Buckle Up Buttercup – We’re in for a Hell of a Ride
It is beginning America; prepare for a full-fledged assault on the Second Amendment, our gun rights as individuals, that which the media in their ignorance calls *assault* weapons, ammunition and magazines that hold more than a small number of rounds.
These are only the headlines from a couple of news sources. I have often heard it said that a word to the wise is sufficient. I will have some words for you right after these news stories. I hope my readers are paying attention!
Gun control debate begins to simmer after massacre
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness. SOURCE
In Town at Ease With Its Firearms, Tightening Gun Rules Was Resisted
People in the rural, hilly areas around Newtown, Conn., are used to gunfire. In one woodsy stretch, southeast of downtown, the Pequot Fish and Game Club and the Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association, where members can fish in ponds and hunt pheasant, lie within a mile of each other, and people who live nearby generally call them good neighbors. SOURCE
Rifle Used in Killings, America’s Most Popular, Highlights Regulation Debate
It comes in black, tan and camouflage. A pink version was once raffled by a gun store to raise money for breast cancer research.
Favored by target shooters in competitions and by hunters who stalk small game and sometimes deer, its customizable features — stocks, grips, sights, barrel lengths — are endlessly discussed in online forums. It ranks high among the firearms bought for self-defense. SOURCE
‘These Tragedies Must End,’ Obama Says
NEWTOWN, Conn. — President Obama vowed on Sunday to “use whatever power this office holds” to stop massacres like the slaughter at the school here that shocked the nation, hinting at a fresh effort to curb the spread of guns as he declared that there was no “excuse for inaction.” SOURCE
Car bomb kills 17 people in market in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan’s troubled northwest tribal region near the Afghan border Monday, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40 others, officials said. SOURCE
Nowhere in ANY of these stories is the REAL issue addressed; the MENTAL ILLNESS of Adam Lanza.
No person that is NOT insane could perpetrate such a heinous act of violence against the most innocent and helpless victims among us; the children. But GUN CONTROL is going to be the panacea that saves us ALL!
In case you don’t already know this, the guns used in Newtown belonged to the mother of the shooter. Adam Lanza didn’t OWN these guns, he didn’t BUY these guns, and from several sources it appears that Lanza may have been very mentally unbalanced.
There are already laws on the books that are supposed to keep guns out of the hands of those judged to be insane, mentally unstable and under-age. Lanza was 20 years old, he couldn’t but a handgun LEGALLY anywhere in the United States, and so, he took those of his mother, murdered her and went about the business of snuffing out 26 innocent lives.
This is the kind of thing that MUST be addressed; HOW do you keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill?
Here is the reality of the matter; you can’t keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill any more than you can keep them out of the hands of criminals.
Convicted felons aren’t supposed to have guns, of ANY kind, but they do.
Heroin and meth are ILLEGAL all across the USA, but we have a drug epidemic in this nation that is beyond comprehension. We also have drug addicts that are in possession of guns; that’s already ILLEGAL; for drug users to possess guns. So, how can these addicts, felons and mentally unstable folks get guns if they are already prohibited from such?
Last night Barack Obama spoke at the service for the victims in Connecticut, he gave a campaign speech for crying out loud! Obama knows it’s not about THE GUN, it’s about the user of the gun, and Obama is intent on some kind of highly restrictive gun ban.
So, let’s just ban ALL guns, you know, because Prohibition worked SO WELL from 1920 to 1933, and it stopped everyone from drinking.
And I suppose you’re wondering what the bomb in Pakistan has to do with this post.
I have been to the homes of a few of my readers, but only a few. I can promise you this; I can walk into YOUR house, right now, and with the products that YOU have in your kitchen, garage, storage shed or carport, I can make you a bomb that will do serious damage to structures and cause a lot of death and injury if set off in the right place.
Do we outlaw all cleaning products, fertilizer, gasoline, diesel, laundry detergent and the like? Do we ban ALL animals so their blood can’t be used in the manufacture of napalm?
How about we ban ALL cars, trucks and motor vehicles? That should make it impossible to ever detonate a CAR BOMB … right?
All of that sounds pretty silly when you think about it but SILLY is what the Dems, Libbers, Progressives or whatever else you want to call them sound when they start talking about banning or restricting guns.
A gun ban does one thing; it opens the door to potential fortunes being made in the BLACK MARKET of gun dealers. Or should I say additional fortunes? Because the Black Market is alive and well in this nation.
People know what’s coming, don’t think that many aren’t already prepared to deal with it and make money from it. So go ahead Obama, Holder and Company, try your best to remove guns from the hands of Americans.