How to lose readership…

Simply put, I am going to get a lot of people very angry with me today. There will be many of you who will not agree with what I have to say. There will be many of you who will say that I have drifted too far to the Radical Right. There will be those of you who will say that I am in favor of bloodshed and violence, dead bodies in schools and in the streets, and enabling lunatics and criminals to run amok over an innocent America. Please allow me to respond. For those of you who wish to think that way, it is your right to do so. You are an idiot, but being an idiot is also your right in a free America. And rights are what this is all about…
I am speaking specifically about the Second Amendment. You know the one? It goes a little something like this. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”… SHALL-NOT-BE-INFRINGED. It says it right there in black and white, right between the First Amendment (Freedom of Religion), and the Third Amendment (the Forced Quartering of Soldiers). What is so hard to understand about this? Let’s rephrase the question. Why is it that when there are people who do not want something, they feel that I shouldn’t have it either, because they don’t want it? What? By that logic, if you are a vegetarian and you do not want a big ol’ cheeseburger, I shouldn’t have one either because you don’t want one? WHAT? Or if that concept is too difficult, let’s try this. Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars. Did that help? No? Ok, how about this concept…If guns kill people then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat. I am not trying to make light of the struggle between the gun-grabbing people who think that nobody should have a gun, and the intelligent sensible people who know better. There is nothing funny about it. Simply said, if you don’t like guns, then damnit DON’T BUY ONE! But do not try to tell me that I can’t either. You anti-2nd Amendment folks simply cannot accept that you are not the only ones with rights in this country. And speaking of rights again, all the rights that you enjoy now are protected by…wait for it….THE SECOND AMENDMENT! Think about it…
Why do the gun-grabbing idiots in our society insist on disarming the people who are most likely to act responsibly? I am referring to Concealed Carry License holders. If these ‘no-guns-for -anyone’ people would just look at the crime and violence statistics in this country, they would see very clearly (unless they choose to ignore the data and insert their own reality, which is so often the case…), that CCLH’s do not commit the violent crimes on this country by a staggeringly wide margin. In fact, it has been proven time and time again, year after year that an armed society is a polite society. It is logical, and therefore irrelevant to those who would seek to take your Constitutionally Guaranteed Right to defend yourself, your family, and your home and possessions. The FBI concluded in their collection and analysis of crime statistics that, ‘87.3% of rape, robbery, and assault during the ten year period sampled had NOTHING whatsoever to do with firearms. If there were NO FIREARMS available to criminals, common sense tells us that most of the 12.7% that does involve firearms would shift over to knives or other non-firearm weapons with no real change in the number of victims. Common sense and real world experience also tells us that if criminals never had to worry about their intended victims being armed because of firearms bans, the rates of rape, robbery and assault would be much higher, as they are in gun-ban cities’. Wow, huh? What can we conclude from this? Sorry, gun-grabbers, but guns are not the problem. Instead of preaching your flawed theories on gun control, perhaps your calories would be better expended on people control. Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to release violent felons from prison so quickly. Perhaps the answer is not less guns, but more guns in the hands of trained, responsible citizens, and that those citizens not be afraid to use them. Yes, we have a police force, but they are sadly undermanned and overworked. Wouldn’t armed, trained civilians be a more intelligent option here? Taking away the rights of law-abiding gun-owners because of the acts of non-law-abiding criminals simply does not make sense. Think! Bans-by-location are hilariously flawed as well. Consider this… There is a ‘No Guns Allowed’ sign on an establishment, okay? A law abiding citizen is probably going to say to himself that, “I am not allowed to bring my gun in to this establishment. I guess I will leave my gun in my car.’ Now let’s take’ Mr. Not-So-Law-Abiding’ person. He wants to commit an act of burglary. I am reasonably sure that he is not going to give a cow-pies worth of care to the ‘No Guns Allowed’ sign on the door. He is going to take his (most-likely stolen) gun in to the establishment and do what he came to do, or do worse if there are people inside at the time. Do you mean to say that the big sign on the door didn’t stop the baddy-bad misunderstood criminal? DUH!!!! Now let’s look at what might have stopped him. From the deterrence side of things, would the criminal have been as quick to target this establishment if he knew that there was a possibility that there may be people inside who were armed and would be able to put up a fight and stop him? I doubt it, due to the simple fact that criminals choose their victims because they are easy targets, not difficult ones. Is a car thief going to spend his time disarming a complex car security system when there is an unlocked car with the keys in the ignition sitting right next to it? I seriously doubt it. He is going to pick the easy target, and that is exactly what an establishment with a big, ‘No Guns Allowed’ sign says. ‘Pick me! I am an easy target! No one in here will be able to stop you! Take what you want, but please don’t hurt us!!!’ Is that really the message that we want we want to send to the criminals? Is the way that we really want to live? The gun-grabbers would have you believe that the only way to deter crime and make it so we can all hold hands and make S’mores and sing’ Kumbyah’ with unicorns dancing on rainbows in the sky is to take away the rights of citizens, your Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights, to keep and bear arms to protect and defend themselves. Have I shown you where this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever?
Another example would be homeowners (or apartment dwellers…). Shouldn’t they have the right to defend their homes and their families as they see fit? If the anti-gun lobby wants to have no guns in their households, that’s fine…for them. But do not even THINK about telling me what I can or cannot do to defend MY family! If you, Mr. No-Guns-In-My-Home, want to lay out the welcome mat to allow burglars and other such criminals in to your home to steal your possessions, beat you to a pulp, and rape your wife and daughters, when you had the means to protect and defend it all, then that is on you. If you are relying on the humanity of Mr. Criminal not to do these things to you and your family, then you are truly a fool. In my world, a criminal may very possibly break in, but I will have a fighting chance that he does not get to my wife and daughter, and he will most likely leave in a body bag. I like to think that the lock on my door is more for his protection than it is for mine…
For you gun-grabbers who feel that I/we shouldn’t have the right to keep and bear arms, and defend ourselves and our families, let me leave you with this thought. Molon labe. It is ancient Greek for “come and take”, and is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army’s demand that the Greeks surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. So, if you want to try and take away my guns and my right to defend my family as well as myself, allow me to speak for the 52,000,000 gun owning households in America, who believe that their Second Amendment rights SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED….Molon Labe, gun-grabbers….MOLON LABE.

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