I must admit that every time I hear about a school shooting, it makes my blood boil. The Church shooting a few months ago changed my life as Church is a large part of mine. Last evening when I was reading some of the posts on social media I responded somewhat critically as some are apparently not privy to the facts.
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Over 26,000 Mexicans were murdered last year by gangs and cartels. You don’t hear about it on our news because even the most dimwitted among us would figure out it was because they cannot defend themselves. Their government made guns illegal to reduce gun violence. Someone forgot to give the memo to the cartels and other miscreants “animals” in that society.
The violence in Mexico and in South American continues on, every year with tens of thousands murdered and our news says nothing about it. Why?
The Mexican news blames the drug users in America for the problem. If there were no demand for the drugs, the cartels would not have the business ergo, there would be no cartels. So if you smoke pot, it is your fault according to their news anchors.
That is also their rationale for America to take in the tens of thousands crossing our border yearly.
Some of them crossing the border are to get away from the violence, and some are the animals which Trump spoke of, and again his comments were taken out of context to serve a purpose. The purpose is to create animus and further divide our country. The citizens of this country if they ever figure out who the enemy really is, I wonder if CNN and others will survive?
The NRA is protecting your right to defend yourself with yes a gun. You don’t have to buy a gun or know how to use one. Those of us who would rather not be a victim should have that right. Those of you who rail against the NRA are responsible for their supporters giving them vast amounts of dollars.
The NRA is just an organization which lobbies on behalf of those that sell guns and those that want to own them. Yes, I see that there is a capitalistic connection but, we are a capitalistic country. That smartphone or tablet that you are using would not have been created if we were not a capitalistic society.
Do I buy the whole militia bit? No.
If our government wanted to take our guns away, it would be doable. They would destroy the very fabric of the nation by doing so, but they could do it. Could you imagine your kids or grandkids wearing the uniform of our military coming for your guns?
The Gun that is the poster child for all of this media hype is really nothing more than a cosmetically altered rifle that if taken to the battlefield would get our boys and girls killed. It is semi-automatic and small caliber. That is very much unlike the military version which is full auto and large caliber. It merely looks or appears to be something that it is not. Is it deadly? Sure! Would it be an equal match for any military weapon? Hell no!
They designed the gun to appeal to the gun enthusiast who thinks that it looks bad ass. I would never own one. A good deer rifle is much more accurate. This would be the same person who would buy a Maserati to go to work in. Much like owning a sports car that will do 150 in a place where you can only drive 60, what is the point? Oh yeah, it looks bad ass! Is it a comfortable car? No. Is it a nice riding car? No! it is a status symbol, and it seems bad ass. Same mentality.
Our local news here in Dallas reported that the Santa Fe shooter used AR style guns to perpetrate his killing spree. They blatantly and willfully lied to trigger emotional responses from those of us who care about such things and to further their anti-gun agenda. This was well after Greg Abbot told the world in his news conference what the weapons were.
They may or may not retract the article but tens of thousands read it, and few will ever see the retraction or put two and two together. That is yellow journalism and irresponsible.
The Animal used a shotgun and a .38 revolver. He was somewhat efficient using them.
The debate will live on partially spurred by facts and partly by fiction created by those with an agenda.
If you are a student of history, you know that every time citizens were disarmed by their government terrible things happened. If you were not aware of that,, I would encourage you to visit your local library and read a few books. ,
Today if you are the victim of a home invasion, and you do not have the means to defend yourself or your family; when the police finally arrive it will be to write up the report, put that yellow tape around the property and see that the bodies make it to the coroner.
Sorry for the run on sentence. Those are the facts.
If you are a lady and some animal wants to rape you the advice given by lawmakers running in 2016 was to piss yourself. No self-respecting rapist would want you if you had pee on you.. This is a true statement, and it is bullshit!
How about you pull out your nine millimeter Kimber and start pulling the trigger until it just clicks?
Animals like that are rabid and disserve to carry your bullets in a watermelon-sized pattern in the center of their chest.
No woman should suffer rape, and no woman should be told to piss themselves as the first line of defense! Yes, that was uncle Joe who proffered that advise.
In London as we speak, or as I type, they were told by their mayor that terrorist attacks are a way of life and they should just get used to them. “No, they don’t have guns either. Well, not the citizens.”
Now they have released what to do if you are the victim of a knife attack or acid attack. If you can, you are to run and hide and cower until the threat has passed. If you are stabbed, you are to put pressure on the wound and call police when the danger has passed. If you are splashed with acid, you are to wash the acid off when you can find a place to do that, and then call police when you are no longer in danger.
Can you imagine being told by your government that this is a way of life, get used to it?
Think about that. The president of this country tells you something like that, I would go bonkers!
If there were no NRA, how long would it be before some president issued that edict here in the good old USA?
I am for responsible gun ownership, and I always will be.
What does that look like?
A person of sound mind and body is the number one priority.
Guns in the home must be made inaccessible to those that did not purchase them legally.
The person who does own them should go to the range a few times a year and re-familiarize themselves with the weapon and its reliability to accurately hit the target and that the mechanism is in good working order.
Most guns today are sold with a trigger lock. If you don’t have a gun safe you can at the very least utilize the trigger lock when the gun is not in use.
Personally speaking, if you cannot afford a gun safe, you should not own a gun. That is my opinion.
I am for marrying technology and gun ownership. Why not invent or design guns using the biometric fingerprint technology that Apple already has? You pick up the gun, and it quickly maps your handprint and arms itself.
Someone steals the gun from you, it is useless.
You die, hopefully, of natural causes, the gun dies with you.
The government can provide the gun, and there would be no resale value as it would only work for the owner.
Folks we have this technology why not “make it so!”
I realize that this is a form of gun control and I as a second amendment supporter would advocate for it.
When my employees would come into my office and begin to whine about some issue, I would allow them to finish and then ask them. “What should we do about it?” If they did not have any idea I would send them away until they had one.
One should never just bitch without at least making an effort to devise a solution to the problem. At least at that point, you can start a dialogue. Knee-jerk reactions are almost never a good idea.