Dear World

I’ve decided to try to be creative. I made ya’ll a movie. The reading was part of a radio program and then I spent time collecting pictures I thought would go well with each part and tried to make the timing on the photo and the reading come out right. Yeah, I love ya’ll that much. So this is my first, and possibly only, multimedia video column.

Not long after I heard this recitation as part of Walter Bingham’s radio show I heard about some Jewish leaders in Rhode Island who are lobbying some of the pro-self defense legislators in the state to make it easier for criminals to attack defenseless people. They felt that if good, law-abiding citizens did not have the means to defend themselves and criminals were aware of that, then crime rates would surely drop. That children would be safer as they watched their parents attacked, unable to have the means to mount an effective defense of themselves and their children. Well, perhaps I’m paraphrasing a bit, a little.

But I was sad to hear this. Like I said, after having heard the recitation, and hearing the cries for more defenseless victims I can only shake my head. There are those that think they can find logic in why some are attacked. Dafna Meir was attacked because she lived in Otniel. No, she was attacked because she was Jew living in Israel. The horrible photos are from the Har Nof Synagogue massacre. Not to mention Hevron. There have been attacks on Churches, Synagogues and Jewish Community Centers in the U.S. And law enforcement have managed to stop some before they happen. I read a column that says ISIS now has a hit list of 15,000 people in the U.S. One entire church is on it. Some of the people have been notified by the FIB FBI that they are targets, many have not and the list is not publicly available. I guess what with covering for Hillary and all, it takes away from the time available to let people know they are targeted by ISIS. In the article it talks about an attack that was recently thwarted at a large church in Detroit.

But as I listened to the speaker, and thought about the images I could put with the reading I can’t help but wonder if those community leaders calling for defenseless victims shouldn’t do a brief review of history, at the least a brief review of Israeli history. Seems like there is an old saying. Something about “Those who ignore the past….”

So, without further ado, your movie….סרת

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Poll: Superpowers

Oliver Queen as Arrow
Oliver Queen as Arrow

For this week’s poll, I figure we could have some fun. We’re always so serious, given the constant attacks on our rights. But maybe it’s time to chill and put reality aside.

As many of you know, I’m a nerd. I will watch any superhero show or movie anytime. I prefer Marvel to DC, although I’m a huge fan of the Arrow, and I think the new Wonder Woman movie with Israeli superstar Gal Gadot is going to be fantastic!

We’ve explored the many reasons why our members and readers carry firearms. Self defense seems to be an overwhelmingly popular reason to carry – whether concealed or openly. We understand that police cannot be there to protect us all the time. They merely come out after a crime happens to clean up the mess.

Most of the time, it’s up to us.

A few days ago, I finally saw Suicide Squad. Predictably, I loved it, and I found myself wishing I had the skill to hit my target every time like Deadshot. The movie was followed by several days of binge watching Arrow and being jealous of just how accurate his archery skills were. So I got to thinking…

What kind of superpower or skill would you want to have most, given how important defense of ourselves and our families is to most of us? Replies below. You can always explain your choice in the comments.

Have fun!

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It appears that Missouri has seceded from the Union

Mizzou head football coach Odom has revoked the Bill of Rights.

Report Mizzou head coach prohibits players from legally owning handguns (404)
“Missouri head coach Barry Odom says his players are prohibited to legally own a handgun while they are a member of the Tigers football team.”

Stevens reports that Odom does not want his players owning handguns, even if they’re obtained legally, while they are members of the Mizzou football team.

As it’s being reported, this isn’t a ban on possessing handguns on campus, or at practice or games. It is a ban on ownership. Perhaps he’ll also be banning players from attending religious services.

One might wonder if there’s some particular reason the newly empowered tyrant coach felt the need to render those under him helpless. I think he’d be better advised to review his coaching technique than alienate his players, not to mention triggering lawsuits. And loss of support from alumni (at least one I know has already reacted poorly to this report).

I wonder how many players will fail to report for practice. And if they do so to confer with attorneys.

Update: Fox Sports has pulled the story. Thanks to Jeffersonian, in comments below, we see that Odom is in damage control mode and is claiming that he only banned the illegal possession of handguns. The previous story was so specific, and even included the context of hunting rifles being allowed that I very much suspect the original report was accurate and that, as expected, alumni and lawyers, pointed out the error of his victim disarming ways.

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