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Good morning, world! It’s been one heck of a ride, I mean we almost fell off the fiscal cliff down to who knows where. And instead we get to bail out those poor, poor movie producers. Want a tax break? How about filming 15 minutes in a distressed area of our country. Gee, that could be anywhere. Right behind the fiscal cliff is another crisis boiling in Washington, D.C. Gun Control. Here we go, another roller-coaster ride courtesy of our government. It’s like living in Disney Land.
And what about that babe, Senator Dianne Feinstein? She’s trotting her cute little self up to Washington with her assault ban bill in hand. Does anybody realistically believe this Senator can produce a product that is going to stop the purchase of assault weapons? I don’t feel it would be right to question her concern, but on the other hand, like all politicians, never let a crisis go to waste. I seem to remember a bit of history. Prohibition? Circa 1920 a ban on alcohol was enacted. Golly, we saw how well that worked. Historians believe this fueled organized crime. Maybe, maybe not. Regardless, criminals always seem to get access to things banned from the populace.
According to the FBI database, violent crime of murder and non-negligent homicides has been significantly reduced. Despite what the media and the politicos want you to believe, data is the best indicator. So, will Senator Feinstein’s bill make much of a difference? I doubt it. We no longer can depend upon a media to report with out the flair and drama of Hollywood. No longer can we take what is presented to us at face value. We must be informed and armed with knowledge, wisdom and cooler heads, we will make the right decisions.
It seems ironic, we have a government concerned about guns considering the Fast and Furious ATF scandal. Approximately 2,000 guns were put into circulation without any tracking device. Hundreds of people have been killed and no doubt many more will see death from U.S. government issued guns. Coming from Feinstein’s home state the Los Angeles Times reports ATF’s Fast and Furious scandal has enough information to make your hair curl. And to wonder if our government should extend their authority on law abiding citizens when their house is so out of order.
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled on Tuesday to release his gun control recommendations. I am sure it will be full of wisdom dazzling the anti-gun crowd and sure to make the criminals squeal with delight. I don’t mean to be a skeptic, although this sums up my feelings on Feinstein and Biden perfectly. Biden has already let the cat out of the bag saying the president could evoke executive orders completely bypassing congress. This is dangerous ground, folks.
Can Biden, Feinstein or Obama create a Magic Bullet (pardon the pun) to halt the crazies from doing what crazies always do? Nope. And if anybody believes they can I have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you. Some liberals believe that placing restrictions on law-abiding U.S. citizens will stop criminals from obtaining weapons. Really?
Drew Marzullo Selectman, Town of Greenwich, CT penned a letter to Greenwich Board of Education Chairman, Leslie Moriarty, and Greenwich Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William McKersi in response to guns in schools. In my opinion, this is one of the lamest list of excuses I have heard.
There are myriad reasons to oppose this idea, but I will name several of the most concerning:Children need to feel safer in school. It is our job, as town government officials, to provide them with that security. However, introducing guns into their buildings, especially in the hands of non-law enforcement professionals, is essentially creating more opportunities for violence. What happens if there is a school shooting, and the armed guard is in the ladies room? At lunch? On the other side of campus? While the chances of him or her preventing a mass shooting are infinitesimally slim, the odds of a child accidentally (or purposefully) accessing said guard’s weapon are much greater. ARMED GUARDS DO NOT BELONG IN SCHOOLS
Seriously, the armed guard could be in the ladies room if a shooter enters the building? Another lame-brain politician.
So, a non-law enforcement professional is not trained in the proper use of firearms? Tell that to the senior citizen in Muncie , Indiana when two intruders entered her home. “Didn’t anybody tell you not to bring a knife to a gun fight?” Spirited senior has intruders on the run, Muncie Star Press 12-14-12
A mother in Loganville, GA shoots an intruder protecting her children. “Had it not turned out the way that it did, I would possibly be working a triple homicide, not having a clue as to who it is we’re looking for,” Sheriff Joe Chapman said.
In the United States, women are more dangerous than shotguns, regardless of what Drew Marzullo has to say. Indeed, non-law professionals are protecting themselves, their families and others. I’ll leave you with this thought, the States with the stricter gun laws have some of the highest crime rates. Connecticut being one and Illinois is another fine example.