Saturday, March 3, 2018

We must ban guns

In the wake of another mass shooting, clueless people who demand a tyrannical government continue to call for a gun ban. This time, more vociferously, with greater emotion (emotion is a terrible way to make law), and by using children as pawns.

I say, do it!

A ban demands confiscation -- confiscation of an estimated 300 million guns.

Confiscation demands a thorough, daily (at least), and perpetual search of every home, room, closet, crawlspace, basement, drawer, cabinet, sofa, hollow tree, garage, attic, garden, bookshelf, yard, tavern, vehicle, park, homeless shelter, campground, desert, forest, business, restaurant, tent, storage unit, etc. Searches with metal detectors and ground-penetrating radar will be essential.

All searches must include property owned or occupied by those who claim to be gun-free -- nobody can be trusted in a gun-ban political environment. Without such a search, there can be no possible assurance that even half of the banned guns are confiscated.

Why daily and perpetual?
- Because the black market and clandestine importation of arms (accompanied by illicit drugs) is alive and well.
- Because the government loses its guns all the time -- and somebody picks them up.
- Because firearms and ammo can be created with common tools and materials (eg plumbing parts). Criminals do it all the time -- just take a look in any police evidence locker. Even gunpowder is easy to make -- albeit dangerous (ask me how I know).

Anyone who has ever smoked an illicit joint or who has consumed an under-age beer has no standing to say that a ban an/or confiscation would work.

Oh, and the cops would need to do their jobs -- flawlessly.

So, are you gun-ban advocates willing to accept the consequences of your demands?

When your ban and confiscation predictably don't work, what's left in your toolbox? Will you finally start asking, "What is the real problem?"

Monday, February 26, 2018

Lamentation regarding mass shootings

In most states, before 1968, a 12-year-old could walk into a gas station and buy a handgun, rifle, or shotgun. He/she could buy ammo to go with it. Heck, that purchase could even be conducted by mail! There was no such thing as a federally-licensed firearm arm dealer or associated background check. For some reason, we didn't shoot up classrooms and theaters for the fun of it.

What changed?

- We added 20,000 federal, state, and local feel-good gun laws that only impact responsible Americans.
- We created violent video games, movies, and TV programming designed to desensitize our youth with regard to the value of human life.
- We legalized abortion,euthanasia, and assisted suicide to desensitize everyone with regard to the value of human life.
- We kicked God and prayer out of our schools and the public square.
- We stopped going to church and believing in God (yet blame God for allowing evil to exist).
- We converted our schools from education centers to indoctrination gulags.
- We changed the family to marginalize/remove the role of parents, especially fathers.
- We expect both parent to work outside the home, preferring to rear unsupervised latch-key children.
- We accept parenthood outside marriage as normal, even good.
- We no longer know or accept the differences between a boy and a girl and demand that boys learn to be feminine.
- We drug our children into uniform conformity -- especially boys with drugs known to have side defects including violence.
- We changed our cops from peace officers to revenue officers.
- We blame a narrow scope of inanimate objects (firearms) for all of the above social ills.
- We blame the NRA. Its easier and more fun than fixing all the above.