A Repost Concerning Gun Control

Originally Posted: 26 February, 2018

Gun Control Throughout Modern American History

The National Firearms Act (NFA) was enacted in 1934. The NFA was introduced due to gangsters and the violence that ensued during the Prohibition. The gangsters used Thompson sub machine guns and other fully automatic firearms, as well as explosives, shotguns, bolt action rifles, revolvers, semi-automatic handguns, rifles and carbines. Due to the illegal activity of a minor group of criminals, American citizens had their Second Amendment Right minimized. Instead of prosecuting the criminals for their criminal activities, the American government took action against all innocent American citizens. The American government prosecuted innocent American citizens, by chipping away at their second amendment God given inalienable right. This is the first dress down of Americans and their inherent right to defend themselves in the modern era.

November 22 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Lee Harvey Oswald is identified as the murderer. Upon further investigation it is discovered that the firearm that was alleged to be used by Lee Harvey Oswald, was ordered through the mail. Straight from the distributor to Harvey’s doorstep. Five years later, Title II of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 passes legislation to become law. The GCA forced all Innocent American citizens to register their firearms with the federal government. The GCA also expanded the definition of “machine guns” and included the term “destructive devices”, simply to further the power of the government over the people. Again, innocent American citizens, prosecuted for the criminal actions of criminals. This is the second time within 34 years that our second amendment right has been watered down.

April 11, 1986, the infamous FBI Miami Shootout, a gunfight between two bank robbers and eight FBI agents. The two criminals killed two FBI agents and wounded five of the FBI agents. May 19, 1986 the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act becomes law. Due to the actions of once again criminals engaging in criminal activity, the American government once again targets innocent American citizens and their second amendment right. The definition of “silencers” is expanded (not clarified). Machineguns are now outlawed and prohibited from this point forward. But there are exceptions made for the transfer and possession of machineguns by government agencies. The only lawful verbiage that is used in the act is targeted at innocent law abiding American citizens. Only 26 years since the last enacted legislation and murder still took place.

January 17, 1989, Cleveland Elementary School 32 children and one teacher are wounded, five children are killed in Stockton, California. October 16, 1991, the Luby’s shooting in Killeen, Texas, 23 people are murdered and killed, 27 are wounded. July 1, 1993, the 101 California Street shooting, resulted in eight people murdered and six people injured. September 13, 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in enacted. Arguably, this piece of legislation, targeting firearms and not those who use them to maim and kill. Did nothing to stop crime or criminals. Instead, once again the innocent American citizens were targeted for acts against humanity that they had not committed. The second amendment was stripped down once again. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban did nothing to stop the North Hollywood Shootout, Columbine or any other illegal activity committed by criminals. Only seven years this time between legislation and somehow murder still took place!

All of these laws and legislation have done absolutely nothing to stop crime, assault or murder. With all of this legislation, there are no limits on what the government can or cannot possess. Instead, we were targeted with every single piece of legislation, we are further oppressed, while the government can deal in firearms and arm whomever they desire. The only goal for expanding background checks, enforcing more gun control and prohibiting more accessories is only to solidify the governments monopoly on violence. They control us already, the more they take, the farther we move from being a country where the government works for the citizens, not the citizens work for the government. The government has no limitations on what they can possess or use. They are carte blanche, whatever they want or need to do whatever they want to do.

Gun control doesn’t work, it doesn’t stop crime. Murder, manslaughter, wounding and assault have been criminal since the founding of our country

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22 thoughts on “A Repost Concerning Gun Control

  1. I could not agree with you more!!!!!! The only thing gun control will do is prohibit the good, law-abiding citizens the right to protect themselves. Criminals will still get guns, no matter what or how many laws are on the books. They are not going to wake up one day and say ” oh, gee, I can’t get a gun anymore, because they are illegal”. They are CRIMINALS, and it is in their name. they don’t care what laws they are breaking. If they did, they would not already be criminals. All people need to do is to speak to police officers and they will learn that no matter where most of us live, we can all go within 5-10 miles of where we live, with enough CASH, and within 30 minutes or so, we can come home with a gun. And if you want a specific kind of gun, it doesn’t matter what type, it may take a little longer, and more CASH, but you will be able to come home with that too. Criminals Are ALWAYS still going to have the guns, so law abiding citizens need at least a fighting chance of being able to protect themselves against them. Good article.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Thanks Jeanne. That’s the thing, the regulation and legislation and laws are only enforced on those who honor them.

      1. I know. Why is this such a hard concept for people to understand? I guess they just want to “do something because it makes them feel good”, even though that “something” is actually going to do more harm than good.

  2. Would you be surprised to know I support the 2nd amendment? I understand, historically, why it’s there.
    There is way too much gun violence happening in our country. I don’t know how to fix that and our legislators obviously don’t either.
    Do we really need to have more guns than people? I don’t know.
    Should there be some kind of STATE run licensing for gun owners, kinda like a driver’s license, where you take a gun safety class and show at a range that you can safely use and store the gun? I think so.
    I’ve had a gun in my face, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. I’ve also fired a shotgun and a rifle.
    The government will never be able to overturn 2A. People will revolt first. The scare tactics that “all the liberals want to take away all the guns” is hype IMO. I think everyone can agree that these mass shootings are a problem. I wish we could all work together to find a solution.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Is gun violence the problem or is violence the problem? Does drivers training stop accidents or vehicular manslaughter? Do distracted driving laws stop texting or eating or drinking and driving? Is driving a right or a privilege? Should we allow the government to decide who should be allowed to defend themselves? If we think that more laws and more regulations would curb anything, then why haven’t previous laws worked? If a person can serve their country at 17 years old, why should they have to wait until they are 18 to purchase cigarettes or vote, why should they wait until they are 21 to purchase alcohol or handguns?

      The more we look to limit one another instead or empowering one another, the more this madness will continue. At the same time, the government answers to no one, they pick and choose what they “need”, they pick and choose who they will arm and who they will sell or trade firearms and ordnance to.

      The most guarded places are the safest, from the Whitehouse to the many military bases around the world. If the government, police and the military can lock us out and protect themselves from enemies both foreign and domestic, then why can’t we?

      These are OUR rights, not theirs. Yet we continue to atrophy and hand over our rights time and time again. Politicians always promise to protect us, yet time and time again, they devour us, while we thank them.

      1. Violence is the problem, guns just make that violence deadlier.
        People shouldn’t be able to join the military at 17. Or at least, shouldn’t be in combat situations. I’ve always thought all “age laws” should be the same. In CA you have to be 21 to buy cigarettes now. Should the voting age be raised? Are we “adults”at 18 or 21?
        The federal laws obviously aren’t doing any good as far as stopping the mass shootings.
        Oh yeah, the government is bending us over and telling us to be grateful on soooooo many issues.
        Do you think, just your opinion, that most or even many of the 2A “super advocates” know or understand why 2A was added? I’m curious and I don’t have the contact with the people you do.

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          So, is Police violence acceptable in that realm then? If only the police should be armed, since they are vetted and they are trained, do we trust police or Law Enforcement as a whole, blindly? Do we trust any government entities for that matter, do they live up to the oath they have sworn and do they earn the money we pay them?

          Automobiles make violence easier and more accessible. The internet makes it easier to spread the inspiration of violence, motorcycles make violence easier. It seems to me that the goal is to convince the public that guns and accessibility to guns is what is the problem, yet that argument merely disarms the helpless and makes us more dependent on the government.

          I wonder how FEMA fairs or the EPA when it comes to protecting the vulnerable? It would seem that the department of education is lacking as well when it comes to education and protection.

          From what I gather the purpose of the 2A was to ensure that the government worked for the people. The militia was the armed public. After a war against the crown and after the colonies fought for their independence from the crown, the founders knew that absolute power corrupts absolutely. The only way to avoid or curb a monarchy from rising in America was to ensure the public has the same accessibility and rights to the exact same armaments and ordinance that the government had. Sadly, people have become complacent and have forgotten what it is like in many corners of the world, where people are forbade from being armed.

          The 2A was not about hunting and it was not about collecting. The 2A is our last stand against tyranny and our last hope for actual independence from corporation and government.

          1. “The 2A is our last stand against tyranny and our last hope for actual independence from corporation and government.” YES! It’s our last stand against a federal government that’s dangerously close to the one we have now. I read an article last night about 2A and was surprised that “home defense” and hand guns was only ruled on in 2008.
            During the revolution, the crown didn’t allow colonists to have guns. That’s where 2A started.
            Anything can be used to cause death and destruction. Look at the fire in the animation studio in Japan recently. The only difference with guns is that their only purpose to injure/kill.

            I think police/security are WAY too quick to pull their guns. Yes, their job is dangerous. They CHOSE that job. There are plenty of less lethal ways to try first.

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              The argument against the 2A is based in a false sense of safety and security. Safety and security do not correlate with Freedom. It’s one or the other.

    2. bottomlesscoffee007

      Why are we continually judged and prosecuted for the actions of the criminal? Possibly, because the government looks upon us as their servants and potential future criminals. If we don’t need guns, then neither do the politicians body guards, then neither do the police or the military.

      Funny how the same politicians that advocate against guns and firearm ownership are the same politicians that have tax payer funded body guards with automatic weapons, silencers, explosives and demolitions.

      1. Obviously in order for 2A to be effective as intended the citizens need to have the same weapons as the government.

        Police and body guards are a whole different thing. I’ll get off topic if I go there.😂

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          No worries Granny. So then the question is, do we grant the government permission, do we grant the government the benefit of doubt?

          Does the government grant us our permission? Does the government grant us the benefit of doubt?

          Who is really incharge here?

          1. People started giving over their rights for “safety” after 9/11. Remember “terrorist threat level orange”? What did that even mean?
            What we’re supposed to have is a government that does our will. Citizens=boss government =employees.
            What we actually have is a bunch of power-mad rich a-holes doing whatever the f@*# they want. They’re all good at stirring the pot & spewing the rhetoric. They keep everyone so busy arguing over B.S. that few people are paying attention to what’s actually happening.

              1. The suppressor thing is just stupid. They shouldn’t be regulated like that.
                Honestly since none of the laws we have are working, obviously, they should be scrapped and we should start over at the state level. The federal government has way too much power. It was never supposed to be that way.
                I would never have a gun because of Ben. I could keep it unloaded and locked up but that kinda defeats the purpose. I *would* love to have a crossbow. I had a great time shooting at targets with a borrowed one. 150lb pull…it was way cool!

  3. Thank you very much for this insightful post. I have recently published a post on my blog about the school shootings in America. My perspective comes from someone living outside America looking in at the crisis and what my opinion is. If you have the time I would be very interested to hear your thoughts and opinions on my article! Thank you 🙂

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