First of all, my prayers go out to the families and the victims in Aurora Colorado where a gunman gave in to evil yesterday morning, taking the lives of many innocent Americans. In so doing, he opened the door to more evil in the hands of word twisting authors who would use this tragedy to tear away at our rights as human beings and citizens of these United States.

The gun control vultures are once again attacking the Second Amendment, suggesting that more restrictive laws haven’t proven a bad thing, which in turn implies that the Founders got it wrong. They would have us entertain the point that we’re being childish to dismiss discussion on the issue.

Well, here’s a clue for you Mr. or Mzzz “I never saw a problem that a little more regulation couldn’t make worse:” that conversation, to me and millions of other Americans, is akin to reinventing the wheel. Get used to it. Those of us who revere the Constitution consider The Second Amendment non-dilutable, solid and untouchable. Americans have already allowed too much erosion of that particular self-defense mechanism as it is, thank you not, and no matter how you attempt to veil your gun control wishes in sophistry and subterfuge it will always be recognized as tyranny. An unarmed populace are merely serfs, subjects, surrogates and servants, indentured or otherwise.

Here’s a little example from an editorial by E.J. DIONNE JR at Investors Business Daily who attempts to turn the tables on Second Amendment defenders. (Question: Why is an IBD commentator concerning himself with gun control?)

Anyone who dares to say that an event such as the massacre at a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning demands that we rethink our approach to the regulation of firearms is accused of “exploiting” the deaths of innocent people. [They are. – ed]

This is part of the gun lobby’s rote response, and the rest of us allow it to work every time. Their goal is to block any conversation about how our nation’s gun laws, the most permissive in the industrialized world, increase the likelihood of mass killings of this sort.

First, the gun lobby goes straight to the exploitation argument — which is, of course, a big lie. You can see this because we never allow an assertion of this kind to stop conversation on other issues.

Nobody who points to the inadequacy of our flood-control policies or mistakes by the Army Corps of Engineers is accused of “exploiting” the victims of a deluge.

Nobody who criticizes a botched response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a natural disaster is accused of “exploiting” the victims of a hurricane or a tornado.

ALERT: We interrupt this enlightening quote to question on what planet has Mr. Dionne been living for the last ten years. YES, statists on the left AND squishies on the right used the supposed inadequacies of the levees in New Orleans and the accusations of  slow response by FEMA to exploit the tragedy of Katrina for political gain when in fact it was the inaction of Mayor Nagin and or the State of Louisiana to address either issue.

Nobody who lays part of the blame for an accident on insufficient regulation of, say, the airlines or coal mining is accused of “exploiting” the accident’s victims.

Excuse me? Nice twist. We on the right are unceasingly pointing out the exploitation of victims and issues as reasons for more regulation, as should ANY person with their eyes open to the power hungry encroachment of leftist, statists like yourself. It’s issues like this horrible crime that leftists typically want to use to advantage. And oh, by the way, you’re doing so again aren’t you? So I’m calling you out on it.

No, it’s only where a gun massacre is concerned that an absolute and total gag rule is imposed on any thinking beyond the immediate circumstances of the catastrophe.

Nope. There’s obviously no gag rule, much as you’d like us to believe. The folks at IBD didn’t shut you down or censor you. Quite the contrary. And you used the space to further your scare monger agenda of more government solves problems caused by over regulation while waving the false flag of censorship. Nice straw man army you’ve got there. Do they burn?

Read the whole thing for a glimpse into the fractured reasoning(?) of someone all too willing to give up our right to self defense to gain an illusion of safety. Tragedy Of Aurora Killings Should Reopen Debate Over Gun Control –

Ignore the obvious as it suits your agenda, EJ. That won’t change the reality that more regulation wouldn’t have kept the PhD wannabe from getting his guns, especially given the obvious access to finances and the premeditated nature of the attack. Combined with the intricate booby-trapping of his house, it’s obvious this man was determined. And so would any lunatic bent on doing harm. The only thing that would have stopped this mass murderer from committing his dreadful act of terror would have been deterrence: the guarantee of force that results from less restrictive gun laws or no laws at all. Even if he would have made that fateful decision in light of deterrence, the episode could have ended sooner and with less bloodshed had a gun owner or three with opportunity and ability been in close proximity. I suspect that if you would have been there next to a proficient gun owner, you would have been thankful to a pistol packing NRA member for saving your ass.

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July 2022