The response to the mass murders in Arizona proves how low the Left will go to try to gain political advantage. For days they were blaming the Tea Party and conservative talk shows for inciting Jared Loughner into mass murder without having one shred of evidence that there was any connection at all. The slander against people on the Right from these people would have been called criminal hate speech had anything like this libelous venom come against the Left.
It is now well known that Loughner was not a conservative, in fact, most of his views would put him on the Left. He did not watch TV and did not listen to talk radio so no connection can be make to any talk show host. The main connection to Congresswoman Gifford seems to be that he asked her a question four years ago and he did not get what he thought was a fitting response.
The known facts are that Loughner was a drug abuser and either he became mentally ill due to his drug use or his mental illness was the reason why he used mind altering hallucinogenic drugs like Salvia Divinorum. It is also likely that both mental illness and his on going drug use played a part in his psychosis. I am no psychiatrist but from what I read about Loughner the man apparently fits the classic description of a paranoid schizophrenic.
So there was no connection at all to the Tea Party or any talk radio host like the Liberals were so brash to claim all over the airwaves and Internet. If there is any blame to go around other than blaming Loughner himself or his disease, the blame should go to his parents and the educational system that did not get him psychiatric help and/or the progressive laws that were passed that keep psychos not getting treatment out of mental hospitals.
Now that the liberals cannot blame the Right for inciting this shooting they blame those supporting the 2nd amendment of the Constitution that gives Americans the right to have firearms. The anti gun people know if they wait long enough for something like this to happen, it will. Then they can try to restrict American gun rights by pushing a gun bill in the name of the victims as some liberal act of compassion.
They have flat out said before this happened, that they are only waiting for the right time to present these gun control bills and now… surprise surprise, they are rolling them out. It might sound mean to you but I personally have little doubt that some of these liberals are now hoping for another shooting to help them achieve their end. That just happens to be the way some of these Marxists think. The end justifies the means. For the sake of the many a few need to be sacrificed.
What are the real facts about murders and guns? Many would have you think that the United States with our 2nd Amendment gun rights is the country that has the highest murder rate in the world. That simply is not the case. The United States murder rates is about average in the world. The United States has 5 murders per 100,000 people and that murder rate has been falling for decades. The highest murder rates in the world are over ten times higher than the United States and they are now occurring in Central America. The Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil and most of northern South America has murder rates three to ten times higher than the United States and they generally also have very restrictive gun laws.
There does not seem to be a connection to murder and gun laws anywhere. People in nations like Israel and Switzerland have guns in the hands of almost everyone and yet they have extremely low murder rates. On the other hand, nations like Norway and Germany have very restrictive gun laws and they also have low murder rate. The only reliable correlation to the amount of murder in a nation seems to be the violent organized gang activity, genocide, and nations full of drug and alcohol abusers.
If one stays out of of the drug gang controlled inner cities of America the murder rate is as low as almost anywhere in the world. So the problem is not the guns, it is the evil people that often murder with guns. These criminals will get guns if they want them because criminals will not obey gun laws. Even when evil people do not have access to guns they will use other weapons. Millions were murdered with machetes in Africa last decade. All most gun laws do is prevent law abiding citizens access to guns so they can be preyed upon by predators with weapons.
There were about 15,000 murders in the United States last year but about 1.2 million abortions were performed. Arguably, mothers enabled the assassination of 80 times more humans than guns in the United States in 2010. Yet, liberals think taking away guns will stop mass murder in the United States?
Tom Brokaw, referring to the laws in Arizona that allow people to carry guns said, “he would be a little nervous going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona”. Oh really? Then stay in New York and Montana where you live but don’t tell those people in Montana that you do not like their own guns laws or you might get a little nervous when you go into a bar there as well.
I have lived in Arizona for decades. I have yet to see any gun play in the bars and restaurants there. I do not even recall hearing about any shootings in bars and restaurants in recent decades. Even in Tombstone Arizona Watt Earp and Doc Holiday no longer allow gun play in their bars. Believe it or not, Arizona is not the wild wild west anymore, that is now California. Check out the gay pride parades. Anything goes.
I am sure there must have been some shootings outside of bars in Arizona, but I suggest that Tom Brokaw abstain from hanging around these biker bars and the more seedy red neck bars where a shooting is likely to occur someday. In other states certain bikers and red necks will not be abiding by any gun laws either, so Brokaw might get nervous about going to those bars in any state.
Tom would also have good reason to be nervous if he went where some of the “home boys” hang out in Arizona. Some there just don’t like Gringos. They might cut you up pretty good if you even look at them like a reporter. We can thank Brokaw and his liberal media buddies for supporting all the illegal “home boys” of Arizona. So Brokaw can thank himself and all liberals for being scared when he walks into one of these kind of bars in Arizona.
I agree that we should not need weapons in a perfect world but our world is certainly not heading in that direction. The world has become less free even in the 21st century. Tyrants are gaining total control over people in many nations. We have seen over and over again how tyrants take power. They first take the weapons from the common people and then the police forces have all the weapons and they oppress the people. There are dozens of examples on earth right now.
When tyrants take over and have all the guns it never leads to good. This is the real reason why we have the Second Amendment in our Constitution. It was not put there to allow us to hunt and to protect ourselves from the bad guys, that was a given in those days. It was really put there to protect us from foreign enemies and domestic tyrants that might one day try to take over our nation. (Its a good thing for the budding tyrants in our nation that people are mostly apathetic these days. They would not have survived the early days of our nation.)
If the liberals get their way and they disarm the people, tyranny will follow like night after day. I think the liberals that want to take away our guns know that they cannot do this all in one shot without starting a civil war. Therefore, they use every mass murder as an excuse to do it in stages. First do away with semiautomatic weapons, then label half the nation mentally ill so they cannot get a gun, then tax ammo to make it too expensive, then take away hand guns, then have people lock long rifles up under central control, etc. We must guard against being boiled alive like a frog. We better know when its time to jump out of hot tub.
I do not think Peter King and those jumping on the arms control bandwagon will get very far with this congress so Obama was wise not to put his hat in that ring with those people, but don’t be deceived by his moderate speach. Obama does not want any of us Americans to be clinging to our guns and religion. We are supposed to cling to him and the State.
Obama is quite aware that we are only one Supreme Court justice away from the redefining of the Second Amendment. You can bet your life that Obama will be appointing one or more Supreme Court justices in his second term that will want to take away your guns if he is reelected. So no matter how much Obama moves to the center before this election, he will move to take away your guns through the courts if he is reelected. That will be the time to jump out of the pot. After that your only choice may be letting your family become the victim of criminals, psychos, and government tyranny or loading your guns on some inevitable Kristal Night.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.