About an armed citizenry
A former marine emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives.
The ex soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday.
With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex.
Despite Kenyan police assurances that they had taken control of the building, a security expert with contacts inside the mall said at least 10 hostages were still being held by a band of attackers, possibly as many as 13.
The former soldier is said to have returned to the building on a dozen occasions, despite intense gunfire. A friend in Nairobi said: ‘What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened.
‘He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside.’
Up to 100 people. Because he was a hero who was armed. Imagine what might have happened if another 5 or 6 like-minded citizens had been carrying… Maybe this whole thing would have ended much sooner and with many fewer innocent casualties.
Fortunately for those who continue to be held hostage, it looks like “The Cavalry has arrived” in the form of Israeli Special Forces.
Imagine what might have happened in any of the recent mass killings here in the U.S. if there had been legally armed citizens on the premises. Citizens who were required to pass a proficiency course and background checks before they were issued a concealed-carry permit. Citizens were background checked before they were permitted to purchase a weapon. I wonder if a single mother or father of one of the victims could be found who does not wish they had been with their loved one that day – and had been able to protect him or her by shooting the monster who wantonly, and without reason, killed their son, daughter, wife, husband, sister, brother, mother or father.
Yet there are those, and many of them, who would deny law-abiding citizens access to weapons because demented criminals have misused (in many cases illegally acquired) guns. Where is the logic in that position?
Somehow, I doubt we’ll be hearing any praise for the “Hero of Nairobi” from President Obama any time soon. Instead we’ll be hearing more of this sort of crap:
“We fought a good fight earlier this year, but we came up short, and that means we’ve got to get back up and go back at it,” Obama told an awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
“As long as there are those who fight to make it as easy as possible for dangerous people to get their hands on guns, then we’ve got to work as hard as possible for the sake of our children … to do more work to make it harder,” he said to applause.
“as easy as possible for dangerous people” is nothing more than a blatant lie. No one is asking for lenient gun laws for criminals, minors or the mentally unstable yet that is what Obama would have the weak-minded and ill-informed believe in typical Orwellian mis-direction.
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