Dec 7, 201512:42 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Posted: No terrorism on these premises
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Got to think the San Bernardino Health Department posted the usual government signage at every entrance. The ones that read: “No Firearms Allowed On These Premises.”
Maybe the radical Islamic terrorists missed the small print citing the relevant statute. Maybe they didn’t know that carrying firearms was against the law. Not to mention pipe bombs.
One can only marvel at the mindset that feels protected by signage. Or the political philosophy that blames global climate change for every evil. Or the political party that expects good people to give up their means of self-defense when bad people won’t give up their offensive weaponry.
“Two people capable of making or acquiring more than a dozen pipe bombs, which are not sold at Wal-Mart, probably have ways of getting the sort of guns they deem necessary,” perspicacious columnist Steve Chapman observes.
We learn that a police squad car arrived on the scene serendipitously during the shooting, apparently as part of his routine patrol. He waited for backups to arrive. Those good men and women with guns arrived four minutes after the first 9-1-1 calls. Two bad guys with an arsenal can do a lot of damage in four minutes — especially when everyone else in that crowded room has obeyed those “No Firearms” signs.
Current Occupant still lurches from behind
The Current Occupant of the White House attempted damage control on national television Sunday night. He really does take ISIS seriously. If only that damned Congress would cooperate!
The Denier in Chief still cannot bring himself to utter the term “radical Islam.” He did the American people a solid, however, by listing radical Islam’s attacks on America:
- Fort Hood (13 dead, 32 injured, Nov. 5, 2009)
- Chattanooga (5 dead, 2 wounded, July 16, 2015)
- The Boston Marathon (5 dead, 280 injured, April 15, 2013)
- San Bernardino (14 dead, 21 injured, Dec. 2, 2015)
The president is right about one more thing. It’s up to Congress to declare war. (It can do so unilaterally; Article 1, Section 8.) He is correct that the security of the American people is a president’s primary responsibility. That is why he holds summit meetings with foreign leaders on — climate change! In Paris!
The Current Occupant did not vow to keep Gitmo open for business. He did not defend police or the right of the people to defend themselves. He did not disavow Hillary’s designation of the NRA as Public Enemy #1. Terrorists should know that they wouldn’t get but a few shots off before their intended victims return fire.
Worry not, my liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances. The New York Times is on the job. A rare Page One editorial two days after the terrorist massacre called for … more gun control!
California, as we noted last time, is gun control central, for all the good that did. Anne of Althouse dissects “the awkward pivot from gun control to terrorism”:
In the immediate aftermath of the San Bernardino massacre, and even before the cops killed Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, many commentators and politicos plugged in their usual call for gun control. As the facts about Farook and Malik emerged, the gun control message seemed rote and obtuse (or worse). The awkwardness of the pivot to a more terrorism-appropriate message is on display in this New Yorker piece … called “Domestic Terrorism and America’s Gun Dilemma.”
Some people get it. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio renewed his call on Friday for concealed weapon carriers to “take action … to stop the killing before cops arrive [in order] to save lives.” That’s what Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Detroit Police Chief James Craig have long advised.