Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Lesson From Mumbai,India

In this photograph that has dominated the world's front pages , a newspaper photographer who hid inside a train carriage as gunfire erupted all around him. Sebastian D'Souza, a picture editor at the Mumbai Mirror, whose offices are just opposite the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji station, heard the gunfire erupt and ran towards the terminus.

"They were shooting from waist height and fired at anything that moved. I briefly had time to take a couple of frames using a telephoto lens. I think they saw me taking photographs but they didn't seem to care." "I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera."

The ease from which the gunmen moved about shooting unarmed citizens at will, was like shooting fish in a barrel, by the time the authorities got their act together it was too late scores of people lay dead and countless others wounded. This as well as other tragedies such as the recent shooting at Virgina Tech University in the USA that left 33 people dead ( A gun free zone). Want to know why psychos go to "gun free zones" like schools and churches and shoot up folks? It's because they know the likelihood of someone in there being armed and taking them out is next to nil.
Illinois or Wisconsin have no CCW capabilities and the rest of us are facing strong anti NRA sentiment to weasel away the rights of citizens to carry and bear arms, if there is one lesson to be learned from this is we must resists the efforts to legislate our right to bear and carry arms.

"Sadly this represents a clear danger for us, and one we can only hope our armed citizens could help prevent. But as many folks have pointed out, that puts a bullseye on the areas where the government has disarmed the populace. I read the Constitution in English and so as per the Second Amendment I recognize no government's right to disarm me. But if you are Ahmed the soon to be dead terrorist, wouldn't you rather shoot up a mall full of unarmed victims, or do you want to pull your AK and catch a .357 round to the temple joint as soon as you start spraying? Ahmed is dead either way, but the body count will be significantly different". by Jimbo of Blackfive.Net

The time to take action is Now! Write your legislator and let him know that the first line of defense against terrorists wishing us harm is an armed populace and that you oppose a gun ownership control/ban.

Related: Guns Save Lives : EXCLUSIVE: Signs Of An Attempted Coup In New Delhi

Update:Indian air and missile forces on war footing, Pakistani armored units diverted from Afghan border.-DEBKAfile's military sources report that on Sunday, Nov. 30, Asia's two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan, took their first steps towards a conventional war. India, claiming evidence of Pakistan's involvement in the Islamist terrorist assault on Mumbai, placed its air and missile units on war preparedness, while Pakistan, disclaiming the charge, diverted its armed divisions from the Afghan border to its frontier with India.Military experts fear a full-blown war could spill over into combat with tactical nuclear weapons.

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