You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
In the Oct. 16 debate, Obama said part of the solution to gun violence “is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.” (from Foxnews.com)
“They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
I don’t know about you, but I get the feeling that at some point, after events like the recent school shooting that the media is no longer reporting news, they are providing propaganda for a political agenda. There are only a certain number of times that you need to be reminded that some idiot shot some folks and a 24×7 block out of news takes care of that pretty quickly. But this is not a national crisis. The only thing that makes this national is the media and the currently empowered idiots who think they have an opportunity to push forward their political ideology who generally work together for the same goals.
“to disarm the people; … was the best and most effectual way to enslave them”
We cannot and must not be shaken from our fundamental American values. I appreciate the republican and conservative punditry who have been rushing forward to defend law abiding gun owners. And they are making excellent points about how if the teachers and principal had been allowed to be armed some or all of them would be alive today along with unknown numbers of those children. But they are not finishing the job; they leave out the critical point of freedom which trumps all the other points together.
“Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped.”
We have guns, not because they keep us safe, though they do that in well trained hands (OH! That a teacher had been legally allowed to be armed in that Newtown school!), we do not have guns because an armed society has less crime, though that is also statistically demonstrable (If only an armed parent had been legally allowed to be walking their child to class!), we do not have guns because we like to hunt although that is a thing we like to do, no my friends we have guns to protect our freedom. Because the last check against an out of control government is the armed body of freedom loving citizens. That is why we have the 2nd Amendment, because our founding fathers saw a day when our own government would turn away from the fundamental freedoms they laid down as the foundation of our nation and they wanted us to have a way to set things right.
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” Richard Henry Lee
Gun control has never worked to stop a crime, but it’s done an amazing job of eliminating anti-tyrant resistance. We must rally to the line in the defense of our freedoms; this event is being viewed as a perfect opportunity to pass draconian gun legislation to destroy our freedoms. And the American people are being emotionally battered down by the constant media pounding they need strength to bolster their inner resolve. And the mealy mouthed ham fisted response the right is putting forward is just not cutting it. So let me help out with my own direct answer to the gun control goons.