Gun guru John Farnham writes [via ammoland.com]: The video above features the theme song from The Lawman. The TV series ran from 1958-1962, starring Dan Russell. The song put into words the ideal that persuaded me that I was born to be a cop. That’s the image that I aspired to. “Lawman” was the title I bore with a fierce pride, and still do.
Those principles of personal honor and duty are now obsolete, I’m told by liberal friends. The loss is illustrated by the events of 23 Sept 16 in Washington State, when an elected sheriff found himself unarmed and unable to protect himself, his wife and five other innocent citizens. Citizens shot to death by a Turkish-born murderer at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown wasn’t carrying a gun that day, and thus found himself every bit as helpless as the rest of the herd of clueless sheep wandering about the mall. In the aftermath, our sheriff pathetically bleated: “I wish that I had been armed and proactively done something…”
“The expectation people have on police officers in these situations is that they’re immediately going to solve the situation and not having the ability to do that is certainly frustrating,” Brown said in an interview with KOMO News.
Our “sheepdog” was asleep at the switch! But, like all self-righteous hypocrites, he’s now doing his best to “ justify” his personal cowardice and incompetence. He is a disgrace to our profession, and our Code. He should resign in shame and go back to eating grass, but in our “enlightened” era, he’ll be praised by our liberal, gun-hating media.
For those few sheepdogs among us who still take our oath and Code seriously, going armed is not an “option.” It is a way of life. “Lawman” is not what we do. It is who we are!
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