Gun Control Is a Democrat Distraction and a Political Busy Box [F1 838]
Gun control the 2018 mid term election democrat political platform
Children, school children, and illegal alien children are the democrats way to try and have some sort of platform for the 2018 mid term election.
The problem is these issues existed even when the democrats had control of congress and the presidency. Yet, they did nothing!
What does the word Reasonable mean when applied to Gun Control
The distraction by the left continues with gun control. They now want to use the word Reasonable to apply to Gun Control.
First off, using the word reasonable makes it a subjective rather than factual realm. What may be reasonable to democrats and others on the left may not be reasonable to law abiding gun owners.
- Hp suggests providing facts, figures, and statistics but reasonable doesn't comport in those terms.
I could give the number off gun owners, and even numbers of guns but those numbers wouldn't be facts. They would be estimates based on extrapolation of the number of guns and gun owners that are registered.
- A 2012 Congressional Research Service report published exactly one month before the Sandy Hook school shooting put the number of civilian firearms at 242 million in 1996, 259 million in 2000, and 310 million as of 2009.
- If that 310 million number is correct, it means that the first year of Barack Obama's presidency was an inflection point: It marked the first time that the number of firearms in circulation surpassed the total U.S. population.
Adding up new guns and imports less the gun exports, in 2013 there were 317 million gun owners, and about 357 million firearms in the U.S.
Suicide is the single biggest reason of deaths caused by guns
.In 2012, 64%, of deaths from firearm violence were suicides, compared to 57% of deaths in 2006.
We have had Gun Control for decades, and we have even had these controls tighten. The problem is that they want more and more and that is where Reasonable loses its meaning.
Gun Control is not as effective as People Control
The gun deaths by suicide clearly points to the person rather than the means. Yet, the gun control people with their gun control and more gun control don't affect the major cause of gun deaths.
Is it really reasonable to restrict 317 million people for the acts of people that have mental problems that end in suicide, or even attempted suicide. How does the current or suggested gun control regulations deal with them?
The other 36% of gun deaths are from criminals using guns to commit crimes, including mass shootings. And we have laws against these crimes.
2003 - 2012 -- ten years
- 300,659 deaths from firearm violence —
- 30,065 deaths per year on the average.
- That means every year0.00946372% of the 317 million people in the country. every year.
Why did I use the total population rather than the number of gun owners? That is because gun control affects the entire population. Eventually children will grow up but the laws will still be their controlling gun ownership.
I have said that the left is really after the removal of all guns from private citizens. And they are using the death of guns by a thousand cuts. Every time someone calls them on their ultimate goal of gun confiscation they immediately throw out the Red Herring.
Remember, when president Obama told us about Obamacare. Would people have accepted Obamacare if they knew they could lose their current doctor, or their current health plan. They said that Obamacare was reasonable and necessary, but the results of Obamacare were the opposite.
While pushing for more and more gun control, they don't look back and see why the long existence of current gun control has failed, or did it fail.
More importantly, how does more gun control make the country safer?
Law Enforcement Failure
The gun control people ignore the failures of Law Enforcement both Federal and Local.
Parkland is a perfect example.
Both the FBI and the Broward Sheriff department failed. And their failures can be tied to the loss of life and injuries at the school. But, gun control advocates point the finger at the NRA which has no duty similar to law enforcement.
The Real Issue the Real Terrorists
Gun Control is a Political BusyBox
Every time there is a mass shooting, the same old gun control scenarios keep coming back into the media. The democrats come out in force, and once again the gun control becomes the focus of their attention.
And of course, the only new wrinkle on the gun control issue is that now, it is tied to president Donald Trump as well.
It is almost as if, the name Trump is synonymous with Winchester, or Colt or some other gun name manufacturer. The gun control issue is as old as the Abortion and Right to Life issues. Maybe even longer than that.
Neither of these issues has been satisfactorily solved, and neither can be solved. Both of these issues are social issues, yes, social issues. Because it deals with the goals and desires of humans.
Which of these issues can be solved by mere mortals in the US government?
The Federal Government and Abortion
The federal government is not equipped to actually solve social issues, and that is why they keep rolling around like a grenade with the pin out looking for a place to explode.
We had the abortion and right to life issue dominate a lot of the 2016 presidential election, and it even continued in the Trump presidency. These were not solvable issues, but they were useful for the democrats to attach them to Trump. Politicians of both parties have for several decades been trashing these issues to no avail.
But attaching them to Trump gives the democrats a reason to say Trump isn't doing anything about these issues. But, they excuse themselves from their failure of not doing anything in the last several decades, by just making it a problem for president Trump.
In 2009-2011 the democrats had a super majority in congress, and a democrat president. They could have passed anything because of it. Yet, they didn't do anything on gun control. Now, in 2018 they want the same gun controls that they chose to ignore back then.
It is not like there weren't mass shootings in 2009-2011 because there were enough that occurred then. But, apparently not enough for the democrats to start writing some of their own gun control laws. Had they done that then, today we would know one way or another whether gun control was a solution.
Gun deaths and Climate Change
Gun Deaths and Climate Change
This year both Gun deaths and Climate Change are in the focus of the democrats, and of course their allies the cable news media.
What is the connection between Gun Deaths and Climate Change? They both have an effect on the people, they are both alleged to be a problem. And their proponents also claim that they have a solution to these problems.
For gun deaths, the proposed solution is an aggressive tightening of guns through gun control laws. Yes, the same ones that the democrats chose not to write in 2009-2011.
For Climate Change people, the proposed solution is based on their theory that it is man that has turned the tide of the climate, so that it become a giant weapon against the Earth.
What is also common between Guns and Climate is that their proponents think they can actually reverse and control the situations.
But they base it on false reasoning, in that while they really don't know the root cause of the problems. They can come up with their best guess, implement it, and that will start the reversal process.
Prohibiting Alcohol is much easier than prohibiting guns
The government even with a constitutional amendment couldn't successfully prohibit Alcohol. And guns have a amendment that says we have the right to own and use guns. If you think that Alcohol was impossible to take away from the people, than that would be easy compared to take away guns.
The liberals say they don't want to take away our guns, but listen to the arguments they make and you can see the real goal.
Once again, I fall back on Alcohol as an example that predicts the failure of either of these issues as being solvable.
Alcohol has not been under the control of humans, neither private or government. The government can only make laws they think will resolve the issue. They tried this with a constitutional amendment for Alcohol, it failed. Most of the country broke the federal and any law that prohibited or reduced their ability to drink alcohol.
MADD is a private organization that inspired many laws to increase the penalty for drunk driving, including making DUI where a death has occurred into a homicide instead of gross negligence. Today, people are still driving under the influence and people are still dying from drunk drivers.
While Cancer isn't a social issue, it is also one that has not been solved for more than a hundred years. Even technical advancements and research on cancer have not produced a cure. The best they we have today is very sophisticated surgeries that can cut out the cancer, or long term and expensive drug and other treatments.
Tobacco is yet another killer that goes unprosecuted, and even though we know how deadly and unhealthy it is we let politics rule. Why, because the southern states make money off of tobacco. Unlike Marijuana which anyone can grow themselves and only the criminals making money on this. This is starting to change across the country as some states have decriminalized, and even made MJ legal. Yet, the federal government still classifies it as a number one Narcotic.
Gun control is a political busy box, much like the busy box where on both sides of a sheet of paper, it states Please Turn Over.
Can you now visualize this busy box when applied to gun control, climate change and others?
Gun control doesn't mean gun violence or gun deaths will diminish much less stop. It is a pacifier, to believe that there is a solution where none exists.
In the last 18 years, there have been 39 mass shootings, causing less than 400 deaths, and less than 400 injuries. The US has over 320 million people, and not all of them are sane, especially the 100 senators, and 435 representatives in the US Congress.
It was interesting to note, that when the Republicans playing ball got shot at, the gun control issue was not involved. I guess, that democrats don't think shooting Republicans is a public threat of any concern.
While we are being distracted by social issues including guns, we are taking our focus off the biggest threat of the century, the Real Terrorists. These Terrorists have shown how they are patient, how they are proactive in their methods of attack, and how they will let us do their job of terrorism.