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Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help
TEC ^ | 12-17-2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 12/17/2012 6:26:23 AM PST by blam

Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won't Help

By Michael snyder
December 17, 2012

What in the world is happening to America? I have written many articles about how society is crumbling right in front of our eyes, but now it is getting to the point where people are going to be afraid to go to school or go shopping at the mall. Just consider what has happened over the past week. Adam Lanza savagely murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 42-year-old Marcus Gurrola threatened to shoot innocent shoppers and fired off more than 50 rounds in the parking lot of Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, California. After police apprehended him, he told them that he "was unhappy with life".
Earlier in the week, a crazy man wearing a hockey mask and armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire on the second floor of a mall in Happy Valley, Oregon. He killed two people and injured a third. On Saturday morning, a lone gunman walked into a hospital in Alabama and opened fire. He killed one police officer and two hospital employees before being gunned down by another police officer. So have we now reached the point where every school, every mall and every hospital is going to need armed security? How will society function efficiently if everyone is constantly worried about mass murderers?

In response to the horrible tragedy in Connecticut, many in the mainstream media are suggesting that much stricter gun laws are the obvious solution.

After all, if we get rid of all the guns these crazy people won't be able to commit these kinds of crimes, right?

Unfortunately, that is not how it works. The criminals don't obey gun control laws. Banning guns will just take them out of the hands of law-abiding American citizens that just want to protect their own families.

Adam Lanza didn't let the strict gun control laws up in Connecticut stop him from what he wanted to do. Connecticut already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and Adam Lanza broke at least three of them.

However, if there had been some armed security officers or some armed teachers at that school, they may have had a chance to protect those dear little children from being brutally gunned down.

If gun control was really the solution to our problems, then cities that have implemented strict gun control laws should be some of the safest in the entire country.

But sadly, just the opposite is true.

For example, Chicago has very strict gun laws. But 10 people were shot in the city of Chicago on Friday alone. Chicago is now considered to be "the deadliest global city", and the murder rate in Chicago is about 25 percent higher than it was last year.

So has gun control turned Chicago into a utopia?

Of course not.

And it won't solve our problems on a national level either.

You can find more statistics about the futility of gun control right here.

Well, how would things be if we did just the opposite and everyone had a gun?

Would gun crime go through the roof?

That is what liberals were warning of when the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring every home to have a gun. But instead of disaster, the results turned out to be very impressive...

In March 1982, 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw – responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun. Since then, despite dire predictions of “Wild West” showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a victim, attacker or defender.

The crime rate initially plummeted for several years after the passage of the ordinance, with the 2005 per capita crime rate actually significantly lower than it was in 1981, the year before passage of the law.

Prior to enactment of the law, Kennesaw had a population of just 5,242 but a crime rate significantly higher (4,332 per 100,000) than the national average (3,899 per 100,000). The latest statistics available – for the year 2005 – show the rate at 2,027 per 100,000. Meanwhile, the population has skyrocketed to 28,189. When criminals know that everyone has guns, they are much less likely to try something. And often armed citizens are able to prevent potential mass murderers from doing more damage. You can find several examples of this right here.

But of course most of our politicians are not interested in common sense. Instead, they are obsessed with the idea that gun control will make our country "safe" again.

Senator Diane Feinstein says that she is ready to introduce a strict gun control bill in January that will "ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession" of many types of firearms.

Will such a law keep the criminals from getting guns?

No way. Just look at what is happening with the cartels down in Mexico. The criminals are always able to get guns.

If our "leaders" were really interested in stopping these mass murders, they would take a look at the role that mind-altering pharmaceutical drugs play in these incidents. If you look at the mass murders that have occurred over the past several decades, in the vast majority of them the murderer had been using mind-altering pharmaceutical drugs...

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has raised concerns about severe acts of violence as side effects of anti-psychotic and antidepressant drugs not only on individuals but on society as well.

Just a month ago PRWeb described drug induced violence as "medicine's best kept secret."

And the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHRI) is calling for a federal investigation on its web page which links no less than 14 mass killings to the use of psychiatric drugs such as Prozac and Paxil. And guess what?

According to the Washington Post, one neighbor says that Adam Lanza was "on medication".

But will our politicians ever consider a law against such drugs?

Of course not. The big corporations that produce those drugs give mountains of money to the campaign funds of our politicians.

So the focus of the debate will remain on guns.

And a lot of liberals would have us believe that our society could be transformed into some type of "utopia" if we could just get rid of all the guns.

Unfortunately, that is simply not true. Our society is in an advanced state of moral decay, and this moral decay is manifesting in our society in thousands of different ways. The corruption runs from the highest levels of society all the way down to the lowest.

For those that believe that gun control would somehow "fix America", I have some questions for you...

Down in Texas, one set of parents kept their 10-year-old son locked in a bedroom and only fed him bread and water for months. Eventually he died of starvation and they dumped his body in a creek.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

A pastor in north Texas was recently assaulted by an enraged man who beat him to death with an electric guitar.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

Police up in New Jersey say that a man kept his girlfriend padlocked in a bedroom for most of the last 10 years.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

A 31-year-old man up in Canada was found guilty of raping an 8-year-old girl, breaking 16 of her bones and smashing her in the face with a hammer.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

According to the FBI, a New York City police officer is being accused of “planning the kidnap, rape, torture and cannibilization of a number of women”.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

A Secret Service officer that had been assigned to protect Joe Biden’s residence has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

Over in Texas, a very sick 29-year-old man stabbed his girlfriend to death and then burned his one-year-old baby alive because she had gone to court and filed for child support.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

Over in Utah, a 21-year-old man is accused of stabbing his grandmother 111 times and then removing her organs with a knife.

Would banning guns have kept that from happening?

There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

Would banning guns keep that from happening?

An average of five children die as a result of child abuse in the United States every single day.

Would banning guns keep that from happening?

The United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.

Would banning guns keep that from happening?

It is estimated that 500,000 Americans that will be born this year will be sexually abused before they turn 18.

Would banning guns keep that from happening?

In the United States today, it is estimated that one out of every four girls is sexually abused before they become adults.

Would banning guns keep that from happening?

If there was a way to take all of the guns away from all of the criminals, I would be all in favor of it. Unfortunately, no government on the planet has been able to do that.

Instead, we have seen that criminals thrive whenever gun bans are instituted and the guns are taken away from law-abiding citizens.

But the bottom line is that our social decay will not be solved either by more guns or less guns.

Our social decay is the result of decades of bad decisions. We have pushed morality out of our schools, out of government and out of almost every aspect of public life. Now we are experiencing the bitter fruit of those decisions.

And this is not a problem that our government is going to be able to fix. Violent crime increased by 18 percent in 2011, and this is just the beginning.

As our economy gets even worse, the rot and decay that have been eating away the foundations of America are going to become even more evident. The number of Americans living in poverty grows with each passing day, and millions upon millions of people are becoming very desperate.

Desperate people do desperate things, and crime, rioting and looting are going to become commonplace in the United States in the years ahead.

So you can pretend that the government is going to be able to keep our society from crumbling all you want, but that is not going to help you when a gang of desperate criminals has invaded your home and is attacking your family.

We definitely should mourn for the victims in Connecticut. It was a horrible national tragedy.

But this is just the beginning. The fabric of our society is coming apart at the seams. The feeling of safety and security that we all used to take for granted has been shattered, and the streets of America are going to steadily become much more dangerous.

I hope that you are ready.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunfreezone; guns; kennesaw; lanza; massacres; moralabsolutes; newtown; prayer; regulations; secondamendment; security; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 12/17/2012 6:26:32 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Went to a movie this weekend for the first time in 2 years.

Yep, in the previews, I saw our society in a heap of festering moral corruption.
I felt assaulted.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 6:29:08 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam
Sandy Hook Shooter's Mother Collected Guns In Preparation For Economic Collapse (Prepper)

"The mother of the gunman who killed 20 children and seven adults in America’s worst school massacre, was a gun-proud “survivalist” preparing for economic collapse, it has emerged.

3 posted on 12/17/2012 6:29:18 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Mark


4 posted on 12/17/2012 6:30:22 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: blam

Ah, great, a leftist “two-fer”.

They hate preppers more than they hate gun people.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 6:31:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

Actually, possessing a firearm(s) during economic as well as a societal collapse is probably the most intelligent decision one can make.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 6:33:30 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: blam

7 posted on 12/17/2012 6:33:52 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: blam

Answer for America:
2 CHRONICLES 7:14

14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 6:34:23 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: blam
"the murder rate in Chicago is about 25 percent higher than it was last year. "

Why isn't Chicago's Mayor patrolling the streets every Fir and Sat night to explain to the yutes that they need to follow the gun laws?

9 posted on 12/17/2012 6:34:42 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: blam

Ok, but she didn’t own a gun safe. Big mistake.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 6:34:59 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: blam
"the murder rate in Chicago is about 25 percent higher than it was last year. "

Why isn't Chicago's Mayor patrolling the streets every Fri. and Sat. night to explain to the yutes that they need to follow the gun laws?

11 posted on 12/17/2012 6:35:02 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: RexBeach

Yeah, that’s not very smart.
Even “well hidden” is not as good as a floor mounted safe.

The effort required to get at the guns is really not worth it to most.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 6:38:33 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam
I changed my mind- I am all for gun control!

After all, we banned drugs, and we no longer have drugs on our streets

And during prohibition we banned alcohol, and we never had any alcohol

And we made it illegal to steal and so nothing ever gets stolen anymore

And we made it illegal to commit murder, so that has stopped

So lets make it illegal to for ALL law-abidinng citizens to have guns and then no one will have them! After all why do they need them? No one ever gets robbed or murdered anymore.

13 posted on 12/17/2012 6:40:48 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: blam

It’s well-known to most FReepers, but society in general is completely missing the root causes of tragedies such as these.

I stayed up last night to watch the 49ers-Patriots game, and at game’s end came a commercial for a new video game, “Hitman.. Absolution.” As expected, the game consists of numerous sequences of mass violence.. shoot-em-up gun battles with whomever gets in the “protagonist’s” way.

Banning possession of firearms is not only unconstitutional, but completely ineffectual, when the “weapon” in this case is the one attacking the mentalities of young people who have their noses planted to a computer screen for hours at a time engaging in whatever hot, new blood-on-the-streets gaming app or DVD happens to be popular. Their brains are getting fried to the point of total desensitization. And I’m willing to bet this freak Adam Lanza was one of those obsessive “gamers.”

That said, I’m not for banning those games, but a heavy dose of deglamorization would be in order.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 6:41:14 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: blam
No, the real cause of such tragedies is the complete hollowness of our souls. People can bluster and rant all they want, but the hard, cold reality is that a free and open society cannot exist in a population that has dedicated itself to hating God and removing His precepts from their private and public lives.

You can pass all the laws you want, but laws cannot change the heart of a man, and that's the plain fact that people are assiduously avoiding, particularly the goddless, among whom rank the Democratic Party that openly rejected having the mere mention of God in their platform.

American society, Liberals mostly, have chosen to decouple society from Biblical standards and principles, and then they wonder how all the insanity that follows could happen. They have sown evil and thus they have loosed evil.

There is no mystery here.

15 posted on 12/17/2012 6:41:50 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: blam

But, of course, our politicians aren’t interested in COMMON SENSE.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 6:42:44 AM PST by Twinkie (The wicked walk on every side when evil men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: ScottinVA

And, I might add... parental guidance and involvement.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 6:43:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Travis McGee
A plastic Blitz can was used?

***************

"Most of lawsuits against Blitz were brought by the same three lawyers, Marketplace reports.

Consumers have accused the company of making faulty cans that explode when used to pour gasoline onto fires.

Blitz says its cans carry warnings that say you should never use gasoline to start or accelerate a fire."

"Blitz USA, which manufactures 70 to 75 percent of the portable gas cans sold in the United States, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., because of the litigation. Emerson said the company at that time faced 42 lawsuits.

“The lawsuits have involved adult individuals who have used gasoline to start a fire or accelerate a fire,” she said."

"June 12, 2012"

"MIAMI, Okla. — Blitz USA, a manufacturer of gasoline containers that has operated for nearly five decades in Miami, will close on July 31, putting 117 employees out of work."

18 posted on 12/17/2012 6:44:54 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: MrB

Yep — now they’ve found that Nancy Lanza was a prepper. This could not be any more delightful for the gun control crowd than to demonize/stigmatize those preparing for economic collapse.

It’s almost as if this were a set up.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 6:45:58 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: ScottinVA
I think some of the causes and perhaps some answers can be found in this book:

The War Against Boys


20 posted on 12/17/2012 6:48:37 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a Scientology front group. I otherwise thought the article was right on target.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 6:50:09 AM PST by SauronOfMordor (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Paladin2

I was wondering.

When the power went out last month, I went out to buy an extra gas can. There was this huge, bizarre warning label printed on the side. (something like “good parents don’t use gasoline to start a fire”).

These labels usually let me know that, however strange the warning, there’s some idiot out there who did something incredibly stupid and then sued.


22 posted on 12/17/2012 6:51:13 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ScottinVA; Mr. K; blam

Why stop short just for shooter video games? Why not include all movies/tv shows/all forms of entertainment inducstries?

If we only produce fluffy bunnies and adorable kitten/puppies shows, and ‘everybody LOVES and is loved’ teaching all day long at schools and public places, that should completely solve the ‘violent culutre’ problems ........


23 posted on 12/17/2012 6:54:17 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: blam

Didn’t Jamie Fox just make a movie where he brags about killing white people?

Didn’t a preacher who is a Union leader just threaten a Governor, and his children ?

Didn’t the little midget Scientologist Tom Cruise just make a movie they won’t show in Connecticut now because of the killings?LOL Tom Cruise as a fighting agent is a joke to start with.He might frighten his ex-wives, but no one else.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 6:55:10 AM PST by Venturer
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To: LibsRJerks

“Fairness” is the left’s nirvana, utopia, and heaven on earth.
It doesn’t matter what level that equality/fairness occurs at, just as long as “everyone is in the same boat”.

Preppers are going to mess that all up. They’re going to be better off in the collapse than others, and “that’s not fair”. Leftists hate that.

We already saw a sampling of this attitude when some pol was complaining about “the rich” having generators after Sandy hit.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 6:59:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: P.O.E.

I was buying antifreeze the other day, next to the antifreeze were gas cans, prominently displayed on gas cans “gasoline and fire do not mix”- well DUH any moron knows gas and fire do not mix. Then it occurred to me that many morons are really maroons and need to be warned of this fact.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 7:00:41 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Nailbiter

Bump for later


27 posted on 12/17/2012 7:05:48 AM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini (Choootem Lizabith Chooootem)
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To: blam
Our social decay is the result of decades of bad decisions. We have pushed morality out of our schools, out of government and out of almost every aspect of public life. Now we are experiencing the bitter fruit of those decisions.

All the smug people that sneer at old fashioned, out of date values are trying to blame an inanimate object for the behavior of dysfunctional people.

28 posted on 12/17/2012 7:06:02 AM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: ScottinVA

I think you have to be 17 to buy games that are rated Mature. Many parents buy them for their younger teens.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 7:08:43 AM PST by EEGator
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To: oldbrowser

Sneering at old fashioned, out of date values is simply the left’s way of defying the 5th commandment.

You can go through the 10 Commandments and easily point out how the left’s “values” are in direct opposition.
Liberalism is simply the political expression of humanism, which was founded by Satan.


30 posted on 12/17/2012 7:10:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nailbiter

“But of course most of our politicians are not interested in common sense. Instead, they are obsessed with the idea that gun control will make our country “safe” again.”

Gun control is not about making the citizens safe, it all about making sure they do not rebel against the people who enable the lawaless to prey upon the citizens.


31 posted on 12/17/2012 7:10:12 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: blam
We turn our boys into effeminate pussies then when they grow up we expect them to act like men. On top of that we ban them from playing army or cowboys and indians on the playground. They can't even draw a picture of a gun without being expelled. from school.because it might make them aggressive but the muslim youth are taught their lessons in schools by how many AK47s and other weapons they add or subtract to get the answer to a math problem. If our young men are not aggressive and strong they will lose battles, wars and their freedoms.
32 posted on 12/17/2012 7:12:17 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: EEGator

Actually, gasoline and fire mix spectacularly well.
Two problems: warning labels designed by dumb people who are trying to warm consumers who don’t know the very, very basics of chemistry.


33 posted on 12/17/2012 7:14:04 AM PST by Kanzan
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To: P.O.E.

I have a number of their yellow Diesel cans. Though the risk oassociated with Diesel storage and transfer is much less than that of gasoline, the same warning is molded into the side of the “can” under the word “Diesel”.


34 posted on 12/17/2012 7:14:27 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot
If we only produce fluffy bunnies and adorable kitten/puppies shows

So that's what you derived from my comment? Read it again.

35 posted on 12/17/2012 7:18:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SauronOfMordor

You are correct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Commission_on_Human_Rights

“The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a Scientology front group which campaigns against psychiatry and psychiatrists.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz,[10][11][12] and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.[13]

“The organization holds that mental illness is not a medical disease, and that the use of psychiatric medication is a destructive and fraudulent practice.[14] CCHR follows the Scientology doctrine that psychiatrists (’psychs’) are the primary cause of evil in society:[15][16]”


36 posted on 12/17/2012 7:19:03 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"Why not include all movies/tv shows/all forms of entertainment inducstries?"

I agree. Repurpose the BATFE to exclusively root out all ATFE from media offerings?

(Essentially defunding Hollyweird)

37 posted on 12/17/2012 7:19:03 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: blam
BTTT

Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens

Why the Gun is Civilization

A Nation of Cowards


Pacifism: The Ultimate Immorality by Raymond Kraft

Last week, Jack and Jill Pacifisto were walking home through the park after dinner with friends, during which they had spent a few hours discussing the immorality of violence and war and their commitments to send more money to progressive activists over the next year. Suddenly, Tony Thug stepped out of the shadows and pointed a pistol at Jack and said, “Give me your wallet,” and, pointing the gun at Jill, “Your purse.”

“What?” asked Jack, incredulous, “Hey, we don’t want any trouble. We’re pacifists. We aren’t going to hurt you.”

“Not my problem,” said Tony, “Gimme your money.”

So Jack and Jill did, and then Tony said, “And now gimme your watches, rings, jewelry, everything worth anything.”

“Hey,” said Jill, “This is my wedding ring!”

And Tony said, “Not my problem.”

Jack and Jill handed over their wallet, and purse, and all their jewelry and Rolex watches, and then Tony shot them both twice in the chest and picked up the loot and stepped back into the shadows.

As Jill lay dying she whispered, “Jack? Why didn’t you fight back? Why didn’t you have a gun?” Those were her last words.

“I couldn’t,” whispered Jack. “I’m a pacifist.” Those were his last words.

A few days later, Bill Thaxton and his wife were walking home through the park after dinner, when Tony Thug stepped out of the shadows.

“Give me your wallet, your purse,” said Tony, pointing his gun first at Bill, and then at his wife. He did not know that Bill was an old lawman, and had been a Marine sniper when he was young, and was active in the Single Action Shooters Society and had a concealed-carry-permit. Tony assumed that the old man was just an old man with some money and a few credit cards in his wallet walking home from dinner.

“Sorry, friend, I don’t like guns, and I don’t want any trouble,” said Bill.

“Not my problem,” said Tony, “Gimme your wallet, your purse,” he said, waving the gun at Bill’s wife, “Rings, watches, everything.”

“And what if I don’t?” asked Bill.

“I’ll shoot you both. Her first,” said Tony, pointing his gun at Bill’s wife again.

“Well,” said Bill, “Okay, honey, do what he says.”

She tossed down her purse. Bill reached slowly for his left lapel with his right hand and then, like lightning, did a cross-draw with his left and came out blazing with his trusty little 9, nailing Tony three times.

As he lay on the sidewalk dying, Tony Thug was heard to mutter, “Damn, I shoulda stuck with the pacifists . . .”

An acquaintance wrote me last week to tell me proudly how he had been a pacifist since the ‘60s. His letter set me thinking about pacifism, which is the ultimate and vilest form of immorality.

If you are Hitler, or Saddam, or Osama, or Ahmadinejad, your desire to kill those you dislike is at least honest and open. You wear you hate on your sleeve and we know who and what you are. But the Pacifist wears his refusal to resist evil as if it were a badge of honor, and claims it as a sign of his or her absolute moral superiority. The Hitlers and Osamas are at least honest about who they are, the Pacifist is not. Not even to himself.

The German Pastor Martin Niemoller wrote a poem circa 1946 about the quiescence of German intellectuals in the face of the Nazi rise to power that has become famous. Translated, it reads:

When they locked up the social democrats,

I remained silent,

I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists

I did not speak out,

I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews

I did not speak out,

I was not a Jew.

When they came for me

there was no one left to speak out.

The Pacifist says something like this, but, unlike Niemoller, without apology. He says:

When you come for my allies

I will not fight you,

for I am a Pacifist.

When you come for my countrymen

I will not fight you,

for I am a Pacifist.

When you come for my neighbor,

I will not fight you,

for I am a Pacifist.

When you come for my mother,

my father, my brother,

my sister, I will not fight you,

for I am a Pacifist.

When you come for my wife,

my husband, my son,

my daughter, I will not fight you,

for I am a Pacifist.

When you come for me,

I will not fight you,

for I am a Pacifist.

The Pacifist claims that he (or she) is too good to fight against evil, and this is the catastrophic intellectual and moral failure of Pacifism. In the guise of being too good to oppose evil, the Pacifist invokes the ultimate immorality by aiding and abetting and encouraging evil, on the pretext of being too pure, too wise, too sophisticated to fight evil, thereby turning the pretense of goodness and purity into an invocation and license for evil to act without opposition.

The moral stance of the Pacifist is, unwittingly perhaps, homicidal, genocidal, fratricidal, suicidal. The Pacifist says, in effect: “There is nothing good worth fighting for. And there is nothing so evil worth fighting against.”

The Pacifist is willing to give evil free reign, because he or she thinks or feels that fighting against evil is even worse than evil itself . . . an intellectual and moral equivocation of monumentally staggering proportions. In order to be a Pacifist, one must hold that Nazism or Islamism or Communism or any other puritanical totalitarian ideology that seeks to slaughter or oppress all the Jews or all of any other race or tribe is no worse, is not morally inferior, to the existence of Jews and Judaism, or whatever other race or tribe is the whipping boy of the day.

To be a Pacifist, one must hold that acquiescence to a Jihad that seeks to destroy Western Civilization is no worse than Western Civilization, even though the Jihad seeks to extinguish intellectual freedom, religious freedom, political freedom, and ultimately even the freedom to be a Pacifist.

As the English philosopher Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The Pacifist replies, “I am so good that I will do nothing, I will hurt no one, even if that means that good will be destroyed and evil will win. I am so peaceful that I will not discriminate between the goodness of good and the badness of evil, certainly not with enough conviction to take up arms, literally or figuratively, against the triumph of evil over good, of totalitarianism over freedom, of barbarianism over civilization.”

And so the Pacifist, perhaps unthinkingly, unwittingly, mistakenly, is deeply mired in his intellectual confusion, but surely and unequivocally, the epitome of evil itself, For the Pacifist devoutly believes that by refusing to fight against evil he is affirming that he is good, too good and pure to oppose evil, too good and pure to fight evil, to good and pure to kill evil. But in the end, he is the enabler without whom the triumph of evil would not be possible.




38 posted on 12/17/2012 7:20:02 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Twinkie
""

But, of course, our politicians aren’t interested in COMMON SENSE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b240PGCMwV0

39 posted on 12/17/2012 7:21:12 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kanzan

I agree with you. I’m confused how that relates to my post though. :)


40 posted on 12/17/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by EEGator
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To: blam

I watched the Cowboys-Steelers game. They showed the player, who DUI, killed his team mate last week. The player was on the sidline with the team...”out of jail.” The talking heads agreed that they thought it was inappropriate and “sending the wrong signal” having that jerk on the sideline during the game. I agree.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 7:35:23 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Paladin2

The Democrats believe that their best ‘weapon’ against the 2nd Amendment will be new and very high taxes at the Fed, State, and local level on firearms and firearm ammunition.

Chicago’s Cook County drops bullet tax, keeps gun levy
By Mary Wisniewski | Reuters – Wed, Oct 31, 2012

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The senior executive of the county that includes Chicago dropped a proposed tax on bullets on Wednesday but kept a plan to tax firearms to help defray healthcare expenses associated with the high rate of gun.

“It is very important to us to tax guns because we know that guns are the sources of the incredible violence we have in our neighborhoods,”

Under the plan, the county would impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms.

If approved by the board, the nation’s third most populous county with nearly 5.2 million residents could be the first major U.S. metropolitan area to impose a tax as a form of gun control, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

http://news.yahoo.com

“The notion of taxing ammunition may be traced to comedian Chris Rock, who once quipped, “If a bullet costs $5,000, there’d be no more innocent bystanders.” Before that, the legendary New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan suggested a 10,000 percent tax on the most destructive bullets. Make them too expensive, he theorized, and they would disappear.”

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-14/news/ct-oped-1014-chapman-20121013_1_gun-owners-gun-control-destructive-bullets

If Guns Do Not Kill, Tax the Bullets
By JIM DWYER

Published: August 9, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/nyregion/taxing-bullets-as-de-facto-gun-control.html?_r=0

The Economist - 1994

“The idea of a license for gun owners has been floated by Mr Clinton and by Janet Reno, the attorney-general; it is argued most strongly by Charles Schumer, a Democratic congressman from Brooklyn. Under Mr Schumer’s bill, which is now before Congress, every owner would have a national handgun card, issued after a thorough background check, and all gun transfers would be registered with the ATF.”


42 posted on 12/17/2012 7:38:35 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Paladin2; P.O.E.

Just a side note - anything that is “HDPE” is the same material as the “legal” gas/diesel jugs you can buy at Walmart.

That means those blue barrels with air-tight bungs will work just as well as (better than) a red, leaky, now hard to use modern “gas can”.


43 posted on 12/17/2012 7:39:08 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
" those blue barrels with air-tight bungs will work "

Aren't those part of the device that Timmy used in OKC?

44 posted on 12/17/2012 7:52:34 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nailbiter; P.O.E.
Thanks to the same litigious idiots you cannot buy a gas can that pours well anymore. All have "safety" widgets built into the spouts that are difficult to operate under normal circumstances but are next to impossible with gloved hands. You can't buy a normal spout anywhere at any price. A few years ago bid on several on EBAY only to find the listings pulled due to "product liability."

So I use a funnel and no spout, like my great-grandfather did. I suppose if certain people saw me defeating the "safety" feature I could be in for a hassle...or worse. It's nice, all this "progress" we are having.

45 posted on 12/17/2012 7:55:59 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: MrB

Thanks - I never thought of that.

The new gas can I bought requires three hands to operate.


46 posted on 12/17/2012 7:57:04 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Why the Largest Maker of Portable Gas Cans is Going Out of Business (Short answer? - Stupid people and the lawyers that represent them.)

http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2012/07/09/why-the-largest-maker-of-portable-gas-cans-is-going-out-of-business/


47 posted on 12/17/2012 8:01:12 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: blam
"In March 1982, 25 years ago"

Ummm... How does one subtract one date ending in "2" from another date ending in "2" -- and come up with a difference ending in "5"?

48 posted on 12/17/2012 8:04:59 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: blam

And her son was never taught that theft is wrong (he stole her guns) or that murder is evil.


49 posted on 12/17/2012 8:16:00 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: MrB

I see the ‘rats making a 2-fer based on emotions: further advancing more socialized medicine under the guise of ‘free’ ‘mental healthcare’ for all AND more restrictions on the 2nd Amendment.


50 posted on 12/17/2012 8:19:02 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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