Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Who's Lookin' Out For You?

Okay, so I borrowed the title from Bill O'Reilly, but I am using it in a different context. The shootings at Virginia Tech University were tragic and sad. We are fortunate that there are only a few people who can lose touch with reality and take the lives of others without conscience or remorse.

The left is already in a feeding frenzy over this. "Gun control" would have prevented this they say. I presume outlawing cow manure would have prevented the OKC bombing in 1995. That is exactly what their ranting is...a big pile of cow manure.

In today's society, there are very few safe places. People are being killed in office buildings, malls, restaurants, schools, hospitals, police stations, churches, homes, in the streets.

The answer to the question, "Who is lookin' out for you?" is no one. No one has got your back. There aren't enough law enforcement officers to protect you. Not campus police, not city police, not county officers, not state police, nor FBI agents.

So, who is responsible for your protection? YOU ARE. You and no one else.

This is where I will push the left over the edge. How many people would have been killed if at least one person in each of the Virginia Tech housing facilities and campus buildings were armed, trained, and authorized to use deadly force?

At a Pearl, Mississippi high school in 1997, a student, after shooting and killing his mother, shot and killed his former girlfriend and a friend of hers. An assistant principal ran to his car and retrieved his own gun. He held the shooter at gunpoint until the police arrived, preventing more unnecessary and horrific deaths.

You anti-gun pacifists, listen closely. Gun control will DO NOTHING to prevent crimes. It is illegal for a felon to own or possess a firearm. However, it happens EVERY DAY. People who can't pass background checks obtain guns illegally. Your toothless laws will not stop criminals.

You would only succeed in disarming the law-abiding citizens who serve as a deterrent to crime. Don't take away their Constitutionally-ordained right to protect themselves.

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