It’s rather amazing how stupid gun controllers think the American public is. Don’t confuse that statement, they don’t think gun owners are stupid, they think that the people who DON’T own guns are stupid. You see, gun controllers are not trying to convince gun owners to give up their guns. No, they are trying to convince people who don’t have guns (but aren’t part of the cult of gun control) to help them TAKE the guns from gun owners.
The way they do this is by trying to mesmerize the apathetic populace with misdirection, rewriting history, misleading statistics and outright lies. Our friends at Constitution.com recently wrote of one such attempt at the gun hating liberal rag Iowa State Daily.
Here’s a bit of what they had to say:
A recent post in the Iowa State Daily called for a complete ban of all guns. It claims that guns are not necessary in America today and the 2nd Amendment is outdated and has no relevance to modern America.
The intent of the Second Amendment was two-fold. 1) to have an armed and ready militia. Realize at the time that many of the battles won during the Revolutionary War were won by militia units made up of common people. In many instances, the British met resistance from farmers and merchants in many areas of the nation. Having over 300 million firearms in the hands of the American people is a deterrent to others who wish our nation harm, from forces without and forces within. 2) The Founding Fathers knew that the common household needed firearms for self-protection.
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft for the Virginia Constitution. In that draft, he wrote:
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements).” [Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution (with his note added), 1776. Papers 1:353]
In 1808, Jefferson wrote a letter to Jacob J. Brown in which he wrote:
“I learn with great concern that [one] portion of our frontier so interesting, so important, and so exposed, should be so entirely unprovided with common fire-arms. I did not suppose any part of the United States so destitute of what is considered as among the first necessaries of a farm-house.” [Thomas Jefferson Letter to Jacob J. Brown, 1808. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Memorial Edition (ME), Lipscomb and Bergh, editors, 20 Vols., Washington, D.C., 1903-04, 11:432.]
The post in the Iowa State Daily went on to say:
“If the United States were to put in place stricter gun laws, there would be less murders, mass murders, school shootings, gun violence against police and city streets would be much, much safer…”
“In my complete and honest opinion, there is no need for guns so long as other guns or weapons aren’t present. Who needs or wants to bring a gun to school for any reason other than violence? Who needs to bring a gun everywhere they go? The purpose of having a gun is for protection, and in a world without guns, there would be no reason at its presence.”
“While people may argue that they want guns for protection, the bigger picture is that guns are used for violence against others. Sandy Hook, Pulse night club, Columbine, Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood — the list goes on and on. Whether perpetrated by the mentally ill, terrorists or influenced by violent media, these shootings happened. These shootings took the lives of hundreds of innocent people. These shootings could have been prevented.”
It’s for those very reasons that American citizens not only should have the right to own a firearm but they need the right to carry it with them. Yes, these mass shootings are tragic and often used by anti-gun fanatics to argue for more gun control, but they fail to mention that there have been a number of such incidents that have been stopped before they happened or stopped short while they were happening by someone with a gun. You can read a partial list of some of these cases where a gun saved lives.
However, the Iowa State Daily used the argument about how many deaths were unintentional, number of people killed by a gun in the hands of a child, and then they state that 62% of gun deaths are suicides.
The Iowa State Daily tried to state a reality into existence. Namely that the 2nd Amendment is outdated and unneeded. It’s a tactic that Hitler liked to use which is basically tell a lie big enough, for long enough and people will just believe it. This notion that the 2nd Amendment is outdated is just garbage. The 2nd Amendment will never be outdated so long as freedom and liberty are something that people want.
The Iowa State Daily also touts their skewed and misleading statistics. You see, they add suicides to the number of gun deaths. Not for not but if you are going to kill yourself there is literally COUNTLESS ways of doing it and taking a gun away from a person isn’t going to stop them. But since it inflates the number of gun deaths, gun controllers have no qualms in falsely portraying them as part of their so called “gun epidemic.” 62% of the gun related deaths were from suicide. The irony is that progressives tend to be in favor of suicide but apparently its only ok when you use a poison cocktail.
The truth is that the number of unintentional shootings and the unjustified shootings by legal gun owners is infinitesimal. The majority of the numbers are either suicides or by criminals who did not get their firearms legally to begin with.
Therefore, in reference to stopping criminals banning guns would be as effective as banning crime…oh wait, you mean criminals don’t follow the law to begin with?
So all gun controllers and liberal rag mouthpieces like the Iowa Daily Caller want is to ensure that the People are unarmed so that they are more pliant to an overreaching and oppressive government.
That’s the great slight of hand that gun controllers don’t want you to know. That their goal has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with control.
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