THE FT. LAUDERDALE SHOOTINGS
By Chuck Baldwin
January 12, 2017
There was another mass shooting in a gun-free zone: this time in the Ft. Lauderdale airport in Florida. As I have said repeatedly, the most dangerous place in the world to be is in a gun-free zone. An example is the heavily gun-controlled city of Chicago. In a place where very few good guys are legally allowed to possess a firearm, some 762 people were murdered during 2016. That’s over two per day.
And true to form, the mass shootings in Ft. Lauderdale make no more sense than any of the other mass shootings in this country--except that they took place in a gun-free zone, of course. Here’s what we’ve been told:
A 26-year-old Hispanic guy flies all the way from Alaska to South Florida. But after he arrives in Ft. Lauderdale, he decides to go into an airport bathroom, take out the handgun he had lawfully checked onto the plane, and without saying a word start shooting people in the baggage claim area, killing five. After he runs out of bullets, he calmly lies down on the floor and waits for authorities to take him into custody. Authorities never fire a shot.
The man was a U.S. veteran who was a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and had served a tour of duty in Iraq. Now get this: last November, the man walked into an FBI office in Anchorage and told them that the Army had forced him to submit to mind control programs that included pumping him full of ISIS videos. He also said that the military was trying to force him to fight FOR ISIS. He further said that he was sickened and guilt-stricken at the numbers of innocent children in Iraq that the U.S. military was killing through all of its drone, missile, and bombing attacks, to the point of it affecting his emotional stability. Of course, we are told he was dismissed as a wacko and drummed out of the Army.
His family testified to the mental and emotional changes that this man had undergone after his tour of duty in Iraq. By the way, he worked as a security guard and carried a handgun in the performance of his duties.
As happens so very often in these mass shootings, initial reports from eyewitnesses said there were multiple shooters at the scene, but authorities later declared the man acted alone. This happens in almost every mass shooting.
Again, nothing about this story makes any sense. But I get it: this was another "deranged" madman, so nothing has to make sense. How convenient. Or, as many Muslim-hating “Christian” writers and talking heads are now saying, the guy was a Muslim terrorist. So, THAT explains it. Brains in neutral; think no further.
Based on a photo of the alleged handgun used by the shooter, the gun looks to be a Walther PPS 9mm. This gun has a single stack magazine and holds seven or eight rounds. These are not high-capacity magazines by any stretch. Early reports said that the shooter did NOT reload. Later, however, reports said he did reload.
By the number of people hit, it seems obvious that the shooter did reload at least once--if he was the ONLY shooter, that is. If the shooter only reloaded once (as some eyewitnesses say), this was still an extraordinary display of handgun accuracy. A total of thirteen people were shot, and five of them were killed. That means this man fired sixteen shots and thirteen of them hit a person and five of the thirteen were kill shots. That was very good shooting given the fact that people were not standing still. They were moving and moving quickly. They were panicked; they were running; dodging; weaving; diving; seeking cover; etc. Granted, one of the five killed was elderly, which would have impaired her mobility. But unless some of the others had physical handicaps, they would have certainly been able to move fast enough to make themselves difficult targets. You handgunners know how difficult it is to be accurate with a short-barreled handgun when shooting in a no-stress environment at a stationary target. Throw fast moving targets and the stress of shooting at live human beings into the mix, and accuracy becomes extremely difficult.
For a real-life comparison, an investigative study by the New York Times found that in actual, real-world shootings, from a distance of zero to six feet, police officers hit the bad guys only about 40% of the time. Did you get that? Trained police officers from a distance of zero to six feet (that’s called bad breath range) only hit their targets four out of ten times.
See the report: A Hail Of Bullets, A Heap Of Uncertainty
If this shooter in Ft. Lauderdale was truly alone, his accuracy ratio was MUCH higher than trained police officers, and he would have been shooting at much greater distances. If he reloaded once, his accuracy was 81%. If he reloaded twice, his accuracy was 54%. As you can see, we are supposed to believe that this man was much, much better with a handgun than professional police officers. And before you cite the man’s military training as making the difference, unless the soldier is in Special Ops or has a duty-specific need for advanced handgun training, the primary weapon a soldier or Marine is trained with is the battle rifle, and their training with a handgun is minimal. Of course, the presence of a second or third shooter at the Ft. Lauderdale airport would significantly help explain the number of killed and wounded.
If the shooter truly acted alone, it is much more plausible that he reloaded more than once--which brings to surface another problem. In the length of time that an active shooter is calmly walking around shooting people and taking time to reload his handgun, how is it that NO airport security personnel managed to get there in time to engage the shooter? By the time any police officer or security personnel arrived, the shooter was out of bullets, had dropped his handgun, and was lying prostrate on the floor waiting to be taken into custody. Come on! You folks have flown in and out of these big international airports. They are crawling with armed security. But somehow, this man was able to calmly walk around shooting people, even taking enough time to ostensibly execute several reloads, and NO ONE arrived in time to engage the guy.
Ladies and gentlemen, neither scenario makes any sense. NONE!
Watch this though: as sure as anything, more restrictions (or even a total prohibition) will be placed on the transporting of firearms on commercial airliners (except for government employees and their bodyguards, of course). Plus, this shooting also provides momentum for the anti-gun zealots in Washington, D.C., (in both parties) to squelch a certain effort by pro-gun members of Congress to pass a national concealed carry reciprocity bill that appeared inevitable given the results of the November elections. All bets are off now.
Here we go again. The one common denominator of all of these “random” mass shootings is more and more gun control and less and less freedom.
This will also fuel the accusations by anti-gun leftists against our military combat veterans that they are mentally ill. A PTSD diagnosis of combat veterans is a tool of big-government toadies to deny veterans their Second Amendment liberties. No doubt, this shooting will be used as justification for denying more combat veterans of their right to keep and bear arms. They will say this shooter in Ft. Lauderdale was just another mentally ill war veteran, and, therefore, they will tend to adjudicate more and more war veterans as being mentally ill.
But the vast, vast majority of our combat veterans are NOT mentally ill. What they are is grief-stricken and guilt-ridden at the acts of horror that they have both witnessed and been forced to participate in by a blood-thirsty, conscienceless Congress and war department. This is easily understood when one recognizes that we are losing far more combat veterans to suicide than we are to enemy fire.
“Confirming once again that war, to those who are sent to fight them, is absolute hell, newly released Pentagon statistics show that suicide--not combat--is the leading killer of US troops deployed to the Middle East.
“According to a report in USA Today this week, of the 31 troops who have died as of Dec. 27 in Operation Inherent Resolve, 11 have taken their own lives. Eight died in combat, seven in accidents and four succumbed to illness or injury.
“These new numbers confirm a trend that’s been in place since the beginning of the prolonged occupation of the Middle East.
“Earlier this year, the DoD released a similar report from 2014 that revealed some startling numbers. In all of 2014, a total of 55 US troops, in both hostile and non-hostile situations, lost their lives in foreign occupations. The number of soldiers who killed themselves was nearly 5 times that amount.
“According to the DoD report, in 2014, there were 269 deaths by suicide among active component service members (compared to 259 deaths by suicide in 2013).”
“In war, human lives become units to be traded as a commodity to aid in the expansion of the State. When they are no longer deemed useful, these human lives are then tossed out like yesterday’s garbage.
“Treating human beings in such a brutal and inhumane manner is not without consequence.
“Not only are active duty soldiers tragically ending their own lives at an increasing rate, but once they finish their service, these numbers skyrocket.
“In a 2012 report put out by the Veterans Administration, it was estimated that up to 22 veterans a day kill themselves. That is 8,000 lives a year--almost one per hour.”
The report goes on to say:
“If you really want to ‘support the troops’ you’ll stop supporting wars of aggression in distant lands in which Americans are forced to kill people who pose no threat to the US.
“If you really ‘support the troops’ you’ll stop blindly standing up for your government whose proven track record shows that they do everything but support the troops.
“If you really support the troops, you’ll educate yourself on who is behind these wars, why they are waged, and how US foreign policy actually creates enemies. ISIS would not exist had the US not remained hell bent on overthrowing the Assad regime for the benefit of special interests in DC.
“Pledging blind obedience and unquestioning support for wars that one’s government illegally wages at the expense of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and mothers and fathers, is the antithesis of what a free person should do--and anything but ‘supporting the troops.’”
As for the Ft. Lauderdale shootings, it has all of the earmarks of another MK-Ultra-type false flag event. It might absolutely scare us silly if we really knew how many Manchurian candidates the government has walking around out there.
Folks, I do NOT trust federal authorities (or their puppets in the mainstream media) to tell us the truth about much of anything. Most everything the federal government tells us is a deliberate, bald-faced lie.
The reports about mind control programs conducted by the U.S. military and CIA are well documented. It makes sense to me that this man could have been truly subjected to mind control programing that included being programmed to commit acts of terrorism on behalf of ISIS. After all, our military Special Ops and CIA have been actively and deliberately working on behalf of, and in support of, ISIS for years.
It also makes sense to me that this man could have been overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame at the reality of watching hundreds--maybe thousands--of innocent little children being killed in the U.S. bombing raids in Iraq to the point that--coupled with the mind control programming he had been subjected to--he wound up doing exactly what the U.S. government had programmed him to do. Eyewitnesses may have also truly seen a second or third shooter: a specially trained killer whose job was to make sure the patsy fulfilled his assignment and to also make sure there was a sufficient death toll. A man who then simply disappeared like a ghost into thin air leaving the mind-controlled patsy to take all of the blame. These highly skilled, professional killers have no problem disappearing after a killing, because they have all of the backup they need from whichever government is sponsoring them.
Just how many of these mass killings are indeed the work of wicked and murderous assassins within our own government who manipulate distraught, disillusioned, mind-controlled patsies in order to saturate the country with more and more fear and anger, we will never know.
Each time one of these tragedies happens, liberals are left with more and more fear and anger against guns; and conservatives are left with more and more fear and anger against Muslims. All the while, the New World Order neocon globalists who are the masterminds behind these brilliant conspiracies achieve their desired objectives with the attitudes and reactions of both liberals and conservatives.
Conspiracy or no conspiracy, this much is an absolute fact: gun-free zones are great places to get shot.
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