Skip to comments.Gun grabbers make me nervous.
Posted on 01/18/2013 4:25:16 AM PST by moneyrunner
Im a peaceful, law abiding citizen. Ive never so much as thrown a punch in a fist fight. Dont have temper tantrums, not much of a sports fan. Never played football, baseball soccer, or hockey. Batted a few tennis balls around in high school, and thats not false modesty; I considered it a great accomplishment if when I got the ball over the net. As a sportsman, I was a great reader.
But I loved to shoot. I practiced marksmanship in my high school indoor range with the schools .22 rifles. I saved up and got one of my own, a Marlin lever action .22 that I would take out in the fields and woods behind my house to plink away at cans, squirrels and the occasional crow. In college I got a deer rifle and went hunting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, getting up in the dark to slog through snowy woods. It was great.
Over the years as I got older and lost my interest in hunting, I still kept my guns and even added a few handguns. Those were both for sport and for personal protection. Today Im a senior citizen and less physically able to protect myself than ever. The ability to defend myself with a gun - in an extremity - is important to me. I have as much respect for the police as the next man, but the policemen always seem to be drawing a chalk outline around the victim rather than stopping the criminal in the act. The report that it took police 20 minutes to respond to the call for help from the Sandy Hook School should be engraved in the heads of everyone who thinks that the police are there to protect you from the bad guys.
But what worries me is the large number of people who want to disarm the regular American people even as the government increases its firepower. Local police have become increasingly militarized. There isnt a metropolitan police force without a SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) Team, equipped with weapons that were once reserved for the armed forces including machine guns and armored vehicles. Meanwhile the President is raining death via missiles carried on remote control drones on people he classifies as enemies. And Liberals are fine with that. If they got their wish American civilians would be totally disarmed and the only guns would be in the hands of the government. Which, by the way, was the spark that actually began the American revolution against Britain.
And why do Liberals want the American people disarmed? Well, first, a disarmed people are much easier to control. It was a government bureaucrat in the Obama administration who explained his strategy for getting compliance was based on a Roman practice when they went a-conquering. As he explained it, the Romans would enter a town and crucify the first five people they met, as an object lesson, making the others much easier to control.
My sister who was teen in World War 2, grew up in Holland and experienced the rise of Hitler, the invasion, and the occupation. And shes afraid because she is seeing history repeating itself.
In a comment in the Althouse blog pastafarian said:
You know why we've never had a genocidal dictatorship here in the US? A well-armed citizenry. We're not morally or intellectually superior to the Germans, who produced Beethoven, Bach, Einstein, Bohr, and Kepler. There's only one thing preventing an American Hitler from springing up some day; and it happens to be the one thing Obama and his supporters would most like to be rid of.
And here is the kind of Liberal (from the Wall Street Journal) who is not only grossly misinformed but who attributes evil motives to those who want to protect themselves ... and protect the Republic.
"Ha, ha, ha, ha! Since the gun ban expired more than half of all mass murders in history have happened. The gun manufacturers have made billions off of ignorant people blinded by brainwashing pro gun propaganda that has nothing to do with common sense or reality. Right wing fools are so easily led and exploited, it kills more Americans than every other country with strict regulations and makes a few gun makers rich!"
For some reason, the Left believes that it's possible to create a "new man." But there is no such thing. Americans are not a new race, a totally different breed. We are people who came here from all around the world; from countries whose people produced dictators and moral monsters, who oppressed their own people and murdered their opponents by the millions. There can be no better illustration than the fact that the culture in the Middle East has not evolved since the seventh century, despite the fact that "man" has already set foot on the moon. Yet for some reason some people believe that America is immune from dictatorship or the imposition of a tyrannical government. Or is it too cynical to think that some would really like to be the ones holding the whip if a tyranny is ever established here?
The Left tells us: "Nobody is going to take away your freedom. You're being paranoid!" Golda Meir told Henry Kissinger that "even paranoids have enemies." Meanwhile the restrictions being proposed on gun ownership have been tried and found ineffective before. So stop doing things that don't work, stop making us paranoid, stop the process of disarming the American people so that if the Left's "Great Satan" George Bush III is elected President we won't be turned into a dictatorship because there will be lots of guns in civilian hands.
Nervous....not the word I would choose.
The only thing that will be accomplished by the confiscation of guns is that common people will not be as safe from harm and they will not be able to protect their families. The only thing that someone who intends to do you harm understands is the threat of harm being done to himself.
Criminals don’t want to die themselves, but they don’t care if you do.
L. Neil Smith said something to the effect of “If someone wants to take your guns away, it’s because they want to do something to you that you won’t let them do if you still have your guns.”
If you had gone around in 1913 making the claim that within a quarter-century a major European country would be shoveling people into incinerators by the trainload you would have found yourself in an insane asylum.
Thomas Sowell points out in Black Rednecks and White Liberals that in the early 20th century Germany was one of the cultural powers of Europe, and that if it could happen in Germany it could happen anywhere.
In the 1960’s, when the left was on the outside looking in, they hated liberals, and embraced guns, which they figured they would need for the revolution. Mao saidn, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun,” and “In order to put down the gun, we must first pick up the gun, “ and our homegrown genius, Malcolm X said <...by the ballot or the bullet.”
Now that the left is on the inside looking, they don’t want guns out here that they fear may be used to overthrow them. They still secretly hate liberals, but they are now useful idiots.
I am currently building my own business here in Alaska.
Locally we have just a handful of gunsmiths locally.
We have seen a major change of direction to the AR, AK and such gas or piston operated semi auto rifles recently, anyone who knows anything about theses should agree they require detailed procedural cleaning far beyond just sticking a rod, brush and oil patch down the barrel.
My plan is the purchase of a large ultrasonic firearms cleaning station from Brownells, a full AR15 armorers kit and other tools to supplement what I already have.
I have seen quite a few new owners of these rifles and they are first time owners and really have no clue how to strip one down and how to properly clean it.
My shop will be essentially ONLY cleaning and lubrication plus a store of essential options of aftermarket addons, not really a shop like Red Jacket, more of a maintenance depot for those that have not the time or skill to perform their own maintenance.
There will be another unintended outcome. When weapons are banned black market starts. Instead of semi auto sporter arms you will see the rapid proliferation of full auto weapons. If your going to be made into a criminal who will care to what degree. The punishment will be the same so you may as well go all out. And those neet toys the police have are there for the taking.
The mindset: "Achieving Eco-topia requires liquidation of many inconvenient, polluting humans...who are all bunch of redneck racists, anyway. The process of healing the planet and helping the oceans recede will go much smoother if the people who caused the problem aren't allowed to shoot at our lightworkers." :)
“Instead of semi auto sporter arms you will see the rapid proliferation of full auto weapons. If your going to be made into a criminal who will care to what degree. The punishment will be the same so you may as well go all out.”
Not to mention things invented that do not exist at the moment, but appear because the rules are out the window- such as a full-auto .75 SMG that howls through both sides of body armor, or a belt-fed .357 magnum...
Eugenics began with the American left and abortion remains its most cherished sacrament.
Reading Bonhoffer’s biography was quite enlightening. He was amazed at how American Christians treated blacks when they were also Christians. By the time he returned to Germany, the ovens were already being built. It happened in less then a generation...
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