After militant Islamists killed 14 people in San Bernardino, some sheriffs and police chiefs are defying the party line and calling on citizens to arm themselves. Law enforcement's typical message is, "Call the police. Let the professionals handle things." But now a brave few have raised a call to arms, telling citizens that since police can't be everywhere at once, it is up to individuals to protect themselves and their communities until police can arrive.
The Times and other anti-gun organs of the major media may fume that too many Americans have guns, but fewer and fewer Americans are swayed by their propaganda.
Hillary Clinton spent 11 hours testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22, 2015. It looks like she spent much of that time misleading the committee — if not outright lying. Now that 66 percent of her State Department e-mails—– totaling thousands of communications — have been released, it is obvious that much of her testimony was imbued with the type of fact twisting and truth bending that is characteristic of the Clintons.
The old saying, "Common Sense, Isn't" is slowly being repealed as more citizens recognize the threat and begin to take personal responsibility.
Despite a claim by President Obama, the only "pattern" with mass shootings is the predictable response to such tragedies by the president: stricter gun control.
Only days after he told reporters that he had Mayor Rahm Emanuel's full support, Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy has been fired by the mayor. Emanuel announced the dismissal of McCarthy at a Tuesday morning press conference, saying that McCarthy was "only as effective as the trust in him," adding, "Now is the time for fresh eyes and leadership."
The National Fraternal Order of Police asked the NFL to lift its ban on fans carrying guns to games, asserting that the ban “weakens safety and security.” The NFL, however, has elected to maintain its policy.
Race and politics are dividing factors in far too many issues that are not primarily about race or politics. Police shootings are no exception. In fact — as the Chicago police shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald shows — police shootings are prime examples of race and politics being used to divide communities and blur the lines of truth that would otherwise be clear.
Concerns by some administrators and students about students being allowed to carry on campus is much ado about nothing: Crime will decline while carrying concealed becomes commonplace.