I met a friend yesterday who has also had training and is proficient with firearms. We concluded that it makes sense to make soft targets, like schools, less soft by staffing them with 1 or two armed security guards. There are plenty of vets, retired cops, etc...(guys like me, and many of my friends) who love kids, and who know what we're doing, who would take a shift or two every month at a school. These shooters, among other things...are cowards, and when confronted with an armed adult, who accurately shoots back, will likely turn their weapon on themselves.
In this week's timely audio podcast, Carl talks about how best to deal with school safety, prosecute the Florida shooter, and prevent future shootings.
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President Trump delivered a God-and-country-infused speech recently at the National Prayer Breakfast focusing on inspiring stories of people who have struggled, but held onto hope and faith. It was generally well received. However, as if a dearth of anti Trump material existed, the "Morning Joe" team engaged in a head exploding diatribe this morning mocking the President's "faith." Click to Read More ...
Here's an excellent piece penned by Indiana's Attorney General, Curtis Hill, on hate crime legislation. As a former prosecutor, I understand the importance of establishing the motive for any murder. However, hate crime legislation seeks to punish thought. The law basically adds penalties for what the perpetrator was thinking when the crime was committed. This is not to be confused with intent - which is what the accused did and under what circumstances. The difference between a knowing premeditated murder and sudden heat, for example. Intent is not an opinion or belief. And more importantly, intent is not protected by the Constitution. It's worth a read. http://indypolitics.org/hill-on-hate-crimes/
"The Memo" revealed much about abuses that can occur in the FISA Court. On his latest podcast, Carl breaks down how the FBI and DOJ manipulated the system.
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Israeli heads of state are in Jerusalem not Tel Aviv. By recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital, President Trump makes good on promises broken by both Obama and Clinton. On December 18, UN ambassador Nikki Haley vetoed an Arab sponsored Security Council Resolution rebuking the US decision of relocating the embassy.
The U.S. has a serious illegal immigration problem. To be clear, the problem is not with immigration but with the proliferation of illegal immigration. An estimated 11 million people or so…are living and working in the U.S. “without papers” – i.e. illegally. Glib soundbites and euphemisms aside, the terminology used by illegal immigration advocates like “undocumented” does not mean that a legal document was misplaced or that someone who snuck into the country was the victim of an administrative snafu.
I'm going to have to exercise greater discipline with respect to my perverse "relationship" with MSNBC. The haters hate too much and it’s making them weird and crazy. Perhaps,Trump is too weird and crazy to be President, but in the real world, he is President, and not living in the real world could also be "diagnosed" as weird and crazy.
Where's Morpheus when you need him..."You take the blue pill and the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe." Morpheus then opens his right hand, revealing a red pill: "You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole is…"