Gun Control Kool-Aid
Right on cue, the anti-gun lobbyists are using the tragic shooting in Colorado to try to recharge their efforts to take away YOUR 2nd amendment right to own a firearm and defend yourself and your family. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid they are peddling! In case you are on the fence about this issue, let me throw out some food for thought for you to mull over.
Chicago has the toughest gun laws in America, and they had over 1,000 murders with firearms this year. New York has the 4th toughest gun laws in the country, and they had over 4,000 crimes involving guns this year. Norway has VERY strict gun control laws, yet those laws did nothing to prevent a massacre of over 70 people.
Taking constitutional rights away from law-abiding citizens has no affect on criminals. Guns are inanimate objects; they are not good or bad. No “gun” has EVER killed ANYONE. Other people kill people, not guns. I have a pistol in my desk drawer, and amazingly, it has never attacked me or tried to shoot me (or anyone else)! Guns don’t do bad things, bad people with guns do bad things.
Bad people do bad things, and will continue to do bad things until THEY are stopped. Their actions are not dependent on firearms. If they can’t get a gun, they will look for another way to try to achieve their goals, but THEY will always be able to get a gun. Gun laws only effect LAW-ABIDING citizens; they have no affect on criminals.
Has outlawing marijuana stopped people from getting marijuana or any other illegal drug they want to get? Not hardly. Has gambling laws stopped people from gambling on the Super Bowl? Do speed limits stop people from speeding? Did prohibition stop people from drinking? You don’t legislate morality people!
Doing away with the second amendment only takes guns away from law-abiding citizens, not the criminals and thugs. I have a newsflash for the gun control proponents – criminals don’t obey the law, that is what makes them criminals.
We have laws against driving drunk, but drunk drivers kill 1,000’s of people every year. Should we outlaw cars or alcohol?? Many people are killed by knives each year. Should we outlaw all knives? Many people are killed by people using screwdrivers each year. Maybe we should outlaw sharp tools. Many, many more people die from prescription drugs each year than guns, maybe we should do away with all medicines that have dangerous side affect.
People who want to take our 2nd amendment rights away are nothing more than Kool-Aid drinkers with an agenda.
You don’t like guns, don’t buy a gun, but don’t tell me what I can do or limit my right to defend myself or my family!! If you want to turn hundreds of thousands of law-abiding citizens, who have never hurt anyone and or no threat to anyone other than armed criminals, into outlaws – outlaw all guns. But either way, my pistol will stay in my desk drawer or under my coat.