Elder Patriot – Coming on the heels of the successful effort by the mainstream media matrix to demonize President Trump’s tax cut they decided to open an assault on our Second Amendment.
Yes, an assault. Otherwise, why would the MSM have effectively frozen out Brandon Minoff?
Minoff is a football player at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS. He believes two things: This is the time to grieve and heal. And, no law is going to fix what happened here or will serve to stop the next psychotic shooter.
“I think it’s the media. They exploit everything to make it political. They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed.”
“It pains me to see that knowing that 17 of my classmates are dead and they just want to talk about gun control. Students have opinions, they say stuff that they’re against guns, and that gun control is necessary, but they’re making it bigger than it needs to be at this moment.”
Minoff believes that a more effective counter to this kind of terrorism is a stronger defensive posture and not disarmament.
“If coach Feis would have had a gun or any of the other security guards would have had a gun it definitely would have been less fatal. “[The shooter] and coach Feis were face-to-face and he just shielded kids instead of having the ability to kill the shooter.
“I wholeheartedly believe that the media is politicizing this tragedy. It seems that gun control laws is the major topic of conversation rather than focusing on the bigger issue of 17 innocent lives being taken at the hands of another human.
“I know many people who are pro-gun and others who support gun control but it seems that the media is specifically targeting those in support of gun control to make it seem as if they are the majority, and the liberal news outlets are the ones that seem to make the bigger effort to speak to these people, and I’m talking from experience.”
If the MSM has any interest in anything close to a balanced discussion about something so important as assailing our Constitution and the protections guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights, they’d welcome this well-spoken jock to appear on their shows.
With 100,000,000 gun owners possessing more than 300,000,000 guns, attempts to end gun violence by ridding society of gun has no chance of success – nor should it. The only thing we’d be doing is sentencing some future generation to further dependence on the state with no chance of challenging that state’s authority ever again.
Our reliance on first responders has been well established at this point. The only difference between “official” first responders and teachers and security guards is training.
The only sensible approach is to expand our army of first responders so that their response times are cut dramatically. Right now when seconds matter the police are minutes – too many minutes – away.
Coming off the abuses of the Obama administration for political gain – the IRS, EPA, DOJ, FBI, Consumer Financial Protection Board, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and yet unknown other agencies – it is worth heeding the words of Thomas Jefferson who foresaw the importance of the Second Amendment, not for sport shooting or as protection against a home invader, but against the oppression of a tyrannical government:
“Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” – Jefferson to James Madison, January 30, 1787