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After Las Vegas, the Gun Grabbers are Serious but Dishonest

October 7, 2017

A murderer killed innocent people in Las Vegas. This was a horrific attack that caught our attention and drew our sympathy. That is why the anti-rights spokesmen repeated their usual ineffective proposals to disarm the people who didn’t do it. The gun grabbers want to fill our opinions at a time when we feel empty, a time when none of us have answers.

The anti-rights spokesmen made their usual claims-

If only we had background checks
..and outlawed silencers..
If only we had magazine restrictions
..and closed the non-existent gun show loophole..
If only we made hotels into gun-free zones..
..and outlawed “assault weapons”…

None. Of. Those. Would. Change. A. Thing.

I wish they would, but the murderer passed background checks..didn’t use a silencer..had plenty of ammunition and time to reload..bought his guns legally..the hotel was already a gun-free zone where the good guys were disarmed..and the murderer used a semi-automatic firearm of a type that has been in existence for over sixty years.

The honest answer is that if we implemented these proposals then this murder would have happened anyway. What is more, the recently attempted mass murder at a Tennessee church would have happened with these proposals in place. Even the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the most recent similar event, would have happened anyway.

Why do the anti-rights advocates come up with these ineffective proposals since nothing they propose would change the outcome?

The answer is inside us. Most of us are not used to horrific violence. I know I’m not. That is a good thing, but it leaves us unprepared to deal with real violence when it happens. Violence leaves us groping for answers. We feel out of control.

The anti-rights advocates say they know the way to peace..after they tell us to kill all the NRA members. Their proposals are irrational but we are not rational in a time of grief. We cling to any suggestion that sounds good. We will cling to nonsense as long as it pretends to make sense of our uncontrollable world.

Here is what we know would work to deter the next mass murderer.

Refuse to publish the name and image of murderers. That would help stop the next attack.
Put shatterproof plastic films on hotel glass windows. That is the same solution we now recommend for schools and churches.
Mental health treatment helps.
Armed security guards and armed civilians would help since the murderer killed himself as soon as he was confronted.

That doesn’t make horrific violence easier to deal with, but those actions would actually help prevent the next mass murder.

Now you know.
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Alan permalink
    October 7, 2017 9:54 pm

    Last time I looked, there were systems of background checks operational at both state and federal levels, that is to say some of the several states operate their own background check systems, other rely on The Feds.

    Silencers have been strictly regulated and taxed under federal law enacted in 1934. Ditto for automatic weapons, aka machine guns.

    How is it that these concerned types, those bitten by the Gun Control Bug, and or those whose well padded livlyhoods depend thereon can be so unaware of historical fact, or might it possibly be that they are simply flat out lying about subject so dear to their hearts.

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  2. October 9, 2017 9:43 am

    The 2nd Amend is a RESTRICTIVE admendment. It states such in the Preamble to Bill of Rights. the 2A does not grant nor convey any right, but RESTRICTS and PROHIBITS the government from infringing upon this enumerated, pre-existing, God given right.

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  3. October 9, 2017 9:44 am

    The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers” delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.’ A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power.”

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  4. Buck Rio permalink
    October 10, 2017 9:29 pm

    Rob,

    Every time I read or hear a second amendment supporter use the term “gun grabbers” to describe the opposition I cringe. Yes, most of us second amendment supporters know what is meant by “gun grabbers.” Just the same it is misleading to the average person who has been indoctrinated to believe that folks like you are ready to grab a gun at the least provocation. A more descriptive and accurate term is gun prohibitionists. Everyone knows of the unintended consequences brought on by alcohol prohibition.

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  5. Buck Rio permalink
    October 10, 2017 9:38 pm

    While I am in agreement with the majority of points you have addressed above, I have to opine that it is highly unlikely that hotels will ever install ballistic film on high floor windows. Having worked as a corporate security director for a large hotel chain, I am aware of the financial constraints placed by hotels on security hardware, especially when the likelihood of its use is remote at best. Anyone as well prepared and planned as the Vegas killer would simply employ an explosive charge to open the window.

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