“What is a moderate interpretation of the Constitution? Halfway between what it says and what you want it to say?”—Justice Antonin Scalia.
Murder is a crime, no matter the method. Timothy McVeigh didn’t use a gun; and neither did the 9/11 hijackers.
There is no such thing as an “assault weapon.” If so, define it and then I’ll refute it.
Assault is a crime. Aggravated assault is a crime involving a weapon. Be it a bat, bottle or Bushmaster.
Fast and Furious was a government program that armed violent drug cartels with the very guns that the left is trying to ban here. This program was responsible for the death of close to 400 Mexicans and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Contrary to many news reports, it was not a botched program. The only thing unintended about this program was that it was discovered that WE armed murderers and it was going to be used to sway public opinion on the 2nd amendment.
Katie Pavlich, news editor of Townhall.com chronicled in a New York Times bestselling book of the same name the scandal in great detail. She also pointed out the utter hypocrisy of the left regarding guns and the 2nd amendment.
In her book, Pavlich wrote, Ch. 6 Pg. 84:
“Like the New York Times and the Washington Post, the explicitly liberal media treated the Fast and Furious story as the left magazine Mother Jones did, calling it ‘one of the right’s latest conspiracy theories.’
The left wing news blog Talking Points Memo called the connection between Fast and Furious and the Obama administration’s gun-control agenda ‘outlandish.’ The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart called it ‘f*****g crazy.’
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said the coverage of Fast and Furious was a result of ‘the insane paranoid message from the NRA.’ The George Soros funded Media Matters for America called it ‘hysterical rhetoric.’ Chris Matthews said that those who deemed Fast and Furious worthy of investigation were ‘another strain of the crazy far right.’”
This is a far cry from the rhetoric we are hearing from many of these same ideologues today. The media has become an enemy of the state, so in reaction to this let’s modify the 1st amendment. You can only report news, no editorials. How many are for that?
Ft. Hood is never mentioned in the list of mass shootings. Why is that? It doesn’t fit the Administration narrative.
First, Obama would have to admit it was an act of terrorism, which it was. Nadal Hasan had “Sons of Allah” on his business cards yet political correctness and leftist policy didn’t allow questioning. Secondly, Obama would also have to admit that “Gun Free Zones” don’t work. You can’t find a more secure place than a military base on U.S. soil. Imagine that, criminals and terrorists don’t follow laws.
The truth is politicians won’t acknowledge the answer to mass shootings, so the contrived “solution” is to shred the Constitution.
Mass shootings occur in “Gun Free Zones” where the shooter can feel unafraid of retaliation. Want to stop them? Abolish “Gun Free Zones”.
“Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children," …
"We're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics." – Barack Obama
What Obama doesn’t tell you is that a permit holder stopped the Oregon criminal. As an aside, police officers and carry permit holders are convicted of gun crime at the same rate.
If we trust police officers, why not permit holders who are just as responsible?
Compare what this President said about a crime to what another President said:
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – Ronald Reagan
Dianne Feinstein (D – CA) promised to introduce gun control legislation immediately following the Christmas Senate recess. The same woman who said:
"Less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer. And the bomb didn't detonate. [...] I was very lucky.
But, I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home. [...] And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel.
I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me."
Okay for thee but not for we, Senator?
It is not enough for you to understand this, get your neighbors to understand it as well. The same uninformed sheep that voted twice for Obama are easily fooled and manipulated.
This administration failed with Fast and Furious, so they are trying a different approach; tugging on the heartstrings of the American people because instead of Mexicans and border agents, this time it was children.
Whether it is done with a gun or a bomb or an airliner, warped individuals will find a way to kill. No legislation will prevent it.