The Orlando Massacre

What can we say?

What is there to say?

We knew it would happen, if not there then somewhere else– Another soft target in another soft city, a spectacular attack that evaded all surveillance and came under the radar. For years, especially at the old digs, we commented on bullets dodged and expensive lessons learned cheaply. Who didn’t see this coming?

Only the blind and the deaf, that’s who.

This is war.

Get used to it.

Some say that this isn’t an existential fight.

I disagree.

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My advice to all is to arm yourselves, with implements and knowledge; the latter is more important than the former, but both are necessary. As the late, great Pat Rogers said, and the great John Farnam still says, avoid high-energy places, avoid crowds, avoid any place of public controversy. Have a plan. If you simply must go, then know when to disengage, when to leave. Your life might depend on it.

50-some people paid the price for this lesson for us, we might want to learn it if we haven’t already.

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Oh, and don’t let one more of these people in this country, not a single one. The savage that did this might have been born here, but that doesn’t mean we need to commit suicide and welcome others here. No more. Not one.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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