Friday, August 17, 2007

Run for Cover


Jim Villanucci had a wonderful line last night on his radio show. “If you’re going to shoot up a school, sign in first.” I might also add , don’t bring a gun; it’s a gun free zone and even the cops don’t have guns. What sparked the brilliantly sarcastic comment was a caller that had entered a school and wandered all over unchallenged by anyone.

Also yesterday Albuquerque Public Schools' police officers had a case of Blue Flu to protest the rejection of a measure that would arm the APS police force. I can’t fathom why, if it’s a gun free zone then the cops won’t need guns either. Also if anyone wants to shoot up the school the school will be warned because, being law-abiding mass murderers, they will check in and state the purpose of their visit. Like at Virginia Tech.

jennifer asks:

Did anyone fight? Use all the textbooks and toss them to create a diversion? Did anyone try and jump this evil person?

Remember a few years ago, when someone opened fire at the white house? A man who was pushing his baby in a stroller, pushed his kid away and tackled the shooter.

This is the caliber of training I think that our country is lacking. We are now meek, and mild, raising metro sexual men, and the girls seem pleased.

We need a little red neck back to the kids.

Maybe I went off on a tangent, but first we took the guns, then the need to care for our own and look where our college kids are...

Take that back 45 or so years to the shooter at the Texas campus(cant remember where) But students ran to their vehicles and gathered their weapons. The cops worked with these students, and fired at the shooter so others could rescue the injured.

We will always live in a society that has a freak that will murder indiscriminately, but will we continue on the path willingly like sheep to slaughter??
I did not know that aspect of the 1966 University of Texas library tower sniper incident. No surprise, I don’t know how long the MSM has been suppressing gun defense stories but it’s been going on since I can’t remember when and I’m no spring chicken. Also there was no “gun free” nonsense in place at UT then. I wonder if that is the case now. There were heroes at VT that day however.


76 year old Israeli lecturer Liviu Librescuan blocked the doorway to his class long enough to allow his students to escape through the windows. He was fatally shot.

Zach Petkewicz kept his head and an act as simple as barricading a door saved another class.
"They immediately slammed the door shut, told us, everybody kind of went into a frenzy, a panic. I hid behind the podium and then just kind of looked up at the door. Like, there's nothing stopping this guy from just coming in. And so I said, 'We need to barricade this door.' "
Resident Assistant Ryan C. Clark rushed toward the gunfire to protect the students at his residence hall. He and Emily J. Hilscher, the first victim he had gone to rescue were the only deaths at the residence.

No doubt there were others, many we may never hear about. If I ever had any question whether today’s youth had the right stuff it has been answered in Fallujah and countless other battlefields across the world. Nevertheless it is a valid point, while Gen Xers have proven courageous enough they have a lot of leftist conditioning to work through. Witness the youth holding the sign that basically says anyone with a gun is a bad guy. Even campus police. I took a gun to school once. So did a bunch of my buddies. We had a half-day course on hunter safety and wonder of wonders none of those guns were violent that day.

Update: Cincinnati mayor won’t use pistol to kick off race.

6 comments:

jennifer said...

I am so glad that you are back!!

Hey I think it is not only about the guns, I think that we seemingly are not teaching kids to be safe, and protect themselves.

Maybe this is harsh, but the students at Virginia Tech were adults, now I do not know what happened first hand, but...

Did anyone fight? Use all the textbooks and toss them to create a diversion? Did anyone try and jump this evil person?

Remember a few years ago, when someone opened fire at the white house? A man who was pushing his baby in a stroller, pushed his kid away and tackled the shooter.

This is the caliber of training I think that our country is lacking. We are now meek, and mild, raising metro sexual men, and the girls seem pleased.

We need a little red neck back to the kids.

Maybe I went off on a tangent, but first we took the guns, then the need to care for our own and look where our college kids are...

Take that back 45 or so years to the shooter at the Texas campus(cant remember where) But students ran to their vehicles and gathered their weapons. The cops worked with these students, and fired at the shooter so others could rescue the injured.

We will always live in a society that has a freak that will murder indiscriminately, but will we continue on the path willingly like sheep to slaughter??

(I must confess that we were studying the 2nd Amendment this week and we reviewed both cases) I have sons and I must know that they understand what is required of them. So forgive me for going on.
Jennifer

jennifer said...

Rancher _As a former military family and Army brat I must apologize about not mentioning our soldiers, as I pray for them always.( my Dad was killed in Vietnam)

I am glad that you spotlighted these folks, as I must admit that the 24-7 repeat news story has me turning off the tv many times.

The Texas case has raw footage by either civilians or a news crew filming.

Several students helped to draw fire and help, but I haven't seen this in years and only saw it because we were in Texas and it was a local story(but my husband thinks it was like the history channel).

I still worry about raising the metro sexual men. I hate to use labels but the media(and schools) are downplaying or removing masculine behaviors under the guise of ADHD. Boys will become men, and outnumber women in all areas of law enforcement and military, so I want them to be raised like men, instead of Girly men.

I guess I may be born a generation after my beliefs, because I so enjoy the unique things we have as men and women.

Excellent to memorialize these folks again. I am so happy you are back as I have missed the writing you do. You ALWAYS cause me to think, which is fantastic!!
Jen

Webutante said...

I couldn't agree with you and Jennifer more. We've grown soft and emotionally frightened in our country.

And we're terrified of conflict---of any and all kinds. Learning to manage emotions and conflict in healthy ways toughens us up and also shows us the creative potential for it all.

Jungle Mom said...

Well said!

Harry said...

It's funny that the people who worry that even looking at a gun will turn a person into a serial killer see nothing wrong with the pornification of society. All of that stimulation is thought to have no effect at all.

Rancher said...

Our pornographic society is also a powerful incentive for Jihad, along with the other excesses that are marketed throughout the world by Hollywood.