TYRANNY OR STUPIDITY? ….The total irrationality of the new gun control movement

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that – it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel

Throughout his entire first term, America never heard a peep out of Barack Obama about gun control – except in 2008 when he said on national TV, “I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.”

But then in December 2012 came the horrendous mass-shooting in Connecticut and suddenly banning entire classes of firearms rarely used in crime – rifles – became the nation’s most urgent priority.

Until Sandy Hook, the constitutional right to keep and bear arms was just about the only policy battlefield on which the left consistently lost. In fact, two recent Supreme Court decisions – 2008’s District of Columbia v. Heller and 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago – strongly reaffirmed individuals’ Second Amendment right to own firearms for their own protection.

But Obama, not wanting “a serious crisis to go to waste,” wasted no time. Starting the very day of the Connecticut tragedy and continuing ever since, he has skillfully redirected Americans’ wrenching emotional pain into a massive, coordinated push for new gun-control measures – with or without Congress.

So now America is being dragged through yet another pretend crisis – a crisis of “assault weapons” (a pretend term deliberately designed to scare and deceive people about ordinary firearms), a crisis of too many guns “on the streets” (no one knows quite what that means), a crisis of “high-powered, semi-automatic rifles” (but wait, gun-controllers used to always insist handguns were the problem), a crisis of needing to establish more “gun-free zones” (which are pretend, and serve only to attract would-be mass murderers).

The fact that virtually all serious research conducted over the last 40 years proves “more guns” always equals “less crime,” and that gun-control laws have been proven time and time again not to reduce crime, is of absolutely no consequence. The crisis is all that matters – and the “opportunity to do things” that couldn’t have been done before.

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2 thoughts on “TYRANNY OR STUPIDITY? ….The total irrationality of the new gun control movement

  1. Rich

    Do you think that absolutely anyone has the right to carry a gun? I am asking a serious question, I’m not anti gun, a few of my friends are shooters and seem to enjoy the hobby. I am just trying to understand. Where do you stand on mental capacity, should a Downs Syndronme person be able to buy a gun, what about acute mental heath issues, paranoia etc? What about those with criminal convictions? Also do you propose a limit on what people can own, I see you dismiss the idea of banning assult weapons, what about anti tai or anti air craft weapons, should I be able to literally buy any weapon I fancy? or do you favour some control..? Thanks for your time.. rich.

    • Hi Rich,
      I am all for complete background checks to insure that stable people can purchase a handgun or rifle. Those with criminal convictions will/should also be deemed not acceptable (but a clear line must be drawn on “what” is a criminal act to disqualify someone as indecent exposure is a felony yet should that disqualify someone?) The term “assault weapon” is a misnomer that the Liberal Press likes to use. The true meaning is a “fully automatic weapon” used by military forces around the world…A Bushmaster AR-15 is nothing more than a 22 cal (223) semi-auto rifle with “Bling”…now lets get to the other question which also includes a fully automatic weapon (BATF Class 3 weapons)..any and all can be owned (including anti-aircraft weapons) depending on the “State” in which a person resides (how their State Constitution and the 2nd Amendment is interpreted) and obtains a Class 3 Transfer Stamp from the BATF. Final question is answered as follows…yes if you pass the background check, have purchased a Class 3 Stamp (if needed), it is legal within your State, then yes you should be able to purchase what you want. I hope this aids you in where I stand and how I see the 2nd Amendment. Dennis

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