Farnam comments on Nairobi

From John Farnam

19 Oct 13

Video of Kenya Massacre:

The massacre at a Nairobi shopping mall in Kenya, Africa in September was
partially recorded on security video cameras. Several segments were
recently released.

Terrorists, armed with Kalishnikovs, are seen casually shooting hapless,
unarmed Christians and Jews. They are also seen rounding-up hostages, who
would all soon all be hideously tortured and murdered (including infants and
children), at the most nonchalant of paces. Terrorists obviously knew no
competent response would materialize for days. Unfortunately, they were
right!

In any such attack, terrorists are conspicuously confident they will have
it all to themselves for hours, probably days. Accordingly, when you’re
caught on the inside, don’t expect any “rescue” in the near term. You’re
on your own!

Unarmed Christians and Jews (is there another kind?) apparently make great
sport! Particularly when governments, there and here, do their level best
to insure we’re all “good little victims,” and thus constantly unarmed.
Those few of us who don’t drink that Koolaid plan on representing at least
an “inconvenience” to terrorists, but we’re a minority, and we are frowned
upon by liberal politicians (is there another kind, even among professing ”
Republicans?”)

The NFL’s response has been to insure no armed police ever attend NFL
games. “Security” of attendees is better addressed by minimum-wage, unarmed
gumshoes, wearing orange vests, we’re assured!

The exception is the State of Texas, where state law overrides NFL “rules.”
Gotta love TX; not many terrorist attacks there!

We’re going to see Kenya-style attacks over here. It’s probably a safe
bet, particularly in liberal enclaves, filled with unarmed VBCs. Ready or
not!

Liberal response will always be the same: Disarm all good and decent
people. Let’s not inconvenience terrorists. What’s a few Christians or Jews,
more or less?

“Champions of socialism call themselves ‘progressives,’ but they recommend
a system which is characterized by rigid resistance to every kind of
improvement.

They call themselves ‘Liberals,’ but they are intent upon abolishing
liberty.

They call themselves ‘Democrats,’ but they yearn for dictatorship.

They call themselves ‘revolutionaries,’ but they want to make the
government omnipotent.

They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to
transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man, but one, a subordinate
clerk in a bureau.

What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises

By: John S. Farnam

Commentary on registration and confiscation by John Farnam

Defacto results:

In NY yesterday the NYSP seized privately-owned guns and the state pistol
permit, all legally owned, of a law-abiding state resident. He was not
charged with anything.

The NYSP, shortly afterward, sheepishly admitted it was all a “mistake!”
They had foolishly acted on little more that an unsubstantiated rumor.

Now, at great personal expense, the owner is trying to get his property and
rights reinstated.

The poorly-written state law (“SAFE Act,” hurriedly passed in the middle
of the night) states that anyone “… likely to engage in conduct that would
result in serious harm to self or others” loses his rights. “Likely,”
according to whom? What does that mean? Of course, no one read any of it
before they voted!

In our Country, “due diligence” is supposed to be applied before one loses
his rights, liberty, or property to the state. Some are apparently
interpreting this new law to mean that no species of due diligence need be
applied at all!

Lessons:

1) Registration of privately-owned guns, always touted as “harmless,”
never helps the law-abiding citizen, in any way.

2) Once your legally-owned guns are unlawfully impounded, they will never
be voluntarily returned to you, even when it is pointed out that the “mistake
” was entirely the state’s. No bureaucrat will ever be charged, nor even
disciplined, for the error. You’ll have to get a court order, at your
expense. Even then, the process may take months, even years, and you’ll be
defenseless in the interim.

3) Leftist/liberal politicians are looking for any excuse to forcibly
confiscate privately-owned guns, while simultaneously making the process of
legally obtaining guns so onerous that most will be discouraged from even
trying. Their goal is to make gun-owners such a minuscule minority, that the
rest of our rights can then be trampled with scant political risk.

4) The goal of leftists is universal confiscation of privately-owned guns.
It always has been! “Registration” is just a necessary intermediate
step. “Enforced-helplessness” is difficult to impose on armed citizens!

“When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you
distrust them, either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of
these opinions generate hatred.”

Niccolo Machiavelli, From “The Art of War,” 1520