Hey, Remember the Jackass That Turned America’s Military Bases into “Gun-Free Zones”?

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Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back.

It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves.

He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on the base who were not permitted to carry weapons on the base, thanks to former President Bill Clinton.

In 1993 the president issued orders that barred members of the military and their civilian contractors from carrying personal firearms on base. Even officers were disarmed under the law.

Almost as soon as Clinton assumed office, in March 1993 the Army imposed regulations forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection.

That ban extends to virtually all U.S military bases and related installations.

Under the ruling enacted by the Clinton administration, there must be “a credible and specific threat against personnel” before military personnel “may be authorized to carry firearms for personal protection.”

This was the reason that the Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was able to go on a rampage for a full 10 minutes in 2009 without being stopped.

This is why, at Fort Hood, home of the heavily armed and feared 1st Cavalry Division, a civilian policewoman from off base was the one whose marksmanship ended Hasan’s terrorist rampage, to this day obscenely called “workplace violence,” denying survivors and the dead medals and benefits.

The liberal reaction to the Navy Yard massacre mirrors the reaction, after Fort Hood, of Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

He opined, “This latest tragedy, at a heavily fortified army base, ought to convince more Americans to reject the argument that the solution to gun violence is to arm more people with more guns in more places.” What?

On Monday night, anchor John Roberts asked Mandy Foster, the wife of one of the soldiers shot at Fort Hood, how she felt about her husband’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. She responded: “At least he’s safe there and he can fire back, right?” Safer than at the Washington Navy Yard or Fort Hood.

President Obama, on whose watch we might note military mass shootings have skyrocketed, was one of the first to link Monday’s incident to gun control.

He did so by telling Americans as he began an economic speech, “We’re going to be investigating thoroughly what happened, as we do so many of these shootings, sadly, that have happened, and do everything that we can to prevent them.”

Everything except repealing the Clinton weapons ban at military bases and installations, calling Fort Hood an act of terror instead of workplace violence, pushing for an end to gun-free zones where only predators are armed, and fighting for the Second Amendment rights of Americans you are so eager to disarm.

When will we learn the folly of gun-free zones?

Columbine was a gun-free zone. So were Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. The shooter in Aurora, Colo., chose his movie theater target not because it was the closest, but because it was the one which publicly advertised it was gun-free — no one would be able to shoot back.

Our national policy on guns needs to be changed all right — from one of “shelter in place” to one of “go ahead, make my day.”

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Larwyn’s Linx: Gun Free Zones And The Disregard For Human Life

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Nation

Gun Free Zones And The Disregard For Human Life: Herschel Smith
Dianne Feinstein Can’t Even Wait for the Blood to Dry: Karl Denninger
Rush: All Out Assault Against Ted Cruz by GOP Establishment: TPNN

House GOP: Reagans or Fords?: Jeffrey Lord
Navy Yard Suspect Got Assault Rifle on Scene: Bearing Arms
DHS Muslim Brotherhood Supporter Gets Promotion: Creeping

Economy

House Rules Say We Can’t Defund Obamacare? Bull.: Publius
41% of small businesses froze hiring thanks to ObamaCare: John Hayward
Obamacare Doctor Rationing Begins in California: Lanhee Chen

Despite mass shooting, Obama delivers partisan economic speech: LoneCon
NSA Spy Chief HQ Is Fantasy Star Trek Bridge!: Tammy Bruce
OFA Propaganda: GOP should stop opposing Obamacare: Erika Johnsen

Scandal Central

CIA Employee Who Refused to Sign NDA on Benghazi Suspended: WFB
More Fast & Furious Guns Found At Mexican Crime Scenes: Dave Workman
Obama Will Negotiate With Putin, Assad– But NOT Congress: Lid

Media

7 Examples of Discrimination Against Christians in America: John Hawkins
Krauthammer: Obama’s “Hyperpartisan” Economic Speech in “Extremely Bad Taste”: Nice Deb
Fort Hood 2009? CNN Can’t Remember Last Shooting at ‘U.S. Military Facility’: Matt Hadro

Sharyl Attkisson Spotlights Benghazi ; First On-Air Report in Over 4 Months: Matthew Balan
NYT Discovers Voter Fraud: Walter Russell Mead
Concern Troll Watch: David Brooks is terrified that Ted Cruz (and Heritage) will succeed: Moe Lane

World

Flashback: US Military Bases are ‘Gun Free Zones’ Because Democrats Decreed Them To Be: Bryan Preston
The Delusions of Caliph Erdogan: Magdi Khalil
Vote for Me Or Else: Islamists’ Latest Excuse to Kill Minorities: Raymond Ibrahim

Sci-Tech

Bing gets a new logo and modern design to take on Google: Tom Warren, The Verge
Introduction To Polygonal Modeling And Three.js: Jason Demeuse
Building the Customer-Centric Bank of the Future: Eric Stine

Cornucopia

Of Mice and Men: Who Let All the Vermin Into the White House?: MOTUS
Public Schools Rewrite History: Daily Paul
GM Dealership Gets Hosed By Maryland Rain Tax: CityBizList Baltimore

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America’s Death Zones: Where NOT To Be When It Hits the Fan

As the potential for a globally destabilizing event becomes ever more probable, many concerned Americans are starting to wonder where they’d go if the worst were to happen.

To help answer that question, we can start by identifying the areas of the country to avoid.

The following map of the United States takes into account all of the gun related deaths since the Sandy Hook school shooting. You’ll likely notice that there is one common denominator. The majority of the violence has occurred in major metropolitan areas, with some incidents spreading into outlying ex-urban and rural areas. As of this writing 2,244 people have been killed since December of 2012.

If this is the state of our nation during relative peacetime and perceived prosperity, imagine what it’ll look like in the midst of financial, economic or political turmoil.

Americans living east of the Mississippi River will likely experience the brunt of it. But anyone residing in and around any major U.S. city will, likewise, have a tough road ahead of them.

If you live in one of these red zones, you’d better plan accordingly:

Mapping the Dead

As you may have guessed, the overwhelming factor in determining your chances of survival during a wide-scale regional or national emergency will be population density, a topic that has been extensively covered by Strategic Relocation specialist Joel Skousen:

…every crisis that threatens, even a local crisis, can turn exponential because of close proximity to people who cannot help themselves. Even good people panic in a crisis…

Wherever we find large groups of people, when crisis strikes we will also find the worst that mankind has to offer – rioting, looting, starvation and violence.

Survival expert James Rawles refers to them as the golden horde; the thousands of people who will be desperate for supplies, shelter and safety in the aftermath of a major catastrophe:

…there is just a thin veneer of civilization on our society. What is underneath is not pretty, and it does take much to peel away that veneer. You take your average urbanite or suburbanite and get him excessively cold, wet, tired, hungry and/or thirsty and take away his television, beer, drugs, and other pacifiers, and you will soon seen the savage within. It is like peeling the skin of an onion—remove a couple of layers and it gets very smelly. (Survival Blog)

Given the probability of the United States succumbing to any number of devastating catastrophes that may include an economic collapse, food shortages, pandemicregional earthquakessolar storms, or war, there is ample motivation for those with the means to do so to get out of densely populated areas of the country. Likewise, living in locales with close proximity to major thoroughfares such as interstate highway systems could pose a danger as the ‘horde’ evacuates disaster-struck areas.

For many, relocation is not possible because of job requirements or other factors. Thus, those of us who are left with no choice but to remain in populated urban or sub-urban areas, it is strongly recommended that you consider preparedness planning for staying put, or bugging in, during an emergency. It’s not the ideal scenario, but if you plan on hunkering down then you may find it advantageous to have food stores and other long-term supplies, as well as home defense plans. And, should things get so bad that you have to leave your primary residence, be sure to have evacuation plans in place.

The U.S. government is actively preparing to deal with the aftermath of many of the possible crises cited above, namely the civil unrest that will follow. Police and military units are training to deal specifically with urban scenarios because emergency services planners understand that America’s metropolitan death zones will be completely devoid of law & order.

If you’re in one of these areas, and plan on staying during a major crisis, take steps now to prepare for the inevitability of mass chaos.


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