Note: I wrote this piece back in December 2012, but it is still relevant because the anti-gun Brady Bunch would have us all submit to violent thugs versus protecting our lives and children.
As a resident of the state of Connecticut, I can state quite categorically that Connecticut has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States. Despite those laws, the left insists that if Connecticut imposed stricter bans, Newtown resident Adam Lanza would never have murdered 20 children and seven adults in a mass shooting.
The left continues making that claim, but so far this ideology toward banning guns has never prevented gun violence or stopped monsters from obtaining guns. Anyone determined to commit violent crimes will purchase guns illegally if guns are banned.
Try telling that to leftists, they believe guns are the problem, the left wants guns put away, not the criminally insane, who seem to have more rights than innocent people who have a right to bear arms.
After the Newtown shooting, CNN’s Piers Morgan, who hails from gun free/high crime Britain, is an example of anti-gun leftist ignorance that views guns as the perpetrator, not violent people. Morgan insists gun-free zones prevent gun violence and argued this flawed view with More Guns, Less Crime author John R. Lott who explained that “gun-free” zones attract those seeking gun violence:
Look at the [Aurora] movie theater one, for example. There were seven movie theaters showing the movie “Batman” movie within a 20 minute drive of where the killer lived. Only one of those banned guns. He [the killer] didn’t go to the movie theater closest to his home. He didn’t go to the movie theater with the largest screen. He went to the one movie theater that banned guns. Now if you look at bans generally…In the U.K. and Jamaica, Ireland, island nations that have banned guns, you can’t find a place where murder rates have actually gone down. They have gone up usually by large amounts.
Despite the facts presented, Morgan’s reply to gun bans not preventing gun crimes is it’s “a load of nonsense,” and “Nobody needs one of these [guns] in their home, end of story.”
The left chooses to view mentally unbalanced people as harmless and guns as mentally unbalanced.
Leftist logic has never, in its progressive history, contributed laws preventing demented monsters from committing cold-blooded murder with guns or other weapons. Instead, the left, who decided mentally insane should rehabilitate among society, claim: “[I]if all else failed, such horrors could always be attributed to improper implementation of Progressive programs, reflecting ‘not faulty conceptualization but inadequate funding.’”
Inadequate funding is not the problem. Every violent mass gun spree has been committed by mentally deranged people who methodically plotted violence with intent to murder as many human lives as possible.
The left ignores facts in order to hone in on guns as perpetrators of gun violence. If the mentally derange rehabilitate by committing violence against human beings, don’t blame their violent actions, blame guns! Guns kill people, not crazy people!
That brings us to Adam Lanza. What if Lanza’s mother never owned a gun? Can anti-gun lobbyists guarantee Lanza never would have found a way to illegally purchase guns? Can the left promise that people intent on mass murder will never use bombs to blow up schools or other public places? What about knives? Some crazy people have gone on knife sprees and murdered people. Should we ban knives?
No one can promise us that insane people will not commit violence if guns do not exist. Evil does not alert law enforcement prior to the act, giving details to the plans. Violent people plot murder in secret and gun laws do not stop them from carrying out their intentions.
What about Connecticut gun laws? Connecticut requires that gun owners have permits to carry pistols in public, otherwise, “No state permit is required for the possession of rifles, shotguns or handguns. A person must be twenty-one years of age to possess a handgun.” Furthermore, Connecticut enforces strict background checks on everyone registering to purchase guns. Adam Lanza was 20 years-old, he could not register or purchase handguns, so he stole his mother’s guns after murdering her, because he was insane.
It is unlawful to possess a handgun by a person who has been convicted of a felony; convicted as a delinquent of a serious juvenile offense which includes illegal possession of a controlled substance, negligent homicide, third degree assault, first degree reckless endangerment, second degree unlawful restraint, rioting, or second degree stalking; discharged from custody within the preceding 20 years after acquittal by reason of mental disease or defect; confined by court order for mental illness within the preceding 12 months; subject to a restraining or protective order involving physical force; or an illegal alien. It is unlawful to possess any other firearm by a person who has been convicted of a felony.
Lanza had no criminal record, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was mentally insane and mentally insane people should be locked up, not living freely among us where they can attack us when they eventually, and suddenly, fly off the handle.
As far as “assault weapons” go, Connecticut gun laws state
No person shall possess any “assault weapon” unless that person possessed that firearm before October 1, 1993 and received a certificate of possession from the Connecticut State Police prior to July 1994
When registering in this state, Connecticut law demands “The applicant must successfully complete a handgun safety course approved by the commissioner.”
Connecticut forbids gun owners from storing “any loaded firearm on any premises under his control if” an underage teen or child can gain access to the weapon.” The state requires gun owners to keep guns “secured…in a locked container.”
Even if Nancy Lanza securely stored her guns, firearm laws did not stop her son’s insanity from acting out in violence. A lock-up in a mental health facility would have.
Moreover, it’s illegal in Connecticut to carry firearms on public, private elementary, or secondary school property. But those strict gun laws did not prevent Lanza from entering that school and shooting 27 people to death.
Still, it’s not the criminals’ fault. You see, the violent criminal’s guns should tell the lunatic: “You cannot use me to murder other people, it’s wrong, and I will be forced to take all the blame!”
Facts remain: Evil people will always plot and carry out malevolent deeds. Banning guns, titling guns “assault weapons”, blaming guns for violence and not people, hasn’t prevented murderous lunatics from obtaining guns. Banning guns in America will never prevent illegal gun possession, it will only lead to crimes against the innocent without rights to bare arms.
Government reports say 300 American citizens have joined the enemy to fight the United States. No, Code Pink did not join ISIS so they might become Islamic goddesses. Not that patriotic Americans would be shocked if the pro-Islamic, pro-Palestinian, anti-Semitic, America-hating left wing progressive women did gear up with fully loaded backpacks to bomb the States.
The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials.
In other words, these American terrorists are plotting another 9/11.
Don’t think they are not. What’s the point of joining the enemy unless your intentions are the destruction of everything the enemy hates?
The 300 American terrorists are citizens who hate this nation and side with those who went us destroyed.
Two American terrorists are reported dead: Douglas MacArthur McCain (who was a disgrace to his name), who converted to Islam 10 years-ago, was killed while fighting for ISIS, as well as American Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha of Florida, who was killed while conducting a suicide bombing with al-Nursa Front, an al Qaeda group.
But not all American jihadists are on the battlefield, some are at home in front of their computer aiding the enemy:
A suburban Denver teen fell in love with an ISIS fighter online, vowed to aid his cause in Syria, then was arrested at an airport, federal authorities said. Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, of Arvada, Colorado, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization after FBI agents arrested her at Denver International Airport on April 8 as she tried to board a flight to Frankfurt, Germany, according to a U.S. criminal complaint and a supporting affidavit. She allegedly had connecting flights to Istanbul, Turkey, and then to Adana, Turkey, just a few hours’ drive from the Syrian border.
Conley told investigators she would engage in combat against the U.S. if necessary: “I wouldn’t like it, but I would do it,” she said, saying she “joined the U.S. Army Explorers (USAE) to be trained in U.S. military tactics and in firearms” and wanted to train Islamic jihadists in U.S. Military tactics so they could fight and kill American soldiers. When asked why she joined the enemy, Conley said the U.S. Military refused to accept her wearing her Muslim garb required by her Islamic beliefs.
Oh, poor darling little terrorist!
No one is stating the obvious—why these young Americans join the enemy: Other than someone born and raised Islamic, only radical leftists, progressives, convert to Islam and join forces with the enemy, because that has always been the group seeking to crush this nation by any means possible. Joining the U.S. Military is one of the best ways to destroy America.
First it was our education system that progressives destroyed by rewriting our history and retraining our thinking through indoctrination, and then our culture through communism, and now it is the destruction of America by-way-of Islamic terror that has been accepted and tolerated since 9/11 when George W. Bush ignorantly told Americans that Islam was a peaceful religion that had been hijacked by radicals.
Just like Nazis were nothing more than radicalized Catholic choir boys.
Our question to the U.S. Government should be: Will you let these American terrorists return to the states despite their being on terror watch lists?
The government did not deport the non-American terrorist Mohammad Atta who easily entered the U.S. despite being on a terror list. Janet Reno gave Atta and his laptop Constitution Fourth Amendment rights. Atta bombed the World Trade Center.
The government ignored the Boston Bombers until they bombed the Boston Marathon, despite their terror connections overseas. The surviving bomber, glorified by Rolling Stone Magazine, is being treated with kid gloves while the progressive government is removing Christian’s religious rights.
Will the State Department allow American terrorists to reenter the U.S., referring to these brutes as troubled youth in need of counseling and given more constitutional rights and fair trials than loyal citizens? The answer is yes.
Trained terrorists only return to the United States to attack and kill Americans in the name of Islam or other causes of hate and death.
The citizenship of these American terrorists should be removed on the grounds of treason and every one of them should be hunted down and killed before they slaughter Americans on U.S. soil.
Wake up people. Progressives hate this country and everything it stands for. Don’t be shocked when you see your neighbor’s Occupy Wall Street brat joining ISIS.
We vote like idiots. Seriously people, we vote for jerks and then we whine about how distrustful those jerks are and how terrible they have made this country, and what a bunch of jerks those jerks are. But who put those jerks in office? We voters did: We elect our problems and then we complain!
We vote like idiots.
Here’s one problem: Vote party line no matter what! Keep the GOP party in power! Yeah, that’s worked oh so well! John Boehner has really shown the Congress he’s tough: He tells them and the president what a bunch of jerks they are and then cries every time he might have to make the right decision to restore America.
John McCain: Yeah, he showed those illegals what a dang fence is by not pushing to build the dang fence he said he was going to demand be built! and we keep reelecting him and illegals thank us very much!
Our votes have made sure that only certain people truly get First Amendment rights–illegal aliens, Muslims, black criminals– while our Second Amendment is being run through by the Brady Bunch!
Heaven forbid we actually change our parties, get rid of moth-eaten power-mongering old farts who only care about staying in office for life because it pays extremely well to live off the taxpayers who are losing their homes so leaders can collect more taxes.
Are we all low information voters? Are we all robots who are forced to vote party line to keep a bunch of “corrupt bastards” in power? Are we really that stupid?
Heaven help us, but yes, we really are that stupid.
Jefferson would be ashamed, Andrew Jackson would challenge us at 20 paces. I think both have already rolled over and are gnawing on dirt both men would like to spit in our deserved ignorant faces for voting like a bunch of wimps!
We cannot have a progressive-enforced and controlled government in power unless we the people have allowed it, unless we voters keep reelecting that unconstitutional, parliamentary, lord-it-over-us type of system into power and prostrating ourselves to it.
It might be a good idea to stop bowing down to the government that has been long destroying this nation and stand up and kick it and all those jerks leaders in the ass.
We did this to ourselves–the collectivism, the progressivism, big government, less rights, more control over every aspect of our lives. We accepted all of that by electing and reelecting it.
We vote, we reelect the same-old same-old an din doing so, we wimp out at the polls and say, oops, I don’t want the really true constitutionalist, I want whoever can win and then, you know, we’ll be able to work with him. Really? We’ve been doing that for decades and have those leaders who win listened to us? Are they working for us or against us because their pays well and it’s fun to be an aristocrat, because, hey, that power pays well–off you!
You do know the leaders work for us, are supposed to serve us, not the other way around?
It’s time to start rebelling at the polls and stop going along with our party because. Has that gotten us Republicans anywhere? Did it really change things back to the Constitution or reelect progressives like McCain who only care about power and living off us and destroying the Constitutional Republic they have let become a third world chamber pot.
We may not be allowed to duel anymore–Give me a break!–but we can duel by-way-of the vote. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Maybe it’s time we show just how mighty that voting pen really is and run both parties through, clean them out and restore this country back to America, back to a Constitutional Republic.
Send all Republicans packing with a few exceptions–Ted Cruz and Trey Gowdy and other authentic conservatives can stay! The rest need to be sent home packing.
Personally I want to drown the GOP in Conservative Tea! Jefferson and Jackson, both Democrats, would agree.
What happened to the good ole’ days where we had control, we the people had the say and we believed in ourselves and our capabilities to manage this country by the people, not by life-interned lords.
We do have choices. We don’t have to keep reelecting the problem. We can run the problem out of town, on a rail if necessary.
Rebel, revolt with your votes!
Will we? Do you want to? It’s a matter of doing it, not just saying it, yeah.
Not all will, and too many will vote Lizzie Warpath or Hillary and vote to reelect John McCain because we have to keep the senate even if it means holding onto a progressive Republican who sides with illegals.
But we don’t all have to be that stupid, nor do you or I have to settle for the most electable loser!
Think about those who fought the Revolution. They didn’t cower, the got up and fought back and won. All we have to do is demand through our votes that the most authentic conservative, constitution-upholding, America loving, pro-military, anti-enemy, pro-God, anti- Islam, take Islam down candidate–yes I just said that, no I won’t apologize for it– be put on the ballot and vote for him or her.
C’mon people: Rebel against this progressive big government and revolt with your votes and change America back to America!
We Worry About Ebola and Other Diseases, Yet We Won’t Ban Flights and Immigration From China and African Nations
I’m going to open a can of infected worms and cause the politically correct do-gooders who mollify third world countries to be overcome with Aunt Pitty Pat vapors–I hope: Why do so many Americans wring their hands over a possible Ebola outbreak or epidemic, or pandemic, or any horrid and easily spread disease, but this nation still allows flights into the United States from African countries? You know, that continent where the Ebola virus breeds?
And what about China and other Asian countries with influenza viruses named after filthy infected birds?
Are we so desperate to be liked by non-whites who hate us Americans, we’ll accept contagions as reparations for being America?
We’ve been brainwashed into believing we owe prostrating apologies for our American existence, and so we open our borders to infectious people to hopefully appear oh so virtuous to our infectors before we drop dead from their foreign infectious diseases?
But at least we’ll die self-righteously stupid!
Why don’t we all just purchase plane flights to West Africa and tell Ebola-infected nations to drool saliva all over us Americans. Maybe it will help us become more sanctimonious in our pious idiocy!
How many times must the CDC warn us about infectious diseases from specific countries before we close U.S. airports and seaports to immigration from those countries? How about when your child shakes hands with a visiting African who has no idea he or she is carrying Ebola, or Asian visitor carrying a strange bird virus? Will you then stop saying, “Oh, we can’t blame everything on Africa or Asia! It’s America’s fault for everything bad in the world!”
We should blame diseases on the places they come from; those diseases are killing off people in those countries. So why welcome infectious diseases into the States?
According to the CDC, West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is deadly serious. On July 31st, CDC Director Ron Frieden told CDC Public Affairs Barbara Reynolds that
The bottom line is that Ebola is worsening in West Africa…The current outbreak is bad. It’s the biggest, most complex and the first time it’s been present in this region of the world which means that response systems and community understanding of the disease is not what it is elsewhere. It’s been deadly and far too many lives have already been lost. The outbreaks are occurring across many geographic areas of three countries which share a common border. That common border appears to be a, if not the, epicenter of the outbreaks.
Frieden says the African healthcare systems “are not highly functional,” and diseases there spread rapidly and medical workers have a difficult time controlling Ebola, because doctors must find infected people before they have contact with others.
Ebola spreads through hand shaking, saliva, blood, etc, and people do not know they’re infected until severe symptoms appear. What if the infected person enters airports, tourist areas, workplaces, etc? It spreads and kills.
1. Guinea: 579 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 423 laboratory confirmed, and 396 death. Affected districts include Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye, Télimélé, Boffa, Kouroussa, Dubreka, Fria, Siguiri, Pita, Nzerekore, and Yamou; several are no longer active areas of EVD transmission
2. Liberia: 972 suspect and confirmed EVD cases, including 242 laboratory confirmations, and 576 deaths.
3. Nigeria: 15 suspect and confirmed cases, including 12 laboratory confirmations, and 4 deaths.
4. Sierra Leone: 907 suspect and confirmed cases, including 783 laboratory confirmed cases, and 374 deaths. Cases have been reported from all 12 Sierra Leone districts.
Who did these people come in contact with before they were diagnosed? Who’s walking around infected and doesn’t know it while they infect others?
The two U.S. medics contracted Ebola in West Africa may be fine now, because of American medical advances, but what if African travelers entering the U.S. unknowingly carry the virus? New York airports are major ports, tens of thousands enter daily. How many Americans could return from Africa unknowingly infected? How many African visitors enter the U.S. carrying contagions?
Yet, the CDC isn’t demanding we close U.S. borders to African nations, instead, it’s telling us this on its web site:
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, but does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has deployed several teams of public health experts to the West Africa region and plans to send additional public health experts to the affected countries to expand current response activities.
Oh well, now I feel so much better knowing a disease that spreads death poses no threat to the United States while our air and seaports are open to the world doesn’t pose a threat as long as I avoid infected people!
That doesn’t help my darling CDC morons, considering illegal aliens jumping our South West borders are carrying infectious diseases along with their drugs and human trafficking and gang-banging violence intended to be used against the United States. And yet we continue keeping our borders wide open.
Doesn’t it feel fabulous to have your minds put at ease! You cant catch contagions that others carry unless you come in contact with infected persons. So, you’re safe, because third world countries do not have any more problems with bacteria carrying fleas found on rats and mice, the reason we don’t have to worry about West Nile viral mosquitoes, right?
Who brought that contagion into the United States? Wait, we don’t want to offend Egypt, it might set off the Muslim Brotherhood and make them radically aggressive.
What about Chinese immigration and visitation. China and other Asian countries are riddled with infectious contagions. Remember the 2009 Bird Flu? That did not originate in the States, it came from China. But it made us sick.
We’re not supposed to admit that openly, because we don’t want to insult those cheap manufacturers of crappy American goods by telling them “stop coming to our country and infecting us.”
Not that we Yanks can’t pick up fowl Chinese viruses by visiting China or other Asian countries, but these nations do nothing to prevent contagions, they cover them up when they break out!
Remember the 2003 SARS breakout? SARS killed 774 people and caused almost $40 billion in “economic losses” because the SARS “disease spreads quickly across countries through networks related to global travel,” so the “economic shock to one country is quickly spread to other countries through the increased trade and financial linkages associated with globalization. As the world becomes more integrated, the global cost of a communicable disease like SARS can be expected to rise.”
SARS was covered up by the Chinese government, who dismissed SARS as “nonsense” and under control long enough for the outbreak to become deadly.
Heaven forbid China gets caught for ignoring infecting diseases and we Americans say, “Hey China, you’re not manufacturing our cheap flimsy junk anymore! We Americans will make it ourselves!”
I guess we learned nothing from history and those nonsensical 14th century Bubonic, Septicemic and Pneumonic plagues that killed 30–60% of the European population—million people. But hey, that was white Europe, so we’ll call that a good apology reparation for all that nasty whiteness that had the audacity Judeo-Christianity-up the world with enlightenment!
Will we continue accepting infectious immigrants into our country, or shut our borders to the third world and protect our people?
By-the-way: Fainting from the vapors won’t kill you. Maybe the fall will knock some sense into some of you left wing idiots.