467. What’s “Gun Control” Really All About?

What’s the Gun Control Debate really all about? There’s much more that what meets the eye.
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
I normally focus on items related to the connections between America and Israel and Islam, as well as articles to help us apply God’s word as we fight life’s battles. Occasionally I depart when I see an imminent danger to our freedoms. Usually these articles are about something the UN or Barack Obama is doing that is going unnoticed by the majority of Americans. Such is the case with gun control. Barack Obama, the majority of the Democratic Party, and the U.N. are determined to strip Americans of their guns, not all at once, for that would never work. The plan is “little by little,” taking what they can get, holding it tight, and gaining a little more at the first opportunity. It’s just like the story of the camel and the arab.

They are capitalizing on the Newtown massacre to present the issue as a matter of public safety. By their logic, banning cars is the best way to reduce the number of highway deaths. The problem is that none of the arguments they are using holds water. Statistics show that crime rates (in America) haven’t gone down when gun control measures have been taken. In fact, as the overall number of guns increases, the crime rate declines. Criminals will always find a way to acquire their weapons of choice. A disarmed populace is a defenseless populace. It makes no sense to disarm law-abiding citizens.

AS I SEE IT
It should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA is on board with President Obama’s plan to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms as a means to “end gun violence.” Read more.

Consider the following as you hear the rhetoric surrounding this debate. The silence of the media regarding these facts is deafening:

‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Based on the most conservative estimates, tens of thousands of legally-armed private citizens have used firearms defensively, including one 15-year-old teenager in Texas who protected his home and sister with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. In The month following the Newtown school shooting, more than 65,000 people used firearms in self-defense, yet the national news media has said nothing.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Chicago has one of the nation’s toughest gun-banning laws, yet since 2003 there have been more “deaths by guns” in that city than the number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan during the same period.

Some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale conducted a massive study of multiple victim shootings in the U.S. between 1977 and 1995 to see how legal measures affected their frequency and the death toll. They examined many of the policies the left is proposing today. They discovered that only one policy had a proven record in reducing the death rates in mass shootings: concealed carry permits. Anyone planning a mass shooting in a concealed carry state has to consider the possibility that someone in the area might have a gun. The problem is that even in concealed carry states, ‘gun-free zones” are still established (schools, churches, movie theaters, etc.) These are precisely the places where people end up getting killed. Click here to read more, including accounts where armed citizens in concealed carry states successfully stopped mass shooters, reducing the number of deaths- stories the media routinely ignore.

To appreciate Obama’s ultimate goal, you have to see the big picture. By his own writings and the teachings of his mentors, he is not a fan of capitalism, nor is he a fan of America as a superpower. He was raised learning how to overthrow governments, especially from the inside. He rejects the idea that the power of the government comes from the consent of the governed. He knows that the Second Amendment protects the people against a tyrannical government. If you think he’s not interested in a tyrannical government, try to explain away his unprecedented power grabs over the past four years. As of last September, he had signed 923 policy setting Executive Orders while avoiding public debate and opposition.

I am convinced that the debate on the number of rounds a gun can fire is only the beginning. The goal is a disarmed America. Why would he want that? Because he wants no resistance when he “sends out the militia.” Why would he send out the militia? To quell the violent uprisings after his policies have stripped Americans of their savings, their livelihood, and their freedoms. He will use these uprisings as an excuse to declare martial law and grab complete control. Sound far fetched? Watch what he does during his second term and filter it through this possibility and it will make perfect sense.

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