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Reduce Racial Tensions

when All your Citizens can Protect Their Families...

1. The AME church shooting tragedy in Charleston

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Would as many as NINE people have died in the historic AME Church tragedy in Charleston if a law-abiding responsible citizen had been armed?

The vast majority of police do NOT think so. In the PoliceOne survey of over 15,000 law enforcement professionals: Open Page in a new Tab

'A full 86 percent feel that casualties would have been reduced ... in recent tragedies like Newtown and Aurora if a legally-armed citizen was present.'

Their evidence flatly contradicts the fatuous uttering of previous US President Democrat Bill Clinton (who's protected by guards with guns), speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America Conference on June 14, 2016:

"MORE people would have been killed if someone [at the Orlando Nightclub where 49 were massacred] had a permitted concealed handgun."

Yet some cities as well as some police chiefs distrust even their law-abiding citizens to be armed - and still don't realize why so many of their citizens distrust the police in return...

2. The AME church was a gun free zone

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Murdered Senator Pinckney voted to ensure his AME church was a gun-free zone and tragically suffered the consequences - along with eight fellow parishioners. If the slain Democratic Senator had survived, would the attack have changed his mind like Ohio Democrat Representative Michael Debose? Open Page in a new Tab

Gun-control groups and demagogues are busy exploiting this tragedy, while many see their rhetoric as the cause of so many deaths at the church. They pretend not to realize that gun control laws simply ensure law-abiding citizens are defenseless against a racist murderer.

Martin Luther King applied for a concealed-carry permit in 1956 and his home was always guarded by armed men. Open Page in a new Tab Daisy Bates carried a .32-caliber handgun in her purse. "Time and again, guns have proven pivotal to the African American quest for freedom." Gun rights protected many blacks during the civil rights movement - and if they had not been illegal in Senator Pinckney's church would have protected innocent black Americans today...

3. How Guns in Black Hands Protected a White Business

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Do guns in law-abiding hands protect your business from looters and rioters? At least a dozen stores were set ablaze and looted in Ferguson in racially charged riots following the August, 2014 police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

Most businesses boarded up, all except a white-owned Conoco gas station and convenience store. Four black Ferguson residents spent the night planted in front of the store, pistols tucked into their waistbands, waiting to ward off looters or catch shoplifters. One said they had chased away several groups of teenagers rampaging through the area.

Yes, unpaid black men protecting a gas station/convenience store owned by a white man. Open Page in a new Tab "We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren't for them," said the owner, Doug Merello, who feels deep ties to Ferguson; if the loyalty of his regular customers is any indication, the feeling is mutual.
Responsible black citizens suffer disproportionately from crime compared to whites. Yet minorities often don't see that their local politicians - or the police - are concerned about their safety. Reassuring all your voters that their security is very important is crucial in today's more restless world of confrontation. Be pre-emptive, rather than just react to situations like Ferguson, North Charleston, and Sanford Open Page in a new Tab

Media reports are not very complimentary to local politicians nor the police nor local administrators. Even the British Economist, the well-respected international weekly, says: "The Ferguson mayor, who is white, has appeared clueless" - and provides ample proof! See here, here, here, and here Open Page in a new Tab. Would your city like to reduce any simmering tensions? How?

"People normally don't want to get involved in suspicious activity or crimes because they're scared of becoming a victim themselves.

"But [once you're armed and able to protect yourself], you're much more likely to be open and sincere with police officers because you have a means to defend yourself and your family if the bad guys come looking for you."

5. And those who object?

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But what if, despite the 2nd Amendment, someone disagrees with respectable citizens being armed and able to defend their families from violent criminals?

No matter the citizen's race, color or creed, being armed should not be a problem provided they are honest and law-abiding. The police have guns to defend themselves against criminals, why shouldn't responsible citizens do exactly the same...

Yet some still believe that qualified citizens should NOT be allowed to defend their families. If you believe that gun bans are a good idea, then how does stopping law-abiding citizens from protecting their families decrease crime? How do you trace, step by step, from start to finish, the causal path from the gun ban to the decrease in violent crime that you think it produces?

When someone has a strong belief, they may see a different perspective as wrong, rather than as different. Their judgement stops them seeking to be effective, you need an open mind to look at all the evidence. Nothing is 100%, there are benefits and drawbacks to every perspective. The question is: Which produces more desirable results, more often?

6. Who Nurtures the Fiction that Law-abiding Guns Cause Crime?

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If it were true that fewer guns in law-abiding hands cause less crime, then America should disarm the police as well as all armed guards - it would cause less crime! Yet dictators as well as democrats use such irrational nonsense to justify disarming their citizens. But who wants you to believe this untruth?
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  • CAREER POLITICIANS who put their political advancement far ahead of their voters' safety. Open Page in a new Tab or Window
  • LEADERS with a HIDDEN AGENDA deceive their followers. Open Page in a new Tab Those who uncritically believe whatever they say cause enormous hidden damage which everyone - including themselves - suffer.
  • Some people believe there's SAFETY IN NUMBERS. They want you to believe it simply because they do. They believe the common fallacy which holds that if some people - important people - say something, then it must be true. But which of those different opinions do you believe?

  • Others ignore INDIRECT CONSEQUENCES, Open Page in a new Tab says Bastiat. They see only the direct consequences: gun controls mean fewer guns. They don't realize that criminals don't obey the law, so fewer guns in law-abiding hands means more defenseless prey for violent criminals.
  • The EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM Open Page in a new Tab which far too often indoctrinates by teaching what to think, rather than how to think.
  • Many people are just GULLIBLE, they uncritically believe their thoughts - as well as what they're told to believe. If you get emotional trying to defend your opinion, it's often because you can't defend it rationally, you haven't bothered to think it through...

  • Others are so SURE THEY'RE RIGHT that their mind is closed to the enormous compelling evidence which overwhelmingly proves that guns in responsible hands reduce crime.
  • RACISTS who believe that slaves should not have the right to own guns. See the 1856 US Supreme Court ruling on the Dred Scott vs. Sandford case. Open Page in a new Tab or Window Last but not least
  • CRIMINALS and those who benefit from crime do NOT want their prey - that’s YOU - armed...

7. Picture your Community with less Crime and Rape...

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If you're not totally convinced that Discouraging Criminals by encouraging your citizens to have a firearm to defend their families, their loved ones and their home - will decrease violent crime and rape for you and all your neighbors, then see how to overcome the most common objections here Open Page in a new Tab or Window.

It's simple to decrease your violent crime. Encourage your people to be trained and ready to protect their families. Watch your violent crime drop dramatically because violent career criminals are frightened of being injured by armed victims - and stop their attacks. Large crime decreases will help you get re-elected!

One hundred and sixty-seven innocent citizens are assaulted every day in Florida, fifty-seven in Georgia, and forty-nine in South Carolina. Together, two hundred and twenty-two helpless girls and women are raped each and every week. See how to discourage your violent criminals here - then the next violent crime victim will not be one of your citizens.

Food for Thought

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170 million new guns, 51% decrease in violent crime since 1991
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke
"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared?

"Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."

– Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

http://www.prisonplanet.com/sheriff-warns-of-second-american-revolution-if-gun-grabbers-get-their-way.html Open Page in a new Tab

Image courtesy http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/04/rev_michael_debose_former_stat.html

"I was wrong, I'm going to get a permit and so is my wife. I've changed my mind. You need a way to protect yourself and your family.

"I never again want to be in the position where I'm approached by someone with a gun and I don't have one. There are too many people who are just evil and mean-spirited. They will hurt you for no reason.

"If more people were packing guns, it might serve as a deterrent."

- Reverend Michael DeBose, Ohio Democrat State Representative. Formerly a committed opponent of Right to Carry laws - he'd twice voted AGAINST concealed carry in Ohio.

http://www.handgunforum.net/ccw/8158-state-rep-michael-debose-changed-anti-progun.html Open Page in a new Tab

Detroit Police Chief James Craig

"The number of CPL [concealed pistol license] holders running around the city of Detroit act as a deterrent.

"Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction. I learned that real quick in the state of Maine ... Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed."

– Police Chief James Craig, Detroit, Michigan

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/03/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-says-more-citizens-should-be-armed Open Page in a new Tab

Frederick Douglass courtesy of Wikipedia

"The liberties of the American people were dependent upon the ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box [firearms], without these no class of people could live and flourish in this country.”

– Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Former slave, African-American social reformer, diplomat, leader of the abolitionist movement, known for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and your right to defend yourself and your family with a firearm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass Open Page in a new Tab or Window

Average deaths in a shooting rampage when stopped by police: 14.3. But average deaths when stopped by civilians: far less - just 2.3.

When women and seniors are armed, they can defend themselves from attack by often young, male and much stronger violent criminals, rapists, and terrorists.

So we encourage responsible law-abiding citizens, those who pass the background checks, to be able to protect themselves, their family and their property. Despite negativity and media misunderstanding, Discouraging Criminals is neither Mandatory Gun Ownership nor Compulsory Gun Ownership, it's simply your choice.

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