I have been meaning to talk about gun control for sometime, but I never got around to doing it. I meant to do it after the movie theater shooting in Colorado when everyone was talking about it. I hope you all enjoy it, even if you don’t agree with me.
America has some serious issues to work out. Some are more important than others. Some people care, but most people don’t. Apparently, some people think gun control is one of those serious issues. Well I hate to burst everyone’s little bubble of happiness, but gun control is NOT a serious issue. It never has been. The Second Amendment clearly states the issue on guns and an American’s right to bear them. America has 315 million people. Yes, some of them are going to be crazy gun-wielding lunatic assholes that shoot up movie theaters and elementary schools. But the majority of people are not crazy lunatics. The majority of them are caring and loving individuals, and many of them happen to own a gun. Guns are not the problem here. Weapons in general, are not the problem. The problem is crazy people. No wait…the problem is evil people. The problem is evil people and violence.
The idea of gun control itself is lunacy. I don’t understand why people think making something illegal, or making it harder to get will, in fact, solve the problem. History has shown countless times that that is not true. Prohibition is by far the biggest and easiest example to cite. Making alcohol illegal only spiked it’s use and it’s trading and selling on the Black Market more lucrative. Does anyone know how well drug laws work? Not very well? That’s what I thought. Criminals don’t care about gun laws. Criminals don’t follow laws of any kind. That’s what makes them criminals in the first place. If I was really intent on killing someone, I could find a thousand ways to do it without a gun. And most ways are much easier and quicker than getting a gun legally. The vast majority of guns used in crimes and murders are illegal anyway. Timothy McVeigh was a crazy lunatic asshole who killed 168 people and injured almost 700 in the Oklahoma City Bombing. He didn’t need a gun to commit his crime. Criminals find ways to commit their crimes. Why take guns from law-abiding citizens, or make it harder for us to get guns? We are protecting ourselves from those crazies who are going to get guns no matter what. Law-abiding citizens don’t go out on shooting rampages.
Let’s take a look at Switzerland, which doesn’t have a standing army, it has a people’s militia. They also have one of the loosest gun laws in the world for that reason. The militia members keep their weapons at home, and they are also highly trained with those weapons. Therefore, Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownerships in the world. You know how many people died in 2006 due to gun related shootings? 34. In 2001 the BBC claimed that, “Switzerland’s crime rate is so low that we don’t even keep numbers.” Try that one on for size.
Connecticut has one of the most strictest gun laws in the country. Worked out real great didn’t it? The shooting also took place in a gun free zone. See how much crazy lunatic criminal assholes care about laws? Chicago also has some of the strictest gun policies in the country. You know what else they have? The highest murder rate in the country. By the way, can anybody tell me the last time a mass shooting happened in a gun friendly zone like a firing range or an NRA meeting? ………Great Britain also has extremely tight gun policies, and a recent study showed that they were the most violent country in the EU, with more murders per capita, than the US. Violence is violence. We never talk about banning knives when someone kills someone with a knife. Whether it’s with a gun, or a knife, or any other kind of weapon, violence is violence, and you will never stop violent people from being violent. A murder with a knife is no less important than a murder with a gun. Murders without guns are always put on the back burner. A crime is a crime and lives were taken. We always make the issue about guns, when the issue is not about guns, it’s about violence.
It is ridiculous that after all this time we still have to have the discussion about “who is at fault.” Obviously it’s the guns fault. It’s the gun that walked out the front door and shot up that movie theater, all by its little lonesome self. If guns kill people then why didn’t the gun fire itself and shoot the killer before he killed his mother? Can you believe that people actually blame guns? Actually I can because I find most people’s common sense lacking these days. After all, Alexander Hamilton said, “The masses are asses.” Cars cause more injury and death per year than guns do. Let’s make cars harder to get or just plain ban them. It’s obviously the cars fault that football player went out drunk driving, got in a car accident and killed his teammate. People are to blame. It’s not more complicated than that. It really is that simple.
While I do believe that they are genuinely concerned about the incident, it didn’t take long for the celebrities to react on Twitter and politicize the event. Almost all of them called for stricter and tighter gun laws. Obviously they are a little out of touch with the real world. They hate guns. Yet, they constantly use them in their movies and TV shows for numerous reasons. Sometimes to show how they can be used for evil, but many times they use them to defend themselves. They play cops, spies, assassins and other types of professionals that carry and use guns on a regular basis, usually to help other people out a life-threatening situation. I don’t really care if they do this, that’s show business. But don’t go around totting bullshit about more gun control and stricter gun laws when you are flaunting them around in your movies. If you really hate guns that much then refuse to use them in your movies, even if the guns are fake. If you didn’t like something, then you wouldn’t want to promote its use. Hypocrites run deep in Hollywood. I’ve come to expect nothing less.
Let’s say, for example, that a dozen congressmen - people who have Secret Service with them all the time - were assassinated; we would be crying for more security, not less. Why is it any different in this case? We need more law-abiding citizens with guns. Schools and other public places need to have more security, especially armed with guns. This pyscho wouldn’t have made it very far if someone else had shot him first. But no one could shoot him first because it was a gun free zone.
Say we had these two signs, which one would you rather have?
I’m going with the second one thanks.
A few select people in the media, as well as other celebrities, also had a few comments about the Second Amendment and how it pertains to the Fore Fathers. They said that when the Fore Fathers wrote it, muskets were the primary firearm. A much less dangerous weapon than today’s semi-automatic and automatic machine guns. Well in that case I have a fun one for them. Televisions and radios weren’t around in the late 18th-century, does that mean everything said on TV and radio can’t be considered free speech? Give me a break, those musket comments are extremely naive and ridiculous.
I also saw many people asking, “if God is so loving then why do things like this happen?” When God created us he gave us freewill because that is the biggest form of freedom that humans can have. God doesn’t want to control us. He wants us to make our own decisions. He could have forced us to do anything, but He didn’t. With freewill comes consequences, just like everything else. Some people use their lives for good, while other use their lives for evil. That is just the way of humans. It’s human nature. There is certainly more good than evil in this world, and the good will prevail and be the better solution. The evil is just more horrendous and is reported much more in the media, not surprisingly.
Nicholas Kristof, the always erroneous reporter for the New York Times suggested - and so did other media people - that the NRA is responsible for actually arming the lunatic. No, the NRA did not arm anybody. Just like the tobacco company didn’t put cigarrettes in the hands of citizens, the citizens went out and got them themselves. Kristof also said - and I am paraphrassing - “if forks are as dangerous as guns then we should arm our military with cutlery.” I don’t use erroneous lightly. Yea, Nicholas, armed cutlery works really well against your enemies who have automatic weapons. Moron.
So what do we do to fix the gun problem in America? Nothing. The number of mass murders in the US are still incredibly low. Crime is lower and gun ownership is higher. You don’t have to own a gun, or even ever use one if you don’t want. But law-abiding citizens should have the right to own firearms if they want. The FBI does a background check on people who want guns anyway, so I don’t really see what else needs to be done. The real problem is dealing with people who are mentally challenged. But that is for another discussion.
Oh, and please continue to tell me why guns are the reasons people kill each other. I really find those statements to be astute and sagacious. It’s not like people killed each other before guns existed or something.
Wanna see what some of the world’s best thinkers thought about guns?
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun - is a good guy with a gun. - Wayne LaPierre
“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” - Thomas Paine