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Last week, a young man entered a southern New Mexico chiropractic clinic in the morning and filled out the forms given to him by the doctor. When the doctor returned to pick up the forms, he hardly expected to have a small caliber pistol thrust in his face and told to hand over his cash. The middle-aged doctor had no plan of giving up to a young scamp, who in this author’s opinion likely wanted the money only for drugs. The chiropractor lunged at the would-be thief. The small gun wasn’t easy to get control of. The doctor did make a punch that collided with the attacker’s nose. After the duo hit the ground, the gun still remained in the young man’s possession. And in the scuffle that followed, the middle-aged man was shot in the lower abdomen. Amazingly, the would-be robber continued to be pummeled by the now-seriously wounded doctor before he managed to flee the scene. The young man was later apprehended by law enforcement.
On the other side of town, an assistant who would have normally been working but had felt a strange God-given urge to stay home that day received a call that her employer had been shot after an attempted robbery. Amazingly, she had avoided that harmful situation, although she found it traumatic enough to receive such a call.
Friends of the doctor stated they were not surprised that he put up such a fierce stand. In their opinion, he was one of the last people to be messed with. An outdoors-man and hunter who once continued a camp-out even after breaking his leg, the 51-year-old chiropractor is a strong believer in the right of self defense and had no intention of letting a crime be committed if he could stop it. He was not only willing to defend himself but also others who were present.
To me, this illustrated the importance of our ability to maintain our Second Amendment rights. If we can’t defend ourselves, where will we be? I truly feel blessed to see that there are people who are willing to stand up to criminals and endeavor to whip them, even if there could be fatal consequences if one fails.
*Last I heard, the victim of the shooting was doing well considering the circumstances and was recovering from surgery.
Photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) (Creative Commons)
Reports exist that inform us that plants have self defense mechanisms. Some exude poisons, others have barbs that can inflict harm, and still others have other forms of self defense. Animals of the lowest order also have built-in defense mechanisms. Skunks can spray a predator with one of the most malodorous chemicals known – it’s even worse than a politician’s breath. Until one has pulled the quills of a porcupine from a dog’s nose, one hasn’t really lived. The quills are a defense mechanism. The claws of a grizzly can rip one to shreds, and the stag’s antlers can impale an enemy. This is but a short list of naturally occurring self defense mechanisms.
It is accepted that plants and animals have the right to self defense as well as the right to propagation of the species. Not so, though, when it comes to Man. It is not necessary, we are told by some, that a man needs self defense tools. We have a FORCE of uniformed men and women who will do the job for us. They are only minutes away, when seconds count.
There is a situation in Florida that shows the necessity for self defense tools. A young man had a history of less than stellar interactions with the rest of society, to the point where he was forced to leave a part of society that no longer wanted him among them. He did not learn that in order to a part of any society, the society’s rules must be followed. As a result of his inability to learn, he died.
A second young man, who followed the rules of his society and volunteered his time to help protect that society (and worked with young people to help them become a valuable part of the whole of society), is now having to defend his actions in a court of law. A whole new race was invented to help separate us from one another.
Misinformation was deliberately published across the airwaves, in newspapers. and even the so-called President got involved. The hero of the story was vilified.
A phony pastor yelled and screamed his hate-filled rhetoric and raised the hate level to a white hot level. This alleged man of a God who cautions us to love our neighbors has only preached hate and vengeful actions for a perceived wrong.
An elected official, who had the facts at her fingertips but ignored them, dressed in all her pink finery with her pink hat, told more lies in front of cameras and microphones.
The divorced parents of the young dead man came together for the cause. They sold Tee Shirts with their son’s picture emblazoned thereon. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, though the Federal Government is trying to suppress it. Even the grief over the death of a loved one cannot keep that spirit from shining through.
While this circus was in town, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, (ATF) has been quietly working to ban certain types of shotguns. Under the radar, and with little publicity, hearings are being held regarding this ban. Who knew about this? I learned of it through a friend on facebook. She posted it last Friday. The ATF is accepting public input through the end of the month. Did you know about this? Did the so-called media inform anyone of this attempt to take from us the power to exercise one of our most important rights? I certainly didn’t hear of it.
Did any of your Representatives in Congress bring this to your attention?
During this period of the deceitful crowd in Congress working so hard to keep their cushy jobs, it would seem that an issue of this magnitude would be brought up. But, no, those wishing for reelection are too busy running around like a chicken with its head cut off, bragging about how great they are. They do not sing “How Great Thou Art”; they harangue us about how great they are and how they will take care of us. They will do God’s job better than God if we will only listen to them and give them all of our money, our clothes, and jewelry; work fourteen hours a day; take three minute showers; eat beans and rice; and then put on our one good suit when they visit us from their home in “The Shining City On The Hill”.
Let your voices be heard! Call your Senator, call your Representative, and let them know how you feel about your natural right to self defense.
Michael Reagan, FloydReports.com
How long would the Norway gunman have lasted in Texas or any state where concealed-carry laws are on the books? I ran a survey while on a cruise: in Texas, 3 minutes; in Montana, 7 to 8 minutes; in Arizona, 2 minutes; and in Nevada, 3 to 5 minutes.
Had Norway not surrendered to the anti-self-defense nuts, and allowed Norwegians to protect themselves by legally carrying guns, the massacre might well have been prevented. There’s a lot of truth in the old adage that if guns are outlawed only outlaws will carry guns.
That was certainly true in Norway where Anders Breivik, a lone gunman, launched his assault on youth campers of Utoya Island. According to press reports he fully expected Norway’s special forces to swoop down and stop him at any minute. It didn’t happen. Faced with unarmed victims he was given plenty of time to kill 68 innocent people who could not defend themselves. Had just one of them been armed, Breivik could have been stopped dead and lives would have been spared.
Moreover, if anyone had paid attention to Breivik’s rants they would not have been surprised when he acted on them, especially since Breivik had preceded his attack by setting off a car bomb in the heart of Oslo.
Tragically, Norway’s anti-gun hysteria resulted in laws restricting gun ownership by law-abiding citizens, leaving them exposed to gun violence at the hands of criminals such as Breivik, who simply ignore anti-gun ownership laws. Despite the Second Amendment, which protects American citizens’ rights to access to guns for self-protection, the Constitutional right of citizens to bear arms is under constant assault….
Doug Book, FloydReports.com