In the wake of the Las Vegas country western concert shooting where 59 innocents lost their lives and more than 500 were injured by the Leftist Trump-hating maniac, Stephen Paddock, a conversation has revolved around the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
In that conversation, the Left has made sure to completely ignore the fact that this clown was not a National Rifle Association (NRA) member, that he was a rabid, unstable, activist-prone, Trump-hating Leftist, and that no background check (thorough or not), safety course, gun training course, or licensing could have prevented this tragedy.
The two sides will never agree to disagree, because while the Right may wish to just go on about their business in relative peace and safety, the Left will never stop trying to subvert the US Constitution and snatch every single weapon away from every law-abiding citizen. And while a nation mourns the folks who endured those few minutes of absolute horror at the hands of an advanced Antifa thug who took his anger one step further than the nuts in Berkeley, the Left through their Fake News Industrial Complex (FNIC) accomplices continues to run the narrative that no guns in the hands of legal owners would have stopped Paddock from his morbid fascination with a Leftist ideology obsessed with the killing of Trump and his supporters.
Turn to the next page to read a release from the NRA that speaks briefly about the use of bump fire stocks on semi-automatic weapons and, because of its reported use in the Las Vegas shooting, is calling for stronger regulation of a device that 99% of serious gun enthusiasts and 2nd Amendment supporters say is a garbage mechanism that does nothing but make a weapon more inaccurate!
…that’s it. that was the joke.
October 5 at 9:07am
People who deal in FACTS instead of EMOTION might find this article interesting. I’m pretty certain we’re about to enter another long season of accelerated gun control proposals, so it can’t hurt to have a good handle on the “big picture.”
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There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:
• 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – gun violence
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths
So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?
• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)
So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.
This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.
Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, so it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.
Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault all is done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That’s why they are criminals.
But what about other deaths each year?
• 40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
• 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths
• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)
Now it gets good:
• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!
• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So what is the point? If Obama and the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides……Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!
So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It’s pretty simple.:
Taking away guns gives control to governments.
The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.
Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.
So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”
Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”
Pass carry reciprocity and forget about bump stocks
Binary triggers are better…bump stocks are a joke
You clowns that are willing to give up your gun rights, and yes you are willing to give them up, are insane! The second amendment gives us all the rights we need and you are willing to let the government tell you what you have the right to do!
Hey. Its Bob Zahn again.$#%&!@*you Bob!
So let publicize it so they can be included too.
Half these guys for banning them probably didn’t even know they existed till a week ago. Idiots. Give an inch……
To hell with this stupid national reciprocity! How about supporting some true gun rights such as full repeal of th 1934 NFA and 1986 Hughes Amendment! The fact they are caving on bump stocks shows just how unprincipled the NRA is and gives some insight on how they played the same game back in 1986 to get us the Hughes Amendment for which they have never made right. I will no longer support the NRA. GOA is where I’m taking my support!