I’d like to say I was shocked to discover the FBI had specific, credible information about the Parkland, Florida spree killer’s plans to commit mass murder — and did nothing. I wasn’t. As for why the Fibbies dropped the ball I turn to Hanlon’s Razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Be that as it may, the feds’ failure highlights an important truth . . .
You can’t rely on anyone to save you, your friends or your family from a violent attack, whether it originates with a criminal, crazy, terrorist or the government. (Yes, there is that.) Your safety and security ultimately depends on you.
The antis scoff at the idea that a lone [white] citizen can defend him or herself, their family and/or community against a violent attack by force of arms. And in certain circumstances, I’m sure that’s right. But so what?
If push comes to shove, I’d rather die with a gun in my hand than not. I’d rather do something to stop a threat rather than wait and hope that some government worker will come to my rescue.
That’s not a new idea for me, but the FBI’s incompetence stiffens my resolve. What’s your takeaway from their failure to stop the Parkland, Florida spree killer?