The JPFO has always been a true defender of the 2A, and one of the first organizations I thought worthy of support after the NRA. In fact, I now consider the NRA second place as a defender to the JPFO. Well, maybe third when you include GOA. If you're not familiar with the JPFO, try to watch "No Guns For Negroes", which traces the racist roots of gun control. All of their videos are good, and some are available for download here. Of course, you don't have to be Jewish to belong to the JPFO.
It's possible that you've noticed that I haven't talked much about the Tucson shooting. I am cautious to the point of paranoia about not using the name of these criminals or their images. Why? I believe the human scum that do these things want their fame. The famous booking portrait of this scum, for example, looks like he's reveling in the fame of being the lunatic of the moment. I will not give him a moment of fame on this blog. Instead, I echo this thought:
Aside from the names of the fallen, the names that should be remembered are those of the citizens who acted as Americans should, to protect and help themselves and their neighbors in the event of danger. Roger Salzgeber and 74-year-old retired Army National Guard Colonel Bill Badger, who was slightly injured, tackled the shooter. Joe Zamudio (ed. the young man who was carrying concealed and ran toward the danger) helped pin him to the ground. A 61-year old woman, Patricia Maisch, grabbed the magazine the shooter had dropped while trying to reload, and then knelt on his ankles. Daniel Hernandez, Jr., rushed to the side of his new boss, Congresswoman Giffords, applying pressure to her wound, and keeping her from choking on her own blood. Let us commend and thank all of them, and resolve to act as they did if we are ever in such a situation. Let us remember their names, and black out the shooter’s.H/T to the erudite submariner, John at Improved Clinch.
Finally, it's Monday, January 17th. Have you bought a magazine yet? Every time you buy a full capacity magazine, you make Pia Lopez and congress critter Carolyn McCarthy cry.