Sunday, August 7, 2016

Armed School Faculty in The United States

Some people think that guns have no business in schools. Most of the time I would agree. But what happens once a killer has introduced a gun into a school environment with intent to kill as many people as possible? The Sandy Hook shootings give one example: police did not arrive for four minutes, and did not enter the school until 14 minutes after the shooting started. By then, it was all over, the killer having done all the damage he could, shot himself 5 minutes after the shooting started.

The faculty and staff at Sandy Hook were incredibly courageous. The principal ran toward the sound of gunfire, assessed the situation, and gave verbal warning to saved other lives, before she was killed. The schools janitor ran through the school, warning of the active shooter, which allowed teachers to barricade themselves and students inside closets an bathrooms, saving many lives. Some teachers were found dead with their bodies covering those of children they tried to save.

Five minutes, 26 dead, one person killed every 11.5 seconds.  Here is the ugly lesson of Sandy Hook: police cannot help you. The only help one will have in a mass shooting incident will be the resources that are already on site when the incident happens. How might the terrible incident have turned out if Principal Dawn Hochsprung had something more effective than a piece of chalk to confront the killer?

In Ohio people have come together to provide a solution to mass shootings in schools.  The F.A.S.T.E.R. (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) program, as described in this article, attempts to provide the training necessary to survive an active shooter incident, and protect children's lives. This is being done now in schools in Ohio and Kentucky, and i have heard of similar training programs in Missouri. It is time for American to stop deluding themselves. Being unprepared is a dereliction of our duty to protect school children.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Jerry Brown Screws California Gun Owners

I'm sorry Californians, but you been royally screwed once again by your ever so
helpful state government.

Jerry Brown signed six gun control bills that take the states gun laws to a new
level of insanity. Here are the new bills, and a short description of what they
would do, starting January 1, 2017.


This bill redefines "assault weapon" to include firearms that are equipped with
a bullet button. All such rifles must now be registered as assault weapons, and
the future possession and transfer of such weapons is now a felony. Law
enforcement officers are exempted, as is usually the case in California.

Missouri residents: do NOT visit California with your AR-15 and similar rifles.
These are "assault weapons", possession of such is a felony in California.


This bill outlaws the load of a firearm to any person who is not related to the
owner in the following: spouse, registered domestic partner, child, sibling,
grandparent, or grandchild.

If you loan the firearm to your buddy at the range, you're guilty of a felony.


This bill expands the 10 year firearm prohibition to a new midemeanor: making a
false report of losst or stolen firearm.  This is obviously aimed at straw


Senate version of AB1135.


Well, they finally got it: background checks for ammunition purchases.
Note that in California, "ammunition" includes magazines.

This bill requires ammunition vendors to obtain a license, and for ammunition
purchasers to obtain authorization to purchase. There would be a NICS-like
check at time of purchase to ensure that the purchaser was not prohibited. It
seems that potential purchasers must apply to he state to be placed in the
ammunition purchase authorization database, with required $50 fee.

This bill also outlaws mail order and Internet ammunition sales would be
prohibited. Visitors from out of state would be unable to purchase


Here is another one that the gun-grabbers have wanted for years: prohibit
possession of magazines greater than 10 rounds capacity.  No grandfathering, no