No, not the Leftist kind, the news kind.
It is tragic how the convergence of malice and naiveté lead to restrictions on people defending themselves against criminals and potentially against their government. The malice is from those who want to disarm you so you can be controlled more easily. The naiveté is from those who think that utopia is possible in this life. If you want a perfect place to live, then repent, trust in Jesus and then hurry up and die. Otherwise, you are stuck here where you have to make trade-offs and adult decisions. Thinking that disarming the innocent will somehow protect you from evil people is just a false sense of security they are selling you. Do you not realize that the government is made up of the same kind of greedy, sinful people that populate the rest of society?
The ignorance of history — what has happened in other countries, plus the reasons the 2nd Amendment exists — is a big part of the problem. And it is unlikely that is an accident, given the political views of most educators.
This can’t be right – I thought the 2nd Amendment was all about hunting . . .
The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
Read more about the original purpose. And keep in mind that these un-Constitutional proposals are a great way to take attention away from the fact they are rapidly destroying the country by borrow half of what we spend. This can’t last, folks.
Most agree that some people shouldn’t have guns. Please restore the ability to get nuts off the street (see Guns don’t kill people, the mentally ill do). But silliness about rounds and calibers should be done away with. You need to have at least one more round than the bad guys have.
I have a few follow up questions for the Obama-prop 8 yr. olds used in the President’s press conference: Do you know what the 2nd Amendment is and why the Founding Fathers included it in the Bill of Rights?
If bad people came to your house with guns and the only way to save the lives of your family was to defend yourself with guns, would you want to have you and your family die rather than to stop the nice President from taking your guns away?
Do you think your Mom should have had the right to have you killed before you were born? Or if you survived the abortion, should it have been legal for the doctor to just let you die? Because Mr. Nice Guy Constitutional Scholar Won’t-Someone-Please-Think-of-the-Children President Obama not only thinks that your moms had a right to abortion, but the right to a dead baby, and he thinks that if they couldn’t have afforded to kill you that people who oppose abortion should have had to pay for it.
Now back to the President: Please tell us more about how our first task as a society is to keep our children safe.
The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.
Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
Why are the anti-gun people so anti-women? Don’t they want women to be able to protect themselves from rapists and abusers? Do you think that gang-rape in India could have been prevented if someone had been armed? That is one of millions of examples. It isn’t that you have to carry a gun, but that the bad guys don’t know if you have a gun. If Obama & Co. get their wishes, they’ll know we are unarmed.
Violent crime rate more than doubled in the four years after the 1997 UK gun ban.
What happened when Australian citizens had to turn in their guns?
An easy way to contact all your political leaders and tell them not to promote un-Constitutional laws. Just a few clicks and they’ll know where you stand.
1. Gun violence has been declining.
2. Despite the politically driven hype, mass shootings are not becoming more frequent.
3. Schools are safer than they were.
4. There are more guns out there, despite (or more likely, causing) the decline in gun violence.
5. “Assault weapons” bans have no effect on crime or violence.
A must-see video about how the Democrats and media “elites” mock and dismiss anyone who disagrees with them, even while ignoring that many people support these actions and that those hypocrites have armed guards at the schools of their children.
Too bad the Republicans don’t put out ads like this.
Man shoots robbery suspect to protect his 2-year-old son – Why didn’t Obama bring this family to his press conference? Why doesn’t the media trumpet all the self-defense stories that save lives every day?
Why doesn’t the media tell you 24×7 about the mass shootings that never were, because an armed citizen saved the day?
Here are a “few” more:
Ann Coulter lists just a few examples of guns in the hands of bystanders saving lives by stopping massacres:
—Mayan Palace Theater, San Antonio, Texas, this week: Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots at a movie theater, a police car and bystanders from the nearby China Garden restaurant; as he enters the movie theater, guns blazing, an armed off-duty cop shoots Garcia four times, stopping the attack. Total dead: Zero.
—Winnemucca, Nev., 2008: Ernesto Villagomez opens fire in a crowded restaurant; concealed carry permit-holder shoots him dead. Total dead: Two. (I’m excluding the shooters’ deaths in these examples.)
—Appalachian School of Law, 2002: Crazed immigrant shoots the dean and a professor, then begins shooting students; as he goes for more ammunition, two armed students point their guns at him, allowing a third to tackle him. Total dead: Three.
—Santee, Calif., 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates — as well as the “trained campus supervisor”; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.
—Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman’s head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.
—Edinboro, Pa., 1998: A student shoots up a junior high school dance being held at a restaurant; restaurant owner pulls out his shotgun and stops the gunman. Total dead: One.
Here are a couple more:
—Muskegon, Michigan: From the Aug. 23, 1995, issue of the Muskegon Chronicle: “Plans to slay everyone in the Muskegon, Michigan, store and steal enough cash and jewelry to feed their ‘gnawing hunger for crack cocaine’ fell apart for a band of would-be killers after one of their victims fought back. Store owner Clare Cooper was returning behind the counter after showing three of the four conspirators some jewelry, when one of the group pulled out a gun and shot him four times in the back. Stumbling for the safety of his bullet-proof glass-encased counter, Cooper managed to grab his shotgun and fire as the suspects fled.”
—Colorado Springs, Colo.: On Dec. 9, 2007, gunman Mathew Murray, 24, launched an armed attack against the parishioners of the New Life Church that ultimately left two innocent victims dead. But the toll could have been much higher, were it not for the heroic actions of former police officer Jeanne Assam from Minnesota. In an interview she said she very nearly decided not to go to church that morning but because she saw a headline on her computer indicating that two young people were murdered and a training center for Christian missionaries about 70 miles away in the Denver suburb of Arvada, she changed her mind. Murray shot a total of five people before an armed Assam shot and killed him. There were about 7,000 people at the church at the time of the attack.
This is why mass murders virtually always occur in gun-free zones. Only the most clueless liberals don’t know this. Despite the phony tears and sanctimonious rhetoric, they could not care less about preventing mass murders. Their only objective, other than to steal our money, is to snuff out liberty.
Why do you need high-capacity magazines? – Again, you need one more round than all the bad guys after you. And they generally don’t schedule their assaults against you and let you know how much firepower they are bringing, so you should be able to have all you like.
You definitely don’t want to have a gun if someone like this comes after you – right? Because people like that would never harm you physically.
Great exposure of the hypocrites who “outed” lawful gun owners but don’t want to tell people that they don’t have guns (or worse yet, they actually own guns!).
And finally, the Queen of Hypocrisy, Diane Feinstein, who carried a gun herself but admits that she will disarm us all as soon as she has the votes.
“If I could’ve gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them — Mr. and Mrs. America turn ‘em all in — I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.”