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Power of the People vs. Power of the Government

By: stafko (Diary) | January 16th, 2013 at 12:22 AM | 4

 

The Real Reasons Liberals Hate Guns

 

What occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on that fateful December 14th morning was and remains heartbreaking. The sorrow being experienced by the families of the twenty innocent children killed, along with the loved ones of the other individuals slain must remain overwhelming.

This tragedy, purpetrated by a crazed, lone 20-year old gunman, has vaulted the debate over gun control to perhaps an unprecedented level. There is, without a doubt, some type of federal gun legislation on the horizon in early 2013, perhaps as early as Wednesday, January 16th. Liberals are calling for the further disarmament of the American people, which should come as no surpise, as they are on the wrong side of this issue and if they get their way, it will make America a more dangerous place and further reduce the independence of the American people.

You see, we’ve seen how strict gun laws affect crime. Take Chicago, for example, which has some of the strictist gun laws in the nation, and is a part of Illinois, which remains, at least for now, the only state in the Union that does not have a conceal and carry law.

During the first half of 2012, there were about 250 murders in Chicago. That represents a 38% increase over the same period of time in 2011. To make matters worse, the nation overall was experiencing a decline in murders over the same period. Therefore, Chicago was bucking the trend of the nation. Simply put, more gun control in Chicago has produced more deaths resulting in Chicago becoming one of the most dangerous cities in America.

Stricter gun control leading to greater homicides, and specifically homicides by firearm, is not a phenonenon relegated to the U.S. In fact, a Harvard University study titled “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence” found that the nine European nations with the lowest levels of gun ownership per capita had an aggregated murder rate three times that of the nine nations with the highest levels of gun ownership.

The plain truth is that gun control laws make those writing and passing the laws feel that they’ve done something meaningful, never mind the fact that they don’t deter crime by firearm. In fact, it’s likely that none of the proposals that President Obama will lay out on Wednesday would have stopped the horrific tragedy in Connecticut.

So, given that the numbers are against liberals regarding more gun control and less violence, why do liberals hate guns? Why are they so adament over the need to reduce the total number of guns owned by Americans if it doesn’t make the streets safer?

What you have to understand is that, for liberals, the gun control debate isn’t actually about guns. It’s about supressing power. To be more specific, it’s about whether power should lie with the people or with the government. Liberals, of course, side with government.

Gun ownership puts power into the hands of the people and therefore they are less dependent on the government. Owning a gun at the time of need gives the law-abiding gun owner the ability to make the decision as to whether the use of force is lawful, right, and justified. The American Left doesn’t believe ordinary citizens have the ability to make such decisions, hence their love affair with gun control.

Liberals prefer major life decisions to be made by the government. Consider issues such as government-run healthcare, the redistribution of wealth via the progressive tax system, and the lack of school choice as just a few examples that run parallel to their “government knows best” mentality present in those calling for more gun control and less overall guns. Again, it’s not about the guns, it’s about whether the people or the government should have the power.

Owning a gun makes a citizen more independent from his government. Visit the more rural areas of this great nation, which with no coincidence less liberals live, and you will find high levels of gun ownership and rightfully so.

These folks may be several miles from a police station. They cannot rely on law enforcement to stop a would-be assailant in their homes when law enforcement officials may be ten, twenty, or more miles away. There just isn’t enough time.

That brings us back to the tragedy of Newtown. You see, the government failed to protect the lives of those twenty kids and the adults. Government, in the form of the police and the school district, did their best. The rules were followed in not allowing the killer easy access to the building and the area police arrived in only a few minutes. But, the police weren’t quick enough as is often the case in a homicide situation. By the time officers arrived to school grounds, the killer had shot dozens of times.

Government simply failed, though not because of a lack of effort. It was impossible for government in the form of the police, with the time limitations persent in this tragedy, to save those killed in the school building. Government could not have save those people. There wasn’t enough time.

In fact, the only thing that could have stopped the killer that fateful day was a mortal wound to the killer shot via a gun in the hand of someone in that school building. This is an undeniable fact. The killer, who obviously wasn’t interested in the law at the time of the killing, could have stolen the guns to do the horrible dead, or obtained the guns in some other illegal way. Banning some so-called assault weapons wouldn’t have stopped this tragedy. Only a bullet to the killer would have, but nobody in that building could have lawfully carried a loaded weapon.

In the end, of course, it was a gun that ended the killer’s life. While the murderer used his own gun to kill himself, it was the threat of retaliation from the guns of law enforcement that caused him to take his own life. His life could have ended much earlier and perhaps two dozen or more lives saved if someone armed in the school would have had the capability to shoot him. However, they were absent the power since the school was a gun-free zone.

A lesson from the Newtown tragedy is that government is limited in its ability to protect the citizens of this nation. It always has been, hence the Founders placing the 2nd Amendment in our Constitution. In these cases, the people need to have the powere to protect themselves, a power that was sorely absent in Newtown.

Liberals are simply on the wrong side of this issue. They are putting their passion for government power and intrusion ahead of the safety of the American citizens, whether they be in their homes, schools, or anywhere else in which they are threatened with their life.

Chad Stafko is a writer and political consultant living in the Midwest. He can be reached at stafko@msn.com

 

http://www.redstate.com/stafko/2013/01/16/real-reasons-liberals-hate-guns/

 

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1) ghetto murders occur because poor people, black and white and latino do NOT love

nor care about their children they bring into their world of poverty and hopelessness.

Their kids get into gangs and kill each other. Fathers are non existent. Those are

different from . . . .

 

2) The murders in Newtown which occured because the mother was crazy and a gun nut,

and she was a worthless parent who encouraged her moron kid to also be a gun nut

and a constant user of senseless violent video games.

 

3) if the moron retard had not had an assault rifle to murder all those kids in just a few

minutes, some of those kids would still be alive.

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No it doesn't. A citizen or citizens vs the government is putting BB guns up against RPG's.

 

Lol, damn I'm glad our founding didn't think this way revolting from the empire the sun never set on

 

 

Our government has been in two wars with two piss ant countries for over a decade now and your going to tell me the people within a tyrannical government could not revolt within its borders if armed???

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bgr39, on 05 Dec 2013 - 7:07 PM, said:

 

Owning a gun makes a citizen more independent from his government.

 

 

No it doesn't. A citizen or citizens vs the government is putting BB guns up against RPG's.

Lisa, you are as dumb as a box of rocks!

You don't have any idea what you are reading, do you!

You have absolutely no idea that it means that a person doesn't have to depend on the police (government) showing up 5 minutes AFTER a burgler slit his throat.

Having no reading comprehension must be a terrible burden in to your life, err? :)

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I don't hate guns. I own 8. I hate loopholes for criminals buying guns that teabaggers support.

 

Hey Troll...Criminals don't buy guns at Walmart, they buy them off the street. The Tea Party does not support criminals buying guns. Progressive pigs such as yourself that always try to denouce the Tea Party as something their not because it interfers with your socialist progressive agenda. I hope the mid terms rids the Rino Republicans and the progressive socialist like you out of our government.

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Hey Troll...Criminals don't buy guns at Walmart, they buy them off the street. The Tea Party does not support criminals buying guns. Progressive pigs such as yourself that always try to denouce the Tea Party as something their not because it interfers with your socialist progressive agenda. I hope the mid terms rids the Rino Republicans and the progressive socialist like you out of our government.

Would it be nice if, because of the 2014 election, that there was a super-majority in both Houses that could pass a repeal of obamacare over "H"s veto?????

(LMFAO Wondering how "H" would react IF that happened) :)

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Hey Troll...Criminals don't buy guns at Walmart, they buy them off the street. The Tea Party does not support criminals buying guns. Progressive pigs such as yourself that always try to denouce the Tea Party as something their not because it interfers with your socialist progressive agenda. I hope the mid terms rids the Rino Republicans and the progressive socialist like you out of our government.

 

You are clueless. Walmart sales already require a background check. Yes, your repubs have a great approval rating right now. I'm sure they'll kick butt! lol The teabaggers are racist pigs. you know it. I know it. the media is afraid to talk about it. got to fox nation and tell me that isn't the smelliest racist white trash in the USA. pathetic to the core.

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Lol, damn I'm glad our founding didn't think this way revolting from the empire the sun never set on

 

 

Our government has been in two wars with two piss ant countries for over a decade now and your going to tell me the people within a tyrannical government could not revolt within its borders if armed???

 

Here's what would happen: everybody would get out their weapons, assuming everyone is in accord with a revolt, but they would not be able to protect themselves against the technology possessed by the US military. How many citizens own attack helicopters? Rocket-propelled grenades? Tanks? Fighter jets? Weaponized biological? Are guys armed with pistols and rifles going to take down people armed with what the military has?

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According to the knuckle-draggers, British & Australian society should have collapsed into tyranny or chaos or theivery and thuggery long ago. They haven't. Sure, they've had a few "incidents" ... but they've not had anything close to the number of atrocities of nuts killing schoolchildren and innocent others as here in the USA in recent years.

 

Why do we hate guns? Because in societies with rampant gun ownership ... children and innocents die.

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