SCOPE NY

Self Defense through Prevention

08/04/2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous

By Tom Reynolds, SCOPE President

Our Declaration of independence says that we are endowed by our Creator with, “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted.” Repeat that thought; Governments are formed to protect Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 

Under Missouri law (Title XXXVIII 571.030) it is unlawful to “exhibit, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner”…however, this section “shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense”.

A St. Louis couple were threatened by an illegal mob that was trespassing on a private street.  The couple openly held firearms to avoid violence by showing the mob that they were armed and could potentially use their firearms.  By displaying their firearms, the homeowners prevented further violence.  The home owners didn’t have police protection so they armed themselves in self-defense and no violence occurred.  But a politically driven prosecutor is ignoring self-defense and charging the couple with a crime that could put them in jail for four years. (The Missouri governor has said he will pardon them, but that can only happen after conviction!)

Self-defense is a basic human right. Just as important is Self-defense through prevention.  Violence prevention by engaging “in a lawful act of self-defense”. 

The left wing is fanatical about leaving you helpless. If you make a minor mistake while using a gun, in a threatening situation which calls for an instant decision, that gives the government fascist the excuse to persecute you. Self-defense be damned.

People use vicious dogs for protection so possible attackers will see the dog and no violence will occur.  Public officials like Governor Cuomo surround themselves with police officers who are visibly armed so that no violence will occur.  That’s self-defense through prevention.  The home owners didn’t have police protection so they armed themselves in self-defense and no violence occurred.

Observe the behavior of the “peaceful protesters” who have been destroying and looting cities.  When the police stood aside and the mob knew there would be no consequences, looting, arson and assaults occurred.  Rapid response by the police in the initial stages would have taught the mob that there were consequences to their actions and deterred them from further violence.  The police would have been stopping current violence and would have been deterring future violence.  

Governor Cuomo has shown that he wants to disarm you with the help of local DA’s, NY’s Attorney General and left-wing local officials.  Gun owners need to pay attention to all positions on ballots.  Down ballot positions like D.A.’s, judges, sheriffs, councilpersons and mayors can have an immediate impact on your lives.  Work with SCOPE to analyze these candidates, speak out and publish the findings. 

If you are not registered to vote, you have until October 9th to do so.  Vote on November 3rd.  You must register as a member of a party before November’s election to vote in next year’s primary.  The life and property you save may be your own. 

Our Declaration of independence says that we are endowed by our Creator with, “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted.” Repeat that thought; Governments are formed to protect Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Under Missouri law (Title XXXVIII 571.030) it is unlawful to “exhibit, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner”…however, this section “shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense”.

A St. Louis couple were threatened by an illegal mob that was trespassing on a private street. The couple openly held firearms to avoid violence by showing the mob that they were armed and could potentially use their firearms. By displaying their firearms, the homeowners prevented further violence. The home owners didn’t have police protection so they armed themselves in self-defense and no violence occurred. But a politically driven prosecutor is ignoring self-defense and charging the couple with a crime that could put them in jail for four years. (The Missouri governor has said he will pardon them, but that can only happen after conviction!)

Self-defense is a basic human right. Just as important is Self-defense through prevention. Violence prevention by engaging “in a lawful act of self-defense”.

The left wing is fanatical about leaving you helpless. If you make a minor mistake while using a gun, in a threatening situation which calls for an instant decision, that gives the government fascist the excuse to persecute you. Self-defense be damned.

People use vicious dogs for protection so possible attackers will see the dog and no violence will occur. Public officials like Governor Cuomo surround themselves with police officers who are visibly armed so that no violence will occur. That’s self-defense through prevention. The home owners didn’t have police protection so they armed themselves in self-defense and no violence occurred.

Observe the behavior of the “peaceful protesters” who have been destroying and looting cities. When the police stood aside and the mob knew there would be no consequences, looting, arson and assaults occurred. Rapid response by the police in the initial stages would have taught the mob that there were consequences to their actions and deterred them from further violence. The police would have been stopping current violence and would have been deterring future violence.

Governor Cuomo has shown that he wants to disarm you with the help of local DA’s, NY’s Attorney General and left-wing local officials. Gun owners need to pay attention to all positions on ballots. Down ballot positions like D.A.’s, judges, sheriffs, councilpersons and mayors can have an immediate impact on your lives. Work with SCOPE to analyze these candidates, speak out and publish the findings.

If you are not registered to vote, you have until October 9th to do so. Vote on November 3rd. You must register as a member of a party before November’s election to vote in next year’s primary. The life and property you save may be your own.


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