In an upcoming segment of “60 Minutes,” Metropolitan Police Chief Police Chief Cathy Lanier says it’s unrealistic to think police will make it to an active shooter situation in time to save lives, so victims will have to prepare to “run, hide or fight.”
Recognition of fact, it is; chances of her stopping her treatment of gun owners, and people who WANT to own and carry, as troublesome peasants not to be trusted, I'd guess 'low'. Which means it'll be "Grab a chair or something to throw at them, but you still shouldn't be allowed to have a gun."
She's spent years treating us like lepers who walked into the party, if she changes on this I'll be very surprised.
Second, found by Tam: a bunch of leftists do want to (finally) deal somewhat with the racist bastard Woodrow Wilson was, but they still want to praise every big-government "We must control the peasantry" thing he did.
There's also this:
Should we dismantle the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial because the president it honors did not speak out during his time in office against the Jim Crow system in the Southern states that was kept in place by politicians of his own party, overlooking his domestic reforms and wartime leadership?
You'll notice no mention of the wartime leadership that included throwing Americans of Japanese descent(and others) into concentration camps; apparently that's still not to be mentioned among the socialists.
And, once again, Democrats want people on the 'watch list' to have their 2nd Amendment rights taken away. All the people on it in error, and for bullshit 'reasons'? Well, sucks to be them, right.
And from the People's Republic of MA, the result anyone with a brain would expect:
If the intent of the Gun Control Act of 1998 was to discourage the sport of hunting and competitive target shooting and to disarm Massachusetts citizens, it must be considered a howling success. In 10 years since its passage, the number of licensed gun owners has decreased from 1,500,000 to 220,000, an 85 percent drop, according to figures provided by the by the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee.
Various other "Ain't we great?" stuff. But.
If the intent was to reduce crime, then that law must be considered a miserable failure. Based on incidents per 100,000, gun-related homicides are up 68 percent, assault related gun injuries up 72 percent, assault related hospital discharges up 160 percent, gun assault Emergency Dept visits up 222 percent and gun assault outpatient observations up 538 percent. Keep in mind that these increases occurred when there were 1,280,000 fewer licensed gun owners in the state.And:
Since 1998, gun crime in Massachusetts has gotten worse, not better. In 2011, Massachusetts recorded 122 murders committed with firearms, the Globe reported this month — “a striking increase from the 65 in 1998.” Other crimes rose too. Between 1998 and 2011, robbery with firearms climbed 20.7 percent. Aggravated assaults jumped 26.7 percent.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for gun-control activists to admit they were wrong.
And no, an attack like Paris doesn't require a tactical/strategic genius to set up; it does require believers.
If we keep pretending to ourselves that this takes "Extensive pre-planning and training," then we fool ourselves into believing that it can't happen. The real limiting factor is finding about a dozen psychos who are so mentally whacked that they think that this is a good idea, but are still composed enough that they can work together effectively. The tools and the tactics are easy to pick up. It's the broken, yet not shattered brains that are in short supply.