Going shopping may be deadly. Our lives could be in danger when we’re at a mall. The recent events at the mall in Kenya where terrorists attacked and murdered so many people, have highlighted security concerns at malls in America. Security specialists say that an attack could happen here as well. So here are the “experts” telling us, yes it is possible we could be in very real danger for our lives because of radical extremists.
So, I ask you, why would anyone still think that I should not be armed to defend myself if such a thing ever did occur? Liberals still actually sneer and roll their eyes when I say I carry because of bad guys. They seem to feel that I’m not “threatened enough.”
Why do people wear seatbelts? Because we trust our own driving but are worried about what the other guy is going to do out there. Does anyone ever not wear their seatbelt because they thought, “I’m not in enough danger of getting in a wreck today, so I don’t need it”?
This past year the NRA produced an ad that said that our kids deserve protection like the president’s kids. I’ve heard several comments that our kids aren’t as much of a target as his are, that we aren’t as much a target as the president, and how dare we think we are. So? What difference does that make?
Does the second amendment say that we only have the right to bear arms if some mysterious “someone” decides that we are “enough” of a target? And who does ANYONE think they are deciding who is or isn’t a target? What gives them the psychic or moral abilities to make that determination? Nowhere does the Second Amendment say I should have to explain or justify myself to ANYONE and get THEIR permission or approval.
Doesn’t this conversation also fly in the face of all women have been told for years, that simply by virtue of being female we are likely to be targeted, so we need to be extremely careful? Do they want to now start telling us we aren’t the president’s family so we can’t possibly be “enough” of a target so just relax, no one is going to rape us? Suddenly it’s egotistical of us, or we have delusions of grandeur, to believe we are targets. How dare I think so highly of myself to think someone might hurt me? How dare I want to protect myself?
Also this past year, after the rapes and murder in India, women were trying to get guns and their own government agencies decided that they weren’t simply the “threat” of rape and murder wasn’t enough of a reason to allow them to have guns. Do we really want our government, or anyone for that matter, deciding that for us? What would the criteria be? Money, power, beauty? I’m too ugly to be threatened? Too old? Too poor? Not high enough on the political food chain? My life doesn’t matter as much? My children aren’t as important?
The people who have the delusions of grandeur are the politicians who believe they are more important than the rest of us. If you think the government doesn’t think they are better than us, just look at the White House response to the petition calling for a gun free zone around the president if he thinks it’s so safe:
We live in a world where our elected leaders and representatives are subject to serious, persistent, and credible threats on a daily basis. Even those who are mere candidates in a national election become symbols of our country, which makes them potential targets for those seeking to do harm to the United States and its interests. In 1901, after the third assassination of a sitting President, Congress mandated that the President receive full-time protection, and that law is still in effect today. Because of it, those who are the subject of ongoing threats must receive the necessary and appropriate protection.
I’m sure all the people in the Colorado theater and at Sandy Hook felt they weren’t threatened at all, let alone “threatened enough.” They were in a gun-free zone, so how could they be? So now, yeah, maybe they’ll admit we’re likely to be in more danger, especially in “soft targets” like malls. But hey, don’t worry about it, “they’ll” take care of us, save us from the bad guys, just like they saved the four Americans that night in Benghazi. Why would we need to protect ourselves? What’s not to trust?