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Editorial: Guns, rules, ‘occupy’ madness aim to control Americans




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March 20, 2013 | 1,416 views | 15 comments

There is an all-out effort in America to get guns out of the hands of private citizens.

Gun ownership is about more than hunting; it is about self-protection and about abiding by the Constitution, specifically the Second Amendment.

One of the approaches of this many-pronged attack on the Second Amendment is to control the ownership of guns by whatever means possible-- from passing laws to confiscating weapons to creating a shortage of ammunition. As the original federal gun-control laws are failing to gain traction, these other innovative approaches are being implemented. Now there are laws being considered that would tax ammunition anywhere from 5 percent in one state to 50 percent in Maryland.

As one member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) said, the government should not be imposing a “sin tax” on gun purchases, but should consider a tax rebate because legal gun owners help reduce crime. Of course this latter would never happen in today’s anti-gun climate.

Aside from the hands-on approaches to gun control, there are efforts to control people’s behavior. This is happening full force in our public schools. Kindergarteners have been expelled for drawing pictures of guns or just making sounds that would evoke images of guns. As the executive director of the American Association of School Administrators said: “Parents have to be aware that talking about guns or using your fingers to point like a gun is no longer tolerable or prudent.”

This is gun control by thought control. An entire generation of children will become adults, having been conditioned to fear the mere thought of guns. They will cower in fear at a picture of a gun, and would never consider owning one. They will report their neighbor or even a family member who dares to possess a gun.

This does not bode well for America as a free country. As Fred Owens, who now calls La Conner, Washington, home, writes of gun control laws: “If you own a weapon and you loan it to your friend, then he possesses it. If he then uses that weapon to commit a crime, are you responsible? To what degree?” This is but one of the many dilemmas facing those who wish to impose more restrictions on freedom-loving Americans.

So what have we accomplished with all this gun control talk? As Owens said, what we have accomplished is that a lot of people bitterly cling to their guns. Uh-h-h ... that was President Barack Obama who said that, but Owens did say that people will take sides and, indeed, they have. Pro-gun people are demonized by the anti-gun crowd and by the media, and it’s likely to get worse.

While the pro-gun people are mocked for their desire to be able to protect themselves and their families, the anti-gun lobby preys on people’s emotions. If teachers feel intimidated by adults with a concealed carry license, then guns, lawful or not, should be banned to preserve their feelings. This is not logical, but since when do we expect logic from these folks?

A new “Occupy the NRA” effort was to launch this Monday. In what it describes as a “long-term campaign to hold Wall Street firms accountable for their investments in gun manufacturers,” these activists were to bring signs showing likenesses of children to evoke memories of the victims of gun violence.

They are urged to bring “pots and pans, whistles, horns, etc.” to create disturbances and nuisances. Nuisances, indeed!

Expect full-court media coverage to encourage this latest emotional outburst. One thing we know for sure is these people never give up, and, if we are to remain a free people, neither can we.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 26, 2013 1:09pm
 
4th Gen Texan.....you just made the same mistake that gun control advocates make when describing the assault rifle as automatic. The so called assault rifle that they are seeking to ban is a semi-automatic as are many hunting ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 26, 2013 10:59am
 
I think that talking/texting while driving is more dangerous that a private citizen with an AK 47. I am not a gun enthusiasts, but I do not see how taking automatic assault weapons from citizens is going to prevent killings. ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 26, 2013 10:32am
 
BHO is an American hating, racist Communist. That's about the best thing that I can say about that. Counting the minutes until he's gone from the White house in some form or fashion (I'm not particular how he leavs as long ... More ›

 
sp91546  
Houston  
March 26, 2013 10:25am
 
"An entire generation of children will become adults, having been conditioned to fear the mere thought of guns." ReallY?! "They will cower in fear at a picture of a gun, and would never consider owning one." ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 25, 2013 6:47am
 
Just have every teacher carry a POP TART.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 25, 2013 5:23am
 
The problem with school shootings is that the victims are defenseless. Have a couple of teachers armed on campus and that crap wont happen any more.

 
arthur ximenez  
floresville, TX  
March 24, 2013 3:35pm
 
NEW GUY, BAHAHAHAHA....YOUR SO FREAKING FUNNY!!

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 22, 2013 8:19am
 
Gun control advocates.......Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, Mao, Castro.....etc

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 21, 2013 4:39pm
 
Double Duh.....priceless

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 21, 2013 4:14pm
 
Duh!

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