Mark Kelly, husband to former Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, acknowledged in an interview with CNN that gun control will not stop gun violence in America.
Jake Tapper: “When you hear about ‘school shootings’ or other ‘mass shootings’ in public, what law can actually stop them?”
Mark Kelly: “You’re never going to stop all of them.”
So the question is, if anti-gun advocates don’t even believe that gun control laws will fix the problem, then why are they so driven on making sure that this country is gun free?
Fact of the matter is, there aren’t as many mass shootings as Bloomberg, Obama, and Mom’s Demand want you to think. Implementing gun control laws doesn’t prevent mass shootings because criminals don’t follow laws. The only thing that it does is restrict law abiding citizens from their right to own and carry.
Alright guys. I know I’ve been way behind on my postings, but after this next weekend, I should be done with my traveling until November.
Anyways, I found this video on BuzzFeed and I love it! It goes to show that people are against guns because they’ve never shot one and never tried to understand them.
Bloomberg’s new anti-gun organization Everytown released this new advertisement in hopes that it would encourage people to contact their legislators and get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Fine, I get that and I would even agree with it BUT what happens when these criminals disobey laws? What happens when they get a hold of a gun illegally?
In this advertisement, the woman has a restraining order against her ex-husband. If he were going to follow laws, wouldn’t he have obeyed the law stating that he is not allowed to come near her? A piece of paper and a phone call to the police does nothing but create a false sense of hope and ultimately leaves women in these situations defenseless.
Everytown has made it clear on multiple occasions that their main target is women. They want women to feel less vulnerable, like they are no longer at risk of being a victim to violent criminals. Yet, what did this video show you? This advertisement PROVES that the anti-gun policies that Everytown stands behind are actually making women MORE vulnerable. Let’s say he didn’t have a gun. Do you honestly think he wouldn’t have come crashing through the same door with a different weapon of choice? And then what would she do? Guns aren’t the problem in this situation, it’s the criminal who is intending to do great harm.
Now, in either case, what would have it been like if the woman had a gun? Wouldn’t she have been able to protect her and her son the second her crazed ex-husband came banging on the door? But of course they don’t want to advertise for that!
Ladies, if you don’t want to feel vulnerable then get a gun. Making more laws is not going to help you, it will actually just make things worse. If you’re for equality, then put yourself on offense with EQUAL force. What’s a restraining order and a call to the police going to do when someone confronts you with a weapon? Absolutely nothing.
“Just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, employees of the Starbucks in the 1800 block of W. Broad St. called police about a suspicious man outside the store. According to police, the suspect then ran into the business, and attacked the two employees,” nbc12.com reports. “Both baristas sustained facial injuries, with the suspect kicking an officer who arrived on scene. A 65-year-old employee is now facing a difficult recovery from serious injuries, and remains at VCU Medical Center in intensive care. Police reported that the suspect . . . stole no items or money during the incident, with the Starbucks reopening a short time later.”
So, tell me again how disarming the public magically gets rid of ‘gun violence’? Do you think this thug gave any thought to Starbucks’ CEO Howard Shultz’ recent request to leave legally carried guns at home? This guy KNEW that the customers and employees are not allowed to practice their constitutional right to bear arms in this coffee shop. We can give a big thanks to Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for that one. Where are their opinions now? Where are their trending social media hashtags in response to this?
‘Gun free zones’ are only ‘gun free’ for the people who can protect you in a situation like this. Nothing seemed to have stopped this guy from walking in and hurting people.
After I got off of work, I walked over to our local grocery store to pick up some items for dinner. As I was walking around I noticed a man with a shoulder holster. Once I realized what it was, I took a peak at his side and saw a gun tucked underneath his arm. I then looked up to see him giving me a weird look, smiled and walked away. I thought more about this as I was finishing up shopping for the items on my list. If I would have seen this man even 6 months ago, I probably would have FREAKED out. Honestly, I probably would have felt a pit in my stomach, left my items on a shelf and left. So I thought, why did I react differently this time? I was interested to know what type of pistol he had and was fascinated by the fact that he was openly carrying it in a grocery store (holstered obviously, not LITERALLY carrying it just in case I needed to clarify). Well, I can answer this in one word: Education. I have consistently educated myself on proper gun handling and safety. I did not see this guy as a threat to me BECAUSE his gun was properly holstered. People FEAR guns which is why they feel the need to control ownership by implementing gun carry laws. In most cases, people fear what they don’t understand, which is why my reaction was different than if this same exact situation happened to me in the recent past. I no longer fear them because I understand them.
I have heard many arguments against open and concealed carry. Here is one I think we’ve all heard: “How am I supposed to know the difference between a law-abiding citizen carrying his/her gun and a mass shooter?” There are many different ways, one being the example I mentioned above. If you see a customer walking in with his/her gun holstered, they aren’t breaking any rules (unless otherwise stated by the business) and most likely aren’t there to hurt anyone. Now, if someone walks in, finger on the trigger and a crazy look on their face, well you may just have a problem. But can you see the difference here? Am I saying that no mass murderer EVER will have his/her gun holstered? No, BUT I am saying that it is highly unlikely.
Next, I wonder why people are against open carry. People get REALLY freaked by seeing a gun, even if it is holstered. My question is, wouldn’t you anti-gun people rather SEE someone’s gun? I would think you would be more freaked out by not knowing if someone has one or not. But I guess ignorance is bliss.
Anyways, enough with my little rant of the day. I wish I would have gotten a picture with this guy to show people that gun owners who are practicing proper gun safety and holstering are not the people you should be concerned with, BUT I didn’t want to seem more like I creeper than I already had by eyeing his weapon. Whoops..
What are your thoughts?
Founder of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Shannon Watts claimed that a good guy with a gun never stops the bad guy. Well, funny thing is, Shannon is dead wrong. Will the good guy ALWAYS stop the bad guy? No, this is real life and not a movie. Bad things happen to good people, BUT that does not mean that they never win.
This past Monday night in Valdosta, GA, police responded to a home robbery on Emory Drive after a woman and her child were shot. Upon hearing all of the commotion, her husband grabbed his gun and fired at 2 (not 1, but 2) armed black men.
Police have evidence to support that the 2 men shot were not only involved in the robbery on Monday, but 2 other robberies in the area as well.
The son has been released from the hospital. The wife has not yet been released but shows signs of a full recovery.
Watts made this comment in response to a question from CNN host Victor Blackwell.
I want to challenge you on something Shannon. Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the NRA, after Sandy Hook, said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And I think, essentially [what guns rights proponents are saying] is [they] want their wives to be able to carry–to be the good person with the gun. Is there an example in school shootings or a mall shooting or these public facilities, where that has been wrong? Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?
Watts responded: “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”
Data shows it doesn’t happen? Hmm, that’s interesting because I have found TONS of data showing it does. Do you mind sharing your ‘data’? Sorry Shannon, but it looks like your lack of fact-checking has got you looking like an idiot yet again.