6 Sept 14

“I recommend the Statue of Liberty be supplemented with a ‘Statue of Responsibility.’”

Viktor Frankl

1. Self-defense shooting
2. Gunfight
3. Massacre

Number one occurs a number of times each day within CONUS, and has for as long as anyone can remember. Some involve police. But, the majority involve non-police (but armed) citizens justifiably shooting burglars, muggers, rapists, robbers, and assorted other domestic VCAs. NRA’s magazines immodestly publish a number of such accounts in every issue.

Prolonged “gunfights” are still pretty rare, but sometimes occur between police and gang-members, and between gaggles of rival gang-members. When bullets start flying, the vast majority of “regular” people (armed or not) wisely disengage and separate as quickly as they can!

Most modern “massacres” are gunfights too, with only one side having guns!

ISIS’ frequently demonstrated speciality is Nazi-style massacres, and, since we no longer have a southern border, ISIS agents are now here, training, operating, and radicalizing domestic Islamics, all with scant interference from the Administration.

The Administration is exhausting itself trying to deny the foregoing, but the rest of us should not be surprised when we see Kenyan-style massacres starting to occur within CONUS, particularly in places like NY, NJ, and MD, where gun-ownership among citizens is officially discouraged and denigrated, and concealed carry cannot be done legally by the vast majority of citizens. Even police in these states are often discouraged from carrying “off-duty!”

In states where gun-ownership and concealed carry are common, such attacks may well be thwarted, and are thus less likely. But, but no locality is “safe.”

Thus, all of us need to ask ourselves:

“Is my routine level of personal preparedness adequate for the current threat-level?”

Put another way:

“Am I prepared for a protracted gun-battle with an organized team of ISIS terrorists, or just a self-defense shooting involving conventional domestic criminals?”

As noted, the current Administration is doing little to protect us, and is planning on doing even less. We individual American citizens have to squarely confront this unsavory truth and make sound, personal decisions

… while we still can!

“Success is the child of audacity.”

Benjamin Disraeli