Guns Good Evil Bad
In the never ending mindless, ignorant, hysterical scramble for more gun control, it will be up to those of us who actually know the facts, truth, history and evidence about guns and gun ownership to effectively counterpunch the insanity of runaway emotionally driven counterproductive ravings to ban this or that gun or ban this or that ammunition or this or that firearm accessory.
We are once again witnessing a tsunami of emotions blinding people to the truth. All good people want to save innocent lives and are genuinely dedicated to do everything conceivable to do so.
We hear ravings of “we must do something!”
If the child is drowning in the river we could mindlessly toss him a cinder block. That would qualify as something but clearly not the right something.
We must face the facts and do many right things, but never any wrong things. The first step would be to be honest in the conversation.
An honest person would admit and respond to the glaring reality that every mass slaughter has taken place in gun free zones. The first honest and logical step would be to eliminate such guaranteed playgrounds for evil.
FACT1- An AR15 is not an “assault weapon”. We send our US Military heroes into battle with assault weapons and we would never hinder them with a semi-autoloading rifle.
FACT2-An AR15 .223/5.56 rifle is not a “high-powered” weapon. The .223 round is so inadequate in ballistic capability as to be outlawed for deer hunting in most states. A standard 12-gauge shotgun loaded with #4 buck in every one of these mass shootings in confined quarters where NO RESISTANCE is met would be far more deadly and devastating than any AR15 rifle.
FACT3-High capacity magazines play no tactical role whatsoever when the shooter can casually reload at will when no one fights back. A standard 12-gauge shotgun would again be vastly more deadly.
FACT4-When local law enforcement is called to the shooters home 40+ times for alerts of violent and threatening behavior, then the FBI is alerted on 3 different occasions of threats to shoot up the school, and these professionals in charge of law and order fail completely to adequately investigate such threats, the “see something say something” manta becomes a joke.
After studying all these horrific slaughters, every one of these monsters gave repeated warnings over and over again and again to family, neighbors, fellow students, faculty and others that fell on deaf ears with no commonsense preventative action taken. VA Tech, Columbine, Aurora CO, Sandy Hook, San Bernadino, Orlando, Florida, all of them.
FACT5- If Eugene Stoner had never invented the Armalite Rifle (AR) way back in the 1950s, I am certain that these evil murderers would have not opted out of their evil ways just because that particular weapon was not around. Again, they would have and could have perpetrated their demonic slaughter with weapons more deadly and available, like any old standard shotgun.
Assault vans were used in France and England. Homemade bombs, box cutters, knives, machetes, rent-a-cars and hatchets can and have become assault weapons when evildoers choose to do so.
Which brings me to actual real-world solutions;
#1- When someone sees something and says something, for God’s sake, DO SOMETHING meaningful and look into it aggressively. The case is not closed until a meaningful conclusion can be drawn.
#2- Parents, family members and teachers must teach and stress kind, loving behavior from all children and never tolerate bullying, threats or any violent behavior.
#3-Teach children to pay attention to their surroundings, friends and fellow students. Teach them to identify bullying and harmful behavior and threats. Teach them to FOLLOW THROUGH!
#4-DEMAND meaningful action from law enforcement and school officials when threatening behavior, words and actions occur.
#5- We have armed security for our money, sporting events, entertainment events, VIPs, elected employees, businesses and so much more. It is time to have trained, armed security for our children at school.
#6- I know for a fact that in every one of these slaughters, there were good Americans on the premises that would have been armed and ready to intervene if the insane laws hadn’t forbidden them to do so. So much for shall not infringe. It is time to allow and encourage such responsible Americans to be armed and capable of defending innocent lives. We are out here ready, willing and able to do so. Unarmed and helpless is an irresponsible and suicidal condition and choice. End it now.
Citizens and parents who truly care will get beyond the overwhelming emotions following these tragedies and demand an end to these well known, proven, engineered dangerous conditions.
It is time to raise hell with our elected government employees and demand these simple upgrades for a safer society, safer schools and an end to these totally predictable scourges.
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When the coyotes are killing the cats in our barn, only an idiot would declaw the cats.
No more soft targets.