering and pondering bureaucratic distinctions—active shooter or barricaded shooter—a distinction without a difference if the barricaded shooter is also holding the kids hostage and picking them off one-by-one.

Do not rest in peace, Uvalde Angels. Rage from the heavens.

The Uvalde cops had been milling about, in-and-out of the school corridor, since 11:35 AM, on May 24, 2022, waiting on a key to open a door behind which little children had been dying since 11:33 AM.

These cops waited for The Key until 12:50 PM, when “a Border Patrol Tactical Unit officer finally breached the room using a janitor’s keys.” And, no. Despite the gushing on Fox News, that Border Patrol Tactical Unit officer is no hero. Doing your job eventually—when that job is defined by the credo “time is of the essence”—is not heroism.

How overpowering is the instinct to worship. Lawrence Jones of Fox News showed himself a fool, looking to blame 911 for the Uvalde Police’s disgraceful failure to engage an active shooter. However, the protocol is clear. You go to the fight. Law enforcement is obliged to forthwith engage a known active shooter. An assault rifle was being fired feet away from the officers. The sound would’ve hurt eardrums. There was no communication breakdown; only a categorical refusal to respond to reality on the ground.

Cops had come a cropper, refusing to respond to reality on the ground, deaf to the cries and telephone calls of brave babies.

Absent keys, operating under the license of no-knock warrants these state operators, whom we pay for protection, have no qualms about deftly deploying tactical entry equipment, such as battering rams, to kick in our doors on the slightest pretext, and without knowing what’s on the other side.

This time, the cops knew that on the other side of the door, starting at 11:33 AM, more than 100 rounds had been fired into classrooms 111 and 112. In fact, as the officers stood inside the school structure, at 11:37 AM, the shooter fired 16 more rounds.

Forgive the hyperbole, but the “I was only following orders” excuse for evil action or inaction comes with hefty historical baggage. For those whose education comes courtesy of American schooling, the reference is to the Nuremberg Defense.

A society is institutionally and systemically rotten, certifiably so, when the cries of little kids and women being blown to smithereens do not make grown men drop their poisonous progressive protocol and run to the rescue.

ORDER IT NOW

“‘Go in there! Go in there!’ women yelled at the police soon after the attack began.” It was worse. As shown in this YouTube clip, watched over 500,000 times, parents writhe in agony, crying like wounded animals caught in a trap as their flesh-and-blood is slaughtered within earshot.

WHAT DOES THE STATE DO? The UniParty state workers–the cops, the SWAT–they do zip for the kids being killed, but turn to tase parents beside themselves with grief, all to prevent them from charging to retrieve their babies.

Evil in action.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz proposed “hardening” the schools by creating one-door schoolhouses. Just you wait for a fire to ignite, the stampede to follow and the bodies to pile-up high before that single point of egress.

No, you can’t fix stupid. You can’t gussy it up. How are you gonna fix a teacher who, on spotting the gunman, runs inside the school and leaves the fortified door wide open for the shooter in-chase? You can’t. How are you gonna fix cops who have no urge to run to the rescue; but, instead, obey evil, unintuitive orders and turn on righteous parents?

You can’t fix stupid. As Ron White, that great satirist from the once-great State of Texas, teaches, “You can’t fix stupid.” “There is not a pill you can take, not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever.”

The Stupid Party says, “Just arm the teachers.” You want to train and arm teachers and faculty staff members to protect your kids? Have you seen what falls under the category “teacher” and faculty? Seen the people who zealously inculcate ungrammatical pronoun illiteracy? Who promote and further entrench systemic anti-white racism and exotic age-inappropriate sexuality? Have you seen these mountains of flesh videoing themselves gyrating obscenely, sexual exhibitionists in flagrante delicto, under whose tutelage “sexual curiosities, once called perversions, flourish”? Give guns to the same “dedicated” pedagogues who took two years off for COVID?

Get your kids the hell out of US schools!

American schools, incidentally, are well capitalized. They have active-shooter training and security protocols in place. What they don’t have is decent human capital.

Decades of feminization, emasculation and preferential hiring account for America’s low-intelligence, self-serving work force. This malevolent matriarchy in-the-making increasingly lacks the higher-order capacity for altruism and heroism.

What was it that Oscar Wilde said about kindness? “She thought that because he was stupid, he would be kindly, when of course, kindliness requires imagination and intellect.”

In Uvalde and beyond, you are witnessing the systemic rot in what Michelle Malkin has dubbed “end-stage America.”

WATCH: “Save Your Kids–Get Them The Hell Out Of US Schools!”

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  1. bwuce wee says:

    yawn snore, ilana gonna save us… NOT. you tell only the details you feel support your opinon, and you omit the important details such as- 1. ‘why was there a US army electronic warfare/communications eavesdropping airplane that landed in uvalde minutes before the shooting and departed minutes before the breach’? government involvement is the answer to that question.
    2. you omit the fact that salvador, was arrested as a juvenile for planning to shoot up his high school graduation.
    3. you omit the fact that there were 48 separate lockdowns in uvalde schools in the last year!
    4. you omit the fact that salvador – a guy with no job, no money, no driver’s license, no valid ID, was able to purchase multiple firearms through the federal background check- purchases which cost upward of \$9000!!! an impossible scenario withpout government participation!
    you keep asking questions when the answer is right in front of you the whole time! in fact, the answer has been right in front of you for over 20 years since columbine: THE DEMOCRATS CREATE THESE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN ORDER TO GRAB GUNS. it has been proven over and over again, and uvalde proves it again. any time you see multiple details of stories change multiple times, that is the tipoff that you are observing an orchestrated event. the stories change because of CYA. cover your ass. that is what democrats do. the mass shottings all follow a playbook. it is very simple- find out where the guy got the money to buy the weapons, and who OKed the purchase.
    that is what a real investigative journalist would do, if there is such a thing anymore…

  2. Roger says: • Website

    Get your kids the hell out of US schools!

    I will repeat that because it needs to be said over again. “Get your kids the hell out of US schools!”

    Considering everything that is happening in US schools, this is the smartest move for parents who are concerned about the health, welfare, and education of their kids. Too many though, including Republican conservatives, still believe that the State system is the only way to go. “All we have to do is tweak it around the edges. If we can only get ‘our’ candidate on the school board (town council, county commission, state legislature, etc.) then everything will be OK.”

    All the while, things go from bad to worse. They never get better.

    Or maybe it is the fact that so many families are overextended financially and need at least two full-time incomes just to survive and pay the bills, which forces them to view the schools as babysitters and nannies. But, hey, at least the kids are getting a free education, right? Until the tax bill comes, that is.

    There are only two options here: Either you will sacrifice yourself and your lifestyle for your kids OR you will sacrifice your kids for your lifestyle. Which one are you going to choose?

    • Agree: sulu, Brad Anbro
    • Replies: @thundercuck
  3. There are at least two more problems with arming teachers.

    First, our classrooms have too many students attacking each other and attacking teachers in unarmed combat. These fighting incidents occur daily in schools with blacks. A teacher facing a melee of thugs larger and more powerful than herself may resort to gunfire, which even if justified by a genuinely perceived lethal threat, would be harshly prosecuted and vilified; woe especially to any white teacher thus trapped.

    Second, a teacher carrying on her body could easily have her weapon taken from her by one or several unarmed big thugs, to be used against her, her students, or the public outside the school. Weapons retention is a difficult skill to master, maybe impossible for frail teachers and staff, especially if the attack is a surprise from behind or by multiple assailants.

    I used to believe arming teachers was a good idea, but considering the reality of the untamed bloody chaos that is today’s American classsroom, and our lack of will to discipline and expel the thugs, I now think it is likely too ‘problematic’ to succeed.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  4. Funny how back in the day half of the vehicles in many suburban USA High School parking lots (student and teacher) were old pickup trucks, and half of those had gun racks with working guns. School shootings were unheard of, and if one had actually started, there would have been no shortage of American males, toxic or otherwise, who would have brought one quickly to an end.

    The guns are not the problem; it is the schools and public authorities that are the problem: Trusting the education of one’s children to them is to abandon the inculcation of one’s values in future generations. Trusting their personal safety to another is an undertaking made at their personal risk. Both are fool’s errands.

    Maybe, in the age of the internet, it might be time to get rid of the anachronistic social pressure-cookers we call modern schools and re-start socialising our youth in the actual community rather than the simulacra gulag we currently use for that purpose.

    • Agree: BuelahMan, Adam Smith, Kali
  5. ‘second amendment’ is leading to this carnage. the manufacturers and sellers of weapons (the merchants of death) are profiting from the death of children. their beard and butter is smeared with blood.
    your right to defend yourself against a theoretical government tyranny is costing the real right to life of thousands of innocent people. the government is armed with awful weapons and could call up their NATO allies from Lithuania to Turkey to crush you. your guns will never be a match to their drones and bombers. all these guns do is pose a threat to innocent civilians.
    the chaos might lead to martial law. all guns must be banned, and if you really want to fight one another, use your fists like a real man and not a gun toting stupid coward.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/HHJGp_7Btdw?feature=share

    • LOL: Legba
    • Replies: @anno nimus
  6. George 1 says:

    If you have your children in any public school today you are guilty of child abuse.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  7. Montani says:

    Dude, the lady who put down Dennis Butler, this happened in Charleston WV, not SC ok? She’s a Mountaineer and we’re quite proud of her.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  8. anarchyst says:
    @gutta percha

    There is another way…
    Since most teachers are liberals who blanche at the picture of a firearm, let alone seeing a real one, they are next to useless in a school shooting situation.
    A real solution: Hire non-law enforcement veterans as janitors and maintenance personnel, deputize and arm them. Janitors and maintenance personnel have the run of the school and KNOW where the hiding spots are.
    Hiring veterans with no law enforcement ties–NOT law enforcement, is the key.
    Law enforcement personnel consider their own lives to be more important than that of the students and will choose to “run the other way” or “cower and cover in fear”, while veterans are trained to run TOWARD the sound of gunfire.
    It is interesting to note that today’s “law enforcement” personnel have statutory protections that us ordinary “civilians” do not possess. “Law enforcement” personnel can fire multiple shots at random, hitting innocent people and STILL get away with no sanctions or punishment.
    “Law enforcement” and “school resource officers are useless in school shootings. Almost every school shooting was responded to by “law enforcement” waiting for the shooting to stop–NOT ACCEPTABLE–PERIOD!

    • Agree: Poupon Marx
  9. Jew squaw speak um big truth.

  10. anarchyst says:

    Look up “Crowds On Demand”
    Yes, this is a real company that can provide rioters (oops, I mean “demonstrators”) for any event.
    The same photos of perpetrators and victims still keep showing up in unrelated events. Is it because our present crop of (so-called) journalists are lazy, or is there another motive?
    Is the American public so gullible that they accept these pronouncements from the “mainstream media” without questioning them?

  11. Realist says:

    How are you gonna fix a teacher who, on spotting the gunman, runs inside the school and leaves the fortified door wide open for the shooter in-chase?

    There is an alleged video of the teacher slamming the door closed.

    Your article was pretty much right on. But there is a much bigger scenario:

    Suppose this was a planned situation…and everything unfolded just as planned.

  12. Very sad.

    1)The cops really ate the Donuts of Cowardice, while some brave parents, unarmed, entered the school to save their children. They had no body armor, no guns. Just courage.

    2)All Hat and no Cowboy. What was that absurd myth about the brave Texas lawman? Every cowboy movie Hollywood makes should now be categorized under “comedy”.

    3)Cowboys don’t fight. They ain’t heroes. They just eat donuts or run away to Brokeback Mountain.

    I really hope this doesn’t reflect the state of America in these modern times. But when our government is spending \$40Billion to arm a bunch of murderous neonazis in the Ukraine, then wants to take away our only means of self-defence while they happily spew nonsense while protected by armed guards, something is very sick and wrong with this country.

  13. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    After what I’ve seen over the last 5 years (Russiagate, Whitmer kidnapping plot, January 6th, the pipe bombs planted at the RNC and DNC HQs on January 5th, …) I have for the first time entertained the possibility these school shooters are groomed or facilitated or intentionally ignored in some big or small way by the FBI. 🧐

    You hate to think this way but you can only compartmentalize it all for only so long.

    • Agree: Legba
  14. @bwuce wee

    Very confused comment. Your No. 1 assertion needs documentation and evidence. Otherwise worthless.

    It seems that you are unaware of the logical fallacy that you so easily ignored. If an assertion or an argument is true in itself intrinsically, than other arguments or components that are omitted do not detract de facto from the original argument. What she said was correct and outstanding advice from a respected source.

    But your thoughtlessness, her omission of other factors means her comments are to be disparaged. Your comment has Hasty Pudding, grammatical errors (I make them myself, but my arguments are cogent and almost ALWAYS SUPPORTED.)

    Your cheap shot disparagement says more about you than her. Sloppy.

    • Replies: @bwuce wee
  15. Mostly good column but shame on you, Ilana, for not posting anything about this classic in a column about police worthlessness:

    The pigs and their enablers must never be allowed to forget this–never.

  16. @anno nimus

    oops… i meant to say bread and butter, not beard because most of the coward thugs are clean shaven. and watch out for the fearsome Lithuanians!

  17. @Roger

    homeschooling is the way…OR this is an opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a basic private school that is neutral in all things cultural , religious and sexual … It would have no sports either as sports are time consuming and expensive..

  18. Jokem says:

    An assault rifle was being fired feet away from the officers.

    Objection. Assault Rifles are selective fire, that is, capable of full auto.

    • Replies: @Roger
  19. Anonymous[970] • Disclaimer says:

    All the police officers involved should have stuff done to them, perhaps including removal of the head but certainly at least spanking.

    Arm the children, not the teachers.

    On the whole, police officers are idiots. Today I saw a couple investigating a pharmacy robbery by going to the store next door, then hanging out for an hour. Eff those guys.

  20. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    Yawn, . . . but it was only a Truman Show episode.

  21. @Montani

    CharlesTOWN WV, Charleston is SC. FER Chrissake.

    • Replies: @Roger
  22. bwuce wee says:
    @Poupon Marx

    spoken like a true democRAT! and “you want the truth? you can’t handle the truth”:

    https://strangesounds.org/2022/05/a-us-army-recon-plane-landed-in-uvalde-before-the-shooting-and-left-just-before-the-shooter-was-killed-2.html

    now that my first point is proven, according to you, the rest of my pounts are also proven. so suck it up libtard, you just got your lame punk MARXIST ass kicked! ir pooped on, if you prefer. and i am sure you do prefer!

    • LOL: Poupon Marx
    • Replies: @dimples
  23. Roger says: • Website
    @Jokem

    Objection! “Assault rifles” is a misnomer. The term is meant to confuse people.

    Why do we not hear terms like “assault knife” or “assault auto” or “assault lead pipe” or “assault baseball bat”? The fact is that any object, even a clenched fist, a golf club or a cup of hot coffee, which is used by one person to aggressively harm, injure, wound, or kill another is an “assault weapon”. Any rifle, whether full-auto, semi-auto, bolt-action, pump-action, or single shot can be an assault rifle if used that way.

    There is no intrinsic difference between a full-auto rifle used by a military, a street gang, or a regular law-abiding citizen. The only difference is in HOW they are used and it is this which needs to be controlled and regulated, not the weapon itself.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  24. Roger says: • Website
    @Jim Christian

    https://www.charlestonwv.gov/

    This link will take you to the official website of Charleston, West Virginia. If you go there, you will notice that every spelling of the name is done without the letter W. It is spelled Charleston, not Charlestown as you have asserted.

    I recommend you get your facts straight before you put your ignorance on full display.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  25. Jokem says:
    @Roger

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_rifle

    An assault rifle is a selective fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.

    Semi Auto weapons are not assault weapons.

    • Replies: @Roger
  26. Renoman says:

    Arming Teachers??? In 12 years of school and 3 years of college I had maybe 4 teachers that had any sort of brain power, I wouldn’t trust any of them with a Fire arm.

  27. Roger says: • Website
    @Jokem

    Well, if Wikipedia is your trusted go-to source for truthful definitions, then by all means believe it. However, if common sense and the ability to see clearly are what you rely on, then you will have to do better than that.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  28. fn509 says:

    TITLE cops come a cropper

    My 7 yrs of higher ed did not serve me well, I am afraid.

    What exactly is “…cops come a cropper…” supposed to mean?

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  29. dimples says:
    @bwuce wee

    I can’t recollect where I saw it, but apparently the recon plane flight occurred on the day before the shooting, not on the same day.

    • Replies: @bwuce wee
  30. bwuce wee says:

    the post you responded to was someone challenging me to prove the statement that the flight was real- so by the same token, you must prove the flight did not land on the day of the shooting. ball is in your court, don’t fumble it! sound of crickets….

  31. Sam McGowan says: • Website

    Pundits need to actually LISTEN to what the chief of the Texas DPS said before they go off on a tangent. As a matter of fact, officers DID engage with Ramos within 3-4 minutes after he entered the building and started shooting. The problem was that he was inside a classroom behind a locked STEEL door and they could not get to him. No, they did not “breach,” the door they unlocked the damn thing when they finally got a key! Whether or not they had a battering ram is unclear but the tactical personnel were Border Patrol, not an urban SWAT team, who had been trained to deal with drug runners. This was no common wooden door with the kind of lock found on homes, it was a specially made and reinforced STEEL door used in Texas schools to keep someone from ENTERING a classroom. At Uvalde, it worked against law enforcement. At this point no one really knows what took place and there has been so much bullshit put out by media and pundits that it’s difficult to determine what, if anything, is true. All of those going off on the police should remember one thing – YOU WEREN’T THERE!

    • Replies: @Jokem
  32. bwuce wee says:
    @dimples

    the post you responded to was someone challenging me to prove the statement that the flight was real- so by the same token, you must prove the flight did not land on the day of the shooting. ball is in your court, don’t fumble it! sound of crickets….

    • LOL: 36 ulster
  33. nothing new here. As you may recall,

    during the Las Vegas white-on-white massacre,

    the local jew.gov controlled Las Vegas cops

    also stood around for 40 minutes

    and did nothing but donuts and coffee.

  34. Jokem says:
    @Roger

    I suspect the only source you will accept is your own definition, except for one that entirely agrees with you

    • Replies: @Roger
  35. Jokem says:
    @Sam McGowan

    I agree the press often gets it wrong, but the story is some mother came and got her kids out without the help of LEO.
    If this guy was behind a steel door, how did he manage to take pot shots at the students?

  36. @Roger

    See, you’re a dumbass, because your Charleston is way to the West, insignificant. MY CharlesTOWN was influential with the racetracks, that is, horses, cars and bikes and the deep state circa 1999, and nearby to DC and NORVA. The FBI moved their criminal labs up there too. You know shit about WV. Go split your pubic hairs elsewhere, dumbass. Charleston is a worthless shithole too far to the west to have any value.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @Roger
  37. @Jim Christian

    Maybe you should just stop digging.

    • Thanks: 36 ulster
  38. Maybe YOU should, dumbass. I love when people that know nothing of regions speak. Charles Town is the power in WV, not Charleston. Dumbass. Did I mention you’re a dumbass?

  39. Roger says:
    @Jim Christian

    Wow! Who spit in your bean curd?

    For the record, Dennis Butler was shot in the city of Charleston, Kanawha County. He was not shot in Charles Town, which is in Jefferson County. Anybody who wants to dispute this can look it up and see for themselves.

  40. anastasia says:

    I do not understand how anyone can come to any conclusions about Uvalde. Each fact given by the media is very quickly contradicted a day or days later. How can anyone know what happened to draw any conclusions, and how is it possible that facts that should be known and are reported are contradicted by the same people – the police.

    They say: The police didn’t go into the school for one hour; next day, they say that there was a tactical team inside the school the entire time

    They say that the shooter barricaded himself in the classroom; the next day they said it wasn’t a “barricaded”, that only the classroom door was merely locked

    They say that no children were in danger in that classroom in the hour before they shot the shooter; they say the next day that children and teachers were being killed in that classroom in that hour

    They say that shots were only heard when the shooter first entered the school; they later say that shots were heard during the hour the shooter barricaded himself in the classroom.

    They say that the back door of the school was propped open by a teacher; the later say that the door was closed and not ajar. The security measures are outlined on paper showing that the doors automatically lock; they later say the back door was not locked.

    They say that a security guard confronted the shooter as he entered; they later say there was no security guard at the school at that time

    They say that a parent escaped from police custody, ran into the school and got her two children out; the next day, the police said she did not go into the school (she gave an interview describing her trip into the school)

    They say a lone border control agent went into the school and shot the shooter; they later say it was the tactical team who got t he key to the classroom from the janitor and shot the shooter

    They say that the border patrol voluntarily showed up uninvited; they later said that they were called in; They say there was only one border agent who came to the school; they later say there was more than one.

    The police said that local law enforcement officers retreated because “they could’ve been shot” and wanted to wait for specialized backup, but records show that the police received unending active shooter training, one being conducted in the high school only two months before with the children participating, making believe they were shot.

    Why was there this confusion? Why were stories told one day and contradicted the next, and most times from the same source – the police.

    Is it because they did not wish the public to know any facts? was to it keep us all off balance in attempting to figure out what happened? Was it because they did not wish us to separate truth from lies about this incident?

    Eventually, when you hear so many contradictory stories, you simply give up trying to find out what happened. Why? Because it would be impossible to find out what happened with this kind of contradiction. Doesn’t sound like negligence to me. Sounds deliberate.

  41. Roger says:
    @Jokem

    Cheap shots are used by people who cannot respond to an assertion with a thoughtful, rational, logical argument.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  42. Jokem says:
    @Roger

    Cheap shots are used by people who cannot respond to an assertion with a thoughtful, rational, logical argument.

    You are absolutely right! I suggest you discontinue your cheap shots.

    https://www.britannica.com/technology/assault-rifle
    assault rifle, military firearm that is chambered for ammunition of reduced size or propellant charge and that has the capacity to switch between semiautomatic and fully automatic fire.

    So is the Encyclopædia Britannica an acceptable source?

    • Replies: @Roger
  43. An assault rifle was being fired feet away from the officers.

    Who was firing the “assault rifle”?

  44. Roger says: • Website
    @Jokem

    Yes, that was a low blow. I apologize. Allow me to offer an olive branch.

    Your point is well taken, but it is limited exclusively to a hard definition of an “assault weapon”. It says nothing at all about the vast number of assaults which take place using a weapon of a different sort. According to your definition, ONLY firearms which meet the criteria can be considered assault weapons. Everything else MUST be called a different name. Technically, you may be right, but that is of little comfort to those families who lost loved ones.

    Whether or not the Uvalde shooter used a selective fire rifle of a certain caliber and propellant or not is beside the point. He assaulted, wounded, and killed a lot of people with a weapon. According to my definition, he used an assault weapon, regardless of what the military, Wikipedia, or Encyclopedia Brittanica calls it. Restricting the terminology to one, very specific, type of weapon is like not being able to see the forest for the trees, i.e., concentrating so much on one arbitrary issue that nothing else can be addressed.

    The letter of the law vs. the spirit of the law.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  45. Jokem says:
    @Roger

    Yes, that was a low blow. I apologize. Allow me to offer an olive branch.

    I accept your apology.

    Here is my problem with using a, lets call it a soft definition of anything when it comes to matters of law. The more imprecise a definition is in law, the harder it is to determine whether the law has been obeyed or not. This leaves the field wide open to interpretation by politicians, which means the citizen is vulnerable to politics of expediency. Government has immense power to bring to bear on individual citizens, if government wants to use that power there is no way someone can resist successfully. The only limit on use of that power is the law, and if the law is vague enough, government can do anything they want.

    So, the current proposed ban on assault weapons is nothing more than a ban on semi-automatic rifles. The only difference between the two is how they look, not how they function.
    So, why not just propose a ban on semi-automatic rifles? Would it be because the term assault rifle has an greater emotional impact and can thus engender greater public support?

    Also, if someone wants to commit mass murder in a school, or anywhere really, will they worry about whether the firearm was obtained legally or not? Can it be stolen or obtained on the black market?

    Drug lords have been able to obtain military grade weapons such as machine guns, grenades and antitank rockets through illegal channels.

    I suggest it was no accident this Uvalde shooter picked a gun free zone to do his deed, where the students are required to be there. Talk about captive audience. Other types of gun free zones, like National Parks, etc. are voluntary attendance areas.

    I am not sure what the answer is, but it sure is not what is being proposed. Who said ‘ Never let a crisis go to waste’? It is obvious to me this crisis is just an opportunity for people to service their political agenda.

    • Replies: @Roger
  46. @bwuce wee

    Exactly right. It happened because it was made to happen.

  47. I am failing to understand why no one sees the glaringly obvious scenario going on right in front of their own eyes! Really, there are a lot of smart people here writing articles and commenting, and not one person has grasped the significance of the sequence of events unfolding this very month! Matthew McConaughey has been chosen as the next Democratic President. He is from Uvalde. Uvalde was chose as the ‘piece de resistance’ of the string of false flag gun murders designed to seize america’s firearms and usher in another Democrat regime to replace the utter failure of Biden. This means that Matthew McCONaughey was aware of the crisis in Uvalde before the murders, because it was designed to kickstart his campaign. Let that sink in, ‘aware before the day of the shooting’, because this was all according to plan. MM has already been given the go ahead, and received his official speech writer to prepare his campaign as the New Obama. Recall that Obama came out of obscurity with a speech that made him famous: a speech he did not write, but a speech prepared for him nonetheless. And the same playbook is being used right now to usher in Matthew David McConaughey as your next President, your GunGrabber-in-Chief! Wake up right now before it is too late! Unless you prefer the alternative, George Soros DAs in every city, Black gun crime the new normal, all white people disarmed, but it is OK because a dreamboat Hollywood Movie Star will save us.

  48. Roger says: • Website
    @Jokem

    “Here is my problem with using a, lets call it a soft definition of anything when it comes to matters of law. The more imprecise a definition is in law, the harder it is to determine whether the law has been obeyed or not.”

    Here is my problem with this. Unless we have the definition of a rifle, which has been used to murder someone, exactly precise down to the jot and tittle, it is hard to determine whether a law against murder has been obeyed or disregarded.

    Let’s quit beating around the bush. Murder is murder, regardless of the technique used. Assault is assault, regardless of the tool used. Theft is theft, regardless of the method used. Any aggressive action by a person is a criminal activity and it does not matter one whit whether the tool used was “properly defined in law” or not. It does not matter whether the definition is soft, vague, or ambiguous. The crime remains. Treat it as such.

    This is a problem I have with so-called “hate” crime. At the most elementary level, every criminal action, every single one, has some type of hatred at its core. Why are we treating some crimes as more egregious and punishing them more severely than others because of “hate”, which is itself a very soft, vague, and ambiguous definition? Is it not

    “…because the term…has an greater emotional impact and can thus engender greater public support?”

    Is it not time to end this stupidity, this insanity, and start calling things and situations as they really are, not what we want them to be?

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  49. Jokem says:
    @Roger

    I am not sure what your point is here?

    Here is my problem with this. Unless we have the definition of a rifle, which has been used to murder someone, exactly precise down to the jot and tittle, it is hard to determine whether a law against murder has been obeyed or disregarded.

    What has the definition of a rifle have to do with the definition of murder? Murder can be committed by a variety of methods, a rifle is only one. A shotgun can be used to murder, so can an automobile or poison or a garrote, etc. I am not sure why one needs to define a rifle to know it was used to commit a murder? It is necessary to define what an assault rifle is, if such is going to be outlawed. I claim such has already been outlawed, or at least heavily regulated.

    I agree with you regarding ‘hate crimes’. Criminals do not commit crimes against others because they like them. In a few cases someone might be compelled to commit a crime but a confluence of circumstance, but those are rare, I think.

  50. I’ve made clear what I think of people attracted to costume jewellery and state-mandated power; they’re either psycopaths or psychopath-adjacent… and they’re usually pretty stupid – but not stupid enough to “put their lives on the line” when it matters.

    However, all y’all who are calling the Uvalde cops out for ‘cowardice’ – as if they had some obligation to do something – are way off base.

    It is a matter of settled law in the US and elsewhere, that ‘law enforcement’ officials do not have a duty of care towards members of the public – either collectively or individually.

    Not only are they not obliged to “put themselves in harm’s way“, they are not even obliged to intervene when given rock-solid, real-time notification that some poor member of the Tax Farm is about to be raped and murdered by a man who is violating a restraining order.

    The first bit – no positive duty of care – dates back over 150 years (to South v Maryland 59 U.S. 396 [1855]); literally from that point onwards, nobody in their right mind had any right to “rely” on police protection.

    Y’all have had 157 years to “process” that fact, and y’all continue to circle-jerk around the issue – and that 1865 decision has been upheld a bunch of times; e.g., DeShaney v. Winnebago Cty. DSS, 489 U.S. 189 [1989]. It is in the throes of being upheld again in Jody Lombardo et al vs City of St Louis et al 94 U. S. ____ [2021] (unsigned per curiam opinion) where the life-tenured lickspittle BlackRobes punted rather than hear the issue.

    The case where the soon-to-be-victims actually rang the police as the violent assault – in breach of a restraining order – was happening, is Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 [2005].

    In jurisdictions that follow the English precedent, there’s Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1987] UKHL 12, [1989] AC 53 : Mrs Hill was the mother of the last victim of the Yorkshire Ripper – who was her daughter’s neighbour. The daughter rang the police, carefully explaining why she thought they should investigate her neighbour – four days before she was killed.

    The UK “Lords Spiritual and Temporal” reckoned that if common-muck peons had a right to expect piggies to do their fucking job, it would impose an excessive administrative and operational burden. (BTW – can you believe that the English still allow their BlackRobes to refer to themselves as “The Lords Spiritual and Temporal“? Get rid of that shit: it’s bad enough that nobody slaps politicians for calling themselves “Honourable”).

    Like I said above: if your operating premise is that the pigs can be relied on when the chips are down, you’re a retard. You should arrange your affairs such that you never need one of these low-IQ tax-eating cunts – assume that they are there to keep the Ant Farm funneling value upwards and you won’t be far from the mark.

    Also, fuck the ‘good apple/bad apple’ bullshit cope-for-shitheads.

    Good apples know who the bad apples are, and do nothing about it: this is the observed reality across all jurisdictions and all ‘law enforcement agencies’, and has been discovered and acknowledged time after sordid time.

    That means there are no ‘good apples’.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Jokem
  51. Jokem says:
    @Kratoklastes

    So, if the police have no obligation to protect the citizenry, why have a police department?
    Is their job to swill coffee and scarf down donuts?

    Of course if they want to keep their job, they need to at least give lip service to being society’s protector.

    What this boils down to is, the citizen is the first line of defense vs any law breaker/assailant, which I fully agree with, therefore gun restrictions need to apply only to the criminal element.

  52. anarchyst says:

    Here is a guest article that deserves the light of day:

    No One Cares If You Go Home Safe At The End Of Your Shift
    Jan 02, 201812:50AM
    Category: Politics
    Posted by: Michael Z. Williamson

    [MORE]

    Here at the house, I have a couple of decades plus of military experience. I have tools to dig in or out of natural disasters. I have extinguishers and hoses. I have a field trauma kit and bandages. I have weapons both melee and firearm. I know how to use them. I know how to trench, support and revet. I understand the fire triangle and appropriate approaches. I understand breathing, bleeding and shock. I know how to detain, restrain and control. I have done all of these at least occasionally, professionally. I’ve stood on top of a collapsing levee in a flood. I’ve fought a structure fire from inside so we could get everyone out before the fire department showed up, which only took two minutes, but people can die that fast. I’ve had structures collapse while I was working on them. I’ve been in an aircraft that had a “mechanical” on approach and had to be repaired in-flight before landing. I’ve helped control a brush fire. I’ve hauled disabled vehicles out of ditches in sub-zero weather.

    My ex wife has over a decade of service and some of the same training.

    We have trained our young adult children.

    My wife is a rancher who knows her way around a shotgun, livestock, sutures and tools, hurricanes and floods, and works in investigations professionally.

    Our current house guest is another veteran.

    This means if anything happens at the house, and last year we had a lightning strike, a tornado and a flood within 10 days’ we’re pretty well prepared.

    Now, we’re probably better off than 95% of the households out there. The level of disaster that necessitates backup varies.

    If we find it necessary to call 911, it means the party is in progress and it’s bad.

    You will probably not be going home safe at the end of your shift.

    And you know what? If it gets to that point, I really don’t give a shit. I don’t give a shit if you get smoked. I don’t give a shit if you fall under a tree. I don’t give a shit if you get shot at.

    Because at that point, I’ve done everything I can with that same circumstance, and run out of resources.

    If my concern was “you going home safe,” then I’d just fucking hunker down and die. Because I wouldn’t want that poor responder to endanger himself.

    Except, that’s what I pay taxes for, and that’s what you signed up for. Just like I signed up to walk into a potential nuke war in Germany and hold off the Soviets, and did walk into the Middle East and prepare to take fire while keeping expensive equipment functioning so our shooters could keep shooting.

    There’s not a single set of orders I got that said my primary job was to “Come home safe.” They said it was to “support the mission” or “complete the objective.” Coming home safe was the ideal outcome, but entirely secondary to “supporting” or “completing.” Nor, once that started, did I get a choice to quit. Once in, all in.

    When that 80 year old lady smells smoke or hears a noise outside her first floor bedroom in the ghetto, she doesn’t care if you go home safe, either. She’s afraid she or the kids next door won’t wake up in the morning.

    If I call, I expect your ass to show up, sober, trained, professional. I expect you to wade in with me or in place of me, and drag a child out of a hole, or out from a burning room, or actually stand up and block bullets from hitting said child, because by the time you get there, I’ll have already done all that. And there will be field dressings, chainsawed trees, buckets and empty brass scattered about.

    I don’t want to hear some drunk and confused guy squirming on the ground playing “Simon Says” terrified you so much you had to blow him away. I don’t want to hear that some random guy 35 yards away who you had no actual information on , may have reached toward his waist band. Or that “the tree might fall any moment” or that “the smoke makes it hard to see.”

    Near as I can tell, I don’t hear the smokejumpers, or the firefighters, or the disaster rescue people say such things.

    But it’s all I ever hear from the cops. If you and your five girlfriends in body armor, with rifles, are that terrified of actually risking your life for the theoretically dangerous job you volunteered for and can quit any time, then please do quit.

    You can get a job doing pest control and go home safe every night.

    Until a bunch of fucking pussies with big tattoos, small dicks, body armor and guns blow you away for minding your own business.

    Because what you’re telling me with that statement is, your only concern is cashing a check. That’s fine. But if that’s your concern, don’t pretend you’re serving the public. If you wanted to help people at risk of life, you would be a firefighter, running into buildings, dragging people out, getting scorched regularly.

    If you’re cool with writing tickets, then there’s jobs where you can do just that.

    If you want to tangle with bad guys and blow them away, fair enough. But understand: That means they get to shoot first to prove their intent, just as happens with the military these days. Our ROE these days are usually “only if fired upon and no civilians are at risk.”

    If your plan is “shoot first, shoot later, shoot some more, then if anyone is still alive try to ask questions,” and bleat, “But I was afeard fer mah lahf!” you’re absolutely no better than the thugs you claim to oppose. All you are is another combatant in a turf war I don’t care about.

    Since I know your primary concern is “being safe,” then I’ll do you the favor of not calling. Cash your welfare check, and try not to shoot me at a “courtesy” sobriety checkpoint for “twitching my eye “in a way that suggested range estimation.

    If you’re one of the vanishingly few cops who isn’t like that, then what the hell are you doing about it? If there’s going to be a lawsuit costing the city millions, isn’t it better that it be a labor suit from the union over the clown you fired, than a wrongful death suit over the poor bastard the clown shot? Both are expensive, but one has a dead victim you enabled. So how much do you actually care about that life?

    How is the training so bad that it’s not clear who is the scene commander who gives the orders?

    How is it that trigger happy bozos who, out of costume, look no different from the gangbangers you claim to oppose, get sent up front to fulfill their wish of hosing someone down because “I was afraid for my life!”?

    Why does the rot exist in your department?

    If you can’t do anything about it, why are you still in that department?

    At some point, collective guilt is a thing.

    You’ve probably not been a good cop for a long time.

    And I still don’t care if you go home safe. I care that everyone you purport to “serve and protect” goes home safe.

  53. @fn509

    It’s an informal British expression which is roughly equivalent to “screw the pooch.”

    It’s a square idiom in a round hole, and its prominent position suggests insouciance.

  54. Jokem says:

    More wasted money to harass law abiding citizens and restrict our liberties

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/whats-in-the-senates-new-gun-control-bill-184238529.html

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