Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

California Gun Logic

Terror and the No-Fly list –

Why banning guns can’t stop Radicalized Muslim Attacks

The entire country is in an uproar about the latest failure by Congress to approve the “no-guns” bill based on the FBI’s “no-fly” list that has many ramifications when you look at how it is compiled and put together. Setting aside the fact that Americans are not ready to sign over their constitutional rights to own a gun, this method of identifying gun terrorism is deeply flawed and would not have stopped the San Bernardino mass shooting.

However, California has decided that this is a proposed legislation they can live with and want to pass it into their already strict gun laws. The senators, representatives and the governor all feel safer knowing that if you can’t fly a plane, you can’t own guns.

The logic escapes me by a longshot but I can’t think like a politician. Owning a firearm should not be curtailed by random or arbitrary decisions based by the FBI. This list has approximately 47 K names on it and so far, none of the shooters involved in the past were on that list. The correlation that California lawmakers are referring to is mythical and unreasonable but they will do anything in the name of gun control including blaming Arizona and Nevada for their state laws concerning the ownership and sales of guns.

Thus the ‘can’t fly – can’t buy’ laws are now under consideration by California and I am certain, other states that engage in such limited thinking on gun control. The problem- the list is not accurate and draws fire even from gun control activists throughout the country. It’s that bad.

This collaboration of creating such a list defines ‘secrecy’ and incompetence as a vastly overbroad mechanism that manifests gun bans in its purest form based on rumors, and acts that could not be proven to be true or accurate. This list consists of names of ex-military, publishers of left-wing and right wing extremists, priests and nuns who have expressed resistance on immigration and human rights issues, journalists and Greenpeace and Green party affiliates.

An interesting fact revealed in a 2007 Department of Justice audit revealed half of these people listed on the no fly list were wrongly included and if this can happen to them, it can happen to you and reduce your abilities to travel unrestricted and ban you from owning a firearm for any reasons as this list is created based or applied on no actual basis or aspects of facts and your lifestyle. It is profiling at its best without a justification to do so.

The bigger problem is a more philosophical one: if you apply the no-fly list to guns, to what else can it be applied? Slippery slope arguments are slippery things, but in this case it’s a reasonable question to ask. If the no-fly list can be used to remove constitutional rights, there’s really no limitations on ways it could be used to limit other activities.

Are you ready to give up your Bill of Rights to our government's discretionary decision making? I didn't think so yet, you are willing to let them decide who flies and who can own or purchase guns based on a flawed methodology.