Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Florida Shooting - Day 2

Some random responses to the Florida nightclub shooting:

Despite the shooter proclaiming his allegiance to ISIS, and despite ISIS taking 'credit' for the attack, lunatic lawyers at the ACLU are blaming "the Christian right" for the shooting.
Chase Strangio, a staff ACLU attorney explicitly blamed “The Christian Right” and so-called “anti-LGBT” legislation for motivating Mateen’s actions. Islam, according to Strangio, was in no way to blame.

Eunice Hyon Min Rho, another lawyer for the ACLU, passed the blame onto conservatives and slandered Republican lawmakers who expressed sympathy for the innocent victims of the attack.
Speaking of the Christian right, here's what Chick-Fil-A, noted 'Christian right' company, did in response to the massacre.
Chick Fil A has made national news for it’s owners’ stance on gay marriage. Anytime they do something even remotely non-PC, their supposed slip up goes viral. Hash tags pop up all over the place.

So why is that what they have done in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting hasn’t received a single mention on the mainstream new outlets?

... the Orlando location at University and Rouse Road quietly fired up its grills on Sunday. The chain is notorious for not being open, ever, on a Sunday. Employees cooked up hundreds of their famous chicken sandwiches. They brewed dozens of gallons of sweet tea.

Then, instead of making a single dime, and without pomp and circumstance they crated the product of their labor to the One Blood donation center. The food and drinks were handed out, free of charge, to all the people who had lined up to donate blood.

So far, the only mentions of the incident have been from individuals on Facebook. They have posted photos thanking the restaurant for their thoughtfulness and generosity.

But, wait, those people were waiting to give blood to victims that were mostly gay people. Doesn’t Chick Fil A hate gays? That’s what we keep being told.

Turns out, that while the founders definitely don’t approve of that choice of lifestyle, they believe in compassion. Who knew? A bunch of people claiming to be Christians care about others even when they don’t agree with them. This group took time out of their schedules to volunteer to help those who were also trying to do their part.

On top of that, the franchise’s location on Wells Road in Orange Park is even offering coupons for a free frosted lemonade to anyone who donates blood when the One Blood mobile unit is at there store on June 14th.

In times like these it's comforting to share a feel-good story about caring individuals and the company they work for...
I'll leave it as an exercise for you, the reader, to compare and contrast the ACLU and Chick-Fil-A.

As to the LGBT community's affiliation with 'the religion of peace,' well, let's just say I think they were a little off-base. Hopefully they are rethinking their position.

For those of you wondering how the shooter managed to wiggle out of getting investigated by the FBI, I offer this explanation.

I'll close with this comment, lifted from someone on Facebook.
"I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face...and a gun under my shirt and you are none the wiser, yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won't shoot you. My gun won't pull it's own trigger. It is securely holstered with the trigger covered. It can't just go off. However, rest assured that if a lunatic walks into the grocery store and pulls out a rifle, I will draw my pistol and protect myself and my family and therefore protect you and your family. I may get shot before I can pull the trigger...but, I won't die in a helpless blubbering heap on the floor begging for my life or my child's life. No, if I die it will be in a pile of spent shell casings. I won't be that victim. I choose not to be. As for you, I don't ask you to carry a gun. If you are not comfortable, then please don't. But I would like to keep my right to choose to not be a helpless victim. There is evil in the world and if evil has a gun, I want one too..." - law abiding gun owner (emphasis added)
Amen, brother!


Old NFO said...

Amen to the last... sigh

Well Seasoned Fool said...

+1 old NFO.

CenTexTim said...

I wasn't there, and I'm not criticizing anyone who was, but I don't understand how the shooter could get off 100+ shots without (apparently) anyone rushing him. He had to change mags at lest 3 times (assuming he was using 30 round mags). Maybe some people did try to take him down and I just haven't heard it yet.

Again, I wasn't there, but even without a gun, I'd rather go down swinging than running.