A Wheeling, WV Sunday School teacher was walking after church when he and his fiancée were surrounded by a group of nine men who began making threats, saying “they were going to rape my wife in front of me, cut me.” Even after the woman called 911, the aggression continued.
Finally the man pulled his gun and fired a warning shot, prompting the men to flee. Police arrived and handcuffed the man and charged him with wanton endangerment for firing a gun in a public place.
Maybe he should have shot the perps…..?
For the first year since the 1930s, a local veterans group did not hold a Veterans Day program at the Eau Claire area school district, due to a disagreement over firearms and the traditional 21-gun salute.
School officials do not want any firearms, even ceremonial ones that are only able to fire blanks, to be used on the school grounds. The administration does not cite any law backing its decision. It appears to be a desire to shape (brainwash) the culture in the direction the administration wishes it to go. Forbidding even the ceremonial use of non-guns in schools shows that the purpose is one of programming, or conditioning, rather than one of safety.
“We like to honor the veterans; we bring them in on a regular basis,” says Tim Libham, the Executive Director of Administration for the district. “There are just some conditions that we have to adhere to and the shooting of guns, even with blanks, is something we don’t feel is appropriate given society, and the concerns that we have and that the community has, on school premises.” Libham also stated that some of the students were “uneasy” and didn’t like the salute.
Is it “appropriate” to revise and forget history and civics? Do we do away with math and science classes because they make students uneasy? Then why do away with history and civics?
In my day, they shot guns off every time we scored a touchdown. And we don’t care about how you “feel.”
That’s Tim Libham, Executive Director of Administration.
Rather than compromising the traditional ceremony, the Patriotic Council group instead chose to move the Veterans Day program to the parking lot of a nearby Burger King – complete with a 21-gun salute.
Thank you, veterans. And Mr. Libham, you can go jump in the lake.