There's going to be some anger in here.┬á I've spent years having "tolerant" "liberals" wish me dead, that my kids be taken away, or actually threatening me. We're reaching the point where the talking stops. No, that's not a threat. But is a suggestion to pay attention.
I remember during the lead up to the Gulf War, having some liberal tell me everything the US was doing wrong.
"The problem is you can't demand Saddam retreat, because it's a challenge to his honor and he has to resist."
I asked, "What negotiations do you think will help?"
"Oh, you can't negotiate with Middle Eastern strongmen. That comes across as weak and they'll ignore you."
I asked, "So, what will work?"
"Well, I don't know, but Bush needs to come up with something."
So this guy didn't have a solution. He just knew that everything was wrong and someone else needed to fix it.
Flash forward to the 2008 election.┬á There was a local Democrat ad complaining about a state tax matter--tax breaks offered to a major corporation to keep HQ in the US, calling it a "Corporate payoff" and complaining about the "jobs going to Mexico." [Though bringing Mexicans here to do the work seems A-OK with liberals, but I digress].┬á The point of this Democratic ad was, you guessed it, to blame John McCain.
...for a tax break instituted under a Democrat governor, and NAFTA, put in place under Bill Clinton.
I could give 50,000 other examples, but they're all the same, so let's review:
Liberals never offer a workable solution.
Liberals condemn everyone else's solutions as unworkable.
Liberals never admit error.
Liberals create disastrous policies, blame others for them, demand others fix it, refuse to acknowledge any other solution as workable, then blame others for failing to fix it, all while refusing to acknowledge it was their error in the first place.
I'm trying to be polite here.
So, let's look at the problem, and workable solutions, and if a liberal says anything, just smartsplain why they're wrong and move on.
THE PROBLEM: Nutjobs attacking schools and other soft targets. A "Soft" target is one that does not have active or passive defensive measures.┬á The solutions to a soft target are to harden the target, disperse the target components, interdict the attack, prevent the attack.
We're going to look at the one in the news often: Schools. A mall is privately owned and can disperse, relocate, change entrances, whatever it wants. It's not a public problem. Nor is anyone forced to go to a mall. Frankly, I can't comprehend why anyone would go to a mall, but it's a free country. I guess if you love corporate copycat blah, it's the place to be. But I digress.
A school can't effectively be dispersed.┬á Yes, you can have multiple buildings, but then you have to have multiple other layers of defense. That also takes time and money, and there's a cost-benefit analysis there.
HARDEN THE TARGET:┬á I'm going to start with this, since that's where most of the action has been. Here's the options:
A NO GUNS ALLOWED sign.
I'm told this was Joe Biden's idea. That's not surprising.┬á If you think this is a useful idea, I'm going to ask if you're stupid.
Sorry, let me rephrase that: ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED?
Does the sign emit magic rays that keep guns out?┬á Does it glow blue in their presence? Is it in all major languages, audible for the blind, and blinking?
Seriously, if you think this is relevant, I'm going to say you should be ruled mentally incompetent and insane. You should never own a gun, and should never vote. You're the problem with society.
I've heard it defended as, "At least it keeps out civilians with guns!"
Oh, like civilians who'll be between students and an incoming shooter?
I've heard liberals complain that perfectly normal people might just snap any second and become crazed killers, and if only they followed the sign before they snapped, it might save someone.
If you think people do that, it says more about you than about people. Please identify yourself to mental health as mentally incompetent and insane. You should never own a gun and you should never vote.
And in fact, we find that there's been lots of shootings right behind NO GUNS signs, which are less effective than posted speed limits or NO SHOPLIFTING signs. An habitual speeder can just pay fines and insurance, and might eventually run out of money or licenses.┬á School shooters typically don't care if they survive, and are bent on murder, so any threat of a fine or jail doesn't really affect them.
This was a liberal idea and is totally pointless and stupid. That's a data point.
If you're finding this obvious, I apologize. I had to explain in small words for the mentally incompetent, the insane, and liberals.
These have some minimal benefit.┬á It does make it harder for a shooter specifically (since most flammables and explosives have no metal signature) to get past the entry without being noticed...assuming your staff are paying attention.┬á But, as noted, it does nothing about a backpack with bottles of bleach, gasoline, or worse things that anyone can find online or in chemistry class.
It also means that you have delays any time a student wears metal clothing, brings metal objects to class (like, say, shop class, one of the most useful, increasingly abandoned in favor of French Faggotry Studies and similar claptrap, so that those kids can get productive jobs at Half Price Books rather than a machine shop, but I digress again) or has car keys or a backpack.┬á This means a bottleneck at the entry point, which is a fat, juicy target for a shooter (or bomber), who doesn't even have to pass the NO GUNS sign to kill a bunch of people.┬á So yes, there are pluses and minuses. You could have a split line of "I HAVE NO METAL" and "I NEED STAFF TO CHECK ME."
And it takes time to put 1000 students through a metal detector at 6 a minute. So you need a lot of them. And a lot of staff.
And if you have a campus type school, every entrance of every building needs staff and equipment.
It's marginally effective.┬á It's all the rage with liberals.┬á One can draw a conclusion from that.
REINFORCED DOORS AND WINDOWS.┬á
Great idea. Just remember, as with fire protection, make sure you can get OUT.┬á There should be a narrow view window near a door, on the side farthest from the handle. This is an easy retrofit in most schools. Bulletproof glass is tougher, and isn't critical on a second floor, and in my day first floors didn't have inside windows, only outside.┬á Which can also be armored.
PART TWO, EXITS:
First floor rooms should have an emergency exit anyway, in case of fire.┬á They can go into an outside hallway or directly outside. Second floors should have a ladder or slide.
At this point the liberal is complaining that disabled students will be at a disadvantage. Yes, they will. Greatest good for the greatest number and all that, and that's why I offered "Slide."
Liberals also complain, "But if they go outside they're visible and can be shot easily."
Wrong. At range, they're harder to hit. While moving, they're harder to hit. And, you know, minimal landscaping gives a pleasing line of hedges on a small raised berm, which will stop bullets.
Liberals not only complain, they endorse the idea at the same time, because they're confused as to how to respond.
But really, it's a good idea.┬á Compartmentalization and containment. It is a form of DISPERSAL.
HIDING IN CLOSETS AND CABINETS.
So, you have to take everything out of said cabinets, thus making it obvious where targets are, and unless those are all reinforced, a shooter doesn't need to even open them.┬á You've just put all the eggs in one basket at the bottom of a bowling alley.
This is a liberal idea and it is retarded.┬á See the pattern here?
And just in case you think I'm being unfair, a liberal teacher in Florida went publicly on air to demonstrate this "defense" and complain about how "Terrified" the drills made him feel.
In other words, he provided intel to the enemy, and told them it would also work as psyops. This was about the stupidest thing he could have done. But, well, liberal. This also failed as PREVENTION.
So let's move to INTERDICTION.┬á We have an attacker, we need to stop him.
Now, to stop truck attacks, you use physical barricades. This doesn't work with pedestrians.┬á This limits us.
LOCKED ENTRANCE REQUIRING PERMISSION.
Every school near me has this, and it works with two exceptions:
The staff must pay attention to whom they are buzzing in to "come to the office," though newer buildings require entering the office first. Which, of course, is where the security controls for everything else usually are, but at least it means eyes on the person.
Obviously, a campus type school needs this at every building.
It doesn't work when all the students are entering in the morning (or moving between buildings). Though we've discussed ways of improving that.
And of course, it doesn't work if the attacker has an accomplice inside.
I have heard liberals complain that because of the latter, it's not 100% effective.┬á That's a very liberal attitude, and it's stupid and delusional. Nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes, and we're making headway on death. But it is a definite improvement over "just walk in."
Let's summarize this: When someone attacks a school or other soft target, the response is going to involve people with guns. People with guns who are driving distance away are less effective than people with guns on site.
You cannot disagree with this. It is a fact. If you attempt to disagree, you're just not living in the real world. Go see a professional, do not ever buy a gun, do not vote. You probably shouldn't drive, drink or handle matches either. You probably need an audio track of "Breathe in, breathe out."
Liberals love to insist that only "experts" can handle firearms. Well, as an expert at handling firearms I say this is bullshit.┬á They then try to insist I'm not an expert.┬á [Turns around, looks at shooting trophies, Expert qualifications, recent targets from the range, *sighs*. Whatever, dude.] This is textbook liberalism. An expert is only an expert if they agree with the liberal's prejudices. Which, as we are establishing, are wrong most of the time. Also, see this:┬áhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias┬á
The point is, the old policy of "wait for police, control the scene, establish perimeter, then clear" went away with Columbine.┬á SOP now is, "First responder attempts to engage the hostile, and reports en route if possible." Because almost every one of these losers surrenders or washes their mouth out with a bullet upon being engaged. Why the cowards in Florida have twice recently failed to do this, I can't say.┬á It's Florida, though. It has issues.
Now, I'm perfectly fine assigning police to schools. We had a school officer when I was in high school in the 1980s.
Liberals complain, "But we don't want to live in a world where kids are taught that guns make them safe."
Well, if you object to reality, you know what to do. Go see a professional, do not ever buy a gun, do not vote. We have defended our communities and groups with weapons since we were keeping cave bears and leopards out.
Or they complain, "We want to live in a world where we don't need police."
I'd like that, too, given the recent stats on cops shooting the wrong people.┬á But you can't have it both ways. Reality is a bitch.
But, if we're going to have school cops, we have to have enough school cops--one in each building at minimum. Two is better. One can flake out and be a coward, as happened in Florida. Though there were two others we don't have details about yet. Also, two means they have backup. It also means the hostile now has two threats to worry about.
This costs a few hundred dollars a day in wages, since their training piggybacks on other police training.
This is where liberals completely lose their shit. Which is an indication it's probably a good idea. Not proof by any means, but following the trend, it's favorable.
In most of these incidents, we hear about some heroic teacher who put himself or herself between the shooter and the students.┬á Every one of those who died ate a bullet for a student who might have died.┬á They all deserve credit for their courage and selflessness.
Now, I don't think it takes an expert to observe that a brave person with bare hands is less effective than a brave person with a weapon.┬á And the most effective, easiest to employ weapon is a firearm. You don't agree?┬á Good, then stop trying to ban them, if they're not relevant. You can't have it both ways.
As previous engagements show, upon being faced with armed force, the attacker typically surrenders or suicides. Yes, the armed staff should ideally have some minimal training (and quite a few veterans are teachers, and they have at least some minimal training), but the important thing is they engage the attacker. Every bullet aimed at him slows him down. Every shot he takes at a defender is a shot he's not taking at a victim, and gives the victims time to evacuate.┬á If two of them can get the attacker in a crossfire, he's quickly out of options, and the incident is more likely to end.
Liberals also object to this because, "Kids might be in the crossfire."
The response is: They already are.
The sooner the shooter is stopped, the sooner the shooting stops.
I also hear, "The police won't know who is who."
81% of police surveyed said it was a good idea. Once again--if an expert disagrees with a liberal, the expert is wrong. Liberals don't need expertise. They know things.
It also works in Utah, which has had no school shootings since implementing it. That doesn't matter either. Liberals are smart and all.
This falls under the "It's not 100% effective so I'm dismissing it and requiring you to solve the problem for me with my veto power."
Fans of mine will know exactly what I'm going to say next, because I'm going to say a phrase that I believe is missing in the modern world, and will solve many problems if properly applied.
Shut up, pussy.
This brings us to:┬á
PREVENTING THE ATTACK: So, when someone posts on Facebook (or blog, or Twitter, or text, or in conversation) that they "Want to be on the news" or "Want to be a professional school shooter" or something else that make you go, "Wha??" it should be reported to the police. And the police should at least make a cursory investigation.┬á Oh, you have manpower issues? Well, maybe pull some cops off those other important tasks like arresting prostitutes, "civilly forfeiting" cars from people caught with a joint, or chasing down skateboarders. I know, those are important too, but possibly not quite as important.
If the police won't listen, possibly try clergy, or even the media (much as I hate to say so, but possibly those ghouls can help for a change).
And let's discuss those ghouls. Harsh language is about to follow.
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Let me show you this:┬á https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/world/asia/kabul-explosion-police.html┬á
Lieutenant Sayed Basam Pasha is a hero. You know what information the Afghans didn't give us?┬á The name of the shitbag who blew himself up.┬á He's a shitbag, he's dead, the end.┬á Let's talk about the hero.
We could learn a lot from the Afghans.
Now this one:┬á
┬áYears ago. You know why you didn't hear about this on CNN? Because he didn't shoot a bunch of kids for the pederastic, necrophiliac cocksuckers at CNN to fuck for headlines and ad revenue.
If CNN and PMSNBC could stop fighting for position to suck the cock of some deranged fuckwad, and stop trying to estimate their ad revenues if they were actually able to fuck the corpses on camera, possibly deranged fuckwads would have less incentive.
BTW, CNN earns more in ad revenue PER DAY than the NRA spends on lobbying in 4 years.┬á Follow the money.
Look, the First Amendment was drafted to guarantee political and religious discourse. There was nothing in there about "Allow instant intel to the enemy from the battlefield, glamorize mass murderers, and enable child predators while making a few gigabucks."┬á If we're going to discuss reasonable restrictions on rights, maybe we should discuss the one that kills the most people. The mythical "Right to free speech."
And we're back to all the previous ideas. If it's a harder target, a defended target, then attackers are disincentivized from trying in the first place. Stop glamorizing them. Stop promoting them. Stop telling them how scared they make you. Stop telling them what your plans are. Stop insisting on being a worthless, helpless, pathetic piece of shit waiting to die, and they'll go away.
But let's be honest: You're not capable of any of that.
Don't be surprised when at some point, men (and women) shove you aside and fix the problem. Your problem. Your failure.
It's right up there with "Teach rapists not to rape."┬á Gee, why didn't anyone think of that? ┬áJust wear a sign that says "no raping."┬á Problem solved!
I'm going to keep hammering this lesson home:┬á You keep complaining that 150 years of gun control has not solved any problems.┬á Yet, your only squeal is that obviously we need more.
Well, let's see how that worked:
an hour ago
So, you want to ban all semiautomatic weapons.* What is that going to look like?
When Connecticut gun owners were required to register ΓÇô not give up ΓÇô their ΓÇ£assault weaponsΓÇ¥ ** by the end of 2013, fewer than 50,000 of the estimated 350,000 weapon owners did so (14%).***
When the NY SAFE Act went into effect in April 2014, New York state residents were supposed to register their ΓÇ£assault weaponsΓÇ¥ as well. Out of an estimated 1,000,000 owners, fewer than 25,000 did so (2.5%).
Remember, this is just to register them, not to give them up. We should expect actual buy-back and confiscation programs to fare far worse.
So the strong likelihood is, after you pass some legislation to get people to give up their weapons ΓÇô even if you ΓÇ£buy them backΓÇ¥ ΓÇô youΓÇÖre going to get pretty much nothing. There will still be 300,000,000 semiautomatic weapons in private hands, and tens or hundreds of millions of quiet felons living in your midst. [And if you could buy them, you're going to need about $500 billion dollars, and I intend before the end of the month to make that $500 billion plus $1000]
Now, you might hope for police support in getting those guns back. YouΓÇÖre probably going to be disappointed. In a 2013 survey of 15,000 cops, PoliceOne asked the following questions****:
What is your opinion of some law enforcement leadersΓÇÖ public statements that they would not enforce more restrictive gun laws in their jurisdictions?
Very favorable: 48.8%
Very unfavorable: 7.2%
If you were Sheriff or Chief, how would you respond to more restrictive gun laws?
Not enforce and join in the public, vocal opposition effort: 44.9%
Not enforce and quietly lead agency in opposite direction: 17.2%
Enforce and publicly support the proposed legislation: 7.9%
Enforce and quietly lead agency in support of legislation: 10.0%
Do you believe gun buyback or turn-in programs can be or have been effective in reducing the level of gun violence?
The bad news: YouΓÇÖve done absolutely nothing to help any of the situations youΓÇÖre concerned about, and turned tens of millions of ordinary citizens into felons.
The good news: ItΓÇÖs better than a civil war.
Some of you will say, ΓÇ£No, only weapons of war like the AR-15.ΓÇ¥ What you mean when you say that is that you want to ban all semiautomatic weapons. We can argue about it in the comments if you like.
** These are not assault rifles, which are fully automatic and are already highly restricted. These are ΓÇ£assault weaponsΓÇ¥, which are weakly defined, often based on cosmetic features, and generally no more lethal than your average hunting rifle.
These numbers come from the PDF linked with the words, ΓÇ£View the complete findings of the survey.ΓÇ¥
What do you call doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results?
So the obvious solution to the problem: Liberalism must be recognized as a dangerous personality disorder, and symptom of mental retardation.┬á Then, liberals must be banned from owning guns, and voting.
Then the adults can try to fix the disaster the liberals have created.