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Wednesday
May012013

Guns Over the People (G.O.P.)

   According to an article in the Huffington Post today, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who died in last December's mass shooting confronted Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) over her vote against allowing debate on expanding background checks for firearm purchases.

   Reading the article, it occured to me that this was an odd and uniquely American debate between those who demand the continued ease of access to guns to protect themselves from a perceived threat of violence and those who seek to restrict that accessibility to guns because they or someone they care for have suffered from real gun violence.

   Sadly, it's often those on the side of further loosening restrictions who win the debate. They're the ones with the guns, after all.

   And if you thought the NRA was over the top, a rival gun rights organization called the Gun Owners of America (GOA) has criticized the NRA for (heaven forbid) compromising on gun rights issues and selling out the gun rights movement.

   I pledge allegience to the Guns of the United States of America and to the Freedom for which they stand, one Nation under Guns, Guns, and more Guns, unrestrictable, unrelinquishable, uninfringible, with assault weapons and ammo for all.

   

 

 

   In his response to the Sandy Hook mass shooting, LaPierre LaPyoo had this, among other malarkey, to say:

   "And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal. There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bullet StormGrand Theft AutoMortal Combat, and Splatterhouse.

   "And here’s one, it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research staff can find it, and all of yours couldn’t? Or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it? Add another hurricane, add another natural disaster. I mean we have blood-soaked films out there, like American PsychoNatural Born Killers. They’re aired like propaganda loops on Splatterdays and every single day."

   So, LaPierre's answer to gun violence is to not restrict access to guns which would be a violation of the Second Amendment, but he's all for restricting freedom of speech because (what?) James Madison was only kidding when he wrote the First Amendment?

   Click this, for a reminder of what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment.

   There's a lot of freedom-luvin' patriots out there who are arming themselves to the teeth out of a fear that the gu'mint is going get 'em and they hell as ain't goin' without a fight. But, even if these crackers had Bradley tanks and RPGs in their arsenals, the government would still kick their arses. 

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Reader Comments (2)

These cartoons have very little basis in fact. The historical accuracy is way off base, however I see how they could be used to deceive those that don't know any better. James Madison, author of the 2nd Amendment, stated that citizens are to be MORE armed than government by a ratio of 25 : 1. This was to prevent tyranny. (Well regulated refers to well trained, a militia refers to citizens that have preparation as well as oversight) Remember the lives lost in establishing the United States at the time. The whole purpose of the Bill of Rights is to define rights of the people while LIMITING the power of Government to take rights away. (SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED was made incredibly clear) The right to bear arms was ALREADY there by birth (inalienable) as a free person. The right to life (as in the Declaration) includes the right to defend life. Furthermore, citizens had the SAME firearms as government at the time. If anything, GOVERNMENT has gotten out of control due to technology that is not available to the average citizen. The balance of power is to government, and the founders warned about such a situation time and time again. If the creator of this website has any integrity, the inaccurate cartoons will be taken down. However if the purpose is to mislead. they will remain. Thank you.
November 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAJ Rond
Yes, they will remain if only to irritate people like you.
November 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterAonghas Crowe

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