Whether you’re a Soldier of Fortune or hunter, here’s some deadly fashion for you.
The headline tells me everything I need to know:
Andrew Garfield Plays Anti-Gun WWII Hero in Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Trailer
War doesn’t just need soldiers, it needs saviors. Andrew Garfield takes on the real-life story of heroic U.S. Army medic Desmond Doss in “Hacksaw Ridge,” the World War II drama from director Mel Gibson coming out this November.
Doss was a Seventh-day Adventist who didn’t believe in carrying a weapon or killing. But he wanted to use his skills to help, so he became a medic and enlisted during WWII, saving 75 men — without firing or even carrying a gun — in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of the war. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. He single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers. Desmond Doss became was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Synopsis: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of WWII medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, miraculously saved 75 men in a matter of hours without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, except the simple prayer he uttered before he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, under constant enemy gunfire and artillery bombardment. Doss’ courage and faith won the admiration of his commanders and fellow soldiers, as he saved the lives of the very men who had persecuted him for refusing to carry a gun. He believed the war was just, but to kill under any circumstance was wrong. Doss was labeled the first conscientious objector (he called himself a “conscientious cooperator” as he volunteered) to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Am I crazy? Or does this seems a film for the Moms Demand Action mob? Of course the heroes that could be glorified in film, Mel Gibson chooses a pacifist who refused to do his duty. Let’s be clear about it, when you’re in basic training you’re supposed to do EVERYTHING your drill sergeant tells you to do. As far as I’m concerned, Doss should have ended up in the brig for dereliction of duty, but I guess those were desperate times and maybe some bureaucrat thought that an unarmed medic makes sense.
Honestly, I’d rather see a movie about women who dressed like men to fight for George Washington. That’s controversial AND heroic, here’s an example:
In October of 1778 Deborah Samson of Plympton, Massachusetts disguised herself as a young man and presented herself to the American army as a willing volunteer to oppose the common enemy. She enlisted for the whole term of the war as Robert Shirtliffe and served in the company of Captain Nathan Thayer of Medway, Massachusetts.
For three years she served in various duties and was wounded twice – the first time by a sword cut on the side of the head and four months later she was shot through the shoulder. Her sexual identity went undetected until she came down with a brain fever, then prevalent among the soldiers.The attending physician, Dr. Binney, of Philadelphia, discovered her charade, but said nothing. Instead he had her taken to his own home where she would receive better care. When her health was restored the doctor met with Robert’s commanding officer and subsequently an order was issued for Robert Shirtliffe to carry a letter to General Washington. (This may also be “legend” as there is no record of her ever being in Philadelphia.)When the order came for her to deliver a letter into the hands of the Commander-in-chief, she knew that her deception was over. She presented herself at the headquarters of Washington, trembling with dread and uncertainty. General Washington, to spare her embarrassment, said nothing. Instead he sent her with an aide to have some refreshments, then summoned her back. In silence Washington handed Deborah Samson a discharge from the service, a note with some words of advice, and a sum of money sufficient to bear her expenses home. (This, too, may well be more legend than fact.)
- Albert D. J. Cashier (1843–1915), born Jennie Irene Hodgers, was an Irish-born woman served in the Union Army during the American Civil War as a male soldier.
- Sarah Emma Edmonds (1841–1898) served with the Union Army in the American Civil War disguised as a man named Frank Thompson.
- Mollie Bean served with the Confederate Army in the American Civil War under the alias Melvin Bean.
- Mary and Molly Bell, cousins who both served with the Confederate Army in the American Civil War.
- Cathay Williams (1844–1892) was a former slave who became the first recorded African-American woman in the U.S. Army.
- Loreta Janeta Velazquez a.k.a. “Lieutenant Harry Buford” (June 26, 1842 – c. 1897) – A Cuban woman who donned Confederate garb and served as a Confederate officer and spy during the war.
Honestly, I don’t get what’s wrong with Mel Gibson. He goes from being ultra-Catholic, even rejecting the Vatican II reforms, to being a Jew-hating drunk driver, and now pacifist? From Lethal Weapon and Get the Gringo to Hacksaw Ridge?
I think he needs a good psychologist.
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A lot of movie theater chains have posted that odious “Gun-Free Zone” sign outside. As you can see here, it didn’t stop a patron from pulling out his gun recklessly.
Police in Kentucky are recommending charges against an Illinois man accused of pulling a gun out at a movie theater.
It happened at the Cinemark theater in Paducah on Saturday.
According to police, 64-year-old John Grabinski of Ozark, Illinois began cursing at a 14-year-old boy for kicking his seat. Police say the teen’s father then got into an argument with Grabinski.
There was a physical altercation between the two. Police say the teen’s father had the upper hand, and that’s when Grabinski pulled out a gun and said, “What the [expletive] are you going to do now?”
Grabinski was escorted out of the movie theater.
Paducah police say Grabinski could possibly be charged with fourth degree assault and menacing.
The county attorney’s office is conducting its own investigation. The office says if it chooses to file charges, it will likely do that Tuesday.
NBC-affiliate WPSD reached out to Cinemark — both the national chain and the local theater — about the specifics of it’s gun policy, and we have yet to hear back. However, the Paducah theater has a sign on its ticket window that says guns are prohibited.
Now I’m not going to praise the gun owner because he was irresponsible. When you have a gun, the last thing you want is to start a fight. If a 14-year-old is kicking your seat, you move or you talk to the theater. The other day for example, I saw a man disrespecting a Subway worker, a woman. I was very tempted to tell him to STFU, but then I decided that man is probably homeless, he doesn’t have a gun. If I start a fight, what’s gonna happen? I will probably have to shoot him, then where will I be? Luckily for me, the man was all talk, and the woman is used to dealing with rude vagrants. Suffice to say, don’t be a hero unless someone is actually being victimized. If that man had started hitting her, maybe then you can pull out your gun.
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I’m glad that Thomas Gapen has bought a gun. Even though he sounds like a wussy, it is a step in the right direction, and that’s something to celebrate.
I chose the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9 mm. My friend said that it felt like butter in his hand. And it did. My Second Amendment right fulfilled in my grip. As I made my purchase, the clerk told me that she owned four handguns, an assault rifle and a .22. Quite a collection. For my new Shield: $431, plus $30 for the background check and $25 for my safety certificate.
My background check was on its way to the California Department of Justice to review my criminal history for felonies and/or any admittance to a mental health facility. The background check would be done on Dec. 19, a mandated 10-day waiting period.
Merry Christmas to me.
On entering the range, the noise was overwhelming, so loud the ground vibrated. I think that I was the only one grimacing in pain. As the shooting went on and the shells kept flying, my struggle to load one of the ultra-stiff clips that came with my gun made me shake with nervousness and frustration. And the free ear protection that came with our package, two pieces of orange foam, was pointless.
Finally, locked and loaded — fire! My first time, I shot three bullets of the seven that were loaded at the blank silhouette. I was having trouble getting the gun to actually shoot. I had to keep checking the chamber to see if there was a bullet in it, because after pulling the trigger a few times it wouldn’t fire. By doing this a bullet would eject from the chamber. It would have been nice if it were required that I learn how to use this gun before I bought it because I was in fear that it was going to backfire in my face.
Second time, I shot seven rounds as the shells from my own gun hit me in the face. The gun’s recoil is almost uncontrollable. It was all so loud and frightening, just terrifying to think of San Bernardino. All of that rapid fire made me just want to duck and hide, not fight. Sure, everyone says that they would take on an attacker until they are actually being attacked.
Surely there is plenty more to learn; perhaps I will even take my place in the year-long wait for a concealed-carry weapons permit, for which applicants no longer need “good cause.” The Sheriff’s Department has seen a 307 percent jump from November to December.
I don’t know if this story is finished and I am also not sure that my view on guns has changed. One thing is clear, though, I have now crossed a line that can never be undone.
Well Thomas, the good news is you’ll get used to it, and if you ever need it, you will have it.
Felons aren’t famous for taking care of their firearms, that’s why the following happened:
The robber pressed a handgun to the temple of a man who interrupted a garage burglary at a Brooklyn Park apartment complex.
The 29-year-old man stood there.
The weapon went “click.”
Twice more, police said, the 21-year-old gunman squeezed the trigger. Each time, the well-worn .38-caliber weapon refused to fire.
That’s when felon Nathaniel E. Reynolds fled, only to be quickly corralled by several people who came to the aid of the man who was nearly shot execution style last week, according to charges filed in Hennepin County District Court.
Reynolds’ criminal history in Minnesota includes a conviction in August 2015 in Hennepin County after he pleaded guilty to robbery, while having charges of auto theft and fleeing police dismissed.
He was sentenced to six months in the workhouse and three years’ probation, which included the requirements that he commit no crimes and not possess a firearm.
Nathaniel has violated several federal gun laws, but thanks to weak enforcement of the laws already on the books, he’s getting a joke of a sentence. What the hell is a workhouse? Is that like a halfway house? It’s not even prison!
Hillary has chosen Tim Kaine because horrible minds think alike:
As Breitbart reported:
- As governor, Tim Kaine opposed letting Virginians keep a gun in their cars for self-defense
- Tim is proud of the “F” rating the NRA gave him, he has actually bragged about it.
- Time wanted FFLs liable for purchasers who commit crimes, even if they pass the FBI’s background check.
- Tim praised the Democrat sit-in which wasted taxpayer dollars because it could lead to “gun reform.”
- Tim refers to gun violence as an epidemic. Hillary praised him:
“Tim has a backbone of steel. Just ask the NRA. Over and over again he has had the courage to stand up to the Gun Lobby in their own backyard,” Clinton said on Saturday afternoon. “He has fought for common sense gun reform.”
Kaine joined in shortly after, noting his tenure as Governor that saw the massacre at Virginia Tech, once the deadliest mass shooting in American history. “This issues is very close to my heart, very close to my heart. Many of you here feel exactly the same way after that tragic shooting in Orlando in June. We can do better, folks,” Kaine said. “Hillary and I will not rest. We will not rest until we get universal background checks and close loopholes. … It’s so easy.”
The devil never sleeps, and they will not rest. I hope you don’t either. Remember to register and remember: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!
One of my misguided old friends from high school posted this on her Facebook, I’m hiding her name out of respect:
“I’m sorry friends, I really wanted to stay away from politics, but at this point I am really scared! I am scared for the future of my children. I read from some friends and family how they dislike her, but is he really your choice???!!! You want to have a leader that rules through fear and hate???? One with no desire to work for the country but just for the nice ring the word President will have by his name???? One that will bring the little steps we’ve taken in regards to equality all back???
I’m not going to engage in arguments with any of you. I just hope my little rant just makes you think twice. Don’t let hate rule!”
Jane Doestein (fake name)
You want more Muslim refugees in America? Vote for Hillary.
You want a candidate that wants white people to humble themselves? Vote for Hillary.
“As I [Hillary] said in Harlem the other day, ending systemic racism requires contributions from all of us — especially those of us who haven’t experienced it ourselves,” Mrs. Clinton wrote. “White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers that you face every day. We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility, rather than assume that our experiences are everyone’s experiences. So I’m going to keep spreading this message — and not just in front of African-American audiences. I’m going to keep talking to every kind of audience about this.”
Yes, it’s always our fault because blacks can never be antisemitic, racist, or homophobic. That’s impossible, right? Wrong. At least Trump doesn’t ask me to “recognize my privilege” and “practice humility.” At least he doesn’t divide the world into ubermenchen (whoever the Democratic party likes) and untermenchen (the rest of us).
But wait, there’s more:
““I know I have the nose for it, and perhaps even the temperament, but I am in no way connected to those Jews.””
Hate? Everybody hates. Whether they hate smoking or obesity or something else, we all do it.
But Trump isn’t really about hate, he’s about Love. Love for his country over illegal aliens, love for Christians and Jews over Muslim radicals, love for armed self-defense over gun-free zones, love for America over the world.
This of course is understood as “hate” by the media. That’s the progressive code, the altruist code, sacrifice everything for others and don’t expect anything in return. Let China dump all their crap here while they don’t let us do the same there, because “free trade.” Let the more Muslims that hate our guts keep coming, because “diversity.”
You’re scared? You should be scared, be scared of Hillary, be scared of Obama’s third term.