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Cops to Citizens: Self-Defense Begins with You

The Progs will tell you different, but the Founders never wanted a police state patrolled exclusively by an organized militia; they wanted an armed and capable (“well-regulated”) citizenry to help defend their homes and their country. In an age when Muslim infiltrators can self-detonate at any moment, it’s good to see some of the cops finally figuring that out:

It’s Florida Sheriff Grady Judd’s duty to protect the citizens of Polk County — but he figures it’s their job, too. One of a growing number of rural and big-city law enforcement officials who openly encourages responsible gun ownership, Judd believes guns allow citizens to defend themselves when police cannot.

“If you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County,” Judd said in a statement after a homeowner shot a would-be home invader earlier this month. “It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.”

Such full-throated embrace of the Second Amendment as a crime-fighting tool isn’t confined to red states like Florida.

And which states might those be?

One California police chief is backing teachers in his district packing heat. Detroit Police Chief James Craig has been a leader in urging his community to arm itself. A Maryland sheriff is working with the state’s general assembly to try to make it easier for citizens to obtain handgun permits.

In the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s most recent ranking of states with the strongest gun laws, California (1), Maryland (4) and Michigan (15) ranked near the top of the pack.

Some gun rights advocates say terror attacks at home and abroad have contributed to a change in attitudes about gun ownership among community members and authorities, even in locales historically hostile towards the Second Amendment. “That has helped play into it, and there’s no doubt the active shooter scenario has, too,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. “You’re seeing people say, ‘How do you respond?’”

One way is to fight back:

We are often compelled to address news media outlets that routinely lie or distort about the role of guns in American society, and so it is very refreshing for me to bring you an honest and compelling experiment conducted by Dallas-Forth Worth ABC News affiliate WFFA, who were interested to see if NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre was correct when he said that, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

WFAA enlisted the help of Travis Bond of DFW Shooters Academy to test whether average concealed carriers could stop an active shooter in a number of different scenarios.

Click on the link to see how they did. The Leftist suicide cult will tell you that citizens should just lie down and die, because they can’t hope to take down armed terrorists. But so what? As the experiment proved, the minute anybody shoots back at an active shooter, he stops killing unarmed innocents and turns toward the threat. Nobody likes to get shot at, even bad guys. And if it’s death they want, we should hand it out without compunction. Not all lives matter.