What No One Wants to Say About Gun Control

The terrible tragedy at Newtown has predictably rekindled public outcry for “gun control.” Joe Biden’s whirlwind survey of “stakeholders” has given Obama an excuse to enact 23 executive orders. Many of them simply resolve ak47that the Federal Government will enforce existing laws. Others are predictably vague, such as “Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign”, or “Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.”

All of this is done supposedly in the name of public safety, but disarming law abiding citizens will only give criminals “human carnage shooting zones” where they can use their weapons liberally with little or no risk to themselves. As late as 1992 students in my hometown of Winona, Minnesota stored rifles in their lockers at the high school so they could use them to hunt after school. There was never a threat of violence or a shooting. Our culture has deteriorated significantly over the past decades; a time in which big government has insulated citizens from the rigors of personal responsibility. Our insistence that government must provide us with food, housing, clothing, and free healthcare (whether we work for it or not) has resulted in a dependent populace and a sick culture.

I’m going to argue that law abiding citizens should be allowed to own semi-automatic rifles with 30 round clips, or any other type of rifle they wish to own. Opponents of these types of weapons say that they have only one purpose; to kill a lot of people. For the most part, they are correct. So why should average citizens be able to own these weapons? The answer is what most people think, but few wish to utter; people need guns to protect themselves from a tyrannical, oppressive government.

Ronald Reagan may have said it best. “There are those in America today who have come to depend absolutely on government for their security. And when government fails they seek to rectify that failure in the form of granting government more power. So, as government has failed to control crime and violence with the means given it by the Constitution, they seek to give it more power at the expense of the Constitution. But in doing so, in their willingness to give up their arms in the name of safety, they are really giving up their protection from what has always been the chief source of despotism–government.”

Of course, liberals and “progressives” are willing to give up their guns because they don’t think that the US government could ever become tyrannical, dictatorial, or oppressive toward people and their property. Fortunately, most Americans are not willing to make that assumption. They want to be armed to fight tyranny, even if it sprouts within their own government.

When the Nazi’s took power in Germany the first thing they did was to look at gun ownership records and confiscate private firearms. Unarmed citizens are the slaves of government. Government, on the other hand, must fear an armed populace. If you think I’m overstating my case, ask yourself why semi-automatic and cartridge clip sales have soared through the roof in the past few weeks. Simply stated, many of our fellow citizens aren’t ready to trust the United States Government. We live in a nation that took up arms to free itself from British tyranny. Guns and individual freedom are in our DNA. I, for one, hope it stays that way.

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6 Responses to What No One Wants to Say About Gun Control

  1. Donna says:

    My view exactly!

  2. El Tylka says:

    Your the man buddy! I would buy one right now if I had the moolah. The idiots that do those senseless killings will get the guns they want no matter what the law says so we can expect innocent kids, adults will be killed or injured by the NON law abiding dirt bags. Boy do I wish I had a hand gun. Would make sure I had a lot of practice.
    Obama wants to be another Hitler do what I say and want you to do or else.
    People better wake up and see where this all is going. We won’t have any rights pretty soon.

  3. Eric says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s ridiculous paranoia, plain and simple.

  4. Maico Reynoso says:

    If we should be allowed to carry semi-automatics and 30 round clips, where do we draw the line? Should citizens be allowed to own grenade launchers to protect against a tyrannical government? Tanks, missiles? We’ll need that much fire power and more to overpower the U.S. military, no? This logic is firmly planted on a slippery slope.

  5. Tyler says:

    I am a student at UMD who reads your blog regularly. Just wanted to let you know I appreciate your writing skills and ability to take complex problems and put them in simple ways that most can understand! Your viewpoints are spot on with mine!

  6. Alex Nysven says:

    What I do not understand is how all these politicians in favor of stricter gun laws fail to see that criminals do not follow laws in the first place and that the only people that are, or will be, affected by changes to these laws are the people who are law abiding citizens. But maybe our government will be able to get guns and weapons out of the hands of all the people who would ever intend to use them in a violent way, I mean I am currently a college student who was able to grow up in a society without drugs like marijuana around because the government banned and got rid of them in the 1970s…

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