Americans seem to be obsessed with guns and “safety,” so I have a few questions…
Many thousands of Americans are killed or injured in automobile crashes of one kind or another. Many are deliberately murdered using vehicles of some kind. A few use a vehicle to commit suicide as well.
So, in the interest of saving those lives and making everyone safer… shall we talk about banning all the automobiles and trucks commonly involved, with ever greater restrictions on who owns and drives the few left?
Thousands of people, including children, are murdered, injured and commit suicide using a vast array of tools and substances each day. The tools and substances are, of course, inanimate and can do nothing on their own, but it seems most people find it easier to blame the inanimate object than the people involved.
How many people drown each year? How many are injured? How many people are murdered or commit suicide with water, one way or another?
Shall we, as a people, then seek to eliminate all the tools and water on the planet, just to keep those folks “safe?” You say, “that’s impossible”! And besides, water and tools play a much larger role in our lives than just murder and suicide, don’t they?
Yes indeed. All tools serve multiple purposes, and only the action of the person using them determines whether they are used for good or evil. Accidents are not caused by the material things involved, but by the people who hold and use them.
So, why do you suppose that so much effort and emotion is concentrated on the demonization and elimination of guns in private hands? Guns are used in only a small number (compared to the overall number of deaths and injury by any other means) of suicides, murders and deliberate evil – if you don’t count all of the wars, murder and maiming done with them by the government itself, of course.
The dirty little secret that the government overlords want badly to hide from as many of you as possible is the fact that the gun, properly used, is the most effective means of protecting yourself and your loved ones, your community, from those who would use ANY tool or method to harm you.
And those who want very much to be able to render you helpless to defend yourself, from them or anyone else, do not want you to even think about the fact that it is as impossible to eliminate guns as it would be to eliminate water or every other dangerous tool. The best they can do is to make such ownership or use so difficult and dangerous that only those who have an overriding desire to harm others – the criminals – will continue to have guns. And yes, I include the armed government agents and employees among those criminals.
Just how can anyone see the government as being the least concerned with their safety when that very government is perfectly willing to injure and murder any number of them for a vast and growing array of reasons, let alone having the most effective tools available to defend themselves?
Who owns your life? Who or what is actually in control of that life? Who or what actually has legitimate authority over your life and choices?
The ONLY reason anyone wants to prevent you from owning guns, the most effective tool for self defense, is that they have every intention of doing things to you that you would not allow if you were able to resist them. All criminals prefer helpless victims.
Think about that.