More Shootings, Less Security

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Over the weekend, we heard of two mass shootings, one in El Paso and the other in Dayton, and people on both sides of the gun control issue are up in arms, if you’ll pardon the expression. And even if you don’t pardon it, I’m using it, so there. Pro-gun control advocates scream about needing tougher gun laws, up to and including confiscation. Pro-gun advocates scream about the Second Amendment and Leftists wanting to take away their guns.

And neither side is looking to change a thing.

To be quite clear on this, I am a Second Amendment supporter even though I don’t own nor should I own firearms. I do not advocate violence under most cases, and I definitely condemn any and all mass shootings. The fact I have to make this statement in the first place is indicative of the stupidity of the current political environment where an absence to condemn is “evidence” of support. But that’s neither here nor there.

There is something that has connected the clear majority of mass shootings over the past few years, but very few people have recognized it. Contrary to current sentiments, they weren’t all white nationalists, Republicans, Democrats, Leftists, Islamists, atheists, and most of the other descriptors being thrown about like candy at a parade. The connection is obvious, even stated, but not even considered when devising “solutions.”

The clear majority of recent mass shooters obtained their guns legally.

Think about that for a moment. The shooters all beat the system government put in place to protect us. And no one else sees this?

Right now, we have tens of thousands of gun laws on the books at every level from city to federal, so any gun owner who wants to legally own a gun have to run a gauntlet of regulations, background checks, and monetary investments just to get the government’s blessing. And yet, in spite of (or perhaps because of) this, people who perhaps shouldn’t be able to get own guns are getting and using them for nefarious purposes. And that’s not even taking into consideration those who circumvent the system altogether and obtain their guns illegally. For now, though, let’s deal with the legal path because that’s where the failure is more evident.

After so many recent public failures, one would think the first place people would look for answers is the system responsible for the failures. That’s where people familiar with the private sector (i.e. not Congresscritters) or common sense (i.e. not Congresscritters) would start, but that doesn’t work for pro-gun control folks. The system isn’t the problem; it’s the lax gun laws! And the solution? More gun laws! In other words, strengthening the system that continues to fail with deadly results.

The irony is the pro-gun control side says we can’t keep doing things the way we have been while being absolutely inflexible when it comes to what needs to be done. They aren’t willing to look at the system they’ve created and promoted as the solution to the gun violence problem as the problem that adds to the gun violence problem they’re allegedly trying to resolve. When you dig down into gun control, you see a lot of ideas, but not a lot of depth to them. It’s mainly catchy slogans, like “sensible gun control” with only occasional references to actual confiscation or making it harder/more expensive to get bullets or some other nonsensical options.

On the other side of the equation, anti-gun control folks don’t do the movement any favors by becoming live action examples of the caricatures gun control folks paint of all gun owners. Just because you can pack heat in public doesn’t mean it’s appropriate in every situation. Yes, I know shootings are happening in unlikely places, but most of the time you won’t need to draw and fire. And as much complaining as you do about what the hoops you have to jump through in order to get a firearm legally, I would think you would be the first ones to look at the system and want to do something about it.

Unfortunately, neither side wants to address the system. Gun control advocates want to keep their power and gun advocates want to keep their bone of contention against gun control. And of these two groups, I have more faith in the latter group to come to its senses sooner than the former. However, I will be glad to be proven wrong.

So, who wants to be the first person in power willing to take on the failed system in place? The lives you save from pushing for reform in this area will be more than worth the heat you’ll take by those who will reject it. 

Lies about El Paso

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This weekend we had a mass shooting in El Paso Texas. A tragic loss of life and our prayers go out to the survivors and families of the victims of this horrific event.

The Left is all over social media stating one fact and one falsehood with this tragic event. And getting both wrong. This is the standard tactic of the Left to sow seeds of discord and divide the country.

The falsehood is a list of similar mass shootings that have happened and in each of them associated with the words “assault weapon”.

The Left preys on the uneducated to support their ideology. And you can hold a Master’s Degree and be uneducated in a multitude of subjects. This is what the Left does to help spread their lies and misinformation. Hoping no one educates themselves against their wicked lies.

“Assault Weapon”, for those who are uneducated in the field of weapons is not a thing. There is no such classification of weapon. Every weapon, even improvised weapons, can be used in an assault. The term is a descriptive tag invented by the Left. It is the beginning of their war against the 2nd Amendment which is hated by the Left. Because an educated and well armed people cannot be enslaved by Leftist ideologies.

In truth, any weapon used to commit an assault is an assault weapon. Even if a perpetrator used a screwdriver in an assault. That screwdriver would be an assault weapon.

Likewise, the Left’s favorite weapon to attack is the AR-15. Claiming it is an “assault rifle”. This too is not a true weapon classification. AR does not stand for “assault rifle” at all. The AR designation is from the original designing firm that created the weapon. ArmaLite. AR-15 is the ArmaLite Rifle model 15.

Thus in all these tragic events, the rifle used by the criminal is vilified rather than the person committing these horrific acts.

Now there is truth in the story as well. But it is taken out of context used used falsely in a wicked fashion. This act of evil to distort the truth is another Leftist tactic to support their ideology and narrative of events.

The truth is simple. The criminals that murdered the innocents in El Paso and other places listed, are not immigrants or illegal aliens.

It is a true statement but taken out of context as it is used by the Left to justify open borders and not securing our sovereign borders to prevent illegal crossings and trespassing of the United States.

The origin of these criminals has nothing to do with our border security. They are not related items and should not be compared with one another. Doing so shows one’s ignorance of the situation and lack of education. But shows that one has been indoctrinated into the Leftist ideology and talking points.

The Left’s goal has always been to achieve permanent political, social, and economical power of the United States. Their ideology has slowly infiltrated every aspect of our culture. Only our own education and speaking the Truth will prevent it from taking over and transforming the Republic into something our Founding Fathers fought and died to prevent.