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Infringing the right to bear arms- You can’t carry here

April 22, 2017

Your right to protect yourself shall not be infringed..well..except where it already is infringed.  That is what my young liberal friend told me.  Here is what he said.

I think we should pass a law to ban guns.  That way we wouldn’t have any more violence and we could close the prisons.  It’d be great.
You think so?  We tried it before.  It is called prohibition.  It failed when we prohibited alcohol.  It failed with prohibiting drugs.  It is failing today with prohibiting guns.

But we need to do something.  Maybe we should take it piece at a time.  We don’t have to prohibit anything, we can just regulate all we want.  Yeah, that’s it.

I know.  Hospitals should be gun free zones.  Surely you wouldn’t want sick people to get their hands on guns?
We tried that too.  Disarming doctors and nurses isn’t keeping them safe.  A shocking fraction of healthcare workers  (and here) are attacked on the job each year.  If those plastic “no-guns” signs would work anywhere, they should work at a hospital, but they don’t.  Hospitals are open both day and night, so I want doctors, nurses and food service workers to be armed for their own protection when they leave the hospital and walk to their car in the dark.  Don’t you?

Ah, sure.  So gun free hospitals don’t work, but surely you don’t want guns around children in school?
Let’s see if gun-free zones work in schools either.  We’ve had several armed attacks in California schools this year, attacks where teachers and students were killed.  Did you forget them already?  And California has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.  When we look across the country, we’ve seen violent attacks in daycare centers, elementary schools, junior high, high schools, trade schools, college, and universities.  I guess the attacker doesn’t stop to read the “no-guns” signs in schools.

Right.  I read about those attacks.  Umm.  Can’t we agree that people should be disarmed when they’re drinking, or do you want drunks to have guns?
It isn’t a matter of what I want or don’t want.  The politicians went further than banning drunks from carrying.  They forbid even the sober people who are designated drivers from exercising their concealed carry rights where alcohol could be served.  We saw those “no-guns allowed” signs fail just last year when the rampage killer at the Pulse Nightclub killed 49 people.  Years ago, a murderer killed 24 people at Luby’s Cafeteria.

They sure ban guns a lot of places, but I see the problem now.  Those are only little private companies, and they can’t force people to disarm.  That is why we need to ban weapons in government offices where we can make sure there are no guns.
You mean like city hall, and the post office?
Yes, exactly.
You’re a little young, but have you heard the phrase “going postal”?  It means going crazy and killing your co-workers, so yeah, we’ve had attacks in federal buildings before. They are “gun-free” zones, but we’ve had attacks in city sports stadiums, public transit, and municipal picnic grounds.  Plastic signs didn’t stop bad guys.

But those aren’t big government installations.  You’re thinking too small.
We’ve had attacks in giant military installations, like Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard.  Fort Hood held about 50 thousand troops.  When these government sites were attacked, the murderers were employees who passed a security clearance.  We’ve had attacks in city hall too.

We have to think bigger.  We need to ban guns in the entire country.  Then we’d be safe.
I don’t think you mean that.  Mexico has a much higher murder rate than the US.  France has more terrorism than we do even though it is a much smaller country.  Most private citizens can’t have guns in France or Mexico.

I knew it.  That shows that hard power doesn’t work.  We need to use soft power to disarm people.
Soft power?  You mean like sending messages in Hollywood movies?
Yes.  Exactly.
I think you forgot about the rampage murders in movie theaters.  We’ve also had murders in churches, in synagogues and in mosques that were “gun-free” zones.  Evil doesn’t respect soft power.

The only government buildings that are remotely safe are the ones with metal detectors and armed they use in jails, yet jails are frighteningly dangerous because they hold bad people.  I don’t want good people to live in a jail.

Where do you get all these facts?
They are right in your phone if you want to find them.  The real point is that I won’t forget the facts I don’t like.  Gun prohibition fails everywhere because you can’t stop evil with ink on paper.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop politicians and judges from infringing on our rights.

This is a three part series.  Restrictions on where we are allowed to carryrestrictions on who may carry, and restrictions on which guns we are allowed to own.

I gave you 700 words.  Please leave me a like or a share.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. revjen45 permalink
    April 22, 2017 10:06 am

    Wrong title – S/B “Hypothetical interview with a Cretin.”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rich permalink
    April 22, 2017 7:18 pm

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


  3. Bang bang permalink
    April 24, 2017 2:03 am

    Yeah! Let’s be like Mexico, Russia, China just to name a few so anybody can kick our doors in and have there way, and sell our body parts to the highest bidder!



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