it’s Talking Points with the Founding Fathers…
First let me say my thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her family, and the families of the other victims. I don’t know what I would do if I lost a loved one to such an act or to anything! I cringe at the thought. Please keep them in your prayers.
Now to the Talking Points….
When I read Eugene Robinson’s headline in the Sanford Herald that says, “Gun Control is the only possible response”, I wanted to puke. Yes, throw up. Are you serious? Tell me the last time a gun jumped off a shelf or out of a case and killed someone? Waiting…one…two…How about never?
A gun did not waltz across a grocery store parking lot and commit the massacre in Arizona. No, a deranged evil person did. The gun also didn’t follow Congresswoman Giffords around demanding answers to his/her (let’s not put a gender on the gun!) questions. No, a deranged, evil person did.
What you are not hearing broadcasted in the “mentally deranged” mainstream media is that the Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and other law enforcement knew this person was mentally unstable. And they did nothing about it. It wasn’t the gun. Why didn’t anyone care enough to help him? Surely, family members saw the signs.
And surely, our sheriff would not have been so ignorant to the signs. I can say I believe Carter would have put a tracking device on that madman. He’s done a fairly good job at tracking dead-beat dads and cleaning up crime here in our county. I wanted to clarify that because we have had some disagreements with the sheriff. I can’t fathom Carter saying this blog or any one on the right caused this.
But alas, here’s the left taking advantage of a “crisis you cannot waste”, as Rahm Emmanuel put it so eloquently on several occasions, and attempting to spit on the Constitution again. The second amendment is for all, even those with malcontent on their minds. Prison, unlike the second amendment, is for criminals, like Jared. However, the left would prefer to make us all prisoners to their agenda.
Earth to left: I didn’t pull the trigger. Stop trying to punish this law abiding citizen with your ridiculous reactions.
So Sanford, are you going to host an “exchange your gun for bread” event? Seems it really helped Durham curb the violence! (I’m laughing all the way to the bank on this one.) No, gun control doesn’t do that. Respect for others, for life and believing in something higher that we are accountable to does.
Here is a mixed view of stats from a flyer the Durham County police department put out. Crime is down but the numbers still are staggering!
“Violent crime decreased in Durham by 13 percent in the first nine months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008. Violent crime includes incidents such as robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm, and homicides. In 2009, Durham reported 456 robberies with a firearm, 340 aggravated assaults with a firearm, and 12 homicides by firearm.” http://www.durhampolice.com/psn/sin_brochure.pdf
By the way, I like guns. They sit well in my attic until someone in my family decides to go hunting. Which isn’t often because we’re so freaking busy trying to protect our Creator – given rights to Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from those intent on destroying them.
“Give me liberty, not liability.”