Sunday, July 3, 2016
Gun control Hypocrites will never end the push to disarm Americans
By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
Once again the American people are being inundated with the fallacy that more restrictive gun control legislation is necessary to protect us and keep us safe. As usual, liberals are doing all they can to take our guns in order to protect us from us, or rather them from the Constitution. We hear that it’s “for the children,” a standard and thoroughly fraudulent claim by the left to divide the country on the 2nd Amendment. The left champion narratives about “assault rifles” and “weapons of war” to instill fear in those who know nothing of firearms. A week ago, congressional Democrats staged a sit in for the supposed purpose of forcing a vote on gun control legislation. It was later found to be a fundraising ploy used by progressives to extract political contributions from ill-informed citizens.
According to the FBI approximately 11,000 homicides have been committed with firearms in each of the past several years, a number which continues to decline. Yet each year there are a minimum of 225,000 iatrogenic deaths. These are deaths caused by misdiagnosis, incorrect prescribing of medication, unnecessary surgeries, in short, very bad medicine on the part of doctors or hospitals. Does this mean that the government is soon to demand “doctor control?”
Not surprisingly, liberals outraged by firearm deaths are perfectly at ease with the 1 million+ average yearly abortions in the United States. But then, the mind-numbing hypocrisy of the left is an old story.
The Obama administration and others who encourage “common sense” gun control firmly belief that only agencies and employees of the state should be permitted the use of firearms. Democrat Congressman Jerrold Nadler admitted that the drive to control gun ownership will happily provide the government its uncontestable “monopoly of legitimate violence.” Why else would federal agencies buy ammunition in quantities so massive that certain calibers become all but unavailable to citizen gun owners.
During the past century, the man or woman who is willing to have their blood shed in the defense of freedom has been a thorn in the side of progressives because they are the members of our society who will be neither persuaded nor forced to give up their fundamental, 2nd Amendment rights. The Obama Regime has portrayed these Americans as enemies of the state and potential domestic terrorists, at the same time advancing the narrative that a gun will transform even the most law abiding citizen into a criminal. No good will ever come from owning a firearm.
It’s because liberals will never stray from this narrative that successful defensive uses of firearms are not reported by the media. Last Sunday, Jody Ray Thompson fired shots into a crowd at the Playoffz nightclub in Lyman, SC. He had wounded 3 people when the holder of a concealed carry license drew his own pistol and took Thompson down by putting a round in his leg.
But what may well have become another media favorite mass shooting has been ignored completely by the nation’s talking heads. Not a word from CNN or MSNBC on this occasion about the evil nature of guns and the people who own them. The reason of course is that a good guy with a gun saved lives and prevented additional suffering long before police came on the scene. What? Firearms can be a God-send in the hands of law abiding citizens? Obviously that must not be reported. It might start the little people thinking!