November 25, 2017

It’s Always Left Against Right….or Something

After the fake shooting in Texas, as always, the debate over gun control carries on, as ignorant voices claim the high ground, pretending to exude their vast knowledge of history, rights, liberalism, conservatism, progressivism and anything that embellishes the divide and conquer meme so prevalent and yet seemingly impossible to see  – another display of the attributes of the Hegelian Dialectic.

Life in the United States is 100% relegated to the false paradigm of Left and Right. The paradigm is fake but the minds of those who blindly follow either side exemplify the success of the created crises, the result of years of brainwashing and propagandizing. Regardless of the topic at hand, almost always these days a crisis, the only attempt and understanding such an event is either Left or Right – nothing else matters. And so it goes.

In a Town Hall Magazine article, about how the author believes the “Liberal Narrative” is now dead because he says so, the author also refers to himself and all others who think the way he does as “normal.” I’m not sure that would be a correct use of the word. Although I understand what he is trying to say, there is very little “normal” left anywhere in the world – so much so few have knowledge of what the words or liberal, conservative and progressive mean or the history behind them. I’ll spare you the history lesson but encourage you to try on your own. The short of it is the use of such labels are egregiously misappropriated.

Normal to the author is the belief you are a conservative. Normal to the liberal is their own truth, etc.

It is said that conservatism promotes “traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.” Conservatism once emphasized self-reliance and individualism. That aspect of conservatism vanished quite some time ago and only exists as watered down ideology due to our mind manipulated love of government.

With this embedded into our society, one must consider the ignorance of that author when he writes: “When you own a weapon and can defend yourself and your rights, you are a citizen. When you do not, you are a subject.” If you are a citizen, and promote it as something a conservative would strive to become, then what becomes of the “self-reliance and individualism?” Many years ago in Vattel’s Law of Nations, in which many democratically based governments’ constitutions are built upon, it is clearly spelled out that when anyone chooses to become a member of a neighborhood, a town, a county, a state, or nation, they are giving away a portion of their “self-reliance and individualism.” In fact, you become a citizen and by definition you are a subject. The only differences are the degree to which you have offered up your servitude.

When you own a weapon and can defend yourself and your rights, YOU ARE A MAN! Being a citizen means you recognize that your government has granted you that right. Being a man means you understand that you have the right to defend yourself, even from the throes of corrupt governments. It is a struggle to have it both ways, i.e. self-reliance and individualism and dependence on government.

Liberalism, on the other hand, appears to be in even bigger trouble…that is as it pertains to hanging on to any kind of liberal belief. In the true sense of the word and the works and words of men like John Locke, thought by many to be the father of liberalism, I am more liberal than conservative. But that’s not what exists today. Far from it.

Liberalism, by definition, is “founded on the ideas of liberty and equality.” If we are to assume that this ideological philosophy of liberalism is to be shared and experienced by all, then why do today’s liberals want so much to remove liberty and equality from anyone who doesn’t blindly follow them?

Conservatives wander from the their own belief system, once minding their own business, letting others alone while enjoying their own individualism. Conservatives of today are as bent on stopping the liberties of liberals and progressives as liberals and progressives are in stopping the conservatives. What a mess!

It should become clear that all of these political ideologies are skewed and have reached a point where they are shortly running out of space to coexist. I believe this is all by design, but I recognize that nearly all readers will refuse to accept that premise. I cannot force feed you. It is worth gaining a better understanding, but……

The relentless and ignorant debates about guns, gun violence, gun rights, gun control, because of senseless emotions, works wonderfully as a tool to draw attention from what the debate and the staged events are all about.

If you have yet to even question anything beyond a Left vs. Right, childish yelling and banging head session, it would be impossible for you to learn anything.

 

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After Sutherland Springs Church Massacre, Anglican Bishop Considers Arming Himself at the Altar

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Washington, DC/Pine Grove Mills, PA  A man of the cloth in Pennsylvania who also wears a badge is now contemplating packing a pistol in the pulpit to protect his parish.

Bishop Council Nedd II, rector of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania and co-chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, is reassessing security at his church after the mass murder of worshipers at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5. Nedd is also a Pennsylvania state constable.

In a commentary published by Project 21, Nedd wrote:

A pistol in the pulpit may sound extreme, but – when people of faith increasingly appear to be targets of armed evil – a good shepherd must do what he must do to protect the flock from the wolves. From my perspective as both a bishop and a cop, people must be protected. This includes in sacred spaces.

Nedd previously chose not to carry a firearm while participating in St. Alban’s services despite credible threats to his own safety and personal experience providing security for other places of worship. Growing religious intolerance is causing him to rethink this personal gun restriction, which he will be discussing with his congregation:

It’s shocking that, in a nation founded on the idea of religious freedom, there are monsters out there who now think it’s fair game to target people of faith with deadly force. I’m no stranger to religious bigotry and the condescension of non-believers, but recent church shootings like those in Charleston, South Carolina; Antioch, Tennessee and this latest one in Sutherland Springs bring intolerance to a frightening new level.

Nedd’s full commentary, “Packing in the Pulpit: This Man of God May Arm Himself to Protect His Flock,” is available for reprint on a free, non-exclusive basis and is available by clicking here.

“I fully support Council Nedd’s change of heart on the presence of firearms in church. It’s only natural to want to preserve the sanctity of the sanctuary. Carrying a firearm in the pulpit as an act of preparation does just that,” said fellow Project 21 co-chairman Stacy Washington, a syndicated talk radio host and U.S. Air Force veteran. “”In light of the increasing frequency of atheists and socialists shooting politically conservative people, whether in ballparks or in churches during services, it’s important to allow those who are properly permitted to carry their concealed weapons into the church. Not only is this lawful, but it is Biblical. Jesus’s disciples carried swords as he directed them to do in Luke22:36: “He said to them, ‘But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'”

 

Washington is a Second Amendment advocate and writer for the National Rifle Association.

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When Disarmament is the Goal, Death is the Means

It’s early this morning and I’m going to offer thoughts and information you don’t want to hear. But I don’t care.

If many events that take place in this country are looked at from the perspective that I have carried for many years, that the Powers That Be desire disarmament of the citizen slaves as a necessary part of their overall goals of complete dominance (dictatorial tyranny), and an understanding that man’s life is meaningless to them, perhaps some things might make more sense, albeit savagely evil.

I have stated for many years that the only remaining wall of resistance that protects what is left of our freedoms and liberties is our right to keep and bear arms. It is the one major reason I support that right, plain and simple, without the so-called “reasonable” limits to that right. A right once desirably labeled and recognized as inalienable (unquestioned) is now, not only doled out by man-gods but is vivaciously requested and demanded by a mass of servitude-loving progressives ignorantly eager to be the next victims of the quest, at any cost, for disarmament.

Anyone who cares enough to seek Truth, understands that the Hegelian Dialectic is in full employment. These “dialectical stages of development” consist of thesis, reaction, antithesis. Or, better explained this way: A crisis is created; the creator of that crisis seeks and promotes a reaction from the masses, that is those whose life more resembles what was described by the Romans during the First Century as Bread and Circuses, to keep the masses happy; this is followed by a solution – a solution which was what was sought from the very beginning (disarmament).

Knowing that the Powers seek disarmament, knowing that the Powers do not value your life or mine, knowing that the Powers believe fully in the ends justifying the means, your and my life is certainly considered expendable. There is no other way to look at this.

Over the weekend there was another staged mass murder. Of course the weapon of choice was a gun or guns and right on cue the puppet regime of the Ruling Establishment began their systematic chants for disarmament. Watching these events over the years, which seem to closely follow someone’s written script, I am left with no other thought than that these are staged, i.e. they are the thesis. Immediately following the event emotional embellishment is promoted, both by the Powers and by the ignorant puppets, or useful idiots (reaction), pushed by the Media. The solution, although immediately demanded by politicians and others, has not yet come. The push back is still strong enough to hold them off for now. This will not last forever because there are too many people brainwashed into the belief that “reasonable” gun control laws are necessary. Perhaps the question might be, necessary for what?

The majority of mass murders in this country are staged. People do not want to hear nor even consider this idea, nor are they willing to admit the country, the government they love, the one they salute, that they pledge allegiance to, the same one they are willing to fight and die for, is so corrupt, or corrupted by the Powers that Be, that they would be the creators of such heinous acts as marching into a church and gunning down a group of people. And this is why it continues and is so successful. Keep thinking that way and for certain the mass shootings will continue.

Recently I made commentary on the mass murder in Las Vegas, referring to Stephen P. Halbrook’s theory of “Benignity and Progressive” in referring to the proposal and passage of gun restriction bills. I wrote: “Through all of this, bear in mind that in order for benignity to remain and progress, each successive crisis must be bigger and greater than the last. The servitude become desensitized with each event, thus forcing the perpetrators to increase the effect.”

In order for the Hegelian Dialectic to remain effective, each successive staged event must be somehow greater and/or hit closer to home. As strange as it might sound, there is something a bit distant in one’s mind when considering a mass murder in the city of sin of Las Vegas, at an event the overwhelming majority of Americas, would not and could not attend. But stage such an event in a church in a sleepy Texas town of less than 400 people and it begins to hit close to home. There’s a good possibility that the majority of attendees to that church support the Second Amendment. That’s hitting close to home and kicking a bit below the belt.

We have seen efforts for disarmament backfire, which is still a good thing. So long as there remains those who ardently fight against the emotional clap-trap always associated with violent crime, the process of disarmament is slowed. Not only do those who push back against disarmament need to keep up the fight, but they need to stop playing into the arms of the disarming fascists and cease with watering down the Second Amendment. No other right is attacked and diluted like the Second Amendment. Why do we put up with it?

Remember, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, and against the worldly governors, the princes of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness, which are in the high places.” Ephesians 6:12

Your government and the Powers that Be are corrupt to the very core. It is time for you to begin to recognize that. Man’s creations can be nothing other than evil and corrupt. God told us this was so. He told us not to be a part of it. He told us to “Come out of her” (Mystery Babylon).

Let’s stop enabling and perpetuating the Evil.

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Orchestrated Mass Murder: Fear and Hysteria Creates Benignity and Progressivism

Gary Marbut, head of Montana Shooting Sports Association, sent out the following email listing all the bills proposed before the House and Senate to destroy the Second Amendment. A reaction from the Las Vegas “shooting.”

U.S. House of Representatives

HR 3947 – Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm

HR 3962 – Bans online sales of ammunition

HR 3984 – Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL’s and manufacturers

HR 3986 – Would require the placement of tracking ID into ‘all’ firearms sold in America

HR 3987 – Would require a fee to purchase a firearm through NICS and use these monies to fund the CDC to conduct research on gun violence that was previously found to be biased by Congress

HR 3998 – Bans firearms for known or ‘suspected’ terrorists

HR 3999 – Bans parts that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm

HR 4018 – Institutes a ‘3’ day waiting period nationally for purchase of handgun

HR 4025 – Expands reporting of multiple firearms sales

HR 4052 – Would ‘ban’ possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)

HR 4057 – Expansion of Prohibition for firearms ownership for being on a Terrorist Watch List

U.S. Senate

  1. 1915– Would require all firearms to be personalized for restricted access and use
  2. 1916– Bans parts and accessories that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm
  3. 1923– Expands background checks of firearms
  4. 1939– Repeals the Lawful Protection in Commerce law that would allow lawsuits against FFL’s and manufacturers
  5. 1945– Would ‘ban’ possession and transfer of large capacity magazines (More than 10 rounds)

Of course few know anything about real history and how Nazi Germany so easily disarmed, first the Jews and locked them up in concentration camps and then systematically murder thousands of them, followed by a total disarmament of the citizenry.

Mark Alexander of the Patriot Post offers a “Bullet Point Reality Check” on living with guns, interesting data about guns and violence and a comparative look at gun related deaths and other killers, of which Congress and other fascists remain silent about. The bullet points are interesting but in today’s America, data and facts are no longer considered in our post normal, insane world.

Lloyd Billingsley, from Front Page Magazine, offers a bit more in depth look at the eerily similar steps being taken by members of Congress that closely follow what the German Weimar Republic did which set the stage and opened the door wide for Adolph Hitler’s Nazism and the disarming of the citizenry.

For an even deeper examination of the German history of disarmament, read Stephen P. Halbrook’s, Nazi Firearms Law and the Disarming of German Jews.

Halbrook points out right away that, “German firearm laws and hysteria created against Jewish firearm owners
played a major role in laying the groundwork for the eradication of German Jewry in
the Holocaust.”

If I may, let me focus a moment on hysteria. Fear and hysteria have always been important and integral necessities in controlling the masses. A fearful servitude will do anything they are told. Those whose bent is the control of people, do everything they can to keep the masses scared.

When events like in Las Vegas take place, fear within the globs of non-thinking automatons is reinforced and topped off with much hysteria – the more the better. This accomplishes or allows for the accomplishment of many things.

In a November, 2013 article published in the Washington Times, Halbrook is quoted as saying, “Today, gun control, registration and prohibition are depicted as benign and progressive.” When the subjects are constantly being bombarded with fear mongering tactics and events that create hysteria, which today most any political action is causing hysteria, is it any wonder that any form of gun control is viewed by the masses as “benign and progressive?” This is evident when, from both sides of the false paradigm of “Left” and “Right,” all that is ever spoken is the need for “reasonable” gun control laws, while never attempting to define reasonable. I’m sure the masses must have considered the Weimar Republic’s gun control laws reasonable at that time.

If it were possible to strip away all the fear and hysteria that drives and controls our every day, perhaps some could begin to see how thoroughly our man-given rights and those once considered inalienable, have been destroyed. And for what?

So much so our government, who, in my opinion, are about as useless and undesirably corrupt as Al Capone in his day, rushes in, as shown above in Gary Marbut’s email, with Nazi-esque bills to take full advantage of the programmed hysteria that has irresponsibly taken over the masses, a reasonable person would have to ask if it isn’t Congress, i.e. the “Ruling Establishment” that controls Congress, who are perpetuating the events that cause the fear and hysteria.

Through all of this, bear in mind that in order for benignity to remain and progress, each successive crisis must be bigger and greater than the last. The servitude become desensitized with each event, thus forcing the perpetrators to increase the effect.

Benign and progressive! Isn’t progressivism possible because planned events that seemingly become progressively horrific tend to create a dumbing down effect and thus with each successive event the previous becomes more and more benign?

We refuse to see our Government as anything that closely resembles that of Nazi Germany. This is, of course, part of the “benign and progressive” society we have been programmed to accept. All the indicators are there. And when events like Las Vegas happen, how soon we forget what President Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff said during the heat of the financial “crisis” in 2008 – “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

The Left claims the Right takes Emanuel’s quote out of context saying that he didn’t mean to use a crisis for political gain. What other reason can there be? However, it doesn’t really matter. To an honest person, anyone who would make such a statement, in any context, and in the position of power that they hold, is only revealing reality. The intent is “to do things you think you could not do before.” And thus, “progressive” members of Congress go about to disarm their citizenry.

Which brings us right back to the question of whether or not those fomenting the fear and hysteria are those same one’s offering up the Nazi-type legislation?

There is little reason to think this isn’t exactly what is taking place. This fits the Hegelian Dialectic to a tee – thesis, reaction, antithesis. To put this dialectic in Las Vegas terms (or place here any of the “crises” of past years), the event is orchestrated. Fear and hysteria sets in. “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Embellishment to pump up the reaction, readying the masses for a pre-planned response. Those who created the crisis, rush in with a solution, i.e. thesis, reaction, antithesis – noting that the solution contradicts the created problem.

Far fetched? You’ll have to decide. Regardless of the outcome of the proposal of the anti-gun bills in Congress, one thing is for certain. Gun control and the destruction of the Second Amendment, the only roadblock to full Communism and Dictatorial rule, will become even more benign and progressive. To accomplish that, events (crises) will become more horrific and/or occur more often.

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Once Again, More Calls For “Sensible” Gun Regulations

Shootings, followed by the call to ban guns or seek “sensible” gun regulations, happen so often now one might be led to believe these are planned events, designed to divide the nation further with the ultimate goal of ridding the populace of their right to keep and bear arms. It is, after all, the ONLY roadblock to total communistic, dictatorial rule.

In the Maine Portland Press Herald, an educated doctor attempts to demand for “sensible” gun regulations while claiming to be a big gun owner herself. One of the problems with the entire piece is that there is not sensible suggestions by the author as to what “sensible” regulations would look like. The only point the author tries to make is that it’s more difficult to buy Sudafed than a gun.

So what!

Lacking also in the commentary is any indication that the good doctor has a clue as to human behavior. While “sensible” gun regulations will surely prevent the honest citizen, one who almost never kills others, from exercising their right to keep and bear arms without government licensing and approval, while being indoctrinated by government educators. A doctor may be well educated, as this doctor appears to specialize in nutritional supplements, but fails to understand that gun regulations only affect the law-abiding people and have zero affect on the criminals and mentally deranged who want to kill and harm others.

Gun banners just don’t get it.

In addition, the Second Amendment is the only amendment that is constantly being targeted for repeal or “sensible” regulations. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people and will use whatever weapon is within reach.

While the good doctor’s ideas might seem appealing to some, intelligent people have gone beyond emotional clap-trap and have a firm grip on the data that tells us regulations change nothing except forces lawful citizens to pay more in taxes to comply with “sensible” gun laws, and to register their guns on a national list kept by the government.

No Thanks!

Perhaps the good doctor should concentrate on “sensible” regulations of her “nutritional supplements,” and the sale of Sudafed. Each year more than 20,000 people end up in emergency rooms with serious conditions caused by taking supplements. Sudafed can kill as well.

It is not contradictory to seek “sensible” regulations on over-the-counter chemicals and supplements while opposing “sensible” regulations on guns. You see the big difference here is that people know that guns will kill you if used improperly. However, they assume that nutritional supplements are safe and will not harm you. After all, they are often recommended by doctors to their patients.

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Gun Banning: Been Tried Before

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When Insanity and Ignorance Wed in Demagoguery Bliss – Or a Useful Idiot Writes

It really doesn’t get any more screwed up of one’s mind than this:

“The days are growing colder, and soon millions of American hunters will pursue a time-honored tradition. They will load their automatic weapons with armor-piercing bullets, strap on silencers, head off to the picnic grounds on nearby public lakes — and start shooting.

If you do not immediately recognize this pastime as part of America’s heritage, then you are sadly out of step with the current Republican majority in Congress. On Tuesday, a House panel takes up the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017,” which promises “to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting.””<<<Read More>>> if you can take it.

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SAM Claims High Road to Protect Second Amendment

They might claim that high road, but do they actually do what they say they are doing. According to SAM’s Facebook Page, “Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine-Leading through Action!”

On their list of achievements is the passage of LD 9 – “to Ban State of Government Agencies from Creating Gun Owner Registry.”

“An Act to Prohibit the Creation of a Firearm Owner Registry”, sponsored by Rep. Patrick Corey is now law. This quote from the last SAM News accurately sums up this important SAM bill, “The creation of a gun owner registry is the Holy Grail for gun control advocates, because all extreme gun control measures like semi-automatic bans, high capacity magazine bans, and other firearm confiscation schemes, require a database of firearm owners to enforce. Without the government knowing who owns what types of guns and where they are, there is no way to reduce the number of guns in private ownership.” (emphasis added)

Below is the text of LD 9 (also from SAM Facebook page)

Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2014 is enacted to read:
§2014. Government firearm or firearm owner registry prohibited Notwithstanding and other provision of law to the contrary, a government agency of this State or a political subdivision of this State may not keep or cause to be kept a comprehensive registry of privately owned firearms and the owners of those firearms within its jurisdiction. (emphasis added)

SUMMARY

This amendment, which is the majority report of the committee, replaces the bill and provides that a government agency of the State or a political subdivision of the State may not keep or cause to be kept a comprehensive registry of privately owned firearms and the owners of those firearms within its jurisdiction.” (emphasis added)

We are programmed to automatically accept any effort by those claiming to be in support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Therefore, passage of any law that claims to protect gun owners or ease the restrictions on gun ownership, we blindly accept as a good thing. It might be better…or the equivalent of being hung with a new rope, than continued chopping to bits our Second Amendment rights, but even if you keep cutting off pieces of a plank, a little here and a little there, eventually there’s no more plank and you free fall.

LD 9 is being hailed as a victory for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and gun owners because they say, as I highlighted above, The creation of a gun owner registry is the Holy Grail for gun control advocates, because all extreme gun control measures like semi-automatic bans, high capacity magazine bans, and other firearm confiscation schemes, require a database of firearm owners to enforce. Without the government knowing who owns what types of guns and where they are, there is no way to reduce the number of guns in private ownership.”

This Bill, LD 9, is being flaunted as a bill that will prohibit the “comprehensive registry” of all firearms, and that without such a registry, governments and non governmental agencies cannot confiscate guns because they won’t know where to find them.

The first question I might ask is this: What will be the state of things in this country WHEN the U.S. Government goes about confiscating our firearms? Will following the rule of law any longer exist?

I thought so.

A federal firearms dealer is required to “register” every gun he sells and keep a record. As I understand LD 9, now a licensed firearms dealer will have to make a second copy of that registration, mark it “State Copy” and make it available to any government, law enforcement or prosecuting attorney upon demand. That’s some protection of a gun owner from that registry created at the point of sale. (Note: It was brought to my attention, and correctly so, that current law requires the “State Copy” to be kept on file. LD 9 eliminates the “State Copy” and thus the only “registration” of the purchase of your gun is the one created by the federally licensed gun dealer. Also understand that this registration is still a registration and can and will be accessed when the governments so desire.)

LD 9 prohibits the creation of a “comprehensive registry” (whatever lawyer wants to define that one for us). Comprehensive, in the context used (I’m guessing), means complete. Please define “complete.” Who gets to decide? We are not told that and this is the kind of crap sandwich we are fed by lawyers. They craft laws for themselves not for you and I.

So, if it is now unlawful for the Government to “keep or cause to be kept” a “comprehensive” gun registry, does that mean if they leave off the registration, say your sexual preference, does that now make the registry “uncomprehensive” and thus can be used by governments and law enforcement when it comes time to confiscate your REGISTERED guns that you REGISTERED when you purchased your guns from a licensed dealer.

Stop kidding yourselves! The Second Amendment is the only item in the Bill of Rights that we, not only give away, but do so gladly and all the while believing we are doing the “reasonable” thing.

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Maine House strongly endorses new effort to arm forest rangers

*Editor’s Note* – If there actually existed a Second Amendment and/or the God-given right to defend and/or protect oneself and your property, this wouldn’t even be an issue to discuss or to find ways to fund. Instead of creating another of this country’s band of “Heroes,” every person, whether a forest ranger or a pig farmer, should have the right to choose whether they want to carry a weapon for protection.

“Rep. Lois Reckitt, D-South Portland, said she rarely votes for any bill that supports increasing access to guns, but she voted for this one.

“I am standing up for these folks who in my mind are another segment of the law enforcement community in Maine,” she said.”<<<Read More>>>

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Guns and the Left’s Unfailing Insistence on Irrational Thought

This morning I was reading an article from a Maine Online publication about how the Legislature is going to consider a bill that would make it impossible for a convicted felon to own a muzzle-loading weapon, i.e. black powder gun. As I understand the current law, the Federal Government does not recognize a muzzle-loading gun as an official weapon. In Maine, where it is generally unlawful for a convicted felon to own even a muzzle-loading gun, he or she can make application to the State’s Commissioner of Public Safety for an exemption to that prohibition.

The argument in favor of the new proposed law, as presented by this newspaper, is a poor one and certainly exemplifies the irrational thoughts of leftist progressives. I’m not here to argue whether this law is good or bad, right or wrong, and whether or not a muzzle-loading gun is or is not a weapon. I’m here to expose the irrational thought that drives emotions when it comes to making decisions – such as the banning of guns or the making of irrational and useless laws.

This newspaper uses as the foundation of it’s argument is an event that happened in Maine 10 years ago, when a hunter, hunting with a muzzle-loading rifle, mistook his target and shot and killed a woman in the field behind her house. It was a tragic event. Maine law is very strict about the responsibility of the hunter to identify the target. Such was not the case here and it ended in unnecessary tragedy.

The hunter was not a “dangerous felon.” As a matter of fact he wasn’t even a felon. If memory serves me, the man had no criminal record and was a decent man within his community. His crime? Poor judgement and decision making. To err is human.

So, to a rational thinker, would this proposed new law, had it been in effect at the time, have prevented the death of an innocent young woman? Of course not.

However, under present law, the convicted felon can petition the Commissioner of Public Safety to allow an exemption of the state’s ban against felons owning a muzzle-loading gun. Should this felon be granted an exemption? I dunno, however, can any of us make that determination without knowing what the guidelines and requirements are that must be met before the Commissioner can permit such an exemption? Is this a clear cut case of forever banning this man from ever owning a gun? You’ll have to decide that. Forever is a long time. How long should he be punished?

The point here is that the proposed law is nonsense. It’s nonsense because it is stating in outright fashion that when the State of Maine made it’s current law allowing for exemptions, those making the law didn’t know what they were doing and that the process is flawed so that “dangerous felons” can have easy access to a gun.

Another question to ask is, how many exemptions have been granted by the Commissioner of Public Safety and how many, if there are any, of those exemptions resulted in crime committed with a muzzle-loading gun? A criminal is a criminal and criminals most often are criminals because they had total disregard of laws, such as the one being proposed.

Unless there is ample proof that the system in place is allowing for violent crimes that might have been prevented, this proposal is nothing more than Leftist piling on of totalitarian repression – emotional clap-trap.

Enough already.

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