Gun Violence in the United States:
Important Overlooked Factors:
Human Beings Are:
Carnivores, meeting all the required descriptive characteristics for the lesser classes of the organism. We are, or rather mostly were, sight-hunting scavengers, differing from the Herbivores by our sight and our digestive system. Our eyes face forward in the direction we are looking, unlike the Herbivores we cannot look behind ourselves without turning our heads and physically looking where we’ve been. Our brains and ability to solve problems catapults even the least of us to the top of the food chain.
Our physicality and health require some protein intake, generally those who do not ingest sufficient protein suffer a lack of vitality and often, a shorter lifespan. Among the non human genus Homo erectus the only species that does not willingly hunt are the Great Apes, being resourceful scavengers, eating insects and deceased animal flesh to satisfy their required protein intake. Do not however, mistake this benign indifference for gentility, if they feel threatened, they will kill you as quickly as they need to.
Progressive Politicians Are:
Intending to control us all, without regard to how they achieve that goal, there are no scruples, no ethic or moral concerns, it’s all about control. Their anticipated strength and dictatorial position rises from that control, which allows them to control the flow of Government Largess collected from everyone and given to others according to their whim, actual need having nothing at all to do with it. It is likely that the determinant factor will be political reliability.
And make no mistake about who they are, being Liberal is the same thing as being Progressive or Communist. Marx wrote, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need,” Leaving out a small fact, he intended to be in control of that distribution.
Using Marxist Socialism as a base for comparison, it was the philosophical basis of the American Progressive Movement in the 1870’s and 80’s around Chicago and in the Midwest, one will note that without regard to their names, National Socialism, Fascism, which is just another name for National Socialism, and Communism are extremely similar with very minor differences. And lest we forget, the world’s last, semi-successful socialist state, the Bolshevik-Communist, Soviet Socialist Republic, was born in fire and died in fire, existing for just seventy-four years, one month and nineteen days of poverty, famine, and repression!
The United States Constitution, 1789 till the Progressives Burn It:
But some key things stand in their way of the Liberals, in the United States, not in the rest of the world. They are our Constitution, which the progressives hate and want to rend from the face of the earth, and our weapons which they fear will prevent them from taking over, especially those weapons being held in the hands of Patriots, Oath Keepers and Parties of people who brew Tea with Harbor Water. It is the only remaining constitution on earth that recognizes the people and their God, however they perceive Him, as the source of the government’s powers. The American Generals Patton and MacArthur patterned the post-war Constitutions of Germany, Italy and Japan on ours; but they have all been modified by government actions allowed by apathetic constituencies, to a point where their Freedoms are gifts of their government, not from their people to their government.
Therefore It’s all about Our Guns:
The Gun Violence in our nation is rooted in impossibly ineffective law enforcement. A person of our nation, convicted of 1st degree murder, done with a firearm, can with good representation, get a negligible sentence, or if severely sentenced, get paroled with less than half of the time served. Do not even think about Victim’s Rights, it’s all about Perpetrator’s Rights. Left leaning Associate Justices like Sonia Sotomayor, and Chief Justices like John Roberts, worried about his personal legacy, not the Constitution, that are appointed for life, are proof of that. There are 70,000,000 legal guns out there, that one gun for every five of us. Some estimates say that there are 210,000,000 illegal guns on the streets, thankfully many are lost, broken or misplaced. But disarming the law abiding public is the shortest road to anarchy.
Thankfully, at least temporarily, the Progressives are more concerned with the cosmetic appurtenances of a weapon then with its functionality. The rifle pictured to the right is just 3 feet long and weighs slightly less than 6 pounds, “Ready to Rumble,” and has a 500 bullet per minute rate of fire using standard 20 round magazines. It doesn’t have a muzzle break or flash suppressor, a pistol grip or a ‘carry handle’ (actually a sight mount, Dianne Dearest!), yet it’s .30 caliber bullet can reach out 812 yards (750 meters) accurately. In comparison to the .223 caliber “Bushmaster,” a semiautomatic rifle which loses accuracy at 380 yards (350 meters) (It is not the AR 15, which the media often claims that it is, which was the circa 1964 commercial version of the M16.). It is not commercially available today, it is an Automatic Rifle, a Machine Gun.
Either the Media, has Drank the Progressive Kool Aid, or They are Incredibly Naïve:
The unquestioning support of the Progressive Talking Points, Candidates, and Legislation, by most outlets except (For the most part) Fox Network, has got to be Kool Aid intoxication, nobody can be that naïve. I cannot understand how they think that the Government will continue to give them the Freedoms they enjoy now. Especially since a third of the 1st Amendment has already gone down the tubes at the behest of our ‘President,’ forcing people of conscience to violate the tenets of their religion, supplying chemical birth-control, beyond the means out creator gave us.
If they have the mistaken opinion that they will continue with the status quo, then they need to watch some old 1960-75 era news from the Soviet Union, Cuba or China.
So What’s It All About:
Let’s start with a little honest reporting, and by the way, most conservatives value honest reporting, false reporting that is not proved, or opinion that is broadcast or printed as news should cause a media outlet, the whole thing, all of its’ associated channels and owners and reporters should lose their 1st Amendment protections.
Why is all this angst not delivered to the Mayor and Police Chief of Chicago?
The Black-on-Black, Gang related violence there is Genocidal, you can call it nothing else!
It is committed with mostly illegal firearms, and mostly short guns (pistols), where the violence is directly reflected in the struggle over the illegal Cash and Carry Drug Business. It is an everyday occurrence, yet this horror gets little or no media attention, because it doesn’t align with the Progressive Talking Points.
And let’s get a little cooperative compliance between the States and the Federal Government, both entities need to define what is and what is not a mentally challenged person who is not allowed to purchase a firearm, a combat knife or even a damn rock. Then let’s decide, once and for all which is more important, the privacy of a troubled person or the safety of the people, putting politics aside, because the Progressives’ pro privacy stance is simply a politically expedient way of getting the people to give up on their right to possess a weapon. Before we worry about more stringent background checks we must have a mechanism that will make those checks accurate and effective.
When we get all that settled, let’s pass a federal law and fifty identical state laws creating license reciprocity and recognition and recognizing ‘straw’ purchasers for the criminals they are by making them responsible for any crime that involves a weapon they purchased and passed on, making that part retroactive to January 20th 2009 while honoring international extradition applications for these criminals.
The shootings in Newton and Littleton, horrible as they are, are aberrations, the human berserker, a rabid wolf loose among the sheep. The fact that the weapons in Newton were legal guns in the hands of Mrs. Lanza, who was brutally murdered by her criminal son, to get those guns for illegal purposes, who used them for illegal purposes, does not change the equation, “To stop a bad man or woman with a gun, you must have a good man or woman with a gun. If any of those six brave women were a trained combat shooter the terminal gunfight would have ended right in the hall where the perp shot out the door lock and we wouldn’t be morning twenty-six beautiful children.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.
Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.
Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.
Als sie die Juden holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Jude.
Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestierte.
The Armed Deputies, though not Special Weapons and Tactics trained, at Columbine vastly reduced the body count. Klebold and Harris came armed for bear, between ammunition and bombs they were prepared to kill as many as six hundred of their fellow students the Deputies held that body count at just, and it is shameful to reduce such a tragedy to mere numbers, just eleven students, one (unarmed) teacher and two murderers.
In closing, let us consider Pastor Martin Niemöller’s poem with its unwritten prefix:
First they came for our weapons . . . and the media lauded their action, Blogger’s Comment[i].
The origins of this poem first have been traced to a speech given by Niemöller on January 6, 1946, to the representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt. According to research by Harold Marcuse[ii], the original groups mentioned in the speech were Communists, the incurably sick, Jews, and people in occupied countries. Since then, the contents have often been altered produce numerous variants. Niemöller himself came up with different versions, depending on the year. The most famous and well known alterations are
[i] Blog Writer’s Comment.