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Judge Jeanine praises those who arm themselves: It’s the ‘dawn of a new era, you have to be ready for anything’

Judge Jeanine Pirro used her “Opening Statement” on Saturday to fire a volley on the Obama administration’s spineless response to individual terror attacks, calling out the White House and comparing it to the Canadian government’s forthright handling of Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s Parliament.

judgejeanina1026First of all, she said, the Canadian attack was stopped by one thing: a good guy with a gun, killing the terrorist with murder in his heart. Second, Pirro said, Prime Canadian Minister Stephen Harper wasted no time calling it what it was: “terrorism.”

In contrast, the Obama administration going back to its early days and the 2009 attack by a Muslim Army major’s mad attack on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, prefers to call such outbreaks “workplace violence.”

“This, at a time when our government doesn’t have the guts to identify terrorism by its rightful name,” Pirro said.

Pirro detailed recent outbreaks of Islamist-inspired violence – the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by a Muslim convert, the hatchet attack by another Muslim convert on four police officers in New York on Thursday and stressed the importance of Americans protecting themselves at a time the government seems unable to. (To its credit, the New York City Police Department had not problem calling that attack “terrorism.”)

If four armed police officers are at risk of a physical attack, Pirro said, individuals owe it to themselves to be prepared.

“If you think the government can protect you, you’re wrong,” she said. “This is the dawn of a new era, when you have to be ready for anything.”

Check out Pirro’s opening statement here, via YouTube.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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