By Wayne Allyn Root
I’m a conservative nationwide TV and radio discuss present host. However what’s distinctive is the place I host my shows- from Las Vegas. This has been my adopted dwelling for over 22 years.
There is a vital lesson to be realized from Las Vegas…and from the horrible assault on UNLV (College of Nevada Las Vegas) yesterday. 3 folks have been murdered by an energetic shooter on our college campus- a campus my family members attend. A pricey member of the family was on campus yesterday when the mass homicide spree started. I thank God he’s alive and secure.
To know an important lesson of this horrible attack- it’s important to perceive how completely different Vegas is from another huge metropolis in America.
Las Vegas has been America’s fastest-growing metropolis for many years. I bear in mind when Vegas had 300,000 residents. Vegas is now a giant metropolis with three million residents in its metro space, over 40 million vacationers, NFL soccer, the NHL Champion Golden Knights, WNBA champion Aces, main league baseball on the best way and NBA coming quickly. We’re internet hosting the Tremendous Bowl in 60 days.
This former small city is the very image of America, American exceptionalism, and capitalism.
However we’re very completely different than different huge cities. Vegas is nothing like New York, Chicago, L.A. or San Francisco. They’re very liberal…they wish to defund the police…these cities have been the middle of BLM riots…and extra not too long ago, huge pro-Hamas protests.
Right here in Las Vegas, we had none of that. I’ve by no means even heard an individual point out “defund the police.” Right here in Vegas we love, help and admire the police.
I consider we’ve even made historical past with our help of the police- Nevada is (to my information) the primary and solely state within the historical past of America to elect policemen as our Governor and Lt. Governor. Joe Lombardo is the Republican Governor of Nevada- he’s the previous Las Vegas Metro police chief. Stavros Anthony is the Republican Lt. Governor- he’s a former Las Vegas Metro police captain. I’m proud to name them each private buddies and frequent company on my radio present.
How’s that for various than New York, Chicago, L.A. or another American huge metropolis?
That love and help of police paid off huge time yesterday. One in every of my dearest members of the family was on campus when the textual content alerts instructed him an energetic shooter was on campus and to “run, conceal, battle.”
It seems campus police bought to the scene of the primary photographs inside minutes, engaged the shooter and killed him. With out quick motion by police, there may have been a whole bunch shot and killed- all defenseless college students.
However that’s not the entire story. My member of the family sheltered in place for a short time, then walked outdoors his constructing. What he noticed was really superb. Right here is how he described it: “I noticed a whole bunch of police autos and actually a thousand cops of every kind. They swarmed the campus, they have been on the roofs of buildings. It regarded like 11th of September. I’ve by no means seen this many police and police autos, even in a film. It was an unbelievable sight. At that second, I knew we have been secure.”
Vegas isn’t like different huge cities in one other essential manner. New York and LA and Chicago are unfold out. Vegas is about “The Strip.” 1000’s of cops patrol in and around the globe well-known Vegas Strip. UNLV is true behind the Strip. Inside seconds of the decision of “energetic shooter on UNLV campus” each cop on this metropolis raced to UNLV and surrounded the campus.
Then they did what all brave cops do. See the pictures and movies of those courageous heroes racing onto campus with assault rifles of their hands- prepared to save lots of the lives of these college students.
President Joe Biden arrives right here on Friday- little question to attain political factors for gun management. Don’t hearken to this ignorant politician. This isn’t about weapons, or making low-cost political factors. Biden gained’t point out that good guys with weapons saved a whole bunch of lives yesterday.
If I needed to make this about politics, I’d blame “gun free zones.” UNLV is a “gun free zone.” That leaves our youngsters helpless like “fish in a barrel” to an energetic shooter.
If I needed to make this about politics, I’d level out this school professor assassin was probably an offended, violent, leftist, defund the police, radical America hater- as a result of this describes 95% of school professors.
However I gained’t go there. This isn’t a time for politics. It’s a time for studying classes. Former President Obama would name it a “teachable second.”
The one lesson that stands out above all else is: Thank God for the police.
When your life is at risk (or your youngsters), no sight is as lovely as cops in blue, with badges and weapons drawn, working in the direction of you. At that second, you’ll thank God for police.
So, cease with the idiocy of police hatred…and fixed condemning of police…and “defund the police.” What all of us want is extra police…and extra funding for police.
I thank God cops preserve my neighborhood secure from crime. And I thank God they have been there yesterday at UNLV inside minutes to guard and defend all these valuable school students- together with somebody I really like dearly. Police saved the day for our metropolis, and my household.
Thank our police chief turned Governor. Thank our police captain turned Lt. Governor. Thank our police chief Sheriff Kevin McMahill. Thank all of the brave Las Vegas cops who raced into hazard yesterday.
It’s time for a brand new motion known as “Defend the Police and Triple Fund the Police.”
Wayne Allyn Root is named “the Conservative Warrior.” Watch Wayne’s TV shows- “America’s Prime Ten Countdown” on Actual America’s Voice TV Community on Saturdays at Midday ET…and Wayne’s day by day TV present on Lindell TV 2 at 7 pm ET at FrankSpeech.com. He’s additionally host of the nationally-syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Uncooked & Unfiltered” on USA Audio Community, day by day at 6 pm ET. Wayne’s newest guide is a #1 bestseller, “The Nice Patriot BUY-cott Ebook.” You may order right here: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Patriot-BUY-cott-Book-Conservative/dp/099173372X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1676215826&sr=8-1