What would truly deter the next attack is to have it end without the glamour. Getting unceremoniously shot in the face by barista Cindi (“I’m really an actress!”) after she pulls her J-frame from under her apron before you can even take hostages is a lot less glamorous than meeting your end against a dozen of Sydney’s finest. Sadly, this is not an option in Australia, but where it is legal? Carry your damn guns, folks.
PDB – Facebook Status Update
December 15, 2015
[I have nothing else to add. -B]
I had a request come in last week to be a guest host on 2AToday to talk about I-594 and I-591, Washington political history, and basically provide a solid overview to educate people on the situation, especially those outside of Washington.
The creator worked his tail off and got it posted at BF 30 this morning.
There will be a part 2 follow on episode for after the election where fallout and the political horizon will be discussed.
While you may not live in Washington so you have no ability to vote on the initiatives I highly recommend you listen. I didn’t do this just because of Washington politics. There is more going on that many people realize and we’re already seeing the glow of smoke on the horizon. We’re in a fight whether you like it or not and I suggest finding out what’s going on from people currently on the front lines before you find yourself in a middle of a political war zone with no clue what’s going on.
You will notice I broke out the “It Can’t Happen Here” category, because I suspect we will be hearing a lot of it in the near future.
James Baron, the mayor of Mohawk, said he doesn’t know Myers but knew several of the people who were shot, including at least two of the barbershop victims. The mayor described his village as close-knit and friendly, “the kind of place where you’d say, `Oh, it would never happen here.”‘
This incident is a pretty nasty one. It is however a reminder that no place is safe and nothing is guaranteed. Your survival depends on you no the state and their response and laws.
h/t New Shooter PodCast
Most would say that’s just your standard political ploy… And they would be right, mastered through the ages by previous despots.
How important is this principal for this type of political game? It’s so important that Hitler inscribed it in Mein Kampf:
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people.”
-Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
While what we have heard today so far on the executive order is by no means life shattering, we must remain ever vigilant as this is by no means a guarantee we’re out of the woods. Doubly so since he pointed to congress to do more.
As Joe said yesterday, you should be afraid and the hair should be standing up on the back of your neck.
As a buddy of mine said:
The Taliban aren’t the only people who use human shields.
Ry: Does anyone sell a "knife-wielding crazy" whistle?
Joe: You can find them at http://www.glock.com/.
For context there was an incident near where Joe and Ry work yesterday. To which Ry noted it’s a good thing weapons aren’t allowed at work. Joe then chimed in that’s a good thing because then he might just “add to the violence”.
I have to admit, those whistles are quite effective.
Pullman Police arrested a man for burglary on Sunday morning after he allegedly broke into an apartment on Oak Street and got into bed with one of the women who lived there.
No, this isn’t a case of a drunk guy getting confused about where his home is either.
Shortly thereafter, he was found hiding under a stairwell. He was arrested and taken to the Whitman County Jail. Police believe that Alhaidari intended to rape the victim. The case is still under investigation and police said that it’s possible that Alhaidari tried entering other apartments in the area earlier that night.
I’m glad the woman is OK and relatively unscathed. Now the article says they merely told him to leave, though I’m hoping they told him to leave using the Universal Hand Signal for leave me alone. Though if they had I would have preferred his perforation and a guaranteed recidivism rate. I’m afraid though the odds are most likely the women in this case got lucky and were unarmed.
Be careful out there folks, there are monsters and predators out here in the real world. Some monsters will give up as easily as this one did, others however are much more determined and much more sinister. This is under the It Can’t Happen Here category specifically because I hear people say how nice Pullman is so often and there is no reason I would ever need a firearm. Yup, it’s so peaceful around here that the cops still carry guns too right?
Do not count on the kindness of your aggressor. You may find out that the petty crime is just a ruse and what he is really after is you or your family’s life. Be careful and carry your guns out there, you don’t know when the time will come when you finally need it.
Recently an individual asked me why I carried a firearm in little old Pullman. He was an elderly gentleman and I went through the standard statements:
- No where is safe, I probably wont need it but it’s better to have it.
- It’s like a fire extinguisher or first aid kid.
- It’s a lighter burden than regret.
He made a comment that a fire extinguisher was safer than a firearm. At which point I chuckled and said, CO2 in a confined space in a basement can easily kill you. It’s just that the fire can kill you just the same. My firearm has never jumped from its holster or magically discharged without my somehow being involved. Though fire extinguishers if not properly maintained can burst on their own.
I bring this up because I saw this come across my news reader:
Police Chief David Duke said employees inside the restaurant were confronted by a man with a handgun wearing a mask and dark hoodie after responding to a knock at the door around 10 a.m. The man forced the four employees into the walk-in freezer and locked them in without saying anything, said Duke. One employee used their cellphone to contact law enforcement while another notified the manager of the Pullman restaurant.
Now why would an individual rob Pizza Hut?
Pizza Hut made the most money in its history Monday night when it hosted the The Sonia Todd FUNdraiser Day. Todd is a mother of two who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.
So here’s the deal folks. There is evil in the world. There are those who would hurt others merely for the thrill of doing so. These people don’t just exist in particular geographic or social areas, they can be found anywhere. This incident occurred earlier this year in Pullman.
The bottom line is the real world isn’t wrapped in bubble wrap. Sometimes evil shows up not just in your neighborhood but on your very doorstep. Some would rather not worry about self-defense and consider the probability of evil finding them so small it is not worth the effort. That is their choice and their choice alone.
My issue with that choice is that the effort to prepare for a fight against evil isn’t that difficult a task, recovering and becoming whole again after encountering evil is a mountain. That mountain is even more treacherous if you were un-prepared to begin with.
As Sean said,
When I reach the Pearly Gates, I want the first thing I will hear to be “Unload and show clear.” I don’t ever want to hear, “Why weren’t you carrying your gun?” Or worse “Because you weren’t carrying, your wife will be along as soon as her killer finishes up.”
So why do I need to carry a gun? Because I want to stack the deck in my favor as much as I possibly can. I will do this so I can fight every last step of the way against anyone that would bring violence to my door.
Why? Because I am worth it.