Now it is obvious that the arguments of the NRA (National Rifle Association) regarding the Second Amendment and gun control and all the rest of the concerns revolving (excuse the word choice there) around “gun violence” are not complete nor are they accurate.
Here is the Second Amendment:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
First of all, banning certain types of weapons DOES NOT take away anything of the privileges we have in the Second Amendment, which gives us the right to bear arms. “Arms” can mean anything that is used to commit violence against someone using deadly force, strength meant to kill surely and not necessarily cleanly. It is DEADLY FORCE that is meant when someone takes a gun out and fires that weapon at a person with premeditated intent – they MEAN to KILL that person at whom the gun is pointed. It is ready for discharging and if the situation is upset enough the weapon will be used, and someone WILL DIE.
The banning of certain weapons is not going to infringe on the Second Amendment, not at all. All the people of Sandy Hook want, and all that many Americans want, is to see the BANNING of certain types of guns and armaments accessories and an increase in background checks and details of said checks. The views of Chicago Police Department Superintendent McCarthy are correct in his five points, discussed some months ago in one of my previous blog entries. Now the police of communities across America cannot do all the work, the SWAT teams and the FBI cannot do all the work.
These are the makers of assault rifles and high -powered weapons that are meant only for killing and rendering destruction and nothing else. What a waste of energy and material and time and resources, making such things and for people who many times are up to no good. Among these manufacturers are Heckler & Koch, and their pages show plenty of deadly weapons, such as the G36, the HK 416 and the HK 417 and the MP7A1, and 40mm systems. Someone called Tactical Arms makes the AR-15 (ugh, what a terrible looking thing). Smith & Wesson are noted gun makers, and other companies getting press include Anyone curious as to how ugly and how disgusting these things look (why would you even want one anywhere near you to begin with) can go online and look at them.
It is reported that some states have given gun makers subsidies. Article reference is at the end of this story. A list of such weapons is on Wikipedia (reference is also under RESOURCES at the end of this story).
Go ahead, Congress members; go ahead “trusted” elected officials -look at them! LOOK AT THESE KILLING MACHINES! You want your states to subsidize
For recreation… boy, anyone who needs these things for “recreation” must really be seriously stressed out! To have to go to some shooting range or isolated part of the country and let off a few thousand rounds on a sign or a rock formation or animals is really a sign of a disturbed mind and the person should probably not have the gun in the first place … for who knows what might happen after that so -called recreational use of the gun? Are they priming for “further action”, or… what might they do next?
People must step up and write their representatives to the point of stuffing their mailboxes with letters insisting on these bans of assault rifles, high capacity magazines, and also of the increase in background checks for gun shows and all types of sales that are made anywhere, when guns are sold or transferred in ownership, and especially to keep track of where a gun might end up when it is stolen. There are GPS methods to track down stolen cars… there should perhaps be a way to insert GPS into guns to track them when the chip is activated. Privacy issues will come up no doubt but for now the issue is what to do about the “military style” guns that are being made and put on our streets every day.
On our streets we DO NOT NEED these assault weapons (though any type of weapon is really an “assault” weapon seeing that any sort of violence against another person is assault). We do not need in our communities the presence of the AR-15, the M-16, the Uzi, anything at all that is meant to take out many people as happened at Sandy Hook, as happened in Aurora, Colorado, and as happens every day in America as citizens allow gangs and corrupt people to take control of streets and communities for their drugs and their disgusting presence.
You can certainly have a firearm in your home or business for protection, and in most states you can carry a gun under the concealed carry law. But you certainly do not need one of those machine guns for daily protection unless you are in a war zone. There are some parts of America that might be called “war zones” because those communities have endured neglect and are run -down enough for gangs and drugs to take hold. Good people will leave and the bad elements will take over and the citizens who are stuck there will be in deep trouble. Points aside, you can have firearms and you can certainly uphold the Second Amendment. You do not have to listen to the NRA when deciding on gun control, plainly and simply.
The children and teachers who died at Sandy Hook will not be forgotten as long as parents are around, as long as caring citizens are here, as long as first responders have to pay visits to those types of scenes and make their reports. The record is there and the people of Connecticut have stepped up to tell America and Congress they are going to get tough for the gun control issue.
Those members of Congress and those other representatives who get good grades from the NRA need to remember the children who are struggling to get good grades in school every day in areas plagued by violence and racial gerrymandering and government neglect. Those senators who are going to filibuster and not vote on issues to regulate the gun industry and ban the assault weapons are going to have to answer their constituents if something happens in their state on the order of Sandy Hook or Aurora or Virginia Tech’s university campus massacre.
Those members of Congress will have to go before America and say that because they get an A rating from the NRA that they cannot support deeper gun control legislation that might save lives, that might keep our cities safer, that might take these guns out of the hands of gang bangers and criminals and violent people. They will have to answer the next time something like that happens if there is a next time.
The Second Amendment must be carefully considered away from what the NRA says will happen if we get tougher gun control. Such controls will not take away our right to have guns if we want them. We can certainly go out and get a gun, take courses on how to properly use a gun, and register it properly and learn to clean and care for it. We can teach the kids about gun safety if we have them around the house, so that nothing happens in the way of the unfortunate incidents that have popped up on the news lately, with younger kids shooting friends or siblings or family members.
Our esteemed wimpy idiotic foolish members of Congress need to get a backbone and act and pass tougher gun control laws immediately, no arguing, no filibustering, no posturing and no party politics. PLEASE people PLEASE do not do this to the good people of this country just because you are getting money and favoritism and perks from the NRA. They have their freedom of speech, they have their say, and you can listen to them with a grain of salt and then go on and pass the tougher laws. They have been heard and most people are tired of hearing them and their calling like telemarketers bugging people in Connecticut and with their daily comments on putting armed officers or teachers in schools.
WE DON’T NEED THAT, NRA! So QUIT SHOOTING OFF YOUR MOUTHS! Go empty your lye mouths and your clips at some shooting range far away from civilized people and out of range of wildlife. Just please take your vague words and incorrect data and go away until you fess up and get on board with the people who have lost children, parents, relatives, friends, who have been terrorized by these guns and super -powered magazine clips. WE DO NOT NEED THAT!
In memory of the children and teachers killed at Sandy Hook, Connecticut; in memory of the people killed at Virginia Tech; in memory of the people killed in Chicago especially the youth; in memory of the victims at Littleton, Colorado; in memory of the victims of the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre; in memory of the people killed and wounded at the gathering of Gabby Giffords in Arizona… the hearts of the good people of America are with you every day.
Divi Logan, Chicago, 2013.
Reference for article regarding gunmaker subsidies: http://pinetreewatchdog.org/states-have-subsidized-makers-of-assault-rifles-to-tune-of-19-million/.
Reference for rifles list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assault_rifles.
Second Amendment Reference: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
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