The horrific story out of New Town Connecticut has reignited one of the biggest power struggles in America. Should citizens continue to have the right to keep and bear arms?
Before the bodies are even buried, the people who have hated the idea of an armed population are racing to demand stricter gun laws. Billionaire authoritarian Michael Bloomberg is the champion of taking away freedoms and the idea of Americans owning and possessing guns is his next target. He’s been leading a nationwide smear campaign against gun owners for years. Members of Congress and the media are Also politicizing the tragedy for stricter gun laws.
Never let a crisis go to waste…..
Ironically enough, the same people demanding that law abiding citizens lose their right to possess and purchase firearms, vehemently defend the slaughter of over a million innocent lives each year in America via abortion. Hell, the “war on women” that Democrats claimed the Republicans were waging during the 2012 election was over the funding of “women’s reproductive rights” AKA abortion more accurately called infanticide.
Let’s compare side by side some statistics. Are more lives taken with a gun or by abortion each year?
Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, NARAL, etc are major power players in Washington. They have right of first refusal on anything Democrats want to do. The President himself is a wholly owned subsidiary of Big-Abortion. In fact one of Obama’s first acts as President after being sworn in in 2009 was an Executive Order allowing American Tax Dollars to be used to fund abortions across the globe.
Over a million lives prematurely taken each and every year in America and that barbaric act is considered sacred and defended by the same people who want to erase the 2nd Amendment for the hope that it will prevent senseless acts of violence and deaths. Yet, abortion is …..
You cannot honestly demand an end to private gun ownership for the safety of people, while defending a million abortions a year as a sacred right. Nearly 5 million abortions have taken place in the United States since Obama took his oath of office and yet guns are supposedly the greatest danger to the public?
Tell me again what the greater threat is?
There were more deaths due to drugs in 2009 than there were total injuries due to firearms. Yet here we are considering legalizing drugs in America.
Drug induced deaths 39,147
Injury by firearm: 31,347 (includes 18,735 suicides)
Tell me again why we need to disarm the public?
If it is for the chance that a crazy person may do something really bad with a gun, maybe the problem isn’t the gun but the society that puts everyone at risk by allowing crazy people to walk freely and doesn’t lock them up.
The argument being used now is why do Americans need an “assault rifle”? Why do we need to legalize drugs which kill more people than guns, and that includes suicides? Why do we need to to continue to allow over a million abortions a year in America as a form of birth control? Why do we need to allow crazy people who don’t know right from wrong to walk freely amongst us and put us all at risk?
Great piece from John Fund on the subject. (Emphasis mine)
A few things you won’t hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre:
Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.
In fact, the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Incidents of mass murder in the U.S. declined from 42 in the 1990s to 26 in the first decade of this century.
The chances of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning.
Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany.
Almost all of the public-policy discussion about Newtown has focused on a debate over the need for more gun control. In reality, gun control in a country that already has 200 million privately owned firearms is likely to do little to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. We would be better off debating two taboo subjects — the laws that make it difficult to control people with mental illness and the growing body of evidence that “gun-free” zones, which ban the carrying of firearms by law-abiding individuals, don’t work.