Guns Are Dangerous, Ignorance Is Worse

By | April 19, 2018 | 5 Comments

In this 2003 photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is surrounded by police chiefs, including William Bratton of Los Angeles. The senator attempts to demonstrate how dangerous “assault” weapons can be, including this (apparently) semiautomatic, civilian version of an AK47.

On the contrary, Feinstein succeeds only in demonstrating that she knows nothing about safe handling of firearms. Note that a magazine is inserted (possibly loaded), the bolt is closed, the safety is off, her finger is about an inch from the trigger, there is no way to tell whether there is a round in the chamber ‒ and the muzzle is pointed directly at then-California Governor Gray Davis.

It ill behooves those who are protected by armed guards provided at taxpayers’ expense, and who themselves had a concealed-carry permit, to restrict the ability of us ordinary citizens to protect ourselves and our families. This mindset is typical of rulers looking down on their subjects. It is wholly inappropriate for elected officials looking across at their constituents. After all, we are the employers and the officials are our employees. Or the at least that’s the way it used to be.

These over-educated fools don’t understand that there can be no right to life without a right to self-defense. Forbidding people to defend themselves, as is now the case in the UK, is equivalent to declaring that their lives do not belong to them, and certainly not to God, but to the state. And the state can declare their lives forfeit to violent criminals whenever it pleases. This notion is inappropriate in a limited monarchy like the UK, and it is intolerable in a constitutional republic like the USA. I thought we knew that.

Guns are dangerous; otherwise they would be useless. So are motor vehicles, gasoline, electrical appliances, power tools, kitchen knives, oven cleaner, drain opener, and many other things in our technological civilization. But what is really dangerous is allowing ignorant, careless people to handle them unsafely. And what is even more dangerous is allowing these ignorant, careless people to make laws about objects of which they know little ‒ and refuse to learn.

Yes, Senator, even we simple-minded deplorables, we ignorant irredeemables, we uncivilized bitter clingers, even we can understand ‒ guns are dangerous. Just don’t shoot the governor to prove it.

He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
‒ George Bernard Shaw, “Major Barbara

Unarmed men, and unarmed nations, can only flee from evil. And evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.
− John D. “Jeff” Cooper, Lt. Col., USMC (Ret.); firearms authority

It takes only seconds to call the police – waiting for them to arrive could take the rest of your life.
– Anon.

When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
– Clint Smith, firearms instructor

I do not like the language of violence. However, I am fluent in how it is spoken.
– Anon.

The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, soldier, psychologist

Sadly, it is the governments that most conspicuously fail in their protection obligations that are most insulted by the existence of armed self-defense – and hence determined to forbid it.
− David B. Kopel, Independence Institute

The meek do inherit the earth, but they tend to inherit very small plots, about six feet by three.
− Robert Heinlein, science fiction author

Freedom is never an achieved state. Like electricity, we’ve got to keep generating it, or the lights go out
Wayne LaPierre

We’re the first ones taxed, and the last ones considered, and the first ones punished when things like this happen. Because our rights are the ones being taken away…When that Second Amendment was written, whether the Framers liked it or not, they wrote it for everybody. And I am everybody. The law-abiding citizens of this city are everybody. And we want our rights. And by God we’re going to keep our rights, come hell or high water.
Mark Robinson, patriot [Watch his speech, heed his words.]

But you still want to disarm us? Watch this video of 11 disarmed British police put to flight by one criminal with a knife. No guns, no billy clubs, no pepper spray, no tactics ‒ and no respect. How indescribably sad. Britannia used to rule the waves. Now they can’t even control their own streets. Physical disarmament may be reversed, if we’re really lucky, by rearming. But mental and spiritual disarmament? That may be irreversible.

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