HOW THE DARK KNIGHT MASSACRE COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED
By R.J. Erickson - Nstarzone.com
The latest mass shooting, this time in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, not only highlights the fact that the police were powerless to prevent or stop these attacks, but also that if the victims had guns to protect themselves, not only would the assailant have been more afraid to start shooting, but he would have been stopped far more quickly. Of course you'll never hear that from the mainstream media or politicians. 911 was immediatly called, and it has been worthless in this, and all other similar incidents. And how often does the anti-gun crowd use murderous attacks like this as a reason for "gun control"? But the fact is that each of these cases highlights just the opposite.
The prevailing laws and anti-gun culture made sure those victims in Colorado were unarmed. Police help was too little, too late. These murderous events do not prove the need for "gun control". They prove the need for an armed population. They also demonstrate the utter inability of the police to protect individuals from violent crime. And the laws in nearly every state say that the police don't even have a duty to protect individual citizens. Citizens are on their own, and the sooner they know it, the better.
For an example of how civilian gun ownership prevents crime, look no further than the story from Florida last week. Two robbers burst through the doors of the Palms Internet Cafe in Ocala and ordered everyone to get down as they waved a handgun at dozens of customers. But they didn't expect 71 year old Samuel Williams to pull out his own weapon and fire, injuring both of the criminals and saving the lives of his fellow Floridians.
The surveillance video showed the two men wearing dark clothes barging into the cafe with a baseball bat and waving a gun. Witnesses told police that the robbers demanded that the 30 patrons get down on the floor and give them money.
Terrified customers put their hands up in the air following orders, except for Mr. Williams. As soon as one of the thugs turned his back on him, Williams pulled out his gun and started shooting at the men, surprising them with his own attack. The thugs scrambled to exit, falling over each other as Mr. Williams chased them out of the cafe.
This situation could have been another massacre, just like the 'Dark Knight' massacre in Colorado. But because one man believed in exercising his God given second amendment rights, the only one hurt were the thugs, who deserved to get shot. 'If he wouldn’t have been there, there could have been some innocent people shot,' Mary Beach, one of the would-be victims of the robbery told the Star-Banner. 'I think he is wonderful.'
No doubt Obama and the anti constitution left will try to use this tragedy to pass the U.N. arms treaty, or some other similar law designed to remove guns from the hands of decent Americans. They must not be allowed to twist this around to suit their agenda to make the American people powerless. This was clearly a situation that could have been prevented if the people in the theater were armed. Most likely, it never would have happened.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - From Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book"
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable...The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference, they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
- George Washington.