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Church & School Shootings: Next Step

SWAT church

I have a number of FFL friends, that is, those who are Federally Licensed to sell Firearms. They tell me stuff. I heard something just now that provided an obvious next step to be brain-stormed and implemented as a Federal program – so that’s it’s consistent throughout the nation – but whose input is especially from local law enforcement vetting “if you see something, say something” information.

The idea would be to have a dedicated web-page with a color coded threat scale for a particular region. People would take a regional threat scale much more seriously than something as generic as North America or the contiguous United States. With the color coding for a local region, no one could game the system and have any certainty of results for any desired fame and notoriety: they said something and the coding changed, but they don’t know why.

What happened is that a guy showed up at an FFL and creeped out my friends so badly that they called law enforcement to listen in ever so nonchalantly to the lengthy conversation. Mind you, these FFL guys had been sworn law enforcement themselves and they’ve seen about everything and don’t get creeped out over nothing. The on-duty guys couldn’t catch out the guy in conversation and so left. But the guy was so creepy, going into the finest detail of the recent shootings, and into the finest detail of what he wanted to be able to do with the most damaging ammo in the most damaging way to the human body that the FFL guys called the on-duty law enforcement guys again.

I’m NOT talking about red-flag laws here. I’m talking about warnings to those who could alert security teams of churches and schools that there is a possible risk in the local region, you know, by color coded levels of threat. Again, just for, say, regions of a state.

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BBs / pellets vs East Atlanta school kids: those will turn into bullets

pellets

“Ten Georgia elementary school students were recovering from non-life-threatening injuries on Thursday after being shot by a BB or pellet gun while playing outside, officials said.”

That’s East of Atlanta. People come up from that area to the parish here in Western North Carolina just about every weekend, which makes it feel close to home.

I recall Frankie-dog across the street getting shot with a pellet gun. He had to get surgery but the pellet couldn’t be removed, but there’s a clear picture of it on the x-ray.

pellet gun

The thing is, people who can shoot dogs just to do it can shoot people just to do it. The stats reflect a clockwork dynamic. No connection here, obviously, what with the geography. But what I’m saying for those in East Atlanta is this: Look for someone shoots animals with pellet guns and surely you’ll have your school shooter. Do it now. It’ll go from BBs / pellets to bullets soon enough.

I myself know what it’s like to be shot with a pellet gun, a gas-powered pistol, when I was a little kid, smack in the middle of my forehead. I had to pry it out. Not a pleasant experience. Some years later, the same guy shot at me with a .22 long rifle. Yep.

Also, by the way, and just to say, pellet guns look like real guns.

Also, by the way, and just to say, pellet guns are real guns. They can kill humans. It depends where they hit and the circumstances, but, yes, they can kill.

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How FBI could’ve found Nikolas Cruz in 5 mins flat: get a stopwatch

prettyman court house

  1. Upon a terrorist mass-killing “chatter” (that’s enough), you have your FISA attorney request an emergency warrant from your judge friend at the FISA court, filling in the forms on your iPad while walking into the courtroom, interrupting another less urgent hearing, pressing the print button for the printer just there, inside the door, and handing the paper to the judge. < 90 secs.
  2. Review and approval time for the judge: < 30 secs.
  3. With deals already from social media platforms, you get his I.P. address: < 90 secs.
  4. Take the IPv4 / IPv6 address and copy it into your locator app! Hey! < 15 secs.
  5. Call local law enforcement and have the guy cuffed and stuffed: more or less 1 min, 13.5 secs (adrenaline!) = 4 mins 58.5 secs = < 5 mins.

Conjecture, you say? Think again.

  • I’ve dealt with some pretty evil people in my life, so, I’ve been interested to see just how long this would all take in case the necessary had to be done by our finest.
  • I just happen to know law enforcement who are at the top of their game in hunting down people, those who are so good at what they do that they are consultors for everyone else internationally on ways and means and policies. They get the big bucks for their expertise.
  • If you know the IPv4 / IPv6 it takes really no time at all to get a physical dwelling for a cable connection or to triangulate them if it’s wifi.
  • Add 1.5 seconds for those who pay the bucks to hide their IP address = total 5 minutes.

“No! You gotta ID him, get pictures, blah blah blah,” you say? No, you don’t. You get the guy while he is online. (He’s constantly online). The guy who’s messing on those social media platforms at that physical address or on that triangulated device gets thrown to the floor or pavement or PIT maneuvered. Easy peasy.

So, why let 17 people die?

  • There is a benign reason. There is a lot of terrorist “chatter”. There really is. You have to triage issues as you only have so many resources to employ. That’s true. It’s just the way it is. Unwitting mistakes can be made and are made.
  • Malice is possible. There are plenty of political motivations. No, really. People just absolutely don’t care. I myself have heard this from people at the very top of things, even recently:

“Just let them die. Let them all die. Who cares? If that’s what it takes to make political change, let it happen. Let them all go to hell.”

Yep. I heard it. I’m NOT saying this happened in this instance, just that it can happen.

For the naive: This is the normal modus agendi for militaries and governments around the world. Don’t think our intelligence services are above that.

Look, I’m a HUGE supporter of Law Enforcement also on specialized levels. They’ve helped me throughout my life. They know that. They know I’m right about this too. They see it all the time.

Just remember:

  • Things are never as they seem.
  • People don’t want to see things as they really are.

And those are two things that can be taken up and manipulated at will.

Look, again, with no real computers and with almost non-existent wifi and with no law enforcement resources I myself could find this guy. It might take me twice as long, like ten whole minutes. There’s face recognition. Google image search.

I mean, as I think of this, they could have put in a data base the guns he had (wildly various) and see who has that combination of guns, legally. That would narrow it down to like, one person, right?

What does that mean?

  1. The FBI could have found him really very quickly.
  2. The FBI is blatantly lying right NOW in saying that they couldn’t find him.

What does that mean?

Just to say: the cover-up is always worse than the crime.

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