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Society Is Crumbling Right In Front Of Our Eyes And Banning Guns Won’t Help
.thedailysheeple ^ | 12/17/12 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 12/17/2012 10:33:46 PM PST by Mozilla

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: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collapse; guncontrol; gunssociety; moraldecay; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/17/2012 10:33:56 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
The people that commit these killing are not stupid, but they are insane. Take guns out of the picture they will find another way. Taking guns does not cure the insanity.
2 posted on 12/17/2012 10:40:35 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: Mozilla
At the same moment in time we replaced God with PC;s in our class rooms. Followed by Communists Teachers from Liberal Collages, programmed by America hating Nazi Professors. Backed by Nazi Union Thugs and all swept under the rug by the Lame Stream Media.... ALL of the very same ilk. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
3 posted on 12/17/2012 10:47:46 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Mozilla

Guns don’t make a person a killer, killing people does.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 10:49:36 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Mozilla

I remember being encouraged to take anti-depressants back in the tenth grade in High School when I was having a tough time and felt depressed enough to see a few psychologists. I ended up refusing them for the same reason that I haven’t been doing any kinds of recreational drugs, I am not into the idea that my mood and behavioral patterns would be beyond my control and manipulated by some unseen force. I should, possibly, be thankful that I’ve made the right choice with one of the examples being that anti-depressants can have a tendency to increase the rate of committing suicide.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 10:52:29 PM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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To: oyez
Our founders knew that armed protection was fundamental against personal threats, whether they be tyranny from government soldiers or violence from animals or evil human beings. Whatever one can carry is constitutionally protected. That protection is necessary for the individual to fend off that superior firepower coming from a tyrannical government's military force. Such superior firepower first came from the British army.

Any person that threatens another person with deadly force would risk death in the world framed by our founders. Because an armed citizenry would pose such a threat to anyone taking the risk to commit armed violence, such a discouraging factor would limit such violence. Likewise, any person harboring such homicidal thoughts would more likely seek therapy rather than risk death.

For instance, 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts who started a shooting rampage in the Clackamas, Oregon Town Center mall, noticed a man with a gun trained on him. Nick Meli had his gun trained on Roberts, but couldn't get a clear shot without endangering other bystanders. He did stop Robert's shooting. In fact Roberts, knowing death from Meli's gun was certain, ran off and found a hall and steps where he shot himself to death.

In Israel, teachers and parents who serve as school aids are armed with semi-automatic firearms whenever they are on school grounds.

Let the teachers unions pay for the weapons (yes, good weapons are expensive) and the extra guards out of the dues money.

6 posted on 12/17/2012 11:30:18 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46
For instance, 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts who started a shooting rampage in the Clackamas, Oregon Town Center mall, noticed a man with a gun trained on him. Nick Meli had his gun trained on Roberts, but couldn't get a clear shot without endangering other bystanders. He did stop Robert's shooting. In fact Roberts, knowing death from Meli's gun was certain, ran off and found a hall and steps where he shot himself to death.

I never heard that story. I wonder why. I guess it was not intended for public consumption.

7 posted on 12/17/2012 11:52:41 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: oyez

If a person wants to commit harm or violence then they will find a way. The insanity is out there.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 11:59:43 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I Could not say it any better.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 12:07:27 AM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: Mozilla

The rule of law began a steep decline when Clinton was in office and now that 0bungles is pres. it has gone straight off the cliff. When the people elect and re-elect lawless clowns what else would you expect?


10 posted on 12/18/2012 12:35:46 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: oyez

Michael Savage mentioned it and I checked it out on the web. There is was, just as he said it. Roberts, knowing death from Meli’s gun was certain, ran off and found a hall and steps where he shot himself to death.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 12:38:01 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: oyez
Here is a thread with a video about it.

YouTube: VIDEO: Clackamas Mall Shooter Was Confonted By Concealed Carrier (Oregon)

We don't need the MSM and its lies. We can get real news reports now.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 12:44:59 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mozilla

In 2011, there were 12,615 abortions in CT.

Obama voters are fine with this.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 1:24:19 AM PST by gasport (An untied bib tie looks sloppy but an untied bow tie means the party is just beginning.)
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To: Mozilla

Progressives don’t want gun control because of tragic situations like Sandy Hook.

They intend to enslave America under dictators and they want the last thing that stands between their tyranny for America, removed.

Nothing else other than that.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 2:46:59 AM PST by dforest
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“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”..........

Yep, Chicago is the perfect example. (sarc)


15 posted on 12/18/2012 5:31:34 AM PST by Progov
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To: Progov

All the libs want is to feel good! If a politician says what they want to hear, they feel good. No substance to any of their arguments. That is why our great country and the Constitution is decaying.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 5:53:40 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: Mozilla

bump


17 posted on 12/18/2012 7:11:53 AM PST by gibsosa
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