So, the left is demanding a conversation about gun control. Okay, let’s have one. What sort of gun control are we talking about? Oh, no one has stated any particular gun control idea. So, we’re suppose to discuss a phantom idea and give reasoned arguments against a nondescript thought, born of emotive reactions. That’s inane all by itself. But, that’s never stopped the left before, and it won’t now.
So maybe the gun control the lunatic left is talking about is banning assault weapons. Sure, what is an assault weapon? Can anyone define it?
There are legitimate uses for firearms. Hunting, personal protection, and protection against an oppressive government. The right to bear arms is all encompassing, so one doesn’t’ have to declare what they want a firearm for. They can have one simply to have one.
For now, I don’t think the left is arguing en masse against hunting, though some do.
The left likes to argue that the weaponry of the government is so advanced, that protection against an oppressive government is no longer a legitimate reason to own a firearm…. that if armed opposition to the US government became needed we would be so underpowered and technologically overwhelmed that the government would quash the resistance anyway. We only have to look to the events in the Mid-east to see just how ignorant, stupid, and reality denying that argument is. Who has the US government been fighting for all these years? Idiots.
Then there is the issue of personal protection. Let me understand this logic, we’re going to disarm law abiding citizens in order to protect our citizenry? Is that the argument? What sort of mayhem would ensue if the lawless perpetrators of violence suddenly understood that most of the citizenry was unarmed and unable to defend themselves? We needn’t a hypothetical situation to know. All we have to do is look to Chicago or DC to understand what would happen. These are war zones. Murder regularly occurs in these places, so much so, it hardly makes news when the murders occurs. It shouldn’t be necessary to state this, but because the left is ruled by emotion and not reason, it needs stated. Lanza stole the guns he used from his mother. It was illegal to bring the guns to the school. How is it that the left doesn’t understand this statement towards the effectiveness of our gun laws. They don’t do what is intended!
But, while we’re discussing legalities, we need to understand the role of our laws and their enforcement. While it has shown that a police presence does prevent crime, the police usually engage only after a crime has been committed. Their role is to clean up afterwards. While it sounds trite, it is true, when threatened by gun violence, seconds count. Police protection is minutes away. I’d much rather have a gun and not need it, then to need a gun and not have it. I’ve a simple proposal. We can enact a ban on all firearms. For all citizens who gave up their ultimate defense, and are then consequently killed by gun violence, we execute an advocate of the gun ban for being complicit in the murder of our fellow citizens. For my part, I’ll have no part in stripping my fellow countrymen of the ability to defend themselves, their families, and their property. If you’re going to take our ability to defend ourselves, then you must also accept the responsibility of your actions.
But, it’s for the children!!!!
While the events at Sandy Hook were horrific, there is no legitimate argument that a gun ban will keep our children safe. In fact, it has been demonstrated time and again this isn’t the case. The OK city bombing took the lives of 19 children under the age of 6. Would a gun ban stop that? Of course not. Today, Steve reminds us of the worst school mass murder in the US. 33 children and 5 adults died in a school bombing in Bath Michigan. May 19, 1927. What would a gun ban do for that? Nothing.
It can’t without notice the racial overtones presented by the left. In 2008, there were 1,494 child (under 18 years) homicides in the United States. The left suddenly cares when children are murdered in suburbia? Of course, not all of those 1500 children were murdered by guns, I guess the left cares even less about them.
No one can eliminate the risks of inherent with living. We are told that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. This is only one cost. And it misses the point of freedom. The real cost was never stated because our forefathers thought this self-evident. The true cost of freedom is the acceptance that the freedoms are accompanied by failure, disappointment, and tragic loss. Without risks, and occasional failure, there is no freedom. As tragic as the deaths of Sandy Hook are, this is the occasional consequence of freedom. The only thing more tragic than these deaths would to sentence all of our children to a world without Liberty.
Would a ban on firearms be effective?
Of course not. The manufacturing of guns is an archaic technology. A person of some resources can easily manufacture their own repeating weaponry. It already occurs. The import of weaponry can also be easily accomplished. Simply look to our neighbors to the south. Their firearm laws are much more suppressive than the US’, yet, the weapons are more available. Most of which are manufactured outside the US. Given the left’s absolute refusal to secure our borders, we know we can easily purchase weapons in Mexico and bring them across the border.
Give a coherent, reasoned argument.
The left cries that we refuse to have a discussion about gun control, that we accuse them of politicizing tragedy. Well, as demonstrated, they are politicizing and exploiting the tragedy of Sandy Hook. 20 children tragically died that day. What about the 1500 other tragic deaths? They didn’t cry then. Why are they crying now?
But, forget all of that. Have someone from the left present a reasonable, coherent, well-thought proposal advocating gun control and I’ll happily engage them, as will millions of Americans across this land. Answer the issues brought up here and elsewhere, and then demonstrate how some form of gun control will help ensure the safety of our children. The can’t do it, more than that they refuse to try. They simply throw up emotive, hyperbole driven responses in a guise to usurp Liberty and erode our Freedoms. The safety of the public or children are not their goal, it never was.