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Progressives' Ridiculous Gun Control Argument ^ | January 16, 2013 | Susan Brown

Posted on 01/16/2013 1:46:18 PM PST by Kaslin

Once again, conservatives have latched onto the bait tossed out by progressives in their never-ending campaign to grab guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens. Gun control is just one aspect of the Progressive agenda; in essence, they want control of everyone and everything any way they can.

Toward this end, they will tell you anything to get what they want. For example, they say they are multiculturalists, right up until election season when cultures become pawns to move around the political battlefield. All non-compliant free-thinkers are dealt with accordingly.

Consider the war on women last year contrived to convince women the Democrat Party is the place for them. In the end, they made women look more like sex objects best left in the bedroom. It was demeaning to listen to all the noise made about free birth control at the DNC last summer; I fully expected to see birth control pills and NuvaRings rain down from the ceiling at convention's close. And how about President Obama's new near estrogen-free cabinet? The party for women? Hah.

So now they say we urgently need gun control. And, they are exploiting children the same way they exploit minorities and women to get it. The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is a means to an end. On MSNBC recently, guest Patricia Maisch said, "It's a shame we had to get to the 20 little martyrs" at Sandy Hook to take action regarding gun control. Little martyrs? Martyrs for what? The religion of gun control?

The time has come for progressives to come clean about gun control. Drop the word "gun" and we'll be a little closer to having an honest conversation. But since they won't, please let me help. I recently visited one of my favorite progressive websites, where I ran across an article claiming gun control measures would do little to change anything because Americans at large are too evil and violent. It's hard to reconcile all the America-loathing out there, but there is a simple solution: Renounce your citizenship and purchase a one-way plane ticket.

The article failed to present an honest assessment of facts and figures, most likely to incite an emotional, rather than rational response, hence inspiring me to go fact digging, which led me to the FBI's Expanded Homicide Data Table number 8.

According to the FBI, in 2010, there were 8,775 gun homicides. Of those, 6009 were from handguns, 358 from rifles, 373 from shotguns, 96 by "other" guns, and 1939 "not specified." This breakdown doesn't bode well for those promoting re-regulation of assault weapons. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, most mass murders are committed with "firearms that would not be restricted by an assault weapons ban."

The same FBI report disclosed that knives and cutting instrument deaths (1704) quadrupled rifle deaths and 540 people died from blunt objects, similar to the Golden Globe award Anne Hathaway just received and labeled as a "lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt." Knock yourself out, Anne. Anyway, I digress. If one applied the same twisted logic as Vice President Biden who recently said, "If only one life is saved, it's worth it," then I suppose we need to ban big shiny club-like award objects. Or maybe we need to ban the use of appendages, since almost twice the amount of people who died from shotgun wounds were killed by hands, fists or feet. While we're at it, we need to do something about falling because, according to the CDC, 24,792 people died as a result, in 2009.

Progressives' logic on this issue is ridiculous and it is ridiculous for conservatives to participate because in the end, progressives may not get everything they want, but will get more than they should. In reality, according to the aforementioned FBI report, firearm murders dropped significantly from 2006 to 2010; while, according to Bloomberg Business , gun sales have exploded since 2009, meaning the real answer to less gun deaths is more guns.

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1 posted on 01/16/2013 1:46:24 PM PST by Kaslin
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Arrogant, bombastic control freaks.

2 posted on 01/16/2013 1:53:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kaslin

Number of deaths for leading causes of death
•Heart disease: 597,689
•Cancer: 574,743
•Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
•Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
•Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
•Alzheimer’s disease: 83,494
•Diabetes: 69,071
•Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
•Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
•Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364

Guns don’t make the Top Ten. Heck, MURDER by any instrument doesn’t make the Top Ten.

3 posted on 01/16/2013 1:55:14 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: Kaslin

Gun control: It’s not about the guns, it’s about control.

4 posted on 01/16/2013 2:05:20 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Kaslin
Stay away from my 2nd Amendment guns.

5 posted on 01/16/2013 2:27:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals believe that no one should have a gun because someone might get one and go berserk and start shooting people.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 2:34:45 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: Kaslin

We need to keep asking that since the statistical data supplied by any reputable source shows that gun control or gun free zones do not decrease gun violence but actually increases, what are the libtards really after? We need to keep asking that question so that it becomes the issue and not murdered little children.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 2:39:14 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: EdReform


8 posted on 01/16/2013 2:40:22 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us:
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To: dirtymac

This is the question I get all the time. “Why do you need an assault weapon?

9 posted on 01/16/2013 2:58:32 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Gene Eric
Keep a magic marker in your pocket, and if you suddenly 'feel an urge' to scrawl FUBO & Molon Labe on something,
well...just consider it as 'getting the message out there'!
10 posted on 01/16/2013 3:14:34 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Kaslin

Following the intent of the Second Amendment to the letter means I should have, at the very least, Stinger missiles for defense against government and, as a last resort, a small nuclear-capable submarine submerged in my swimming pool.

11 posted on 01/17/2013 7:59:43 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: GoCards

Turn the question around. Why do they want you to not have one. They aren’t used very often in criminal activity. So why do they want to prevent you from having one. Make them justify their motives. Put them on the defensive. They do not have the facts to back up their arguemnets.

12 posted on 01/17/2013 9:47:59 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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