Here’s an interesting story from ABC about alleged ISIS White House photo,
The Secret Service said it is “aware” of a photo that appeared to show an image of an ISIS flag in front of the White House.
If authentic, the photo showed a hand holding up an image of a flag for ISIS (also known as ISIL or Islamic State), displayed on a smartphone, on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House fence. That area, closed off to street traffic, is frequented by thousands of tourists every day.
It was tweeted from an apparently pro-ISIS Twitter handle @sunna_rev on Aug. 9.
“We have an intelligence division whose mission is to assess information that we receive every day for dangerousness or potential threat level,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told ABC News. “We are aware of the image and will take the necessary and appropriate follow up steps.”
The Secret Service did not respond to an additional question about whether the tweet was believed to be authentic. The FBI has not yet responded to ABC News’ request for comment on the tweet, its suspected origin, or whether it signifies a serious threat to the U.S.
Some would say that threats like this are why we need militarized police and SWAT teams (let’s not even discuss that they get used hundreds of times per week against non-violent citizens for everything from drug crimes to seizing vehicles that allegedly pollute too much), but here’s the reality:
This is another reason the Founders provided us with the Second Amendment.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Everyday citizens are guaranteed the right to firepower to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors from virtually any threat. You can be pretty sure that ISIS—when they strike on U.S. soil—will pick places with restrictive laws against citizens carrying firearms. Bank on it.
The People were supposed to be the preeminent backstop of liberty, not over-equipped goons on steroids who refuse to grow up—still stuck playing “army man” with military uniforms and battlefield gear in our neighborhoods.