Any time I read an article that starts out;
Let's get this out of the way. I am a gun owner and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment but....
I can almost recite word for word the rest story without even reading it.
So it goes with another one.
John E. Rosenthal's latest rant; Had enough Gun Violence? in The Christian Science Monitor is just such a piece. Rosenthal is the cofounder of Stop Handgun Violence.
When that organization wasn't getting anywhere he tried the classic divide and conquer technique;
He cofounded the American Hunters and Shooters Association. This worthless organization is nothing but an anti-gun wolf wrapped in sheep's clothing or a Trojan horse if you will.
I wrote about this bogus organization over a year ago. It was registered by the Democratic Leadership Council, an organization that is heavily influenced by Hillary Clinton.
In his diatribe Rosenthal errantly makes the statement that;
In the wake of a horrific campus shooting at Northern Illinois University, where 21 students were shot, we're reminded again that national gun laws must be strengthened.
Johnny, what part of Illinois has some of the most strict firearm acquisition and possession laws in the Country don't you understand? Far stricter than at the Federal level by the way. The Murdering Bastard that shot up NIU apparently had a psychological condition that was essentially below the radar the whole time. Even with all of the laws that f/emasculated metrosexuals want to pass would have not stopped him from legally purchasing the four firearms he used.
John then goes on to say;
Sadly, gun laws have only been weakened since the massacres at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech. To be sure, these headline-grabbing mass shootings may not have been preventable.
Well Duh!!! If a single individual decides to murder as large a number of people of as possible in the shortest time possible he or she likely won't be bragging it up at social gatherings. Of course they can't be prevented. Take every gun from everyone the world over and they still will not be prevented.
If someone is bent on that kind of destruction lack of a firearm will not stop them. As has been shown in countless other cases they will resort to other means. Knives, ball bats, lead pipes and bombs.
Whoa now there is a thought.
If some miscreant murdering bastard can't get a gun he'll grab a bunch of stuff from under the kitchen sink and blow your ass to hell at the mall or university of your choice instead of maybe only wounding you with a bullet.
The Rest of the Story
Rosy goes on ad infinitum about how this or that is needed to prevent the tragedies all the while saying they can't be prevented.
By putting guns into the hands of terrorists, criminals, and the mentally ill, the policies the NRA helped create a society where defense by guns becomes mandatory.
First off no one is rushing out offering any of these types a firearm. A murdering bastard bent on this kind of destruction is not going to give up the quest simply because he can't purchase a firearm legally.
No John, they are not even preventable. They can however be minimized by one or some of those present that have had the fore thought to be prepared for an event like that.
The murdering bastard that shot up the Van Maur Mall stole his.
From the day the first European set foot on this Continent defense by gun has been mandatory. From the first day there were at least two people on this planet defense by a weapon of some sort became mandatory.
Note to Christians;
Even God doesn't blame the tool. He didn't ban rocks or what ever flint tool Cain used to slay Abel. He dealt with the person.
Any time a women is set upon by a rapist, a mugger accosts a jogger or a thug tries to hi-jack your motor car with your kids in it is a time in our society when defense by gun becomes mandatory.
The only way to stop the "gun becomes mandatory dilemma" is to identify these murdering thug bastards at birth and then perform radical surgery on their baby brains in such way as they will be compliant slaves for the rest of their lives.
How many times can a woman be violated by two rapists before the Police to respond?
The world is a dangerous place. It always has been. What you metrosexuals fail or are too cowardly to understand is that it is not the "Nanny State" that is responsible for you and your children's continued existence on this planet.
It is yours.
But no, too many of you are so gutless that you will stand around and watch your kids murdered without lifting a finger. But no, to many of you are so spineless you will watch your wife, mother or daughter be savagely raped without lifting a finger. But no, too many of you are so "let them have what they want" brainwashed you will simply watch some thug drive your children off to a certain death without lifting a finger.
Kind of lets the world know how much you really love them doesn't it.
You learned how to drive so you could get them to their soccer games. You learned a few things about first aid so you can bandage a skinned knee. You put smoke alarms in your house so you can get them out in case of fire. To bad you failed the most important test.
The one they count on you most for.
You failed to learn and practice the defensive measures necessary to protect them from rape, robbery and murder. And in failing to learn those things to protect your own children you have failed to teach them the same skills they need to survive on their own on a dangerous planet.
It may not be necessary for you or your children to ever have to use those skills, but you have failed your grandchildren as well.
As many times as they want, because they probably weren't able to be called in the first place.