Same Verse Different Tune (LAX Shooting)

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I know it has been over a week now since I have brought any new material to all of you. After the LAX shooting I was discouraged and to be honest I feel a little ashamed. I feel like I let my readers down but let me explain myself.

Here we are again defending the actions of one crazy lunatic that has nothing in common with 99.99% of all gun owners. The media has been having wet dreams over this day since Sandy Hook. The earlier shooting (Naval Yard) didn’t fit their narrative; African-American, Prius driver, Obama supporter, and used a shotgun (at the advice of our VP I’m sure) so it wasn’t much to talk about or lean politically on.

Here is a quote from Mediaite

NBC News reporter Pete Williams identified the suspect in Friday’s LAX shooting as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia who, according to authorities, had literature on him that suggests “strong anti-government views.”

Strong anti-government views…. This is what the media has prayed for long before Sandy Hook. This is their fluffy white unicorn. I am shocked at the lack of media attention so far which leads me to believe that something’s off. I’m not hinting at a conspiracy theory or false flag incident but the details surrounding the incident are still not any further than the day of the incident except the shooter has been upgraded to fair condition.

I found myself at my day job hearing about the shooting and literally had a PTSD flashback moment of all the articles I have written over the last year defending our rights, debunking the myth that nobody needs “high capacity magazines”, and trying to point out that all these shootings are happening in strangely similar places (gun free zones). I was frustrated and demoralized. The thing that snapped me out of it was sort of funny and made me realize that the facts are on our side and the people who oppose our views are still running on nothing but fear and emotion.

Friday night, I met up with my family and family friends that had made their way down from Canada for dinner. By the end of the night one of them just couldn’t take it any more and had to ask, “What’s with the gun?” A back and forth discussion ensued where I was accused of being small-minded and looking for trouble.

“Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?” I asked.

“Well of course.” he replied.

“Sounds like you are looking for a fire…”

*Brief silence* “In Canada we do things the old-fashioned way” *he rolls his sleeves up and puts up his fists.

“That’s all well and good by me, but my problem is when the 90 pound woman is on the receiving end of a 240 pound man.”

Then what he said next proved to me that his theory was the small-minded stance that was filled with  all emotion and not thought out. He said, “She shouldn’t have put herself in that situation.”

My response came quick and the discussion ended as soon as I ended my sentence, “Most rape victims don’t get that choice.”

This whole discussion is what made me realize that we have to keep going. We have been fighting the same fights long before Sandy Hook and we will always be constantly in a battle. There will always be crazy people among our societies (2% in fact) and the crazy people are going to do crazy things. We can’t be held responsible for these crazy people, especially from the pundits who continue to misuse facts and mislead the general public. So I’m back. Sorry I fell off the wagon and let the team down.



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