Paul Helmke, in his infinite anti-gun and statist wisdom, has some advice for us [Link removed due to reported as being infested with trojans and malware].
Given how difficult this is for law enforcement officers, who are regularly trained and tested, it seems clear that it is also very difficult for private individuals. And more guns, in more inexperienced hands, are likely to make tense situations worse. Just ask Phillip Van Cleave, an experienced gun owner, how hard it is to have a successful outcome.
Baically, the advice from the guy who believes that the government is the cure for all of our ills, that we should rely on “the authorities” to protect us and nurture us and provide for our every need is: Because you MIGHT not win, you shouldn’t even bother to try.
Funny, that’s not anywhere close to the advice I remember getting from my father when I was a child.
It seems especially silly when considering the context of the advice he’s giving.
He’s talking about self defense. His contention is that, since you might not win in a violent encounter, you should completely disarm yourself and not even try.
He even cites a specific example. He mentions the recent murder of 8 people in Connecticut as a cautionary tale. Apparently, had any of those 8 victims been armed, they may have been putting themselves in danger…or something.
In keeping with the attitudes the world over of those who would tell others how to live their lives, Mr. Helmke would prefer that we remain docile sheep rather than self-reliant and prepared. That, if we are accosted or attacked, rather than even try to fight back, we should just submit like good little victims and die quietly.
Kind of makes you wonder who, exactly, he’s worried about us trying to fight back against.