Sunday, December 30, 2012
in defense of the 2nd amendment
this has taken sometime to write, so while it may seem i'm behind the curve, it is an ongoing and still highly relevant story.
the news media is awash with the story of sandy hook elementary school tragedy, and with good cause. anyone who can not see the horror in the homicides of 20 young children and 7 adults, at the hands of a depraved individual, needs to have their head examined, and probably be removed from society.
notice how i did not refer to that connecticut piece of shit as either a young man, troubled young man or alleged shooting suspect? did you also catch how i did not refer to the weapon he used to commit these killings? in doing those two things i squarely fixed the blame to the offender for those outrageous acts he perpetrated on innocent children, school staff, their families and the community as a whole. i also did not attack the manufacturer of the device the guilty used to carry out his attack.
i can clearly see who was responsible for the massacre in newtown, but many among us can not. the brass had not even finished hitting the floor, and the usual democrats were sprinting to the nearest camera and microphone, to renew the call for a reinstated and stricter assault weapons ban. to wit, dianne feinstein's plan for gun restriction and registration which she would have banned include;
120 specifically-named firearms, certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic, semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
feinstein's proposed legislation does include a "grandfather clause", but there is a catch, in that weapons must be legally possessed on the date of enactment, (GOOD IDEA), a background check be conducted on the current lawful owner and any transferee, that the type and serial number of the weapon be recorded, that the current lawful owner have positive identification, including photographs and fingerprints, and that a certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate state or local law. feinstein also wants any of these legally owned and currently privately held firearms treated, as NFA regulated firearms.
here are some questions to ask yourself, and anyone you meet, who wants to regulate/steal your freedom.
*why is it that gun owners have to have current identification, while persons who would vote do not?
*what purpose is served by photographing and fingerprinting lawful gun owners? do liberals really believe that if ATF had Nancy Lanza's pic and prints on file, that none of this would have occurred?
how about this OP-ED piece written by current sitting federal judge larry burns, for the l.a. times, in which he states, in part, "There is just no reason civilians need to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines", and called for a renewal of the assault weapons ban, "with some teeth this time", by the, "Ban (upon) the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.... I don't care whether it's called gun control or a gun ban. I'm for it."
now i did not go to law school like old larry here, but i'm going to guess that what he is advocating is a violation of our civil rights, namely the IV amendment. i also know that larry is seated for life to rule from that bench, but if his vision was to come to fruition, i hope he has the guts to go and confiscate these "assault weapons" and their evil magazines, in stead of just sending common cops to what will probably be a blood bath.
time for a bit of honesty here. is there anyone out there who truly thinks that if that asshole had broke out the window at sandy hook, and walked in with a hatchet and machete, that he could not have completed this atrocity? the answer is yes, there really are folks who think it might not have been so bad. but i'm here to tell you those folks are wrong.
i say this because i know there was NO ONE in position to stop the killer. i say this while having a great deal of respect for a true hero, DAWN HOCHSPRUNG, who attacked the killer upon his entry to her school, with her bare hands. now think about the courage and resolve that act took, knowing she probably had ZERO chance of success, but trying anyway. now think about what she could have done if she had been armed and reasonably trained.
oh, the scorn and derision heaped upon wayne lapierre of the NRA, for just suggesting that idea. but he is right. when seconds count, the cops are minutes away. no disrespect intended toward those on the thin blue line, but it is the truth.
it is time to arm our teachers, not all of them, but certainly those who are willing. as LTC. Dave Grossman points out repeatedly, we have spent lots of money to insure no children die in school fires in the UNITED (divided) STATES, but refuse to harden our schools to these type of attacks. this is all that lapierre was telling us to do. have you ever wondered why nuts rarely attack police stations or gun stores, but enjoy shooting up schools, churches, movie theaters, malls, office complexes and the like? it's because politicians have not (yet) made it illegal for those who frequent cop and gun shops to carry guns. that and the fact that those with guns in those places are highly likely to shoot back.
bob costas opined on this while talking out his ass about the aurora theater shooting. in addition to falsely claiming that that nut job took military grade artillery into the theater, he stated that he felt that the presence of an armed citizen in the theater, would have only added to the carnage. here i strongly disagree with the little sports caster from commack, new york. as any good combat veteran could tell mr. costas, had he bothered to ask, no OPLAN survives initial contact. that means that when the "joker" entered the century theater and started shooting unarmed people, if a CCW holder had been present, and could have put rounds on target, things would changed for that piece of shit. now instead of being the hunter, the "joker" would have become the hunted. he would have had to deal with whoever was trying to kill him or have had to unass the area of operations. and that means others may have lived.
so what does all this equal. well the obvious, that the liberals want to control every part of your life, including your potential death. they proclaim, outsource your personal safety to the government, and the government will, well they will probably fuck it up. look no further than operation FAST & FURIOUS, and the 2 known U.S. deaths associated with that debacle. how about the botched F.B.I. "investigation" into ft. hood shooter nidal hussein, before he started killing people? the Christmas day airliner bombing attempt? that guy was stopped by a dutch film maker, and not the U.S. counter terrorism center, who had received a tip from british intelligence prior to that attack.
here is an often repeated refrain familiar to regular readers of this blog. prepare yourself and do not rely on anyone else for your safety. madison and mason knew this when they included the 2nd amendment to the Constitution in 1789. we should endeavor to remember that, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, in order to form a well regulated militia, which is necessary for the security of a free state, shall not be infringed. while i have changed the syntax of the statement, i did not change its meaning, just re-worded it for modern speech patterns. nowhere in either of those statements can you find any prohibition on the type of arms that citizens may possess. do your duty as prescribed by the founding fathers or at least support the citizens and organizations who defend that right for you.