From the Desk of John Rourke – December 3rd, 2015


I guess today’s “From the Desk” is heavily concentrated in politics.  C’est la Vie

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The shooting yesterday in San Bernardino, California was terrible and is still developing as I type this. What a waste of lives. As it stands right now a man and a women have been killed by police and a third person is in custody. Although 14 people were killed initially several are in the hospital in critical condition. Prayers are needed.

We all know what this is don’t we? A terrorist attack? Seems like it to me although law enforcement investigators refuse to say. Radical Islam? I would put money on it. Interesting still is remembering Obama’s tidbit about women and children refugees not being a threat and it appearing at least in this attack a women was involved.

Liberals are coming out of the woodwork screaming for more gun control. Ridiculous. These murderers broke multiple laws during the commencement of their act. No laws will stop the determined and immoral.

Obama will speak – It’s just workplace violence or a protest over a lack of effort on climate change that got a little outta hand. Yeah. He has already mentioned using executive action to further gun control efforts. From my research there is little he can legally do. Knowing him he will do something illegal knowing it will take months to have the courts settle it.

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President Obama is sending an “expeditionary force” of special operators to carry out missions against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. From

Defense Secretary “Carter got a hint of just how difficult it may be to sell Congress on such legislation when Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) suggested that Obama’s decision to place American fighter jets equipped “to target Russian planes” on the border between Turkey and Syria, and his stated opposition to Russian-backed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, could lead the U.S. into a nuclear war with Vladimir Putin’s regime.”

“Russia’s installation of their anti-aircraft missile-defense system increases that possibility of — whether it’s intentional or even an accidental event — where one side may shoot down the other side’s plane,” Gabbard told Carter. “And that’s really where the potential is for this devastating nuclear war.”



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Seriously. This guy is mentally unstable. He believes there are fish swimming through the streets of Miami on high tide.

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Stag-AR (1)


USMC Rifleman’s Creed

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!


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16 thoughts on “From the Desk of John Rourke – December 3rd, 2015”

  1. I see from your rifle that you are a lefty. I would definitely opt for Stag Arms if I was a south paw. As for the terrible shooting today, the media is talking a whole lot about how the creeps were wearing body armor. We all know what that means. The naked emporer will now be trying to ban it. As per your recent post, now would probably be a good time for anyone who is interested to purchase some protection. Personally, I have Velocity Systems panels in a Blackhawk carrier with plenty of PALS webbing all around. I need to pick up some rifle plates for when the S really HTF. I also got a groin protector and need to armor that up. I would hate to endure armageddon with my package all blown to hell. All my friends on The Walking Dead were left up S creek without a paddle in the mid-season finale. I’m not sure how these people can be stranded in Georgia and have a hard time finding guns and ammo but I plan on being better prepared in the apocalypse.

  2. This is the new reality. in Paris its a terrorist attack, here its gun violence. I’m not going to pretend to know what the answer is but I have doubts that restricting my rights will make anyone safer. Simple and honest observation shows that these mass shootings never take place at police stations, gun stores, gun shows or NRA events. Don’t be a soft target……

  3. Baptists and Jews aren’t the problem, it is uniquely Muslim. This should be obvious to all, yet we whine about ‘radical’ Islam. Folks all Islam is radical, yet the politicians intend to further restrict the freedoms of all good Jews and Christians in the way of more ‘gun controls and surveillance.’ How about we restrict some Muslim freedoms – like round them all up and export them back to whatever hell they came from. Still want those unfortunate Muslim refugees in your community?

    Interesting that this happened in the People’s State of Kalifornia where serious weapons for self defense are denied. I wouldn’t expect something like this to happen in Amarillo or Fort Worth, or at least to continue until law enforcement arrived. The peoples of those strong cities would likely take matters in hand to promptly terminate the offenders.

    ‘Pray for us’ the victims cried, ‘Pray for us.’ Perhaps it is high time the sheeple of Kalifornia learn to take responsibility for their own safety.

    Kudos to all responding law enforcement personnel who contained and/or eliminated the Muslims threat and protected the sheeple.


  4. Rourke,

    Your article on body armor was timely. Ugh! just imagine all those radical Islamists in tactical clothing – worse that anyone could walk around in what the Brits call ‘combats.’ Someday one of us could be in the middle of an active shooter situation so pay attention to the body armor articles and tend your EDC.


  5. I find it unreal that this country has so many people that are led around by their noses by the media. Either they are lazy, ignorant or just plain stupid. How can they equate less guns to more security? Their answer of gun control is to result in even softer targets….as in Paris. But let’s look at the argument. So what if we did go to an absolute authoritarian version of gun control. All guns from law abiding citizens would be gone. Doesn’t solve anything. With our porous southern border, anyone who is determined can get any weapon in. If you want an RPG, the tube and rounds can easily be slipped in. The gangs will still have guns. The terrorists will be able to slip guns and munitions across the border at will. Why not, the VC in Vietnam proved it could be done.

    Even without guns, considering how soft all of the targets in this country are, an attack such as the one perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh could easily be executed with much greater damage. San Bernardino lost 14 people. If the two attackers had instead driven up to the side of the building with a van of explosives as McVeigh did, chances are there would have been a much higher death toll.

    My point is that so many people are fixated on the gun and how it must be controlled. The gun is nothing more than a tool similar to a hammer. Without the person behind it, nothing can happen. Without advocating a draconian authoritarian regime where everyone’s movements are monitored and you get stopped on the street to “see your papers” and a frisk and a search, I see no way of preventing such violence in our country. However, I do see a way of minimizing the carnage. That is the requirement that every citizen who is willing be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Sure would beat just standing there a letting some bozo shoot you.

  6. This incident has bothered me a lot more than the last several. They all do, but this one makes absolutely no sense. Here are a man a wife, him a US citizen, second generation citizen, his wife was from Pakistan. He was working for the state helping disabled people and kids. They are at a Christmas party for the institution and he gets pissed off, leaves and comes back and shoots the place up. It was obviously planned for a long time, from the gear to the getaway car. Now 14 people are dead, 17 injured, some near death. The couple is dead and they left a 6 month old child behind to be traumatized by the reality that his parents are killers, cold blooded killers. What kind of people are these? What made them like this? Until we answer those questions, we will never win the “war” on terror.


    • TexasScout – I have found that some people – not the majority – but some – are just different. Call it what you want but just like in nature where certain individual animals will just attack – and others wander off – these folks were defective. Whether they started out evil or due to their faith maneuvered in that direction evil is what they were. Bad things happen in a “free” society. There is a price to pay. The fantasy world which the Progressives portray is also at a cost. Punishing the law abiding, free citizen because of the evil minority – just night right.

  7. the left is never going to come around and fight for the U.S.,i think it may be time to break up the country into 5 or 6 area’s in a loose configuration with there own laws and ways. This may be the only solution.

  8. I agree Rourke. In the coming days we will learn all the sorted, sorry details of how all this came to be, understanding it however may be beyond even the smartest among us. Rationalizing may be all we are left with..

  9. People have got to realize, the people in the middle east hate Americans, always have and always will. They are going to do everything they can to kill us and there is nothing going to change that. Even if we closed off our borders, there are already hundreds of them in this country just waiting to strike. We have to be alert to what is happening around us and be willing to take what ever action is required to defend ourselves. I know I am preaching to the choir, but there will be more of these attacks. Keep your eyes open and your guns close.

  10. If the people at that party( or those watching from the third story-good thing they called the police were armed this would have been over more quickly.
    We have a RADICAL MUSLIM TERRORIST problem.
    The sooner the press and the US citizens and
    all politicians realize that this enemy will do
    ANYTHING to kill us the sooner we will be able to destroy them . At 10,000 min radicals in the US many more of us will be killed unless we
    all start arming ourselves. Arlene

  11. Today I called the White House.Tomorrow I will call our out of touch Gav. Cuomo who wants to speak to the Congress to model the whole Fed gov guns laws on his outrageous and unconstitutional NYSafe Act (which has made it illegal to own any semi auto guns or to buy any ammo or guns through the mail in NYS.
    How stupid can these damn liberals be?

  12. Arlene, they can be quite stupid, after all we elected them. I always felt safe riding the subways in New York City at night.



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