Why do the liberals want to ban the private ownership of firearms? This is the key issue surrounding the twisting of a grade school massacre into an argument to strip the right to keep and bear firearms in America. Nothing these shady leftist operatives are proposing would do anything to prevent a similar massacre from happening. Nothing they are proposing will make anyone safer from violent criminals. Everything they are proposing would leave us much more vulnerable to violent criminals and deranged killers. So why are they doing this?
The gun control issue is not about the control of guns at all; it is, like most other liberal agendas, about the control of people. Despite either carrying firearms themselves (Diane Feinstein) or having scores of bodyguards protecting them with firearms, they argue that guns owned by the masses should be illegal – a notion based on inequality between the laypeople and the important government figures, and screams hypocrisy.
The elites know that a disarmed populace is much more controllable as it cannot fight back. Let us remember that the Second Amendment was designed and made part of the Constitution to allow the populace to resist when the ruling class became intolerable, or when we were subject to a foreign invasion. The leaders of our country at that time wanted citizens to be able to fight any tendencies of oppressive government. The Second Amendment was never intended to solely provide hunters with firearms. Only 17 percent of gun owners in America are hunters anyway. It’s a specious argument meant to distract us from their real goal: Total disarmament.
You notice that most of these massacres occur in what the left calls “safe gun-free zones”. Safe for who? The shooter? If we really want to stop school massacres from happening there are proposals on the table that make sense.
The NRA has told a “truth that hurts” by proclaiming the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. They suggested we consider putting armed security guards in every school. But where are these people going to come from? We’ve been brought up to believe that job properly belongs to law enforcement personnel, as they have the training and the authority to stop the bad guys. The key issue is proximity. If the guards were at the schools they could react in time. Maybe we could take a portion of these TSA airport screeners and re-deploy them to the schools.
But we need more than that because there still won’t be enough airport screeners-turned-school protectors to keep our children and ourselves safe. The citizens need to be trained. An American should know how to shoot a gun! There are professional firearms training schools such as Front Sight that have offered to fully train any teacher in defensive firearms for free. Let the teachers and school officials defend themselves if they choose to and are properly trained.
What needs to be addressed is the mental health of these killers. These individuals are loners who isolate themselves, often raised on some over-prescribed psychotropic drug. They consume dozens of lengthy “kill-a-thon” movies and spend hours daily immersed in a violent video game fantasy world where the player slays people by the hundreds. Movies, television, and the gaming industry glorify killing, yet from the left we hear nothing but crickets chirping.
It is a stark difference from the 1970s when the leftists demanded we remove cigarette and liquor ads from television, deeming those 15 second ads to be so mind altering that they drove scads of youth to smoke and drink. Fifteen seconds versus hundreds of hours. We now have a generation raised on violent video games where they may have “fantasy killed” a thousand people on their path to be the best gamer. They have consumed hundreds of killings in movies, TV and video games, yet the left screams the solution is removal of guns from the people who seek to protect themselves with legally owned weapons. How can anyone claim the gun is the culprit? Have triggers suddenly started pulling fingers?
Instead they tell us that the people who legally own firearms, have licenses, and are taught in gun-safety classes to never point a firearm at anyone unless your life is truly in danger, need to give up their guns. The liberals and their echo chamber in the media tell us that the storeowner protecting his store from thieves, the single mom protecting her children, or the rancher protecting his cattle from coyotes is the problem and the depressed loner who goes on a killing spree in a school is the victim.
Make no mistake; the left wants to destroy private firearms ownership in America. They want to confiscate every shotgun, rifle and pistol in America. This is their goal, and every step they take toward it ensures the honest citizen is far less safe from violent crime and from a government that wants total and undeniable control over you. It’s not about guns, nor is it about making schools or theaters safer. It’s all about controlling you.
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