Tag Archives: Mass shootings

Arm yourself

After the El Paso and Dayton massacres, it’s time to arm yourself. And start carrying daily and practicing weekly. Or else practice hitting the floor and low-crawling under a table or other protection.

Gun control is the argument of the day. But it doesn’t work anywhere, not in Mexico, not in Chicago. It just makes the pols feel good. And it won’t work here, either, especially not any misguided notion of confiscations.

A couple of quickly dead mass shooters might do the trick.

The Synagogue Shooting

It was inevitable was my first thought. After all there already have been multiple mosque and church shootings. After I found out it was a conservative shul, I was a little surprised to learn they didn’t have better security. But then my own reform synagogue only has obvious security on the high holy days.

We’re just fortunate to be in a gated community that theoretically would catch a non-member. Theoretically. Our gate keepers are none too careful and seem to let vehicles without stickers through with only minor chat with the driver. And the stickers would be easy enough to steal.

But you can’t lock down a house of worship, especially in these times of scant membership of all religious stripes. You can’t make them hard to get into. What you can do, with a little thought and preparation, is have a congregant or congregants who carry concealed. Someone bold enough to shoot back when needed. But that’s a tall order, whatever the faith.

Via Fox News