The American people are being bombarded with irrational rhetoric on firearms by liberal politicians, the liberal media, and the squawking crows that inhabit Hollywood. How often have you heard a member of one of the aforementioned groups assert that “guns kill people?” You never get an explanation of how “guns kill people,” the aforementioned groups simply tell you “guns kill people,” then tell you that it is time to ban firearms. Why no explanation?
Guns are inanimate objects that cannot move unless something causes them to move. Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion clearly explain that objects cannot move unless an external force moves them. Newton’s first law of motion is the law of inertia. The law of inertia states that an object continues in its state of rest unless it is forced to change by an external force. In other words, an object cannot move unless something moves it, which is basic physics. Can a gun move by itself, or does a human being have to apply force? Liberals want you to believe that guns are killing people, but is it not people who kill people? Guns kill people the same way spoons make people fat.
In 1976, the District of Columbia prohibited all of its citizens from owning a firearm. In DC, the only people allowed to own firearms were law enforcement officers. Of course, some private citizens were allowed to keep their firearms as long as they were disassembled or trigger-locked at all times. According to a former D.C. prosecutor, Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, the law “emboldened criminals because they knew that law-abiding District residents were unarmed and powerless to defend themselves.” Mr. Shapiro was correct because violent crimes increased significantly after the ban on firearms was enacted. Annual homicides increased from 188 in 1976 to 369 in 1988. The number of annual homicides increased each year after the gun ban, reaching well over 400 homicides at the turn of the century. It wasn’t until the gun ban was lifted in 2007 that homicides started to decline.
In 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the gun ban was unconstitutional. A court ruling on D.C.’s gun ban was long overdue considering any ban on guns is unconstitutional, but it was what Senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman wrote in the majority opinion that was very important and contradicted any argument a liberal could make regarding a ban on guns. Senior Judge Silberman wrote, “The black market for handguns in the District is so strong that handguns are readily available (probably at little premium) to criminals. It is asserted that the D.C. gun control laws irrationally prevent only law-abiding citizens from owning handguns.” The court’s majority opinion reinforces what any rational human being already knows, criminals do not buy their guns from retail shops or at gun shows, they buy them from fellow criminals. The ruling was upheld the following year by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Since D.C.’s gun ban was overturned by the Supreme Court, annual homicides have declined each year thereafter. Last year, there were only 108 homicides in D.C.Why do you suppose homicides have declined in D.C.?
When writing this article it is impossible to ignore the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Liberal politicans, including Barack Hussein Obama, have looked to capitalize on the shooting by calling for “stricter gun laws.” Liberal politicians are not interested in an open debate on what if anything could be done to prevent mass murders, they simply want to ban firearms, period. Any suggestion by anyone on how to prevent school shootings such as armed guards in schools is rejected by liberal politicians and the liberals that make up the mainstream media.
Obama sends his kids to Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Sidwell Friends School doesn’t have just one armed guard, it has eleven armed guards. Are Obama’s kids more important than your kids? What about the fact that NBC’s David Gregory, one of the members of the liberal media that constantly slobbers on Obama, rejects armed guards in school despite his kids attending Sidwell Friends School? I guess liberals think their kids are more important than your kids, and liberal ideology trumps the safety of your kids. The hypocrisy of liberals knows no bounds.
The biggest hypocrisy on the Second Amendment and gun laws is exhibited by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. Both senators favor banning firearms for the American people while they themselves have concealed gun permits. Schumer actually possesses an unrestricted pistol permit that was issued to him by New York City. Schumer thinks he needs to protect himself, but thinks you should not be afforded the ability to protect yourself and your family. You might think Schumer’s hypocrisy is nauseating, but Feinstein’s hypocrisy will make you sick.
The Bill of Rights is part of the United States Constitution and applies to the states and individuals. The U.S. Constitution would not have been ratified by the states, if the Bill of Rights had not been included in the document. The U.S. Constitution clearly outlines the power of the federal government while the Bill of Rights enumerates rights possessed by the states and individual citizens. It is not permissible for any branch of the federal government to infringe on the rights of the states and individual citizens. Any law passed by the federal government in regards to firearms is unconstitutional because it is an attempt to destroy the Second Amendment rights of private citizens.