Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gun Hysteria

I don't know about you, but I have about had it with all this gun hysteria. Clearly, this is the left's "excuse" to stomp on our 2nd Amendment rights. Those of us who call ourselves conservatives see it for what it is. The mainstream media and Democrats are using the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut for their own agenda which is to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.
To take this tragedy and make it a political issue is disgusting.  I believe a young blogger, Ben (?) Shapiro said it best....the left is "stomping on the graves of these dead children" to further their agenda to leave citizens with no way to defend themselves. It simply doesn't work to say "call 9-1-1" when a gun is shoved in your gut. Further, would a criminal even stick a gun in your gut if he/she knew you could defend yourself? Would a criminal have second thoughts about invading your home if there was a possibility he/she might be shot? Is this who we are protecting? The criminals? It must be so because laws that are being proposed in California and in other liberal-leaning states do not protect children in schools, do not protect those who are attending a religious service, do protect those who are just plain minding their own business. Those children and teachers who were murdered in Newtown were not protected by the strict gun laws in Connecticut, were they? If just one teacher or one administrator had a loaded weapon, I believe the statistics that day would be far different.
Our own senator, Diane Feinstein, would love to outlaw ALL weapons, including handguns yet she feels it necessary to protect herself by carrying a loaded weapon. Why is she so special? Would banning all weapons protect her? No, it would not because those who want to aim a gun at her (or any of us) have no interest in obeying the law. I don't know what logic the left uses to come up with the arguments they bring us. But causing hysteria is not the answer. Banning all weapons is not the answer. There are so many things in our every day life that are far more dangerous than guns:  automobiles, inept medical practitioners are just a couple I can think of right off the top of my head.
Why are the laws that are already on the books not enforced?  The main reason is that criminals have absolutely no intention of obeying any laws that would get in the way of doing what they want to do. I read recently that in the United Kingdom, knives are becoming the weapon of choice. See what I mean? If a person is intent of invading our homes, raping women, robbing a store, etc., the criminal can use a gun, knife, baseball bat or whatever! Again, criminals have no intention of obeying the law - any law! When are people who want to write more gun laws or ban them altogether going to understand that?
The thing is that most conservatives know that it isn't the gun they are trying to ban. The left want the citizen to be disarmed so that they can do whatever they want with no fear of an armed militia being able to take our nation back to the Constitution. I don't want an armed revolution at all and I don't know any who do - that is not the point. Here is the definition of the Second Amendment:
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
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. (Wikipedia)
Do you see those words "being necessary to the security of a free state"? Sadly, in today's America, I believe it necessary for citizens to remind government just what the U.S. Constitution provides.  All of it - not just the Second Amendment. In today's America, we are less free than Soviet Russia was. The only difference is we can still voice our opinion - mostly. There may come a time, if we don't wake up, where speaking up and having an opinion that doesn't agree with those in charge will be gone too. Please wake up. Please pay attention. Please stand your ground and don't give in to a single infringement of our constitution - let's take it back!

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