Any mass shooting in America, let alone a single murder, is without a doubt a grotesque reminder of the evil that lurks in our communities. However, as much as I unconditionally grieve for the victims and their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object rather than the actual lawbreaker. The weapon on choice is moot for criminals will always find a means to unleash their hate. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – immediately blaming the NRA or Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be ripped away by an inescapable vacuum of mass hysteria and mob justice. The same Constitutional terrorists who can’t keep gangs off the streets, or drug dealers out of our schools, would leave “We the People” at the mercy of thugs and lowlife opportunists, not to mention vulnerable to government tyranny; Thomas Jefferson’s most profound reason for preserving our right to bear arms. History proves tyrants prefer unarmed citizens for the same rationale criminals target defenseless victims: disarming the populace is the final lynchpin in securing uncontested subjugation and unconditional rule.
Contrary to leftist fodder, defending gun rights isn’t about big trophy hunting or drunken rednecks shooting at watermelons. Its necessity is born from one immutable truth: human beings still die from the same proverbial hands of oppression and hate as they did in 1789. Career criminals, aspiring dictators and plotting terrorists rarely, if ever, follow gun laws. Why would they? Chicago bears some of the strictest gun control measures in the nation and also one of the highest murder rates. The real tragedy in this endless debate is that the media never reports how often firearms save lives, foil crimes, feed families and safeguard freedom around the globe. I could not imagine lying awake at night knowing my family was at the mercy of some deranged intruder and that I was powerless to protect them. I’m an American, a patriot, a law abiding citizen, and there’s a reason why I keep a Glock 20 beside my bed: I refuse to be a statistic like the politically correct dead. And just in case you wanted one…over 80 million gun owners did not commit a crime last night. You do the math.
In this New World Order where logic is a form of white Supremacy, Right-Wing hyperbole, I’m still waiting for the MSM to report Global Warming is directly responsible for a rise in gun violence and terrorism. Oh wait, they already have! This is how utterly ridiculous and irreconcilable American politics has become. These insufferable hacks would have you believing pens misspell words and that homicidal cars drive drunken philanderers named Ted Kennedy off bridges if it meant preserving their backwards, victimization platform. It’s not about the truth, the heartbreak, or the victims; it’s only about how sensationalism can be spun into a perceived gain for a political agenda. Naturally, the media will never report how the U.S. has fewer mass shootings per capita than many developed countries; including France, Norway and pacifist Switzerland. Regardless of a perpetrator’s political affiliations or beliefs, I would designate such callous acts as horrendous crimes committed by disturbed individuals. It is highly irresponsible to blame guns, the Second Amendment or any political party for the indiscretions of the few. The question isn’t why are guns still legal; the question is why are so many people comfortable ending a human life? No, America doesn’t have a gun problem…it has a decaying values problem. There are no ‘safe zones’ from the crosshairs of a corrupted soul!
An overwhelming majority of gun owners are not opposed to basic background checks – those necessary safety precautions that already exist – they rightfully suspect any additional legislation is but a prelude to the radical left’s true goal: eradicating the Second Amendment. Despite swearing an oath to defend our Constitutional liberties, a disturbing number of Democrats freely admit they would outlaw firearms in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. My response? Until the day comes you can guarantee every single criminal is stripped of every possible conceivable weapon, that our government will never abuse its power and usurp our freedoms, that you can prove no one uses a rifle to provide food for their family, or you find the necessary votes to amend the Constitution of the United States, don’t waste my time! And even if by some miracle those improbable events do converge, my answer is still, “Hell No!” Because human nature will never change – the vain, political and criminal aspirations of mankind – neither will the need for the Second Amendment. My God given and natural born rights, my right to self-preservation, do not require your validation or permission. Besides, your pen would probably just misspell my name. There’s no ‘asterisk’ in freedom.
“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.” ~George Washington
“The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” ~St. George Tucker