Paul's Passing Thoughts

Nannette Whaley and the Rahm Emmanuel State of Mind

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 10, 2019

ppt-jpeg4Nannette Whaley is like all liberal/leftist mayors/”leaders” after a mass shooting; they blame. Fact is, the Oregon District business owners deserve a lot of credit for hounding the Dayton Police to have a greater presence there on the weekends. Thank God the police listened. The guy had 250 rounds.

But in regard to Whaley doing her job, I have to believe the possibility of mass shootings and the prevention thereof has been little concern for her. Context? Taxes in Dayton are over the top, but yet, when you go downtown to the Shuster Center for a play, security is all but non-existent. As I observed masses of people freely entering the facility, I began to look for anything that resembled security. Nothing. I told my wife, Susan, “This place is a mass shooting waiting to happen, and we are sitting ducks.” If you can find the post, I even posted my thoughts on Facebook and Twitter that night while I was there.

Preventing mass shootings is not rocket science. Where large groups of people are gathered together for an event, you supply the necessary security and strong security optics. Mass shooters are not interested in a situation where security prevents them from obtaining a high number of casualties. The next time we went there, I checked their website for their conceal carry policy. But of course, it’s a No Gun Zone. So, we went anyway, feeling like fish in a barrel. Again, I looked for anything resembling security, and again, nothing. I did my best to be my own security. I observed where the exits were, and considered what I would do in various and sundry scenarios.

The money to supply adequate mass shooting prevention is in the city coffers, and even if it wasn’t, it’s a tax citizens would be more than happy to pay, even on top of over-taxation. What we are dealing with, other than the collectivist mentality that the producer class is a dime for a dozen (that’s why leaders want gun control while they are protected by guns), is the idea that tragedies are not always a bad thing per se. The infamous quote by Rahm Emmanuel gives excellent insight into the lax attitude of politicians regarding the prevention of mass shootings:

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

That’s why Whaley hasn’t had a laser focus on healing the city for the time being. She’s being political. And, a political bent on a tragedy only seeks to do one thing: make use of the tragedy for a political purpose.


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  1. lydia00 said, on August 13, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Like you, I am mindful. There are some events I won’t attend. My teens have other ideas but we practice precautions. Being alert to no security in a gun free zone is a big part of it.


  2. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on August 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Their “No Guns Allowed” sign doesn’t stop a criminal from bringing a gun, so why should it stop a lawfully licensed concealed-carrier? I mean, it’s not like your gun is going to jump up out of its holster and start shooting up the place on its own. And besides, the whole point of conceal-carry is that it’s nobody’s business anyway. Unless they have metal detectors or security frisking people at the door, you might as well be prepared to defend yourself and anyone else and deal with the consequences later. At least you’ll be alive!

    On a related note, many states have legislation that make establishments that restrict lawful gun possession on their premises liable for the safety and security of their patrons. Which means they can be subject to civil suits for negligence if a crime committed in their establishment could have been prevented if a legal CCW holder would have been allowed to carry there and they failed to provide adequate security.


  3. lydia00 said, on August 18, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Gun control activist professor to student: Your essay was subpar. Lots of grammatical mistakes, bad reasoning and failure to include bibliography.

    Student: It was the computer.


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