The San Bernardino Terror Attack and Lessons from The Northfield Minnesota Raid of 1876

I found this very interesting and thought-provoking. What are your thoughts on it?

lester dent muses

We have a President who refuses to acknowledge the nature of the enemy we face (radical Islamic terrorism); he consistently demonstrates his lack of wisdom or conviction to take the necessary actions to protect us against it. We also have feckless leadership in Congress on both sides of the aisle who only say empty words to gain favor with the press and their base to maintain their positions of power while doing nothing of substance.

If we are to be protected, we must rely upon ourselves.

On September 7, 1876, three men rode into the bustling town of Northfield, Minnesota. Several townspeople thought they looked suspicious because their horses were of unusually high quality and they wore matching dusters (to cover their weapons).

These riders (who eventually grew to number eight men) were Jesse and Frank James, the Younger brothers (Cole, Jim and Bob), Charlie Pitts, Clell Miller and Bill Chadwell…

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2 Replies to “The San Bernardino Terror Attack and Lessons from The Northfield Minnesota Raid of 1876”

  1. This is a very good article. I have been following the San Bernardino shooting ever since it broke in the news and I have to agree with the author of the above article; if more people were allowed to carry concealed weapons, attacks like this would have less impact. Think about it, if someone (who wants to kill people) goes into a room armed with a gun and the people in the room are unarmed, the people don’t stand much of a chance. But, if at least one person in the room was armed, then he or she has a chance to stop the killer.
    My prayers go out to the families of those men and women who died in this atrocious act of terrorism, the likes of which has not been seen in the United States since 9/11.

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  2. I definitely agree with the article’s point. Citizens should be armed if they so choose, and if they choose to, then they should be trained to handle their weapon of choice. The writer offered the Northfield Minnesota Raid as an example, but there are many other examples where those with guns successfully protected themselves and others from attackers.

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