The DJT's advice to Donna Ladd: Stop giving advice--particularly on matters of self defense. We're seriously concerned that the 6 or 7 people who actually take Donna seriously might take her advice and get themselves killed.
A few weeks ago, the Fondrazon got her anti-gun boxers in a bunch over advice that some Jackson Police Officers allegedly gave to some
She called her pal
Donna showed great concern for the welfare of violent criminals who might get killed by an evildoer who lawfully possesses a firearm. Donna cites half-baked statistics to persuade us that "guns 'intensify violence' in property-crime situations leading to more homicides." Well, duh. A homeowner with a firearm is likely to "intensify the violence" by cooking the perpetrator on the spot. And yes, there is an increased risk of homicide, as the bad guy stands a good chance of becoming Dr. Hayne's newest patient. On this point, the DJT asks, what's wrong with that?
Because Donna Ladd is an agenda-driven master of spin, she made these fallacious arguments in the context of burglary and other property crimes. Never once did Donna mention the effect of lawful firearms possession on attempted violent crimes. This is because such an argument would be utterly ridiculous. Experts, logic and common sense unanimously agree that an armed citizen is less likely to be beaten, robbed, raped and/or murdered than an unarmed victim. No citizen can predict when he or she will be the intended victim of a violent crime. Only the violent criminals can decide that. But if it happens, citizens can increase their chances of survival by following Rule #1 of getting mixed up in a gunfight: Have a gun. Donna completely omits any reference to violent crime because it didn't fit her agenda in the article.
By focusing on property crime, Donna reveals just how completely clueless she is when it comes to matters of self-defense. We don't carry concealed because we're afraid someone is going to break into our cars and steal our Top Gun limited edition soundtrack. We carry concealed because we don't want to be the victim of a Jackson thug who sticks a gun in our faces to "burglarize" us mano y mano.
Donna goes so far as to trot out the most ridiculous argument against firearms possession: that the guns become "loot" for burglars. Good thinking, Donna. Let's not arm ourselves because of the slim possibility a burglar will break in and steal the guns. [Note to Donna: Those of us who are serious about the use of firearms for self-defense don't leave our primary firearms unattended at the house or in the car. They are on our persons--exactly where God and Gaston Glock intended them to be.]
Just when we think Donna could not get any more ridiculous, she offers up idiotic firearm safety advice to anyone who obtains a firearm. Donna recommends that we use "locks that keep it secure from children and in the case your home or car is burglarized successfully." That is asinine. A locked gun is an unloaded gun, and there are few things in this world more useless than an unloaded gun. To unload and trigger lock a firearm defeats the purpose of having the firearm in the first place. Safety is of paramount importance, but there are other methods of securing firearms when not in one's immediate possession. These alternative methods do not require making the firearm completely useless.
This little "firearms safety" lecture demonstrates how very little Donna Ladd and her live-in girlfriend Todd Stauffer know about firearms and personal protection. For Donna to give this ridiculous advice, while being wholly ignorant of the defensive use of firearms, is nothing short of reckless.
We suspect that Donna's hyper-hysterical reaction to this phony controversy is only partly fueled by her irrational hatred of firearms. Donna's reaction was, at least partially, a desperate cry for attention. You see, Donna put a great deal of time and thought into her
Unfortunately for Donna, it flopped. The JFP Crime Issue went nowhere. She can't even get her most loyal members of the echo-chamber to log-in and tell her how awesomely intelligent she is for rehashing the same old failed crime prevention theories that have been floated around for 30 years. Something tells us that when her crime prevention issue epically failed, she went into full-blown irrelevancy panic mode. And Donna will never be irrelevant. Never. Donna had to fabricate this controversy about the alleged advice of certain JPD officers in an attempt to appear relevant, even if it's only the perception of relevance existing only in her own mind.
Hopefully, most will recognize that Donna Ladd knows nothing about this topic, and will disregard her foolish statements. Donna, you do not possess the education, training or experience to offer an opinion of any value on the issue of self-defense. Your advice is worthless, irresponsible and potentially dangerous.
Assuming you are telling the truth about the advice these officers gave, it is good advice. Citizens would be well-advised to take personal protection recommendations from street-level police officers who know what they are talking about, and reject the unsolicited, ill-informed and unqualified opinions of an agenda-driven attention-whore.