If you hire a contractor to do some work on your house, and when he is finished the workmanship is shoddy and doesn’t pass inspection, you don’t immediately start blaming his hammer, calling to outlaw his chop saw. No, blaming his tools would be idiotic! Any rational person can see this, then how come whenever there is an act of pure evil, committed on this earth, and the tool chosen for this atrocious act is a gun some people immediately start blaming the gun instead of focusing on the evil, heinous person that committed the act? This most recent shooting in Orlando was truly a tragedy, an act of pure evil committed by a sick individual. This is where our anger needs to be, on the man that committed these atrocities. He could have just as easily strapped a bomb to his chest and walked into the crowded nightclub and blown himself up, resulting in many more deaths. Lets thank God that he didn’t choose this route! Would we then be having a national discussion on banning bombs? Crime is already illegal; this doesn’t stop evil from happening.
Every ‘mass shooting’ that has ever taken place in this country, including this one, has been in a “Gun Free Zone”. An area where normal, law abiding citizens are disarmed, left defenseless to their attacker. An attacker, I might add that ignored the law, ignored the “no guns” sign and committed this heinous act despite all the laws in place to prevent it. I believe it was these very restrictions that allowed it to happen, had even one person in that nightclub, who had a legal concealed carry license been able to keep his firearm on him or her they could have returned fire, ending this madman’s reign of terror far earlier and potentially saving lives. Imagine if someone in that club, as soon as the gunfire started had shot back, the headlines would read “Man shoots several people before being stopped by legal gun owner in Orlando nightclub”. Instead the patrons were left defenseless to the whim on this madman, like lambs to the slaughter. Their ability to defend themselves against this monstrous attack stripped from them by naïve people and agenda driven politicians.
When you are young and being picked on by a bully, often your parents will enroll you in karate to help your self confidence and teach you how to defend yourself. When you grow up the bully becomes more dangerous, even deadly and karate is no longer a viable way of self defense. This is why I took a gun safety course, learned about how to handle, care for and properly use a firearm. I took the conceal carry class and obtained my license. I carry a gun with me every day, my guns have never harmed a soul, but I am glad I have them. They are there for my protection and yours! If for some reason, I am ever in a situation such as what happened on in Orlando early Sunday, I will use that gun to protect human life, mine and yours. If you allow yourself to get caught up in agenda driven politics, and decide to allow these corrupt liars we call politicians in Washington D.C. to take that right away from me you are stripping my ability to protect myself, my family and other from crazy, evil people that wish to commit acts of violence.
I shouldn’t need to state the obvious, but it seems when it comes to this debate far too often we need to. CRIMINALS DON’T OBEY LAWS! No matter how many words corrupt men write on paper, people that are determined to get guns to commit acts of terror will do so! No amount of bans or ridiculous laws will stop that, Period! What you do when you encourage politicians to pass these laws is take away the ability of good, decent, law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families. However, this is not the end of the ripple effect caused by this naive act; this also emboldens these same corrupt politicians to gain more power. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
Please understand what you are advocating for when you join these corrupt liars in their call for “gun control”. Every instance of genocide in the 20th century was preceded by gun control and gun confiscation. This was the reason for the 2nd Amendment in the first place; our founding fathers knew this fact. It was written specifically to keep the government in check. There exists nothing more dangerous to totalitarianism than a well armed population, and it is the goal of power hungry people in Washington to strip us of that right. In America we lose more and more freedom and liberty every day. One thing that prevents us from slipping into total tyranny is an armed population. Read that again and please understand what I just wrote. The very firearms that many are calling to ban are the only thing keeping us on the right side of tyranny! You have to ask yourself, why does Obama and the left want so badly to enact gun control when the evidence is overwhelming that guns are used to protect human life far more than they are used to take human life. These stories just don’t make it into the mainstream news cycle because often they don’t fit into their agenda model or are simple boring.
Time after time through recent history total tyranny was preceded by the taking away of guns from the population. In early twentieth century Turkey 1.5 million died during an ethnic-cleansing after establishing gun control. The former Soviet Union in the late 20’s established gun control before exterminating 40 million of their citizens. During Hitler’s reign in Nazi Germany gun control was implemented before systematically murdering 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves. In the mid 30’s communist China established gun control before arresting and killing nearly 50 million of their own citizens, people they claimed were “political dissidents”. In the mid 60’s Guatemala established gun control, as a result 100,000 Mayans, unable to defend themselves, were arrested and exterminated. In 1970 Uganda established gun control and for nearly a decade executed 300,000 Christians who were unable to defend themselves. After creating gun control in Cambodia in the mid 70’s, 1 million “educated” people found their end, unable to defend themselves against their fascist government. Again in Rwanda 1 million were extinguished at the hands of their totalitarian government after instituting gun control. Starting to see a pattern? All in total, in the 20th century alone, the number of victims who lost their lives because of gun control exceeds 70 million people! That is staggering and far outweighs victims of “gun violence” during that same period.
Our own government is far more dangerous that any “mass shooting” or crazy with a rifle could ever be. This is a frightening fact of life and unless we wake up to this fact we in America are doomed to the same tyrannical fate as so many others have found… You have to ask yourself why politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton want so badly to enact gun control. I fear that agenda driven politicians and naïve people may ultimately get their wish, which scares me far more than a lone gunman shooting into a crowd. In fact I am not fearful of the second in that list because, for now, I have a legal firearm, safely concealed in the small of my back. Waiting, dormant, quite for that fateful day I pray never comes. The day where I may have to put my life at risk to save myself, and the lives of others and I pray the ability for me to defend myself is not stripped from me at the hands of scared, naïve people and agenda driven tyrannical politicians.