-Sign on Cinemark theater door.
"Common sense" laws do not apply to situations that defy logic and sense.
Using "gun control" to stop murders is like using "silverware control" to stop obesity.
Take away one tool and evil will find another way.
"Promise to put my face and my story on every news network in the world and I'll give you the biggest body count I can muster."
If I'm a slighted narcissist, I want one thing more than anything else.
Attention & Avenging my narcissistic injury.
If I'm a depressed solipist who is not going anywhere in life and I'm feeling the ultimate pangs of ennui and worthlessness setting in, I want one thing more than anything else.
Glorifying the killers, emboldens future killers.
Firearms and the technologies associated with them are a genie that has been let out of the bottle long before I was alive. They are so readily available that there is absolutely no way to stop them from getting into the wrong hands. So, we should make sure that they get into the right hands as well. The existing firearms laws only hurt the law abiding creating "paper crimes" with no victims.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Making things illegal does not keep them from existing or happening.
Let us examine the logic expressed here:
- Drugs are illegal - Can we find drugs readily available in the U.S.? On every corner in every city.
- Prostitution is illegal (in most jurisdictions) - Can we finds prostitutes readily available? Give me 5 minutes, and I'll find you a whore on Craigslist.
- Firearms are illegal - "OMG, I can't find a gun anywhere it's like they've all magically disappeared or something. How am I going to murder people now?"
Yeah, so that's not how it's going to work. All you can do is disarm the law abiding. Mad dog killers will always be rare, but will always exist and can NEVER be prevented.
The greatest evil is that anti-gun zealots are trying to use these tragedies as a political football for their own fallacious ends:
"If we have an assault weapon ban, we can stop these active shooter events from happening."
Flatly, false. This argument falls on it's face in so many ways, too many to name infact, but here's a glaring example. The Columbine School Shooting happened right smack in the middle of the fabled Assault Weapon Ban of 1994. This law did not prevent any loss of life.
Gun grabbers need to admit what they are after and go for the gold. They want to repeal the "embarrassing" 2nd Amendment and end private firearms ownership in the United States. They are willing to use any means necessary to achieve their ends including half-truth, outright lies and political sleight-of-hand. Right now they are trying the elephant approach. You can't eat an elephant in one bite. You have to consume it one mouthful at a time.
All an "assault weapon" is comprised of is a semi-automatic firearm with adjustable stocks and other menial features (flash hider, bayonet lug? lol) that for some reason make Gun Grabbers wet their pants. It's a not a full auto bullet hose. They are no different in function than everybody's favorite the Ruger 10/22. One pull of the trigger, one shot. That's it. In reality, the Gun Grabbers view a so-called "assault weapons" ban as a low hanging fruit and an easy victory with which to bootstrap more stringent gun control in the future.
-The insufferably evil semi-automatic Ruger 10/22
The Gun Grabbers are relying on our complacency and ignorance to strip us our inalienable rights one tasty bite at a time. Assault weapon bans are the first bite. Ask a Gun Grabber, what's next? If they are honest, they'll say semi-autos and concealed carry. After that is
hunting...errrr sniper rifles. Do you see where I'm going with this? They want you to get to the point where you scream out in terror when you find a .22 LR cartridge in the middles of the street.
First they came for the
Socialists "assault weapon" owners, and I did not speak out--
was not a Socialist did not own an "assault weapon".
Then they came for the
Trade Unionists semi-automatic owners, and I did not speak out--
was not a Trade Unionists did not own a semi-automatic.
Then they came for
the Jews hunting rifle owners, and I did not speak out--
was not a Jew did not own a hunting rifle.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
Gun grabbers seldom mention the violence that ravages big cities. They tell the citizens their will be less violence if you let us ban your guns. So they passed gun grabbing legislation making it almost impossible to legally own a firearm let alone carry one for protection. You can't own a handgun in Chicago, yet there have been more murders in Chicago than troops killed in Afghanistan in the last 12 years. Chicago is a murderer's paradise where the law abiding are disarmed. Yet the gun grabbers have nothing to say about their lethally failed policies. A gun is not a magic amulet or a panacea, but it can give a law abiding citizen a fighting chance in a situation where they otherwise would have been brutally murdered.
Readily available materials can create horrific bombs like the homemade one used in the Oklahoma City Bombing. All it contained was diesel fuel and common farm fertilizer in the back of a U-Haul.
168 people dead, without a single shot fired.
Water supplies could be infiltrated with a minimal of difficulty and poisoned with readily availible poisons, which I will not name. However, these aren't difficult things to make or get a hold of. You can't stop evil in a free society.
A free society is a danger to itself by it's very nature of being free. We are free to make the right decisions as well as the wrong decisions. The shear fact is that we have tens of millions of semi-automatic rifles in this country and exceedingly few of them are ever used in any type of crime. We cannot stop, nor prevent violence in a free society. We can do everything we can to make sure that relevant grievances are aired and that every person has a say in their own future, but you can't stop a mad dog killer from killing.
Free will is the issue, not firearms.
Turn your swords into plowshares and YOU will plow for those who didn't. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.