School shootings in the United States


School shootings have been going on in the United States for 254 years. During that time there has been a complete absence of a tactical response (we’ve done nothing). Maybe its just me, but I think its time we started to try various options and keep on trying them until we get it right.

To my mind there are two areas that need to be addressed: Keeping the bad guy from getting the gun and stopping him when he does get a gun. 

Criminal background checks in theory keep a criminal from getting a gun (criminals being those guilty of burglary, robbery, rape, assault and so on). Sociopaths are the ones who do school shootings. Not criminals. Criminal background checks are incapable of finding psychopaths. Yet somehow we keep expecting them to do just that. Background checks must be twofold.

The second area is the tactical response to a shooter. Crawling under your desk to die is not an option. Flee or fight is the only option (assuming a bulletproof safe room is not available). Teachers can adopt their pacifist bullshit after they’ve protected the children.

10% of the school staff would be likely to have the mental and physical capabilities to be armed with a traditional firearm. The other 90% of staff could be armed with one or more of non-lethal means. Thereby creating an effective and coordinated response of 50+ people. There is strength and courage in numbers. They can be pacifist and die AFTER they’ve protected the children and until such time (if any) the police arrive.

There are a multitude of arguments concerning the dangers of arming teachers. That’s why you don’t do it willy nilly, handing nitwits a .45 immediately after graduating from teachers college. But with training and screening it can be done. There are also a multitude of arguments about having firearms laying about the school on desks and such readily available to inquiring minds.

Below are pictures of just some of the options. Gun vaults that require the correct keypad sequence to be pushed before they open. “Smart guns” that require a matching ring or watch to be worn by the gun owner before the can be fired. Guns that require the fingerprint of the gun owner before it can be fired. There are many ways to keep guns secure. Opponents who advocate doing nothing are full of excuses.

After you’ve armed the 10% with firearms, the other 90% can be given one of the 7 non-lethal tools. Projectile, sonic, optic, electric, gas, smoke or shield. 

The modern school shooting phenomena started January 17, 1989. It is time bureaucrats got off their ass after 29 years and started trying solutions. President Trump seems just the man to get it started.

Jim Roach

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We know how

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida brings up the same pointless debates while kids will continue to be slaughtered. Its been 19 years since Columbine when 12 students were murdered. This time it was 17. Its been 6 years since Newtown when 20 children and 6 adults were murdered. Which brings up some irony in that for years when liberals talked about banning or confiscating guns they focused on the handgun. The nutcases doing the killing knew for accuracy and firepower it was actually the rifle they wanted.

Regardless, in the ensuing 19 years since the most famous school shooting, nothing has been done to stop or minimize the carnage. Nothing. The phrase is ‘Tactical Response’. There’s been none. An amateur like me knows just how much could have been done, imagine what an expert knows? The picture above demonstrates the concept of just one of the experts, Masaad Ayoob. Imagine what all the experts in the country could have done to protect kids if they had been turned loose on the project?

Bureaucrats being what they are, chose instead to do nothing. To let your kids die. Rather then lift a finger to protect children, they chose to use the carnage over the past two decades for political advantage. The people on the frontlines, teachers, are an amazingly idiotic bunch. I have personally talked to some about would they like to be armed, to be given a fighting chance to protect kids. To a woman they said no. Guns are icky and they would much rather have children’s brains blown out against the wall.

I’ve always had difficulty relating to such a mindset.  I still have a functioning survival gene. You have a choice, self-defense or die and they choose death. I will never get that. But I digress. The Red, Yellow, Green symbolism is Ayoob’s invention. His point was that you could be the finest shot and have the finest pistol, but they would mean squat if you weren’t ready for a deadly encounter. That you cannot go from Green (completely relaxed) to fighting for your life (Red) at the drop of a hat. Not in an effective way anyway. You have to be in Yellow first (looking for signs of danger). You have to be ready. You have to be prepared. Both with weapons and tactics.

Masaad’s point was that its okay to be in Green when you are at home among family and friends for example, but when you are in public you need to be aware. More so in New York City than Ames say, but a sense of awareness nonetheless. Knowing when to go into Yellow could save your life. Talking to women you will find they are naturally better at this then men. They have to be more aware of potential assault.

Our military has a hundred years of experience of turning civilians into fighters. They had to take millions of ordinary Joe’s during WWII and turn them into killers. Its not natural to be able to kill without hesitation or remorse. There’s a particular mindset that needs to be nurtured and they know how to do it. The mindset for Military Police, a different one for infantry, Special Forces, Green Berets, Rangers, Marines, you name it they know how to do it. We have the best military in the world.

From building up the physical skillset to the mental preparation, we know how to do it. We could have made our schools very secure and the children very safe over the past 20 years, but we chose not to. 297 people were killed in school shootings from 1980 – 2012. 141 were killed between Columbine in 1998 – 2016. Because of the overlap its hard to say what the total number has been.

If you were one of the dead people, you probably would have appreciated your government taking an interest in stopping the killing. The local CBS affiliate KCCI ran around a couple of days ago doing one of their post shooting “Should teachers be armed?” interviews. To them arming teachers means a .45 caliber handgun on every hip whether or not the person is capable or qualified. Then the resulting suppositions about kids getting hit by accident or crossfire.

The pussification of the media really puts a damper on the quality of the discussion. There are at least 6 non-lethal means of dealing with a shooter that when used in combo give an organized group of amateurs a fighting chance against a shooter and most importantly stopping him from killing kids. The media is so ignorant of the manly arts these topics never get discussed.

These non-lethal means fall into the categories (with some crossover) of projectile, sonic, optic, electric, gas and smoke.  Under projectile you have rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds. Which when shot from a rifle (the bullet) or a shotgun (the bean-bag) will put a man on his ass immediately. Under sonic you have flash-bang and stun grenades. Not to mention the military has actual sonic guns. Under optical you have laser pointers and the flash part of the flash-bangs offering varying degrees of temporary and permanent blindness. Also under optical you have smoke bombs of various colors that obscure a room or hallway making it impossible for a shooter to see his target.

Under gas weapons you have tear gas and pepper sprays and a multitude of other gases I don’t begin to know about. I do know there are simple ‘mace’ type pepper sprays that even in the civilian varieties shoot 15-20 feet and the military and police versions that shoot even further! I know there are various strengths of tear gas whose canisters when shot from a tear gas gun will also double as a projectile device. Not to mention the tear gas will make it absolutely impossible for a shooter to see anything.

Then you have your ‘electric’ weapons, stun guns, Tasers and God knows what else. From weapons where you have to touch the assailant to ones that reach 20 feet.

Just a can of pepper spray or just a laser pointer would have limited, though some effectiveness. But 5 or 6 teachers/custodians/staff using all the weapons at their disposal in tandem would have a great chance for success of bringing down a killer. With drills and training from professionals their chances jump ten fold from my simplistic suggestions. In conjunction with a better use of perimeter cameras and training to be in Yellow (heightened awareness) and not in Green (completely relaxed) like they have been the past 20 years, their chances skyrocket immensely.

But most likely we will continue to do nothing and keep burying children. We know how to keep kids safe, we just won’t do it. We save guards for banks, Congressional offices and sports stadiums. Not for our kids. Not once did I mention arming teachers with rifles, shotguns or handguns. Though that would really help. I forgot to even mention robots and robotic dogs that would go after a shooter fearlessly and relentlessly.

Okay, so that’s 7. Seven non-lethal responses to a shooter. 

Jim Roach

Bullet proof shields


stun grenade
Stun grenade

Masaad Ayoob. What he teaches is perhaps the most important ‘weapon’ of all, your attitude. Do you have the will to survive? Do you have a fighting spirit? Do you have the desire to keep the kids under your care alive?

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Time to grow up baby countries

The use of toilet paper is just One of the keys to not being a shithole country

Recently in Washington, DC the administration held immigration reform talks with certain members of Congress. It was alleged by Democrat SOB’s that Mr. Trump had used the term “shithole” to describe shithole countries. Far be it for Mr. Trump to use an honest term (Washington hates that). Rather than just grant blanket amnesty to illegals, Mr. Trump actually wants to reform immigration to a merit based system where America took the best of other countries, not their worst. A world where America took from the best countries, not shithole countries.

The fact that most other countries on the globe are shitholes is obvious, that’s why they want to come here. Unfortunately, America is learning that if you import the third world, you become the third world. Plus, if all the people in the world were brought here, the earth would tilt funny and be thrown off its axis. No, the best answer is to make these shithole countries great again so they won’t have to come here.

You look at Mexico, and you say, “That’s a tall order!” To make a shithole country like Mexico great again. Its not really as tough as all that. I’ve developed a short list to turn these shithole countries into a place their people actually want to live. Most of them already have a decent climate going for them that beats the hell out of being under two feet of snow like the Midwestern United States.

1.) Build sanitary sewage treatment facilities around your country. That is the #1 key to not being a shithole country, not dumping shit into your rivers, lakes, streams, costal waters and land. This should be obvious, but evidently these other leaders have shit for brains. Oh, and teach your people not to shit on the street corner like in India, the Middle East and vast areas of Asia. The United Nations won’t tell you these things, so I will.

2.) Lay pipes. A great country needs people who bathe on a regular basis and don’t stink. You need to be clean for both health reasons and because people don’t want to vacation where the people are all stinky poo. Plus its great for business.

3.) Don’t chop people’s heads or other body parts off. Advances in DNA forensics (okay that was 25 years ago for us) have shown that many people are wrongly convicted, and if you chop somebody’s head off, its a little too late if down the road they are found to be innocent. Plus, have you ever tried to get blood out of things? And it just doesn’t look good to have public executions in the tourist brochures.

3.) Teach the 10 Commandments. That’s how all the great countries got their start, honoring and acknowledging the Christian God. The 10 Commandments are a great start to a functioning society. Not lying, cheating, stealing or killing will put you on the road to success.

4.) Discover landfills and pollution free incineration of garbage. If Ames can do it, anyone can. Those pictures of garbage floating down the river are not good for the environment or quality of life.

5.) Use toilet paper. Any god that told you to wipe your butt with your finger is an idiot. Don’t listen to him. (Ditto on marrying 8 year old girls or cutting the clitoris off them. You’ll just have to trust me on this that it ain’t right.)

There you have it, 5 Things that will put your country on the road to success. Okay so I combined a few under the same heading, but I think its clear. America no longer has the money to bail out you shithole countries. You are like little babies we have had to take care of and frankly we are tired of it. Grow up. And we’re going to stop fighting your dumbass wars. Besides not having the money, I’m tired of seeing funerals of decent American soldiers on TV, or their maimed and broken bodies in the veterans hospitals because they were over there in the sand settling your various bullshit superstitions.

Jim Roach

Countries where open defecation is accepted and practiced.


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“The issue today…”

“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history,
whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

[That quote from TJ becomes immensely humorous when you think about the phrase, “The issue today”. He said that cutting insight roughly 220 years ago. The issue then is the issue now is the issue since the beginning. Is man going to rule himself, or is somebody going to do it for him? As has been said, most men don’t strive for freedom they strive for safety. – Jim Roach]

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Established here in our free Country the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the “King’s Bank”

“The men who rule the Democratic Party then promised the people that if they were returned to power there would be no central bank established here while they held the reigns of government. Thirteen months later that promise was broken, and the Wilson administration, under the tutelage of those sinister Wall Street figures who stood behind Colonel House, established here in our free Country the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the “King’s Bank” to control us from the top downward, and from the cradle to the grave.”

— Louis McFadden
(1876-1936) US Congressman (R-PA) (1915-1935), Chairman of House Banking and Currency Committee. Poisoned in 1936.

[It is utterly a shame that we are too stupid to see that without honest money, we cannot be free. The “King’s bank” is the Federal Reserve for anyone who doesn’t get that. Which does not deal in honest money . – Jim Roach]

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“Honest money”

“If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North American Republic [i.e., honest Constitutionally authorized debt-free money] should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt (to the International Bankers). It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe!”
— The Times of London

[That quote from their opinion page speaks so much truth. Ugly truth, but truth nonetheless. Honest money. Metal backed currency whose worth is determined by the free market. Not an unbacked fiat currency whose rate is artificially set by a consortium of private bankers known as the Federal Reserve. An institution that charges us an interest rate to use our own ‘money’. A situation so absurd we now give  our money to the bankers, and they don’t even have the decency to pay us interest when using our money! 1/3 of our retirement stool has been stolen from us, and we are not even rioting in  the streets! Without savings accounts, certificates of deposit and savings bonds paying worth a damn, we are forced into speculating in the stock market. And speculation is not investment nor is it savings. The history of the world has been the world being manipulated by the bankers. Andrew Jackson had it put on his tombstone that he beat the bankers. Not in the end. – Jim Roach]

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Seeing clearly

“President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents.”

— Xavier Lerma
Russian columnist for Pravda
Source: Obama’s Soviet Mistake, Pravda, 19.11.2012

[People like to talk about the police state that controlled the USSR, but ignore the one under their nose. Its doubtful that anything will come of the blatant corruption at the FBI. People only follow where the mainstream media leads them, and that certainly won’t be uncovering the Deep State. I can’t think of anything more dangerous to a free republic than an FBI so rotten that it attempts to overthrow the will of the people in a duly elected president. Strzok and Page talked an “insurance plan” if Trump was elected. Their texts also contemplated the pros and cons of assassination. All the while the mainstream media is burying this overwhelming evidence of corruption at the very top of this government. Its not good when the media has chosen a side. – Jim Roach]

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The Reagan myth

Ronald Reagan has always been a mixed bag of results in reality, but remembered as ‘Saint Ronnie’ by Republicans. It was only 5 years ago or so I went to YouTube and listened to his 1964 nominating speech, ‘A Time for Choosing’. That speech was easily one of the 5 greatest political speeches of all time. Acquaintances who think I am a Republican just assume I voted for him, never did. They also think I have a school girl like crush on him like they do. I don’t.

What brought all this to mind was the recent passage of the tax bill in Congress. In the lead up to it, the events of 35 years ago were constantly being brought up. Their remembrance of history was substantially different than mine. Their memory was that by “cutting taxes” the “economy” took off on some fairy dust trail of good happenings. This boom according to them allowed a military buildup that crushed the evil Soviet Union.

What drives me crazy (and its a short drive) is not remembering history accurately. That serves no one, let alone a nation of over 300,000,000 people, who also happen to be the world’s last hope. Conservative talk radio forever and a day promotes the lie that “Reagan tax cuts” created the single greatest economic boom in history, bullshit. He put America on a credit card for 8 years. He borrowed out the wazoo. Of course it looks like you’re living high on the hog when you are living off of someone else’s money. But you can’t do that forever, eventually the bill comes due.

When Reagan came into office the national debt was less than one trillion dollars, roughly $925 billion dollars. When he left office he had roughly tripled the national debt, $2.5 trillion dollars. He didn’t just “bankrupt the Soviet Union”, he also got America on that path as well. He and Congress simply gave the bill for this national largesse to their grandkids. He also dramatically raised taxes on the working class by increasing the Social Security and Medicare payroll deductions. Upper middleclass and the wealthy were hardly affected by this as those deductions are capped above a certain amount and their marginal top rates were reduced.

Republicans also forget that Reagan as governor brought abortion to California in his first term. They also forget his deadly foreign adventurism in the Middle East and Central America. On the other hand, getting shot a few months into office wasn’t his fault. Many biographers suggest that incident took a lot out of  The Gipper physically in retrospect. And he did rejuvenate the American mystique as far as how we are perceived by the rest of the world.

Ronald Reagan also had amnesty in his second term. Trump is getting ready to do DACA amnesty. The similarities in the two are striking. Although I personally have a lot more invested in Mr. Trump, I voted for him. I realize he is no more ‘perfect’ than Reagan was. Reagan was considered an outsider and not particularly liked by the establishment, he wasn’t absolutely loathed like Trump is. Reagan was imminently likeable on a personal level, just like Trump.

Mr. Trump has even greater upside potential than Reagan in my view. Perhaps because the nation is in even a more tenuous spot. There’s no where to go but up. It will be interesting to see how historians compare the two in twenty five years, I hope I’m around to see it. Though “historians” got so much wrong about Reagan, they might double that on Trump.

Jim Roach


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The Light of the world

In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.[b]

God sent a man, John the Baptist,[c] to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

14 So the Word became human[d] and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.[e] And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’”

16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.[f] 17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God,[g] is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. [New Living Translation]

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All they got Left is violence

Good grief! Saturday November 4 and Antifa rioted across America! Its so obvious now that Hillary cheated in the primary that even the mainstream media is having to cover it! What a pathetic end for the Party of JFK. What an inauspicious end to a once proud party. Violence and cheating. No ideas, no leaders under 70. Empty vessels. Like a fish, the rot starts at the head. Look at who their leader is.

Jim Roach

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