Just Because Charton Heston Knows Moses, Doesn't Mean The NRA Has The Right Answers About Guns.

From Moses To Charlton Heston: The 10 New NRA Bylaws

Let My People Shoot. The Bible Tells me So
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"Moses to Charton Heston: Here's Your New NRA Rules, Partner.

It seems that ever since Moses or was it Charton Hestonand his cold dead hands got involved cold dead finger fame) involvement with the NRA a few decades ago, the commandments (propaganda) that they, the Association have embraced, have convinced their members that they are infallible and righteeous and must use their guns and a lot of them to save the country from any evil the club can create.

The gun has become the symbol of righteousness, without which we would face certain extinction. Just ask LaPierre. His inner chamber of one note, high priced thinkers and ambulance chasing lawyers have become masters of manipulation and deceit that defies reason and common sense. To survive, grow and put more dollars into the gun lobby and gun manufacturers. They have developed a strong base of members who live by the NRA byline of God, Guns and the Country. Oh yeah, God wants more guns. If he had one, he probably would never have turned a cheek.


As we analyze the propaganda, we can’t help but (to use an appropriate expression) “shoot down” some of these pillars of the gun faith.

We citizens are becoming increasingly easy to agitate, easily edged on when we have weapon in our pocket or open carry one legally. How comfortable do you feel sitting next to an obnoxious person with a legal sidearm in his holster? Would you feel better if you had one strapped on? Testosterone does funny things to guys. We won't even get into spousal abuse issues involving firearms. Legal Gun carriers are almost 5 times more likely to threaten someone with a firearm than those who do not carry.

A gun toter is very often an aggressive type. He is more likely to flip someone the bird and … 77% more likely to aggressively follow and intimidate a driver who might have provoked him, even with a simple misunderstanding.

Guns at home invite a higher risk of a homicide, suicide or accidental death from gunshots. If you have guns at home, your kids will find them. Often there is at least one gun that is unlocked. Even if it is unloaded, kids can find and load bullets.

In the case of homeowners who use a gun to ward off an intruder, there is a good chance that the gun will be used aggressively even if matters were brought under control. and the authorities on on their way. Would you shoot a kid for wrapping toilet paper around a tree at Halloween?

The NRA tells us that Americans are more accepting of guns and are buying more .
The fact is that more guns are being sold, but they are being bought by a smaller percentage of the population. The average gun owner is a man . Men account for 80% of the ownership total. They own almost 8 guns each.

Our gun laws are sufficient say many gun guys They say we simply need better enforcement. That’s another standard line that proponents keep shoving down the misinformation pipeline.

Actually, if you can buy weapons legally at a gun show without background checks or other requirements, would you classify that as sufficient? Forty.percent ... that’s right 40% of legal gun sales are between private sellers where no checks are required. It gets better. where do 40% of prison inmates buy their guns? … from private sellers of course. Online gun sellers are also a great source. These are statistics drawn from Police reports and official surveys.


So people, don’t buy the whole NRA propaganda package. Use your noodle. Let common sense prevail. Guns are not the answer, they are the problem. Open your minds to it.

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Aaarrgghhh!, if I hear that tired phrase one more time, I may need a gun.

Here are some interesting clips (compliments of u-tube) that help describe the fanatical approach of some NRA types.They call themselves patriots. Excuse some of the language, especially on the clip from Yeager. Nugent is a riot as well.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/craziest-anti-obama-gun-reactions


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Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Don't get your hopes up that you are going to change a lot of minds here. Making sense doesn't get you very far on this issue. You are right that "We citizens are becoming increasingly easy to agitate, easily edged on " but it seems to be the case whether we're packing or not. We can't seem to have an opinion without being angry about it if not down right abusive. Not the kind of people I really want to see armed.


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Oppeakra 3 years ago from Min, USA

Banning guns will not keep 'bad guys' from hurting people. They are not going to stop because it is illegal to buy a automatic, or semi-automatic gun. There is such thing as black mail. These people who go about killing people normally don't wake up one morning and say 'hey, i am bored, i have an idea! Lets buy a gun, and kill people!' they have been planing on it for years upon years. These people may be insane, but they are not stupid. they have a plan. And yes, guns are inanimate objects, they don't kill people, but people do!

~O'ppy


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History Maven 3 years ago from Arkansas

If the Tutsi minority in Rwanda had been armed with firearms, would the Hutu majority have massacred 800,000 with machetes?

Machetes don't spring up by themselves and kill people. Neither do butcher knives, hatchets, cleavers, screwdrivers, crescent wrenches, rolling pins, hammers, box cutters, hair pins, iron skillets, ice picks, flower pots, shovels, hoes, kaiser blades, sling blades, lead pipes, tire irons, chain saws, axes, broken beer bottles or rocks.

Give one example of any of these inanimate objects murdering someone of their own volition. (And yes, all of these things have been used by a person to take the life of another.)


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Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

A great article! We had in my state of Ky a five year old shoot and fatally wounded his two year old sister. He received his gun on his 5th birhtday. So many lives are destroyed by guns! Tweeted, shared and voted Up ++

Great writing! :)


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

As with anything, including guns, concepts, opinions and acts, when taken to excess, create more problems in our society than we are able to deal with at times. There are areas relating to gun control that indeed do need to be cleaned up and made right. There are areas in society, such as mental illness, and the access to weapons, that also need to be focused upon in order to make life safer for all concerned. When we do this as a people and by exercising our rights as voters and those who make protest to unfair laws, then we will continue not to bog down further in the mire some are purposely enhancing by their political excursions. There are suitable laws to be instituted and to deal with easy access to extreme weaponry. There are mandates that we may accomplish by taking a little more time in preparation and being a fair method in dealing with mental issues in society. We must join together and seek the best for us all, before it is too late. whonu

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