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The farce of gun control


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A few days ago liberal and media panties were all wadded up because Drudge posted a picture that supposedly compared our fearless leader to Stalin and Hitler, something I have zero problem with, and here’s why?

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.-Joseph Stalin

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so. Indeed I would go so far as to say that the underdog is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order.”- Adolf Hitler

Now, is Obama a Soviet mass murderer and tyrant or someone who is going to murder over six million people because of their religion, no. but, the similarities in philosophies regarding guns cannot be ignored. Anyone who disagrees with this needs to ask themselves why our government wants to eliminate our constitutional right to own guns when they know it has a history of being nothing more than an ineffective tool of tyrants.

And, they need to ask themselves this question with the understanding that the president himself, by his own admission, knows that guns prevent or deter violence more than they cause it.

Honestly, why does Obama think guns are OK for him but not citizens? This isn’t exactly leveling the field, is it?

During an ABC Nightline interview broadcast on December 26 yet recorded before the Sandy Hook shooting, Obama said one of the benefits of his re-election was the ability “to have men with guns around at all times,” in order to protect his daughters.

Again, why would a president who seems driven to disarm Americans feel that his daughter’s will be safer if they have armed guards? Simple, because evidence and common sense says they will be.

Gary Kleck, Ph.D.a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee and author of “Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America” (Aldine de Gruyter, 1991), a book widely cited in the national gun-control debate, conducted a National Self- Defense Survey with his colleague Dr. Marc Gertz.

The results of the survey indicated that American civilians use their legal firearms as often as 2.5 million times every year defending against a confrontation with a criminal, and that handguns alone account for up to 1.9 million defenses per year.

Professor John R. Lott, Jr. also conducted a study, with David Mustard, a graduate student in economics at the University of Chicago that analyzed the FBI’s crime statistics for all 3,054 American counties from 1977 to 1992. The study’s most conservative estimates show that by adopting shall-issue laws, states reduced murders by 8.5%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7%, and robbery by 3%. If those states that did not permit concealed handguns in 1992 had permitted them back then, citizens might have been spared approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults and 12,000 robberies. To put it even more simply Criminals, [the study found], respond rationally to deterrence threats.

Studies are one thing but does reality bear the results of this study out? Underreported stories of how guns prevented or stopped criminals, people who often disregard all laws regarding the acquisition of guns, seems to suggest it does.

(h/t Naked Law)

1. Marine opens fire in apartment parking lot

An Oklahoma City marine who was on leave suddenly began opening fire in the parking lot of his apartment complex late last year. Witnesses said he originally tried to go into the apartment complex’s main office, but after employees locked him out, he started to fire his gun in the parking lot. As he was firing, another citizen with a concealed handgun came around the corner and ordered him to drop his weapon. It worked and no one was hurt.

2. Restaurant owner shoots, kills armed robbers

Just a few short days ago, 2 suspects walked into a restaurant to order food. When the employee opened the register, one of the men pulled a handgun and threatened the employees. The suspect then reached over the counter and grabbed the money. He then turned and pointed the gun toward the owner of the restaurant who was sitting at a table in the middle of the restaurant. The owner pulled out his own gun, shot the criminal in the chest, and killed him.

3. Man killed in attempted robbery

In November 2009, career criminal Kevin Duane Dudley walked into an Alabama business with a sawed-off shotgun to commit armed robbery. Thankfully, some shoppers were able to distract Dudley long off for the owner of the store to retrieve his gun and defend himself. The owner ended up shooting and killing the criminal. Dudley had been tied to several other robberies in the area as well as a recent murder.

4. Two armed robbers get shot during home invasion

When two masked men with guns broke into his home and pointed their weapons at one of the residents, Cody Buckler immediately took action. He retrieved his gun from upstairs and began shooting at the criminals. The crooks fled the scene, leaving a trail of blood behind them. The criminals were eventually apprehended.

5. Mass shooting stopped by armed volunteer security guard

In December 2007, Matthew Murray pledged he wanted to kill as many Christians as he could. The 24-year-old went to New Life Church in Colorado Springs and opened fire, killing 4 people in the process. Thankfully, an armed security guard was able to get his her weapon and shoot Murray several times, stopping him from killing any others. However, in the end, it was Murray’s own self-inflicted gunshot that ended up killing him.

6. School shooter stopped by armed college students

In 2002, a shooting at Appalachian School of Law left 3 people dead. However, the shooter was stopped before he could kill any more people. Thankfully, 2 students were able to run to their cars, get their guns, and use their weapons to halt the rampage.

7. Grandma stops intruder

When 69-year-old Ethel Jones heard her doors rattling at 3 a.m., she grabbed her gun from underneath the pillow next to her. She ended up finding an intruder inside her bedroom, forcing her to shoot the teen in the abdomen. The teenager survived and faced charges of second-degree burglary.

8. Pizza Hut delivery driver says his gun saved his life

An unnamed Pizza Hut delivery driver started carrying a legal concealed handgun to work after being robbed twice in the last 2 years. Just last week, he was robbed by 2 armed men inside the restaurant. The men pistol whipped him and as they started to lift the driver’s shirt exposing his gun, the worker pulled out his weapon and opened fire. He said he had no other choice but to act and save his life.

So, why are these and thousands of similar stories not given the attention they deserve?

“Gun control proponents want legislation that will restrict access to firearms. The rationale for such legislation is to reduce accidental shootings and the criminal use of guns against people. But if harm reduction is the goal, policymakers should pause to consider how many crimes–murders, rapes, assaults, robberies–are thwarted by ordinary persons who were fortunate enough to have access to a gun. Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to play down how often such events take place.”

Obama, Biden, Hollywood, and the media can exploit tragedies toward a political end they already had in sight all they want but they cannot deny the fact that thousands of tragedies have been prevented by the defensive use of guns. For more information and crime specifics, click here for an interactive map of defensive gun use in action.

Read more from James Alfred here.

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