Media Politicians and uninformed citizens bigger threat than guns, NY state legislation would hurt poor struggling families, Orwellian rules on competency to own firearms

Media Politicians and uninformed citizens bigger threat than guns, NY state legislation would hurt poor struggling families, Orwellian rules on competency to own firearms

“Liberals, lacking accountability for their failed policies, and reason for their irrational fear of guns, blame guns and conservatives for gun violence.”…Citizen Wells

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”…Heinrich Himmler

“‘On the contrary,’ he said, ‘you have not controlled it. That is what has brought you here. You are here because you have failed in humility, in self-discipline. You would not make the act of submission which is the price of sanity. You preferred to be a lunatic, a minority of one. Only the disciplined mind can see reality, Winston. You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party. That is the fact that you have got to relearn, Winston. It needs an act of self-destruction, an effort of the will. You must humble yourself before you can become sane.'”…George Orwell, “1984″

From the great commenter at Citizen Wells, writer, patriot and friend, zachjonesishome , February 25, 2013.

“The Media, Politicians and Uninformed Citizens are a Bigger Threat than Guns”

“The hyperbole, the high and mighty discussions, the knee-jerk legislative reactions surrounding the gun debate (assault on the Second Amendment) these past few months have been absolutely crazy, shortsighted, misinformed, misdirected, unconscionable and potentially dangerous. There are moves in the works to require every gun owner in New York state to carry 1 million dollars worth of liability insurance estimated to cost between $1,600 to $2,000 annually, which would mainly prevent the poor and struggling families from having access to guns for self-defense.  InWashington State a legislator was trying to require certain gun owners to allow the sheriff to inspect their homes once a year.  A lot of veterans, hundreds perhaps thousands, are receiving letters that they cannot own or process firearms, deemed incompetent without due process Even though the above attempts have strong arguments against them on Constitutional grounds (2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 14th), that does not make them in any way palatable.

The fact that veterans’ are having their rights taken away without due process raises another concern.  Who will say, and what standards will be used to say, a person is competent enough to own a firearm or not?  What about a person with a chronic back issue who was referred to a counselor because he or she felt a little blue and might benefit from talking with someone about dealing their new limitations?

Would Obama say this or that person is unfit to own a firearm?  (It might depend on his or her political Party registration with Obama.) 

No matter what the media and politicians around the nation are saying and trying to do, the real issue is not the Constitutional right of competent people in the United States to own firearms.  The Second Amendment my friend is a good thing, a necessary thing for everyone’s protection.

In our American tapestry, guns in the hands of competent law abiding citizens are a big net positive. They provide an effective deterrent to many types of crime (random assault, home invasion, burglary, rape, etc.).  Doesn’t it make sense that a violent predator or burglar would be much more likely to target those people (older, smaller, weaker, or disabled) who they have reason to believe are unarmed, or to target homes believed less likely to be protected by people with firearms?  Thus, having a significant portion of our responsible population armed also protects those who are not armed raising uncertainty in the mind of criminals.

Case in point, most of the recent mass killings in the news took place in venues that were expected not be adequately protected. In fact, most occurred in gun free zones, which is like putting up a sign that says ‘Look, Easy Pickings’.  (Just to note, the vast majority of violent crimes do not involve the actions of strangers. They are committed by someone know to the victim – friends, family, acquaintances.) However, the focus of this article is not primarily about guns.

It’s about politicians and media taking advantage of every crisis, real or manufactured, to further their agendas and misinform the vast majority of those who are too busy to pay close attention.  Regarding the gun issue (like they do nearly every other issue), the U.S. media consistently fails to cover the issue fairly and honestly; and most times they fail to present all the relevant facts.  When they report statistics about gun violence, they nearly always fail to even attempt to report on a number that I’m sure would dwarf the number of people killed or injured by disturbed and violent people using firearms for nefarious purposes.  This number is the number of deaths, injuries, robberies, rapes, assaults, or burglaries that did NOT occur; or where damages and injuries were reduced; or criminal activities were forced to end early because the criminal(s) were thwarted, because there was an armed victim, an armed guard, an armed civilian intervener, or common knowledge that many people in this state or neighborhood might be armed, or something as innocuous as an NRA bumper sticker on a car.

They fail to report on nations like Switzerland that requires all men 20 to 42 to own automatic rifles (their lack of gun crime) or asurvey of 9 countries gun laws and gun crime in Foreign Policy magazine that “…did not find any correlation between firearm control and ownership on the one hand and violent crime on the other….”

Sorry to use this well worn cliché, but it is very true.  When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.  Have you read the stories about it now being possible to print guns, gun magazines and gun parts with 3D printers?  These guns could be made in a way with a 3D printer as to be nearly undetectable. Now that’s a scary thought.”

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37 responses to “Media Politicians and uninformed citizens bigger threat than guns, NY state legislation would hurt poor struggling families, Orwellian rules on competency to own firearms

  1. Zach,

    You made some really good points. Especially…………..

    “In our American tapestry, guns in the hands of competent law abiding citizens are a big net positive. They provide an effective deterrent to many types of crime (random assault, home invasion, burglary, rape, etc.). Doesn’t it make sense that a violent predator or burglar would be much more likely to target those people (older, smaller, weaker, or disabled) who they have reason to believe are unarmed, or to target homes believed less likely to be protected by people with firearms? Thus, having a significant portion of our responsible population armed also protects those who are not armed raising uncertainty in the mind of criminals.”

    That’s why I could never figure out why those who don’t wish to own firearms would be against their neighbors who do. Good article!

  2. Published on Feb 25, 2013

    Chuck Todd discusses the Hypocrisy of OFA Fundraising (February 25, 2013)

  3. “Liberal Reporter Helps Prove Obama’s Birth Certificate Has Been Altered”

    Uploaded on February 21, 2013

  4. Allen West To Obama ‘Get The Hell Out Of The United States of America’…/show

  5. Soros Hiring Private Investigators to Eviscerate GOP

    Memo Allegedly Leaked From Soros-Backed Organization Shows Progressive Plan to ‘Eviscerate’ Conservative Government

    North Carolina’s newly elected Republican governor Pat McCrory hasn’t been in office for even two months, and already progressive groups and their allies within North Carolina’s state Democratic party have the long knives out. That is, if a leaked memo from the progressive organization Blueprint North Carolina is to be believed. The controversial memo was first reported on by the Charlotte Observer this past Friday. The Observer reported:

  6. Obama = Total Fraud

  7. zachjonesishome | February 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
    Thanks CW for reading my latest article. It is now up at my blog and in Australia.
    Zach, what a powerful, passionate article! Thanks for sharing it. Somehow I believe that the “enemy” may have just overstepped, that is, if we remain watchful and vigilant. The longer we live and observe the more we learn that libs are really quite stupid (clever and crafty, yes) when it comes to understanding how deep our core principles are. They show their true ignorance everyday, imho.

  8. “Sheriff Joe Arpaio Now Investigating Obama Alias Harry Bounel: Obama Mama Was In WA In 1961?”

    “Debt Collector & Skip-Tracer Al Hendershot fired off two updates via Facebook:” [go to link]

  9. Good Morning all. And thanks to CW, SueQ and cabbyAZ for your comments. It’s important to keep on standing up in whatever ways we can. I live far away from any cities to protest in, but I do love that internet thing Al Gore invented. Take care.

  10. Good morning Zach, et al.
    Al Gore. What an alien.

  11. Oops, I just insulted aliens.

  12. This guy is obviously testing Maine’s open carry laws and possibly trying to provoke a reaction, but he knows his rights, and I think it’s important for all to be familiar with their own state laws.

    PS- Where I live, it’s not uncommon at all to see people carrying hunting rifles on the street during deer season. In fact, some school jurisdictions are closed on the first day of deer season. I can’t imagine “gun confiscation” going well here.

  13. Gun Laws By State
    Reciprocity and Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide!/home/terms-of-access-and-use/

  14. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    SueQ – Thanks for that video this morning. All I had to see was that smug face of John Edwards at about 2:10 to get me fired up. Their troopers are beginning to suspect their leader.

  15. Great video SueQ

  16. Good Morning All; Finally the good doctor Shakil Afridi is getting help…not from our current administration but from American citizens;

    :Please pass it along via email, facebook, twitter…

  17. Yesterday, our new Secretary of State, John Kerry addressed student in Germany. …He is a direct quote from his speech:

    “People have sometimes wondered about why our Supreme Court allows one group or another to march in a parade even though it’s the most provocative thing in the world and they carry signs that are an insult to one group or another,” he added.

    “The reason is, that’s freedom, freedom of speech. In American you have a right to be stupid – if you want to be,” he said, prompting laughter. “And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.


  18. RMinNC,

    Another Obama (by proxy) apology tour. Putting our country down in front of a foriegn audience.

  19. Beginning to eat their own?

    Lib Kirsten Powers: Obama Is The Puppet Master Of The Media; Obama Boots Media From Q&A

  20. Banker Admits “We Engineered The Global Financial Crisis” to Create a Global Society

  21. I was in Tucson last week and had the opportunity to talk with a family friend who served as Postmaster for 30 years in Illinois. I showed him the post mark of Obama’s 1980 Selective Service registration. I did not show him the entire document, only a copy of the postmark.

    As many of you may already know there is controversy about the year, 1980, on the registration. It reads “08” when it should be “1980” and the “08” is not centered. Well, former postmaster’s response was that he’d never seen anything like that before. He went on to explain to me how the date is changed on the stamp. His exact words were, “That can’t be official”.

    If Obama registered for the draft in 1980 why did the SS provide a falsified document under FOIA?

  22. RMINNC…………
    Do you suppose that in America “DOIN YER THING” includes DECORATING YOURSELF with UNEARNED WAR DECORATIONS? I guess he thought that the decorations would look neat on his lapel……..OHHHHHHWELLLLLLLLL,so what if he didn’t earn them…..whose goin to say he shouldn’t decorate himself. Hell he LIES as bad as Soetoro, and that seems to be OK with everybody. I guess his whopper lies make him C-O-O-L in the eyes of the CHILD OVEREDUCATED WORDSMITHS. All I can say is God help the little SNOTNOSES when PUSH COMES TO SHOVE. They will be amomg the first to be buried.

  23. Jonah……..Re 11:31 AM
    Without venturing a guess I would have to say that it is obvious that the SS Administration is behaving exactly like Hawaii DOH. There is somebody COVERING for him,who is willing to lie,and /or even falsify documents. You don’t need a Phd to see through that one.

  24. RMINNC………..
    Does it mystify you as to how Kerry ever even acquired a commission,as an OFFICER in the US Navy. Perhaps he wrote up his own graduation certificate from Annapolis.

  25. bob strauss | February 26, 2013 at 10:26 am |
    Beginning to eat their own?
    Bob, it seems that more than one lib is beginning to “see” a little better.
    Read this:

    Is the Lincoln Bedroom for rent again?

    (Free Beacon) – MSNBC’s Chuck Todd criticized Monday the new fundraising efforts of President Obama’s dark money group, Organizing for Action, calling a scheme for high donors to meet regularly with Obama “the definition of selling access.”

    Todd was describing the quarterly meetings that will be enjoyed by OFA’s $500,000 donors, the New York Times reported over the weekend.

    Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House. Moreover, the new cash demands on Mr. Obama’s top donors and bundlers come as many of them are angling for appointments to administration jobs or ambassadorships.

  26. RMINNC……….
    It is easy to recognise a person who has been through OFFICER’S TRAINING,either at OCS,or at the Naval Academy. The product of either entity carry themselves like officers. Take a good look at how Kerry carries himself. Even a LEFT WING NUT could see the difference. I personally believe that he BOUGHT his commission originally, or his wife bought it for him.

  27. RMINNC………..
    In listening to ,and observing Kerry it occurs to me that in actuality he doesn’t really know a hell of a lot about COMMAND,or it’s structure. I think that if he was faced down by a REAL Annapolis graduate, he would be QUICKLY EXPOSED,as a ZERO.

  28. BYE BYE ……….Spoke my piece! SEE YA LATER or maybe tomorrow.

  29. FORGOT The thought of the day!
    I am the sort of person who wouldn’t be above acquiring a big bottle of CRAB LICE,and I wouldn’t be above sneaking into Abe Lincoln’s bedroom at the WH,and slipping a big bunch of them under the covers. Where they would be waiting for the next paid up LIBERAL who gets to sleep in Abe Lincoln’s bed. It would be a real riot watching them all with their DUMB ROSEANNE LOOK ON THEIR FACES,and scratching their frontal crotches while standing in their IMPPOOOOORRRRTANT places. Maybe we could get real lucky and MMMMMMSSSSSS.Important herself would sleep in old Abe’s bed. Wouldn’t it be neat to see her doin a Roseanne thing. Really would crack me up big time. Bye Bye I’m out of here!

  30. You’re right, Old Sailor, about John Kerry. He never went to Annapolis. He graduated from Yale in 1966 and then joined the Naval Reserve. His abbreviated stint in Vietnam is addressed in Jerome Corsi’s book, Unfit for Duty, which I bought during the campaign in 2004. It was obvious then that Kerry should not be president and it’s obvious now that he shouldn’t be SOS. What a mess he and all these communists are producing in our country.

  31. Although there are those who don’t like Dick Morris, this article of his is noteworthy, and I think he has it right:

    Obama’s Army Seeks Revenge

    The never-ending Obama campaign announced this week that it was raising funds from big donors — only a relative handful — to put together a $50 million fund for an army of grass-roots activists in swing states to go after Republican Congressmen and Senators who dare to vote against the president’s wishes.

    Over the next two years, they will be spreading their tentacles all over the nation to invade districts which are now in Republican hands but might be turned to blue in 2014 in pursuit of a House majority and of a sixty vote Democratic Senate.

    This “purge” of Republicans is reminiscent of 1938 when FDR tried to oust conservatives — Democrats and Republicans alike — who had the temerity to oppose his New Deal measures. His efforts were soon overtaken by the double dip recession of 1937-38 that his economic and tax policies triggered, but it was not for want of trying that Congress remained independent.
    For more:

  32. CabbyAZ………….
    When a SLIMEY tentacle attempts to penetrate my WALL I will chop it off,along with all the others they try to send forth. Hopefully the pain will REGISTER a MESSAGE to the OCTOPUS. If we do this EN MASSE, who knows the OCTOPUS might bleed to death. You can be sure that NOTHING will get fixed as long as we continue to sit on our duffs.

  33. Taking “uncle Joe’s” advice….or not.

    Obviously Americans have the right to be stupid….just look at the crowd that voted for Zero!

  34. Sorry Oldsailor…

    .I didn’t respond to your comment earlier today…I have been writing a book about my experiences in Vietnam and got lost in thought.

    Please excuse me.

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