Gun control is not about stopping future shootings, it’s all about communism.
This isn’t about guns, it’s about power-power that the socialists think we’ll just casually hand to them. that isn’t how it works though. Power is never freely given, it’s taken. You want the power democrats? come and and take it-come and take it one citizen at a time. Come and take it liberals. I dare you.
The best ways to stop them is still to committ extremely disturbed people if possible, and to arm more people to stop the maniacs when they go off. Hire an old geezer like the old coot who stopped that robbery in the Florida casino. That old codger moved very fast and wasn't the least bit afraid to confront the armed punks.
Don’t confuse a Liberal with logic.
"No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!"
That's the "reasoning" behind gun control
It would be more intellectually honest if Mr. Soetoro would simply advocate for the removal of the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, feral incumbant politicians using low-information voters would have the initiative passed in a Marxist minute.
So, the government wants to create a new “war on guns”?
We once had a constitutional amendment to ban alcohol. It didn’t take too long before everyone realized they had to have a second constitutional amndment to repeal that ban.
That ban created the biggest black market in illegal substances ever, and propelled low level crime into organized crime, mobsters, and the mafia on a major level, giving rise to Al Capone, Bugsy Seigel, the Bonano crime family, and more. As a result, drug cartels learned from those endeavors, and have grown even larger and more dangerous to all of us than the mafia rising out of the ban on alcohol never ever dreamed of. The reason that gangs in Chicago and Los Angeles and New York all have guns and are the perpetrators of most of the crime is a result of young up and coming gangsters protecting their turf. And we can lay the roots of these violence acts back to the prohibition on alcohol, which taught the bullies - and ultimate leaders - of the illegal black markets how they can take advantage of the rest of us.
And we’ve had a war on drugs for decades. How has that worked out? The only real result is that it gave a few self-centered politicians a reason to fell good, even though it hasn’t worked. Even the libs say the best way to combat drug abuse is education.
We don’t need another war on “something the people want”; that serves only to mask the problems that exist in a few of us so-called civilized people, and will serve only to send law-abiding citizens to the black market to obtain the guns and ammunition they feel they need to protect themselves, creating more crime kingpins. And ordinary citizens will react in the way they did during prohibition, they’ll think it’s “cool” to violate the law.
What we need is an education program geared to teaching the people to understand that guns aren’t the enemy. I’ll go so far as to recommend we give it the same impetus and emphasis as we do sex education in school. The program needs to be mandatory and it needs to start at younger ages at the elementary level, to teach kids not to be afraid of guns and weapons, but to educate them so that anytime someone sees a gun, a real understanding is what’s needed, not an occasion just wring one’s hands and run away screaming.
Why not try passive resistance? Hide your guns, if you have to. Don’t cooperate. What can the government do if enough people go that route?
Schools have their much vaunted "lock down" plans, but apparently that plan failed at Sandy Hook. Lanza supposedly shot through the glass on front door to gain access which should have given time to put the school on lock down if there had been a good and tested plan and notification system. Knowing how school bureaucracies work, I would bet that to put the school on lock down requires approvals from principals, vice principals and a call to central administration. I have a feeling that school "lock down" plans are just paper exercises designed by school bureaucrats and are not realistically tested. Back in my day school fire drills were pretty much that way. The drills were often announced in advance, no attempt was made to make them more realistic by blocking some exits to test using alternatives routes or simulating smoke filled halls and making students get down to make their exit. We just heard the alarm and walked out the door like nothing was happening. I would bet "lock down" drills are conducted much the same.
A 95-year-old blind grandma with the shakes could change a magazine in 5 seconds. A 20-year-old could do it faster.
facts and logic mean nothing, they are appealing to fear and emotion.
in generalities, this line splits across gender. the men pushing for this have ulterior motives, they are manipulating their intended demo group to beg them to do this. we’re just responding to what the people want...