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Fact Not Opinion: Gun Control Doesn’t Work
 

Fact Not Opinion: Gun Control Doesn’t Work

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First I would like to say that I am ...

First I would like to say that I am
not a member of the N.R.A., nor
am I politically affiliated with any
left or right wing side. I am simply
a very concerned American. I am
outraged by the ignorance that is
being fed to the people of the
United States about gun control!

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    • Fact Not Opinion: Gun Control Doesn’t Workby Lorri AndersonAugust 9, 2012First I would like to say that I amnot a member of the N.R.A., noram I politically affiliated with anyleft or right wing side. I am simplya very concerned American. I amoutraged by the ignorance that isbeing fed to the people of theUnited States about gun control!What’s worse is the media and thegovernment is expecting us to buythis load of crap they are selling uson a silver platter. The governmentand the media expect the public tobe too ignorant to have thecommon sense to know, the moregun control laws for the lawabiding citizens will create the lawabiding public to be lambs to theslaughter. What criminal will beworried about the gun controllaws? Not one of them. That iswhy they are a criminal, they do not care about the law, nor do they care to break them.Our founding fathers were wise enough to realize that without a way for us to protect ourselves fromenemies that are both foreign and domestic, that we ourselves would perish as a Nation. That is whythey put the 2nd Amendment in our great Constitution of the United States. Nowhere in ourconstitution did it state that it was open to interpretation from a foreign leader (U.N.). Nor did it giveour government the right to add to it, making it almost impossible for us (the American people) to havethe right to bear arms. We not only have the right to own them, we have the right to bear them!Now for some facts: On March 25, 1982 Kennesaw, Georgia signed into ordinance that all head of households were required to own and keep at least one firearm in the home. (With some exceptions). The city’s population grew from 5,000 in 1980 to 29,783 people as of 2009 (that is the latest statistics I can find). The crime rate since the inception of this ordinance has become almost nonexistent.
    • Kennesaw went against the grain when theymade it mandatory for every head ofhousehold to own and have a gun in theirplace of residence. They have proven puttingguns in the hands of law abiding citizens is adeterrent for any criminal. If a criminalknows a person has a weapon, they are goingto move on to an easier target.Another point to prove this is, all of the massshootings that have happened in the UnitedStates since 1950 have all (save one) been invery strict gun control states. Why isn’t theAmerican public being informed about this?Because it doesn’t fit in with the agenda ofthose that would take our guns and leave usdefenseless to protect ourselves, our family, and our home against criminals and big government.Many people are being told about the mass shooting called the “Batman Killings”. But how manypeople are diving into the facts, asking the right questions, and really looking at the bigger picture?First and foremost LAW ABIDING CITIZENS EVEN WITH PERMITS were not permitted to carry their weapons in this theater. I am sure the shooter knew this, and knew that he didn’t have to worry about meeting any resistance or being shot at. Why would he know that? Because common sense is that law abiding citizens follow the law! It was well known that No guns were allowed in that theater. Had there been someone there that was carrying their weapon that night, I truly believe this story would have played out much differently. The media is not playing that up for us to hear, why? Because the truth is that those victims were lambs to the slaughter. Neither the media nor anti-gun lobbyists want to admit that had a law abiding citizen been in there with a gun on that terrible night things would have turned out much differently. Anti-gun activistsand the media do not want to admit it should be against the law to forbid a law abiding citizen fromcarrying their weapon with them. Because the law abiding citizens obeyed the law, and once again thecriminal did NOT, 12 people are dead and 58 more were injured.
    • To make this story even more interesting. I wanted to know some answers to some very importantquestions. The anti-gun activists, police, and media all state that James Holmes purchased 6000 roundsof ammunition online. The question is: How does a 24 year old drop out from college (with no job tomy knowledge) afford not only 6000 rounds of ammunition but also tactical gear, smoke bombs, teargas, explosives, etc… According to police reports he had two .40 cal pistol, a shot gun, and an AR15.Checking on the internet I found that AR15 rounds/ 1000 count is 229.99 then multiply that by 6 =1379.94 which is not including shipping and handling. The .40 cal bullets cost (at the lowest price Icould find) 15.50 per box a count of 50 per box, and the 12 gauge shot gun shells run 5.50 per box forOO buck shot with only 5 per box. Not to mention bullet proof vest 350.00 and up, gas mask 19.95 upto 300.00 depending on thetype of mask Mr. Holmes had,and let’s not forget the price ofthe weapons themselves. Isanyone else seeing this moneyjust add up? Is anyone elsehere wondering where all thismoney came from? Whosecredit card was used or bankaccount was used to payonline? With the economy theway it is, people do not justhave 5000.00 or more hangingaround in their bank account.Especially a 24 year old dropout, with no job, living in asmall apartment.Now the plot thickens even
    • more. James Holmes is supposedly so crazy and deranged that he shoots all those people, rigged his apartment to blow up the police and everyone involved. Yet James Holmes supposedly waited in his car not shaken and calm. Then warned police about the bombs, explosives, and booby traps that were in his apartment? Saving their lives and the lives of others? Does that make any kind of sense to you? If he was so intent on killing these people, why did he warn them? Even better yet, not one witness can identify him as the shooter, because the shooter was in full body armor, gas mask, etc… Two of the witness’s stated that there was a man in thefront row of the theater that answered his cell phone, got up and went to the exit door and opened it. Hewaived at someone, held the door open with his foot, then approximately 10-15 minutes later is whenthe gunman came in. Why aren’t we hearing about this in the media? Why aren’t we hearing about thesecond gas mask that was found? Because they want us, the American public, to believe it was JamesHolmes that did this and that he acted alone.The more you dig, the more it seems as if James Holmes is a patsy for a much larger agenda. I am notsaying that he is not one of the shooters. However in none of the reports by the police, or media, did itdescribe Mr. Holmes as being covered in blood, or even having blood on his clothes. Yet they have
    • stated that James Holmes is the shooter. That hewalked up to people just shooting them. Therewould have been blood splatter on his clothesfrom the victims and lots of it. I am saying thatlooking at all the facts there is no way that hedid this alone, maybe he didn’t even do it at all).Too much doesn’t add up.What is even more disturbing is this happenedonly 7 days before the UN wanted to make anagreement with the United States about our guncontrol laws under the facade of the UN GunControl Treaty, the same way they did withJapan, Britain, Canada, and Australia. Since theUN gun treaty went into effect in thesecountries, all the guns were taken out of thehands of law abiding civilians. The crime ratecountry wide has gone into an uproar, and has spiraled out of control. That is because the criminals nowknow they can kill, rob, beat, and break into your homes and you have no weapon for self defense.In April 2012 there was another shooting in Aurora, Colorado. However the media isn’t telling us aboutthis one. I will tell you why. An off duty police officer had his weapon on him while he was attendingchurch. He heard the gun fire, came out and stopped a massacre from happening by using his weaponto defend himself and others. What if he hadn’t been carrying his weapon, what if he wasn’t allowed tocarry his weapon on church grounds? This could have been a very different story, much like the one atthe theater that night. This is another case that has saved many due to a law abiding citizen beingarmed.A Law abiding citizen in the United States follows the law, and her parents are murdered in a massacrein Texas. Suzanne Hupp was not only a gun owner, but had her CCW permit. Texas had signed into lawthat gun owners and carriers were not allowed to bring their guns into restaurants. She followed thatlaw, left her gun in her truck in the glove box, and will have to live with that regret the rest of her life. On October 16, 1991 a mad man named Hennard drove his F150 truck into the restaurant that she and her parents were eating at. Hennard got out of the truck, and proceeded to kill people one by one in a calculated fashion. They were defenseless, and lambs to the slaughter. Hennard stalked, shot, and killed 23 people. He wounded another 20 people before committing suicide. Her parents whom were with her that day in the restaurant were celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary. They were among those victims that were shot and killed. Had she not been a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN and obeyed the law, she could have possibly saved her mother, father, and many others that day. See her testimony in front of legislators.
    • On June 23, 2012 a 14 year old boy had todefend his life, that of his siblings, and hishome. Had it not been for a gun, who knowswhat would have happened to these children.Obviously his dad taught him how to use thegun (tool for protection) for self defense. The14 year old boy wounded the armed burglarand the lady that was involved in the break inran off. The wounded burglar was taken to thehospital, and treated then to be arrested. Toomany times we hear of people being hurt,murdered, raped, robbed, etc… in their ownhomes. Thank God that was not the case inthis instance, as they exercised their 2ndAmendment right to own and bear arms. You have the right to protect your life, the life of your family,and your home.A 71 year old man named Samuel Williams was in an internet café on July 13, 2012 in Ocala Florida.Two armed robbers entered the café showing their guns, pointing them at people, and holding bags.Thank goodness Mr. Williams was a CCW permit holder. Mr. Williams pulled his gun, shot theintruders and saved everyone in that café that day. The only people injured that day were the criminals.The simple fact is. I believe everyone should have the right to own, carry, and bear arms. I know thereare many people that think guns are bad. It is not the guns that are bad; it is the individuals that arecarrying them. Too many people think that CCW carriers are these vigilantes wanting to perform theirown kind of justice. This is the furthest from the truth. We don’t go around waving our guns, or tryingto go out of our way to find trouble. We are law abiding citizens! We work with law enforcementofficers, are your neighbors, and are your friends. We have obtained our permits to carry a concealedweapon through training, shooting courses, and stringent laws. We are the ones willing to defendourselves, and you if necessary.I know we have a lot of great police officers out there. They work hard and work long hours. However,let’s be honest, they cannot be everywhere at one time. There are many times law abiding citizens havebeen on the phone with 911, begging them to hurry up so they didn’t have to shoot an intruder. However the police couldn’t get there fast enough. That is not the fault of the police; they did everything they could do to get there in time. But the fact is no one is magic, they can’t snap their fingers and then appear. So we as Law abiding citizens need the right to protect ourselves until the police can get there. Fifty-seven year old Donna Jackson of Oklahoma having to protect herself against a man who broke into her home while her husband was at work.
    • This carjacker that failed to car jack anentire family because the father was aCCW permit holder, and fired back. Thecarjacker was killed and the family is safe.The father obtained wounds and went tothe hospital. But this shows you don’t justhave to be in your home to have the needfor your weapon. The carjacker fired firstand was willing to kill them all. That wasin a public place, a gas station.Most of the people whom were shot bylaw abiding citizens has been because ofrobbery, assault, etc… The people whowere shot were repeat offenders (does thissurprise anyone?) that had a long criminalhistory of felonies (not simplemisdemeanors). Once again proof that thecriminal WILL always get their hands onguns. Certain drugs are illegal also, yet we now have the worst drug problem in the history of theUnited States. People are dying by the thousands every year because of illegal drugs that are here in theUnited States. This just goes to prove no matter what, the criminal will always get their hands on drugs,guns, etc… Simply put, it is because they do not and never will abide by the law that binds the lawabiding citizen.If we as a Nation allow the government to take the guns out of the law abiding citizen’s hands, then wemight as well go to every prison, and hand each prisoner a gun. Because you can believe there willcome a time they will get out of jail, they WILL have their guns and all we law abiding citizens willhave is a sheet of paper with a law written on it to throw at them. We as a nation will be overrun bycriminals (just like when Rome was taken over by the Vandals and Visigoths & Rome fell!), because we have been left defenseless against both foreign and domestic enemies. To sum this up, you can find millions of reports, news, and articles where a gun was needed for self-defense. You can also see that where there are stricter gun laws, there is a MUCH HIGHER crime rate. The statistics and proof are everywhere. Yet the media does not seem to be telling the American Public about this. Why? Why aren’t they reporting on Kennesaw, Georgia? Why aren’t they reporting on the CCW carriers that have saved the lives of many? Why isn’t the media reporting and telling us about the real statistics of gun control states? Because, it is all in the agenda. All about money, and control. The ads that are paid for, whether on television or in the newspaper are what pays their checks. No ads, No money, No business. It’s that simple. They don’t want to piss off their biggest clients. If they do, they may lose their business.
    • Did you know the leading cause of death ofchildren under the age of 14 years old in theUnited States is car crashes? (According to theDepartment of Public Safety) Are we screaming,picketing, or lobbying to make cars illegal? Arewe trying to make the age of driving motorvehicles older? No, why? Because we all have thecommon sense to know a car is a tool. We usethis tool to get back and forth from one place toanother. Yet, they kill more children than guns.So where is the rally against automobiles? Therewill not be one! Because we all know tools canbe used for good, as well bad.You say you want gun control? Yet you wantprotection! Take the criminals, put them inprison, and stop giving them a slap on the wristwith a get out of jail free card.The law abiding citizens of the United States cannot afford to continue to pay with our lives because ofbeing denied the right to carry our weapons on our person because it’s against the law or a restrictedplace. By giving up our rights to defend ourselves with our guns criminals can run rampant and havefree reign in this country that we so love. You want a safer United States? Loosen the laws so that lawabiding citizens are allowed to carry their weapons in every store, restaurant, schools, and do not allowany person to be able to trample on our rights to protect ourselves because of someone’s personalopinion. I have never heard of a CCW carrier going off on a tangent, or rampage and just massacringpeople. You need to change the laws to make it to where CCW carriers are allowed to carry theirweapons with them everywhere they go. You create the undue burden on the CCW carriers, and couldcreate the potential for another slaughter, because we are not allowed to carry in this place or that. Whatif at Columbine one of the teachers had been a CCW holder? Could that have turned out muchdifferently? Possibly, yet no one will ever know. Statistics prove that in the areas where there are moreCCW carriers and looser laws for guns, the crime rate has dropped. That is because the criminal nowhas to think, does this person have a gun? If I do this, will I make it out alive? Criminals although thedo not obey the law, are not stupid. Any criminal is going to go after the path of least resistance.Including moving on to another place if they know you have a weapon to defend yourself.I don’t see President Obama, the Senators, or the Congressmen, going around without protection. Mr.Obama may not carry a weapon on him (I don’t know if he does or not) however: Mr. Obama issurrounded by secret service agents who are fully armed and ready to protect our president in amoment’s notice. It should be that way. However, I also believe our president should be able to carryhis own weapon if he so chooses. I believe my life, the life of my family, my friends, and others are justas important as the life of the president of the United States of America. If our President has protectionaround him 24 hours a day, then we should be allowed the same freedom! I guarantee that PresidentObama will not tell the secret service to not bring their weapons into a hospital, a court house,congress, or the senate, because a sign says NO GUNS ALLOWED. Of course not, that would beinsane! Our president needs to be protected at all costs! However, so do we! http://www.infowars.com/