Wednesday, December 15, 2010

After every spree shooting, like the one that just happened in Florida at a School Board meeting, everyone wants to play amateur psychologist and find what the gunman's motivations was.

Here is the answer regardless.

He woke up and decided to be an evil bastard with a gun.

When you encounter an individual whose desire is violence, death and destruction you must meet him on equal terms. While it may seem brave for a man to try and lovingly talk a gunman into laying down his gun and save his life or for an old woman to swing her purse at a gunman it simply is not appropriate.

If you have a gun you shoot him, if you have a knife you make a strategic move to get behind him if you can and put the knife into the back of his skull or kidneys. If all you have is a fire extinguisher you blind him with the spray get out of the path of blind fire and use the canister to bludgeon him to death and leave his head a bloody pulp on the linoleum.

While it may sounds gruesome it is not as bad as a friend, a father, a mother, a husband or a wife not coming home.

Lying on the ground while a gunman walks around shooting people is never ever ever the right thing to do regardless what any police chief says at a press conference. Killing the son of a bitch is.


David III said...

I have to say... Your comments are an exactly the thoughts I had when I saw this on the news! Monologues only work in the movies!

Phillip said...

The only time you talk to a guy like that is to provide distraction for your friend who's slipping up behind him with some form of weapon, or at least a will to do something.

Maybe it's just the way I'm wired, I've never understood the people who just stand around when someone is doing a bad thing, much less lie down on the floor. Then again, I won't willingly go somewhere disarmed, either.

By the way, I love your SHTF posts, look forward to the next one when you have time.

GunRights4US said...

The old lady with the purse had far larger cojones than the "men" seated behind the podium.

I know it's tough to say what you will do under such circumstances, but I swear to God I CAN say what I wouldn NOT have done: sit there waiting to die like a sheep!!!

HankH said...

Well put; that's exactly what I thought as I saw the sheep waiting for the butcher. It's pretty sad that the only person there that initially had any gumption was the lady swinging her purse....


Laird said...

Hey, Matthew; off-topic, but I don't see a contact address:
- Miss the "Dark Arts" series. Any in the offing?
- I actually have an idea for a new entry; hit me back in email if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

While it may sounds gruesome it is not as bad as a friend, a father, a mother, a husband or a wife not coming home.

My Sensei was fond of saying, "Everything is a weapon in the hands of a man who understands." We must always be alert, aware, and ready for action. Good exposition, bro.

TrueBlueSam said...

You know there was a fire extinguisher in the hallway; that was my first thought when I watched the lady come back and hit the perp with her purse. My wife said: "She should have killed him with her bare hands!" Anyone with a little training could have taken him down from her position behind him.

RauĆ°bjorn said...

I think perhaps, that you attach the emotional baggage of evil where none is warranted. Perhaps he was simply angry and frustrated and lashed out at what he felt to be the source of his pain. Never ascribe to evil what can adequately be explained by stupidity.

Other than that, spot on. If a man brings violence to you the only safe response is violence in kind.

The coward believes he will live forever,
If he holds back in the battle.
But in old age he shall have no peace,
Though spears have spared his limbs.

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