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Monday, February 4, 2013

Silver Screen Heroes & Practical Reality


JIM  CARREY

“Anyone who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown Massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting” 

-- Jim Carrey
Yes, there are endearing things about the progressive left and about Hollywood in general. They provide a sense of comic proportion to life. In no sense is this comic relief more profound than in the argument surrounding the Bill of Rights. Carrey, star of the slapstick comedy hit "Dumb and Dumber", which I personally found amusing, is confusing his on-screen roles and life...isn't he?

I personally don't hold Carrey's lack of understanding of the Bill of Rights against him because he's a Canadian.

SYLVESTER  STALLONE

Sylvester Stallone, known for violent, action-packed films, weighed in last week on the continuing national debate on guns on the occasion of the premier of his new film, "A Bullet to the Head", released nationwide this week. Stallone is doing his bit to curb senseless firearms violence. He said, “I know people get [upset] and go, ’They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ [Who] needs an assault weapon?”

Apparently Sylvester Stallone does. I did some research and the famous Hollywood actor has an active concealed weapons permit, issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. I hate to brand Mr. Stallone as a hypocrite, but how else can you look at it?


THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Not to be outdone, DHS has created a training video for teachers, counseling on strategies those teachers can employ if they are confronted by an active shooter situation.
"If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available," says the narrator. The video shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer. 
No, you can't make this stuff up.

I'm going to run with the scissor defense. Even though I don't think that it's wise to bring a knife to a gunfight, I am an advocate of fighting with whatever you have at hand. 

BUT if we are to encourage teachers to use scissors, DHS should go one step further and TRAIN teachers in the use of scissors as their 'first line of defense'. A plump, soft, teacher needs to become a killing machine if she's to use them as advised by DHS.

Here's a YouTube example - not used by DHS.


The debate over private ownership of firearms entered the theater of the absurd with fools like Stallone and Quentin Tarrantino entering the fray. You can't make money from glorifying firearms violence and at the same time, profess your disgust at firearms violence and maintain credibility.

DHS is equally foolish and hypocritical. If you encourage people to defend the students under their charge, you should TRAIN THEM. The DHS video doesn't do this.





12 comments:

  1. Flail and shank technique might be cool, but not against a shooter.

    I'm picturing the Indiana Jones scene where the sword fighter is doing a flourish move and Jones guns him down.

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    1. Yeah, it may be a forlorn hope - but if DHS advises teachers to use scissors to defend children, they should arrange to train them.

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  2. Sometimes you can't win, but never stop trying. Pin knife or cricket bat - use what's handy, but be serious - and TRY to win, no matter what.

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  3. Then we'll need legislation so that scissors manufacturers are required to engrave all scissors with: "Do not Run with these Scissors".

    Sure it would increase the cost of scissors for everyone. But isn't it worth it if it saves just one life?

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    1. Maybe we should restrict scissors to the military only?

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  4. These morons are going to find a people backed up against a wall and can't and won't back up any further.

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    1. You and I know that. I think that they confuse us with European Jews circa 1938-45.

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  5. Meh... I'm just ignoring ALL those celebrity assholes... They are ALL hypocrites!!! Re the DHS, why can't they take some of those thousands of guns they've bought along with the ammo and put it to GOOD use protecting our kids??? Just askin...

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    1. Their children have bodyguards. That's what you're concerned about, right? The vulnerable children of bureaucrats? I think that they're protected. You can rest at ease...

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  6. Chemical weapons. Hot Shot Wasp spray has a looong range and is perfectly legal. Even better if you have a lighter...

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