Sunday, September 22, 2013

Who's to blame for gun violence?

The Blamer-in-Chief, like all hoplophobes, blames NRA for gun violence.

Yeah, right. The world's largest gun-safety-training organization is to blame for gun violence.
- Not fatherless homes.
- Not parents who don't properly secure firearms in the home.
- Not parents who don't teach their children how to be safe around guns
- Not parents who fail to teach their children self-discipline or even right from wrong.
- Not parents who never think to to take their children to church.
- Not the pervasive practice of farming out children to day-care so both parents can work for "self-fulfillment" or to buy more toys or a bigger house.
- Not violent TV programming and movies.
- Not TV programming and movies that portray grossly unsafe firearm handling practices.
- Not violent video games and "music".
- Not government agencies and other organizations that think the civil rights of those who are mentally ill trump public safety and therefore keep those names out of the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) system so they can buy guns.
- Not the gang culture.
- Not the drug trade.
- Not the rejection of God from schools, the public square, and from personal lives.
- Not the criminal. Definitely not the criminal!
Nope. instead, let's blame the organization with over 90,000 trainers who teach more than 750,000 Americans how to be safe and responsible with firearms each and every year. Let's blame the organization whose Eddie Eagle GunSafe program has taught over 25 million kids how to stay safe if they find a gun. The result: The firearm accident death rate is at an all-time annual low, 0.2 per 100,000 population, down 94% since the all-time high in 1904. Yup, blame the largest organization that's actually working to make gun ownership and use safer.

Anti-gun bigots also like to fuss about "military-style" firearms as if the style (appearance) is a problem. Every firearm ever made is/was derived from implements of war. The same can rightly be said of bows, knives, wheeled vehicles, computers, and baseball bats. Misused, any of them can be a tool of considerable harm. But, does their martial ancestry make any of them inherently evil? Of course not.

Anti-gun zealots need to start focusing their attention on bad behavior -- not on inanimate demilitarized objects which are almost always used safely and for the general benefit and pleasure of mankind.

Ya want to eliminate "gun crime"? Grow up, then focus on the word "crime". Fix the mental health system which was broken by the do-gooders of the ACLU and other Leftists. Stop the biggest cause of crime -- the so-called "war on drugs" which has done nothing to solve the drug problem. Stop blaming responsible people who use their "military-style" guns, bows, knives, wheeled vehicles, computers, and baseball bats safely and responsibly.

Nobody is better at the blame game than Barrack "Nobel-Peace-Prize Warrior" Obama. The saddest part of the story is that about half of Americans are ignorant enough to believe whatever he says. Pathetic.

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