Photo of the scene of the shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting in Texas

Packing in the Pews

In Culture, Front Page, Second Amendment by Allen West

As we enter into 2020, let me take just a few minutes of your time to articulate the difference between a blue (progressive socialist) state and a red (conservative) state.

This past Sunday, an attacker armed with a shotgun, fired two shots in the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas (Tarrant County, near Ft. Worth). The assailant was immediately shot to death, one shot to the head, by 71-year-old firearms instructor Jack Wilson (currently a candidate for County Commissioner). As well, there could be seen on the videotape, several other church congregants who drew their concealed carry weapons, including an elderly woman, ready to assist in neutralizing the shooter.

Texas passed a law enabling church congregants to carry in their sanctuaries so as not to have another Sutherland Springs incident. Just as a reminder, that case featured another firearms instructor who used his AR-15 to gun down the assailant there as well.

Joe Biden was recently in Texas and denigrated Texas Governor Abbott for signing the legislation into law. Joe Biden is from a blue state, Delaware, with restrictive gun control laws.

Now, contrast what happened in Texas with what just recently happened in New Jersey.

As reported by Steve Emerson’s Investigative Project:

“Grafton Thomas, the alleged terrorist who attacked a Hanukkah celebration Saturday night in Monsey, N.Y., has been charged with five counts of obstruction of the free exercise of religious beliefs involving an attempt to kill with a dangerous weapon.If convicted, Thomas faces up to 100 years in federal prison.

He is accused of using a machete to stab and slash five people in Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home. One victim lost a finger, while another is in critical condition with a skull fracture.

“Dozens of congregants from the Synagogue were inside the Rabbi’s Home at the time, celebrating the end of Shabbat and the seventh night of Hanukkah by, among other things, lighting candles and reciting prayers,” FBI agent Julie Brown wrote in a criminal complaint.

Investigators found a bloodied machete and knife in Thomas’ car after he was stopped in Harlem by New York Police Department officers two hours after the attacks. Monsey is a small town about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.

Thomas lives in Greenwood Lake, N.Y., approximately 20 miles from Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s house, where the terror attack took place. Law enforcement officials found handwritten journals inside Thomas’ home, Brown wrote.

In them, Grafton expressed anti-Semitic sentiments and sympathetic feelings for the Black Hebrew Israelite movement. The Black Hebrew Israelites were identified in a 1999 FBI report as an extremist, fringe group with a potential for terrorism. Many BHI members believe that mainstream Jews are imposters and that they are the true chosen people.”

This stabbing and slashing attack occurred in Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home. In his home!

Now ask yourselves, who do gun control laws protect? All of you leftists moving out of New Jersey, please, leave your stupidity in New Jersey. If anyone were to try to come into the house of a Texan, including rabbis with machetes, they will get the opportunity to meet their Maker.

Think about this as we head into 2020, and you hear from these tyrants on the left, like Michael Bloomberg, who want to institute gun control measures. Or as the good patriots in Virginia prepare to confront the deranged lunacy of Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam, let us not relent, nor surrender, our Second Amendment right…to keep and bear arms, that shall not be infringed.

We have a right to protect ourselves . . . at least that is what reasonable, sane, liberty-loving people understand. Progressive socialists do not, will not, and never will as their only desire is control..even if it means your lack of security and safety.

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