A great tragedy occurred last Friday.
Twenty small children and six adults were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One adult, the mother of the suspect, was killed first, in her home.
Since then a major fuse has been lighted due to the significance of the event, and (predominantly in the DEM/MSM) the obvious and simple solution is to confiscate your weapons and proscribe personal ownership of firearms. Then, clearly, all will be well with the nation and the world.
In the meantime, the bloody deaths of small children is fodder for competition, job advancement and ratings in the national media:
[A small aside for those unfamiliar with the firearms industry in America: there are, to the best of my knowledge, at least seven firearms or firearms-associated manufacturers located in the state of Connecticut, to include Smith & Wesson; Colt; Sturm, Ruger & Co.; Mossberg; Winchester; Remington; and Martin Firearms.]
Mr Obama made it very clear that he believes immediate action is necessary:
“And this must change. We can’t tolerate this any longer. These tragedies must end. Are we prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is the price of our freedom?”
Good and true words. To be utilized — like any tool — for good or for ill.
Involving Mr Obama and Demorats, Leftists and Progressives — in consideration of my inherently doubting and questioning nature — I cannot help but think that what Mr Obama has in mind isn’t really much of an observance of our Bill of Rights.
But instead, something more along the lines of what Mr Bush created with Homeland Security — and worse. Much worse.
Texas Fred has an excellent installment regarding his post-Newtown thoughts here.
Further: “we all know that guns are evil,” but do they ever save lives — and — who advocates them? None other than black rapper Ice-T:
Asked by a London news anchor about America’s gun culture, Ice-T said: “Well, I’d give up my gun when everybody does. Doesn’t that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?”
Anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News: “So do you carry guns routinely at home?”
Ice-T: “Yeah, it’s legal in the United States. It’s part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”
Anchor: “And do you see any link between that and these sorts of (Aurora-type) incidents?”
Ice-T: “No. Nah. Not really. You know what I’m saying, if somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don’t need a gun to do it.”
Anchor: “It makes it easier, though, doesn’t it?”
Ice-T: “Not really. You can strap explosives on your body. They [Muslims! - BZ] do that all the time.”
Anchor: “So when there’s the inevitable backlash of the anti-gun lobby, as a result of this instance, as there always is–“
Ice-T: “Well, that’s not going to change anything. The United States is based on guns.”
Alas, finally, a truism. One that we must all face. Because history precludes us.
There is an American gun magazine that has featured a monthly column, for years, documenting incidents where the presence of a gun saved lives.
Check this from John Stossel:
Outrageous. More guns lead to more violence. Plainly. Or — dare we say it? — not?
But: “if someone breaks into your house, which would you rather have? A handgun, or a telephone?”
Clearly, Leftists, Demorats and Progressives would prefer this sign on their front yards:
Oh wait. No they wouldn’t. Because those signs don’t exist on front yards. ANYone’s front yard. Does that mean that — gulp! — Demorats and Leftists and Progressives are slightly smarter than your average houseplant? Answer: yes. And calculatingly so. They say one thing and espouse and live another.
Yes, I know you’re quite shocked. Shocked, I tell you!
Various other killings stopped by armed citizens? Click here.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch:
But if you’re not retarded or an idiot or a Demorat or a Leftist or a Progressive or immature or ill-educated or homeless or autistic or a GOWP or a parasite or an advocate or consumer of Free Cheese. . .
. . . then your gun rights are under assault.
Oh, right. That would equate to a normal human being protected by the Constitution of the United States of America.