The Washington Times recently ran the following editorial:
Last week’s slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different – except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire.
Among President Clinton’s first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed regulations forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection. For the most part, only military police regularly carry firearms on base, and their presence is stretched thin by high demand for MPs in war zones.
After talking to a veteran and reviewing some forums on such matters, it seemed that the assertions in the article may not bear up under scrutiny. For example:Continue reading “Did Clinton Gun Ban Make Fort Hood Vulnerable to Jihad Attack?”
This week, Seattle got an up-close opportunity to study a unique breed of terrorist in the person of Christopher John Monfort. Monfort allegedly assassinated a Seattle police officer on Halloween night while the officer conducted on-the-job training with another officer. The officers were sitting in a patrol car discussing a traffic stop that occurred right before the shooting.
A tip from the suspect’s neighbor led the Seattle police to stake-out a vehicle matching the suspect’s Datsun 210. When Monfort came out of his apartment, officers approached Monforth to question him and the suspect fled. Monfort allegedly pointed a pistol at pursuing officers but the pistol failed to fire. With officers still in pursuit, Monfort turned and pointed the pistol at them again and the officers shot him.Continue reading “Police & Seattle Times Identify Lone Wolf Terrorist”
Where are your loyalties- to the UN? To the religion of humanism? Or are you looking toward traditional values of individual freedom, U.S. sovereignty and inalienable rights that are founded on Biblical principles? The Scripture speaks of covenant responsibilities that God requires of people that would be free (like the duty to defend life, liberty and property as set forth in the U.S. Constitution)- not “rights” bestowed by the State!Continue reading “Thanksgiving & Roots of the U.S. Constitutional Order”
Sgt. Kimberly Denise Munley is a Killeen police officer who was close to Fort Hood on Thursday when she heard the police radio reporting the attack at the SRP. Sergeant Munley, 34, is also member of Killeen’s SWAT team. Although the City of Killeen contracts to provide police services on the base, she was following a procedure that has now become the accepted approach for officers arriving at an “active shooter” crime scene before the SWAT team; i.e., a crime-scene where a gunman is at large, killing as many people as he can. Munley deployed active shooter protocol.Continue reading “Sgt. Munley: Courage, Active Shooter Protocol & Firearms Training”
Thirteen are dead, 30 wounded after a shooting Thursday at a soldier-processing center at Fort Hood, Texas. Did the shooter target individuals that he knew? The shooter reportedly cried, “Allahu Akbar” as he commenced shooting.
It has been reported that he previously declared that Islamic people should rise up against those that are oppressing them in Iraq and Afghanistan. The shooter posted the following:Continue reading “Jihad or PTSD: American Jihadist In U.S. Military”
Clint Smith, the Director of Thunder Ranch, a firearms school in Oregon, says, “You have the rest of your life to solve your problems. How long you live depends on how well you do it.” Of course, not all problems are life-threatening; most problems that pose threats to life or property will never be solved with combat shooting skills. The question of whether you think you need such skills is akin to the question of whether you would have helped Noah build the ark- it all depends on your perception as to whether the water is likely to get as deep as Noah said it would.Continue reading “King County, Washington: Preparing for the Flood”
Suzerain- Main Entry: su·zer·ain
Pronunciation: ˈsü-zə-rən, -ˌrân; ˈsüz-rən
1 : a superior feudal lord to whom fealty is due: overlord;
2 : a dominant state controlling the foreign relations of a vassal state but allowing it sovereign authority in its internal affairs.
Jeremy Rabkin, a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, recently authored an article published in Imprimis called “The Constitution and American Sovereignty”. In the article, Rabkin explains how the concept of national sovereignty, as we understand it today, developed during the Seventeenth century along with nationalism.Continue reading “Julian Huxley, Second Amendment & UN Suzerainty”
How many years have we listened to the talking class bemoan the fact that most of us know more about what happens in the Middle East than we know about our own local governments? Suddenly the internet and cable TV have created an explosion of engaged citizens and the political class is worried! In between Tea Parties and disrupting Town Meetings, citizen activists all over the State of Washington are investigating county and local governments that have enacted emergency power provisions that violate RCW 9.41.290, the Washington State preemption statute.
For example, the City of Yakima just amended certain local laws that were in violation of the state preemption law. Then we discovered to our dismay that the Council had retained the following:Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness: King County Violating Washington State Gun Rights”
Behind many of President Obama’s recent forays into the international arena lies the issue of whether the United States is to retain its sovereign status or merge into something that is new. Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have already decided cases by promoting theories that meld U.S. law with foreign law. Are international norms a prism through which U.S. Constitutional law should be interpreted?Continue reading “Should America Be Transformed Into Europe?”
STOPPING DOMESTIC GUN OWNER ABUSE
Firearms were used in 54 percent of the state’s domestic violence-related homicides since 1997. The Tacoma News Tribune states that abusers used firearms in 232 of 430 deaths that resulted from domestic violence between Jan. 1, 1997, and June 30, 2008. These statistics must cause all of us to be concerned.
See State Report Takes On Domestic Violence, By Stacey Mulick.
Statewide in the last two years, 68 women, men and children were killed in domestic violence incidents; 33 victims were shot. Should we look at how the criminal justice system can take further steps to get the weapons out of the hands of convicted abusers?Continue reading “Tacoma- Pierce County Contemplate Domestic Gun Owner Abuse”