When You Assume
Surprise, Surprise Those Responsible for Gun Violence are NOT Whom You May Have Been Led to Believe
The rebuttal continues with the claim that both boys admired Tim McVeigh, therefore, the idea that the boys were liberal and registered Democrats is questionable. First of all, no one has claimed that the shooters themselves were registered Democrats and progressive liberals.
In an article written by M Styborski for humidcity.com with the Headline: Absolute, Undeniable, Verifiable PROOF That All Mass-Shooters Are Democrats followed by the lead That headline should bring in the folks on the fence and certainly grab the attention of the faithful. It is also complete bullshit that was published on May 31, 2014 claims that there is no proof that any of the mass shooters were registered Democrats.
Is this the truth? I search the article and I found no links to resources that shows that the author did any research on the subject. It just looks like it is just his opinion. He may be right and again he may be wrong on his analysis. There differently need to be more research on the subject matter.
In the author's rebuttal of the following statement Columbine Shooters – Too young to vote – both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals, the writer made the point that it was true that Harris and Klebold were too young to vote. M Styborski continues to point out that they lived in Littleton an affluent, conservative suburb of Denver, Littleton. Harris’ father was a retired Air Force pilot and Eric desired to join the Marines. The rebuttal continues with the claim that both boys admired Tim McVeigh, therefore, the idea that the boys were liberal and registered Democrats is questionable. First of all, no one has claimed that the shooters themselves were registered Democrats and progressive liberals.
I read the transcript of Eric Harris' journal and website and I did not find any mention of Tim McVeigh or any mention that he considered himself to be a conservative.
Is the fact that the Columbine Shooters lived in an affluent, conservative suburb of Denver and that Eric Harris' father was a retired Air Force pilot and Eric had expressed a desire to join the Marines proof that they themselves were conservative? Also, were both of the boys really admirers of Tim McVeigh? I printed a copy of Eric Harris' journal entries and website entries to see if he actually said he was a conservative and see if he, at least, was an admirer of Tim McVeigh.
I read the transcript of Eric Harris' journal and website and I did not find any mention of Tim McVeigh or any mention that he considered himself to be a conservative. I did find a lot of angry ranting in his journal especially against society. He also mentioned the wealthy in his school that he believed that they thought they were better than him because they were rich. I thought he came from a wealthy neighborhood and therefore must be a conservative? Just because a neighborhood is considered wealthy does not mean that everyone in that neighborhood is wealthy. You could have families that are super rich and those who are dirt poor. Also, ideologies do not always adhere to certain economic demographics.
It appears that the actual tapes have mysteriously disappeared. Why? Could it be that they don't line up with the popular Anti-2nd Amendment/More "Gun-Control" Activists narrative of who are the culprits of these mass shooters? I'm not saying categorically that this is the reason why these tapes have disappeared. I'm just asking.
In April 2009, Professor Aubrey Immelman, PhD of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, published a personality profile of Eric Harris, based on journal entries and personal communication. Klebold was described as being "hotheaded, but depressive and suicidal."
Some of the home recorded videos, called "The Basement Tapes", have reportedly been destroyed by police. Harris and Klebold reportedly discussed their motives for the attacks in these videos and gave instructions in bomb making. Police cite the reason for withholding these tapes as an effort to prevent them from becoming "call-to-arms" and "how-to" videos that could inspire copycat killers. Some people have argued that releasing the tapes would allow psychologists to study them and would help identify characteristics of future killers.
Despite the police withholding these tapes as an effort to prevent copycat killers it is obvious because of all the publicity of the shooting this has not prevent more mass shootings. Why couldn't the police release those tapes to professional psychologists to study in order to learn the characteristics of future killers so as to help prevent another tragedy? How would that cause some unstable person to see the tapes and thus be inspired to follow suit? It appears that the actual tapes have mysteriously disappeared. Why? Could it be that they don't line up with the popular Anti-2nd Amendment/More "Gun-Control" Activists narrative of who are the culprits of these mass shooters? I'm not saying categorically that this is the reason why these tapes have disappeared. I'm just asking.
I downloaded the transcript of Dylan Klebold's journal and I did not find any mention of Tim McVeigh. Also, I did not find any mention in either Eric's or Dylan's writings of Adolf Hitler or a fixation on Nazism. There may or may not be video recordings of them making such mentioning. I will have to search to see. Well I did my search and I did not find any actual videos of them making such statements. I did come across a transcript of one of their videos.
Eric: "Shut the fuck up, Nick, you laugh too much! And those two girls sitting next to you, they
probably want you to shut the fuck up, too! Jesus! Rachel and Jen.. and.. whatever."
Dylan: "I don't like you, Rachel and Jen, you're stuck up little bitches, you're fucking little..
Christian, Godly little whores!"[Hear this and the line above]
Eric: "Yeah.. 'I love Jesus! I love Jesus!' -- shut the fuck up!"
Dylan: "What would Jesus do? What the fuck would I do..?" (he acts like he's shooting the
camera with his hand, with sound to accompany it)
Eric: "I would shoot you in the motherfucking head! Go Romans! Thank God they crucified that asshole."
For those who claim that Eric and Dylan were conservative Christians I doubt that they would have referred to Jesus Christ as "that asshole".
Eric goes on to describe a "25 pound bag of #8 buckshot" which is inside the dresser, but isn't
shown on the tape. Eric then pulls out a BB rifle from what he describes as the hall closet
(though it appears, on the tape, to be a closet in his room). He says this is where he keeps
his shotgun. He also takes a box out of the closet and tells the camera that this is his knife.
From the box he pulls out a black-handled combat knife in a black sheath. He says that he
paid $15 for it. Eric says there's a Swastika on the side and the camera zooms in to show the
Swastika etched into the sheath.
Is the fact that there was a Swastika etched into the sheath absolute positive proof that they were in amber with Nazism? Without more serious investigation it's hard to say one way or another. All I can say according to the transcripts of their journals, they were very confused, angry and depressed young men.
If it is impossible to assert that Adam Lanza was a Democrat who hated Christians then it is equally impossible to assert that his mother was a registered Republican who also was a doomsday prepper and homeschooler, and thus Adam Lanza must have been by osmosis a registered Republican too
Was the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooter in Connecticut, Adam Lanza really a registered Democrat who hated Christians? This idea assumes that in Connecticut registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans 2-1 and therefore Lanza must be a Democrat. This when you think about it does not make sense because you can't tell by statistics who exactly is a Republican or Democrat or some other political party. Nether is the so-called fact that Lanza's hometown of Newtown is mostly a "red" area and that there are unverified reports that his mother, according to an unnamed “source” was a registered Republican as well as a doomsday prepper and a home schooler proof that Lanza was a registered Republican. In Connecticut party affiliation is optional at registration and since voters can be unaffiliated to make the claim that absolutely that Lanza was either a registered Democrat or Republican is ludicrous! If it is impossible to assert that Adam Lanza was a Democrat who hated Christians then it is equally impossible to assert that his mother was a registered Republican who also was a doomsday prepper and homeschooler, and thus Adam Lanza must have been by osmosis a registered Republican too.
Apparently, the authorities found in a top drawer of a filing cabinet of Adam Lanza's home paper targets. Also, in a duffel bag, they found ear and eye protection, binoculars, some more paper targets, and an NRA certificate in his name. They also claim to have found another certificate in the home of his mother, Nancy Lanza. The NRA in response denied the accuracy of the police evidence and claim that there is no links between either Adam Lanza, Nancy Lanza, A. Lanza or N. Lanza with their organization, and that reporting to the contrary is reckless, false and defamatory.
All the weapons that Lanza was carrying were legally owned by his mother. She was found dead in her bed on the second floor of the house she shared with her son with a gunshot wound to her forehead
and a rifle on the floor nearby. This contradicts previous "evidence" that he legally bought the weapons. Since when do criminals purchase weapons legally? Why would they bother applying for a license where they have to give their personal information making them vulnerable to be tracked down? Common sense should make it obvious that criminals get their weapons either via the Black Market or by stealing them. Another question I have is that it seems like in one report Lanza has his own home and in the other he is living with his mother. Which is it? I'm confused!
For them to lump law abiding citizens who own guns legally with violent criminals is not only ludicrous it is dangerous. Shame on them!
A NRA spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that it is possible to possess a certificate from the NRA without being a full-fledged member of the organization. I went to the NRA website and saw that they offer a variety of education and training programs with NRA certificates for completion of certain classes. Despite the rhetoric of certain people such as Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy Sinatra, Patricia Arquette and MoveOn.org I did not see any promotion of hatred or call to violence on the NRA website. For them to lump law abiding citizens who own guns legally with violent criminals is not only ludicrous it is dangerous. Shame on them! What about, for example, the woman who because of domestic abuse legally purchases a gun for her to protect herself and her children because her abuser is stalking her and threatening to kill her and her children and a bunch of self-righteous mob goes after her because she happens to be a NRA member? Is that noble to victimize her and her children further? Honestly, if I were them, I could not look at myself in the mirror! I know people who own guns legally and they are NOT looking for a chance to use their firearms to kill another human being. In fact, in Minnesota where I live, the law says that you are to do all that you can to get away from the person who is trying to harm you so that you can avoid using your gun, and if you can't get away you are supposed to yell the following: " I am armed and I will defend myself!"
There is no documented evidence of any mass shooter of being a card-carrying member of the NRA. NONE!! In fact, there have been members of the NRA who have stopped mass shooters in their tracks thus preventing further bloodshed.
Furthermore, the NRA has welcome minorities as members from the very beginning and during the days when Blacks were being terrorized by the Klu Klux Klan it was the NRA who fought for the right for Blacks to own guns so they could protect themselves and their families from the Klan. The NRA a notorious racist organization? I don't think so!!!
There is no documented evidence of any mass shooter of being a card-carrying member of the NRA. NONE!! In fact, there have been members of the NRA who have stopped mass shooters in their tracks thus preventing further bloodshed. For example, during the tragic mass shooting of the First Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas back on Nov. 5, 2017, Stephen Willeford shot and chased the man who killed 26 people. In a sit-down interview with 40/29 News Willeford, a former NRA instructor was at home when his daughter came into his bedroom to tell him she heard gunshots at the First Baptist Church nearby. He got his rifle out of his safe while his daughter looked outside again. She then ran back in a told him that she saw a man in black tactical gear shooting up the church. After the interview, Willeford said: “I kept hearing the shots, one after another, very rapid shots – just ‘pop pop pop pop’ and I knew every one of those shots represented someone, that it was aimed at someone, that they weren’t just random shots. He saw me and I saw him. I was standing behind a pickup truck for cover.”
In summary, there is no proof that all mass shooters of the tragic shootings were either Democratic or Republican, Liberal or Conservative, Christian or non-Christian. Neither is there any evidence that they were card-carrying members of the NRA. Politicalizing these tragic events by putting the blame on an organization or on people who are of a certain persuasion instead of blaming the actual perpetrators of these crimes, the shooters themselves, is not helpful it is dangerous.
Criminals have not and will not obey Gun Control Laws therefore they are useless and in fact as in the case of past tyrannical governments in the past, such as in Nazi Germany, they can be used for evil. (I will cover this in another article).
Just because some people are not in favor of more Gun Control Laws it does not mean that they are for gun violence. Please let’s stop the knee-jerk hysterics! There are reasonable solutions to stop the gun violence. Here some examples and the reason why they would work.
- Stop the indoctrination of children that tells them that they evolved from some primordial ooze, that they exist by accident and therefore human life really does not have any meaning which the subject of Evolution as Fact teaches. I am amazed that with such belief being spread around that there are not more mass shootings! Why should anyone care about human life if human life is not precious? To teach that and then when something tragic like a mass shooting happens dare to ask why takes a lot of nerve.
- Stop posting on the doors of public places signs like “This is a gun free zone” or “No Guns Allowed”. As I said early, criminals do not obey Gun Control Laws. This does not stop criminals. All it does is tell them that the people inside the building are unarmed and therefore defenseless. They are easy pry for them to come in with their weapons blazing.
- Stop publicizing 24/7 these tragic shootings. All they do is encourage copycatting.
- For those who poo poo the idea of having well-trained armed security guards such as from the police to guard as a deterrent from potential mass shooters, if you claim you want to protect the children why are you against having a well-trained professional law-abiding guard protecting the safety of children? What really is your agenda? And finally.
- Let’s stop pointing the finger of blame on the Democrats or the Republicans or any other group and put the finger of blame on where it actual belongs on, the shooters, and let the punishment fit the crime, either the death penalty or life in prison with no parole.
By Matt | Contributor | November 7, 2017 1:55PM
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