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How the FL Shooting Will Be Used to Bolster War, Usurp Freedom, & Create More Terrorism

After September 11, 2001, discarding freedom and personal liberties in the name of security became standard operating procedure following a tragedy, and Friday’s mass shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale has not deviated from the new Orwellian norm.

Officials say Esteban Santiago arrived in Florida on a flight from Alaska and proceeded to the baggage claim area, where he pulled a firearm from his checked bag and opened fire — killing five people and wounding eight.

“He eventually retrieved a firearm and began indiscriminately shooting,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the press Friday. “This cowardly, heinous act resulted in the deaths of five people.”

While the incident unfolded, before total casualties and injuries had been counted, corporate media presstitutes championed in live time increased security measures and tighter strictures on gun laws — except for TSA agents, whom, some intoned, should now be required to carry firearms in the performance of their duties.

We have been conditioned for this. Fustian politicians assume an inept undervaluation of rights — and a careless lack of vigilance under color of fear — in the minds of the somnambulant masses will allow the implementation of new rights-crushing legislation.

On cue, the Wall Street Journal nearly immediately published an article citing Jeff Price, an aviation security expert and aviation-management professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, who — without a hint of irony — asserted,

“I think we can expect to see more of what we’ve seen every time we have one of these incidents at an airport — better-armed, better-trained police and a surge in law-enforcement visibility.”

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Because terrorism. Because mass shootings. Most simply, because guns.

Guns, many pols and gun-control enthusiasts will tell you, create calamity — nothing else — and the Second Amendment is an antiquated anomaly to be relegated to the already overflowing dustbin of constitutional rights.

These politicians will further exploit fear of The Next Tragedy to install new checkpoints, more scanners, appended means to verify identity, and additional TSA agents — already proven wholly ineffective, if not derelict — to molest, grope, and harass anyone daring to enter an airport.

Travel, they’ll say, is a dangerous affair — and must be policed accordingly.

No matter Santiago has been deemed mentally disturbed — one person, a lone shooter, who chose a divergent method for enmity — now that someone has undertaken a mass shooting in this manner, terrorists paid attention and gleaned fresh plans, they’ll say.

This snark is in no way reductive to the abhorrent nature of the indiscriminate shooting, nor to the mourning which indeed the country must now collectively experience; but right now is precisely the time for acute attentiveness — not fear-induced myopia as has become epidemic after such incidents.

A more rational response surprisingly came from one legislator, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Greg Steube, who is sponsoring a bill to eliminate gun-free zones in Florida — a necessary measure now that the state has experienced three horrific mass shootings.

“My first thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” Steube said Friday, quoted by USA Today. “But this goes back to the fact why I’ve been working against gun-free zones for the past three years.

“Gun-free zones don’t prevent criminals from breaking the law and killing innocent victims. All that law did was prevent law-abiding citizens who have a concealed-carry permit from carrying their firearm in defense of themselves and others.”

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While Steube’s thinking seems counterintuitive to those on a crusade to eliminate gun possession for everyone but law enforcement, Chicago — with the strictest gun control laws in the nation and more shooting deaths than New York City and Los Angeles, combinedproves the futility of the notion.

Stricture and prohibition spark black markets — if someone intends to do harm using a firearm, they will find it. That applies equally to all mass shooters — whether mentally unstable, paranoid xenophobe, or religious radical — if guns are the intended tool for an attack, oppressive gun laws only stop law-abiding civilians from killing whatever malicious wingnut next begins shooting random people in a crowd.

Tightening the reins on suffocating security procedures and positioning additional law enforcement officers in airports also won’t stop criminals of any motivation from discerning a creative method to thwart remaining deficiencies. These repeated clamp-downs only restrict our ability to travel freely — they aren’t preventing the next attack or quashing terrorism as politicians claim.

Fear is a potent manipulator — and the government counts on pulling the blindfold of dread over everyone’s eyes in the wake of catastrophe to erase yet another protected freedom from the Bill of Rights.

This time, don’t let it happen — don’t be fooled into obliging lawmakers whose only motive is to use death as a Police State weapon against all of us.

  • gendotte

    Guns and more guns. What could go wrong? You fucking NRA shill.

    • Justin Batterton

      Excuse me, what planet do you live on?

      People have been picking up rocks and beating other people to death since the dawn of time. Removing all guns from the planet would be pointless. Barring citizens from carrying a gun to protect themselves is irresponsible and has no basis in reality. There’s no reliable studies that proves stricter gun control results in lower crime rates.

      You’re being brainwashed by the Establishment to think that the problem is the guns and not the people. Take away the guns and the tip toe to the Orwellian state becomes that much easier.

      What are you gonna do, jump on a tank with a rock tied to a stick to defend yourself?

      • MostOfYouRBrainwashed HAHA

        lolololol… everything you wrote is factually wrong. Just take a look at ANY OTHER 1st world country and you’ll see how the homicide/murder rate is significantly lower than in the US. And YES, this is directly related to gun laws.

        • Aleksandar Tomić

          Ok, lets compare Switzerland with USA shall we?

          • MostOfYouRBrainwashed HAHA

            Why not? Both are fully developed nations. You could also pick France, England, Scotland, Nothern Ireland, or the UK as a whole, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Japan, etc…
            It really wouldn’t make a difference. US was and is THE ONLY 1st world country with such a high level of gun crime, and that’s an undeniable fact.

          • Aleksandar Tomić

            You do know that in Switzerland, gun ownership is mandatory? And yes, US has much higher gun crime number than them, so it is not about guns.

          • MostOfYouRBrainwashed HAHA

            I have only one question: Do you even understand what “mandatory” means? Your comment is factually wrong, bro.

    • MrRetloc

      crude, crass, and vulgar! Using your own words …”You fucking ______ shill.”

    • doucyet

      What can go wrong? Crazy, barbiturate medicated, hate filled liberals get a hold of them and kill people.

    • Aleksandar Tomić

      Less guns worked so well in Detroit and Chicago…

  • Marten

    “All Warfare is based on Deception” Sun Tzu
    The Public is brainwashed beyond belief……

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    It’s not a gun control problem in America, but a culture control problem.

  • MrRetloc

    “Gun-free zones don’t prevent criminals from breaking the law and killing innocent victims. All that law did was prevent law-abiding citizens who have a concealed-carry permit from carrying their firearm in defense of themselves and others.”
    This is precisely why Well meaning people must be armed. Criminals are being assisted by demands for more restrictions on our right to defend against them.


    All wars are bankers ware-General Smedley Butler.

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  • doucyet

    Using this tragedy to grab guns would be the play for obama, we’ll see what happens with the new guy.

  • IceTrey

    It’s legal to possess a gun and ammunition in the unsecured bag claim area if you check them through in your bag. How is that any less dangerous than carrying one in from off the street? Hell, you can have a shotgun or AR in a checked case.

  • mwh2os

    Keep your guns and don’t fall for the government staged gun grab.
    This guy had turned himself in to the FBI saying he was being mind controlled by the CIA. http://heavy.com/news/2017/01/esteban-santiago-fort-lauderdale-airport-shooter-shooting-active-gunman-suspect-photo-citizen-isis-florida-facebook-new-jersey-victims-military/
    If you research some info on Timothy McVeigh you will find that he supposedly washed out of the military, but

    that it was just suppose to be a cover story as he was recruited by the CIA for special black projects.

  • Jamie Hall

    This just might turn out to be a false flag aimed at pushing the narrative that even our own military personnel are not to be trusted, based on the so far released articles about this incident in combination with other things I have read about how ex-military are being branded as potential “terrorists”.

    Is this the fruition of that seed of doubt having been planted in the public psyche? If so, then even independent media are culpable in fanning the flames of public mistrust. Or was this guy just plain off his rocker?

  • Flying Gabriel

    ” … he pulled a firearm from his checked bag and opened fire.”

    Are you freakin’ kidding me?

  • RsGoat

    When these things began making news my curious nature asked the question, “Is this really new?” The answer was no! Just like with the bad things our media began reporting on children in the 1970’s for the first time when my grand ma told me “those things happened in her day they just didn’t talk about it!” Mass killings have happened in our country we just don’t associate those with these. In Michigan a school superintendent 1940’s used gas and a station wagon to take out his school. There are other examples and some did not require the use of guns like my first example. We are going to have people like this one for reason’s only theirs who on occasion will do horrendous things with whatever tools they can find but to allow our media or politician’s to use those stories as fence rails to guide the public into making decisions they deem “best” for us all is a mistake. Once those decision’s are made evil will find other ways to do bad things and we will not be able to turn back the hands of time.
    The perfection of this world is not that we can achieve it but if we pay attention we can learn how mankind at his best will never be perfect. We live in the school of life, if nothing went wrong there would be no lessons or learning.