The new media and concerned citizens are getting an alternate view out. The MSM no longer controls the information flow. They can for a few hours or days, but we work around the old gatekeepers.
posted on 12/15/2012 4:42:25 PM PST
My local constabulary knows that if I have pants on, I'm armed. They are very comfortable with that.
PBS only wants its leftist message to get out.
Usually they just interview police chiefs, careerists who give them the politically correct nostrum they are looking for. These were apparently callers, who are inconveniently difficult to control.
If the left gave the money they make on violence they push on us in movies, TV, Music and games, we could feed all the hungry, clothe the poor and reduce the deficit
posted on 12/15/2012 5:06:57 PM PST
(If the left gave the money they make on violence, we could feed all the hungry and reduce the defict)
We know what the statists' real agenda is, and it's not "public safety."
posted on 12/15/2012 5:44:55 PM PST
by Travis McGee
"Police oppose Gun Control on Public Radio"
But not in politics.
posted on 12/15/2012 5:53:43 PM PST
(We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
posted on 12/15/2012 6:07:37 PM PST
(And Now for Something Completely Different)
posted on 12/15/2012 6:07:46 PM PST
(Who is John Galt?)
A friend from high school posted on FB a graphic “Israelis armed their teachers to protect kids—Why did we disarm ours?”
Then followed it up with “And I don’t even like guns”.
Lots of others went the opposite way and said we need more gun control. All female, all mothers.
posted on 12/15/2012 6:47:32 PM PST
("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
the problem with the police officers and the Media is that they rarely meet...
The FOP at the state and National level is highly political, as are police chief/State Police Commander positions.
those are the people that get interviewed and they say whatever they are told to say by whatever politician they are beholding to.
The rank and file really are decent people.
posted on 12/16/2012 4:41:52 AM PST
posted on 12/16/2012 4:57:20 AM PST
(When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
I didn't hear the pbs shows but I made this exact same point about armed Israeli teachers yesterday morning at breakfast with a few friends of mine, one of whom is an atheist lefty, criminal defense attorney. He really is a good friend, though.
He's the one who brought up the subject by endorsing renewal of the assault weapons ban. The conversation then got very lively, thanks to me. His rebuttal of the practice of arming teachers were; that Costa Rica does not have the level of violence that we do, that Chistopher Columbus was a mass murderer, that the Constitution did not contemplate the technological advances in contemporary weaponry so it is permissible to pass laws that ban certain weapons, that ours is a violent society, and that arming teachers would just escalate the violence, meaning that criminals would just start using bombs instead of guns.
Needless to say, I didn't convince him.
posted on 12/16/2012 5:18:16 AM PST
(He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
To: marktwain; All
Rank and file LEOs are not against individuals legally owning guns. They know that the people they deal with are the ones that should not own weapons in the first place
It is usually their management that push for gun control. They are the ones that go to all the seminars and bashes where they get brainwashed by the Liberal Globalist types “you need to seize all guns” who want gun control
posted on 12/16/2012 5:18:36 AM PST
(Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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