Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Madness of Gun Control Legislation

The Beer:  As soon as I get my 15-gallon fermenter, I will be brewing my next batch.

The Bicycle:  Finally.  I have been out twice.  I am in shape, but that shape is round.  I need a heart rate monitor.

The VRWC:  Politicians play on emotions.  It has always been that way.  They understand the herd mentality of the citizenry.  So, "Never let a good crisis go to waste" is no surprise.  Neither is the current rush into undermining the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  The madness is evident in the polling.  Reading through the polls, it become clear that the questions are phrased such that one must choose between the right to own a gun and "public safety".  But this is a false choice.  There is no link between legal gun ownership and gun violence.  In fact, the opposite appears to be true true.

Call it what you will, but the current fervor for more gun laws is driven by emotion.  If you want conspiracy theory, try this.  During the Obama Administration:

  • Rep. Giffords is shot during a public appearance on January 8, 2011.  The administration calls for gun control measures, but it gets no traction.
  • On July 20, 2012, a man dressed in body armor shoots up a theater in Aurora, CO.    Again, there are calls for firearms restrictions, but no new legislation.
  • December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza kills his mother, twenty children and six adult staff.  
  • In between these, there is a thwarted mass shooting at a mall in the Portland, OR area. 
The administration and the media have continued to throw gasoline on the emotional fires.  The President continually exploits the victims for political gain.  

According to Mother Jones, mass shootings are up significantly since 2008.  Is it coincidental that these all happen under an administration hell-bent on "gun control"?  Each of the above shootings, more heinous than the previous.  Coincidence?  Or pattern?

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