Sorry to have been away for so long. It was quite depressing after the Republican National Convention and the election. I will try to be more consistent in my writing for the upcoming new year!
Posted on Yahoo News – SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as officers stormed in during a film screening and shot and critically wounded a gunman hiding in their midst.
No one else was hurt in the shooting Saturday inside Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego, officer David Stafford said.
The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, was taken to a hospital after being shot in the arm and chest, police said.
Billodeaux became the target of an intense police search after witnesses reported seeing him get into a fight with his girlfriend across the street from a shopping plaza where the Cineplex is located, Lt. Ernie Herbert said.
Witnesses tried to intervene, but he threatened them with a gun and ran to the shopping plaza.
The owner of a business next to the Cineplex said police shut down the shopping center’s parking lot and stopped every car to look for the man. Officers with dogs checked each store, while a police helicopter hovered above.
“There were 20 police cars blocking the entrance, then the fire truck and the ambulance rushed in,” Steve Krongard, the owner of the Nickel City arcade, said. “Then we saw seven cops with what looked like rifles, then paramedics went into the theater.”
Now consider this.
What has been the common denominator in almost all of the past mass shootings (besides, of course, the individual(s) being on prescription medication) and most other illegal instances where guns are involved? Yep, the police arrive just in time to put the chalk lines around the victims.
Doesn’t it seem just a little odd that in the first instance cited above that the police got there first and shot the accused? It seems to me that with the current debate on gun control (notice that there is not a debate on amending the Constitution to allow for the gun laws THAT ARE ALREADY ON THE BOOKS and to create more). The San Diego story adds legitimacy to police being able to “keep us safe”.
However, as some may know, the Supreme Court has ruled that the police are not obligated to protect you.
Of course, if the progressives who believe they know what is best for everyone, would follow the Constitution, they would have to amend it to allow for not only the current laws concerning guns (“shall not be infringed” really is pretty easy to interpret), but for any new ones they might dream up.
The progressives, of course could not do this, however, because the house of cards would then fall. The “War on Drugs”, FISA, Patriot Act 1 and 2, NDAA 2012/2013, etc, would all require amending the Constitution to make them legitimate laws.
Now if you are an NRA member you might believe that your organization is doing great things to protect your gun rights – you might be surprised. Mr. William Grigg has done an excellent job in chronicling the web of organizations assisting the UN in its quest for total control. If you are an NRA member (and even if you are not!), you owe it to yourself to get the book and read it cover to cover.
So where does it leave the “law-abiding” gun owner who doesn’t want to give up his guns, no matter what the powers that be (PTB) say? I’ll discuss that in the next post.