Monday, December 10, 2018 13:15

Why every responsible, free citizen should go armed everywhere

– Wiccapundit

It’s not just the riots all over the UK that make me say this, although I’ll touch on that in a moment.  It’s the following column by Victor Davis Hanson.

Police call slaying of Hanford woman a random act
Posted at 6:04 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011
By Paula Lloyd / The Fresno Bee

A woman found slain at a Hanford car wash this week was killed randomly when a 17-year-old gang member happened to see her while taking a walk, Hanford police said Thursday.

Denise McVay was washing her car — something she did several times a week — early Tuesday morning before work.

The teen was wandering the streets after leaving a party when he saw McVay at the Royal Car Wash on Garner Avenue at about 5 a.m. and decided to kill her, police said.

The teen “simply wanted to kill somebody that night” and McVay, 49, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Capt. Parker Sever said. “It was a purely random act.”

The teen stabbed McVay several times and slit her throat.

The teen took McVay’s money and her car, Sever said, and drove to the home of a fellow gang member, Mauricio Ortiz, 18, of Hanford. Sever said the teen was covered with blood and told Ortiz what he had done.

Ortiz helped him ditch the car at Tachi Palace Casino and went with him to Visalia Mall, where the teen used McVay’s money to buy clean clothes, Sever said.

The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked into the Kings County Juvenile Center on suspicion of murder. Ortiz was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact.

Calling this brutal crime a “purely random act”, as the Hanford police did, is completely fatuous.  As Hanson correctly notes, it was not Ms. McVay who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was her assailant, wandering around at 5:00 am after a night of partying, with mayhem on his mind, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If Ms. McVay had been carrying a firearm (I don’t know whether it was legal to carry concealed where she was killed), perhaps the world would still contain one more productive, hard-working citizen, and would be absent one more space-wasting, thuggish, bag of meat.

A society that tolerates this kind of imbalance will not long endure.

And as for the riots in Londonistan, the British police will like as not arrest the victim for defending himself as they would the rioting “youths.”  In a totally disarmed society like the UK, what is currently the third biggest seller in Sports and Leisure goods on Amazon UK?  I thought this was a joke when I first saw it on the Ace sidebar, but unfortunately, it’s not.

Aluminum baseball bats.  No, really.  Sales rank is now 130th on Amazon, up from 20,250th.  Somehow I don’t think the Brits have suddenly abandoned cricket for America’s pastime.  When you can’t get firearms to defend yourself, you use whatever you can get.  Just ahead of baseball bats on the list are telescoping freakin’ tonfas (modern versions of an ancient Japanese martial arts weapon), which, of course, are “currently unavailable.”  The current NUMBER ONE seller on Amazon UK?  A folding shovel; sales ranking up 222,200 fucking percent.   How many holes do you think need to be dug right now?   Or could that shovel double as a … weapon?

From. My. Cold. Dead. Hands.

And that’s not just a bumper-sticker slogan with me, my friends.

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “Why every responsible, free citizen should go armed everywhere”

  1. SineSilverwing says:

    ::wild applause::

    Standin’ fuckin’ O, baby!

    Nothing stops a home invasion like the sound of a 12-gauge being pumped…

    Without the right to self-defense, none of the other rights mean ANYTHING.

  2. Laura says:

    I have had two friends that went through home invasions. The one was unarmed and lucky to survive but only because her dog gave his life as she escaped. The other one shot and killed the intruder in the foyer as the punk busted down her front door.

    My unarmed friend is now fully armed and trained.

    • Wiccapundit says:

      I remember Max’s story, Laura. Be thankful your friend didn’t live in the UK. That kind of defense is illegal, so I’m given to understand.

      There are numerous court decisions holding that the police are not legally obligated to provide you protection; the government cannot be sued for a failure to provide such protection. Get used to the idea that you are on your own when it comes to self-defense.

      As the saying goes, I carry a gun because I can’t carry a cop.

      For your friends, here’s a great website regarding concealed carry written by a woman:

      http://corneredcat.com/TOC.aspx

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