November 28, 2023

Day 64 – No Executive Orders


It is now Day 64. President Barack Obama, even in his love of the executive order pen, has not provided the details of, what he stated on television and was reiterated by the press, his 23 executive orders he said would provide a pathway in which guns and gun ownership could be controlled in order to make Americans safer. These 23 executive orders cannot be found on the White House website and therefore we can only be left to conclude one of two things: They either exist and are being withheld from public scrutiny or they do not exist and President Obama lied to the American people and performed his dog and pony show in front of cameras for other, perhaps more sinister reasons. Either way his actions are despicable and should be unacceptable to the citizenry.

Looney Gun Haters

If we examine the reasoning given us by the anti gun lobby, we can find it quite absurd; so much so that it becomes so obvious the aim of anti gun zealots is a mere disarming and abduction of Constitutional rights of the people. After all, any sane human being understands that a gun is a mechanical, inanimate object and doesn’t have a will to go kill somebody. It requires the assistance of a human being, and unfortunately, all too often, it ends up being a deranged human being.

If we were to use this kind of mental gymnastics, as is demonstrated by the emotional gun haters, and sort of reversed it, then it jumps out at us as to just how absolutely preposterous, their perverse reasoning is. Here’s and example of what I mean.

You may recall that last February T.J. Lane walked into a Cleveland, Ohio high school cafeteria with a .22 caliber pistol and a knife and killed three people, wounding others. Yesterday he was sentenced to life in prison for his actions.

But that doesn’t tell the whole story. As Lane entered the courtroom for his sentencing, he displayed his T-shirt, in which he used what appears to be a black marker, that read, “KILLER.” During sentencing Lane laughed at his demise and the things people were saying about him. As well, he turned in his chair and flipped his middle finger at the families of those classmates he’d murdered. Obviously this replica of a human being is seriously deranged and was at the time of the killings.

To use the same thinking and logic of gun haters, if guns didn’t exist in this country, T.J. Lane wouldn’t be insane and therefore wouldn’t have given the finger and laughed at his own court sentencing, because he wouldn’t have ever done any killing.

One has to ask who is actually the insane ones.

Police State

It has come to this. Often, as a supporter of a person’s right to self defense, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for protection against those wanting to cause harm and destruction to our person and property, I state that the one reason almost never given to the importance of the Second Amendment is that the people need some kind of protection against tyrannical behavior. Some of that tyrannical behavior was on display yesterday when a New Jersey State Department of Children and Families worker and four local police from Carneys Point, New Jersey, went to the home of the Moore family wanting entry into the house to look for guns because of a picture that had been posted on Facebook, by Shawn Moore (father) of Josh Moore (son) holding a rifle he had gotten for his birthday.

The guess is that someone who might have seen the photo, called Children and Families, who in turn responded. If that’s not bad enough, once at the house, the police, without a search warrant, wanted to be let into the house and be given access to Mr. Moore’s gun safe in order that they could copy the serial numbers and verify they had been registered. New Jersey law does not require mandatory gun registration.

According to an article on CBS Philly, the Department of Children and Families tried to explain why they went to the Moore’s home.

State child welfare spokeswoman Kristine Brown said that when it receives a report of suspected abuse or neglect, it assigns a caseworker to follow up. She said law enforcement officers are asked to accompany caseworkers only if the caseworkers feel their safety could be compromised.

While all of the explaining was going on, in an attempt to exonerate Children and Families from doing anything wrong, there is no explanation as to unethical (tyrannical?) behavior of the local police in attempting to wrongfully gain entry into the Moore’s house. As Shawn Moore put it:

“I don’t like what happened,” he said. “You’re not even safe in your own house. If they can just show up at any time and make you open safes and go through your house, that’s not freedom; it’s like tyranny.”

And that’s the point of today’s discussion. It is “like” tyranny and how long will it take before it actually becomes tyranny? If we continue to disarm the American public, not very long at all and then there will be a lot of second guessing.