Why do you need to own an ugly black rifle capable of shooting 2-4 rounds per second with the mere pull of a trigger?
Why do you need to be able to buy a thousand rounds?
Why do you NEED high capacity magazines?
I have a better question. Why do you ask?
Seriously though, when I am asked these questions, sometimes it is difficult getting through to the people who ask. They are asking the questions rhetorically and do not require, nor even WISH you give an answer. In fact, they want you to splutter and hem and haw, and feel threatened and guilty.
Why are there gun control laws to begin with? Why are there people on a no-fly list who can purchase guns? Why are there people who should be in mental institutions who can purchase weapons?
These are the better questions.
The BEST question though is. if criminal commits a crime using a gun, say, murder, why isn’t he adjudicated as a murderer and executed? Why aren’t people who are mentally defective put in mental institutions?
So many questions, so few answers, right?
Let’s look at the last questions first.
Because people believe that folks who are mentally deranged shouldn’t be placed in institutions. Do-gooders for the past hundred years have fought to remove people from mental institutions and indeed, shut down such places. The same people fought to have “privacy” added to medical records.
Now they wish to reverse this trend. They would love to know if everyone out there is considered “sane” or not… but it’s not their business any more.
Then, they would like to ask you questions at the doctors office (and I have experienced this personally, so this isn’t some vacuous statement) about your ownership of guns; or whether you have “recently felt like harming yourself or others”.
Let me address the title; no-fly lists. How does one even get ON a no-fly list? And why are they on it? Because they might blow up a plane with a 4 ounce bottle of shampoo? Or because you spoke out against the US government because you’re dissatisfied with their work ethic?
Both, actually. If you are a terrorist, you might wish to blow up a plane and perhaps you’ve made it clear, because, for instance you MIGHT belong to Islam. Islam has made it abundantly clear they wish to kill Americans (and Jews, and Europeans, and Whites, Blacks, Asians, whomever, and wish to do so with impunity… because you’re an INFIDEL). And you might have made a statement against the US government for their over-reaching, heavy-handed nonsense and you’re questioning their ability to be useful any more.
And with good reason. You’re an American Citizen questioning the government, because YOU are a watchdog. YOU are supposed to question the country’s leaders as a dutiful citizen. Making sure they are doing their job, and doing it for the benefit of the people, and not themselves.
If you’re a terrorist you should BE on a no-fly list, in particular to prevent further training as a terrorist, and secondarily to that to prevent you from blowing up the damned plane. You should NOT be able to purchase a gun.
If you’re a citizen questioning your government, you should NOT be a no-fly list, no matter which politician, party or group is running the White House this week. In fact, you should not be on that list, you should NOT be questioned about your questioning, and you SHOULD be allowed to purchase a gun.
Or ten of them. Or a hundred.
You should not be considered a threat, mentally defective, you should not be considered a person of interest and should be left the hell alone.
In the United States you have a right to your opinion, to express it, Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and to cross state lines and come and go as you please. No one should be bothering you.
The second you actually commit a crime of course, that all goes out the window.
Now – I’m not going to answer all the above questions. But I’m going to explain this, carefully for the slow readers out there….
If you are not a criminal (and that includes people who have committed non-capital offenses in the past and have served their time) should not be denied their rights. They should not be placed on watch lists. They should not be denied guns, freedom of speech, travel or assembly.
The Progressives in this country (Read: Liberals/Marxists/Communists/Libtards/Democrats and morons) are using words to push their agenda. They want to be able to place ANYONE on a no-fly, watch list and thereby prevent them from buying, holding, using, storing or otherwise have rights to guns.
In other words, the idea of background checks is to see if someone doesn’t meet a certain criteria; that criteria will be decided by whome EVER is in charge of the current government, be it GOP, Democrats, Obama, Leftist, Rightist, Libertarian, Marixist, Commie, Pinko or whatever….
Therein lies the problem.
Everyone wants to TRUST the government and it’s time to distrust them with all your hearts.
Our government is supposed to be by the people and for the people; not for themselves, not for profit, not to control us, not to have power.
Do not trust a politician who says they will “ban guns”. Or implement regulations to “check backgrounds” because quite honestly, who is going to watch the watchers?????
You see, we already have several thousand gun laws on the books, federal, state, local, wish lists and made up stuff that some local “authority” can invoke at their whim. Those rules, laws, city regulations, county statutes are all there for one thing. To prevent you and me from having a normal, healthy, happy life pursuing whatever business we like, go where we wish and drink the beer we like.
You see my friends gun control isn’t about guns.
It’s about control.
No-fly lists are great if you’re preventing terrorists. Not so good if you’re preventing granny or grandpa from boarding a plane to go home for Christmas. Or stopping Joe Blow because he happens to have expressed dissatisfaction with a government policy of allowing in random illegal immigrants (who didn’t go through normal regulations and procedures to get into the country).
Our country is under siege. Siege from illegals, from terrorists, from people who want to “change” our country to something it is not, and was never intended to be.
We are here to prevent the latter, more than anything. And we will do so.
No more gun laws will be enacted.
No more “refugees” will be let in, or they will be run out.
NO more Obamas in office. No more Clintons in office. They had their day. And have ruined our country.
If you don’t like guns, by God move someplace where guns are already illegal. If you don’t like the idea this is a Capitalist country, move to a Communist country. I was here first, and my country was the way it was before you tried to screw it up. If you don’t like the fact you can’t get some rich guys money split up amongst all your homies… then homie, move the fuck out of my country and leave the guys alone that have the money.
Those guys create jobs. Or maybe you should just get a job?
The greatest problem with gun control is that anyone can be placed on a list, adjudicated as mentally defective and prevented from exercising their rights.
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