This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, December 4, 2015:
All it would have taken to end the massacre before it started at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Wednesday is one sheepdog. But in San Bernardino, sheepdogs aren’t allowed. Only sheep.
Sheepdogs – that rare breed of individuals who are willing to take on the responsibility not only of defending themselves but others as well – will be dismayed to find it virtually impossible to obtain a concealed carry permit in the county. The rules are designed by politicians who think they know better. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Concealed Weapons Permit Policy is five single-spaced pages long and mandates the following:
The Sheriff “may issue” a permit, or not, as he chooses, without comment;
The applicant must subject himself to a personal interview with one of the sheriff department’s personnel;
The applicant is only allowed to list three firearms on his permit;
The permit must be renewed every two years;
He must show himself to be of “good moral character”;
He must provide “good cause” to carry concealed;
And pay $254 for fingerprinting along with “administrative/background” fees, plus another $100 for a mandatory training course.
And then, of course, there’s the cost of the handgun itself. All of which brings the total cost to carry in San Bernardino awfully close to $1,000 – beyond the reach of many who would otherwise be willing to shoulder the responsibility of defending themselves, to say nothing about defending others.
Add in the mandate that the Inland Regional Center is a so-called “gun free” zone and it’s a wonder that anyone survived Wednesday’s massacre.
With all the focus on “motive” and the weeping cries of the survivors asking “How could this happen?,” precious few are asking the obvious question: If background checks and no-fly lists didn’t protect innocents, what would have?
The answer, as always, lies in the words of the Second Amendment, guaranteeing the “right to keep and bear arms,” which, thanks to the Supreme Court, is an individual, not a collective, right. This is the right to self-defense.
So, no matter how insidious or outrageous the threat, or what evil motivated Syed Farook and his new Saudi Arabian wife, Tashfeen Malik, to return to the holiday party sponsored by the San Bernardino County Health Department and start shooting, the real response must be: Who cares? Wolves exist. Wolves don’t read. Wolves don’t care about rules. Wolves have no moral standards. They have one motive only: to kill their prey.
The details of the shooting, now being uncovered and posted on mainstream media sites from Dan to Beersheba, make interesting, if chilling, reading. In essence, Farook got into an argument at the party, left in a huff, returned fully prepared to inflict as much mortal mayhem and death as possible as quickly as possible, and exit before the police (when seconds count, police are only minutes away) arrived.
On Wednesday it was a close call. The police arrived within four minutes of receiving the first frantic 911 call. The wolves had left the building by then, however, and it took the police another three hours to track them down and kill them. Small comfort for the dead and bleeding they left behind.
Obama, of course, has the answer: more gun control laws. Namely, a beefing up of the already offensive and unconstitutional background checks, as well as arbitrarily denying anyone finding themselves on the government’s no-fly list the right to keep and bear arms.
The attack was planned carefully in advance. One doesn’t just get mad, hop in his SUV, and head home, put on tactical clothing, load up the vehicle with semi-automatic weapons, hand guns, and ammo, pile the wife into the front seat and the baby in the car seat, drop the kid off at a relative’s home (claiming they had a doctor’s appointment!), and then shoot up the place.
Not hardly. Only after the fact did those evil intentions become obvious, concluded a former CIA operative, Robert Baer. He said the attack on Wednesday “has the hallmarks of what we’ve seen in the Middle East” and was conducted with “a skill you don’t see unless people have had preparation and training.” This was confirmed by San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan: “They came prepared to do what they did, as if they were on a mission.”
And some are still asking if this was a terrorist attack by jihadists?
Examples of sheepdogs present among the sheep ending threats like this one abound, but one has to go looking for them. The mainstream media has little interest in promoting the idea that people should take on the responsibility of caring for themselves. That flies in the face of the mindset that everyone must be dependent upon the government for everything, including defense from Muslim terrorists.
There is at least one good thing coming out of Wednesday’s attack: More and more citizens are becoming aware that the elite’s solutions don’t work, that more gun control doesn’t work, that taking away precious rights from law-abiding citizens doesn’t do a thing to rein in criminals. What’s happening underneath all the crying and whining by Obama and his media helpers is that more and more Americans are getting that idea that if it’s to be done, it’s up to them.
Last Friday saw the largest number of background checks run on those Americans seeking to defend themselves and others ever recorded since that illegal mandate was passed.
And that was before Wednesday’s massacre in San Bernardino.
Wall Street Journal: Police Hunt for Motive Behind San Bernardino Shooting
USA Today: Gun control is not the answer: Opposing view
Washington Times: Male, female San Bernardino suspects killed; terrorism a possibility
The New American: Planned Parenthood Shooter’s History Proves Background Checks Don’t Work
BearingArms.com: Inland Regional Center is a gun-free zone