What Part of "ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Don't Liberals Understand??
As a follow-up to the TrekMedic's LODD post about Officer Chuck Cassidy, this post by Captain America is offered as both proof that the left lives in denial of what's really going on, and what most of us right-minded folks think in return:
Jill Porter is one of Philly print media's biggest lunatic liberals. She is once again contorting hysterically about the need for more gun laws in the wake of recent police shootings. I decided to take her to task line by line for the record. As usual my writing is in red.
HEARTSICK THAT COPS HAVE BECOME TARGETS OF GUNMEN IN THE CITY
BY: Jill Porter
Philadelphia Daily News
NOW, do we get it?
Yes most of us do, but you don't.
Now, are we ready to abandon the notion that we're safe from gun violence because of our ZIP code or our color or the heft of our pocketbooks?
You can check the maps here Jill, there is much to be learned.
Two more Philadelphia police officers were shot yesterday, even as this city barely began recovering from the murder of Officer Chuck Cassidy.
It is currently illegal for a sixteen year old to be in possession of a handgun, let alone shoot two police officers dear.
We're heartsick all over again.
Some of us are STILL heartsick from Officer Cassidy's shooting.
This time, thank God, the shots weren't fatal. The police officers, who were serving warrants, were recovering last night.
Yes they are recovering because they are forced to KNOCK and ANNOUNCE their presence while serving a FELONY warrant, thanks to liberal judges.
But every gun fired at one of them is a gun fired at each of us, a shot fired through the protective barrier of civility and law and order they provide.
How liberally eloquent.
And each time it happens, it seems, it makes it easier to happen again.
The shootings of police have come in dizzying, infuriating succession: six Philadelphia cops shot in seven weeks.
Is this another taboo that, once violated, no longer has the power to restrain society's ugliest impulses?
Quite possibly, that is if we don't decide to get tough on the FELONS who are committing the crime and not law abiding citizens, or do you distinguish between the two?
Will we, God forbid, get accustomed to it the way we've accustomed ourselves to the equally unthinkable slaughter of civilians?
Or will we get it now?
Some of us have "Got it" all along. Maybe you should be directing these comments toward the judges. They are the ones who don't seem to be "Getting IT"
Will we abandon the racist smugness that dismisses the violence as a problem of black youth in poor neighborhoods?
Racist smugness? Do you really want to discuss race in relation to violence as it impacts Philadelphia? It's certainly not a problem of elderly white ladies shooting each other execution style at the drop of a hat. Don't go there honey unless your ready for the ugly truth: 56 out of 339 were white according to the interactive map.
And will we demand a crackdown on the guns that have turned this city into a bloodied battlefield that threatens the men and women in uniform every day?
Um no. You see Jill it's not the guns that create the violence, so taking the guns away won't stop the violence. The violence will continue, it will just manifest itself in a different form. We understand you irrational hatred of firearms and your rabid efforts to assign blame to an inanimate object. But the fact is that every single study refutes the liberal mantra about guns killing people. Guns are tools especially of the drug trade that flourishes in the "Inner city" (Read Ghetto). So are cell phones (used to order the hits) and cars (that convey the assassins to their prey) and cash (that buys everything else). Trying to "Get guns off the street" has been a failure administration after administration. Ironically you focus on firearms as the cause of this violence yet never criticize the Mayor or Police Commissioner for the incompetent job they have done in fielding a police force that is up to the task.
Are our legislators willing to - finally - pass sane legislation to stem the violence?
And no, I don't mean with feel-good responses like the 20-year mandatory minimum sentence for anyone who shoots at a cop proposed last week by state House Speaker Dennis O'Brien and Gov. Rendell.
Oh so if it's not a law you like or if it isn't the one you want (regardless of it's proven effectiveness) it's "Feel good legislation" I see...
How do you feel about wiretapping terrorists? Would that be feel good legislation too?
I mean real change, the kind that O'Brien has spent his career blocking, the kind that Rendell has been pushing without success so far in the Legislature.
I mean the bill to end straw purchasing by limiting sales to one gun a month, and the bill to require the reporting of guns that are lost or stolen.
I hope not. I am the NRA and a concealed carry permit holder. I am a firearm owner. I have never killed, robbed, assaulted anyone or otherwise committed any violation of the law. What legislation do you propose that will not impact my rights as a law abiding citizen? You actually think you can come up with MORE law's that will somehow NOT be violated by these super predators? They will do little more than inconvenience not stop our brand of felons and leave the rest of us at their mercy. No thanks Jill. Rather be judged by twelve then carried by six.
As longtime chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, O'Brien never let those bills see the light of day.
Rightfully so. They will do little to stop the violence in this city.
And even last week, with the city in crisis after Cassidy's slaying, the Philadelphia Republican still refused to support them, endorsing the 20-year prison sentence instead.
Good for Denny!
Laws like mandatory minimum sentences only provide cover for the likes of O'Brien and his equally NRA-owned colleagues in Harrisburg. Judges find a way around them, and research shows they don't act as deterrents.
Minimum sentences provide cover? They are necessary because as you admit the Judges won't do their job. Find a way around them? There's not supposed to be a way around them! Thats the real issue!
An FBI study of 52 police officers attacked in the line of duty showed that 77 percent of them were shot with a handgun.
Meaning what exactly? To hear liberals rant and rave I would have assumed they were shot with those evil "ASSAULT WEAPONS"
Is there any mystery - except to the boneheads in Harrisburg - as to what needs to be done?
You mean BONEHEADS in the MEDIA!
Incarcerate the criminals, support the police, give them the tools they need to do the job efficiently and safely, and force the JUDGES to do their jobs!
How many cops - how many civilians - have to be shot before legislators stop defying the sentiments of police and the majority of citizens who support gun limits?
So you want majority rule all the time or just on issues you can't get your way on? And liberals say that Republicans want to take your freedom away.
In a sad irony, a coalition of anti-gun-violence groups held a news conference yesterday to implore Rendell and O'Brien to convene a special session of the Legislature to vote on those two bills.
Say they passed. What exactly will have changed in the wild west, badlands, gangster rap world of Philadelphia where all life is cheap and the only thing that matters is money? NOTHING! That just goes to show how out of touch these people calling for "More gun laws" are.
A letter to the two leaders urged "swift and direct action" and noted that 15 other city residents were killed by handguns while the city mourned Cassidy's death.
The groups had waited until a respectful time had passed after Cassidy's murder to put the pressure on.
But there's no reprieve, it seems, from the assault on our city's cops.
Maybe they should be carrying shotguns and blackjacks like the old days.
(The TrekMedic intervenes here to say that it has been discussed, and only half-jokingly, that we arm the Philly PD with MP5s or weapons with similar stopping power!)
And now there should be no reprieve on our demand that state legislators pass these bills.
In the name of the cops who serve us.
In the name of all of us.
I think both we citizens and the police are capable of speaking in our own names Jill. The NRA speaks for me and millions of other citizens on this issue. Hear OUR voice loud and clear!
(Linked at OTB's Beltway Traffic jam.)
Well said, Captain! You speak for most of us in Philly that have had enough of this!