“Two days after the shooting deaths of 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, Sen. Dianne Feinstein pledged Sunday that she would introduce new gun-control legislation at the beginning of next year’s congressional session,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Well that didn’t take long. Feinstein and her fellow liberals are having a field day, on Facebook, Twitter, the blogosphere and mainstream media. But are they barking up the wrong tree?
Feinstein is trying to ban assault weapons. It is rather ironic that she is seeking to make the same weapons illegal that the U.S. Justice Department sold to drug dealers in Mexico – in the failed Operation Fast and Furiios. These weapons later were used to kill a U.S. border agent.
Speaking of Mexico, did you know that average folks in that country may not own any guns or ammo? Yet hundreds of thousands of Mexicans have perished in the past half dozen years at the hands of drug dealers and crooked cops and soldiers. That’s right – the bad guys in Mexico have plenty of guns. The innocent citizens do not have any means to protect themselves.
Dan Chmielewski, a local liberal blogger here in Orange County, went as far as to write, in a recent post, that “The premise behind the second amendment is for a well-ordered militia to be able to possess firearms in the event there is a need by citizens to take control of the government by violent means.”
That is not the purpose of the 2nd Amendment. The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is ensuring that Americans won’t be bullied not only by their own “rulers” but by any other foreign ones as well – enemies foreign and domestic. And remember that our system of democracy is already under attack by those who would get rid of our electoral system. Absent that sytem all you have is mob rule, as in Venezuela, where democracy installed a dictator, Hugo Chavez. His followers are heavily armed. Everyone else? Not so much.
The same thing happened in Cuba too. The 2nd Amendment ensures that Americans will have the means to keep this country free, period.
So should we add more gun laws? When the current ones are not really being enforced? The bad guys always attack places where they know there are no arms. You won’t ever see them trying to shoot up a gun show!
The real problem in this country isn’t guns at all. It is the lack of help for those who are coping with family members who are mentally ill. That is the root cause that President Obama, Senator Feinstein and other liberals simply won’t acknowledge. Instead they are trying to make hay out of a tragedy – trying to disarm innocent law-abiding Americans, which really won’t help anyone at all. Except for the bad guys. They’ll be quite pleased at this turn of events.
That Obama and Feinstein can pursue this agenda with a straight face while their drones kill innocent people in the Middle East is quite ironic. Feinstein in fact “has long faced questions about potential conflicts of interest in Congress, according to Breitbart News sources. Specifically, for at least 15 years, Feinstein has appeared to support government contracts that push federal funds toward companies co-owned or governed by her powerful, billionaire husband, Richard C. Blum,” according to Breitbart.com.
You have surely seen the video news footage and the still pictures from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre. There were cops all over the place, dressed up like stormtroopers in most cases. How long did it take them to put all of that gear on and then get to the school? Too long, as it turned out, and an unarmed populace was unable to cope with one lone shooter. Imagine if any of the teachers or administrators at that school had been armed? That may sound far-fetched, but some teachers in Israel are reportedly armed. Have you ever heard of any crazy people shooting up schools in Israel?
Sweden Switzerland, where every citizen is a member of the national militia and is given a carbine by their government? Imagine if the U.S. were run that way? What if we had no standing army but every law-abiding citizen had a carbine and was part of a national militia? Without a standing army we would stop invading and attacking other countries and no other country would ever dare invade us.