Well Regulated American Militias – h/t to George King
The Aurora, Colorado shootings: We can bet there will be an outcry for more gun control.
As many as
12 14 people were killed and 50 nearly 80 injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo. early Friday during the showing of the latest Batman movie. (In a matter of 5 minutes I heard 12,13,14 and again 12 dead on 4 different TV stations and equally varying numbers from 59 to 79 people wounded, so for now I’ll stop adjusting the number for the number is not the issue.)
Do you know where the world’s most heavily armed population resides? No, it’s not the United States, but Switzerland. In Switzerland there is also a thriving gun culture (shooting contests for children ages 12 to 16 are quite popular) and one of the world’s lowest crime rates. There are firearms in every household, and the heads of households are trained on how to use them. In 1997, Switzerland had 1.2 murders per 100,000 – about the same as Great Britain, which is often touted as a gun-control success story. Since this fact disproves their theory that guns cause crime, the gun control movement typically does not address it.
On the other side of the coin, we have Australia. Throughout history, Australia has really never had a major problem with violent crime even though gun ownership is commonplace. Until April 28th 1996, when a lunatic shot 35 people in Port Arthur. An anti-gun uproar appeared immediately (even though guns have never been a problem in the past) and a law was passed making it a felony to possess semi-automatic firearms, even those used for hunting. The government confiscated these firearms from law abiding citizens, and these guns (in some cases rare collectibles) were destroyed. Gun Control and left-wing politicians said great things about the new law and anticipated a drop in crime.
As common sense would dictate, just the opposite occurred. In 1997, (12 months after the new laws went into effect) homicides jumped 3.2 percent, armed robberies were up a whopping 44 percent, assaults up 8.6 and there was a 300% increase in homicides in the state of Victoria. Prior to the new anti-gun laws, statistics showed a steady decrease in armed robberies with firearms; now, there has been a dramatic increase in break-ins, especially against the elderly.
In 1998, in the state of South Australia, robbery with a firearm increased nearly 60 percent. In 1999, new figures
reveal that the assault rates in the state of NSW has risen almost 20 percent. In fact, Great Britain has surpassed America in its overall rate of violent crime (per 100,000 residents). I’m not going to beat a dead horse here and explain why this happened, but you can put two and two together and figure it out. Hint: You can bet the armed criminals did not turn in their weapons…
I don’t claim to be a genius, but it really doesn’t require a genius to conclude that Gun Control is one of the top three scams of all time, the other two being multi-level marketing and Tae Bo.
‘Among the many misdeeds of the British Rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. ‘ – Mahatma Gandhi
Another scenario that proves the efficacy of open carry and licensed gun ownership is Arizona’s open carry law. Since Arizona passed the open carry law which enables any law abiding citizen to carry a weapon on their hip without a permit, the violent crime rate has plummeted. Imagine that? When criminals become aware that the guy or gal standing next to them has a Glock on their hip, they will think twice about doing something stupid. The problem with Liberal Colorado is that there are too many restrictions on guns. I would go so far as to say if they were to pass a law identical to Arizona’s, the jails would become empty and the violent crime rate would drop dramatically.
"The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force."
Our hearts go out to the victims and the families of those killed or injured in Colorado.
Columbine Remembered — What a great speech! – Columbine H.S is only 14 miles up the highway from the Century theatre shootings in Aurora, Colorado
Progressive Global Anti-Second Amendment Fanatics Like Mayor Bloomberg of NYC Are Already Out Politicizing and Taking Advantage of the Tragedy and Lodging UnFair and Untrue Blame, Because For Them It Isn’t About the Guns or the Victims… It Is About Control… Controlling You!: