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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

Mick135 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 7:35 PM
This somewhat crosses a different barrier, but as a man, I expect to be able to provide food and shelter for my wife and children; to be a barrier between them and evil in many areas of life, and to teach that there IS evil in life. It is easy to say that one would give his life for another; those men showed it. They put themselves between evil and the women they loved. If only someone could have brought himself to ignore the "No Guns" sign other than the murderer-- another role I expect of myself as protector of those I love.
Mick135 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 7:37 PM
Or teach those I love that such signs show that for whatever reason, some wrong-headed person thinks that is a magic talisman, that sign, when what it truly says is "Go Away" to me.
Michael243 Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 2:32 PM
A similar sign that I laugh at almost daily are those signs you see on the road that say "drug free zone". Yeah...right.
Anybody who thinks a sign in the window that says "weapons free zone" stops or changes the mind of those whose design is to harm others...I'll say it, an IDIOT.
I carry a concealed weapon. I don't display it, EVER. it simply makes too many peaceniks nervous. But I completely ignore that sign as others should have done in Colorado. RIP.

If just one man had given his life by throwing himself atop his girlfriend to shield her from bullets in that Aurora, Colo., theater, it would have been cause for amazement. That three apparently did so is deeply affecting. People earn the Medal of Honor for such courage and self-sacrifice in the military. There is no equivalent in ordinary life -- or what should be ordinary life.

Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves all reacted instantaneously when the horror began to unfold at the theater. The mother of Jansen Young, Blunk's girlfriend, said that Blunk, 26, pushed Jansen under the...