With the average police response time to the outlying areas of Portland Oregon being between 6.5 to 7 minutes, a neighborhood in bordering Clackamas County has decided that 7 minutes is just too long to wait.
After a growing amount of crime overflow from bordering Portland entered Milwaukie, OR the residents decided that a simple neighborhood watch wasn’t enough, that the County Sheriff miles away wasn’t enough, so they have done what are founders intended. They have taken up arms to defend themselves.
Affectionately known as “Glock Block”, a group of neighbors have acquired their CCW’s and trained with sidearms in order to defend their neighborhood. They have gone out and hung fliers to alert criminals that they best move along and find easier targets.
Of course…if other neighborhoods follow this example the criminals will have little choice but to move to another state all together that abhors personal responsibility and gun rights…say coastal California.
But back to what is important. As the old adage goes, when seconds count the police are only minutes away. The Glock Block is the proper response to that reality; taking personal responsibility for your own life and property and not passing the buck.
Anti-gunners would have you believe that armed citizens are an anachronism, something out of time suited more for the old west than suburban Oregon.
To that I simply say, the time when American exceptionalism, self reliance and courage becomes an anachronism, we no longer live in America, but rather in far West Europe.
I applaud the citizens of Clackamas County in saying that enough is enough and that they are willing and able to defend their own. I wish them all the best.
Of course, not all are happy about this turn of events. There are always the anti-gunners who would rather see you raped and killed than use a weapon to protect yourself.
But at the end of the day, any real American knows that its better to deal with the emotional issues of killing a criminal than it is to deal with the physical issues of being killed by a criminal.
Seems like the folks on Glock Block understand that just fine.