The sheep will always feed the wolves and will always be at their mercy. A nation of laws is just a feeble attempt by the sheep to confine and control the wolves. At some point, the wolves will cast off the ineffectual shackles of law and resume their rightful power. This attitude is why the Left has always supported slavery, except when it was expedient to pretend otherwise.
Democrats can’t admit that cities like New York and Chicago with their oppressive gun laws have a problem with gun violence because the gun control for which they advocate is supposed to solve those problems. And neighborhoods such as Harlem, where advocates push to ‘defund the police’ and then move out to safer neighborhoods to avoid the violence, are supposed to be peaceful and harmonious.
This morning, thanks to the efforts of “Traitor Thom”, it’s been reported that the surrender talks that had been going nowhere are now back “on track”. Don’t you just love it when our heroes do their level best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? This was no mean feat either, most assuredly he had to have seen the coverage of the treatment of Cornyn (RINO -Texas). Knowing that he could be next for the same treatment if word ever got out of his efforts.
We’ve seen this play out countless times when it comes to cancel culture. Just this week, the NFL’s Washington Commanders (Redskins!) lightened the wallet of assistant coach Jack Del Rio to the tune of $100,000 simply because he didn’t tow the preferred (Democrat) line when it comes to the actions at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the numerous (criminal) riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The most important, reason why McConaughey’s proposals are unworkable is that ultimately any such provisions would have to be enforced by the government in the broad sense of that word, a government so incompetent that it cannot figure out how to get baby formula on the shelves. Only about 20% of the population now trusts the government to do what is right “just about always”.
The Hard Truth: The Left Gains Power With School Shootings, And That’s Why They Don’t Want Them Stopped
As this is being written, the big news is that the ‘Republicans’ are knuckling under, surrendering some more of our freedom, all for the fantastic price of absolutely nothing. Anti-liberty leftists are now sensing weakness and of course, they are demanding more concessions. Mr. Blow and his hard truth already made mention of this as a ‘nonstop parade of laws’ that will eventually get the whole loaf.
Mental health professionals already have a professional responsibility to report any client whom they believe to be a danger to himself or others and that’s a sensible thing, but no one including them can tell the future. As it is, the system of reportage and follow-up has failed again and again. In a common-sense world, this makes the case for improving what we have, not expanding ineffectiveness further.
But still, I would not seek to take firearms from the hands of decent Americans and place millions in danger from greater violence and tyranny in the future from a newly emboldened and expanding criminal class and our own out-of-control federal government, that currently seems a whole lot less interested in preserving our freedom and individual liberty than it is in growing its own wealth and power.
Liberticidal leftists have also been wearing out their thesaurus conjuring up harmless descriptions of how these things work. Instead of talking about how an innocent person’s means of self-defense and personal property is to be taken at gunpoint. They talk about how these ‘temporarily’ separate people from their guns or keep guns out of the hands of individuals perceived as a danger to themselves and others.
However, in just a few decades America would descend to where mass shooting events are becoming common enough to replace duck and cover with active shooter training for police and lockdown drills in our schools. With gun control laws continuing to be added to the books showing little effect. If the violence has continued to increase, then it can’t be the guns but the willingness of a person to use them.
If the government schools are incapable of keeping teachers, staff, and students from getting shot at, wounded, or killed, then the answer is not to disarm citizens who did nothing wrong. Letting authoritarianism swell to punish the law-abiding will never result in life, liberty, or happiness for anyone but those who rule.
In mid-April, the Biden administration disclosed a federal government regulation targeting “ghost guns.” Such firearms have been sold without background checks, are assembled from kits, and do not contain serial numbers like traditional firearms, making them easy to obtain and untraceable to federal law enforcement.
Hollywood has always been fascinated with the darker side of mankind. We pay to view film and spend moral equity rationalizing it. Conflict is resolved at the point of a gun. Parents should use more discretion in what their children watch. At issue is the unformed value system of teenagers who still possess self-control problems. And Gendron and Ramos are/were teens at 18.
When a shooting took place in a Mississippi school a few years ago, the assistant principal ran to his car, grabbed his gun (good thing the gun-grabbers didn’t get there first), and stopped a massacre. He should be commended, not criticized! Every school in America should have a couple of armed teachers or staff, and they should be paid a bonus for being protectors as well as educators.
We do not need to cross the boundaries of Constitutional protections to have effective methods to reduce the criminal use of guns. We just need to be careful and intelligent in the methods we devise and apply. We start with acknowledging that guns have both positive and negative value, and then work on realistic solutions that preserve basic rights while discouraging harmful behavior.
It’s all a matter of being taught safe and responsible use of firearms at home, by a knowledgeable and proficient adult, and having had a pistol or rifle in my own hands from age eight on, I speak from experience. Along with this, one should consider that Uncle Sam’s Army considers an eighteen-year-old reliable enough that it issues them M4s and rocket launchers and seats them in M1A2 Abrams tanks and behind fully automatic M60 or M249 machine guns.
With probably the most recent being Reuters on May 15, 2022. Suffice it to say, if several of them have made note of this phenomenon, they all should know of it. After all, they claim to be in the information business and this is a very serious topic that directly impacts their decision-making process.
Heart Disease is America’s #1 killer. When did you last hear a news report someone died of “heart disease, the nation’s #1 killer!” How does one contract heart disease? Poor eating habits tops the list. But we need to know exactly what was eaten!? Pizza? Fried Chicken? Triple Bacon Burgersaurus? Something must be held responsible for that unexpected myocardial infraction! “Fred was such a nice guy.” End Junk Food Violence!
A house or apartment with a big Rottweiler or Dobermann Pincer? That could certainly deter a burglar. The same can be said regarding a residence with a sophisticated security system. Burglars certainly want to avoid getting bitten by a big dog or having police arrive at the scene of a burglary while it’s in progress. But as much as criminals dislike dog bites and jail time, what deters them most is the prospect of getting their heads blown off in an attempted burglary.
What unbelievable contempt the left has for our Constitution, laws, and simple safety of people. Sure shot some career criminal intent on killing you and leftist prosecutors arrest and put you on trial for murder (see Kyle Rittenberger) at the same time they are releasing convicted murders from prison early because of a said disproportionate number of blacks in our prisons.
A big, burly man, sat waiting in a car for a potential victim to walk close by enough to assault. A young woman, just going about her business, was walking nearby, so he tore our of the car like a flash and rushed toward her, ready to do God knows what to her. Perhaps his goal was robbery, perhaps rape, perhaps abduction, or perhaps murder. Fortunately, neither we nor she have to find out.
Nowadays, I can just see some thirteen-year-old repeating this same casual act, with some blue&pink-haired, nose-ring wearing LGBTQ Democrat screaming bloody murder and “Oh No … [Oh God?] … Somebody call the police … he’s going to kill someone” even though they’d just called their representative the day before to demand the police be defunded.
What does correlate with the ’90s mass shooting phenomenon, however, is the greatly increased medicating of children (especially boys) with psychotropic drugs, the intensification of mindless entertainment violence, the Internet’s rise, continued family breakdown, and burgeoning godlessness with its associated moral relativism. Any discussion about reducing crime that doesn’t include these factors simply isn’t serious.
But using the left’s language, isn’t that self-administered death with dignity? Messy, sad, unpleasant, and probably due to years of liberal policy pressure, but even if it violates the existing criminal code, it is not a violent crime against anyone else. But that gun wasn’t used to deny someone else’s life the way, say, a makeshift noose manages to kill someone in their holding cell after the camera suddenly stops working.