If eroding Americans' Second Amendment right is your thing, then I suppose your choice for president this election year is pretty simple. That would be Hitlery, who, by the way, just received the backing of 20 groups who support stricter gun control. I always find myself questioning what actually motivates someone to be in favor of forcing the citizens of this country to become utterly defenseless, not only within a society that has become increasingly dangerous, but also against a government that has grown increasingly powerful and intrusive. And it would seem that there is a mountain of evidence available that would show that stricter gun laws have no effect on increasing public safety. That’s just part of the continuing propaganda effort we see coming from the left.
According to Guns.com, Hitlery, who has a ‘broad package’ of gun control initiatives to harass law-abiding gun owners and do nothing to stop violent crime -- oops, I mean initiatives to curb gun violence, already had the support of the Brady Campaign, former New York Mayor ‘Nanny Mike’ Bloomberg’s ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’, and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords’ ‘Americans for Responsible Solutions’. A coalition of 16 more smaller groups endorsed her Tuesday as well, including the Newtown Action Alliance, States United to Prevent Gun Violence Action Fund, CeaseFire Pennsylvania, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and Rabbis Against Gun Violence. I’d be more than a little curious to know from whom it is that these groups acquire their funding, from some pretty shady sources I’ll bet.
And it was someone by the name of Po Murray, described as being the head of the Newtown Action Alliance, told Guns.com via an email: “The 2016 Election is one of the most consequential for the gun violence prevention movement. For four long years since the Sandy Hook School shooting, Congress has failed to take any action to strengthen the nation’s lax gun laws. Since that tragic day, Congressional inaction has contributed to 400,000 Americans being killed or injured by guns and increasing incidents of mass shootings that have devastated more and more communities across the nation.” The nation’s lax gun laws? Really? And what is someone named Po likely to know about the state of our nation’s gun laws? Obviously, not very much if she’d advocating for even more laws.
In addition, the Coalition to Stop Handgun Violence issued an endorsement of Hitlery on Wednesday, one that praised her platform of gun restrictions and blasted Trump in a statement also emailed to Guns.com: “Donald Trump has embraced the gun lobby’s irresponsible rhetoric and policies that contribute to our nation’s gun violence epidemic. The NRA has broken its campaign advertising record by spending at least $26 million to help elect Trump. At best, a Trump administration would simply accept the status quo on gun violence in America. At worst, Trump and the NRA would dismantle existing laws that keep guns out of dangerous hands and instigate violence.” Well this group certainly has the propaganda spiel down. Too bad they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about!
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Everytown has contributed $61,694 to Hitlery while Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC has donated $788,926. Second Amendment groups like the NRA and their Institute for Legislative Action have spent at least $26.8 million in support of Trump. Two other large gun rights groups, Gun Owners of America and the National Association of Gun Rights, have restricted their spending this year to congressional races. Which, I suppose, may look like a good idea paper but I question the wisdom of such a decision. Because over the course of the last 6 years how many times have we all been lied to by those running for either the Senate or the House? How many times have they promised to stop Barry, and done nothing? Hence, we have now have Trump.
Look, the founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power would likely become corrupt and then seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It’s not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a populace that is much easier to control. Thus, the Second Amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. And it must be preserved and safeguarded at all costs. These idiots seem to think that the Supreme Court or some executive order illegally issued will be able to do what they cannot get done in Congress, i.e., a gun ban. The problem with that is there are 45-50 million gun owners in America with 400 million guns. What do they plan to do if we all simply refuse to comply with their mandates?
Or are the anti-gun loons really stupid enough to think that every gun owner in America will simply fall into line because that’s what they always do? I hate to be the one to have to tell them but most of us who do own a gun will likely be telling them to go piss up a rope! Because most, if not all, of them have no real concept of how intensely many of us view those which are deemed to be our GOD-given rights or that living in freedom is more important than anything else. And where is it, exactly, that these clones came up with their claim of 400,000 Americans being killed or injured by guns. As is usually the case with these people, whatever the cause, did they just pull that number out of their collective ass and assume that it would be believed? Do they really think that most Americans are that stupid?
So anyway, we have 20 gun control groups now endorsing Hitlery. Big f*cking deal. These groups, along with Democrat politicians at any level, want to see the Second Amendment gutted forever. We already know when it comes of strict guns laws, these laws are not working in cities and states controlled by Democrats. I’m still waiting for a solution to the car trunk loophole by some Democrat politician. But I know they have none when it comes to buying a gun off of the street illegally, which is how criminals get their guns. What is needed is not MORE gun laws, but the enforcing of those gun laws that are already on the books. But see, if we were to actually start doing that, then there would be less violence occurring and therefore less of an apparent need for MORE, and stricter, gun laws.
The more accurate claim, as long as we’re going to be throwing numbers around, is 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms in a country the population of which is 330 million, give or take a few hundred-thousand. Now after doing the math that’s roughly 0.0000925% of the population that die from gun related actions each and every year. Statistically speaking, that’s relative insignificant amount! But the part of the story that is never told is what the actual breakdown of those deaths actually are. Which is: 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws, 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified, 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons, and 3% are accidental discharge deaths.
So technically when taking all things into account, "gun violence" is not really 30,000 annually, but is actually 5,100. Still too many for our anti-gun friends? Because if so, let’s just see how those deaths are dispersed across the entire nation. And in using the most recent data available what we would find is that there were 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago, 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore, 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit and 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years). So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause. So it’s simple really, gun control is about ‘people control’; nothing more, nothing less. And that’s what we need to be focused on.