Posts Tagged ‘gun bans’

Orlando Shooting Used to Push Gun Control

Posted by Troy on 12th June 2016 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

I got to wake up to the news that 20 people were killed last night at a night club.  That turned into 50 killed and 53 wounded.  And of course, I instantly thought “Obviously a Southern white male demanding adherence to the Constitution,” much like any sane person would.  But it actually turned out to be a Muslim terrorist.  Ya know…starting to get annoyed by the word “extremist.”  Just throwing that out there.  Just smacks of PC-ness that is unwarranted at this point in the game.  And, of course, I made a prediction that Obama’s response would be “We have to get rid of guns, people.”  And that’s pretty much what he did.

So, of course, we have to put up with them importing more Muslims into our country (seriously look up the immigration rates since 9/11…illogically, we’ve increased the visas to these countries).  So after these shootings, instead of examining how we look at mosques that we know are espousing extreme view points, we are talking about banning guns.  Shall we forget that the mosques raided after the Paris attacks had a stash of AK-47s and ammo?  Or, as I like to say… “Guns should be illegal so criminals can’t get them…just like drugs.”  You don’t think these animals wouldn’t get guns or explosives or poisons or whatever they want to use to kill us?

Obama asks if we want to be this type of country.  So, that led me to ask…what would it take before I decided that I would be willing to give up my right to keep and bear arms?  I guess the first thing I would have to see is that all of our government officials and buildings give up their own guns and armed security guards and fancy alarm systems and live like the average American.  If they feel safe enough to live like that for ten years…we can talk, but really I wouldn’t go for it even then.

The right to keep and bear arms is the Second Amendment for a reason.  They said “Shall not be infringed” for a reason.  I’m not willing to give up my Constitutional rights just because of these terrorists.

Long Live the Constitution!

Connecticut Massacre

Posted by Troy on 14th December 2012 in Current Events

It is rare that I would use the word massacre, but it is fitting.  When a grown man slaughters defenseless children, what else could it be called?

First, let me say that there is nothing more painful than what those parents are going through.  Throughout the animal kingdom, we are programmed with an overwhelming need to protect our young.  I should imagine it feels as though their hearts have literally been ripped from their heart.  Nothing could be so terrible.

Some would say it is too soon to defend gun rights in the wake of this tragedy.  Unfortunately, those same people that would say that are the same ones that are using this tragedy to push for gun control measures while we are still on the heels of this tragedy.

This was a monstrous act by an evil man.  There are reports that say that one of the dead teachers at the school was his mother.  While I do not condone it, matricide does make some sort of sense.  The two could have hated one another.  There could be molestation or other issues involved.  However, he targeted the kids on purpose.  This wasn’t one or two kids getting killed as he gunned down his mother.  This was him wanting to kill kids.  As such, this is an issue of methodology.  Timothy McVeigh killed 19 kids using a bomb.  The US Government caused the deaths of over 20 using siege equipment at Waco (not to mention all the collateral damage using bombs, etc).  My point?  That this guy could have devised a way of killing just as many using something other than a gun.  If the President moves to re-enact the “assault” weapons ban, do you really think the outcome would have been better if he used a 12 gauge shotgun?  A .223 is a good weapon for distance shooting.  In these circumstances, I would argue the death count would have been even higher if he had used a shotgun.

If we want to put an end to these tragedies, gun laws are not the answer.  Instead, we need to look at drugs.  We need to look a the breakdown of the moral fiber of our society.  We need to look at the filth we call entertainment.  We need to talk about the breakdown of the American family.  Check this guy’s Amazon account.  I guarantee he was watching violent movies or listening to violent music or playing violent video games, but we can’t talk about that.  Right?  We can only deal with the symptoms, not the cause.

My heart goes out to all those parents.  That is all I can say.

Long Live the Constitution, and may their souls rest in peace in Heaven.