Armed citizens prevent crimes

The Pennridge Regional Police chief in Philadelphia said if they (the police) “ensured the safety of schools, someone with the intent to kill would move to the malls, hospitals, mass-transit hubs.”

That statement says a lot about why you cannot rely on the police for protection against thugs. Does the chief believe that armed police officers cause shooters to move to the schools, malls, etc.? Should we then disarm the police? And what place is more likely to not have someone armed and therefore be an easy target: a gun-free school, or a mall, hospital or transportation hub that tend to have armed guards or at least citizens with concealed weapons?

It took the police 20 minutes to respond to the “gun-free” Sandy Hook school. When this coward heard the police sirens, he stopped shooting and killed himself. The Aurora shooter ignored five or more movie theaters closer to his residence and picked the one that posted a sign prohibiting firearms. One of the shooters at Columbine, Dylan Klebold, actually wrote letters opposing a concealed carry law. The day that law became effective, he and his fellow coward attacked Columbine. See a pattern?

Armed citizens prevent crimes. And because criminals and others have access to semiautomatic weapons, so should private citizens, as do the police.

Tom Ward



Handheld Scanner; Object Oriented User Interface-40,744 Objects; Wide Band Reception; Multi-System Analog ; Digital Trunking-Including Motorola, Edacs Standard, Edacs Narrow, Ltr & Apco Project 25; Expanded V-Scanner Capacity; Stores Multiple Setups In 21 V-Scanner Folders; Exclusive Multicolor Alert Led; Sub-Audible Squelch Decoder; High-Contrast Lcd Display; Same Weather Alert; User Upgradeable Cpu & Dsp Firmware

Uniden BC346XT Handheld TrunkTracker III Analog Police Scanner

The Uniden BC346XT is a handheld scanner that’s packed with features. Program up to 9,000 channels or 500 trunked systems in dynamic memory. GPS support gives you location-based scanning, location alerts, and crows-flight navigation with a compatible GPS unit. Fire Tone-Out Alerts you when fire pages are issued, Band Scope gives you a graphic representation of signal activity. Close Call RF Capture tunes to nearby signals with no programming needed, and so much more. Plus, PC programming and control makes setting up the scanner easier than ever.

200 Channel Base Station Scanner Receiver – GRE PSR-200U

The GRE PSR-200U is an affordable scanner with innovative features. You can also receive the FM broadcast band which is an additional capability not found in the previous PSR200 model. Other features include: 200 memories and five pre-programmed bands (Marine, Fire/Police, Air, Amateur and Weather). Plus there are 20 memories just for the FM broadcast band. There is also a built-in priority channel. Another recently added feature is CTCSS decode. The weather capability features SAME technology (with 10 FIPS area memories) and there is a Skywarn function. This radio scans at 40 channel per second and sweeps at 80 steps per second. And you can search Up or Down in either direction. There is also a keypad for direct frequency entry. The large LCD is backlit. This radio supports programming by a PC and unit-to-unit cloning. There is a 3.5 mm earphone jack and BNC external antenna jack on the rear panel. The PSR-200U comes with a screw-in telescopic antenna, AC adapter and manual.

GRE PSR-700 Ezscan Radio Scanner w/ Built-In Frequency Database on a 2Gb Hd Mem Crd

Hear all of the action in your area without the complicated programming of frequencies. The GRE PSR-700 EZ Scan-SD is a revolutionary approach to scanner listening. The PSR-700 combines the simplicity and a familiarity of a portable media player with the power and sophistication of a state-of-the-art scanning receiver. It provides unprecedented ease of use, especially for the beginner. The PSR-700 includes a 2GB SD card with a special on-board library containing the entire USA database for all known analog trunking systems and many conventional frequencies. So no matter where you are in the USA, you can easily and instantly access the analog trunking systems and conventional frequencies of interest.

GRE PSR500 Digital Trunking Handheld Scanner

Digital Triple Trunking Handheld Scanner
– Intuitive “Object Oriented” User Interface Design

Recognizing that contemporary scanning receivers are too hard to program and use, GREʼs engineers conducted extensive research to determine the functional requirements for an entirely new scanning receiver user interface. We call this new user interface the Object Oriented User Interface (OOUI), and it is based on the premise that, to a hobbyist, a scanner is easiest to use if all of the things that can be scanned are handled using common conventions for interaction between the user and the radio, at least to the extent that this is possible given that the “things” that can be scanned are different from one another in either subtle or major ways.

– Powerful and Flexible Scan List Functionality
– Menu Driven Programming with Context Sensitive Help
– Upgradeable CPU and DSP Firmware
– Flexible Free-Form Memory Organization
– GRE’s Exclusive V-Scanner Technology
GRE’s Exclusive V-Scanner Technology – Allows you to save complete radio configurations within the radio, for recall into main memory as needed in the field. This is similar to having a laptop computer and programming software available anytime. You can use V-Scanners to store configurations for different geographical areas or usage styles. Twenty one V-Scanner Folders are provided, each capable of storing over 1,800 objects. Total memory capacity of main memory combined with V-Scanners is over 37,800 objects!
SKYWARN Storm Spotter Functionality – Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. You can monitor storm conditions as they occur, and become aware of dangerous conditions before the media or emergency management officials are able to announce them to the general public.
SAME and All Hazards Weather Alerting – Your scanner can operate in dedicated Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) weather alerting mode, and alert you to severe weather and other hazards in the specific area(s) that you select, or, your scanner can check your local NOAA weather frequency
periodically, even while scanning and alert you when an All Hazards alert occurs.
Multi-System Trunking – Scans most common trunked radio system signaling formats, including Motorola, EDACS, LTR and P25 trunked radio networks. Both talkgroup and individual call monitoring are supported.
GRE’s Exclusive Automatic Adaptive Digital Tracking – When monitoring P25 digital systems, instantly adapts the digital decoder to the digital modulation format of the transmitted signal, then analyzes the signal over 50 times each second and adapts to any subtle changes caused by multipath or fading. No cumbersome manual adjustments are required.- P25 NAC Functionality
– Remote Control Capability
– Exclusive ALERT LED
– Audible alarms
– GRE’s Exclusive Automatic Adaptive Digital Tracking
– GRE’s Exclusive Digital AGC
– The Best Subaudible Squelch Decoder in the Scanning Industry
– High Speed PC Interface
– Powerful Spectrum Sweeper
– Real-time Signal Strength Indicator
– Trunking Control Data Output
– High Contrast LCD Display
– SAME and All Hazards Weather Alerting
– SKYWARN Storm Spotter Functionality
– Sleek, Compact Case Design with Large Speaker