Thread: State Office Building Evacuated
I wonder if we can expect this reaction more often given the recent events that have dominated the news. Its not illegal, nor particularly rare to see someone carrying a firearm in a state building. Had I answered the 911 call, I would have probably replied with a "so what"?
In light of state law why are you calling about a guy with a gun????"In light of recent workplace violence issues we would like to err on the side of caution," Melton said. "You've got to take it on its face value that you are dealing with what you are dealing with and when somebody calls and says 'hey, we've got a guy with a gun,' you've got to react accordingly."
Now, a guy wearing a sweater with the words "Jesus Christ Superstar" would deserve a phone call....
Of course you can expect it. That is the plan. If people are inconvenienced enough and often enough. If they are frightened enough and often enough, then they will be agreeable to or even demand restriction on guns in public places. Schools are locked down, malls are evacuated, and now a publicly owned building is shut down over nothing. Who do you think gets the blame for this? Your choices are:
No. 1. Stupid, over reacting citizens who calls in a false report? No. They were just doing the right thing and trying to save lives.
No. 2. Stupid, over reacting LEO's that can't wait to play with all of their "toys" in public? No. They were just doing the right thing, protecting people and taking "common sense" precautions, because anyone with a gun is a potential madman and he could just "snap" at any second.
No. 3. Stupid, over reacting building managers or supervisors? No. They were just doing the right thing by looking after the people in "their" building or in "their" department, because anyone who would have a gun in a state building, where guns are allowed by law, is obviously nuts.
The person to blame will be "gun owners", even if there is no gun or gun owner present. The chance that there MIGHT have been a gun and that someone MIGHT get shot will eventually be enough to make the sheeple demand that "something" be done about guns in public places. With this kind of hype and this kind of fear mongering, the fact that no gun was present at any of these incidents will make no difference.
Of course, if an open carrier, like you or me, was actually present, with all of the adrenaline pumping around this incident, we could be shot down in a second, without a word. The LEO's that shot us would be given a commendation for saving dozens of lives and moved to the top of the list for promotion. He could easily be elected Sheriff (or Governor) at the next election. Our dead bodies would be dumped at sea, like we did with Osama Bin Laden, our homes would be ransacked looking for evidence of "Terrorist Connections", our families would be "interviewed" and our friends would be scrutinized to see if they were in on the plot. The fact that we posted on OCDO would be on the front page of the Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader.
Don't forget, the General Assembly starts it 2016 session in 12 days. Don't be surprised if we see a "solution" to this problem introduced. Coming on the heels of the Governor of Virginia banning guns in state building, some Democrat is bound to volunteer something. Mary Lou Marzian would be my first suspect and Reggie Thomas would be my second, but there are lots of candidates.
Last edited by gutshot; 12-24-2015 at 04:43 PM.
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