The Brutality of the Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment is the lever for mass genocide in America.  Every day Americans witness another mass killing or wanton murder.  Road rage shootings.  Family violence.  Workplace shootouts.  Shootouts in churches, parking lots, malls, grocery stores, Walmart’s, and on every highway and byway in America.  Twelve-year-old children taking guns to schools to kill as many people as they can.  Husbands killing entire families in a rampage.  Employees terminated coming back to assassinate former co-workers and their ex-bosses.  And throughout every one of these berserk episodes of violence, the same old tired excuses are made:

  • We need more mental health training
  • We need more guns to protect the innocent from the maniacs
  • We need better ways to screen people before they can purchase a gun
  • Guns don’t kill people, people do
  • When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns
  • We can never stop gun violence
  • We are so sorry for your loss and we offer our prayers for the survivors

There is not a nicer or more politic way to call the state of gun violence in America for what it really is.  It is predictable state sponsored genocide supported by bullshit excuses made by cowards and sycophants who pander to the maniacs who are too afraid to go to sleep at night without a gun under their pillow.

A three-year-old girl was shot by a five-year-old boy in a house in Cass, Minnesota. The police did not elaborate on the relationship between the children or the gun that was used.  It is also unclear how the five-year-old boy was able to access a firearm.  — U.S. News, August 14, 2021

Cops add to the death toll because they know that any person walking on the street might be armed and dangerous.  Once upon a time, cops asked questions and shot later.  Today, the fear and paranoia of society drives police departments as well.  Cops now shoot first and never ask questions.  In one sense, it is hard to blame them when everyone in the good old USA is probably better armed then they are.

There are those on the left and right who will defend gun ownership.  Asshole judges strike down laws that communities try to establish to protect themselves from gun violence.  These same assholes live in gated upper-class communities and remain far removed from the violence that they create with their legal shenanigans.

In the first paragraph of his 94-page opinion, Judge Benitez lays out the heart of his reasoning colloquially: “The popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment.  Good for both home and battle, the AR-15 is the kind of versatile gun that lies at the intersection of the kinds of firearms protected under District of Columbia v. Heller…and United States v Miller….” — From “Reason” by Brian Doherty

57753d5742c6e.imageThis logic is simply bizarre.  It is almost beyond comprehension.  A rifle based on a cartridge designed during the Vietnam War is now touted as a “perfect” defense weapon.  It sounds like every home should buy one.  Americans live in a country where there is no protection from crime according to the NRA and gun manufacturers.  The NRA kisses the asses of manufacturers to grab more and more power as they perform like Pied Pipers for their members.  “Come along, buy a gun, protect your rights, protect your family and children.  Don’t let the criminals make a victim of you.” The NRA is a monster that has metastasized on the fears of Americans.  Politicians court the money and votes of NRA members to get re-elected knowing fear is a great motivator.  To paraphrase a comment made by the Nazi Hermann Goering:

“The people can always be convinced to buy more and more guns.  It is easy.  All you have to do is tell the average person that they may be victimized by criminals and denounce the gun control people for lack of patriotism.”

f64a35a5b23f852cd5a1200b18848236“The more guns we have the safer we will all be,” scream the gun fanatics.  I have neighbors walking around in their yards with guns strapped on their hips.  I often see shoppers in some stores sporting revolvers and automatics on their belts.  Walmart’s has asked that shoppers do not open carry guns.  Do you know why?  It is because people get nervous when they see these idiots walking around with pistols on their belts.  I worry more about being shot by one of these jerks than I do by some armed robber.  In the event of a store robbery, I suspect I might be more likely to be shot by the so called “good guy with a gun.”

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We can have countless and fruitless arguments over what and why the Founding Fathers included the 2nd Amendment.  We will never know, and it really does not matter.  We are not living in 1789.  What I do know is that a six-year-old child named Aiden was riding in a car seat with his mom who was driving him to kindergarten.  Suddenly Aiden exclaimed, “Mommy, my tommy hurts.”  Aiden Leos died before they could get him to a hospital.  He died when two assholes with guns decided to shoot at his car because of some perceived violation of their road rights.  The two assholes decided that their second amendment rights trumped the rights of Aiden and his family.

So shouldn’t we be able to drive on roads and freeways without fear of being shot? I say the answer is a resounding YES. So why allow guns in cars in the first place? Before Minnesota passed a law in 2005 to allow “law abiding” gun owners to carry guns around with them wherever they go, this was just not happening. Or if it was, it was pretty rare. Sure, some who have illegal guns have likely been carrying guns around all along. But now we have made it part of our every day culture as if it is normal.  

I am sick and tired of reading about these instances of insanity.  I am increasingly worried that one of these bizarre situations will befall someone I love or even my wife and me.  They are occurring with more and more frequency and more and more randomness.  No one is safe.  Carrying a gun on you does not make you safe.  Having a concealed carry permit does not make you safe.  Being a nice person and an honest citizen does not make you safe.  We are being victimized by lovers of the Second Amendment.  By neighbors who think that by arming themselves and everyone around them, we will all be safer.  Was anyone really ever stupid enough to belief this?  How much more evidence is needed to contradict any such assumptions?  What will it take for these morons who distort the Second Amendment to realize the dangers that they have brought to our country?

web_5a05f6c1c197dI admit that I have always liked guns, knives, rifles, and assorted military hardware.  However, I like them in their place.  Rifles for hunting when hunting is a sport and not a crap shoot like so much of it is today.  Baiting bears with donuts and then shooting them from a tree perch does not seem very sporting to me.  I like target shooting.  I enjoy shooting some black powder pistols that I own.  A friend gave me an old revolutionary style musket which is fun to shoot.  I do not shoot at squirrels or birds or rabbits.  I use it for target practice.  I am not against hunting deer, elk, and other animals for food.  Many people in rural areas depend on game animals to supplement their diets in lieu of costly meats at a grocery store.

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The problem with guns comes when we ignore the unintended consequences of gun ownership.  When we create a climate where every idiot and moron in the country is carrying a gun.  Who are these idiots and morons you may well ask?  They are you and me and my friends and friends of my friends.  They are everyone who might get stressed out someday and lose their common sense.  They are people who become depressed and give up on life.  They are people who become so angry with perceived injustices that they want to strike out at anyone for revenge. They are everyone and anyone.  They are the man or woman or child that is walking down the street.  They are your mother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, or best friend.  They are the quiet guy who lives down the block.  They are the helpful next-door neighbor.  They are the quiet student who sits in the back of the class.  They are the military recruit who somehow loses it and goes on a shooting rampage.

23905 (2)I don’t know who might kill you.  I don’t know when they might kill you.  I don’t know why they might kill you.  Best odds are that it will be totally random, and you will never see it coming.  You will never know when it will happen.  The statistics show that you have a 75 percent chance that if you are murdered it will be by a gun and not by poison or a knife.   (Number of homicide victims, by method used to commit the homicide)

The USA has become a warped and bastardized version of the “Old West.”  Gun advocates like to portray themselves as upholders of the “Code of the West.”  In their mystic interpretation of events, people walked around with guns wherever they went.  Supposedly this was because of the lack of “law and order.”  In reality, Most western towns had ordinances prohibiting carrying of guns in town.

  • There were few old-fashioned gun fights in a front facing mano a mano style.
  • Cowboys on the range did not wear their guns all day long but kept them in the chuck wagon.
  • The “old west of the cowboys and cattle drives” lasted less than fifty years.
  • Towns established police departments and law and order rules as quickly as they were able to as many of the new territories soon became states.

cjones03182018How then have we gone from sanity to insanity?  From being able to walk down a street or go to work or school and not worry about some nut case coming in and killing us?  When did America go from being a country with “Law and Order” to a country where everyone needs to carry a gun to protect themselves?  How have we let the politicians, NRA and gun manufacturers convince everyone that it is not safe to walk outside without a concealed carry permit and a Glock or Smith & Wesson hidden someplace beneath our bullet proof vest?

The answer is simple.  Eliminate fear.  Eliminate open and concealed carry laws.  Guns are for home protection and hunting.  We have created a country where there is no place to be safe anymore.  Everyone has the potential to be the next killer, or the next asshole gone crazy.  No amount of mental health training is going to stop the mad rampage of gun deaths in America.  The only thing that will stop this is when people realize the obvious.  Guns are not making us safer; they are killing us.

Updates since I wrote the above blog:

News from June 21, 2021, Minneapolis Star and Tribune

Gun violence
Ten mass shootings happened across the nation this weekend, leaving at least seven people dead and more than 40 injured. It was the latest in a streak of violent weekends in America. The weekend before this, there were also 10 mass shootings that left 12 people dead across seven states. (CNN defines a mass shooting as four or more people shot, not including the shooter.) This weekend’s violence included shootings at several parties and celebrations, including in California, Indiana and Colorado. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 293 mass shootings in 2021 so far.

News from June 22, 2021, Minneapolis Star and Tribune

St. Cloud Professor Shot

St. Cloud University Professor Ed Ward was shot to death Sunday in his doorway in what police are calling a random incident…. Officers arrested the suspect and recovered the gun, and the suspect admitted to officers that he shot the victim.

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  35. 247paulgray
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    Consider this. In the UK we don’t use or own guns as you do.
    Yet we have many deaths by blades (and guns) carried by scum aged 8 to 60.

    Some children, women, and men, kill here for no more reason than they can and because it’s considered ‘street cool’ in the cities.

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    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      Aug 05, 2021 @ 21:47:16

      Paul, you make some interesting points. If we were sitting down and talking, I would have the time to go over each point you make that I disagree with. Basically, your last point assumes that if “good people” did not have guns the criminals would. You are not familiar with the gun culture in the USA or you would realize that the situation with concealed carry and open carry is unprecedented. No where even in the old west, were guns allowed to be openly carried at all times and with almost no limits on where they could be carried. The “gun laws” in the USA based on some extreme interpretations of our Second Amendment have not made people safer nor have they led to less violence. The proof is on the numbers. Ask anyone on the street in the USA if they feel safer when someone else is “open carrying.” I live in Arizona where you can carry without a permit. I shoot and own two revolvers and a rifle. I use them for target but I don’t think they will stop some nut with road rage from killing me. As I learned in the military, you do not fight someone with a knife. My DI taught us to run unless you have no other options. Distance as you note can be a friend. Very difficult to run faster than a bullet though. BTW, read my blog: “Will a Gun Help in a Gun Fight or Why the Bad Guys Often Beat the Good Guys?”

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      • 247paulgray
        Aug 06, 2021 @ 01:14:11

        Thank you for your reply.
        I see both sides to the argument and have lived within a knife/gun culture and rabid lawlessness. Where fighting to maim or kill was the quick way to settle the most trivial of arguments.

        I was also taught to avoid, and/or withdraw from combat by my mentor also knowing that in a quick rage scenario that distance or suitable barriers works if you cannot run faster than a knife weilder or from a shotgun or a heavier weapon.

        I have also helped scoop up the bleeding, throw them into a vehicle and drive like mad to a medic while still under fire.

        I also know that blood remains in your mind for a long, long time.

        Which is why I know that suppressing someone with hostile intent can be ‘beneficial’ to everyone’s health.

        Which that brings me to carrying weapons (although I am not a fan of overt/ open carry).

        To defend from a knife a close range is at best you being really lucky. To knife dance is just plain stupid, and non lethal responses don’t always work.

        However to stop an attack on you or another, a handgun in experienced hands will quickly end an attack even if it just puts the attacker under cover.

        Only what if you, the lawful, are denied the means to defend yourself or others?

        Sure a tonne or more of a vehicle works in some cases, but not so much in a bar, cafe, in a shop, walking, or in a church.

        People need the means to defend themselves period.
        Because somehow, when facing pure hate, anger, the drug fuelled, or pychosis. Let alone a driven political or religious terorrist.

        Playing ‘nice’ just doesn’t cut it.

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      • 247paulgray
        Aug 06, 2021 @ 01:16:39

        Thank you for your reply.
        I see both sides to the argument and have lived within a knife/gun culture and rabid lawlessness. Where fighting to maim or kill was the quick way to settle the most trivial of arguments.

        I was also taught to avoid, and/or withdraw from combat by my mentor also knowing that in a quick rage scenario that distance or suitable barriers works if you cannot run faster than a knife wielder or from a shotgun or a heavier weapon.

        I have also helped scoop up the bleeding, throw them into a vehicle and drive like mad to a medic while still under fire.

        I also know that blood remains in your mind for a long, long time.

        Which is why I know that suppressing someone with hostile intent can be ‘beneficial’ to everyone’s health.

        Which that brings me to carrying weapons (although I am not a fan of overt/ open carry).

        To defend from a knife a close range is at best you being really lucky. To knife dance is just plain stupid, and non lethal responses don’t always work.

        However to stop an attack on you or another, a handgun in experienced hands will quickly end an attack even if it just puts the attacker under cover.

        Only what if you, the lawful, are denied the means to defend yourself or others?

        Sure a tonne or more of a vehicle works in some cases, but not so much in a bar, cafe, in a shop, walking, or in a church.

        People need the means to defend themselves period.
        Because somehow, when facing pure hate, anger, the drug fuelled, or psychotic. Let alone a driven political or religious terrorist.

        Playing ‘nice’ just doesn’t cut it.

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