Charleston Church Shooting Was Death By Gun Control

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Devin Standard, the author of this editorial.

Devin Standard is an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a semi-skilled hunter, a defense industry executive and a family many who strives for Liberty rather than security in his life-time. He wishes the same for you and yours.

A church in Charleston, South Carolina, is awash in blood today. Black or white is irrelevant, only the innocence of the slain is what matters. (We no longer need be racial tribalists in this country.) The typical talking heads and government elites have already ramped up their knee-jerk, siren song for gun control. I disagree with this call more strongly than I ever have because I believe gun control, and gun-free zones, are root causes of violent crime.

I claim that those nine lives — nine trusting, innocent, gullible, lives — were violently snuffed out because they had been brainwashed. They had been brainwashed by the left into forgetting, or ignoring, that evil exists in this world (e.g., criminals, mental defectives, drug addicts and jihadists). These innocent victims had been brainwashed into the false religion of 911: Call 911 and your modern day savior, the police, the government, a uniformed somebody, will come and protect you, save you and risk their lives to safeguard innocent life.

Unfortunately, that is not the case. It is not the case legally as the cops have no requirement, upheld by the Supreme Court, to protect you individually. (You cannot sue the police if they fail to protect you). It is not the case morally, as the police see their roles as to maintain order, and to help if, and only if, their lives are not imperiled (officer safety is paramount in their training). This is not the case logistically, as in a nation of 330 million souls, there is absolutely no way that 1 million sworn law enforcement officers can protect you, and your loved ones, from harm; even if they wanted to. There is literally not enough manpower to protect each and every one of us from the millions of evildoers cursed with malice-filled hearts, e.g. the merely clinically-insane, the violently drug-addicted, the opportunistic violent criminals.

Statistics tell us that in a population of 330 million, 20 percent or 66 million, will be right or left tail deviants (on a normal distribution curve). Of the 66 million deviants, 5 percent will be right tail extreme deviants and 5 percent will be left tail deviants. That means at every moment of every day, there are 6.6 million extremely sick, twisted and/or dangerous people among us.

At the moment, we have about 3 million people in jail, so there are about 3.6 million deviant time bombs among us. Are 1 million police officers capable of protecting the 270 million regular Americans from the 3.6 million who are looking for an opportunity to create mayhem, or who could be set off at any moment by who knows what stimuli?

Where does this leave us? More importantly, where does it leave you and your family?

My suggestion is that you and your loved ones practice concealed carry and become your own first responders — immediately. Purchase a Glock, a Smith & Wesson a Sig or a Ruger handgun (American made). Take lessons from an NRA certified instructor. Get a concealed carry license if one is required in your state. Train with your new firearm religiously (as if your life depended on it), and carry it on your person religiously (as if your life depended on it).

If you live in a state or town where government does not permit you to carry — move! Your life, and the lives of your loved ones, should not be imperiled one more day because your political “betters,”  “superiors,” “masters,” and “commanders” feel that your God-given and your Constitutionally-guaranteed right to self-defense must take a back seat in favor of their belief in a governmental monopoly on the use of force.

Remember, they work for you, not the other way around. They, with their uniforms, their badges and their legal immunity can defend themselves (“not you, you peon,” is too often, their line of thinking). The gun controllers have contempt for you and would rather you be assaulted, raped and killed than for you be able to defend yourself and defend your family, by any means necessary. They literally despise the idea of you, a “common citizen,” acting in your own defense rather than meekly waiting for “authorized” help to arrive along with the ambulance (to scoop up your remains). They want you to passively wait, like a serf, a slave, a child. They care not for your suffering or death.

The gun-banners cringe and scoff when you tell them that your wife, your children, your friends and you all train, practice and work toward mastering the use of firearms. Let’s make them realize that “More Guns Equals Less Crime” as statistician John Lott has proven. I say, don’t wait another day to protect yourself. Independence Day, the day we as a nation commenced our fight for liberty, is right around the corner. Declare your own independence from reliance on chance or on assistance from others. Become a modern day Minuteman. Arm yourself. Get trained in gun safety and marksmanship. Carry your own protection with you; even to Church, as I do (Glock 27). Remember, you and your family are valuable members of our society and are worth defending. Psychopaths, murderers, rapists, torturers, Jihadists and other evildoers are not. Do not let Hollywood, the president, the Supreme Court, the PTA, the Mad Mothers (Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America) or anyone else convince you that you do not have the right, nor the duty, to protect yourself and your family.

The government and the left wingers have no moral,or legitimate legal authority to tell you how to defend yourself regardless of what lies they tell. Now is the time we must force them to accept nationwide concealed carry and nationwide open carry as a manifestation of our American birthright. Now is the time to force them to understand the facts that legitimate gun owners and concealed carry practitioners are the most law-abiding people in the country.

Please join Gun Owners of America, the National Association for Gun Rights, the NRA, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms ownership, the Second Amendment Foundation or any other strong pro-gun organization and fight for the Freedom to defend yourself, and your family everywhere in this country (including post offices, schools and government buildings). No more violent, senseless deaths because people have forgotten (or have never even realized) that we are all responsible for our own safety. No more violent and senseless deaths because people have been led to believe that it is someone else’s (aka the government’s) responsibility and duty to guarantee their safety. It is not. It is your responsibility. To arms.  Live Free or Die.

About the Author: Devin Standard is an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a semi-skilled hunter, a defense industry executive and a family many who strives for Liberty rather than security in his life-time. He wishes the same for you and yours.

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  • OllieK December 14, 2015, 12:50 pm

    Before you go ahead and join or contribute to National Association for Gun Rights, I suggest that you check them out carefully. See “Dudley Brown’s Despicable Deception” on saf.org.

  • Anthony June 28, 2015, 7:23 pm

    Gullible? God fearing people need to take a gun to bible study? Look, I own several versions of the AR15, AR10, sniper rifles, bench rest rifles, shotguns and handguns. I also live in a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws, since Adam Lanza’s mother gave him access to guns; penultimate to the NRA failing to fight for gun rights in my state regarding the 94 assault ban sunset, hence the reality of pre-ban classification and a continuation of the assault weapons ban. So to say if I don’t take a gun to church I am gullible? Even gangsters and the mob back in the day considered a church as a sanctuary. To think that I shouldn’t expect law enforcement to protect and serve, but oppress as they serve on my tax dollars is ridiculous. There should be a democratic relationship between law enforcement officials and it’s citizens who they swore to protect.

    Now, I do carry and am ready to protect myself, but I live in a “back against the wall” state, where it’s easy to find yourself in jail on a gun charge if you’re not current on gun laws. I also don’t think the courts are going to see things as the writer does.

  • dpb June 23, 2015, 10:17 am

    My family and I have been robbed 4 times in the last 20 years, one time at gun point in the middle of the night, I know because I got hit over my head with that gun and I still have the dent. I myself have had enough of that, so I got my concealed carry permit, took lessons and do practice, I believe every law abiding American should respect, own, and practice shooting a weapon. I am not going to be a victim again, if I can help it. I conceal carry 100% of the time, and keep it under my pillow at night for anything, or anyone that might want to endanger my family. So for some of you that want to take our guns away, where will you be when they break into your house and you can not defend yourself.

  • Kivaari June 22, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Excellent commentary!

  • Larry June 22, 2015, 3:54 pm

    Thanks for the great article, Devin! I will see that all my friends, especially the no gun ones have the opportunity to read your article.

  • Mike Boyle June 22, 2015, 3:11 pm

    What crap – There is NO GUN CONTROL in South Carolina NOW. And this happened.

    Look, I’m NOT an advocate of gun control, but there is no doubt it is effective. (See Australia as an example. They implemented a semi-automatic weapons ban in 1998, and since then they have had ZERO mass shootings. Prior to that they had almost 1 per year.) Saying putting more guns in people’s hands will prevent this sort of thing from happening incorrect. The more guns out there the higher the chance of this happening. Look, I’m not in favor of a semi-automatic weapons ban. I own several myself. But to claim such a ban would increase mass homicides, is ludicrous and flies in the face of relevant data on the subject. Don’t kid yourself. Gun control would save lives. The trade-off between “Freedom to own semi-automatic weapons” and “public safety” is just that – “a trade off”, some people’s kids are going to die so that you can own your Glock or AR. Eliminating gun laws, will NOT give you both. That is not what the data supports.
    I hear garbage like “The only way to stop a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun.” And while this sounds very John Wayne and cool, the real life data does not support this being the way things work. Maybe 1 killing in 100, gets stopped by “a good man with a gun”, but if the guns were off the streets there would be 50% less killings. Do that math on that. Articles like this just make people fantasize about being that 1 in 100 guy.
    Again, I do not support gun “removal”, I do support regulation. A person should have to register, have a background check, and pass a test before buying an item designed specifically to kill. We make people get licences to buy cars…which are not designed specifically to kill. Surely a little registration and background checking isn’t too much to ask.
    I don’t support a semi-automatic weapons ban. But I do so knowing full well that incidents like Charleston and Columbine are more likely to happen without such a ban. I’m not that naive. This article is misleading and wrong. You don’t get it both ways. More semi-automatic weapons sales means more semi-automatic weapons out there, and more deaths from them. That’s just the facts. Countries like England who have full gun control….have significantly less gun related deaths. By a HUGH factor. You can count the number of gun related homicides in England most years on the fingers of your own hands. (Most big US Cities average more than that….way more.)
    So feel free to support keeping American’s free to own guns, even semi-automatic ones. But don’t believe BS articles like this claiming that doing so will save lives. It’s just not true. I will not support a semi-automatic weapons ban. But I do so knowing the consequences. I don’t do so under the false pretenses of this article. And feel free to not believe me … look up the data yourself and see who’s right. Me? Or this Article? Use your own brain, don’t get deceived. Pretty easy to look up data on the internet these days.
    And, let me give you some personal background – I am not lying, I do not support a weapon’s ban. But I know, and have lived the consequences. When I was 10 years old my best friend (also 10) was killed when playing with guns of people who were legal gun owners. Stupid gun owners, but legal ones. They owned guns but did not lock them in a safe. (As I do mine) They were out, and their kids and my friend got into the guns, and my friend was stupid and got killed. “Freedom has a price”, and it’s not always a glory-full one.

    • Rick Bice September 16, 2016, 3:33 pm

      There is no comparison between Australia and the US when it comes to gun control. Australia is a isolated island which has total control of all items and people who who arrive there. Their population is miniscule compared to the US.
      The US is bordered by two different countries, one of which is known for drug, gun, money, sex slaves crossings daily.
      There are now more guns in Australia than there were before the ban. (As you said “check it out for yourself, with the internet it’s not that hard these days”)

  • Aajada June 22, 2015, 2:54 pm

    Do you actually believe that every person who goes to church and every person in America should have a gun on their person at all times ??? Get real ! … I like to think our Society has evolved farther away from the Wild West mentality.. Some people don’t feel safe around guns nor do they want to have guns. They should have that right to feel safe and protected, without resorting to carry a firearm all day and all night long. They may also don’t want guns around their homes for their curious children to get a hold of a gun. There are a lot of parents and other adults who have guns in their homes, and who are irresponsible and careless, when it comes to gun safety, and shouldn’t never have a gun around for kids to find and play with. Most all kids are curious and “will” play with a gun it they find one!
    I agree, the police cannot protect everyone nor are they able to. Further more, I don’t trust a lot of “trigger happy” cops who shoot first, then ask questions. I have seen it too many times on TV.
    There has to be a better way of keeping the guns out of the mentally unstable and racist mind set individuals. This is where the NRA and all gun loving people should work together to come up with a middle-of-the-road solution that would be satisfactory to all, on gun control.

    • Larry June 22, 2015, 3:57 pm

      Bet all those folks in that SC church felt safe & protected, right before the 45 caliber rounds came crashing thru their bodies! Sure hope you feel safe & protected out there too, little buddy!

    • Gun Grabber 51 June 23, 2015, 4:02 am

      Feeling safe is delusional. Nobody is really safe anywhere. Even armed police are being murdered. Unless you can protect yourself and those around you from an assailant you are helping the criminals and the crazies.

      • Larry June 24, 2015, 12:05 pm

        Right you are, 51. Too bad the couple idiots who have infiltrated this site are too thick to comprehend the truth. Be safe out there, my friend.

  • Donald June 22, 2015, 2:48 pm

    I know for a fact that if one person in that Bible class was carrying, these wouldn’t have been one death due to the shooter ! In that situation, with that much time with the shooters head turned away more than many times even the person with the lowest confidence would have and could have taken this shooter out !! There was an hour plus to do so !! This is what Gun Control does! Gun Bans? Invites more violence and innocent deaths and all because of this Muslim terrorist in the W H and a few Gov Thugs !! Don’t get rid of guns, get rid of Obama , Hillary and the other ignorant Thugs !! The biggest problem is Obama knows there’s a lot if Americans that don’t have all the info facts and statistics so he comes on prime time T V and LIES to the people and we have their ignorance to deal with !! Obama is a country destroying terrorist supporting his Taliban brothers and needs Americans to disarm so they have a chance to steal our country !! We are protected by the second amendment to bear arms and we should be protected by that a lone !! Good People with guns STOP bad people with guns !! This shooting could have been avoided if it wasn’t for obamas B S gun laws!! Wake up and think about it America!! Obama can stick his lying, fraudulent gun stats and stick them up his a$$ !!!

    • Mike Boyle June 22, 2015, 3:14 pm

      Except for the tiny fact that “There were none of Obama’s gun laws in effect” and this indecent did happen. (Moron)

      • Gun Hugger 51 June 23, 2015, 3:59 am

        The problem is not that in some places Obama’s antigun laws are not in effect. It is the demonization of guns and people that believe in the right to keep and carry guns. Obama makes it socially unacceptable to carry a gun. Another factor for churches is that the attendees and the church leadership seem to think God’s will means that if they are killed it was God’s will and they should do nothing to prevent the will of God being fulfilled. The Jews were peacefully lead to the slaughter because they were still believing God would save them and if not then so be it. No more! We all need to do our part to stop evil with any means we have at our disposal. Guns are the best thing for doing that in the midst of an assault and the ballot box and a check to your candidate and political party are the best tools for removing evil from our political system. Staying safe and reducing the role of government in our lives is what all of us should be working for.

        • Larry June 24, 2015, 12:08 pm

          I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks for the post.

  • Jim June 22, 2015, 2:24 pm

    Bravo! Well said.

  • Bill Richardson June 22, 2015, 1:53 pm

    While I agree with your assessment of gun free zones, or defenseless victim zones as I l prefer to cal them, I think that using the Charleston tragedy to support that assessment is ridiculous! First of all, South Carolina has some of the most liberal gun laws in the entire country. I carry a weapon in Charleston all of the time. It is up to individual businesses and/or churches as to whether or not to allow weapons in their establishments. While I advocate for a strong defense, I am not willing to suggest, or support your apparent suggestion, that we should attend church armed. This was an isolated incident (at least here it was) and there is no need for melodramatic over the top interventions. With all of the turmoil going on in Washington and surrounding liberal strongholds, you should be able to find other avenues to vent your frustrations. Charleston is a beautiful city and we can take care of our own without your voyeuristic assessment of how we should have done it!! Take a look at us this minute, we are standing together and we are moving forward. Charleston is a beaming example for the rest of the country to follow! Go write about Baltimore Mr. Standard, and leave us to continue to do the right thing!!

    • aajada June 22, 2015, 2:57 pm

      Well said Mr. Richardson !

    • Gun Hugger 51 June 23, 2015, 3:48 am

      This church shooting is just the most recent of many in the past decade and churches are probably targeted because the people are assumed to be unarmed. Just Google “church shooting death” in a date range of 1/2001 to 1/2015 and a whole list of attacks and many deaths will show up. I stopped at six incidents on the first page of many in the list of separate incidents that appeared. If you don’t want to protect yourself think about the kids sitting there too. If the church says “no guns” – keep it in your coat or pant pocket. You will probably never need it. But having and not needing is much better than needing but not having.

    • Joe McHugh June 26, 2015, 8:52 pm

      Bill Richardson, well stated beliefs about concealed carry by adults in churches, schools, business places, etc. You have a great opportunity to expand on your views in this matter in an effort to enlighten the readers. For instance, please explain why a minister and a majority of the church goers would be apprehensive about a competent, law-abiding adult member carrying a concealed handgun in their church.

      I’m almost certain that you can defend your views or you wouldn’t have written them on this public forum. By the way does your church use a metal detector to ensure that the people who show up aren’t concealing handguns? But hey, what are we talking about? The odds are that you won’t be cowering in a church corner begging for the lives of your wife and children.

      Perhaps you rely on the entreaty “Please don’t shoot! We didn’t do anything to you!” That certainly ought to stop the terrorists and crazies! Oh yeah, you can hold your arms and hands up to ward off the bullets too. I think that the investigators look at such bullet holes on the bodies as being “defensive wounds”.

  • Damon June 22, 2015, 1:45 pm

    Neatly summarized my own belief system as pertains to my 2nd Amendment rights and responsibilities. Well said, sir!

  • Mark S. June 22, 2015, 12:29 pm

    Putting mass shootings into perspective… POLICE KILLED MORE AMERICANS IN 2014 THAN ALL U.S. MASS SHOOTINGS COMBINED
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Police_Killed_More_Americans_In_2014_Than_All_U.S._Mass_Shootings_Combined/44692/0/38/38/Y/M.html

    • Larry June 22, 2015, 4:00 pm

      And a high percentage of those people needed killed by the police while, with the victims of all the mass shootings, not so much.

      • Mark S. June 23, 2015, 4:51 am

        Right… Grandpa shot on the couch, mom shot at the wrong address, a grenade in the crib, hands up shot in the back, pummeling the mentally retarded, kicking amputees… in whose demented mind do those people \”need killing\”? Tough guy psychopaths so brave they need their gang to serve an eviction notice. No repercussions for the perpetrators. Far more examples of such homicidal maniacs abound with irrefutable video evidence than mass killing by madmen.

        IN 2014, POLICE KILLED NEARLY TWICE AS MANY AMERICANS THAN MASS SHOOTERS COMBINED SINCE 1982
        http://www.blacklistednews.com/In_2014%2C_Police_Killed_Nearly_Twice_as_Many_Americans_than_Mass_Shooters_Combined_Since_1982_/44701/0/38/38/Y/M.html

        • Larry June 24, 2015, 12:03 pm

          It sounds like, in your perfect world, all cops would be either dis-armed or vanished. Then it would be a world where power A& force is the ultimate ruler. Sure, there are bad cops just like there are bad (what is your profession?). The ones that do these criminal actions get caught & prosecuted at a much higher rate than the common criminal doing the same thing. Hey, I have an idea. Let’s all vote for Hillary in 2016 so she can dis-arm everyone & we can sing Kumbaya & all live happily ever after, Mark!

  • Cody June 22, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Really good column. I would take issue with the notion that whether the church was predominantly “black or white” doesn’t matter. While the shooter may have had mental health issues, the subject of racism is important. That racial hatred and stereotyping still exist in a form that can shape such a mind does matter. In addition to our own “gun control” manta, we must teach our children and grandchildren about the evil of racism and how to respond to it. We must speak out against it and all forms of irrational and immoral hatred and bigotry. Again, great column, just wanted to add my two cents worth on this. And, for the record, I am white.

  • Stephen June 22, 2015, 10:10 am

    Great article, and right on point. What can we do to change the brainwashed and led by the nose sheep?
    . We should not need permission in the way of registration, forms, or anything else to purchase fire arms. Nor should a state be mandating how many rounds a magazine can contain. This in itself bans many firearms in itself. My favorite, the Browning HP. A firearm I’ve shot thousands of rounds from is locked up in a safe in another state, instead of in my home in Massachusetts. Ammo can’t be mailed to a Ma address either. This stops not the buying of ammo, since the surrounding states are allowing it.This all is wrong. It is illegal, and immoral too. So, what gun control in Ma has done is make us own more guns of larger caliber to make up for the traitorous mandates passed. Just what is the endgame? To double the amount of guns? Or make us police dependent. A person was shot in the head a few nights ago a few blocks from my home. The police were only minutes away. Tell that to the family of the deceased, because I don’t have the heart to do so.

  • Chen June 22, 2015, 9:58 am

    Article is not surprising coming from an NRA supporter. While there are some good points in the article, it’s overshadowed by arrogance and ignorance. Solidifying why I’ll never support the NRA, and most large “pro gun corporations”.

    There is not much difference between a liberal and an NRA supporter, when it comes to control and salinsky style arguments.

    That being said, I’m going to continue to open carry my FNH brand firearms, despite what the NRA/MDA fanatics have to say about it. I’ll continue to fight for freedom, and not the choice for a new master.

    • Larry June 22, 2015, 4:05 pm

      Never heard of “Salinsky” before. Could you mean (Saul) Alinsky, the guy that Obama, Hillary & all the leftist Socialists revere? As far as the NRA is concerned, I am a member & they don’t tell me anything. What they do is work for all of us in the never ending fight for Second Amendment issues. They are the leading group in the country keeping the leftists at bay so you can carry your gun any way you see fit instead of having to worry about Obama’s brown shirts coming to your door to confiscate your guns! Wise up!

  • Larry McIntyre June 22, 2015, 8:47 am

    Great article! The only problem is that your argument is too logical. Your target audience understands it but those with the liberal brain block will be unable to see the truth.

  • sasnak1 June 22, 2015, 8:46 am

    So if my governments,state, local don’t allow concealed carry I am supposed to move?
    GET REAL! Just because I cannot carry concealed I am to give up my job? Sell my house? Pay moving expense?
    Change drivers license? Bank accounts Etc. Don’t think so!

    • Jim June 22, 2015, 10:51 am

      It depends on if you value you and your families and lives. Personally i do. Moved to Florida and never looked back. Best idea we ever had and we are not wealthy people. Anyone can do it .

      • aajada June 22, 2015, 3:04 pm

        Come on Jim ! …. Get Real! …. everyone who values they family safety should not have to move! That is why we have laws and law enforcement and Govt. representatives to change laws we disagree with.

    • Tony P. June 22, 2015, 5:32 pm

      Okay, great! Then just stay a victim where you are. Somebody has got to be the “sacrificial Lamb”. Too bad you choose to be dumb enough to let it be YOU! You ought to follow your own, and “get real” with your-own-self. The only thing a violently determined criminal scum bucket understands is due exertion of FORCE; i.e. Glock 19, S&W M&P9, Sig Sauer P320 9mm, Ruger LCP .380, etc…. The man is absolutely right; you are either a “citizen”, or “government chattel”, or a “subject of your betters”. A law-abiding, lawfully armed member of society is properly a citizen, not a “subject”! I thank God Almighty that I live, and work in a state where the lawfully armed CCW citizen is respected, and even desired in the local community by the LEO’s! “Even so come Lord Jesus” Revelation 22:20; this will certainly fix ALL social ills en-total. But until He shows-up, we are obligated to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and those who are helpless about to defend themselves. Keep calm, and carry-on. MOLAN LABE! FIDELIS AD MORTEM!

  • Mike June 22, 2015, 8:44 am

    Thanks for saying it like it needs to be said. When I went to church I carried especially after 9/11. I carry about 90% of the time, meaning that is about every time I am not prohibited and I am in a area that is pro-gun.

    • John L June 22, 2015, 10:06 am

      Agreed. I belong to a small progressive start up church of about 100 members. Our friendly greeter at the door has always been armed (concealed). His wife, a lovely grandmother has a glock in her purse. In the congregation we have 1 police officer and of course myself. Hell there might be others as well. We may be lambs of God, but we are not sheep when it comes to those that would harm us. LOL.

      • Roger June 22, 2015, 12:06 pm

        Your comment was beginning to sound good and be acceptable. The use of “LOL” at the end killed it.

  • Mas June 22, 2015, 8:38 am

    Delete three words and you have written a masterpiece. Delete “nationwide open carry.” Don’t lump the attention-whoring dumbass disgraces to our cause in with the millions of responsible patriots who carry concealed and protect our families properly.

    The fastest way to get concealed carry laws rescinded and to lose any hope of “full faith and credit” being applied to concealed carry permits for nationwide carry is to keep encouraging these pimple-faced losers who must continue to give firearms/freedom enthusiasts a bad name. Going to the supermarket with your AR slung across your back is the fastest way to see the AR and similar modern sporting rifles banned.

    Open carry idiots: You are not doing the 2nd Amendment any service – just the opposite – you are not “making people accept firearms,” or “desensitizing the public to seeing firearms.” People see firearms by the thousands through television and movies – everybody already knows what a firearm looks like, and nobody wants to see one inside the supermarket unless you’re a uniformed LEO – everybody else can carry and stay concealed in polite society. Attention whores need not apply.

    • RCS Optics June 22, 2015, 1:48 pm

      Mas,
      Very true and in complete agreement.

    • Larry June 22, 2015, 4:08 pm

      AGREED! And not to mention, with a gun open carried on your hip, you will be the first one that the bad guys take out as they will KNOW that you are a threat!

      • gary66 June 22, 2015, 10:34 pm

        them the job of keeping others from being shot is better accomplished. You’d rather shoot back after they’ve shot someone than be the first target. I trust the Lord will skew their aim or cause something to happen to give me time. We need more Knights in shinning armor (you know just from seeing them they are the good guys) and less people hiding in the shadows as cc people do.

        • Larry June 24, 2015, 11:50 am

          I think a lot of open carry folks will be protected by God. After all, it is said He takes care of fools & children.

  • Andrew Offutt June 22, 2015, 6:41 am

    Mr. Standard,
    Well articulated article. To the point, factual, accurate, precisely those attributes that confuse the Left as they do not understand Truth. As Michael Savage has pointed out, “Liberalism is a mental disorder.” I will add one supportive comment. I think, perhaps, the root cause of crime is not gun control, but rather Disobedience to God. Gun Control is a symptom, but our moral constitution is what ultimately determines the fate of a nation.

    • steve June 23, 2015, 12:26 am

      then why are atheists one of the most law abiding groups, and far, far under-represented in the prison population? why are asians(who tend to be far less religion, and more likely to be non-believers/agnostics/atheists) commit so few crimes relative to their population?
      morality has nothing to do with god. in fact, the ones who are the most loyal to god(the religious extremists, fundamentalists, etc.) tend to be the LEAST moral, and LEAST tolerant members of society. yahweh/allah is/are possibly the most immoral characters in all of human literature/legends/myths/stories/movies/etc.

  • Mark S. June 22, 2015, 6:26 am

    Right on cue. TPP was in trouble, Greece was moving to repudiate their “debt,” the public starts to understand, and move against the oligarchy, then bingo… another MKULTRA patsy on psychotropic meds distracts the news. Race war is the script that the banksters have written for us. The perpetrators of crimes against humanity, including economic crimes against humanity, would like nothing better than to have all their victims fighting each other over skin color while the self-appointed Master Race “elite” sit comfortably in their mansions counting the loot their dynasties (and a few nouveau-riche) have stolen. Instead of playing bit parts in their race war, let the people prosecute ALL those guilty of crimes against humanity. Leave the innocent alone. No exceptions.

  • Art June 22, 2015, 5:03 am

    Great ideas!

  • DRAINO June 21, 2015, 7:40 am

    Well said, Mr. Blannelberry!! Well said. And for some reason, I had the idea you were an atheist. Glad to hear not. One of your best articles yet.

    • steve June 23, 2015, 12:19 am

      why do you say mr. blannelberry? he didn’t write this, devin standard(the guy in the picture at the top of the article) did.

      also, what’s wrong with being an atheist?

  • Will Drider June 21, 2015, 3:05 am

    Great article. Send it to the Editors of the L.A. NYC and Wash. DC papers.

    A cop standing 50 feet away can’t stop a murderer 5 feet from you.

  • Brian June 20, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Agreed on all points. The courts have put it in our faces. LE has no legal obligation to protect you, only themslves. Yet in many states you are not allowed to protect yourself, family, others, or property with the same tools LE can? Hopefully one day America Wil wake up!

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