December 23, 2012

It’s Those Damned Guns.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:05 pm

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Once again, it seems that current events have resulted in my lack of attention to the blog. Information and shouting overload. Not surprisingly, it began with the horrible murders in Sandy Hook School, which were mentally and emotionally paralyzing. But those events only marked the beginning of the real crazy stuff.

A few hours after learning about the murders in Connecticut, I found myself wondering how long it would take for the anti-gun crowd to form up and blame guns and not the bad guys who do the killing. It didn’t take long – only an hour or two after the shootings, the screeching commenced for the government to do something!

The “something” almost always takes the form of demanding stricter gun control laws (although, Andrew Cuomo doesn’t rule out “confiscation”). It matters not that bad guys don’t obey gun control laws and that additional laws will do nothing to prevent another villain or nutcase from wreaking havoc with a firearm. By contrast, stricter gun control laws will serve to punish the millions of law-abiding gun owners who have done nothing wrong and will also result in more “gun-free” zones, which are the perfect killing fields for the armed homicidal maniac.

The latest noise centers on “assault weapons” (often mischaracterized as being “automatic” weapons), which are actually semi-automatic rifles (one bullet per trigger pull) that are dressed to look like scary military weapons. There are shouts of “Who needs an assault rifle?” Truth is, I don’t think I need one, but I get very antsy when the government decides what kind of firearms Americans need. After all, who really needs a motorcycle? A fast car? See: Daniel Greenfield, “It’s About Time We had a Serious Discussion About Assault Vehicles.”

Whatever causes a person to enter a school and kill children and teachers is a societal problem, deserving of more rational thought than that evidenced by the deep-thinking Nancy Pelosi when she was blabbing about banning “assault magazines.”

I don’t presume to have the answers to the bedeviling questions surrounding the tragedy that unfolded in Connecticut, but can we all agree that things might have turned out differently if there had been someone armed in that school in a position to put that homicidal animal down? I’m quite sure that the parents of the murdered children wish it would have been so.

11 Comments »

  1. Great Piece!

    Comment by Yabu — December 23, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

  2. A breath of fresh air and common sense in a miasma of misinformed emotional drivel. Too bad you’re preaching to the choir.

    Comment by CenTexTim — December 24, 2012 @ 12:02 am

  3. Our schools should be a safe haven for our children instead of places of fear. With one of my kids still in school I spend far too much time wondering if he’s safe. I asked him straight out if he thought police on campus would be a good idea and he said he’d feel better if they were there. I wish it weren’t so, but that’s just how it is.

    Sadly, we did not have our apocalypse on Friday, so we can’t just start over. But I think this is just as good a time as any to regroup and start making our children our priority again.

    And on that happy note, Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Da Goddess — December 24, 2012 @ 2:27 am

  4. I agree, but unfortunaetly you are probably speaking to the choir.

    Anyway, have a Merry Christmas!

    Comment by bogie — December 24, 2012 @ 8:01 am

  5. [...] Jimbo weighs in here. [...]

    Pingback by Anti Gun Whackos | Bad Bad Juju — December 24, 2012 @ 10:03 am

  6. Note to Andrew Cuomo – you want to confiscate my guns, come on over to my place and get them. Just you, alone. Bitch.

    Comment by diamond dave — December 24, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  7. Jimbo…
    Choir member Dudley1 says in our convoluted society we have armed guards at our airports, city halls, banks, certain night clubs & social events to name just a few but armed guards to protect our children is met with hostility , anger & derision by the leftwingers. My question is WHY? Apparently they are so traumatized by the very mention of a gun , they would prefer children be in peril & even end up dead then to be protected & safe.
    I will never understand the stupidity of the anti gun crowd in there steadfast belief it is the evil gun rather then the criminal or lunatic who is pulling the trigger as being the problem. Case in point being the latest episode which happened to be orchestrated & committed by a 20 year old mentally disturbed goth follower.
    Later information proved this individual to be so mentally disturbed a gun dealer refused to sell him a weapon so the kid stole his mothers weapons & killed her in order to commit this crime.
    Turns out the Mother had been trying to help this kid for years & finally realized she could no longer maintain control over him & was petitioning the court to gain control over him legally to institutionalize the very sick & disturbed youth.
    No doubt we do need some action to address this issue of copycat shootings but gun control imposed on law abiding citizens is not the answer.
    The best points which come to my mind are to protect our children with trained & armed guards while restricting access thru control points into the schools as step one.
    A second but very important thought is to stop the sensationalism of these shootings which only serve to encourage copycat action by these mentally defective lunatics who think going out in a blaze of glory will cement their legacy.
    Every liberal media outlet dominates their programming with coverage of these tragic events for days on end in attempts to promote an anti gun agenda.I personally feel they are helping to perpetuate this type of crime ….not intentionally but are fostering it non the less.

    Damn! anyway enough sadness…..May these innocent victims rest in peace with God, May their families cope with the grief & loss & with wisdom may our society finally do something to address the real causes for this type of crime.
    To all of the cast here …Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & say a special prayer for the latest victims of societal madness.

    Comment by dudley1 — December 24, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

  8. There are a couple issues going on here, in my mind. One, our children need better protection. They are sitting ducks to the mentally ill. I am sick for those parents. I cannot comprehend waking up the next morning and attempting to live if something like that happened to one of my children.

    Two, we have not been doing enough for our mentally ill for too long now. There is a great piece that a woman wrote soon after the murders called, ‘I am Adam Lanza’s Mother’. Google it. She talks about the struggles she has had with a very mentally ill 13 year old, one she knows is capable of killing not only her, but his siblings as well. How scary that the younger children in that home have an escape and hide plan? She talks about how you cannot have your child institutionalized. Her best hope is that one day, she can get him charged with a crime where he will go to PRISON. Evidently, that’s what we do with our prisons now, we house the mentally ill.

    The Republicans didn’t want to spend the money anymore and the Democrats thought it was against personal rights to lock someone up due to mental illness.

    So this horrible situation will continue to repeat itself because the problem is not really the guns… it is the people who obtain them. And with the internet and the ability to figure out how to make explosive devices (think Timothy McVeigh), outlawing guns is not going to solve the problem.

    Comment by Bou — December 24, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

  9. Bubba Clinton,the statesman with pants around his ankles,proposed police in schools .That was a brilliant idea unlike when the NRA proposed it last week .That was foolish .Senators Feinstein and Schumer are screaming for control and banns .Each one of these repugnant creatures has carried a concealed weapon .The politicians are always exempt from the laws they enact .The left’s hypocrisy is something to behold . Merry Christmas .Reindeer droppings to all the libs .

    Comment by john — December 24, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

  10. Adam Lanza was a sick, unstable, ticking time bomb that should have been better handled by his family than he was. He was homicidal, he was a sociopath, there is even evidence he may have been ae f’d up Satan worshiper. He was many things, but he was not a goth. Please stop immediately equating these nut jobs with a culture that generally abhors this sort of violence and wants nothing to do with those of that bent, especially the devil crap. Every time something like this happens, people start dropping the goth bomb as a catch-all reason for this crap. I haven’t seen one picture of him that would indicate he had any goth leanings what so ever. He seemed to have a peculiar liking for polo shirts and khaki pants from what I’ve seen. I haven’t heard anyone running around calling him a Satanic preppy killer. Give it a rest, already.
    Gregor
    Gun owner
    Conservative
    Tea Party Member
    Goth

    Comment by gregor — December 26, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

  11. Gregor…..Sorry if the description bothers you portraying Adam as a Goth! I reGoogled Adams connection with being a Goth & found references from people denying he was a Goth follower but his neighbors, friends& classmates all have said he at least was a follower.
    What is important is he was indeed a mental case, had been medicated for years & should have been institutionalized while a teenager for the good of society.
    Dudley1
    Gun owner
    Conservative
    Tea Party Supporter
    VSP….”Very Swell Person”

    Comment by dudley1 — December 27, 2012 @ 11:30 am

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