ANOTHER HORRIFIC SHOOTING, ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO DISARM LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AND MAKE THEM INTO POTENTIAL VICTIMS PLEADING FOR AN AUTHORITARIAN STATE
Once again, we find a deranged, disaffected, dysfunctional individual committing a horrific act against children – an act of pure evil that transcends sex, gender, political ideology, and cultural adaptation, all of which may have influenced their actions but are almost irrelevant to the discussion.
You cannot control the egregious actions of criminals, crazies, or terrorists. One, they will use any method to perpetrate their dastardly deeds. Two, they neither respect nor follow the law. And three, miscreants will always find ways to obtain or manufacture weapons, whether legal or not.
You have a God-Given right to personal self-defense and the defense of your immediate family or those immediately imperiled.
The operative rationale is that you must have a genuine, cognizable, clearly defensible good-faith belief and fear that your life or that of another individual is in mortal danger, and the risk of not acting has a significant probability of creating a fatality. Your rights do not generally extend to the protection of property or intangibles unless you are directly threatened in an attack.
It is absurd, nonsensical, and immoral to strip law-abiding citizens of their God-given and Constitutionally-affirmed right to own and bear arms.
Gun control is not the equivalent of crime control, and there have been and will continue to be, deranged individuals who impulsively or premeditatively desire to kill or harm others.
Political types have promoted gun control as a public health issue divorced from their power politics. Protecting and perpetuating the power of the ruling class, and, secondarily, forcing the citizenry to rely on the government for their general protection is their true objective.
- The acid test: Exactly what law could we pass that would have stopped the tragedy in Nashville and elsewhere? Murder is illegal. Most states have stringent gun control rules that don't work, especially in progressive communist democrat-governed inner cities. Even the death penalty is not a deterrent. So I ask you, what law would be effective?
Even the Department of Justice knows the truth…
Target audience: Congressional representatives and staff; State and local legislators; Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials; criminal justice practitioners and researchers; advocacy groups; State and local government officials.
Key findings: The authors, using a variety of national and local data sources, examined market trends— prices, production, and thefts—for the banned weapons and close substitutes before estimating potential ban effects and their consequences.
Key issues: Although the weapons banned by this legislation were used only rarely in gun crimes before the ban, supporters felt that these weapons posed a threat to public safety because they are capable of firing many shots rapidly. They argued that these characteristics enhance offenders’ ability to kill and wound more persons and to inflict multiple wounds on each victim so that a decrease in their use would reduce the fatality rate of gun attacks.
Consequences of assault weapons use
A central argument for special regulation of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines is that they facilitate the rapid firing of high numbers of shots, which allows offenders to inflict more wounds on more persons in a short period of time, thereby increasing the expected number of injuries and deaths per criminal use.
The study examined trends in the following consequences of gun use: gun murders, victims per gun homicide incident, wounds per gunshot victim, and, to a lesser extent, gun murders of police.
There were several reasons to expect, at best, a modest ban effect on criminal gun injuries and deaths.
First, studies before the ban generally found that between less than 1 and 8 percent of gun crimes involved assault weapons, depending on the specific definition and data source used. Although limited evidence suggests that semiautomatics equipped with large-capacity magazines are used in 20 to 25 percent of these gun crimes, it is not clear how often large-capacity magazines actually turn a gun attack into a gun murder.
Second, offenders could replace the banned guns with legal substitutes or other unbanned semiautomatic weapons to commit their crimes.
[OCS: This is the crux of the phony research that claims certain laws are effective. The truth is that the miscreants no longer use banned guns in column A and switch to permitted guns in column B. This is not a victory for those promoting laws featuring column A -- dead is dead, no matter what weapon was used!
Yes, people agree that "something needs to be done," but they never agree on what that something might be.]
Third, the schedule for this study set out in the legislation limited the power of the statistical analyses to detect worthwhile ban effects that may have occurred. Given the limited use of the banned guns and magazines in gun crimes, even the maximum theoretically achievable preventive effect of the ban on outcomes such as the gun murder rate is almost certainly too small to detect statistically because the congressionally mandated timeframe for the study effectively limited post-ban data collection to, at most, 24 months (and only 1 calendar year for annual data series). <Source>
You cannot trust a corrupt government whose primary goal is to seize and maintain perpetual power. Ignore the progressive communist democrat narrative storytelling that accompanies all mass shootings -- ignoring inconvenient facts as they fashion their tale of victimhood.
Ask yourself why government buildings need to be protected but schools, for the most part, remain wide open. Doesn't the local government own most of them?
The police do not have a legal duty to protect any person not in their immediate custody and under restraint or arrest. Thus, they cannot be everywhere they are needed when required, and you are at the mercy of criminals, crazies, and terrorists.
The unavoidable truth is that mental health is the root cause of gun violence, not the availability of firearms. More attention should be given to identifying and treating mental health issues to prevent mass shootings and other gun-related crimes. This includes the desensitization effects of video games and the lack of empathy that comes from replacing human contact with electronic devices.
It is also a fact that the progressive communist democrats refuse to recognize gender dysphoria, where a person experiences a disconnect between their gender identity and their biological sex causing significant distress and discomfort, as a mental illness because their victimhood is part of a narrative to advance their revolutionary agenda.
In the final analysis, shit happens, and those not prepared to defend their life are at the mercy of another – in which case, you are screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS