Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Renewed Call To Ban Guns
Why do they overlook the obvious?

In the wake of the Virginia Tech Massacre, the anti-gun crowd is, yet again, screaming to outlaw firearms. Allow me to remind said anti-gun crowd that you don't wrap an inanimate object in legislation and then call it a solution.

Like I just said... a weapon is an inanimate object. Never in the history of firearms has a weapon ever loaded itself, cocked itself, aimed itself, and then pulled it's own trigger. A gun can no more commit a crime than a carpenters tool-box build a house.

I'd also like to remind said anti-gun crowd that America has always been one heavily armed nation. Think about it --- from our pre-colonial days until just after WWII, it simply wasn't strange or out of the ordinary to find a gun (or a whole buncha guns) in your average American household. But what was it that happened in the 50's, 60's and 70's?

Hell, we all know the answer to that. Moral Relativism and Radical Liberalism were the watch-words of the day. America went from Rugged Individualism to The Nanny Government. Sheesh... why was it that the crime rate was less during the Great Depression than it is now? Simple, we had moral absolutes back then. Not any damn more.

Oh, and let's not forget that criminals (and would-be criminals) simply aren't afraid of prison. A stint in The Big House is a badge of honor nowadays. Once we quit screwing around and start executing some of the more evil individuals that have been on growing old and gray on death row, and also make prison in general an all around nasty place.... maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to take our country back from the savages.


Blogger DD214 said...

Well said. Anyone who thinks that banning guns will prevent problems like this, check out the following link from 2001:

Pupils die in Japan knife massacre

9:46 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

The word now on the gunman at V-Tech is that he was mentally unstable. While we're at it, we might also try getting rid of the political correctness that stops us isolating such people from society and (hopefully) providing them with the treatment they obviously need.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Cableguy said...

Why don’t they ever mention Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, the scumbag who tried to run over and kill students with a SUV at UNC last year? These creeps will use ANY means necessary to kill as many as they can! Freakin’ bone head libs.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Don Schenk said...

The one radio talk show mentioned that last year Virgina Tech--which is a "gun-free zone"--opposed passage of a law in Virgina which would have allowed law-abiding people to bear arms in places like Virgina Tech.

2:10 PM  
Blogger tara said...

In Salt Lake, we recently had a Mass shooting at Trolley Square. There would have been more fatalities, except an off-duty police officer--who had a concealed weapon--shot the murderer and stopped him from killing more innocent people.

If someone had a concealed weapon at VT, there may have been fewer deaths??

10:10 PM  
Blogger 4HisChurch said...

If someone *else* had been armed that day, perhaps the death toll would be a bit lower.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

As the gun-toting daughter of a mental ill mother - AMEN!

The mentall ill need treatment, especially when their symptoms are so obvious.

And guns have nothing to do with VA Tech. I wrote about this myself.

Our society is at fault and the C-grade politicians are so busy looking for votes they betray their true feelings. It's not about what's good for's about political advancement and capitalizing on the abundant ignornce of the masses, which they, of course, helped to instill. God help America.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Dave Pawlak said...

Sorry for the late went whacky over the weekend...

My wife has a new blog about gun rights and the efforts to take away our right to self-defense. Check out

4:56 PM  

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