“Gun Free Zones” … “Guns Are Evil” … “We Must Get Rid Of The Evil Assault/Automatic/Large Caliber Weapons” … “It’s To Protect LEO’s” … “It’s To Protect THE CHILDREN” … the list of excuses goes on and on. In the end there are only two real reasons why others want to limit or completely remove your right to bear arms. (And don’t think for a moment once firearms are severely restricted or eliminated, that swords/knifes/crossbows/bows/various martial arts weaponry aren’t going to be next, because they will be.)
1. It prevents those in power (doesn’t matter which side of the aisle, though it is much stronger anti-arms on the socialist/statist side.) from freely exercising their total grab for power.over those who either disagree or are wanting the power for themselves.
2. Those whose mental/emotional make up is such that they would never (indeed, could never) use a weapon, much less a firearm, against another living being (notice I did not say human … but you get my drift).
The first group should be removed from any positions of power and or authority/notoriety … tried, found to be wanting, and removed with extreme prejudice, from society.
The second group are nothing more then sheep, and as such should be protected from the wolfs (of course) but also from themselves. Let them blather all they want, but no sane person in a position of power, should allow for their bleating to count for anything more then they would the incessant whining of a child. Perhaps, the words are heartfelt, and full of emotion, but of no practical value what so ever.
Why bring this up? Well, thanks to there being a sheepdog when needed a hundred or more of the New Life Church’s congregation were not gunned down, by a nut job with a damaged outlook on life.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jeanne Assam appeared before the news media for the first time Monday and said she “did not think for a minute to run away” when a gunman entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and started shooting.
Assam appeared before the media with applause and said “God guided me and protected me.” …
I saw him coming through the doors” and took cover, Assam said. “I came out of cover and identified myself and engaged him and took him down.”
Assam had several years of experience in law enforcement and is licensed to carry a weapon. She attends one of the morning services and then volunteers as a guard during another service.
“I give credit to God,” Assam said. “God was with me. I didn’t think for a minute to run away.” …
He (New Life’s Senior Pastor Brady Boyd -hm) called her “a real hero” because Murray “had enough ammunition on him to cause a lot of damage.”
Boyd said she was the one who suggested the church beef up its security Sunday following the Arvada shooting, which it did. The pastor credited the security plan and the extra security for preventing further bloodshed.
ABC Channel 7 News Denver … Thomas Hendrick, News Editor
To the powers that be at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, good on ya. It may not be even close to what you would want your house of G-d to have to put up with, but you dealt with the reality of things and not the feel good emotional puff. And I would imagine Ms Assam did not take any pleasure in doing what was needed to be done. (Those of us who understand this … don’t need to have it said … this was for you GFW’s out there who think all we do is lust after any opportunity in which to lock and load …. when it could not be further from the truth.) But neither did she shirk her duty, to her employer, to her church, to her community. And because of that, though not spared a tragedy, a total bloodbath was averted. If only there were more sheepdogs ……..