Tuesday, April 17, 2007
From Tiny's Cold Dead Hands
I'll protect my right to bear arms to my death. The drumbeat has started and anyone could have predicted it...the 2nd Amendment is under fire. The old cliches are however true, its the person and not the gun...but these are lost on the kumbaya crowd. They think if you put the anti-jump barrier on the bridge the suicidal person won't actually attempt suicide...they think if we have far greater gun control, or ban gun ownership altogether, crime with guns will go down. They think bad guys and those wishing to die couldn't think of ANY other way to do their deed. It's simply the guns! In fact such measures just create more helpless citizens and victims.
The logic is flawed. First you cannot compare any other country to ours. America is completely unique in this regard and has been the worlds most free and prosperous country based on the founding principles and in part on the 2nd amendment. The original intent of the 2nd amendment might seem archaic to some, not me. Today's most powerful people on the left are borderline socialists and while most liberals think they are the party of freedoms, they are in fact the party that thinks you don't know how to handle your freedom so they need to take it back. I've heard there are from 200M to 1B guns, legal and otherwise, in circulation in the U.S. Even if you ban ownership and expect people to turn them in, what F'ing crackpot thinks 100% of law abiding citizens will turn all of theirs in. Or thinks even a single bad guy will turn theirs in?
My most recent gun was a H&K 45ACP...shot thousands of rounds at the range. The range I used was frequented by various local police officers...several told me that a burglar's biggest fear was entering a home when someone was home...worse that the someone would own a gun. Well I want bad buys to fear entering my home! I want an out of control or rogue government element to fear entering my home. Bad guys (in groups or not) don't like and fear good guys with guns!!!!! It's also 100% certain that if any of those who was face to face with the Virginia Tech shooter was packing there would be a chance far fewer people would be killed. But, if there isn't any normal law abiding trained folks packing heat.....well then it's 100% certain all those that could die will die.
And then there's the shameless politicking! With lifeless bodies still warm at Virginia Tech it was disgusting to see those trying to take an act of pure evil and use it to draw attention to political issues, including the illogical gun issue. People always want to be able to blame someone, well other than the perpetrator! There must be someone alive we can all direct our anger too...somebody must have screwed up right! And surely even more powerful is a long string of screw ups that really must be the reason that this evil person executed so many with apparently zero emotion. I'm sure there will be all kinds of mental health reforms requested...as if we can predict which person with depression or weird behavior might SNAP. So drug them all I guess? Or maybe lock them all up?
Wanna bet liberals will make moves to curtail individual rights and freedoms with this incident as the catalyst? Well, they already are!
I thought Obama was actually one of the better liberals in the POTUS race...but Obama jumped on the cheese ball bandwagon of politicizing this event...and he does it in rambling and inarticulate form...I couldn't even listen to this entire thing...this guy sucks.