Skip to comments.The Fallacy of Gun Control
Posted on 01/01/2013 9:19:56 PM PST by neverdem
As a parent of two boys under the age of four, a responsible gun owner, and an NRA member, I'd like to take this opportunity to rebut "Sensible Arms Control," in which my good friend Brett Joshpe argues for more gun control following the Newtown tragedy.
Gun Rights are Inalienable and Natural
There is nothing "lazy" about characterizing the inalienable right to defend self, family, and property, and the right to hunt, as "natural rights." Preaching from their ivory towers (typically capitol buildings, college campuses, gated communities, and urban apartments), gun control proponents casually dismiss the dire consequences of disarming law-abiding citizens. I own a home in an empty corner of Maine, where my family and I are generally out of range of rapid police assistance both on our property and while traveling in the area. As a concealed carry permit holder, I have the opportunity to save our lives if we are confronted by violent criminals.
Bad Guys Will Get Guns No Matter What
Putting aside for the moment the absurdity of banning semi-automatic firearms (almost all commonly owned handguns are either semi-automatic pistols or double-action revolvers capable of firing in a manner similar to semi-automatic, and many commonly owned rifles and shotguns are semi-automatic), historical and current events should sound blaring alarms to well-intentioned individuals like Brett.
Across the Atlantic, the failure of the United Kingdom's gun control program was recently displayed during the 2011 London riots when unarmed shopkeepers and homeowners were forced to watch marauding gangs of powerful young men loot and destroy while overwhelmed police failed to contain the raging throng. Ironically, in a most uncivilized turn of events, civilized citizens in the United Kingdom live in a creepy Orwellian surveillance state in which dystopian fiction has given way to the nightmarish reality of "might..."...
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They have gun control AND free health care in Cuba. But, people there are trying to get here and people here don’t seem interested in going there.
It’s pretty simple. People are not going to give up their semi-auto pistols or rifles or their magazines over 10 rounds. They’re also not going to register them with the federal government nor pay any registration tax.
Just a long observation here...but it wouldn’t take more than half-a-page of legislation to tie registering weapons to a database, and you couldn’t buy ammo without being in the database. Course, it’d trigger a trend to make your own ammo, but they’d figure out the ingredients and tie them to the database as well.
As for the ten-round clips....it’s a comical piece. You run out of bullets in one clip....you flip a new clip in and continue shooting. It just makes people happy to feel like there’s now a limit to the madness.
If you look at almost all of these episodes over the last decade that trigger this gun control talk....the culprits are all people who should have been in a mental facility. Yet, we aren’t talking about recreating a network of mental facilities across America.
I took a look at the Patrick Purdy episode, the original "school shooting" in Stockton, Calif., that led to the "assault weapons" ban in California. That guy was a fruitcake, too -- and a left-winger. Decorated his clothing with peace signs, other Left paraphernalia.
Jared Loughner, "the Joker" in Aurora Colo., Arthur Bremer (who shot George Wallace), the Unabomber, the D.C. sniper, Harris and Klebold, were all, ALL left-winger/death-culture trash and half of them psychos.
Relatively few can be associated with conservative issues like abortion, but that doesn't stop the Media from smearing us with every kind of lie they can think up.
But neither thes crazies nor their victims are what gun control is about. It's about politics and power, and has only honest people as the objects -- and intended victims -- of the contemplated policy.
Shouldn’t we include Oswald onto the list too? Another nut?
The accusation has been made repeatedly, that ATF and the FBI have abused the NIC checks to compile a database of firearms owners -- in straight-up disobedience of repeated expressions of the will of Congress that they not do so. They were expressly told NOT to do that, but under both Clinton and George W. Bush, they did so and they continued to do so.