Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gun Grabbers Need to Come Clean

C'mon, anti-gun statists, you can do it. Tell us your real agenda.  You've opened up on other topics...

President Obama ushered in a bright new age where his fans could openly advocate socialism and trash American free market capitalism. Progressives freely damn the constitution as standing in the way of "Progress." There is no shame or stigma in advocating for abortions. Indeed, it is a badge of honor, as is throwing mudballs and dirtclods at traditional morality and religion, organized and otherwise (excluding Islam. No liberal is so brave as to risk having her throat slit).

So tell us your anti-gun end-game.

First, some facts, then some questions.

In the 30 years through March, 78 public mass shootings occurred in the U.S. -- incidents in which four or more people were killed at random by a gunman murdering indiscriminately, according to a report issued that month by the Congressional Research Service. These crimes don’t include gang-related killings or domestic disputes where a person slays relatives or other people linked to the murderer.

The mass slaughters listed in the report caused the deaths of 547 people. Over the same three decades through 2012, that’s less than a tenth of 1 percent of the 559,347 people the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates were murdered in America. (Bloomberg)
Indeed, the murder rate, like all violent crime, has been falling, according to FBI statistics. The murder rate is now what it was in 1969, and the overall violent crime rate has fallen to 1979 levels.  So, to sum up, we have no increase in mass shootings, and an overall decrease in murder and other violent crimes.

Now, the questions:

What is the immediate, compelling reason to push for gun control now? It can't be driven by logic and statistics.  We can only surmise that you are leveraging the pain and misery of others for mass emotional appeal.

Why no clamor for law enforcement at all levels to disarm known criminal elements and focus in on illegal arms trafficking?

What proposed law would have prevented the DC Navy Yard shooting? 

That Navy Yard, like Fort Hood, was a Gun Free Zone

Guns are strictly controlled on all Department of Defense installations. People who live on the installation in family housing may keep guns in their house, and people who live in the barracks must keep them in an armory. They are absolutely prohibited in any other location. No one other than people performing official duties may carry a weapon, unless transporting it, unloaded between the front gate and their home or armory. There is no such thing as open carry, and no one is granted a concealed carry permit. If you work on the installation, you many not have a weapon in your automobile or on your person when visiting or working on the installation.

So, I ask again, what would have prevented this crime?

Since only the bravest of liberals can answer honestly, I'll answer for the rest of them: A total and complete firearm ban, including confiscation of all existing firearms. If you really want to prevent these types of incidents, which are 1/10 of 1% of all gun crimes, then that is where you need to go. So, I call on all liberals to stop mealy-mouthing it. Woman up and say what you mean. Given the randomness of human action and the number of sickos out there, only a complete gun ban and total confiscation will do.

Related:  Why Gun Control Can't Eliminate Gun Violence

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