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A New Approach for Terrorism the US

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Printed Date: Feb 24 2020 at 12:33pm

Topic: A New Approach for Terrorism the US
Posted By: John Beagle
Subject: A New Approach for Terrorism the US
Date Posted: Dec 06 2015 at 11:36am

Time to rethink US strategy on battling domestic terror.

The United States should beef up airline security by increasing agents in overseas airports, bolster standards for visa waiver programs, and improve communications between officials and Muslim communities to help locate threats, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the New York Times.

"We have moved to an entirely new phase in the global terrorist threat and in our homeland security efforts,” Johnson told the New York Times in an interview. Terrorists have "in effect outsourced attempts to attack our homeland. We’ve seen this not just here but in other places. This requires a whole new approach, in my view."

But what is that new approach and how much with this approach infringe upon the constitutional rights afforded US Citizens?

I believe the new best approach is to arm the citizenry. To let us defend ourselves. To send a message to all terrorists that they should not come the US.

If you don't want to be armed that's ok. There will be plenty of folks who would be happy to defend you from terrorists with their guns. 

The people I know who conceal carry would immediately act to protect those around them. Much like the president is protected with people around him.

I feel safer with those who conceal carry. But that's just me, I'm funny like that. I also use virus scan and security cameras to feel safer. I would advise everyone to do their part to protect themselves, family and friends from danger.

Now for the other point of view. 

We need more gun control because it makes me feel safer. Take away all the guns just like Europe. (Which is much safer than the US... by the way). The government needs to have all the guns. That will make us safer. After all guns kill and people couldn't kill as easily without guns. Hunting too should be illegal like it is in England. Really, in this day and age does anyone need a gun other than to kill a human being. The constitution doesn't allow for machine guns. Making the jump to all guns makes more sense. The constitution is not only outdated but it is unclear about this issue. 

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell

Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Dec 07 2015 at 9:55am

Americans stock up on weapons after California shooting

Everyone is reporting up, every store, every salesman, every distributor,” said Ray Peters, manager of Range, Guns & Safes, a company that sells firearms and safes in Atlanta with an indoor firing range. “People are more aware of the need to protect themselves.”

Wednesday’s shooting follows an attack that killed three on Nov. 27 at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and an Oct. 1 rampage by a gunman who killed 10 at an Oregon college, prompted Hillary Clinton, the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination, to renew her call to "stop gun violence now" with new firearm purchase restrictions.

Conversely, those who top the polls for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, insist the answer to gun violence is to empower citizens to thwart such attacks by making it easier, not harder, to buy and carry weapon..

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell

Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Dec 07 2015 at 10:17am

UBER Driver Uses Weapon to Stop Mass Shooting

On Friday, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit thwarted an attempted mass shooting by pulling his own weapon and shooting a gunman who had opened fire in Chicago’s Logan Square.

Illinois Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn verified that the driver “had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others.”

According to the" rel="nofollow - Chicago Tribune , the driver was watching “a group of people” walk in front of his car on North Milwaukee Avenue just before midnight when 22-year-old Everardo Custodio allegedly “began firing into the crowd.” The Uber driver pulled his own gun and “fired six shots at Custodio,” wounding him in “the shin, thigh, and lower back.”

The attempted mass shooting ended with no one other Custodio injured.

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New York: Uber Driver Shot Dead

New York Uber driver shot and killed

Last last night (Monday, June 29th 2015 at about 12:20am), New York police responded to a call and found an Uber driver, In the driver’s seat of his car, With multiple gun shot wounds to the neck and chest area. Police have stated that he appeared to fall victim of a late-night robbery. He was pronounced dead at the Kings County hospital just 40 minutes later.

The driver’s name is Naji Fawaz – He was just 35 years old and lived 2 miles away from where the shooting took place.

Uber driver, licensed to carry gun, shoots gunman in Logan Square

Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.

The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records.  Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.  No other injuries were reported.

Custodio was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back, authorities said.

Custodio, of the 2900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges.  He was denied bond during the Sunday court hearing.

The Uber driver, a 47-year-old resident of Little Italy, provided police with a valid concealed-carry permit and a firearm owner's identification card, Quinn said.

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell

Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Dec 07 2015 at 2:45pm

Sheriff Helmig says licensed gun owners, off-duty deputies, have responsibility to carry weapons.

The Boone County sheriff has a message for licensed, trained gun owners: You should carry your guns, to protect yourself and others.

In a "call to action," Sheriff' Michael Helmig released his thoughts on the" rel="nofollow -  Boone County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

"I have reminded my current and retired Deputy Sheriffs of their responsibility to carry their firearms while off-duty," Helmig's open letter states.

"I would also like to remind the people who have applied, been trained, and issued a license to carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon (CCDW) that they also have a responsibility to carry their firearm, which they are proficient with, for the safety of themselves and others. It is also the responsibility of everyone to refresh themselves with the laws that govern the privilege and great responsibility that accompany being a CCDW license holder.

"What else can you do?"

Helmig's letter supports Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum of Ulster County, New York, who also on Facebook urged people to carry their weapons, if they are licensed to do so, in a Dec. 3 post following the San Bernadino, Calif. massacre.

"In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to PLEASE DO SO," Blarcum stated on" rel="nofollow - his department's Facebook page . He also urged active duty and retired peace officers to do the same.

The sheriff also encouraged residents to report suspicious activity, noting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a campaign, "If you see something, say something."

"Each of us, as proud Kentuckians, has a great responsibility to uphold the values of the United States Constitution and protect this great nation from acts of foreign or domestic terrorism," the letter signed by Helmig states.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
-Joseph Campbell

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