Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Some Thoughts On Guns & The Left

From Bookworm Room: "Over the course of twenty-five years, I've come to understand that an armed citizenry is the only defense against a tyrannical government; that a weapon is the only way to give an advantage to a small woman (or man) being attacked by a big man (or woman); that the fastest way to stop a murderous gunman is to be lucky enough to have a sane gunman in the same crowd; and that an armed society is a polite society."

- The story of the Georgia woman who protected her family by emptying a .38 caliber revolver into a criminal had a good ending - but it is also a cautionary tale. The intruder took 5 shots with the .38 and still was able to walk away. If there had been multiple intruders or if she had missed with a few shots, the outcome might have been much different. I say again, particularly for women and teens, the single best weapon for home defense is an AR15. It has no recoil, much greater stopping power, and carries significantly more rounds.

- From Instapundit:


Rep. Donna Edwards said that “since Columbine, there have been 181 of these school shootings.” That’s an inflated figure. She used a list of “major school shootings” supplied by the Brady Campaign that included incidents that were neither shootings nor at schools.

Other than that, the list was accurate!

- Looking at all of the gun control ideas being tossed around by the left, not one of them appears as if it would have actually stopped the Sandy Hook massacre.

- Gabby Giffords has a particularly obnoxious column in the USA Today. She says:

Special interests purporting to represent gun owners but really advancing the interests of an ideological fringe have used big money and influence to cow Congress into submission. Rather than working to find the balance between our rights and the regulation of a dangerous product, these groups have cast simple protections for our communities as existential threats to individual liberties. Rather than conducting a dialogue, they threaten those who divert from their orthodoxy with political extinction.

Given her description of those who disagree with gun control legislation as being an "ideological fringe," one can pretty much bet that her idea of a dialogue is "shut up and listen to me." Come to think of it, that is the same format the left uses for bipartisan compromise.

- Lastly, I still haven't come to grips with Obama's reelection, nor the fact that over 50% of the people who went to the polls pulled the lever for this utterly incompetent far left ideologue. Our nation is in far deeper trouble than I suspected on 6 Nov., 2012, and I really wonder if we will ever come out of it. Moreover, I strongly suspect that Obama will lead us into a Constitutional crisis during his four years, whether that is over guns or the debt ceiling or some other aspect in which he goes around Congress to impose his will by fiat on our nation, I don't know. But it is coming. I fear for our nation.


Ex-Dissident said...

I feel the same. It's hard to come to grips with the fact that a majority of our neighbors are essentially thieves and dumb-asses. The baboons gathered in DC are truly representative of this populace.

I don't think we'll vote our way out of this mess. It didn't happen in 1700's and it won't happen now.

Anonymous said...

Everything is a diversion, a distraction, Barry is just a bad actor reading a script that was written long before they cheated his way into office.

Election fraud is how he got back in. I believe he won the 5 swing states by a total of 500,000 votes. A simple software hack.

Fear not, be pure in thought and mind and with your words.

Those in power have always lied to us for our own good.
The difference this time is they control more of the media, but this to shall pass.

I have family and friends and those of like mind on the internet, I am not afraid, nor should you be,

Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to espouse your thoughtful views.

Tim in CT.