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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 08:09 AM

3. I clicked through to find some slick propaganda.

In an America held hostage by the gun lobby, radicalized lone-wolf terrorists can get their hands on deadly weapons and mountains of ammunition just as easily as disturbed post-adolescents, delusional military subcontractors, virulent racists, and anybody else.

"America held hostage"


It would be (rightly) impolite to suggest we should fear all Muslims but the author thinks we should fear all gun owners.

And then he goes on to the cite examples of Adam Lanza, Aaron Alexis and Roof -- who were all disqualified from owning guns and/or obtained their guns illegally. Speaking of illegal acquisition --

According to officials, at least some of the weapons in Abdulazeez’s possession were obtained legally.

Which is a weasel-propagandist way to avoid admitting Abdulazeez would have still been armed regardless of the laws on the books.

Evidently, the existing system of background checks for gun purchases failed to raise any alarms in these two instances.

So, naturally, the solution is to infringe on everyone else's rights because law enforcement can't get its act together.

By the way, if law enforcement can't get its act together, who does the author think is the best means of protection for the people? I noticed the author overlooked people like Jeanne Assam.

He ignored the fact that the military police who enforce the laws on military installations are routinely armed, as are other soldiers engaged in security roles, such as guard duty.

The only armed military personnel are the MP's etc. and they are no more prolific than a small town police force. He's deliberately painting a misleading image for his readers.

The author then goes on to cite the rampages we already know. Yet, he never provides any solution except MOAR LAWZ!

The eternal question is: What laws?

Why is he not asking to shore-up the NICS and open it to private sellers? Why not better healthcare for the mentally ill? Why not funding for gun safety classes?

Because the fact is: They don't want fewer deaths, they want to take guns away from people even if it means Abdulazeez and the others still get their guns and get to enact their rampages.

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SecularMotion Jul 2015 OP
pipoman Jul 2015 #1
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sarisataka Jul 2015 #6
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