In Defense of Kith and Kin

When asked why his party didn’t push through tax increases when it had a majority in both houses of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said, “Next question.” — The Morning Bell.

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Today’s theme is the emergence of ghouls overnight.  In case you haven’t heard, a nutjob broke into a theater in Aurora, CO. The theater was showing a midnight premier of the latest Batman movie. A dozen movie goers were killed.  Their blood was still liquid when Piers Morgan and NYC Mayor Bloomberg were calling for more gun control. Worse, ABC News Brian Ross was trying to blame the Tea Party for the massacre.

The reactions of the liberal media has not gone unnoticed.  We’ve come to expect liberals to use any opportunity to attack the 2nd Amendment and our liberty.

Within hours of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at a screening of the new Batman movie, the political machine is already gearing up to exploit the incident as a tool to demonize the second amendment and characterize Americans who are against big government as extremists.

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, the establishment uses it to demonize its political adversaries.

The most recent example was the Jared Lee Loughner case. After Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the media instantly launched a smear campaign insinuating that Loughner’s political beliefs were shared by conservatives and libertarians. In reality, Loughner turned out to be a pot smoking left-winger who had dabbled in the occult. — Infowars.com.

The dems are now calling for a suspension of campaigning citing Obama’s cutting short his campaign trip to return to Washington. Yeah, like Obama tricked McCain into suspending his campaign just before the election in 2008. I pray we won’t fall for that ploy again.

In Wake of Colorado Tragedy, a Concern Over the Propriety of Campaigning

By PETER BAKER

9:44 a.m. | Updated FORT MYERS, Fla. – The mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater presented a challenge to both President Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, on Friday: Is it O.K. to continue campaigning in the midst of a national tragedy, and if so, how does that change the message?

Mr. Obama chose to cut short his campaign trip here and return to Washington after addressing the tragedy before the audience that came here initially expecting partisan red meat. Mr. Romney opted to keep his schedule but talk about the shootings during a previously planned speech in New Hampshire. — New York Times blog.

Aurora, CO, is a liberal municipality like Chicago, New York and other such cities.  The Mall is not far from Columbine where two shooters once killed a number of students. The liberal mindset expects to be protected from the predators amongst us. Foolishly, they think a “No Guns” sign is a barrier to those intent on doing harm.

In such a crowd as there was in that theater, it’s unlikely a CCW holder would have been able to end the shooting without endangering by-standers. The media would have been like sharks in a feeding frenzy if a CCW carrier wounded or killed a by-stander while stopping the shooter. It would have been a no-win situation unless the CCW carrier was close enough to make the shot while insuring no one else was in the line of fire.

On the other hand most other CCW carriers would take that risk to protect themselves or their families and friends. It’s a tough spot to be in.

Even in this modern society, we are still our first line of defense of Kith and Kin. A cop a mile away, is still a mile away. A lot can—and will—happen before that cop can arrive on scene.

If you ask a cop whether he’s a Peace Officer or a Law Enforcement Officer, he would likely respond with the second label.  That is a result of their training. There’s nothing wrong with that.  Except…that it focuses on events after the fact instead of before the fact.  The theory that enforcing law will prevent crime is a theory yet unproved. All too often law enforcement is cleaning up after the fact. It’s an unfortunate fact.

When it comes to personal or family safety it is still our responsibility first.