By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Where’s the Beef?”
For one, I have scant tolerance for meaningless phrases and terms, spewing endlessly from the mouths of shallow, self-centered media talking-heads!
Recently, we’ve seen and heard yet another typically glib headline, in the wake of high-profile, violent incidents:
“Security to be ‘beefed-up’ at _________”
“Beefed-up?” What does that mean?
We’re supposed to naively believe that real, substantive physical security enhancements have been made in this institution or that, in an effort to protect the disarmed from VCAs, (violent criminal actors) who are armed.
Yet, in most cases, “beefed-up-security” loosely translates to:
- Additional overtime hours for unarmed security
- More cameras (that no one watches)
- More “gun-free-zone” signs (that are universally ignored, particularly by VCAs)
And that’s about it!
The term, “beefing-up security” has been added to the trendy lexicon of meaningless, non-descriptive supererogatory verbiage, like “holistic approach,” “going forward,” “at the end of the day,” “reach out,” ad nauseam.
It’s a shallow, phoney “filler-phrase”, a “feel-good expression” devoid of any substantive meaning, designed for blind consumption by the naive and self-indulgent.
What is remarkable, and simultaneously tragic, is that nationwide “beefing-up security” initiatives never include allowing innocent citizens, who are the ones most threatened by armed VCAs, the right …Read the Rest