Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Very Tired of Florida
It's been less than two years since a Jihadist with an AR-15 walked up to the Pulse night-club in Orlando, Florida, shot the lone armed guard at the door, strolled in and began shooting up the -- unarmed -- bar patrons at the height of Gay celebration night. The bar patrons could do nothing but try to run and try to hide. The vicious bastard killed 50 people and wounded another 58 before he was done. It was a fish-in-a-barrel killing; Florida law forbade anybody with a firearm to enter any place where alcohol was served. That's why the lone armed guard was stationed outside the bar, easily spotted, easily shot. The Liberals/Democrats/media raised the usual boilerplate howl about how legal guns were the problem. The NRA offered free Concealed Carry qualifying classes to Gays. A lot of Gays across the country took them up on it.
Today, at MS Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a 19-year-old punk who'd been kicked off the school grounds many times before sneaked back on campus with -- oh yes -- an AR-15 and shot up the school, killing 17 people and wounding 50. This time the victims were a little better prepared; as soon as the shooting started, somebody pulled the fire-alarm. Kids and teachers who heard the shots phoned the police. Two minutes later the school was evacuated. This time the shooter was captured alive, and no doubt the psychiatric crowd will pick his brain for motivation. Nonetheless, 17 people were killed and 50 injured. Again, the Liberals/Democrats/media are promptly trumpeting their shop-worn push for more gun control. The pro-gun-rights crowd have said nothing yet, but are busy digging for facts in the case.
Now what, besides the murderers' choice of tool -- the famous AR-15 (actually a light "varmint" gun, much more likely to wound than kill any animal the size of a deer, including a human) -- and choice of state, do these killings have in common?
The killers both chose gun-free/legally disarmed/fish-in-a-barrel targets -- whom the state legislature has done nothing to protect.
Now what if, after the horrific Orlando shooting, the state govt. had seen the error of its ways and allowed bar personnel -- or even designated-driver non-drinking patrons -- to carry concealed firearms inside bars, or other so-called "gun free" zones? What if Florida schoolteachers who have CCW permits had been allowed to carry (concealed) inside schools? In fact, what if the state of Florida had required all its schoolteachers to get firearms, train with them, obtain concealed-carry permits, and carry concealed firearms on the job at all times? Florida law does, after all, not only allow but encourage banks to have armed -- and not always uniformed -- guards in banks, to protect the customers' money; how much more valuable are its people, especially children?
But no. In the nearly two years since the Orlando shooting, the Florida government has done nothing realistic, nothing effective, to prevent these fish-in-a-barrel shootings of helpless, unarmed citizens -- just the usual mouthings about "gun violence" and threats to disarm the innocent even further. What can you say about a government that neither adequately protects its citizens nor even lets them protect themselves?
So much for Florida being a "red" state, or a "southern" state; it's a hypocrite state with a useless government that ought to be thrown out in the next election.