I simply don't understand why it won't sink into their soft, mushy skulls that restricting access to guns for the general population increases the likelihood of horrible, deadly rampages.
- Bad guys will have their guns with them REGARDLESS of what the law says. They're bad guys, after all, and the laws restricting access to their means of protection and aggression are entirely disregarded.
- Good guys, on the other hand, do follow the law. If they're told they can't bring a self-defense gun into a church, or store, or business, they won't. Because they're good guys, they - and everyone around them - are now at a disadvantage against the aggression of the bad guys.
After this most recent head-chopping-off episode in Oklahoma - which was stopped by a fellow employee with a gun - a number of articles have been written on the subject of self-defense in the workplace.
Many express this sentiment -
There is of course a concern from some employer sectors who reason that by allowing employees the right to bring their weapons to the workplace, Jihadist lone wolf homeland converted terrorists will easily bring their weapons in as well.Seriously, are you unable to think for yourself? If your "Jihadist lone wolf homeland converted terrorist" wants to bring in his guns, right now - against all laws of the land - HE'LL DO IT because he has no regard for the law.
As we've seen again, and again, and again.
For God's sake, a law is nothing more than words on a piece of paper. Words are not going to stop him from doing as he pleases. Guns aimed in his direction are.
If he's hell-bent on shooting up the place, he's going to do it. He'll be limited in his rampage only when someone stops him. As we saw in Oklahoma, it was stopped after one death. As we saw at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the aggressor wasn't stopped until the police arrived, and he took his own life.
After scores of deaths.
Those deaths are on the shoulders of those that would take away the means of defense for those children and adults.
I've been seeing an interesting shift in public opinion here in California. Folks that are usually in the, "guns are bad" or "guns scare me" crowd, are moving over to the, "I'm protecting my own butt" crowd.
Many in direct, unequivocal defiance of California law. I love it!
I see it in my precious metals store. I see it in my gun training classes. I see it in my pepper spray classes. I see it in (God bless them) little old ladies packing a revolver in their purse.
These people are finally waking up to the fact that the restrictive gun laws do nothing other than increase the chances of the good folks becoming a victim.
In my pistol classes, I tell my students that I believe you have the moral and ethical right to self-defense, regardless of the law. I tell them very quickly after that, that if they are caught with a gun in a situation deemed unacceptable by The State, they will be punished. There are indeed consequence for our actions.
I tell them that this is why I'm leaving California. I will not be told when and where I may defend my life. My once great state cannot be restored to its former stature.
The soft, mushy-skulled types have run the place into the ground. Beyond repair. It must fail - horribly - before change will occur. So, until then, I'll be free and independent in a state that thinks as I do.
Enjoy the show from afar. It should be spectacular!
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