By: Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots
So, the question now becomes, as it always does, will more laws prevent the next mass murder event from taking place, and to find an answer we must look at the responses to such horrific events. Liberals have a set agenda and a large part of that agenda is to eliminate the Second Amendment. Liberals no longer care to give time for families to grieve the loss of loved ones, and have taken over the past decade to immediately before the smoke even clears, make mass murders in public places political.
Instead, they blame the guns.
Since at least 1991, and the shooting at Luby’s in Killeen, Texas, liberals have consistently blamed the gun and their answer is always more anti-gun laws because anti-gun is liberal cover for anti-Second Amendment.
Liberals want to make it harder for people to purchase guns, but we already have background checks and waiting periods for most gun purchases. We already have laws preventing felons from purchasing or being in possession of guns. Are those laws working to prevent murderous criminals from possessing guns? No. While such laws inhibit law-abiding citizens from gun ownership, criminals don’t care about laws. More to the point, law-abiding citizens don’t carry in “Gun-Free Zones.” Criminals do.
Liberals also make a habit of denouncing certain guns or magazines before the smoke clears, often calling an AR-15 a “weapon of war.” The AR style rifle fires a .223 round and if you ask any combat veteran if such a gun is a weapon of war, they will simply laugh at you. Liberals also want you to believe that an AR-15 is the same as an automatic weapon, but clearly it isn’t. An AR-15 will only fire as fast as you can repeatedly pull the trigger, while a true weapon of war, the M-4 will fire in burst or full-auto mode simply by holding the trigger back. That’s a substantial difference. Liberals use “assault rifle” as a catch-all phrase and hope you don’t know the difference, but the definition of an “assault rifle” is “a military firearm that is chambered for ammunition of reduced size or propellant charge and that has the capacity to switch between semiautomatic and fully automatic fire.” That is not an AR-15.
Full-auto firearms are legal, they are very difficult to get, and even with a Federal Firearms License (FFL) certain specific criteria must be met. For a non-FFL holder only old machine guns (over 35 years old) may be purchased and the cost will set you back roughly $15,000, plus you’ll have to wait a year or more for the transfer via an ATF Form 4. To be clear, fully automatics are not being used by the ilk of shooters such as the one at Robb Elementary School.
So, what sort of guns are the most often used in murderous rampages? In the majority of mass shootings 56% of the murderers use a handgun. In fact, in only 13% of such rampages is a rifle used. If criminals adhered to the law, and a law was passed to ban AR-15’s, it would only prevent 13% of all mass murders. Next, we need to look at homicides as a whole, and there we find that only 0.1% of all homicides are mass shootings. Liberals would also have you believe that mass shootings are nearly exclusively an American issue, but that too is false. While the U.S. accounts for 4.6% of the world population, only 1.43% of all mass shootings worldwide are committed in the U.S.
Here’s another fact liberals don’t want you to know about...as per the Pew Research Center gun related murder numbers in the U.S. are lower today than in the 1970s. There were 4.6 gun murders per 100,000 people in 2017, far below the 6.2 recorded in 1976, and mass public shootings are the rarest of all gun related murders.
Finally, liberals blame the Second Amendment and there is a distinct reason for that part of their agenda. It becomes very problematic for a tyrannical government to rule over the people if the people are armed. On the other hand, an unarmed populous is an easy target. It’s not that liberals don’t know that, it’s that they do know it and that’s exactly why they take immediate advantage of people’s raw emotions in the aftermath of a tragic event like a mass public shooting to try and advance their unconstitutional agenda, not to protect people’s lives, but to enhance their power over the people.
Eighteenth century criminologist Cesare Beccaria said of laws meant to disarm the public, “They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Thomas Jefferson said of the right to keep and bear arms, "I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery," and in his First Annual Address to both Houses of Congress in 1790, a year before the Second Amendment was ratified, George Washington said, "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."
Brought about by Obama’s championing of criminals over the police, in concert with “Gun Free Zones,” hesitancy by law enforcement to act quickly and decisively due to manufactured public outrage and liberal policies that place said outrage and criminal behavior above law and order values, what we have here btoday is not a gun problem, but a discipline problem…a societal problem…and neither legislation nor more liberal policies can fix the problems liberals and their policies have created.
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