As of this week there are a million of us in my state. We believe in the Constitution, Liberty and the freedom to provide our own security. We take personal and proactive responsibility for the protection of our family, homes and property. We are legal and registered concealed weapons carriers. We believe in the 2nd amendment and that a well armed citizenry is the first and last line of defense against tyranny. We believe our Founding Fathers understood that liberty and freedom were paramount and that government works best when it works at the will of the people and not by Executive mandate.
Somehow we have taken a detour from the moral highroad and have targeted and labeled the independent patriots in our country as a dangerous subversive counter culture. It is difficult to comprehend that there are active conversations in our Country’s Government about the abolition of our Second Amendment the right to bear arms. That members of our Congress would openly advocate violating the Fourth Amendment to have our personal and legal property, illegally confiscated by Executive Fiat.
That this is happening to this Great Nation, Conceived in Liberty is a tragedy in itself.
It would have been previously unfathomable that the radical voices of a few could so charge the debate with emotion and contortions of truth that discussion of the discharge of our Constitutional Rights and how best to protect them has become necessary dinnertime conversations.
A few months ago I was in Washington DC and about to get on the Metro when it dawned on me that I was in one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in America, where Mayor Barry once was once re-elected to office after having been caught on video tape, in a hotel room with a prostitute, smoking crack cocaine, and I, a legal and trained concealed weapon license holder am forced to disarm myself while surrounded by thugs who most likely are not. The irony of that should not be lost in other large cities either. It is no surprise that Chicago, The bastion of Government gone wrong and the city with some of the strictest gun laws in America, also has the highest murder rate. Arm the wolves, slaughter the sheep.
I simply cannot understand the mindset that thinks this is a logical and clear response to the rampant violence in America. That the answer to high criminal activity is to disarm the law abiding population. Two plus Two doesn’t equal 4 in this world and I will never understand the gun paranoia. We have serious issues with violence in America but they are not caused or contributed to by a legally armed law abiding citizenry. Tragedy and mass murder in American unfortunately happen. But it has throughout the years and some of the most heinous acts were simply not the result of firearms in the hands of the law abiding. The worst School Massacre was a bombing in the 1930s that resulted in the deaths of 38 children. The Oklahoma bombing killed 20 children in the daycare on the ground floor, 9-11 was box cutters and airplanes, and on the same day as the devastating tragedy in CT, 20 plus school children ages 6,7,8 and their teacher where slashed by a deranged knife wielding attacker at their school in China.
The senseless attack on legally owned firearms is akin to the TSA and school resource officers in that they provide a completely false sense of security. The real security would come from adopting the Israeli policy of all teachers being armed. Many with assault weapons. They don’t have this kind of problem in Israel. They do have a bombing problem, but when you look at the worst domestic attacks in our history with the largest losses of life, so do we. The mainstream media always panders to the radical anti gun fringe on this issue because its easy and emotional. They will never address the myriad difficult issues at play in all incidents like the CT school killings such as the need for active profiling, the stigma of mental health treatment, the need for increased active security, the moral breakdown of the single parent or no active parent home and poor parenting in general. Its too easy to barrage the nightly news with emotional feel good pleas for banning this gun or confiscating that gun which will do nothing to address the heart of a problem that’s taken generations to create. Its time to stop the knee jerk feel good reactionary calls for unconstitutional acts against law abiding Americans and address the real causes of violence in America. In a subsequent article I will address the culpability of the Movie and Game industry in the trend toward violence in America and how their contributions to the left fuel the anti gun debate while ignoring the effect of first shooter games and a steady outpouring of violence from Hollywood.
Last, you may not have paid attention to how quickly the news coverage of the Oregon Mall shooting came to an end. It was evidently inconvenient for the media to cover in depth that that killing rampage came to an end after the shooter was confronted by a concealed weapons carrier and knew there was no escape but to kill himself thus saving further bloodshed.