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In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Gun Laws Will Stop Shootings, Like Obamacare Improved Healthcare
Unfortunately, due to whatever cause, young men are picking up guns, and too often and too frequently, are using them to kill people. It would appear that many of the killers lean toward the American political left in that they tend to get enraged and feel justified by the extremist words of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer or Bernie Sanders, and feel that they are on the right side of history and can righteously beat and kill some folks they don‘t agree with. But since not all liberals behave that way, we must agree that we therefore have to weed out the ones who are crazy enough to pull a trigger on humans and be sure that they are not allowed to arm themselves.
It’s certainly not a surplus of weapons on-campus that is the problem, because there are no longer any rifles or pistols to be found in high schools and likely not in colleges either. In the 1960s, high schools had many weapons used in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) classes in almost every school in any town. There was rifle fire going all afternoon and into the evening in these high schools as ROTC students fired rifles during target practice on the school firing range. So I would argue that the leftist tendency to make rifles be treated like evil things has created an atmosphere in which rifles have been gotten rid of, and this situation is counter-productive. So for students in my high school, there was gun usage and appropriate training on-campus and in-school all the time, with no misuse of weapons having been reported at all; but that was before liberals got their hands on the subject of guns.
Similarly, young people growing up on farms or ranches were familiar with rifles and pistols, knew how to use them safely, and for these young people the mystique of guns was limited to the practical world of the farm. It seems that only city boys with little exposure to weapons and little or no knowledge of the proper usage of them, were attracted to the killing power of these weapons. When city kids watch the Hollywood depictions of gruesome murders and mass killings in video games, which are just another Hollywood product that destroys young minds, they apparently are attracted to the violence that Hollywood makes to look so masculine and strong. But with all of the political donation money Hollywood gives to leftist politicians in Washington, there is no chance in hell Democrats will ever cut down on the Hollywood money machine and ban their violent products.
So the latest liberal iteration of the phrase “sensible” gun safety rules will help stop the senseless shootings, like Obama’s Affordable Care Act made healthcare “affordable” and like Obamacare make healthcare in America better. We must devise ways to determine which young men are drifting toward violence, and then keep guns out of their hands, or detain them where they can‘t hurt other people.