Merry Christmas! Stay Armed and Aware My Friends . . .

“Federal authorities warned local law enforcement authorities across the US on Friday that Islamic State sympathizers were continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites,” theguardian.com reports. Same as it ever was. Only this time there appears to be credible intel for a 2016 attack . . .

The federal US warning was issued after a publicly available list of US churches was posted on a militant social media site.

“As part of the continuous dialogue with our law enforcement partners, the FBI routinely shares information about potential threats to better enable law enforcement to protect the communities they serve,” FBI spokesman Andrew Ames said.

Ames added that citizens were advised to maintain awareness of their surroundings and report suspicious activity.

For those of you who realize that the police are second responders, a word of [I’m sure unnecessary] advice: stay armed my friends.

And not to put any more of a damper on Christmas cheer (much), I’d also like to remind you that terrorists often use an initial attack to drive victims to secondary carnage. So if the S hits the F terrorist-wise, be very careful about your escape route.

Separately on Friday, police in Australia detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day attacks using explosives, knives and a gun in the heart of Melbourne.

See what I mean?

comments

  1. avatar jwm says:

    I only go to churches for funerals and weddings. And I try to avoid both. Terrorists will have to come to my house over the holidays if they want a shot at me.

    1. avatar MLee says:

      Well what about happiness and joy??

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I find those all around, where ever I go. I don’t need a boring sunday listening to a guy of suspect intent telling me what God says. If God wants to deliver me a message he can do it himself.

        1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Funny thing about weddings and funerals. After each, someone is burying a stiffie… ?

  2. avatar lnjk says:

    As it’s been said —The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

  3. avatar Jon in CO says:

    My very old story is better than your very old story, so I’m going to go to the places where your story is told, and blow it up, or shoot people. Or stab people. Or run them over with trucks.

    Tell me any of that makes sense to any degree.

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    GOD willing I’ll be in the most heavily armed large church I’ve ever seen-Hammond 1st Baptist. Cops,CC carriers and open carry galore. Merry Christmas!????

    1. avatar Reggie Browning says:

      Um maybe should have thought that emoji order out better before you made Santa commit suicide next to the American flag. =P

      Anyway, merry Christmas all.

      1. Santa has NOTHING to do with Christmas…

        1. avatar Ing says:

          Why’d you put him in your emoji lineup, then?

        2. avatar former water walker says:

          Not so \subtle satire boys…lighten up francis.

    2. avatar Danny Griffin says:

      OC at Hammond Baptist? Nice. I’ve been there, back in the Jack Hyles days. I grew up in Hammond.

      I now live in Michigan. We’re okay, our Muslims are friendly. (Not really).

      1. avatar former water walker says:

        The head pastor is gatted up as far as I can tell. Very 2A friend…where are you Danny? Hamtramck or Dearborn??

  5. avatar unknown says:

    Australia? All weapons are banned there, it can’t happen in a weapons free utopian paradise. And to think that the Hideous Rotten Criminal wanted US to be just like them. She’s supposedly been drinking heavily, hope she has plenty on hand. I knew people who drank themselves to death & were found in their own vomit.

    1. avatar GSteele says:

      If she’s having trouble puking, I’d be glad to supply the vomit . . .

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      “I knew people who drank themselves to death & were found in their own vomit.”

      Which is slightly better than people who drank themselves to death and were found in somebody else’s vomit.

  6. avatar tdiinva (now in wisconsin) says:

    I am my church’s protector. Having already survived one terrorist attack there is no one way, given the odds, of being attacked again. Why, that would be like survive two nuclear attacks. That could never happen!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi

  7. avatar Dave Lewis says:

    I’m trading out the LCP .380 for an Officer’s Model 1911 tonight.

    1. avatar tdiinva (now in wisconsin) says:

      I live a couple of hours from “little Mogadishu” aka the Twin Cities. It’s a sad commentary that I feel I have to show up on Christmas like I am in Bastogne.

  8. avatar Chris T from KY says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrr-CDXijs

    Joyeux Noel Trailer
    This is from 2005. A warning, if you watch the full movie you may start crying. Merry Christmas to everyone.

    1. avatar Chris T from KY says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkKkAg4Ew-s

      This I think is a better trailer.

  9. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I just returned from Christmas Eve service at my church. I may or may not have been armed with a large handgun and 45 rounds of ammunition and a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 carbine on standby with another 80 rounds of ammunition. And I may or may not have been on over-watch duty.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      I’m not religious, but I’ll give that an AMEN, too.

  10. avatar Michael says:

    Why wouldn’t you carry at church? Everyday means EVERYday

    1. avatar unknown says:

      Precisely. One night we went on lockdown because of 3 criminals who had just done an armed robbery about 5 miles away. I say it over & over again, “it is better to have it & not need it than to need it & not have it”. This also applies to all of the emergency gear carried in the vehicles & all of the other stuff I am prepared (hopefully) for. Recently friends of mine were out of their house a good 3 months because of a kitchen fire; I asked him he had any fire extinguishers: NO. Told him I had one in every room & every storage shed. Said he was going to fix the problem, I doubt it.

  11. avatar O2HeN2 says:

    .>> ..police in Australia detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day attacks…

    Of course, we don’t know if that’s five out of five, or five out of 50…

    O2

  12. avatar CCDWGuy says:

    Just two days ago checked to make sure I can carry concealed in church in Kentucky and it is legal unless the church has a no carry sign. Kept reading stuff online that individuals could not carry in churches, only pastors/ministers with CC license. Apparently that is not correct. Went to Christmas Eve pageant this evening and felt much better carrying given it’s probably another soft target.

    1. avatar unknown says:

      Unless there are metal detectors and/or physical searches………..

      1. avatar Cliff H says:

        I strongly recommend that if you show up at a church that has metal detectors and/or physical searches that you seek another address for your salvation.

        1. avatar unknown says:

          True, I agree. Referring to anywhere where you are searched, just avoid them. A sign should not stop a person from exercising their right to self defense, and if any venue wants to rob me of that right, it will not receive my patronage.

  13. avatar Brian says:

    Packing an extra magazine. Sadly, it’ll be too warm for my duster, which can hide a KSG…

  14. avatar Darkwing says:

    The US government has done it’s job well. They have got the sheeple so scared that they see a threat around ever corner. They did this in the 50’s and it worked. It get to me that people who are educated and knowledgeable are believing this dren that the government is give them. I have looked at all the “attack” they are all false flags and the sheeple are running scared.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Long as we got a man of clear vision like you to lead us we’ll be okay.

    2. avatar Ad Astra says:

      So your saying the USSR was staged? Thats one big sound stage they shot it on.

  15. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    Not expecting any attacks here today. Even the mountain lions and wolves are hunkered down in shelter somewhere. We’re having a blizzard, so I expect to be snowed in for several days.

    I’m always armed anyway, of course. 🙂

  16. avatar RustyTheBoyRobot says:

    “using explosives, knives and a gun in the heart of Melbourne.”

    Everyone was on high alert because the gun in their possession was an Adler, right? Nothing more effective for a terror attack than a lever-action with 5 rounds….

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