Archive for February, 2018

Good Questions For Both Sides On Gun Control And Good Questions For The Left To Contemplate As Their Toxic Worldview Reveals Itself

February 28, 2018

One of the lines that I have borrowed from radio talk show host Dennis Prager is this: “I prefer clarity to agreement,” which means that I would rather we both honestly understand one another’s true positions even when we fundamentally disagree with one another than that we come to some misleading politically-worded compromise following a “dialogue.”

I came across the following today and thought it worth posting.  The author is a Democrat politician and clearly reveals his own personal bias at the outset.  But he also points out that even his own side has “routinely disappointed” him and then proceeds to offer five very fair questions for both sides in the gun control debate.  I will interact with him on the questions he poses for my position, in which I state my own bias that the 2nd Amendment exists for a very important reason and that as long as we intend to remain in any meaningful way connected to our Constitution, we need to safeguard the right for citizens to keep and bear arms and fight efforts to infringe on that right:

Questions you should ask politicians about guns (according to a politician)
By Mike Gatto
Feb 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM

My father was murdered by a handgun-wielding assailant, so the firearms debate is personal for me. And I’m routinely disappointed by how disingenuous it is on both sides. I worry that each party just wants to mobilize its base and raise campaign funds rather than solve tough policy problems.

Next time you hear a politician offer a simplistic solution, here are some questions to ask.

If the politician favors gun control:

1. What will tougher laws accomplish when there are already roughly two guns in circulation for every American adult? Are you proposing the mass seizure of firearms? It’s not just the 2nd Amendment that’s at issue, but the 5th, which prohibits the taking of private property without compensation.
2. You say you favor an “assault weapon” ban, but most murders in the U.S. are committed using handguns. Do you have a separate plan to address handgun violence (which occurs daily)?

3. For that matter, do you realize that there is no sound legal or technical definition of an “assault weapon?” The 1994 ban, which expired in 2004, was rife with loopholes. Rather than political catchwords, explain your intentions using terms that have a precise meaning, like “semiautomatic.”
4. You’ve suggested that the 2nd Amendment should be read to protect only the muskets and rudimentary rifles extant at the time the Constitution was drafted. Do you realize how problematic this logic is? Do you believe the 1st Amendment should protect print newspapers but not television broadcasts, web-based journalism, or social-media posts?
5. The Constitution belongs to the people of the United States, and if the requisite supermajorities agree, the people can amend it to reflect changing mores. So have the guts to be honest: Do you believe we should repeal the 2nd Amendment?

If the politician does not favor gun control:

1. You’ve offered “thoughts and prayers” for the victims. Do you realize how trite that sounds? Could you please take the initiative to change your phrasing once in a while? And is there anything besides thinking and praying that you believe you can do?
2. You say you believe the solution is not to pass more gun laws, but to enforce the ones we already have on the books. So what have you done to insist that the relevant agencies do just that?
3. According to the National Rifle Assn., only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. You’ve extended that logic to schools, advocating that we arm teachers. But most mass shootings happen so fast, there isn’t much time to react. I can’t imagine my first-grade teacher stopping a determined killer, and I don’t believe parents want schools to look like prisons. Besides, is it fair to turn teachers into security guards? Do you really believe arming educators is the solution?
4. The 2nd Amendment confers a right to bear arms, but no constitutional right, even free speech, is absolute. So if you make blanket statements about the 2nd Amendment, why don’t you tell us where you draw the line?
5. Background checks won’t end gun violence. But they can stop a portion of the mentally ill population (or criminals or domestic abusers) from purchasing guns legally. How can you argue that a better system won’t prevent at least some crimes?
Even under pressure, I fear politicians on both sides are neither honest nor realistic on this issue.
But here’s what we can do. The low-hanging fruit if we want to lower rates of gun violence is to address drug use and mental health problems. Large percentages of those incarcerated for violent crimes committed those acts under the influence of drugs or to obtain money to buy drugs. And a large percentage of mass shooters are mentally ill. So try to notice the signs of mental illness and addiction, and do whatever possible to get friends and family the help they need.
Meanwhile, by all means, ask politicians those tough questions.

Mike Gatto, a Democrat, served four terms in the California Assembly. He is an attorney and legislator in residence at USC’s Unruh Institute of Politics. Twitter: @mikegatto

I have not met Mike Gatto and frankly have never heard of him.  But I have respect for this man because I believe he tries to be equally tough on both sides in this debate and I have the sense that he too prefers clarity to bogus agreements that are nothing but words loaded with loopholes intended to deceive the public into believing that something was done when in fact it wasn’t.

I will deal with Mike Gatto’s “If the politician does not favor gun control” point-by-point:

FIRST, “thoughts” are surely trite, but “prayers” are not to anyone who believes in God and believes that He created us in His image and loves us.  Is this an open acknowledgement that Democrats don’t believe in God or in the power of prayer?  Because it frankly seems obvious to me at this point that the Democratic Party has radically turned into a secular humanist party and “God” is a nice-sounding thing for these people to say much the way Adolf Hitler referred to God and Christianity as a cynical way to cloak a clearly ungodly thing with the language of pseudo-religiousity.

But having stated that, let me proceed from there: we are at an impossible point with the mainstream Democrat Party – by which I now mean radically liberal (when even the reliably liberal Dianne Feinstein is not NEARLY “liberal” enough for this radical Democratic Party today) – in which they very CLEARLY want to first erode and undermine and ultimately strip the 2nd Amendment of having any actual force or meaning.  And so in this climate, every single thing we give them is simply one step closer to what I truly believe is a fascist goal: every single on of the 22 former totalitarian communist regimes and currently including the five current totalitarian communist regimes stripped their people of the right to keep and bear arms.  Every single one of them.  And when 82% of communist countries are “former” communist countries, I submit that this is just one of many powerful evidences that this system does not work.  Adolf Hitler stated, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjugated races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.”  This is the clear totalitarian mindset, to strip people who could be a threat to your regime – such as the people you intend to work to death in death camps – to have access to weapons to fight back against tyranny.

I simply submit that what the Democrats want is opposed to the very heart of what our founding fathers believed was most important to a free society.  And we’re seeing it now very starkly as Democrats not only oppose the guns which guarantee my right to free speech, but the very free speech and the right to my religious beliefs protected by the 1st Amendment.  We have seen tyrannous impositions on religious belief protected by the First Amendment in the forms of direct and very personal systematic attacks in the name of abortion and homosexuality.  Barack Obama repeatedly attacked “The Little Sisters of the Poor” for the thought crime of being pro-life.  As just one of his many direct attacks on people who merely tried to follow the crystal-clear teachings of their ancient religion which in fact was the foundation of our nation.  And now on our universities that were enshrined as institutions cherishing freedom of thought, ideas and speech, we are increasingly seeing the rabid left essentially scream that anyone who disagrees with them should not have the right to speakWe are now watching a terrifying tactic playing out as liberal activist violently protest conservative speech and literally riot; which is followed by liberal administrators declaring that because liberals are vicious fascist, they have no choice but to ban the conservative right to free speech which these administrators themselves also oppose!  Democrats today represent a clear and present danger to everything our founding fathers established.

The framers of the Constitution enshrined the 1st Amendment first because free speech which is the heart of all true freedom was their most cherished goal; and they enshrined the 2nd Amendment right after it because they correctly viewed the right of the individual to keep and bear arms as the greatest safeguard of the 1st Amendment.  The 2nd Amendment was a reaction against government tyranny.

We have a situation in which we are seeing more shootings not because there are more guns than there were fifty years ago.  In fact there actually were more guns per capital fifty years ago than there are today, and with fewer gun restrictions/laws.  And interestingly, overall gun crime has actually gone DOWN in the years since 1993 when Bill Clinton first began to terrorize the American people into starting to buy guns in the fear that their rights would soon be taken away (a policy doubled-down upon by Barack Obama which caused another frenzy of gun purchasing).  The result of Bill Clinton’s efforts was the 1994 Assault Weapons ban which was documented to have produced absolutely nothing.  And when Democrats keep screaming at us “to do something,” why shouldn’t the onus be upon them to prove that their stripping me of my constitutionally guaranteed rights will actually produce what they falsely claim it will????

But let me get back to the paragraph that precedes the immediately above: we are seeing our society devolve – I believe because of the secular humanism and atheism and the abortion mentality that have created a zeitgeist of nihilism.  Nothing is sacred, there is no ultimate judgment, and if I am unhappy there is no reason why I shouldn’t “exercise my right to choose” and “my right to my own body” and start killing as many people as I can just like I learned to do on television programs and movies and video games created by liberals have taught me to do.  They have desensitized us to violence because they claimed they had a right to do that even when no, they did NOT have such a right!  And now they want to take away the most necessary rights that were guaranteed by our Constitution.  Sixty million innocent human beings are now dead, making the Democratic Party ten times more murderous than were the Nazis with the Jews in the Holocaust.  Democrats have an absolutely morally vicious agenda.  And so, even as Democrats have in fact caused people to become more violent by taking away God and divine morality, I still prefer the violence that they have unleashed to the greater violence they surely WILL unleash in the years that would follow when I wouldn’t have the means to resist them when they come after me the same way Hitler came after Jews and Democrats came after babies.

And so when every single “gun control” measure is merely one more small step toward the giant step for repealing the 2nd Amendment (just like Lenin and Stalin did, just like Hitler did, just like Chairman Mao did, just like the Kim dynasty did), I will fight it tooth and nail.  It comes down to this: if you want us to come your way with more common-sense gun control measures, then YOU have to come our way with more definitive pro-2nd Amendment measures.  As long as any repeal of the 2nd Amendment is on the damn table, as long as Democrat activists are allowed to keep agitating to something that Hitler and Stalin and Mao failed to be able to do in this country, as you keep hysterically screaming that we need to “do something” no matter how irrational and useless that something is.

SECOND, are you seriously trying to tell me that the refusal to follow the damn law as it already exist on the damn books is somehow OUR fault, you who rabidly fly in the face of THE LAW when it comes to illegal immigration????  Are you seriously that dishonest, that much of a hypocrite????  It’s not just illegal immigration; you did the same thing with our drug laws and a whole host of other laws.  We’re now entering the rabid hysterical madness of the leftist “Me Too” movement, but the liberals driving this movement conveniently forget great moments in history when they were the ones fighting FOR powerful sexual predators, such as when Roman Polanski was cheered with a standing ovation by Hollywood liberals for drugging and sodomizing a 13-year old minor girl.  Such as when first Ted Kennedy literally abandoned a young girl to die a miserable death and then returned to his party and such as when Bill Clinton was demonstrated to be a serial sexual predator for years and then was protected by Democrats after saying, “It depends on what the meaning of the word is is,” incredibly telling the American people that since he wasn’t in fact actually having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky at the precise nanosecond that he claimed he hadn’t had sex, that in fact he was somehow being honest in saying there is no sexual relationship.  The fact of the matter is that Democrats have been the anti-law and the anti-order party for a generation.  The fact is that Obama mass-pardoned gun-toting criminals on a regular basisThe fact is that Obama simply refused to prosecute criminals for violating all kinds of gun laws even as he routinely whined for more gun laws.  And the fact is that liberal-and-Democrat-dominated cities such as Chicago are notorious for refusing to prosecute gun criminals.  So don’t you Democrats damn refuse to apply the law in your Democrat Party bastions and then blame me for it.

Yes, we need to enforce our laws.  Republicans believe that; it’s Democrats who need to learn that.  When a Democrat-Party-owned liberal state like California becomes a “sanctuary state” in direct opposition to our clear federal laws, when a Democrat, liberal mayor actively defies and interferes with federal law and literally warns criminals that the law is coming for them so they can continue to get away with their violation of federal law – and you actually tolerate that and don’t demand she resign immediately – you don’t get to lecture me about that and not have me point out what a lying, no-good, dirty rotten hypocrite fascist you are.  And there is simply no point trying to negotiate with the likes of you because you are totally and utterly devoid of anything even close to honor or virtue or decency or honesty or integrity.

In other words, Mike Gatto’s number 2 FAR more applies to Democrats than it does to Republicans.  Don’t you DARE pin that on us.  As Jesus put it, look at the damn log in your OWN eye before you mention the speck in mine.  So there are actually SIX objections to gun control that Democrats have to answer and only four we have to respond to – EVEN FROM A LIBERAL.

THIRD, are you seriously trying to claim that since gun violence can happen quickly, that there is therefore no reason to try to react to that violence as quickly as possible?  There isn’t much time to react, so let’s not react at all.  That would be insane, but that is your prima facie argument.  No, let’s react.  Let’s get that good guy with a gun in as quickly as humanly possible to stop any bad guy with a gun.  If you’re going to lecture me that the only way to deal with this is to take away everybody’s right to own a gun as the only possible way to deal with the possibility of a bad guy getting a gun, please refer to the Constitution.  That is not an option.  And a far better option that actually IS Constitutional is to end “gun free zones” given the fact that 98% of all mass shootings in our history have happened in gun free zones.  There’s a reason psychos are attracted to gun free zones for the same reason that there’s a reason that burglars don’t enter homes with the owner pointing shotguns at their faces.  Like the death penalty that Democrats refuse to allow, armed citizens is a deterrent to tyranny.  It simply is.  And so, no, while I am not demanding that every single 1st grade teacher strap a .44 magnum to their belts, I AM saying that there surely ARE teachers and staff members who would be willing to be armed to protect their children.

This argument that “I am a teacher and teaching is fundamentally incompatible with protecting children” is again frankly morally insane.  I frankly would prefer a teacher who would be willing to protect me to one who militantly refuses to protect me.  Yes, please give me the teacher who loves his or her students enough to protect them.  And the state of Texas is just one state that believe it or not already found that yes there are TOO teachers who are willing to protect their students.

We can install metal detectors and that would do some good.  But when you start paying full-time active-duty police officers to be on site at a school all day, you will drive up the cost of education.  And maybe homeschooling kids is then the best option and we should simply fire all ya’all teachers if you won’t lift a finger to protect kids and teach our children in the safety of our homes since you insist on remaining a gun-free zone where 98% of all shootings have happened.

So yes, it IS fair to turn our teachers into security guards.  At least if they’re going to claim that they care about their kids rather than their damn leftist Stalinist ideology.  Okay?

Or maybe an even MORE unacceptable alternative to these same leftist teachers is that they return to teaching about God and about the divine morality that we used to teach back in the day when our schools weren’t shooting galleries????

FOURTH, this idea that “the 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute” is actually quite laughable when you consider something called “facts.”  You see, I happen to know that we already have ALL DAMN KINDS OF LIMITS on the 2nd Amendment.  Or else, for instance, I’d have a damned machine gun and I’d be free to shoot any liberal who pissed me off.  We have at least TEN MAJOR FEDERAL GUN LAWS not to mention the thousands of state gun laws.

But here’s the funny thing, since you don’t believe in “absolute rights” then I’m glad to hear you’re willing to have a Voter ID card!!!!  No?  Because you actually DO believe in “absolute rights” even for illegal immigrants and even for felons????  Hey, Nazis, did you know the Nazi Party was ELECTED by voters????  Did you know that the Palestinian people used their right to vote to elect a terrorist group as their leaders????

Homosexuals have absolute rights even to marriage as leftist fascist and yes-homosexual-and-therefore-personally-biased judges simply threw out and disregarded the clear will of the people even in liberal states like California with Proposition 8.  The left similarly simply ignored all previous morality as well as any pretense to “science” and has created 63 genders and given them absolute rights that boggle the damn mind.  When a girl who is trying to become a boy and pumping herself full of male hormones is allowed to win the girls wrestling championship because she had some kind of damned “absolute right” to compete as a whatever-the-hell-she-is, it is so way past time for you liberals to look in the damn mirror when you whine about “absolute rights” that you make me puke.

The fact is that we conservatives and even we conservative NRA members are FAR more likely to limit the right to keep and bear arms than you have been with all your wicked rights.  Capeesh????

I’ll take to you about sensible limits on guns the day AFTER you stop believing that any of your fellow liberals should have any right to believe you have “absolute rights,” let alone the absolute right to keep seeking to take away my constitutionally enshrined rights even as you invent right after right after right to murder your own babies, practice immoral and depraved behaviors, etc.

FIFTH, background checks.  We’ve already got them, flying in the face of your frankly incredibly ridiculous argument number 4. above.  But at this point, we aren’t allowed to go into somebody’s medical records because fascist liberal judges who dreamed of a world with 60 million murdered babies in America invented “the right to privacy.”  At least, unless I want to be “private” about my 2nd Amendment RIGHT which unlike the “right” to abortion actually IS a right.

If you actually would like to end the carnage, please stop being wicked and morally insane and END ABORTION LOGIC.  END ABORTION MENTALITY.  And we’ll start with this “right to privacy” which was the first “penumbra and emanations”-fake-right invented by judges as they stared into their own crystal ball to visualize a right that had never before existed so they could impose whatever the hell “right” they wanted.

Hey, Democrat, my mental health is as much a private matter between me and my doctor as your abortion is a private matter between you and your doctor.  I’m crazy and you’re a murderer and we’re both about to do something truly evil and take another human being’s life.

And maybe you moral monsters should end this vicious cycle.

So let’s END abortion privacy rights which would cause the “right” to abortion to topple like a rotten, termite-infested foundation that it is.  And then we can go into the medical records of people requesting to buy a gun and say, “Wait a minute!  This man is NUTS!  Oh, HELL no!”

So Democrats, being fascist hypocrites, of course want “the right to privacy” to murder babies, but they want to take away the same right so they can take away the 2nd Amendment.  Bullcrap.  Just bullcrap.

But until then, let us understand that liberals gave the next shooter the right to privacy, the right to choose, the freedom over his own body.  And their acts are merely retroactive abortions.

On these issues, kindly deal with the great big fat giant logs in your own eyes, Democrats.

 

 

Advertisements

I’m In Favor Of A 21-Year Minimum Age To Buy ‘Assault Weapons’ – The Day AFTER We Have The Same Minimum Age To Vote Or Serve In The Military

February 27, 2018

I didn’t register for Selective Services when I turned 18 as the law has required for now over a hundred years.  Do you know why?  Because I was already enlisted in the United States Army, that’s why.  And when I was in boot camp looking at all the newly shaved heads around me, do you know what I saw?  A whole lot of other 18-year olds.

Those 18-, 19- and 2-year olds form a giant chunk of our military.  Did you know that?  How about this one: 36.9% of our Marines are 21 or under.  If we didn’t have these “kids” bearing arms, we wouldn’t have the guys who rush enemy positions.  Not unless YOU’RE going to do it, you weak, limpy old fool.

But just stop and think about the logic for a second: let’s decide that people under 21 can’t have a gun because they’re not responsible enough.  Except for the military where they have proven for a thousand generations that yes, they ARE responsible enough and in fact we need the flower of our youth to be armed so they can fight our battles for us.

I was 18-years old with an assault rifle; I was 19-years old with an assault rifle; I was 20-years old with an assault rifle. And not your dumbass fake-news “assault weapon,” but an actual assault rifle capable of fully automatic weapons fire.  The term “assault weapon,” by contrast, is a purely leftist and media and Democrat Party created fake news.  “Assault weapons” in fact do not actually exist.  It is an arbitrary, aesthetic manufactured meme.  A sporting rifle with a walnut stock is just another garden variety sporting rifle; take that walnut stock off and replace it with a black plastic one with an L-shaped grip and presto bismo you suddenly have an “assault weapon.”  The actual characteristics of the rifle remain unchanged.

Further, assault rifles (and the so-called “assault weapons” marketed on the design concept) are chambered in far less powerful cartridges than most other sporting rifles. And the assault weapons favored by the left for demagoguery are actually far less lethal than other rifles. I happen to own a Browning BAR in .300 Winchester Magnum. And yeah, I know it’s not an “assault weapon” because it has that beautiful walnut stock on it! Do you know how devastatingly powerful that sucker is compared to an “assault weapon”? Compare between 3,600 foot-pounds of muzzle energy and a 1,500 meter maximum effective range for the 300 Winchester Magnum versus 1,600 foot-pounds and a 550 meter maximum effective range for the .223 caliber “assault weapon.” Back in World War II, the average soldier carried his M-1 which chambered a .30-06 round; again, the actual ballistics favor the M-1 over the “assault rifle” by amazing levels: again, a thousand-yard gun with twice the energy of an “assault weapon.” This “debate” is based on pure demagoguery at its very most cynical, disingenuous, dishonest level.

And my actual assault rifle was also sans bump stock. A rifle needs to be held securely and firmly against the shoulder in order to be accurately fired.  Anybody who knows a damned thing about rifles knows that.  But a bump stock requires a loose shoulder hold that creates the rattle to rapidly depress the trigger.  And that affects accuracy in a way that simply doesn’t exist with true assault rifles that are designed for select-fire.  A bump stock reduces your accuracy to virtually nothing.  Stephen Paddock was able to shoot into a giant crowd, but otherwise he couldn’t have hit the broad side of a barn with that stupid gadget.  I’m all in favor of banning bump stocks simply because they are a novelty that make guns less effective rather than more effective.  Me, I was entrusted with an actual assault rifle! And I carried that weapon for every single American citizen! And guess what else I had? Large magazines to carry lots of firepower. And every single day of my service I proved that I was capable of bearing arms in a responsible manner for the good of my society and my country.

The reason the left hates me so much is because I am a living refutation of their lies: I not only carried these weapons, and carried them in a responsible manner, but carried them to the benefit of my country.  As do millions of other responsible gun owners who use these weapons safely and responsibly.

If you ban “kids” from having these weapons, you might as well just ban the United States Marine Corps altogether.  It’s a damn shame.  No enemy on earth could defeat our Marines; except for despicable, pathetic, gutless, miserable liberalism and the pure moral stupidity and spirit of cowardice that permeates our nation because of these jackass fools.

But I’ll tell you what: if kids aren’t responsible enough to own weapons or fight in our military, then you snot-nosed little dumbasses are hardly responsible enough to do the most responsible thing one can do in our democratic society and VOTE. No own who can’t have an assault weapon should be trusted to vote, either.

Fifty years ago we had more guns per capita and we had a lot fewer gun laws per capita, and yet we had far fewer of these mass shootings.  Something has changed in our culture and it is NOT the guns.  And even since first Bill Clinton in 1993, then Barack Obama frightened Americans into buying guns before these fascists tried to take them away, in fact gun violence actually went DOWN even as gun ownership went UP.  Because it’s NOT the guns.  Again, for Stephen Paddock, it wasn’t his rifle that pulled the trigger; it was his secular humanistic atheism and the nihilistic spirit that entails from that cockroach worldview that pulled the trigger.  Liberalism put the REAL weapon in these murderers’ hands because they took God out and allowed the nihilistic emptiness in.  Stephen Paddock, like 98% of all mass shooters, deliberately identified “a gun-free zone” so that he would be the only one with the gun.  Only two mass shootings in the U.S. since 1950 have occurred in an area where citizens were not prohibited from carrying a gun.  We’re having these mass shootings because we have more crazies than ever and thanks to liberalism we can’t put them away for the same reason we can’t violate illegal immigrants’ “rights” and deport them.  We have no means to deal with mentally sick people now unless and until they explode and do something truly evil.  And even AFTER their crimes liberals try to help them avoid true justice by taking away the death penalty so that these murderers can find out that the atheism that liberals pumped into their skulls was fake news and there REALLY IS a God who judges evil.  JUST TODAY, liberals assured us yet again that theirs is a worldview that WILL NOT hold people who commit truly brutal and heinous crimes accountable for what they did to their victims.  And it is the same left who are pumping out incredibly toxic video games and movies and television programs that desensitize us to violence in the most appalling manner.

What is interesting is that WE ALREADY TRIED this “assault weapons” ban thing.  For ten years we did this starting with Bill Clinton in 1994.  Which by the way was the very act of government fascist tyranny that began the movement for Americans to start buying more guns lest their rights be usurped from them that I referred to above.  And do you know the effect the “assault weapons ban” had???  ZERO.

Do you know what the definition of “insanity” is?  Trying to do the same damn thing that didn’t work before again and again.  Which is a prima facia evidence that liberals truly are insane.  And that leads to another realization: if we eliminated guns just from the groups of people who overwhelmingly vote “Democrat,” our gun violence would drop by a good 90 percent overnight.  These are the actual factsThey surely are.  I’m serious, that’s what the actual facts when you truly begin considering crime and race show.

So I’m actually all in FAVOR of taking guns away.  By removing the right to own guns from the political party that wants to have them banned in the damn first place.  Because this would be a vastly safer nation if we just gave them what they wanted and took their guns away from them while those of us who know that we are responsible kept our 2nd Amendment right and used that right to safeguard our freedom.

Getting back to my main argument, and removing “assault weapons” from people under 21, what is frankly amazing in its hypocrisy is that the left – the liberal mainstream media and the Democratic Party – are trotting out and touting all these angry teenagers who have just been traumatized as being the very smartest, wisest and best informed liberals whom we should therefore listen to.  But here’s the damn thing: by their very own “logic” these kids aren’t psychologically or emotionally capable of handling this issue – because they’re saying none of these whiny little fools ought to be trusted with guns in the first place!!!  Which means I can simply tune you whiny little ignorant punks out.  Again, this is demagoguery at its very lowest level.

It was the left, it was liberalism, it was secular progressive humanistic atheism, that has created this horrible vacuum in which people are beginning to increasingly say, “I’m miserable and since we all just ‘evolved’ from pond slime there is no true, ultimate purpose, no real, ultimate value and no genuine, ultimate meaning and therefore my life doesn’t matter and therefore nobody else’s life matters and so what I’m about to do is nothing more than a mass retro-active abortion.

Hearken to the words of Blaise Pascal:

“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”
– Blaise Pascal, Pensées VII(425)

That “God-shaped” hole has been filled with something that is most definitely UNGODLY and the hole will get uglier and uglier until we turn away from liberalism and fill the hole in our soul with the God who formed us in His image to be morally and spiritually accountable to Him as He fulfills His plan for us in our lives.  If we don’t have God, we’re going to have something else.  And now we’re finding out what that “else” is.

 

What We REALLY Need To Ban If We’re Going To Even Think Of Banning The 2nd Amendment

February 19, 2018

First of all, if the 2nd Amendment is a “limited” right, then ALL of our other constitutionally guaranteed rights are also “limited.”  I have to love it that the same people who want to “limit” the 2nd Amendment rabidly demand that there be no limits whatsoever to “the right to vote,” including not only convicted felons but now even also to illegal immigrants.  If you are even considering “limiting” the 2nd Amendment and you are not for voter ID laws, then you are simply somebody to disregard as an ideologue.  The fact of the matter is that “the right to vote” is an obviously dangerous thing, unless you happen to believe that the rise of the Nazi Party that was ELECTED is not a dangerous thing.  In another example, recently the Palestinians elected a TERRORIST GROUP to power.  Further, since we’re largely talking about illegal immigrants from Mexico when we discuss voter ID, let’s not forget the fact that in Mexico, if you do not have a voter ID, YOU DO NOT GET TO VOTE.

Now, one of the reasons I mention “illegal immigrants” is the fact that the shooter – Nikolas Cruz – IS HISPANIC.  Liberals snarl that if we were disarmed from having “assault weapons” he wouldn’t have been able to pull this off.  But how about this one: if we didn’t have HISPANICS he wouldn’t have been able to pull this off, either.  If you’re going to ban the one, let’s ban the other.  Otherwise you might start getting reasonable and realize that we have tens of millions of these weapons in the hands of decent, law-abiding people and just maybe we shouldn’t target all of them because of the actions of one miserable whackjob.  But otherwise, let’s turn as much rage and hate on Hispanics for being Hispanic as we do on “assault weapons” for being “assault weapons.”  Because, news flash, fools, that rifle Cruz used did NOT squeeze its own trigger.  Cruz squeezed it and kept squeezing it.

What’s really funny – in the ironic sense of moral idiots who refuse to learn from history – is that we’ve already TRIED this and IT DID NOT DO A DAMN THING.  Democrats banned what they created the term “assault weapons” (to mimic the military term assault rifle referring to a weapon capable of full as well as semi-automatic fire in order to artificially create a false equivalence between the two) and it had no impact on crime or violence.  None.  That’s why we don’t have it anymore.  It lapsed, having been nothing more than a deprivation of the rights of millions of Americans.

What liberals want is to create and then keep taking us down a slippery slope, such that if the “assault weapons” ban (which is already a proven failure) fails again, well, we just need to keep banning more stuff, like handguns.

For those liberals in favor of applying limits to the 2nd Amendment, I simply ask you, what can I ban that YOU believe is a critical and fundamental right, given that you want to take away my right to defend myself and my family?

Here’s another one: the way the left wants to blame gun owners and people who advocate for the 2nd Amendment every time a gun is used to kill someone, please to explain why the hell we can’t demonize YOU in any jurisdiction with tough gun laws when a victim is first rendered defenseless and then a vicious predator comes in and attacks?

How about this little factoid from USA Today:

Killers continue targeting locations where guns are not allowed. Ninety-eight percent of public mass shootings in this country occur in gun-free zones — the Florida school being one of them.

How about if we start screaming that we need to purge the world of all proponents of gun-free zones so that we can be SAFE???  We need to BAN gun-free zones and criminally prosecute anybody who supports them.

Here’s another fact:

that 81% of police officers support arming teachers and principals, so that the real first responders — the potential victims — can protect the children.

Let’s BAN anybody who doesn’t believe in arming guards and teachers and even volunteer parents who are willing to pass background checks and have required training so we can protect our children on our schools.

It is a fact proven in every single situation we have faced that these mass shootings stop the moment a good guy with a gun shows up.  A whopping majority of the time the killers kill themselves.  Which kind of proves that guns aren’t evil; guns are tools.  People are evil.  And so if you’re going to start banning, ban people.

But, oh wait, liberals are already doing that.  It’s called “abortion” and liberals have already banned 60 million people from having a right to live.

We talk about DACA and these poor, poor DACA kids who were brought here through no fault of their own and that means they should have a right to live here.  Okay, fine.  As long as you realize that 60 million times now liberals have ignored the very logic of their own hypocritical belief and kill innocent human beings who were brought into the world through no fault of their own.

Nikolas Cruz exercised his “right to choose” and his “right to his own body” and retroactively aborted 17 people.  Abortion is death.  And we now have a culture of death.  And we ought to ban everybody who has in any way, shape or form contributed to this evil zeitgeist.

Fifty years ago there were more guns per capita in American hands than there are today.  Fifty years ago we also had far fewer anti-gun laws and regulations and restrictions than we have today.  THE KILLINGS WE ARE SEEING TODAY ARE NOT BECAUSE OF GUNS and anyone who isn’t a fool immediately realizes that something ELSE has changed.  THE KILLINGS WE ARE SEEING TODAY ARE DUE TO GODLESSNESS.

Fifty years ago we believed in God and taught divine morality and therefore we believed in the soul and the sanctity of human life.  We rejected “abortion morality” and the belief that innocent human beings could be exterminated like bugs.  We are now talking about every single liberal being ten times more guilty of mass murder than the damn NAZIS.

And I’ll just say that if you believe in abortion and you believe in gun control, I’ll just quote your ideological buddy Adolf Hitler who said, “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.”  Along with Stalin.  Along with Mao.  Along with Castro and Pol Pot and Kim Jong-un.  Because you are following the same damn pathway to hell on earth and somebody needs to ban your vile ass fast.

I tell you what: our last two mass murdering psychos were both atheists.   Eric Paddock, Stephen Paddock’s brother, claimed that his brother had no religion and no religious affiliation.  The last mass shooting psycho was a militant atheist.  Paddock too exercised his “right to choose” by choosing a country-music venue for his rabid hate dominated by religious conservatives.

I still vividly remember the first mass school shooting, the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999.  It’s amazing how the secular humanist left took that ball and ran with it in bogus documentaries like “Bowling for Columbine.”  But the real weapon wasn’t guns as much as it was ATHEISM.  Both were outspokenly atheist.  They recorded their thoughts and one of them was, “We are no longer human, for we have evolved beyond human morality.”  I can easily refute that from my Christian biblical vantage point, but atheist, I defy YOU to refute that premise and prove that it cannot be true.  You cannot, because you believe in human evolution and you believe that “morality” evolved as nothing more than a part of human evolution.  And just as the lion and the tiger and the wolf evolved to kill, why couldn’t Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris?  We don’t remember now because our mainstream media doesn’t want us to acknowledge or comprehend the REAL pattern of school shootings, but the Columbine killers followed an example that had already been set for them on December 1, 1997, when fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal concealed a shotgun and a .22 rifle in a blanket and brought them to school so he could attack a Christian youth prayer meeting.  He killed 3 and wounded five Christians.  There is absolutely no question that Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris specifically targeted students who believed in God.  The media tried to cover this motive up but the father of one of the victims published the audio recordings of the killers detailing their rabid atheist anti-Christian hate.  Had they not fixated on their rabid atheist hatred, and just indiscriminaetly murdered, they would have been able to murder a whole lot more kids.

And this trend has continued in school shootings.  In Oregon, atheist gunman Chris Harper-Mercer had already made his hatred for Christians rabidly visible on his online profile before he went to Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and asked his victims, “Are you a Christian?”

We have ALWAYS been a gun-culture in America because we have always been a FREE society and the most basic tenet of true freedom is to be allowed to have the damn right and freedom to protect yourself and what is yours from anyone who would try to take it.  There are people, socialists, communists, atheists (who don’t believe in the soul and therefore cannot have any doctrine of free will given that they are forced to believe we are meat puppets who think the way we do simply because the molecules in our brains randomly happened to arrange themselves a certain way), liberals and Democrats, who do not believe in freedom.  And these people who deny our freedom need to be banned.

The fact-free news that falsely identified and linked Nikolas Cruz with a “white supremacist group” because it was in their ideological propaganda interests to do so try to tell us that atheism and mass killings are somehow non sequitur.  To be a “journalist” today is to be a liberal hired by liberals to distort the truth and “report” only “facts” that advance a particular ideology and atheists are a cherished, protected species of these liars.  But fact:

Atheism is the political philosophy responsible for more than 100 million murders of their own people just in peacetime alone.

Atheism and the communism atheism ultimately logically entails is without any question whatsoever THE most murderous worldview of any that has ever contaminated the human species.  And atheism needs to be banned and atheists and communists alike need to be banned.

Let me simply point out that generals have always known that most human beings and most soldiers simply will not kill other human beings without a great deal of conditioning.  And the primary barrier to killing has always been religious faith and the belief that this “enemy” is in fact a human being created in God’s image just like me.  Amazingly, one small change was enough to dramatically increase American soldiers’ willingness to aim a rifle at an enemy and pull the trigger.  During the Vietnam War, human-shaped sillouhettes were introduced.  And soldiers became more conditioned to kill.

Today, our secular humanist atheism has spawned savage, vicious, vile video games that are to the human-shaped sillouhette what the atomic bomb is to a spear.  Atheism and the ramifications of atheism has spawned this culture of death that we are now haunted by FAR more than we are haunted by guns that by themselves have never once so much as harmed anybody because it takes hate to pull the trigger.

And the left is so deeply into mass media culture it is beyond unreal.  Google and Facebook and all the others are rabidly liberalFacebook workers routinely suppressed conservative news and views by sheer fraud, pretending it was “trending” and that the masses of users were doing the work of bias when really it was fascist workers at Facebook.  The whole “tech” industry is so overwhelmingly liberal it is beyond unreal.  And the people coming out with each new “execution” video, each “school shooting rehearsal game” are LIBERALS.

And they need to have their asses BANNED because you yourself are participating in their murders if you DON’T ban them.

If we can limit constitutional rights and specifically limit certain components of those rights, we can certainly isolate out and limit atheism from the panoply of religious rights and ban atheism and the ugly worldview of hate and meaningless, murderous rampages straight to the hell it came from.  So let’s do it.

But don’t believe me.  Believe your fellow liberal traveler, CBS vice president and senior legal counsel Hayley Geftman-Gold who posted after an atheist gunned down 500 mostly conservative and Christian country music fans in Las Vegas:

“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc [sic] country music fans often are Republican gun toters [sic].”

I mean, you’re not a victim unless a liberal SAYS you’re a victim.

The media is so rabidly biased it is unreal.  When 91% of Trump coverage is negative, something is toxically rancid in “journalism.”

We need to BAN liberal bias in our newsrooms and if they won’t ban these “reporters” and these “journalists” who are propagandists, we need to ban the entire publication.  BAN IT.  Because if you can ban the 2nd Amendment, you can ban the media.  And damn you if you don’t, you hypocrites.

And so when the rabid Democrat who shot up the baseball practice of the Congressional Republican baseball team first asked if the players on the field were Republican or Democrat, Republicans weren’t victims of rabid Democrat hate.  When Rand Paul was physically attacked by a Trump-hater and Bernie Sanders supporter, he didn’t get to be a victim of political hate.  When Trump rally after Trump rally was violently attacked by Democrat activists, Trump supporters didn’t get to be victims but literally got “fake-news” depicted as the bad guys.  When Hidden Camera Video Shows Democrats Sent Agitators To Trump Rallies, it didn’t matter.  And it doesn’t matter how much of an obvious fact that rabid, Democrat Party hate is.

This punk turd, Nikolas Cruz, should never have been allowed to have any kind of gun.  That is a fact that nobody is arguing.  If you have something from the NRA saying that Nikolas Cruz should have had his guns, then let’s see it.  This isn’t about guns.  This is about a massive failure in a system that is broken in a whole bunch of ways.  This pathetic loser showed “every red flag,” according to the New York Times.  The turd posted a YouTube video of himself saying he wished to be a professional school shooter.  He had obvious mental health issues.  You’ve got government law enforcement agencies that failed; you’ve got government social services agencies that failed.  The FBI was informed of his behavior but did nothing because they had been commissioned by Obama and by the Democrat Party machine to invest all of their resources into a witch-hunt against Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential election and the democratic will of the people itself.

But what does the left want?  Amazingly, the left wants MORE power and MORE control in the very government that was just proven to be so damn broken!!!

The definition of insanity is giving the same government that continuously fails more power to fail even more while simultaneously stripping people of their God-given right to defend themselves against that very government, let alone all the horrible people that Democrats keep demanding we let out of our prisons to prey upon us again and again.

We ought to ban anybody who doesn’t believe in the death penalty.

It can also be pointed out that the FBI is so damned overwhelmed not only with the rabid Democrat-collusion-with-Russia-based-investigation into President Donald Trump, but also the shocking number of IMMIGRANTS on the terrorist watch list.  There are over a million names on that list now to occupy the FBI with less than half of one percent being US citizens.

Don’t believe me, liberal?  Then please believe Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein:

Feinstein explained that the Watch Lists are populated with “information derived from intelligence and law enforcement sources…” and are maintained by the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center. She further revealed that largest list, the Terrorist Screening Database, contains over one-million records but less than 5,000 Americans included on that list. Or, as Sen. Feinstein repeatedly said, Americans make up less than one-half of one percent of the Terrorist Screening Database.

And so anyone who is not in favor of massively banning immigrants is to be viewed as personally responsible for the mass shootings because we have lost any meaningful way to detect our monsters due to the massive number of immigrants whom Democrats rabidly protect.

How the hell are the FBI agents – you know, the ones who AREN’T wrapped up in political investigations started by Democrat ideologues and obviously rabid partisan ideologues within the FBI itself – supposed to examine a Nikolas Cruz when they’ve got more than a million potential terrorists invited into our country by the Democrat Party???

These fools who think like this need to be banned something fierce.

Here’s yet another example of Democrats being people who we need to ban: the death penalty which they rabidly oppose and play every single shenanigan there is to undermine it when they can’t ban it.  Nikolas Cruz actually is willing to plead guilty to his crime.  Why?  To avoid the death penalty.  Newsflash: the death penalty IS a deterrent, you fools.  Especially if it is done swiftly and with certainty where we put these rabid human beings down like the rabid animals they are as soon after the crime as is humanly possible.

We have a mental health system that is fundamentally incapable of dealing with this insanity because the same mentality that justifies preventing investigations into illegal immigration status and getting illegal immigrants out of our country also justifies preventing us from getting crazy people off the streets.  I mean, these people should have all the same rights the rest of us do.  And until an illegal immigrant or a psycho commits some terrible crime, you shouldn’t be able to do a damn thing.  And in the case of the illegal immigrant murderer of victim Kate Steinle, even if an illegal immigrant DOES commit murder he still gets to go free.

Let me return to Mexico – you know, the country with strict voter ID laws – that also allows families to have a process to commit a mentally unstable person against that person’s will.  It’s amazing to me how liberals want more and more millions of Mexicans flooding into America but refuse to allow any of the actual good things that the country that sends them here actually follows.

We need to ban people who believe that anyone who is acting or posting crazy shouldn’t be taken off the streets and examined and treated until they are no longer a threat.

My God, I think of a family that is dear to me, who suffered with a young man who was schizophrenic.  The young man KNEW he needed help and tried to get it, but there was only one crack to fall through after another.  He used drugs like virtually all mentally ill people who are wandering around to try to self-medicate the pain, but he couldn’t get arrested literally to save his life even when police found all the drugs and drug paraphernalia on him.  Because, after all, the left employs this “logic”

We are now indoctrinating and addicting an entire generation of young people into the use of mind altering substances, and I am simply going to guarantee you that the problems plaguing our society are going to increase beyond stratospherically.

The Democrat-created drug culture WILL be a nightmare.  You watch and enjoy the horror show first on the news, then in your town, then in your home.

But no liberal, no Democrat, is ever going to accept responsibility for the hell they caused.

Which is why we need to ban the damn Democrat Party fast.  The Democrat Party is the party of slavery and the party that fought a vicious war to continue the institution of slavery.  It has been the party of abject evil ever since.  And it needs to be banned something fierce.

If we’re going to start banning, then for God’s sake let’s start banning what truly needs to be banned.

Finally, we have laws against what Nikolas Cruz did.  Did you know that?  It is ILLEGAL to go to a school and start shooting people!  But he did it anyone.  Why on earth does anybody believe that criminals and psychopaths won’t still get guns if some dumbass makes it “illegal”?