Soft Target WatchDogs
Everytime I hear someone say we can't protect American soft targets
I want to puke. We seem to have become a nation of can't do this
and can't do that. On 9/12 my friends got their guns out and went
down to the locks, train stations, grain elevators, and other
important places with their binoculars and were prepared to kill
anything that looked suspicious. The people who took down flight
92 didn't sit back and wait for someone else to do something
about it. It's in their honor that I dedicate this effort.
Let's be more specific about our vulnerabilities. There are 133,000
k-12 schools, 4,500 colleges, 140 refineries, 54,000 municipal water
supplies, 200,000 miles of high voltage delivery wires, 185,000
miles of liquid petroleum pipelines, 320,000 miles of natural gas
pipelines, 168,000 gas stations, 7,300 electric power plants,
140,000 miles of railroad tracks, 76,000 railroad bridges, 800
railroad tunnels, 47,000 shopping centers, 37,500 supermarkets,
200 flour mills, 51,000 gun retailers, cell phone towers, electric
transformers, grain elevators, drug companies, hospitals, civic
buildings, and libraries. That's some list. And we're going to
add to it.
But remember there are more than 300 million of us. 5 million NRA
members. Millions of Americans with recent military experience. At
least another 100 million Americans armed and dangerous. Many
of us unemployed or retired.
Let's be blunt. Being a watchdog is your unpaid civic duty. The
right of the people to keep and bear arms is not a right, it's
an obligation. A responsibility. If you think
the founding fathers thought guns were for sport, you better go
back and study history. Guns were and are to be used in the defense of
our country. To kill our enemies. To stop America's
enemies from running unchecked across the country.
But you don't need a gun to help get the job done. In fact in many
places you can't carry your gun. And even if you can't prevent a
terrorist attack, you might help
catch and prevent them from doing it again. You don't
have to be a hero. Just look out your window and keep an eye on
power lines, water towers, grain elevators, railroad tracks, schools,
airplane flight paths, apartment and office buildings, highways,
bridges, tunnels, transformers, generators, and other targets
All you need is a cell phone and one good eye. Remember
that a watchdog's main job is to bark. To tell police the
number/description of people, color/type/license of vehicle, and
direction they are going. To let people know what you're doing,
print out and display this sign on your front door and car door
window. Please tell others to do the same.
Questions, suggestions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The March 7, 2016 update.