Glock block: Pistol-packing Oregon neighborhood fights crime wave
An Oregon community fed up with rising petty neighborhood crime and dissatisfied with police response has taken matters into their own hands. They’ve organized a citizens’ watchdog group – armed with Glock handguns and ready to protect their property.
Their pamphlets, posted in noticeable spots around town, states: “This is a Glock Block. We don’t call 911,” KOIN.com firstreported.First off, I disagree with this completely. You should always call 911 - those chalk outlines around the dead goblin won't draw themselves... Secondly, and more seriously, good on those folks for not just rolling over and dying and taking precautions for their own safety. If enough crooks run into armed good guys, perhaps they'll rethink their ways.
And lastly, this seems to be part of a growing and disturbing trend. My brother-from-another-mother Rick Ector has been chronicling the steady decline of Detroit - hint: RoboCop was optimistic - and has noted that entire sections have been abandoned by the police. Most everyone has heard of this story (thanks to A. for the tip) where the 911 dispatcher tells the woman on the end of the phone, "Sorry, we don't have anyone to send" as an ex-boyfriend attempts to break into her house.
So, let's recap. We've already been told that the police are under no duty whatsoever to protect you. Now they're abandoning areas entirely, telling people under attack that they're on their own? And the best the antis can come up with is to limit the number of rounds a firearm can legally be loaded with? Really? They want to take away semi-automatic rifles; they want to reduce magazine capacity to, well, a number lower than 7; they rail against "Stand Your Ground" laws.
And meanwhile, police departments are quietly abdicating their duty to "protect and serve". NYPD can't take out their guns without shooting bystanders; LAPD has no rules of engagement whatsoever; Detroit and Oregon have just thrown their hands up and resigned. And we're supposed to accept that "90% of all Americans want more gun control"? Horsehockey.
This community in OR doesn't want more gun control - unless by "gun control" you mean "front sight, press".
That is all.