[Editor's Note: I'm not a fan of Joseph Farrah or WND, which is why I never post his material at this web site, but I am a big fan of anyone who recognizes the importance of the right to bear arms and realizes that the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution was established to allow the People to protect themselves from aggressors who would harm them and more importantly, from the machinations of a tyrannical government bent on enslaving its people.We've seen enough examples of this gun confiscation routine leading to the deaths of millions under the aegis of monsters like Stalin or Lenin, (or Trotsky for that matter) because they first disarm their citizens, then they begin slaughtering them; and not the other way around. In this example, we have ONE guy who was intelligent enough to carry his peashooter with him and was able to effectively abort what would have been a slam dunk masacre of 1,000 people. Leftist, Israeli dual citizen, fifth columnists, Zionist agents masquerading as US Senators who think the staged shootings at schools or movie theraters will bring in gun control, have a long, long, long road ahead of them because the American people know better and will get rid of them long before they will give up the right to bear arms, or be reduced to buckshot from a shotgun...Ken Adachi.]
March 18, 2013
When a man-made disaster like the Arizona massacre happens, Americans look for answers. How can such tragedies be averted - or at least minimized?
How can such attacks be prevented or discouraged?
How can we reduce the carnage tolls when people are driven to mass murder by political or religious fanaticism or psychological disorders?
There is common-sense, tried-and-true biblical and constitutional prescription.
It's found in a one-of-a-kind book written by an extraordinary man who found himself in the unenviable position of being caught up in the largest and bloodiest terrorist attack ever perpetrated on a church.
The simple answer is provided in the title of the book by Charl Van Wyk - "Shooting Back."
But there's much more to the story than armed self-defense. "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense" is a book about bring prepared for the crisis - spiritually as well as physically.
Charl Van Wyk, a South African missionary, implores Americans to recognize that itis time for such preparedness here.
Van Wyk's close encounter came in 1993 when he found himself in the midst of what became known as the St. James Massacre - a packed Sunday evening church service in South Africa attacked by Islamic terrorists.
"Grenades were exploding in flashes of light," he wrote. " Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air. An automatic assault rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews - and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory - to pieces. We were being attacked!"
Some of the attackers later confessed their aim was to wipe out everyone in the church that night - about 1,000 worshippers.
They assumed they would be met with no armed resistance.
But Van Wyk, a trained military man as well as a Christian pastor, was carrying a .38 revolver that night. And when he had the opportunity to secure his own safety in the mayhem, he began returning fire.
While he was outgunned and outmanned, the surprised terrorists fled the scene, pursued only by one armed Christian with a handgun.