The Democrats are getting overconfident this week my friends, buoyed by their presidential victory a few weeks ago, and now the political capital they think they have gained from this horrible tragedy in Connecticut. For the first time in over a decade, we’re hearing calls for gun control in America, an issue that has long been dead. It’s a little hard to believe with so many NRA members in congress now on both sides of the aisle, but yes — this is the reality we are now facing.
Crazy quotes are starting to hit the “mainstream media” this week from many people saying things like “I have been a hunter all of my life, and I have never needed an assault rifle or a 30 round clip to hunt anything. Nobody needs to be that well armed!” — While gun stores are selling out quickly, and can’t keep firearms on the shelves. There is a mass hysteria sweeping the nation that guns are going to be severely restricted in the coming months.
I’m seeing friends of mine on the left, most of whom have supported the 2nd amendment (especially when President Obama seemed to be for it while running for office), now changing their tune. Many of them have gotten the message being passed down from their great Deity Obama that it is time to make a shift and support extreme gun control measures. I’ve got to say that I’m not completely surprised, because people week minded enough to vote for Democrats are generally going to take whatever talking points are given to them and run on a daily basis. I’m not saying these people pray to statues of Obama in their homes, but you never know.
This is all leading up to a great gun debate, and if Republicans handle this properly — they have been given the most beautiful gift President Obama could ever have wrapped up and put a bow on. We are being pitched a softball to hit out of the park in 2016, and of course during interim elections well before that. There are simply too many Americans, both Democrat and Republican, that support gun rights for them to win on this issue. Republicans (If they show they can become a competant political party and stop committing easy mistakes) should be able to run on this issue and win handily.
First of all, we need to remind Americans that the 2nd amendment has absolutely nothing to do with hunting. When Thomas Jefferson slipped that little line into the Bill of Rights about how the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, he wasn’t doing it for hunting and sports. Jefferson made sure Americans would have the right to bear arms, because he wanted to make sure that the American people would never fall victim of tyranny against a government gone astray. Jefferson believed that America was only ever one bad president, or one bad congress away from losing her freedoms all together — And he wanted to give the American people the ability to resist and revolt if that were to happen.
It definitely seems very convenient, don’t you think, that we are now subject to one of the most oppressive leftist regimes in the history of our nation, nationalizing everything from car companies to healthcare — And now we hear that he wants to start taking away our 2nd amendment rights. Where are all of those conspiracy theorists who came out during 9/11 to say that it was an inside job, and all George W. Bush’s fault — when this scenario actually seems a lot more ripe for some sort of government conspiracy? Of course I’m not suggesting this is true, but simply that nobody seems to even be asking the question. I guess we only question government when Republicans are in office?
While President Obama grandstanded at the Connecticut memorial last night to remind us that this is the fourth time such a mass shooting has happened on his watch, he used his pulpit to hammer home the point that we’re not doing enough to prevent such tragedies. But, Mr. President – we seem to have gotten to the point where we are blaming society rather than the lawbreaker. You are blaming the gun, instead of the lunatic who planned the attack, and pulled the trigger. Maybe instead of gun control, we need more lunatic control in this country? Our mental health funding seems a little lackluster, and the number of beds in state mental hospitals is very limited or almost non-existent in many states.
If leftists continue to push gun control as a solution — we only need to look to Chicago where guns are heavily regulated, the city is full of “gun free zones”, and yet innocents are gunned down on the streets daily. The same is true of Washington D.C., or any other municipality that has tried to regulate away guns. The result has been taking guns out of lawful gun owners and turning them into easy victims. In states like Texas where guns are freely carried and prevalent, such violent crimes are relatively unheard of.
Sadly, I don’t have the answer as how you prevent future mass killings like this one. Tim McVeigh showed us that if someone wants to kill people and wreak havoc badly enough, he’s going to find a way to do it even without a gun. You can station an armed guard at every elementary school in America, and sooner or later that is going to backfire on you because some guard is going to shoot an innocent kid, or some armed gunman is going to shoot the guard and still commit a horrible crime. There is simply no way to legislate safety for everybody so that you can keep them safe from the womb to the tomb, it just simply isn’t possible.
Stationing an armed security person at every school would be a good start though, in order to bolster security and harden schools as targets for terrorism like this. It’s very worth noting that now our schools have been exposed as a target for Jihadhist / Islamo-fascist terrorists to strike us deeply, and easily. It is probably only a matter of time before we see an attack similar to one that occurred in Russia where extremists exploded a bomb that killed hundreds of children in Beslan come to our own shores.