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The Tragedy of Wishful Thinking
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Lindisfarne To Sandy Hook:
The Tragedy of Wishful Thinking

American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter

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Posted By:magnante, 12/19/2012 9:05:38 AM

I pull up in front of our town´s little savings bank branch, drop out of the door and when my boots hit the pavement reach under my shirt and the remove the Smith & Wesson Model 28 .357 which I then put under the seat before locking the truck. "What are you doing Grandpa?" my granddaughter asks walking around from the other door. "Here´s a word of advice cupcake. It´s never a good idea to walk into a bank with a gun."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/19/2012 9:33:43 AM     (No. 9074100)

When Our Government demands ´Gun Free Zones´, and we acquiesce, then we should demand Our Government be held responsible for any evil done within those zones.

We should expect Our Government to provide protection for Citizens within said zones, if the citizens are not allowed to protect thenselves...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reilly, 12/19/2012 9:40:46 AM     (No. 9074114)


This is a must read.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/19/2012 9:45:45 AM     (No. 9074128)

in every municipality and school district, there reside current or former military and/or police. A relatively simple solution might be for these men and women to work with a school board to establish volunteer security schedules. And it wouldn´t have to be full day scheduling - it could be 3-4 hours per volunteer. If we think ´´outside the box´´ there are potential answers. School control is local - one school board at a time is all that requires convincing. Approaching them now, while they´re relatively vulnerable (and of course thinking of reelection) might not be the worst idea in the world...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/19/2012 10:05:43 AM     (No. 9074201)

Nothing illegal about concealed carry in a bank. Sane people know that you shouldn´t show your weapon to a teller, however.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pinchem, 12/19/2012 10:57:14 AM     (No. 9074304)

A copy of this article should be sent to every school Superintendent and Principal. Then they should be asked, what do you specifically intend to do to protect the children in your care? What penalties should be placed upon you should you fail and children in your care are massacred? Based on the number of school shootings xplain how Gun Free Zones have protected children since the law was passed?

I read an article yesterday that listed every school shooting since the Gun Free Law was passed. When you see the list it brings how graphically how the Gun Free Law is a joke. Those who passed it should be ashamed of themselves. Of course, we know they won´t because of their self-importance and self-righteousness. They could be shamed by their neighbors if they had the courage to do it.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 12/19/2012 11:03:36 AM     (No. 9074318)

May I suggest a solution for the schools.

Shatter proof glass on the entire first floor.

A shatter proof glass door with a small vestibule where any visitor must wait to prove his/her need to be in the building.

A metal detector as the last stop before the door is opened.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/19/2012 12:51:14 PM     (No. 9074532)

The Lindisfarne analogy is quite a stretch. It is probably too much of a stretch. But it raises an interesting sidebar.

The holy monks of Lindisfarne did not think they were "better than that." They thought they were sinful. That is why they were in the monastery. The first Viking raid caught them by surprise. They undoubtedly hoped that God was watching after them, but that if something adverse occurred to them, it was part of the divine plan. I do not believe there is any historical basis for the idea that armed guards could or should have been posted at Lindisfarne before the first Viking raid in 793 A.D. The monks -those who survived - did not discourage easily. The monastery was rebuilt and raided again - several times, I believe. They finally concluded that life would be safer -though not entirely safe, thanks to Viking longships that easily penetrated the rivers- on the mainland.

Thus, while I doubt very much that Mr. Miniter´s historical comparison can withstand scrutiny, he hits the nail on the head when he charges that modern liberals think "they are better than that." The Lindisfarne monks could claim surprise and God´s will. Liberals do not believe in God in any serious fashion and certainly do not comprehend the nature of human beings, beginning with themselves. The closest liberals come to God is the State. Their heaven is posterity, i.e. when all human problems have been solved by reason.

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