Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gun Control

The school shooting in Newtown, CT has re-ignited the gun control debate.  And it has brought out all of the myths and demagoguery associated with the issue.  Absolutely sickening to listen to.  With that in mind, here are some articles that shed a lot of light on this issue.  They cut through the crap that the Left is peddling.

From Monster Hunter Nation:
"An opinion on gun control" by Larry Correia

There is so much good information in this article, it should be required reading.  The NRA could, and should, take lessons from this guy.  I'm embarrassed by the NRA's stance that we need police officers stationed in every school.  At what cost?  And even if we did this, well now the police officer is a single conspicuous target for a madman.  Way better to allow teachers to carry, if they choose to, without telling any potential attackers who may or may not be armed.

Here are some of the better quotes from the article:

"So now that there is a new tragedy the president wants to have a 'national conversation on guns'. Here’s the thing. Until this national conversation is willing to entertain allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons, then it isn’t a conversation at all, it is a lecture."

"The single best way to respond to a mass shooter is with an immediate, violent response. The vast majority of the time, as soon as a mass shooter meets serious resistance, it bursts their fantasy world bubble. Then they kill themselves or surrender. This has happened over and over again."

"However any honest cop will tell you that when seconds count they are only minutes away."

"Gun Free Zones are hunting preserves for innocent people. Period."

"In all honesty I have no respect for anybody who believes Gun Free Zones actually work. You are going to commit several hundred felonies, up to and including mass murder, and you are going to refrain because there is a sign? That No Guns Allowed sign is not a cross that wards off vampires. It is wishful thinking, and really pathetic wishful thinking at that.  The only people who obey No Guns signs are people who obey the law. People who obey the law aren’t going on rampages."

"I testified before the Utah State Legislature about the University of Utah’s gun ban the day after the Trolley Square shooting in Salt Lake City. Another disaffected loser scumbag started shooting up this mall. He killed several innocent people before he was engaged by an off duty police officer who just happened to be there shopping. ... I sent one of my employees down to Trolley Square to take a picture of the shopping center’s front doors. I then showed the picture to the legislators. One of the rules was NO GUNS ALLOWED.

Talking about gun control laws...
"Because once again, repeat it with me, criminals simply do not give a crap."

"In conclusion, basically it doesn’t really matter what something you pick when some politician or pundit starts screaming we’ve got to do something, because in reality, most of them already know a lot of what I listed above. The ones who are walking around with their security details of well-armed men in their well-guarded government buildings really don’t care about actually stopping mass shooters or bad guys, they care about giving themselves more power and increasing their control."

"They will never be happy. In countries where they have already banned guns, now they are banning knives and putting cameras on every street. They talk about compromise, but it is never a compromise. It is never, wow, you offer a quick, easy, inexpensive, viable solution to ending mass shootings in schools, let’s try that. It is always, what can we take from you this time, or what will enable us to grow some federal apparatus?
Then regular criminals will go on still not caring, the next mass shooter will watch the last mass shooter be the most famous person in the world on TV, the media will keep on vilifying the people who actually do the most to defend the innocent, the ignorant will call people like me names and tell us we must like dead babies, and nothing actually changes to protect our kids."

And some comments on guns and mental illness, from The Wall Street Journal:
"Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown" by David Kopel

Finally, from Newsmax, some hard questions for those who want to add more gun control laws:
"Questions for Gun Control Zealots" by Rich Lowry

Too much to quote in this article, the whole thing is full of valid questions that demonstrate why gun control is not the right answer.