Grrrr, blood pressure rising.
This is a discussion on Paul Quander, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, says... within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Apologies if this was already posted, I searched but couldn't find anything. MILLER: D.C.'s crime solution: Be a victim - Washington Times “The problem is, ...
Apologies if this was already posted, I searched but couldn't find anything.
MILLER: D.C.'s crime solution: Be a victim - Washington Times“The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation. It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.” - Paul Quander, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, the District of Columbia
It scares me that there are people, people in power, that feel a human being should chance giving up their lives, or receive serious life altering injuries, to support a criminal act. Lesser, that I should willingly hand over my money and possessions to a thief. A thief that is threatening me with a deadly weapon. Or, for the ladies, a man that may want much more than your possessions.
What if it is a kidnapper? Is it that easy to "replace" a wife and child?
I think Mr. Quander needs to do some serious soul searching before he flippantly makes that decision for other people. It's truly amazing the lengths someone can reach out, to support their political ideology.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
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Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
Unless his boss has an appointed position, the voters of DC have exactly what they deserve.
"To reject the notion of expertise, and to replace it with a sanctimonious insistence that every person has a right to his or her own opinion, is silly."
DC is a disaster. It's truly beyond hope.
Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
Appeasement serves little purpose with questionable outcomes for weak-minded people. There are too many examples of the failures of said behavior on a individual basis as well as a group basis.
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Maybe he would like to demonstrate his technique during an attack on him or his family in a real life or death situation. I'd buy a ticket! Of course, he's probably surrounded by armed bodyguards 24/7.
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Makes me wonder what he is getting out to the deal that makes him want criminals to succeed in their violent escapades...
Unbelievable. Not that he would hold this opinion but that he would say it out loud. Why would the people of the district keep reelecting fools likt this?
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"...but to walk away and survive."
And if only that were the case. Unfortunately, all to often the victim can't walk away afterwards. This fool lives in the past when BGs generally only wanted your money; now they want your money and no witnesses.
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Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Just proves elections matter. The people of DC should mount up and vote in people with solid American values. Sadly, I don't see this happening.
"I've noticed that everyone that is pro-abortion has already been born." - Ronald Reagan
"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.
My inlaws live in the DC area, and based on my conversations with them, sheeple are perfectly content being sheeple. When my sister-in-law lived in the district, there was a club on every steering wheel, metal grating on every window, and a lights-out-and-lay-on-the-floor drill whenever the frequent gunshots were heard.
DC is a a hole filled with criminals, white and blue collar. They have to live under government rule that doesn't care about them.
The political elites, the rich and powerful will always make sure they have access to protection from those who would cause them harm.
Above all the negative characteristics of human nature, I despise hypocrisy the most.
Looks like the everyday-garden-variety talking Anal Pore which seems to emanate from
Disneyland on the Potomac (Washington D.C.)
useless piece of garbage.
I would rather die with good men than hide with cowards
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
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What he said was just a what the elites consider as the politically correct version of the old saying "I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it." .
Technically it amounts to saying the same thing and making the same point only without angering any special interest groups.