Several examples of Christians opposing all violence and means of self defense have been in the news lately, and I can't deal with all such examples. But three particular examples come to mind, and I first want to show you one example from Mr. Robert Schenck in a ridiculously titled article, Christ or a Glock. "Well, first of all you're making an immediate decision that if someone invades your home, they are going to die," Rev. Schenck replied. "So you are ready to kill another human being [read more]
Continuing his efforts to champion law enforcement since five Dallas officers were shot to death in July, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Wednesday that he will press legislators to provide all 59,000 Texas patrol officers with a bulletproof vest capable of stopping high-caliber rifle rounds.
Early estimates place the cost at $15 million to $20 million, Patrick said, vowing to fight for the money in the 2017 legislative session despite a tight budget thanks to depressed oil and gas prices.
“First and foremost, we have to protect the lives of police officers,” Patrick said at a Capitol news conference. “It’s the least we can do for the families of these officers so when they leave home every day … at least they have the best protection possible.”
Oh my. Do you think he understands that he’s talking about sending every cop out every day with hard shell SAPI plates and tactical vest plate carriers? Wouldn’t that be a sight in Texas heat? Sort of like it was with Marines running around Fallujah in 120 degree weather with full body armor on. We’d have officers passing out everywhere, unable to get into and out of their patrol vehicles, knees crumbling from the stress, and unable to pass the physical with the additional weight of the vests.
Do you think someone needs to talk to him in private? Or perhaps not. Let’s see how this little experiment goes, shall we? Everyone in favor, say aye?