Tag: guncontrol

Why do we No Longer Blame the Murderer?

Why do we No Longer Blame the Murderer?

“People fear what they do not understand and hate what they can not conquer.”       – Andrew Smith

For over 40 years, the Gaming Industry has been under attack. For the longest time, the government has blamed gaming for many acts of violence that have occurred throughout history. Mass shootings, organized riots, or even acts of terror. These politicians make up this false reality where all video games are “virtual boot camps” that are teaching our youth how to kill. That there is “evidence” and “statistics” that prove the games cause violent crimes. That these first-person shooters are the root cause of all evil in the world. When that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many researchers have found that 80% of mass shooters have no interest in video games at all.

So at this point, we can start to piece together that it isn’t the source of media that causes the act, but more of the person in question. It’s the person’s mental state, and how they mentally view the world through their eyes. For example, if they have it in their head that this video gamer or movie really makes them want to kill, that’s a decision they are marking on their own accord. Not because the film told them to. It’s much like how a gun can’t kill someone on it’s own. You put a gun on the table and leave it there, it isn’t going to do anything or hurt anyone. Not until you or someone else comes, picks it up, and tries to use it against someone.

So, why am I bringing up all this stuff about movies and video games? Well, it’s quite simple really. We don’t blame the murderers anymore. Yes, we arrest them. Yes, we prosecute them. Yes, we send them to jail, but at the end of the day when it all comes down to it, we don’t care about the murderer. We seem to only care about what tool was used and what possibly inspired the killings. The Las Vegas Massacre happened. What did we blame? Bump stocks. The Sandy Hook Shooting happened. What did we blame? Violent Video Games. The Parkland High School Shooting happened. What did we blame? AR-15s. The list goes on.

We get so caught up pushing our own agendas instead of attacking the real problem that lies within our own society. Guns don’t cause violence. Video games don’t cause violence. Movies don’t cause violence. Criminals cause violence. When a criminal has it in their head that they want to kill many people, they will do everything they can to achieve at committing their act. Nothing else matters to these kind of individuals. Nobody blamed the gun when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Nobody blamed the planes when almost 3,000 people died on 9/11. Nobody blamed trucks when an ISIS member ran into a crowd of people in France. However, we seem to always blame guns whenever it’s a mass shooting.

Yes … the 2nd Amendment says an armed militia can be formed in the even of a tyrannical government. However … when the government is discussing a plan to possibly repeal the 2nd Amendment … many would consider that tyrannical. When the government is attempting to revoke our human rights to self defense. In the eyes of many, that can be considered tyrannical. Look back in history people.

Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong In and Xi Jinping all have used Gun Control to the fullest extent. It’s easier to control the population when the people have no way of defending themselves. While you may say changing the age of gun purchases isn’t a big deal … all it takes is one. It starts with one regulation. We start with Bump Stocks. Then it’ll move on to age. Then we’ll increase the price of ammunition. After that, any “scary” weapons (aka Assault Weapons) will be banned from public use. Following that … it wouldn’t be long before the general public is entirely disarmed and no longer able to protect themselves.

That’s the reality we’re entering. When the government starts telling you that you don’t need guns, you NEED a gun.

 

 

Gun Control in America

Gun Control in America

Gun control, gun control, gun control! This has been a hot topic since the recent Florida Shooting. This is a debate that has been going on for the longest time in this country. Whether or not civilians should be allowed to own firearms. The debate really sparked in 1994 when Former President Bill Clinton signed the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, which claimed to ban the purchase of certain weapons identified as being “assault weapons” to the general public between the years of 1994 and 2004. The ban lists 18 different semi-automatic weapon models. This included weapons such as AR-15s and AK-47s. It was supposed to help end gun violence in the USA … and as expected, it did nothing.

On April 20, 1999, five years after Clinton signed the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, the Columbine Massacre occurred. Fifteen students were killed while twenty four were wounded during the attack. The now second worst school shooting in US history. It took place during the ten year Assault Weapons Ban. What guns were used during the Columbine Massacre? Assault weapons. Wakefield Shooting in 2000. Seven dead. What was used? Assault weapons. Lockheed Martin Plant Shooting in 2003. Seven dead. What was used? Assault weapons. The list goes on.

No matter what you do, no matter what laws you pass, no matter what legislation you conjure, you can NOT stop a criminal from wanting to kill people. If they have it in their head that they want to kill over a dozen people, they will act on it. If they can’t buy a gun, that’s nothing. All they need to do is get a VPN, download Tor, go searching on the Dark Net, and get a gun illegally. No process, no wait time, nothing. Just buy and go. The best part? Their transaction is untraceable.

The one thing we can do, is teach Americans how to defend themselves. In 1974, there was a school shooting that took place in Israel known as the Ma’alot Massacre. Leaving 31 Israelis dead and 70 injured. After that, laws were passed that demanded that all schools would be allowed armed guards and teachers on school grounds at all times. Since then, there has only been two school shootings. Two. That is how you deal with school shootings.

When a maniac reads a sign that says, “Gun Free Zone”, then they just found an easy target. When they walk in there and shoot up the place, there will be nobody there to stop them. Nobody there who will shoot back. However, if they come into a place with armed guards, they will have less of a chance to do serious harm. We are teaching our youth how to run away instead of teaching them how to protect themselves. We’re teaching them how to get somebody else to solve their problems instead of teaching them how to stand and fight. We’re teaching them how to be dependent on somebody instead of being independent for themselves.

It’s sick. It’s wrong. It’s un-American. It needs to change. Gun Control will never work … but teaching self-defense, will be a step in the right direction for all Americans.

Everyone has the right to defend themselves. Everyone has the right to own a gun.

 

RANT: About Gun Control

RANT: About Gun Control

Yesterday afternoon, Nikolas Cruz armed with an AR-15 came into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, and started to open fire. The shooting appeared to happen for over an hour before Cruz eventually fled the scene. From the articles I’ve read so far, Cruz had killed 17 people and injured 14. This is now confirmed to be one of the deadliest school shootings in US History. Since the Columbine Shooting from 1999, there as been 25 different school shootings across the United States. The debate has continued for each and every single one, Gun Control.

Let me make this very clear to people who believe in Gun Control; the law does NOT apply to criminals. It doesn’t matter what legislation you pass. It doesn’t matter what laws you enforce. It doesn’t matter what counter measures you take. Criminals who don’t abide to the laws will ALWAYS find another. Whether it’d be through the Dark Net, Gangs, the Black Market, or (if they’re young) guns they got from their parent’s closet, Criminals will always find another way to get them. It’s just fact.

The Democratic Party never seems to hesitate on demanding Gun Control when these events occur. It’s almost on impulse at this point. Rather than try and figure out a way for schools to defend themselves from events like these, they instead do whatever they can to continue promoting their Gun Control agenda. When in reality, that shouldn’t be the discussion at all. This shooting would have never happened had the teachers been armed to defend themselves. Or if it did happen, there would’ve been a lot less causalities.

Gun Control isn’t going to fix anything anytime soon. What America needs is better security. If schools are being threatened this much, then allow law abiding teachers to have their conceal-carry handguns on them. Allow teachers to defend themselves and their students. Teach kids how to defend themselves from people like Cruz. These shootings have nothing to do with the guns used in the attack. It’s the shooter themselves. The gun can’t do anything on it’s own. Somebody has to pick it up and use it for it be classified as dangerous.

Gun control won’t end Gun Violence. Security of our schools and our community however, will help prevent it.

Why is it that from the 40s up through the late 80s, guns were allowed either on school grounds or in the class room? Why is it that my father went to school in DC where they had a Rifle Team in the 80s? Why is it that my father’s father was able to do target practice on school grounds? Because the old generation of kids wasn’t taught to run and hide, but to stand and fight. To protect themselves and others against dangerous people like Cruz. That’s something we need to do. Teach people how to protect themselves from bad people.