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A Need For Self-Defense
Topic: Trying (Futilely) To Keep Up
Posted by Everyman - 10:21:05 EST

A desperate need.

And a Swiss Army Knife may not be enough.


A Jew Without a Gun

I am republishing my three-part series about the LA Riots of 1992 in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent and the bad guys, frequently armed with heavy weapons, owned the streets. It was a defining moment in my life.

I’m reposting this series as a cautionary tale because the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre has sharpened the claws of the statist utopians, whose ultimate aim is to disarm law-abiding American citizens.

Just as Obamacare has nothing to do with health, and cap and trade has nothing to do with so-called global warming, anti-gun laws have nothing to do with saving children’s lives.

Los Angeles is burning.

I have to protect my family.

In my pocket, as always, a little Swiss Army knife.

"I’ve never yet seen an eyeball who felt that the Swiss Army knife was not a dangerous weapon."

This charming and somewhat gruesome comment — advice, really — was given to me by my Israeli buddy, a grizzled tank commander who, one drunken evening, cheerily listed for yours truly all the common, everyday objects that have lethal potential. My friend was a big fan of the ordinary Swiss Army knife and its zillions of nifty attachments.

So: it is pitch black, rioters are gathering outside the DGA building, and to make matters even worse, women and children in the lobby are yelling, sobbing—every moist and yucky sound imaginable—in panic.

A gun would come in handy.

A gun might save your life, and the lives of your family.

Read it . . .

And be prepared to be careful out there.


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