AMERICA’S COWARDS Are The Answer To Jihadist ‘Prayers’

Jihadist attacks in America have risen under Obama’s presidency. You would think that minimizing casualties would be a more patriotic goal than Obama’s obsession with rendering us defenseless? Clearly, the Second Amendment provides americans with a chance to defend ourselves should the next terrorist attack involve jihadists with government-issued weapons.

In 2011, an Afghan police officer armed with an AK-47 service rifle turned on the US Marines who were assigned to help him better protect other Muslims in his own country.

Inspired by Allah, of course, Mohammad Daoub launched his surprise attack by shooting and killing my friend Ben Palmer, a Marine officer.

Ben was eating lunch with other Marines deployed to the civil order police compound in Helmand province.

Standing less than eight feet away, Daoub raised his rifle and shot Ben in the chest.

Before other Marines could draw their sidearms and fight back, the Afghan policeman turned jihadist then killed Sergeant Kevin Balduf.

Unlike the 2009 Islamic terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas — where Army Major Nidal Hasan used his personal firearm and targeted unarmed soldiers — Mohammad Daoub used his government issued rifle and attacked Marines carrying sidearms. As a result, Daoub encountered a barrage of 9mm-handgun fire. He immediately retreated and made his way to a covered position while continuing to fire his weapon.

The Marines shot Daoub multiple times, but he held his position and continued to fight. Eventually the Marines shot Daoub enough times that he collapsed and ended the attack. Nevertheless, Daoub survived.

It is worth noting — especially for concealed carriers — that six out of seven people survive being shot, as most people are shot with handguns. This was the case with Daoub, and he was able to keep fighting for some time. While certainly deadly, handguns are simply not as lethal as rifles. Armed citizens need to be mentally prepared to fight.

Had the Marines been totally unarmed inside the chow hall — like the soldiers at the Fort Hood or the civilians in San Bernardino — who knows how many Marines would have died that day.

In Texas, Nidal Hasan killed 13 unarmed people and wounded 32. He was armed with a handgun. In San Bernardino, Seyed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 unarmed citizens and wounded 21. These terrorists were armed with AR-15 rifles.

As for Mohammad Daoub who attacked the unsuspecting Marines tasked with helping him and other Muslims, Daoub killed Ben and Sergeant Balduf then wounded four other Marines. The difference in total casualties speaks for itself.

Our nation’s cowards could argue that the Marines were trained to respond to such an attack and that most civilians are not. In that case, maybe we should simply encourage more Americans to serve in the military. Only 7.3 percent of today’s Americans have served in the armed forces. For men the number is 13.4 percent and for women it is just 1.4 percent.

Granted, not all military members are trained with firearms, so we should also promote providing basic firearms safety classes in public schools, as well as offering marksmanship training in high schools. This was once a common practice in America, and some schools still offer such clubs today.

I’m sure the latter proposal and reality distresses our nation’s cowards, but if teachers can show kids how to put condoms on a banana, why can’t they teach them how to put rounds on a target?

Obviously, confronting irrational fears of guns and the left’s innate resentment of the military is a subversive solution to these namby-pambies’ vision of a utopian society.

Cowards are determined to comfort themselves with child-like fantasies that laws — not guns — protect them from lunatics and barbarians.

They refuse to accept reality: laws provide consequences; they do not prevent violent criminals from attacking innocent people.

The cowards’ hopes and feelings are not going to stop a Muslim law enforcement agent who decides to turn jihadist like Muhammad Daoub.

Furthermore, it is suicidal to assume that Nidal Hassan was the only jihadist who has infiltrated our own military. Surely their are jihadist moles who have access to government weapons.

Are America’s candy-asses content to sacrifice 14 unarmed citizens and risk dozens more being wounded every time a jihadist attacks? Do these numbers pacify their own anti-American gun issues? If rifle-toting jihadists kill 120 unarmed people in one attack as they did in Paris, will our cowards have achieved their yearning to be more like Europe?

Ben and Sergeant Balduf died trying to help Muslims. The oath they swore to defend the Constitution and America required tremendous courage. They sacrificed their lives for others.

With all the cowardly Americans who support Obama and risk nothing other than walking around unarmed expecting the government to protect them, no wonder the jihadists are convinced Allah is answering their prayers.

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About the author: Lee Culpepper

Lee Culpepper is a former United States Marine Corps officer and a recovering high school English teacher. Culpepper has taught and mentored youths from nearly every walk of life across America. During his final endeavor in public education, Culpepper invested in the lives of teens in a small southern town with the dubious honor of being one of America’s poorest and most dangerous cities. During this experience, Culpepper planted a flag for the American message concerning work ethic, sacrifice, personal accountability, and perseverance among exploited youths indoctrinated in government dependency. Lee Culpepper’s continued commitment to the lives of these young people has left them questioning the liberal canards concerning government benevolence. Lee Culpepper grew up in McLean, Virginia, with a temporary move just outside Akron, Ohio. After returning to McLean, Culpepper rejoices today that he escaped Northern Virginia’s liberal bastion unaffected by progressive propaganda that now contaminates so many of his high school and childhood friends. Follow Lee Culpepper on Twitter @drcoolpepper or email him at drcoolpepper@gmail.com.

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