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DC Navy Yard Shooting: Response to HillaryClintonFor2016 on CNN.com

September 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/16/us/dc-navy-yard-gunshots/index.html

HillaryClintonFor2016 wrote:

this is exactly why we need to stop hedging our bets and just start our campaign to outlaw all guns. We need to take the house and Senate and vote for Hillary in 2016 in order for us to stand up and loudly declare that individuals have NO REASON to own a gun. People will give you examples all day long of preventing rape and murder with their guns but statistically they do more harm than good. Just because one father was able to stop his daughter from being raped does not mean we should not look at the bigger picture of guns doing more harm than good.

This is a response to the above comment made by HillaryClintonFor2016 in the CNN.com article, “12 victims slain in Navy Yard shooting rampage; dead suspect ID’d.” For a long time, I stood on the sidelines thinking about guns and if they have any value. The truth of the matter is this, I have had four family members die because of guns that were possessed by individuals who should not have had them. However, in all instances my family or their friends never blamed the gun for the killing. They placed the blame in the right place, at the individuals who pulled the trigger.

It is rather interesting, that when a suicide bomber detonates his ordinances, the media or politicians are quick to blame the suicide bomber and his ideology but yet they never seem to come to terms and blame the ordinances that exploded and caused the damaged. However, when a shooter goes on a rampage, suddenly now, the tool that was used is to blame and not the individual who pulled the trigger. Can we say irony? Can we say hypocrisy?

Within the next few hours or days, you’re going to see people on CNN, ABC, Fox News and all the mainstream media outlets with their analysis and they’ll point the finger at the AR-15 as the culprit. You will see Piers Morgan, again, on his anti-2nd Amendment crusade to ban AR-15s and you will see the media plaster photos of the victims who died, especially of the police officer that was murdered, too. They will tell you that something needs to be done, and that we need to stop this chaos. They will plaster photos of the victims, especially the police officer, and say we need to do something because more people will die if we don’t. I agree, we need to stop the chaos, however, banning the tool is not the answer. If that is the case, then we need to ban automobiles because of the amount of people who are killed and injured as a result of vehicular homicides that occur in our republic. We also need to disband police departments because of the amount of complaints and excessive use of force.

You’re going to see Michael Bloomberg and Diane Feinstein come out of their caves and start their rhetoric about guns, and AR-15s. Remember one thing about these individuals, they have protections that we civilians do not have or can afford. They can afford to have armed escorts and body guards while we civilians do not. They want us, the American people, to rely on the government to protect us. However, when the government always steps in to protect or to help they do more harm than good. Don’t believe me? Just ask the people Louisiana how good of job they did when Katrina hit? Ask the law abiding citizens of Louisiana who were disarmed and left to fend for themselves or were arrested for having the tools to defend themselves. Ask the Branch Davidians how well they were treated by the government at Waco or Randy Weaver at Ruby Ride. Ask the people of Hurricane Sandy how well they were helped by the government. Keep in mind, this is all in recent history, and we can cover more examples but it would be futile because many will fail to see to come to terms with reality.

So therefore, what is the use of these examples if we can not come to terms with reality about our government? Our government wants us to be disarmed, just look at the unconstitutional legislations they’re attempting to pass. Of course, they’ll never say it outright because they’re too cowardly to admit such a thing because to do so would mean the cat is out of the bag we will see them for who they really are. We would see them as opportunists using a tragedy to further the agenda of disarming the American people. They would rather have the police armed to the teeth while we civilians are left to their mercy and that is a situation myself and millions of other Americans are not willing to accept.

You will be told that there is no reason to own a gun, like HillaryClinton2016 wrote, however, what this individual and the individuals that agree with this view is that we face threats in society. Dialing 911, and asking the rapist to wait while the police come is not going to deter a rapist or a carjacker. They will also tell you that only military and the police should have these types of weapons. What individuals like HillaryClinton2016 fail to understand is that we civilians face the very same threats police face, the only difference being is that civilians like myself do not have a uniform or a badge. While law enforcement can call for backup and be surrounded by their colleagues, we civilians just have 911 and whatever weapon we can get our hands on to defend ourselves with. The criminal will always find a way to circumvent the law, it is the law abiding citizen whose hands will be further constrained by laws that will restrict their right to defend themselves.

I am willing to bet that where this tragedy occurred is at a “gun free zone” where in a nutshell, only certain individuals have the privilege to carry weapons while the rest of the people are just there waiting to be slaughtered because some lunatic thought it was a good way to end his life and the lives of others who did no wrong to him. Sound familiar courtesy of Sandy Hook and other “gun free zone” tragedies? The only crime was to be there at the same time the deranged suspect was and who lost all moral human convictions.

Now what I just wrote will offend many people, and will get me condemned for being morally obtuse, and insensitive. However, I would argue to look beyond the fabric of attempting to be offended and simply look at the facts. Before the Sandy Hook shootings, I was never much concerned about the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution because I trusted the government it would always do the right thing, however, evidence now proves otherwise, the government can not be trusted to protect us. As a result of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I educated myself to understand why we have guns and why civilians like myself are allowed to have them. It is not a tool for just duck hunting or deer hunting as Andrew Cuomo would have you believe. It is not a tool to dismember, maim or kill someone. However, it is a tool to defend yourself, your family, your home and most importantly our republic. The media and politicians will say but that is the job of the military to defend the republic, to which I say no, it is not. It is the duty of every American citizen, that is what our Founding Fathers intended and anyone who says otherwise has not read their history or is ignorant of it.

To outlaw guns, or to limit what civilians can and can not do will open a pandora’s box in our republic of the likes we have never seen. Our republic will be placed into two classes, those that can and those that can not. Those that can defend themselves, and those that can not. Remember, according to the ruling by Warren v. District of Columbia police are under no obligation to protect you. So, who than must we turn to be able to defend ourselves if the police are under no obligation to protect you? To outlaw guns means to be at the mercy of the state, and history has shown us, the state has done a good job of turning on the very people that either put them in power or allowed them to rule. All we have to do is ask the people of the former Soviet Union, Armenians of Turkey, Nazi Germany, Uganda, Cambodia, China, North Korea. Better yet, let us ask the Native Americans if we can trust the government at all to do anything right. It is simply a matter of time before our government after disarming the American people that they will turn on us.

If you don’t believe me, fine, I understand. Months ago, if someone asked this very same question to me, I would have said that individual was a conspiracy theorist, paranoid, delusional or simply plain out crazy. However, all I would ask is this, look at the evidence, and don’t take my word for it. When you have looked at all the evidence ask this simple question, is it really a conspiracy theory when turns out to be true?

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Aurora, Colorado Tragedy: Thoughts

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

The tragedy that befell Aurora, Colorado has left the community stunned and the rest of our country bewildered as to why the perpetrator committed wanton murder. Like the Columbine tragedy, many people, like myself, find it very difficult to comprehend why such an individual or set of individuals would do this.

I will neither attempt to sugar coat or attempt to sensationalize this tragedy because in the interest and out of respect for those that died. It is very difficult to comprehend, to understand and to even fathom why any one of sound mind would kill any one, for any reason.

I find it rather disturbing that now, we have our politicians pointing fingers at the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution, and saying that it is to blame for this travesty. Nothing but bewilderment engulfs my mind for the simple fact that it is the 2nd Amendment that is the safe guard that allows the people to be the protectors of our blessed republic without it, we are powerless. Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, has begun spewing nonsense and dribble that we need more fire arm control regulations and laws and what that individual and others who share his opinion are a danger to our society as a whole. They are willing to disarm and victimize law abiding citizens at the expense of our future security as a free people.

We can put as a many regulations and laws in place, just like we have put so many already on the propaganda initiatives called the War on Terrorism, the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty. What will it take for individuals like Michael Bloomberg, and others alike to understand that criminals will always find a way to circumvent the law or break it outright, that no amount of regulations can deter a determined but deranged individual from wanton, cold blooded murder.

I do not want the focus of this entry to be on our leadership, because it is not about them, and never will be about them, but rather they are the obstacle in a long train of usurpation’s of our trust and confidence.

In spite of this tragedy, we are obligated to acknowledge these acts of bravery exhibited by some of the individuals who put themselves in harms way to defend the ones they loved and died. It is a mark of the ultimate sacrifice for the ones they cherished like roses but to be never held again. Among the ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice was Alexander Teves, who shielded his girlfriend, Amanda. His girlfriend described him as her angel that night, and rightfully so, he was her guardian angel now among the other angels not part of this world, but rather the next. Another individual that needs mentioning is John Larimer, who shielded his girlfriend, Julia, upon instinct, and for that price, he paid with his life. These acts of bravery are representative of American manhood, that is present in all of us, unfortunately, some will pay with our lives, and while others will not.

I would hope and believe, that we will never forget these individuals, and that we may honor their memory by showing similar acts of bravery when faced with adversity.

To the families of this tragedy, my consolation that I can give, are my prayers and thoughts. I would hope, others do the same not because I asked, but because it is the right thing to do. God speed us all.