In a fit of apparent madness the Nassau County New York District Attorney’s office was recently reported to have forbidden employees from owning a firearm, even in their homes.
Through great reporting and patriotic Americans taking a stand enough people were outraged at this abuse of civil liberties to put a stop to it (allegedly). When asked why the District Attorney’s office had adopted the Marxist-style policy of infringing upon the personal and lawful rights of its employees, even to the extent that it invades the employees homes, The Washington Post reports that they were told:
“Our practice of asking prosecutors to not possess handguns is to ensure the safety and comfort of staff, victims, and witnesses, and is consistent with other district attorney’s offices in the New York City metropolitan area.”
That’s understandable, right? I’m sure that they really care about the safety of their employees and others, so I’m sure vehicles will become outlawed as well. As Newsweek reports, between January and June 2015 alone there have been almost 19,000 deaths in the U.S. as a result of motor vehicle accidents. And last I checked cars aren’t even a constitutionally guaranteed right, so outlawing them for an even greater, greater good just makes sense. Lots of people can die quickly in a shooting spree, but also if someone were sick enough to drive through a bus stop or cross walk at high-speed.
If you’ve read this article on SpyGate MD then you already know that progressive liberals love a good truth-bender when it comes to data. In that article I proved (using government data) that there were only 11,208 firearm homicides in 2013; a far cry from the 30,000+ number of deaths that these types of people use to scare others. In fact it’s pretty clear that liberal control freaks love to use deceit and trickery to fool an ignorant populace that supports their nonsense.
Each year 60% or more of all firearm deaths are suicides. First, people have the right to take their own lives, believing anything else is beyond absurd. Second, if they really want to take their lives they will, firearms only expedite the matter and lessen suffering (how terrible the thought). You know that big scary 30,000+ number they throw around to scare the kids? Here’s how many are suicides…
Yes, you read correctly. 21,175 of those scary firearm deaths are suicides, not at all a threat to you or I or anyone other than the person themselves. Finally, did you know that in Japan where gun control is all the rage that the suicide rate is twice that of the U.S.? Hmmm, I guess a gun isn’t the only way to Hara-Kiri. Imagine the horror… every single day in Japan more than 70 people kill themselves, all without firing a single, nasty bullet.
So out of that big 30,000 + number that’s used most often, there are 11,208 real firearm homicides. But diving in to the numbers further, how many of those 11,208 were not gang-related violence and which pertain to you and I the law-abiding citizens? In Chicago and Baltimore we know as a reference that 80% or more of homicides are gang related. Not some random crazy guy going off, but some liberal, welfare fallout who decides to live out the hip hop dream and kill some people. Using that 80% as a starting point then we can see the real range of firearm-related homicides which any gun legislation would impact:
In 2013 that real number of non-gang homicides was a whopping 2,242. Yes, read that again!
These turds rob stores and hurt people, they commit rape and arson and burglary and assault and battery, they make and sell drugs, they make money in human trafficking and prostitution and extortion and drug smuggling and on and on… do you think, really, that if you outlaw a firearm, any firearm, that they won’t still use it? These criminals violate every law in the books and self-proclaimed enlightened progressives think that gun laws will simply curb the madness? How silly are these people that the progressive liberals keep finding to support their cause?
I’ve reported it elsewhere but will add it here for dramatic effect; in 2013 there were 10,062 Americans who died as a result of suffocation. Can you imagine that? All of these ways people are dying, left and right and all around us, but these power-grabbing liberals (the politicians, not the stupid minions who have no clue why they’re being manipulated) go after a relatively low number of deaths as their “public safety” issue and will even threaten the U.S. Constitution in the process?
And did you know that an unbelievable 38,851 people died in 2013 from poisoning. Seriously? And liberals wants to re-frame the Constitution because they “claim” they’re concerned about public safety and the 2,000+ non gang-related firearms deaths each year? Which by the way, firearm deaths have been decreasing steadily for years anyway, but we won’t let facts get in the way of a good government power grab.
How about the number of Americans alive today, or not a rape victim today, thanks to a firearm? Do they matter to liberal progressives hell-bent on destroying the greatest nation the world has ever seen? Nope, they don’t. The numbers they represent will NEVER be talked about by the liberal media. But here’s a glimpse for you courtesy of GunOwners.org. Using data published up until 2008 when the article was written:
- Guns were used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day. This means that each year firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.
- Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her attacker.
- As many as 200,000 women use a gun every year to defend themselves against sexual abuse.
- Even anti-gun Clinton researchers concede that guns are used 1.5 million times annually for self-defense. According to the Clinton Justice Department there are as many as 1.5 million cases of self-defense every year. The National Institute of Justice published this figure in 1997 as part of “Guns in America” — a study which was authored by noted anti-gun criminologists Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig.
Make no mistake, the reason that the progressive elite want to remove firearms from America has virtually nothing to do with public safety. Lastly my friends, never, ever, ever forget the below words of wisdom. In 1803, analyzing and reflecting on the 2nd Amendment, St. George Tucker, a lawyer and scholar at the College of William and Mary, wrote that:
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep, and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendments to C. U. S. Art. 4. This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defence is the ﬁrst law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to conﬁne this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
Also read this article on the second amendment and gun control facts. What do you think about gun violence and the liberal pursuit of violating the 2nd Amendment and breaching the contract the people have with this nation’s government?