In my now forty years I have honestly never met a person left, right or in-between who did not claim to be a staunch defender of Civil Liberties. With that said I have also never met a person who is honestly a true defender of Civil Liberties. To those who are currently gasping in outrage please continue reading and you may understand my point… maybe, but probably not. For those easily offended be warned, there is incredibly foul and offensive language in this blog posting… oddly enough something protected as free speech. Printing foul language is something rare for me I know but you will understand why. Continue reading
The state of New York would like to force it’s citizens to buy liability insurance in order to own a gun. This is being push by some as “common sense” measures to save lives. Not really sure why new regulations, more red tape, spending more money and making it more difficult to legally own a gun will somehow effect criminals in a positive manner. How many people actually think that a crack dealer will run out and submit to a universal background check, take a gun class, pay for a permit and then buy insurance? I’m sorry but if you believe that “here’s your sign”.
According to a recent article on FoxNews.com there will be no charges filed against the father of the child who posted a photograph of his son holding a rifle. Um… good! The father committed no crime, the child committed no crime and if there were any crimes committed they were on the part of the person making the false report and the authorities who treated this family like criminals for doing absolutely nothing wrong. Continue reading
Well the left is at it again following the “never let a crisis go to waste” model. Bob Costas started the usual blame guns nonsense during halftime. Evidently if there are no guns no person will ever die again. That is the claim of leftists who wish to infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights. The reality is quite different.
Those who actually pay attention to things, such as facts, already know that the claims of those we lovingly refer to as “gun grabbers” are completely false. The claim that the world would be a safer place if America would just disarm it’s citizens is patently ridiculous. It doesn’t matter if it is Jim Gray or the United Nations. Those who wish to disarm us are not doing so out of the interest of public safety because the statistics do not support their argument.
Consider the data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a government organization which shows that the vast majority of violent crimes do not involve a weapon of any type. The percentage of Firearm usage in violent crimes is actually tiny. 73% of all violent crimes committed in 2009 involved no weapon at all. Yet if you were to listen to the fretting liberals who wish to confiscate our weapons, for our own good, you would think that people are gunned down in our streets every day. This simply is untrue.
There is frequently a racial element brought into the debate as was done by Melissa Harris-Perry claiming that America is “No place for young black men” inaccurately comparing two cases to each other that happened roughly 1 year apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d8c1fqcwLU
For starters she is still trying to convict Zimmerman of murder without the proper evidence. She is also trying to convict all Americans of racism based on zero actual evidence. She is ignoring the actual statistics which prove her premise to be false.
The statistics prove, that even though there are fewer black Americans they commit the majority of homicides while white Americans die in the majority of homicides. In fact if you are white or black and die in a homicide you are far more likely to die at the hands of a black person than a white person. Pointing that 94% of blacks murdered from 1975-2005 were murdered by other blacks is called racist, remember, facts are very dangerous to leftist policies. The fact that more whites are killed by blacks is also irrelevant to the leftist mind because they have been indoctrinated from birth to believe that only whites are racist. Pointing out anything other than the approved Racemongering line is called racist.
Why do leftists want our firearms? Because we rightfully believe that the 2nd Amendment exists to secure our natural liberties from a despotic State while the leftists believe that it is a benevolent State which grants liberties. We believe that we are born with certain inalienable rights while the left believes that it is they who grant us the rights they believe we deserve. If we are disarmed then we have no way to defend our rights and our way of life is gone.
The debate over what it means to be left or right has been made about as convoluted an argument as there is but it is actually quite simple and can be boiled down to a couple significant differences. Left means collectivism and a strong central government while Right means individualism and a weak central government. Straight forward, simple and to the point. All issues can be approached from those two basic sets of beliefs. The left believes in numerous strong gun regulations because they put their faith in the State the Right believes in the 2nd Amendment because they put theirs in the individual. The left supports things like the Department of Education because they believe a central government can run things better than the local level while those on the right believe the complete opposite. This is why partisanship is a good thing and bi-partisanship is a terrible idea on many issues.
This is an old story but still important. This is what some folks seem to mean when they say “never let a crisis go to waste”.