Friday, September 20, 2013

Just because you get a splinter, it doesn't mean you outlaw lumber.

In the wake of the latest shootings in this country, the liberal jackholes are at it again with talk of stricter gun control.

Now I could spend my time just reciting the 2nd amendment and why it's still relevant but instead I thought that I would just point out a few interesting facts.

First is the Harvard study that shows (what I and many others have known for quite some time) that gun control laws have the opposite of the intended effect on crime.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/jlpp/Vol30_No2_KatesMauseronline.pdf

This study has some interesting quotes.

"...success in keeping its people disarmed did not prevent the Soviet Union from having far and away the highest murder rate in the developed world."

"Luxembourg, where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, had a murder rate nine times higher than Germany in 2002"

"...data from the United States, show a negative correlation, that is, where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense violent crime rates are highest.”

Another interesting fact is that crime rates in the US have been steadily declining for the last 30 years despite what we hear in the media. If you don't believe me, and I certainly don't ask you to, just check the governments own crime stats.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-1

I certainly couldn't begin to understand the pain that a person would have after losing a loved one, but this is true regardless of the method used.

Legislating by emotion is very dangerous and should be avoided at all cost. Which is why politicians and the media might want to wait for a minute before spouting their rhetoric in the face of a tragic event. 

You would think that educators would be smart enough to know this and to allow logic to rule the moment...but alas, our countries teachers tend to lean very heavy to the left.

Like Supreme Jackhole David Guth. This guy's an a-hole and it scares me that he is teaching. In case you missed it, here is his quote in the wake of the navy yard shooting.

"The blood is on the hands of the NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you." - David Guth, University of Kansas Professor.

Really David? Really?!? When was the last mass shooting that was committed by an NRA member? hmmm? And to wish that someones children are harmed is just disgusting and sad.

No other organization in the country does more to promote gun safety or has more to lose from the attention that these events receive than the NRA.

We live in, what is supposed to be, a free society. With that there is responsibility and danger.

There will always be danger of mass killing events for probably the entire span of human existence. That doesn't mean that you should prevent lawful citizens from being able to defend themselves.

What do they expect to accomplish anyway? Criminals already (by definition) don't follow the law. Therefore they will still obtain and harm others with firearms. Duh!!! This isn't that hard folks, at least it isn't if you take a look at it from something other than an emotional view.

I would love to see the end of guns. Seriously, I would. As soon as someone comes up with a way to make all existing guns instantly disappear from the face of the Earth, I will support that.

Until then, I prefer to be able to, at least have the chance, of defending myself and my family from the crazies out there.






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