Moms Demand Action Is At It Again with Not One More

STAND WITH RICHARD: After his only child was murdered in the Santa Barbara shootings last week, Richard Martinez’s voice roared across America: “Not. One. More.” Join Julianne Moore and the more than 400,000 Americans who – in just two days – have sent nearly two million postcards to Congress. Show that you stand with Richard, and that you will hold legislators accountable for protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence.

CLICK HERE to send a postcard to your members of Congress and governor telling them that not one more American should die because of our broken gun laws: http://every.tw/1irSuER. And SEND your #NotOneMorephotos to photos@momsdemandaction.org

 

It just never ends. Why is it that people refuse to look at the fact the more guns means less crime? They are basically using the argument that the number of mass shootings is steadily increasing and they won’t tolerate it any more. Which, I hate to break it to you Mom’s Demand, but the FBI crime report shows them as flat from 1980 to today. That means mass shootings are not increasing nor decreasing. However, violent crime IS decreasing drastically. I think that has something to do with the fact that 42% of American households have a gun in the home.

Where is Moms Demand when someone uses a gun in self-defense and ultimately saves their own lives? How about WE NEED MORE. We need more people behind legal gun ownership. Law abiding citizens are not the reason this poor man’s son was killed. You want to get rid of guns in the hands of criminals? Go for it! I agree. Not one more criminal should have a gun, but you’re attacking the wrong people. Sending hundreds of thousands of cards to congress isn’t going to take weapons out of the hands of violent people, it will take weapons out of the hands of those hoping to use them AGAINST a criminal in a violent or threatening attack.

Why Liberals Are In The Wrong Mindset About Guns

Ronald Reagan once said:

It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.

Whenever I look at current research, surveys, similar past laws, current laws, etc I ask myself “why don’t liberals get it? I mean the information is all there!” I believe the truth is that liberals are constantly being fed falsified information to support an agenda. If you feel that you know everything already, why would you feel the need to look at research, journals, history, or past/present/future laws? 

I think about why I started this blog in the first place. Moving from Texas to the DC area was a huge change for me. I wasn’t used to homeless men threatening to shoot me and my family on the street in the middle of the day if we didn’t give him money (might I add, he finished this sentence with “Merry Christmas”). I wasn’t used to hearing about shootings or how crime rates are increasing. I wasn’t used to hearing about violent break-ins. I wasn’t used to the fear that sweeps over me every time I walk to my car by myself at night after meeting my husband for dinner. Fact of the matter is, I wanted to know that in a dangerous situation, I could rely on more than a can of mace to protect myself. 

Once I came to the conclusion that I should get a gun and learn proper gun safety, I then started to gain interest in current events pertaining to guns. But what if I was a liberal? What if I had liberal parents, liberal grandparents, and a liberal husband? What if from day 1, I had it engraved in my brain that guns were dangerous? In that case, I wouldn’t have looked into owning a gun as means to protect myself. Which would mean that I wouldn’t have gained interest in current laws and wouldn’t be the gun advocate that I am today. What’s the difference between me and that liberal? I didn’t assume that my prior knowledge of guns was correct. In fact, my research and follow-up has only further validated my previous claims that guns are for protection.

When I said “I want to get a gun”, it was natural to me because I was in that mindset based on previous/current knowledge. Liberals come from a different background or mindset and believe whole-heartedly that guns are not safe. Why? Because every time there is a tragedy, anti-gun advocates blame the gun instead of the shooter, which in turn puts fear in the hearts of people who are not well-informed. And because people FEAR guns, they aren’t willing to do research to validate statements they hear from people like Obama and Feinstein.

The main reason for this blog is because I want to share research findings and compare current events to that of past ones in a way that makes freedom to own and carry easy to digest. Along the way I choose to provide entertaining videos and stories to show you that guns aren’t dangerous in the hands of law-abiding citizens, so why take them away from them? Along the way, I take emails, comments, and tweets to heart because I can’t change your opinion if I don’t understand where you’re coming from. 

What do you, the gun control advocate, have to say about research findings showing that stricter gun control laws increase gun-related crimes?

Have you, the gun control advocate, ever learned how to properly shoot a gun and took courses to educate yourself of gun safety?

How will laws restricting law-abiding citizens from owning/carrying a gun stop criminals from conducting in mass shootings like Aurora or the elementary school in Newton?

If you don’t know how to answer these questions, how can you continue to stand up against something that you cannot logically defend? Shootings like this cause anger, heartache, frustration, confusion, sadness. These are all emotion-based and do not void the fact the research shows that stricter gun laws increase gun-related crime. 

Basing your arguments on emotion rather than logic and fact does not put you in the proper mindset. Educate yourselves and review the data that Obama and other anti-gun advocates want to keep from you. Maybe then you will see that law-abiding citizens are not the problem.