Dept of Homeland Security Suggests Defending Yourself Against Crazed Shooters with Scissors

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends that people use scissors to defend themselves against crazed shooters armed with semi-automatic rifles (and very likely on psychotropic drugs; h/t Natural News). It’s very strange, but for some inexplicable reason, they don’t talk about how you could also, instead of relying on scissors, carry a firearm of your own and use it to defend yourself and other innocent people around you in such a scenario. I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t think to point out that option, even though the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America explicitly protects the individual right to bear arms! How odd.

V.P. Joe Biden is a bit closer to the right idea when he says to get a shotgun:

But it’s still very strange he doesn’t suggest people get a firearm more suitable for self-defense, like a semi-automatic AR-15 with a high-capacity magazine. It’s almost as though the government was waging some kind of propaganda campaign for gun-control in violation of the Constitution! But we know the government would never violate the Constitution! I mean, it’s not as though the words “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment are hard to understand or anything.

The best plan for reducing gun violence in the U.S. I’ve seen yet is Bob Wenzel’s at Economic Policy Journal:

  1. Abolish the DEA and end the war on drugs.
  2. Abolish the FDA and government involvement in drugs.
  3. End minimum wage laws.
  4. Abolish the Department of Education and end public school education.
  5. End gun control.

Points 1, 2, and 5 would be particularly effective, although I think it is an enormous oversight of Wenzel’s not to include on the list ending the government’s role of setting the example for criminal lawlessness, violence, and mass murder.

  • William Chandler

    If WE do not need firearms ….. then “HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS” such as DHS do not need firearms. I will give up mine when they give up theirs. Thieving, lying, sacks of dog feces.

    “That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.” George Orwell

    • http://www.jeremyrhammond.com Jeremy R. Hammond

      Yup.

  • Khan Azam,

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    • http://www.jeremyrhammond.com Jeremy R. Hammond

      You are right, the U.S. is heading for economic collapse. You mentioned my book. I discuss the past and future coming financial crises in my other book, “Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman” (see right sidebar for link).

  • Arab Khan,

    The US strategic are failed all over the World. especially in PALESTINE, Ukraine, Crimea, Islamic countries.The Crimea, case is going well in world of politics, Now a days Moscow’s success in Crimea could lead to it redrawing Ukraine’s .

    The Islamic countries are going on their natural process after 11/9 lie failure projects, just Like Egypt’s crisis, The Afghanistan elections are also going well after so many century. The Afghanistan Election will finished safely on 5th April, 2014, Thanks GOD for it, also we thanks Hamid Karzai for this good movements…
    لعنت ھو ” نا پاک ملا عمر ” پر ” نا پاک القاعده” پر ” نا پاک طالبان” پر” نا پاک” پاک فوج پر اور ” نا پاک” بری ‘ فوج’ پر لعنت ھو ” نا پاک امریکہ” پر اور پاک افغان پر لعنت ھو نا پاک “آئی ایس آئی ” پر ملا عمر ” پر ” بے غیرت القاعدہ ” پر اور ” پاکستانی طالبان” پرلعنت ھو..
    The MI6, CIA Mossad, Raw, and ISI, ISIL are destroyed Pakistan, As long as there is Mullah-Military-Judiciary evil alliance in place, we will continue to have terrorists hiding in Pakistan.The Takfiri are belonging to Freemasonry, Jewish Lobby of the World, Zionist regime, Anarchist parties, WATCHTOWER,Awake, Mossad, CIA, GIA, MI6,ISI, ISIL,RAW, Pentagon, EU Agencies, Lion Club, ROTARY, Jaycees, Canadian, Austrians, UK, USA Government’s, France, Pakistan government’s, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, etc, etc. The Time will come when they pay the Results.
    The GENEVA 11 are failed, due to Saudi Arabia poor mentality. After all the Syrian government will be Succeeds in their goals..When the Time will come,and when they pay the Results of 11/9 very soon
    The Jews of Iraq are destroyed Iraq and other Muslim Countries, all were disturbed by Zionism & Israel from 66 years. The US, and European countries are Failed in Ukraine conflict very badly, also in Crimea, and Islamic countries, just Like Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and other Islamic Countries.The Syrian government will be Succeeds and achieved their goals.The Targeted Killing and Suicide Bombing are strat in USA..
    ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’ Thanks.