So now that a couple days have passed I really feel that I need to address the Gun Control issue that is going to be running on every news headline for the next 2 months. The right to bare arms is just that a right given to the people of this great nation by our founding fathers. Now with that being said… I know what my liberal and anti-gun counter parts are saying to themselves right now ” cant this girl come up with anything better to say”… well it just so happens I can!!!! I’m going to address just that… I am so tried of hearing from everyone that us Pro-gunners have nothing better to say than:
“Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People”
In fact we Pro Gunners have a lot to say…. Now I’m not trying to change anyone’s thoughts on guns… what I am doing however is giving you understanding of why most of you anti-gunners sound so ignorant when speaking on a matter that most of you have no real idea about.. ( no that was not a jab… so calm down already ) so here we go…
1) Gun are used in mass shootings– Why yes yes they are, but guns aren’t the only weapon that has been used to kill a large amount of people… Take September 11th, thousands of people died that horrible day, but it wasn’t from a gun it was from planes, and box cutters. What about the Oklahoma City Bombing.. That was fertilizer and other chemicals… Now let me ask you this why are we not trying to ban Planes, Box Cutters, and Fertilizer? There are very sick people in this world and if they really want to hurt people they will do what ever they can to make that happen, with what ever they can get their hands on!
2) Guns don’t kill people, people kill people– I read a story on Facebook one day, in fact it was a picture of a newspaper article. A man put his gun in a wheelchair, and waited all today, when he came out at the end of the day the gun hadn’t moved…. I love this story because it shows that guns are not truly the enemy, people are the enemy… It takes someone pulling the trigger to fire the gun, just as it takes someone thrusting the knife, or building the bomb to cause the damage. So why are people attacking guns? People attack guns because the country craves something to blame… we are a country of excuses, instead of facts.. We blame video games for our kids being violent, well if that’s the case why do you let your kids play video games, or even better why don’t we just ban them! My point is that by banning guns all we are doing is nothing, these people will find another way to accomplish what they are setting out to do!
3) We need stricter gun laws- Hummmmm this one always makes me laugh… i’m talking roll on the floor holding my stomach laugh…. Have you read President Obama’s proposed “stricter gun laws” its a flat out joke….. For one he wants to have universal background checks- okay you would think this would be a great idea right? Yes/No yes because the citizens that obey the laws would do it, and in Colorado for the most part we have. No because the last time I checked I have never seen a criminal in line at the local gun store waiting for his background check, or even buying it from a private seller…. If a criminal wants a gun he/she will get one WITHOUT doing a background check! The next law that our dear President proposed was lowering the magazine count…. when this law first came into effect, there was a big meeting up in Denver where several of Pueblos finest went up… one of our sheriffs held up two magazines and asked the crowd which one had more… not to anyone’s surprise nobody knew, I bring this point up because most mass shootings the assailant is not just carrying one gun, and he has on a vest that is holding multiple magazines in it… so if we lower the count from 17+1 to 10 they will just carry more mags…. But wait Cortnee what about the banana clips that hold 25… I’m telling you if these people want to kill a lot of people they will find a way, because when they have reached this point in their lives they don’t care if they live or die. So having a mag that holds 17+1 or 25 or even 100 their going to do it regardless of what Obama says… think about that one….Now that last point I want to bring up on Obama’s “stricter gun laws” is the the ban on assault style weapons, once again what difference is it going to make, do you all know how many guns come into this country illegally? If I had to guess I would say Hundreds of Thousand…. so if every gun store in this country stopped selling assault rifles, these assailants would be able to get their hands on them anyway through the black market!
I just read a post just a second ago on one of my anti-gunners Facebook page and it said:
Hey look I can do that to…..but I put up statics
This Facebook post does however bring me to my next point
4) Mental Illness– James Holms, UCC shooter, and the Sandy Hook shooter just to name a few all suffered from mental illness. The guns that they used in these mass attacks were all purchased legally from a gun retailer! Wow Obama how is that universal background check working for you? The fact is that our government should spend the money that they are using to drive this anti-gun/ gun control witch hunt, and put it toward better mental health plans/funding in this country…. most people can not afford to pay for mental health, but if the government figured out how to make it available to the people I bet we just might find a way to bring down the mass shooting rate, with out disarming citizens!
5) Gun Free Zones– This one is my favorite… the reason I say that is because gun free zones are a joke. Almost all mass shooting occur where? Where there is a gun free zone sign! By having that sign up you are saying to this person “hey no one is armed here” imagine what the murder rate would look like if people could have been armed! Our children can’t be protected by people that are armed but our President sure is, really think about that…. what we are saying is that Obama’s life is worth more than our children’s! I’m not saying that every adult on a school campus should be armed (even though I do feel there should be a gun in the office, security should have one, and teachers should have one.. but hey that’s just me) but if there is at lest one gun there would be less blood shed then if there is none!
So with all of that being said President Obama if you want to put restrictions on our gun rights then please disarm your secret service, live in the same fear as us law abiding citizens… put your self out there for the world to see leading by example… when you do this I will then listen to what you have to say on the matter, but until then please at lest do use all a favor and pitch laws that can be enforced by your local police departments….because the ones you came up with are a joke!
So in closing I have added more charts and I have put their links at the bottom