“Enough is enough” when it comes to terrorism — that’s the video message Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted recently telling residents that they should start carrying firearms with them to protect his community and our nation against terrorism. Now that is my idea of a good local sheriff, and cop. In a lot of ways, Brevard County is a place I consider a second home, so its gives me a lot of pride to see the sheriff of that region speaking with the sense that should be obvious to everyone. Get a gun, carry a gun, and protect yourself from the aggressive possibilities of terrorism in whatever form.
“I think the message is: people are thirsty for a solution to the terrorist activities, they’re thirsty for a solution to the active-shooter scenarios that have taken place, and I think they’re thirsty for leadership,” Ivey said in response to the national attention his video has gotten. “I think it was time for someone to stand up and say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
People against Ivey’s proposal are of course organizations like the NAACP and virtually every other liberal conglomeration. But nobody should listen to them because they are the cause of what’s made the situation dangerous in American to begin with. They have been pro open borders, they have been pro Islamic immigration without consideration for the potential for radicalization, and they have been notoriously anti-gun—insisting that America copy its domestic philosophy policies from socialist nations like France and other European disasters—old, crusty regions drowning with Marxism. As I write this President Obama is considering an executive order against firearms which is incredibly arrogant, and intrusive. One of the worst suggestions by him is that people on a no fly list not be able to buy a gun. Well, that won’t work; a person like me could easily be put on a no fly list because the regime in power might consider me a threat just because of the things I say. You can’t legislate evil out of existence; you have to face it down, and you can’t let an evil government prevent good people from facing that evil. The situation is very simple, good guys need to carry a gun so that when bad guys try to act in a terrorist fashion, the right side will have the advantage to end the threat. Then of course the gun owner should call Second Call Defense and let them handle the legal issues.
I actually worry about trying to buy a ticket on an airplane for fear of finding my name on a no fly list because to Obama, a person like me is more of a threat to his intentions than an Islamic terrorists trying to breed more like them within the borders of the United States. So Obama’s executive order proposal is not intended to protect America from terrorists—it’s to protect government officials from criticism over their own mismanagement—which is an abuse of power. There’s a reason that congress, represented by the people of our nation, have refused gun restriction action. It’s not just because of the NRA. The NRA has so much money and power because people like me put money into it. They didn’t get all their lobbying wealth from some oversea billionaire like what’s behind the open border issues, and marijuana legalization legislation—or Saudi Arabian activists trying to gain legislative power within the United States by pouring money into the Clinton Foundation and letting a former president and a possible future president keep the hands of justice out of their medieval society. The NRA and its power over congress are because of millions of people like me who want to see the Second Amendment protected from people like Obama. He has no right to sign an executive order against firearms in any way. If he does so he’s acting in a criminal fashion, which only justifies more gun buying to protect us from an activist government hell-bent on disarming us.
In this hostile environment where terrorists want to harm us, and our government who created the situation in every fashion wants to further restrict our ability to protect ourselves, it’s wonderful to see Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey speaking reasonably as a government official. Good guys need to be the ones carrying guns. We don’t need to wait for some government study sponsored by grant money for the desired results against guns to be produced as the NAACP desires to tell us what’s logical. Good guys need to be able to stop bad guys when the intention is to bring harm against innocent people.
For instance, just the other night not that far from my own home a young teenager tried to rob a couple of contractors at gunpoint. Big mistake for that 16-year-old kid—he apparently listened to too many rap songs about violence and played too much Grand Theft Auto. Because one of these contractors had a concealed carry permit and pulled out his gun. The kid shot first but the contractor then discharged his firearm ending the life of the young punk which was well within the right of the contractor. He waited for the kid to fire first apparently, which is good to do, but dangerous—then ended the threat immediately. Police showed up, did their investigation and found that the contractor acted within the legal parameters of our society. The contractors lived another day, the robber didn’t. The robber’s threat against citizens of planet earth is done forever—by his own choice. If more people carried guns and used them in these kinds of situations—not just in terrorist threats, but street robberies also—we’d have a much safer country.
Nearly at the same time as the contractor shooting in Evanston, Cincinnati attorney Stan Chesley and his wife, Judge Susan Dlott – both personal friends of the Clintons – were driving back to their Indian Hill home from a dinner in Montgomery. Three punks followed them from the parking lot. Once the powerful attorney and his federal judge wife were inside their home the punks kicked in the basement door of the victims’ residence, committed theft, roughed up the couple with abuse and pointed guns at (Chesley and Dlott)’s heads. The thugs Terry Jackson, 21, Darrell Kinney, 20, and Demetrius Williams, 20 — were apprehended by Madeira police following a traffic stop the same evening—luckily. If Chesley had been carrying a gun, he could have stopped the situation immediately. The threat is very real; we are in a dangerous world even in nice neighborhoods. The youth in America have been radicalized by liberal educations and entertainment. It’s not just Muslims that are the potential threats for violence; it can be anybody—particularly if they are under thirty years of age. Radicalized educations have destroyed the mind of young people making all of them potentially dangerous. You can’t go around shooting them all at will, you have to wait for them to make a move against you, but you can’t assume that it won’t happen because President Obama is on the case with his executive order pin. It is government mismanagement that has caused all these problems, and the responsibility to fix them all starts with good guys with guns.
All three stories discussed above happened in just one week. There is not a single source of threatening behavior. Watching out for radical Jihad fanatics is just a small piece of the puzzle. We have an entire generation of young people raised to think they are victims and that society owes them something and that if they want that something—they’ll take it by force if necessary. If three thugs can drive into Indian Hill and rough up a powerful couple on the speed dial of Hillary Clinton at gun point—in their home—it can happen anywhere.
The only way to stop those possibilities from occurring is by putting a gun in the hands of good guys and giving them the ability to use that gun to stop bad guys. We do live in a world full of good guys and bad guys. We are expected to know the difference—and most people do. Politicians are tone-deaf to evil, because in many cases they embrace evil by the nature of their jobs—so they are unqualified to legislate on our behalf. Obama is certainly unqualified. To protect us from them, we have the NRA. And to protect us from legal recourse, we have Second Call Defense. But to protect us from terrorist threats, whether it may be a common robber, or a Saudi terrorist attempt—the best defense is a good guy with a gun. So let’s get guns in the hands of the best people we can find and let them do their work—and let’s turn our country back from the brink from which liberals have created for it—and put it back under our safe keeping as the barrels of our guns point outward to the threats which intend it harm.
Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman