Gabby Giffords Pushes Gun Control, Launches Anti-Gun Group
On one hand, you can’t blame her. On the other hand, she’s using her experience to attempt to infringe on Constitutional rights
(USA Today) In response to a horrific series of shootings that has sown terror in our communities, victimized tens of thousands of Americans, and left one of its own bleeding and near death in a Tucson parking lot, Congress has done something quite extraordinary – nothing at all.
Democrats have submitted 8 pieces of anti-gun people control legislation in the House, Republicans have submitted 2 pro-gun pro-people bills. Diane Feinstein plans to introduce a big comprehensive bill in the Senate.
Special interests purporting to represent gun owners but really advancing the interests of an ideological fringe have used big money and influence to cow Congress into submission. Rather than working to find the balance between our rights and the regulation of a dangerous product, these groups have cast simple protections for our communities as existential threats to individual liberties. Rather than conducting a dialogue, they threaten those who divert from their orthodoxy with political extinction.
So, first insult people. Good start. Second, there is no “balance between rights and regulation”, not when it comes to Government. We’ve heard this same argument about the TSA and about government surveillance. Rights are rights. Once the government starts infringing, they are lost, and the average citizen can’t stop The Government. No one saw it coming as the government started infringing on gun rights in Nazi Germany.
As a result, we are more vulnerable to gun violence. Weapons designed for the battlefield have a home in our streets. Criminals and the mentally ill can easily purchase guns by avoiding background checks. Firearm accessories designed for killing at a high rate are legal and widely available. And gun owners are less responsible for the misuse of their weapons than they are for their automobiles.
If you live in a big city, which tend to be Left leaning, yes, you are more vulnerable (to the tune of double the violent crime and murder rate), because you fools tolerate and coddle criminals.
Americans for Responsible Solutions, which we are launching today, will invite people from around the country to join a national conversation about gun violence prevention, will raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby, and will line up squarely behind leaders who will stand up for what’s right.
No, they will stand up for what their far left politics tell them, and to hell with the Constitution. What we aren’t really hearing, and we do not see at ARS, is any way to deal with the lunatics that use guns to commit mass murder ‘n suicide. Or how to deal with the criminals that use guns, particularly in metropolitan liberal areas, and especially liberal gun free zones, like Chicago.
When you have real solutions that don’t involve infringing on my rights and when all you liberals have given up your own guns and armed guards, come see me then. Until then, you have no right to force you anti-Constitutional viewpoint down my throat. And if you want my guns, bring bigger guns to take them.
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