Here we go again, another school shooting, massacre, slaying, slaughter or what ever you might choose to label it. No matter the label, people died. It might have been someone’s husband, wife, daughter, son, brother or sister or any countless combinations of victims. What are their names? I don’t know and I know I will be deemed uncaring, unsympathetic, compassionless, (okay I admit I am all of those things) but the names aren’t important. What is important is we can’t let this incident go by without using it to march forward the issue of gun control. As usual President Obama came to the podium within hours and used the heart breaking incident to preach not about the coming together as a community to offer strength to the families of the victims and to each other, not suggesting to the people to offer help to the community that was desperately short of resources, his mentioning of these items was minimal compared to what his main goal was. Instead, his main focus was once again just as it was in South Caroline and Newtown, Conn., and that was the unwillingness of America to come to grips with the only way to curb this type of killings is with more comprehensive gun control. This thinking has been the argument every time we have had changes to our policies regarding the purchase of guns, and with every tightening of the restriction we can’t document any notable reduction in gun related incidents. Gun control is not the issue. President Obama going before the people and preaching the need for more gun control is at best laughable. Why do we only hear from him on this issue when it happens at a school, a mall, a church or any other public gathering place? Why does he not get up before the people every Monday and talk about the 20+ people who were killed or shot during an average weekend in Chicago. The following was taken from the Chicago Tribune dated September 21, 2015:
Eight people were killed and at least 45 people were wounded in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday, making it the second most violent weekend in Chicago this year. The only weekend that was worse was July 3-6, when 57 people were shot, seven fatally, according to an analysis of Chicago Tribune data on shootings and homicides. When compared with non-holiday weekends, this past weekend was the worst with 53 people shot. The next highest weekends were Aug. 8-10. Forty or more people were shot every weekend from July 24 to 27 to Aug. 28-31. Since March, the number of gunshot victims has reached double digits every single weekend, according to the data. Since April 10-13, the number of gunshot victims has always been 25 or more.
Why do we not hear President Obama talking about these statistics? He can’t. Why? Illinois and especially Chicago have some of the most stringent gun laws in the country. He can’t because these shooting happened one or two at a time. It would be hard to stand before the people and cry a need for more gun control when the most stringent gun control laws in Chicago and other cities doesn’t seem to work. As I have said several times in the past and will continue to say, these victims don’t matter to the Administration, what matters is they now have another opportunity to sell the American public in their moment of shock and grief that more gun control laws will stop these senseless killings. Well, tell me Chicago, how is that working for you.
Whether or not one would actually stand up and admit this can only be answered in your mind, but gun control is not about stopping shootings, it’s about people control. Here are just a few quotes regarding gun control from leaders who insisted it wasn’t about people control:
“Jews (§5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.”
“Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It’s quicker to pull your Smith and Wesson than to dial 911 if you’re being robbed.” – Lieutenant Lowell Duckett, President Black Police Caucus, Special Assistant to Washington, D.C. Police Chief
“Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew’s possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.” Nazi Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
“The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. … They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.”
– Benito Mussolini, address to the Italian Senate, 1931
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
– Mao Tze Tung, Nov 6 1938
“Armas para que? (“Guns, for what?”)”
A response to Cuban citizens who said the people might need to keep their guns, after Castro announced strict gun control in Cuba.
– Fidel Castro
And last but certainly not least…
“US Senator, If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!”
– Diane Feinstein, Statement on TV program 60 Minutes, Feb 5 1995
Was the incident in Roseburg tragic? Yes it was. Were any of the other incidents that have occurred tragic? Yes they were. But gun control is not the answer.
There are several areas of concern we need to look at. We do not need to be increasing gun control but looking at our country and learning why America’s society has reached a point to where someone is willing to gather multiple guns and ammunition and walk into a school with the focused intent of killing as many people as they can. Why does Chicago have so many shootings and killings as they do? I believe (okay here comes the conspiracy theory) this is all by plan. Segments of our population has been misled and lied to by some in our government into the thinking that government can provide for them better than they can if they had a job, hence Welfare. How do we keep the jobs from being available to those who are in need of them? By making them “not available.” Our corporate taxes are so high that companies take their jobs and profits off shore to protect the shareholders. If those in power can increase the number of recipients of government welfare enough; after all it is easier to make money for doing nothing vs. having to actually work for it, they only assure themselves of being re-elected year after year after year. When you have large number of welfare recipients living on dismal welfare money they want more and without an education and available jobs they can’t work for it so they turn to drugs and other types of crime, all of which requires a gun, which increases gun violence thereby gives reason to preach more gun control.
Another area of control is in the education system. If you look at the cities with the highest rates of unemployment, highest number of reported shootings you will likely find a school system with higher drop out rates. In these cities and districts you will find a defunct educational system run by a union and teachers that are only interested in maintaining the highest salary possible. The City of New York at one time had what was referred to as “rubber rooms” where teachers who were no longer capable of actually teaching went to this room or rooms read newspapers, watched television, slept or any other number of things and still continued to get paid. I believe they have stopped this practice due to being discovered. Try firing a teacher in one of these defunct cities and you will find it is almost impossible. The number of young adults who are voicing their support for Bernie Sanders should in it’s self be frightening. Bernie, it seems, is a self proclaimed Socialist and has proudly displayed his love for socialism for years. In socialist countries guns are not welcome. I include this bit of information in the section dealing with education only because our high schools and colleges and universities are openly criticizing our form of government in favor of socialism. This is the explanation for their high rate of support for Bernie Sanders. We are sending our children in to classrooms where they are being indoctrinated into the socialist mindset.
A third area is entertainment. We have movies that glorify this type of incident raising the predator to Hollywood status leaving the individual that has social acceptance problems with the misaligned belief that he or she will get social recognition by committing this type of act. The second part of this area is the extremely graphic video games that is desensitizing our youth to the violence and carnage that is associated with this type of crime.
A fourth area is our media, especially the social media sites, i.e., Face book, Snap Chat etc. Again, I have said many times these incidents would not occur at the rate they are if weren’t for the attention the shooter received raising them to an almost hero status in the eyes of a deranged person who wants his name remembered in history. Chris Harper Mercer in his recent Internet post seemed to idolize Adam Lanza and the publicity he received for his shooting at Newtown, Conn. Yes, copycat criminals are real.
The last area and I believe the most important one we must look at is the continued attempt to remove our Christian beliefs. In recent years Christianity has practically become oppressed to where it is almost beyond recognition. It has now come to the point to where we can’t have any Christian symbols exhibited for fear it may make some people feel uncomfortable. We are more worried about being politically correct than morally right. Go to some other countries and tell them you feel uncomfortable looking at their religious symbols. Our colleges and universities are openly condemning Christianity and makes it increasingly hard for a Christian student to attend without being bullied. Bullying it seems is okay as long as it is directed at Christians. It has been reported the shooter in Roseburg, OR asked the students if they were Christian if they answered yes they were told to stand up. They were killed. The others who denied being Christian were shot in the leg. When prayer was removed from our schools we started seeing increases in the drop out rate, teen pregnancies, drug use started increasing along with general crime and society has continued down its slippery dark road ever since.
I will end this blog with this. We now have a society that has no moral compass, no grounded knowledge of right or wrong much less absolute right or wrong.
For Liberty and Freedom, Ernie