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The last word on gun control

The great Larry Correia has written what I think is the last word on the so-called "gun control" issue.

(And please, libs, I urge you to put aside your normal knee-jerk response and actually read what Correia says in his 10,000 word masterpiece. It may do you all of you some good. Then again, I know you won't read it because you're all imbeciles. Sigh.)

Here's an excerpt:

[...] Well, I suppose if your need to do something overrides all reason and logic, then by all means let’s ban guns.

Australia had a mass shooting and instituted a massive gun ban and confiscation (a program which would not work here, which I’ll get to, but let’s run with it anyway.). As was pointed out to me on Facebook, they haven’t had any mass shootings since. However, they fail to realize that they didn’t really have any mass shootings before either. You need to keep in mind that mass shooting are horrific headline grabbing statistical anomalies. You are far more likely to get your head caved in by a local thug while he’s trying to steal your wallet, and that probably won’t even make the evening news.

And violent crime is up in Australia. A cursory Google search will show articles about the increase in violent crime and theft, but then other articles pooh-pooing these stats as being insignificant and totally not related to the guns.

So then we’ve got England, where they reacted swiftly after a mass shooting, banned and confiscated guns, and their violent crime has since skyrocketed. Their stats are far worse than Australia, and they are now one of the more dangerous countries to live in the EU. Once again, cursory Google search will show articles with the stats, and other articles saying that those rises like totally have nothing to do with regular folks no longer being able to defend themselves… Sensing a trend yet?

And then we’ve got South Africa, which instituted some really hard core gun bans and some extremely strict controls, and their crime is now so high that it is basically either no longer tracked or simply not countable. But obviously, the totally unbiased news says that has absolutely nothing to do with people no longer being able to legally defend themselves.

Then you’ve got countries like Norway, with extremely strict gun control. Their gun control laws are simply incomprehensible to half of Americans. Not only that, they are an ethnically and socially homogenous, tiny population, well off country, without our gang violence or drug problems. Their gun control laws are draconian by our standards. They make Chicago look like Boise. Surely that level of gun control will stop school shootings! Except of course for 2011 when a maniac killed 77 and injured 242 people, a body count which is absurdly high compared to anything which has happened America.

Because once again, repeat it with me, criminals simply do not give a crap. [...]

An another:

[...] Boo Evil Gun Culture!

Really? Because I hate to break it to you, but when nearly six hundred people get murdered a year in beautiful Gun Free Chicago, that’s not my people doing the shooting.

The gun culture is all around you, well obviously except for those of you reading this in elite liberal urban city centers where you’ve extinguished your gun culture. They are your friends, relatives, and coworkers. The biggest reason gun control has become increasingly difficult to pass over the last decade is because more and more people have turned to CCW, and as that has become more common, it has removed much of the stigma. Now everybody outside of elite urban liberal city centers knows somebody that carries a gun. The gun culture is simply regular America, and is made up of people who think their lives and their families lives are more important than the life of anyone who tries to victimize them.

The gun culture is who protects our country. Sure, there are plenty of soldiers and cops who are issued a gun and who use it as part of their job who could care less. However, the people who build the guns, really understand the guns, actually enjoy using the guns, and usually end up being picked to teach everybody else how to use the guns are the gun culture.

The media and the left would absolutely love to end the gun culture in America, because then they could finally pass all the laws they wanted. [...]

3 comments to The last word on gun control

  • Gusano

    There you gun nuts go again trying to cloud the issue with the facts when what is needed is compassion and swift pro active emotional reactions!

  • marc in calgary

    A view from Canada, from George Jonas, originally from Hungary, he was taught a few "lessons" on freedom there in the 50's, and fled to freedom here...
    Writing in the National Post.
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/12/22/george-jonas-in-a-free-society-people-have-the-right-to-own-guns/

    "Strictly speaking, no one “needs” anything but a breath of air, a cup of water and a bowl of rice. The rest are individual choices we make as free human beings, if that’s what we are, instead of wards of the state. Liberty means not having to answer, explain, or justify, any of our choices to anyone.

    Why does anyone need a military assault rifle? I’ve no idea. I certainly don’t, but at one time I owned six motorcycles (and knew people who owned 20). I would have had no trouble explaining why I needed them, but would have highly resented having to do so. Just yesterday, I heard of a person who owns nine cats. She keeps them in her apartment, and doesn’t have to justify to me why she needs them. And if city hall thinks she does, city hall is wrong.

    Whether people collect cats, rifles, motorcycles, travel experiences or books, in a free country their “need” is fully justified by their “want.” End of story.

    But in fact guns are easier to justify than motorcycles or cats.

    Guns protect. We buy them as taxpayers for our politicians’ bodyguards. As long as we don’t buy them for our own protection, few politicians object."