First of all let me start off by saying that despite what many of those in the Democrat Party would like everyone to believe, taking my guns will NOT prevent the next mass shooting from occurring whether it takes place at a school or in some Vegas hotel parking lot. Second, we all need to remember that these demands for stricter gun laws have nothing to do with public safety, or even about gun control. What it’s about, and what it’s always been about, is people control. And if you can’t bring yourself to see that then clearly you are someone who should never ever be permitted to own a gun, of any kind. Because that’s what drives the left’s effort at gun control.
If you’re like me you were totally unaware that last night the Clown ‘News’ Network (CNN) sponsored what they laughably billed as being a ‘town hall’, the purpose of which appeared to be nothing more than attempt to shame those of us who are proud defenders of our Second Amendment. And I can now say that my low regard for both Jake Tapper and CNN has now officially bottomed out. They showed themselves as being beneath the dignity of anything approaching honest journalism. As we have long known, when the left can’t win a debate with facts they always attack the opponent, and get emotional. And this town hall/hatefest, was no exception.
As we all know emotion solves nothing, and those people who continue using it fail to understand that fact. They scream, and they yell thinking that it helps them make their point, but such antics demonstrate nothing but their desperation. Let them scream at their next mass murder scene when their lack of effective ideas does nothing to solve the problem. This ‘town hall’ was nothing more than a pathetic use of raw emotion by CNN in an attempt to undercut our Second Amendment rights. The Second Amendment distinguishes between free people and slaves, and it was enacted into our Constitution as the citizens’ check on an abusive government.
This scripted student, that loon teacher, this buffoon sheriff, and that shill crowd want to blame the gun rather than blame the monster who pulled the trigger. And if this incompetent sheriff really believes that 18-year-olds are just “immature kids,” as he put it, and, therefore, shouldn’t be permitted to own a gun, then maybe we need to revisit the entire concept of whether 18-year-olds should be permitted to vote. Further, where is the blame on the FBI for failing to investigate this obviously very twisted individual when it admits that in early January it was given specific and concrete information about him and his desire to shoot up a school?
And further, where is the blame on this blowhard, buffoon of a sheriff for not taking the necessary steps to have this monster committed when the police were sent to his home on at least 39 separate occasions. This monster was a ticking time bomb and Sheriff Blowhard did absolutely nothing! And I may be in the minority here but is anybody else starting to hate these smug and snot-nosed little brats and their condescending tones? I’m sorry for what happened to their school but I WON’T be lectured or talked down to by a 17 year old punk still living with mommy and daddy. The United States doesn’t make public policy based on the tantrums thrown by kids.
And it was during this freakshow event that we heard from Democrat Senator Bill Nelson who, in seizing the emotion of the event, indicated that he now wants to ban over 200 different rifles in response to last week’s Florida school shooting. Nelson, for those of you who may not be aware, is up for re-election this November which might help to explain his rather overzealous, and albeit rather disgusting, approach to dealing with this most recent tragedy. And it was also Nelson who, back on February 15 and 16, took the opportunity to claim the AR-15 is “not for hunting” but for killing. Because of this, he says the AR-15 does not enjoy Second Amendment protections.
Nelson knows it’s not the guns, that it’s the evil people pulling the triggers that commit the murder of innocents. But he sees an opportunity begging to be taken advantage of and he can’t bring himself to let it go by. Does he really believe taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will in any way stop someone that is hell-bent on killing innocent people? Of course not. People shoot people, people stab people, people run people over with vehicles, people beat people with baseball bats and on and on. The only way to stop a bad person with a gun is with a (trained) good person with a gun. You know that, I know that, and even this boob, Nelson, knows that.
And you would think that any individual reasonably educated would understand that our Second Amendment was not thought to be important enough to be included in our Constitution simply for the purpose of hunting. The Second Amendment was put in place as being our hedge against tyranny and it provides to “We the People” the ability, as well as the right, to defend ourselves. Thank God the Founders guaranteed our right to keep and bear arms. They wanted the citizenry to possess the same hardware as the military, back then. And it remains to this day that the millions of gun owners in America are the very best deterrent against any wannabe dictator.
And as a result of CNN’s anti-gun town hall/hate-fest, it appears that both the event itself and its kooky left-wing moderator, Jake Tapper, are now both facing widespread criticism over what many saw as a being a “show trial,” of sorts. Tapper is being singled out for much of the criticism from those who say he remained silent as abusive personal attacks were hurled at both Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch. At the Wednesday night spectacle, those in favor of protecting our Second Amendment civil rights were seriously outnumbered by an audience packed with hostile gun-haters and emotional questioners, including children.
According to various reports, the anti-gun participants of this obviously staged event were provided with scripted questions all of which were written and provided by CNN. Now of course the last-place network has denied this by accusing a school shooting survivor of being a liar. His accusation, however, can be considered as very credible given CNN’s long and rather disturbing history of using plants. Throughout the hour, the audience heckled, howled, and poured derision on Loesch and Rubio. Other than admonishing his audience for calling Loesch a “murderer,” Tapper stood by in silent approval as abuse and personal attacks rained down on his outnumbered guests.
Tapper, who likes to present himself as male feminist, also chose to remain silent when the audience booed a rape survivor who now supports the Second Amendment. CNN and Tapper, a former Democrat operative and Salon contributor, have faced growing criticism over the climate of hate the network frequently manufactures against President Trump and his supporters, or anyone on the right — oftentimes through fake news. Tapper frequently attacks others over their tone and rhetoric, he does so while ginning up hatred against Trump by smearing the president as “un-American,” “unhinged,” and “unmoored.” It’s just what he does, it’s ‘fake news.’
And when it comes to what it is that Tapper and his network would have us believe, and some of the facts they would prefer that we remain unaware of, consider the following:
Myth: Gun availability is what is causing school shootings
Fact: Schoolyard shootings have been occurring since at least 1974, so it is not a new phenomenon due to increases in gun ownership.
Fact: More than 50% of these murderers started thinking about their assaults two or more weeks before the shooting, and 75% planned-out their attacks, showing that these events are not spontaneous.
Fact: In rural areas, guns are everywhere, and children are taught to shoot at young ages – yet these areas are almost devoid of schoolyard shootings. Clearly, availability is not the issue.
Myth: Gun availability leads to massacres.
Fact: In 62% of mass public shootings, the assailant had a history of having “displayed signs of mental health problems prior to the killings.”
Myth: Assault weapons are a serious problem in the U.S.
Fact: In 1994, before the Federal “assault weapons ban,” you were eleven (11) times more likely to be beaten to death than to be killed by an “assault weapon.”
Fact: In the first 7 years since the ban was lifted, murders declined 43%, violent crime 43%, rapes 27% and robberies 49%.
Fact: Nationally, “assault weapons” were used in 1.4% of crimes involving firearms and 0.25% of all violent crime before the enactment of any national or state “assault weapons” ban. In many major urban areas (San Antonio, Mobile, Nashville, etc.) and some entire states (Maryland, New Jersey, etc.) the rate is less than 0.1%.
Fact: Even weapons misclassified as “assault weapons” (common in the former Federal and California “assault weapons” confiscations) are used in less than 1% of all homicides.
Fact: Police reports show that “assault weapons” are a non-problem:
And lastly, if we are foolish enough to allow the Democrats, along with a certain number of RINO Republicans, to exploit these obviously distraught children in their effort to convince us that we need to willingly relinquish our Second Amendment rights, and that we would somehow be better off by doing so, then it truly is the beginning of the end. Personally, if I were ever to lose a child in such a horrific way, I would be far angrier at those who missed the many warning signs as well as at those who insist upon making our schools ‘gun free zones’ which do nothing more than to turn our children into targets. And what is it that motivates them to do so?