The armed citizen who shot and stopped a knife-wielding terrorist hacking up shoppers in a St. Cloud, Minn., mall on Sunday was an NRA-certified firearms instructor, self-defense trainer and competitive shooter—but you’re not likely to hear that from the so-called “mainstream” media.
Jason Falconer, who is a part-time police officer who was off duty at the time, is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also an avid competitive shooter who shoots both USPSA and 3-gun competitions.
While the national media could easily learn these same facts about Falconer, they would much rather call him an “off-duty police officer” than admit that a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a knife—in this case, a terrorist. Still, you can’t escape the facts as stated by St. Cloud Mayor David Kleis: “Clearly he is a hero. Officer Falconer was there at the right time and the right place.”
Media Feign Furor To Hide Hillary’s Hypocrisy
As so-called “mainstream” media raise heck over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s latest statements about Hillary Clinton’s armed security guards, it’s obvious they don’t really believe what they are saying. They just can’t admit to themselves what a huge hypocrite Clinton actually is on guns.
"She goes around with armed bodyguards like you have never seen before,” Trump said Friday evening in Miami. “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm. Right? Right?"
Rather than go berserk, media should understand that Trump isn’t threatening anybody. He’s simply pointing out Clinton’s hypocrisy of wanting to further disarm law-abiding Americans with more restrictive gun laws, while at the same time enjoying the armed security she would deny to us lesser beings.
Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, explained it quite succinctly: "The point that he was making is that Hillary Clinton has had private security now in her life for the last 30 years, but she would deny the right of law-abiding citizens to have a firearm in their home to protect their own families.”
After Public Outcry, Billboards Proclaiming “Guns Are The Problem” To Be Removed
The Ontario-based group London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers (LEMCS) recently began a campaign aimed at getting guns out of the hands of criminals. It was a noble goal executed in perhaps the worst way possible, as billboards featuring a photo of firearms and ammunition proclaiming “GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM”—mentioning nothing about illegally owned firearms—appeared around the city.
Canada’s gun owners were incensed, and took to Facebook en masse to express their frustration. Then, on Sept. 9, the 100,000-plus member Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters issued a statement calling the campaign a “fear-mongering type of propaganda.”
“The message paints everyone in possession of a firearm with the same brush, and that is … unfair to the 2.2 million legal and law-abiding firearms owners in this country who … participate in activities like hunting and target shooting,” it read.
To its credit, the group admitted its error. In a statement released Thursday, LEMCS said while the intent was to encourage anonymous reporting of illegal firearms, “the comments mounted to a point that we believed the original intent was lost, the negative impact far-reaching, and the decision to remove the billboards was made. We instructed the company to cover them as early as possible.”
Michael Grant, Ph.D., whined in an email to University President M. Juane Nellis, Ph.D., that he was ashamed of the phrase “Go Texas Tech, and Guns Up!” that Nellis used as his official signature line on weekly emails to alumni. “I find it quite embarrassing to admit that I earned two degrees from an institution that employs the offensive slogan ‘Guns Up,’” Grant wrote, according to EverythingLubbock.com.
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammo: Pastor’s Wife Shoots Robbery Suspect
A Philadelphia pastor is thanking the Lord that his wife was packing her gun last Thursday. Pastor Robert Cook, his wife and their young son were returning home when a man approached carrying what looked to be a rifle. The suspect demanded Cook’s wallet, but the pastor refused, telling investigators, “In some cases the armed person will shoot the victim anyway.”
Cook tried to take the weapon, but told officers, “He hit me hard in the back of the head with the gun.” That’s when Cook’s wife pulled her firearm, yelling, “Drop the gun!” She shot the suspect in the leg before he fled, leaving behind his weapon—a nail gun covered with electrical tape. Police arrested the suspect a short time later.
“When we got our guns, we’re like, ‘We got ‘em but we hope we never use them.’ But ... if it comes down to my family or him, it’s him,” Cook said, adding that he will buy his wife a new firearm since hers is now evidence.