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Liberty has a cost

Liberty is not free.

Our Founding Fathers routinely spoke about the cost of Tyranny and the cost of Liberty.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

— Thomas Jefferson

One of the things Jefferson was saying here is that for Liberty to be retained blood must be spilled.  Sometimes it is metaphoric blood, sometimes it is real actual red blood.  In the best cases, this blood will be that of people like Saddam Hussein and not our soldiers.  But in some cases, it will be the blood of innocents who are killed by tyrants.  This includes petty tyrants looking to make a name for themselves by shooting up schools.

Something, by the way, that would not happen if we honored the Constitution as written.  Shall not be infringed means NO GUN FREE ZONES.  It also means EVERY single person would have the right and option to protect themselves.

Would that stop all killings?  Would it stop all mass shootings?

Definitively, no.  But it would greatly reduce the body count.  Evil exists and evil will find the cracks in the law (or work around them), but when they act and one or more people are armed and able to stop them… the body count drops dramatically.  I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but they are something like… mass shootings stopped by the authorities average just under 15 dead.  Mass shootings (attempts) encountering / stopped by an armed citizen average just under 3 dead.

Even if I was not worried about the erosion of liberty and personal responsibility; that would be enough t get me to want, nay DEMAND the ability to carry everywhere.

This brings me to another quote by a different Founding Father.

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

— Benjamin Franklin

Some say allowing guns in schools will kill kids in the crossfire.  If my numbers are accurate (and they are pretty close).  The concerned armed citizen would have to kill 10+ people in the crossfire.  I am pretty sure that is NOT going to happen.

Liberty has a cost.

it costs personal responsibility

it costs personal sacrifice

it costs removing the veil of “feeling” safe behind feel good laws and replacing it with actions that will reduce risks and increase survival rates

it costs the lives of those taken by those who chose to abuse the liberties afforded to all

it also costs society, to be willing to truly provide SEVERE consequences to those who break the social compact.  Death penalty (and not 20 years later)

it also requires the majority of the populace to be virtuous and just

Despite these costs,  Liberty is ALWAYS worth it.



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Reasons we don’t want to see or address

Reasons for shooters (and many other societal ills)
Active destruction of the nuclear family
Active destruction of the spiritual / religious connection of the people
Active governmental destruction of the idea of manhood and the need of men in raising children (especially male children)
reliance on pharma to fix all societal ills including energetic childhoods
removal of consequences from all but the most heinous actions,
removal and stigmatization of guns in the real world but glorification of poor use, handling and criminal activities with guns in all forms of media
Active fomentation of race / wealth / class envy and hatred
complete lack of mental health awareness / compulsory mental health help since the Supreme Court ruled it cruel and unusual…
I could go on but 90% of these items fall under the aegis of the progressive banner and are directly related to the conscious decision by the left to fundamentally “transform” our society
When you destroy millennia old institutions over the course of a few decades, there are going to be issues and tragedy. We are living that, now.

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Lack of Consequences

In a conversation on the FB, a friend suggested Grand Theft Auto and similar games were partially to blame for the Florida shooter. As such they should be banned.

NO, they weren’t. Literally millions of people played that game (tasteless as it may be) without acting out. And any time your solution is to ban something, you reduce freedom and are now part of the problem.

The nutso people who are actively influenced by GTA would have been influenced by something else. History is full of that.  Charles Manson’s followers, Westboro Baptist, Jonestown kool-aid drinkers…

Unhinged people don’t need much of a push and banning a certain video game because it causes nut jobs to kill, is not very far from banning AR-15’s because “they have no purpose other than killing people”.

The answer is always more freedom and that comes with a cost of responsibility, both on you and on society. It also demands SEVERE consequences to the individual who breaks the social compact.

That is the real issue in today’s society. No significant consequences regardless of the action.


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Reducing school shootings

armed-at school

How to stop (most) campus shootings.  — how to do it cheaply, without significantly increasing debt or cost to schools and greatly increasing the protection to our most valuable assets.
#1 remove the restriction on campus carry for all who have a valid CCW issued by or recognized by the state the school is in.
#2 give teachers / administrators / other workers who choose to carry on campus a small stipend (annually) – much like the teacher who runs the debate or chess team. The stipend is $500 and $250 is paid in cash, the other $250 must be used for follow on training classes for remaining current in tactical doctrine, actual ability to shoot… Think of it as CEU’s for school protection. The employee also gets paid (comp time) for up to 8 hours of such training per year.

The combination of these two items will get a significant number of good guys with guns on campus.

No, it will not stop all campus shooting, but it will greatly decrease the body count and that SHOULD be what really matters.


I know it will never happen because of SJW, teacher unions, massive hand wringing and anti gun funding of shills like Mom’s Demand Action who … never mind, not going there.


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February 17, 2018 · 19:12

So the Mayor has put the Baltimore police on MANDATORY 12 hour shifts.  Other than burning out the police and getting even more of them to quit, what is that going to do?

SCOTUS has specifically stated, the job of the police is to protect society, not the individual.  So these 12 hour shifts will get the clean up crew there quicker?  Is that the goal?  Or just a way to make the Mayor look like the city is “doing something”, because after all, the busted budget is a taxpayer’s problem not theirs.

Now, on to an item that might actually go a long way to fix the problem, easy citizen carry of a concealed weapon.  Yes, I know.  The horror, only criminals and Baltimore police should be carrying guns (some overlap).

But if we compare Chicago and Houston.  Similar sized towns with three major differences.

Chicago is Democrat controlled, quite cold in the winter and has very few citizens allowed to carry guns

Houston is NOT democrat controlled, does not get quite cold in winter and has a HUGE populations of citizens who carry guns

Lets look at homicide rates:

Chicago:  in 2012 – 1806 murders   — or 38.4 per 100k in a population of 2.7 million

Houston: in 2012 – 207 murders     — or 9.6 per 100k in a population of 2.15 million

Lets guess which of those items leads to the difference.  Free hint, it’s not the weather.

Guess which of those two cities Baltimore is like?  No, you don’t get a second guess.


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June 15, 2017 · 21:38

my response to a traitor


It goes way deeper than this, but for some context.

Senator Anitere Flores

404 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

Mrs. Flores,

I am a Florida resident temporarily residing in Tennessee.  Just so you know why if anyone bothers to look at the postal stamp.

I want to bring up a topic that may be painful for you, but it may shed some light on your future.  There is a historical reference that you may well want to examine although in truth, it is probably too late for you to not experience the same fate.

Many years ago, there was a political figure,  not happy with his lot in life.  Things were not progressing the way he wanted.  His initiatives were not given the due he felt they should and his base of power was seemingly endlessly eroded by a litany of lessor people who did not last but continuously thwarted him.  After much consternation and frustration, a powerful group of politicians met with him and offered to work with him.  They were made of sterner stuff than the people who always nipped at his heels.  They were indeed movers and shakers, they saw his worth and flatly stated he would be a cherished asset if he would ally with them.

After much consideration, he agreed to join them.  Finally, his true worth had been measured and understood.  Finally, he would be able to make grand changes and people would feel is strength and power.

That man, Benedict Arnold made his choices.  He burned bridges with many who had called him friend.  He did it to fulfill his own vain glorious needs.  In the end, his cause; vanity and the British retention of the Colonies failed.  He died broken, powerless, poor and castigated by society on both sides of the Atlantic.   If you can look yourself in the mirror, you may find the beginnings of the same lot.

Actions have consequences.  Being on the wrong side of moral righteousness is never a good thing and never prospers in the long term.  I should also remind you, those in the conservative and gun communities have long memories, especially for a Mrs. Benedict Arnold.



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my take on “stand your ground”

Because good material at an away game needs to come home, too.

There is really only one other option other than “stand your ground”.  I like to call that run and hide.  A recipe for well:

“Run and hide just passes the buck and perhaps the bullet to someone else. Also known as the coward’s gambit. I choose to stand. I may die because of my choice, but I will NOT die a coward and endanger others so that I may cower and grovel. Others may live because I stand. I also choose not to enter gun free zones or gun free states. This gives my choice of standing some true bite.”


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