We must ask "WHY?"

We must ask "WHY?"

WHY?

WHY?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NRA: To See Where Gun Licensing Leads, Look To Great Britain

Does this sound familiar. Two mass shootings in a short period of time and the government using shame to try and disarm the people.



Let's imagine that Harry Potter used his magic wand and every firearm went away. Would violence
disappear? Or would aspects of or society suddenly have the upper hand. Let me correct that, MORE
of an upper hand. How could a pretty mother of two defend herself and her small children from an
attacker determined to her harm? How would a 70 year old man fare against a 19 year old attacker?
How would YOU do against three attackers with knifes? Even if YOU were armed with a knife? History shows, time and time again, that the more powerful will take what they want and kill to get it.

If we ban any type of legal firearm, then we are taking property away from people who have broken
no laws and who have done no wrong. In reality, we would be punishing the innocent.
Why would that make 'someone feel good'? And why is our government, including the president, trying to use shame to get what they want?

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Emperor's buddy strike back

Former Wilkes-Barre administrator J.J. Murphy said in an email that the following would be his only response to a complaint filed by Linda Urban and comments from her and Frank Sorrick:
Sometimes working for the government forces you to make tough decisions. At least one of the decisions Mayor Leighton and I made in 2004 motivated someone to hire a man to try to break into my home buy (sic) telling my wife they were a city employee there to check the pipes. Fortunately, my wife and small children were not physically harmed when this individual tried to force their way in as she had locked the storm door. The Pennsylvania State Police were involved during the investigation but the individual was never captured.
Over the following three days presumably the same man came back to the house at least twice leaving a threatening note and damaging some property. It was at this time that the Police Chief recommended cameras on my home in lieu of paying overtime for officers to watch the house. The purchased was discussed with City Council and approved by the City Controller.
Mrs. Urban’s complaint is filled with factual inaccuracies. I paid for the removal of the cameras and returned them to the city.
Mr. Sorick is misinformed as I paid for the monthly monitoring of the alarm system for years.
As far as commenting on Mrs. Urban or Mr. Sorick’s comments, a great military leader once told me, “Never argue with an idiot. They will always try to bring you down, and you can never bring them up.”
My wife and I are proud King’s College graduates. I spent over 15 years of my life living in Wilkes-Barre and until 4 weeks ago my family still lived and went to school there. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity Wilkes-Barre afforded me and wish the city well. I am blessed to have hundreds of friends in the area and will miss them as well as the numerous organizations, especially the veteran organizations, I was fortunate to be a part of while I was there.'

Some things I would like to point out.
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 At least one of the decisions Mayor Leighton and I made in 2004 motivated someone to hire a man to try to break into my home buy (sic) telling my wife they were a city employee there to check the pipes. Fortunately, my wife and small children were not physically harmed when this individual tried to force their way in as she had locked the storm door. The Pennsylvania State Police were involved during the investigation but the individual was never captured.
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First off, NO ONE should have to worry about their families. Attacking the man's family is cowardice at it's greatest. 
But cops have to worry about this every day. They constantly make enemies. Truly dangerous ones. Do they get $4,000+ security systems (BTW WHAT ARE THEY MADE FROM? 24 CARAT GOLD?)? 

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 It was at this time that the Police Chief recommended cameras on my home in lieu of paying overtime for officers to watch the house.
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No this statement is BULL$HIT. On June 26, 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that Police have NO OBLIGATION to provide this kind of protection. And despite this being a 2005 decision, a 1958 Supreme Court decision has place personal security squarely on the backs of the individual, NOT ON THE POLICE.

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 I paid for the removal of the cameras and returned them to the city.
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Show us those receipts and where you payed for the remaining system.

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 I paid for the monthly monitoring of the alarm system for years.
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Really? Seems some of the bills were paid by the City.
Go here to see the long list of bills for the system which includes monthly fees.


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 “Never argue with an idiot. They will always try to bring you down, and you can never bring them up.”
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This should say, "Never believe a politician, They lie."

More about this in a past post.


Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote