Washington Post: Let’s Make America A Gun Free Society

The anti-gunnites are becoming more and more brazen in the wake of the Oregon UCC shooting. Which occurred in a mostly gun free zone. Yes, the UCC campus is a gun free zone, no matter what liberals try and tell you. The only exception is for those with Concealed Carry Permits, who still cannot bring them in buildings on campus. Mr. Obama brought up the “Australian solution”, namely, declaring most gun ownership illegal, making it law, implementing gun buy-backs/confiscation. That his given license to the anti-gunnites to more openly declare their true intentions. Here’s Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt

A gun-free society

Maybe it’s time to start using the words that the NRA has turned into unmentionables.

Prohibition.

Mass buyback.

A gun-free society.

Let’s say that one again: A gun-free society.

Doesn’t it sound logical? Doesn’t it sound safe? Wouldn’t it make sense to learn from other developed nations, which believe that only the military and law enforcers, when necessary, should be armed — and which as a result lose far, far fewer innocent people than die every year in the United States?

It sounds like punishing the law abiding for the actions of the criminals, while leaving the law abiding at the mercy of criminals who won’t follow the law and give up their guns.

Maybe we should enact a prohibition on Democrats, who helped create a narcissistic society and for being soft on crime. Maybe we should ban miniskirts, which lead to rape. Maybe we should ban alcohol

Every day, about 30 people are killed in the U.S. in gun homicides or gun accidents (not counting gun suicides or self-inflicted accidental shootings). And every day, likely about 30 people are killed in homicides where the killer was under the influence of alcohol, plus alcohol-related drunk driving accidents and alcohol-related accidents where the driver wasn’t drunk but the alcohol was likely a factor (again not including those who died in accidents caused by their own alcohol consumption).

Oh, right, we tried that. Then repealed it. Despite all the deaths, all the crime, all the health issues. Back to Fred

And people are not immune, over time, to reason. Given how guns decimate poor black communities every day — not just when there are mass shootings, but every day — this is a civil rights issue.

Interestingly, a goodly chunk of those deaths from what is termed “Black in origin” crime, meaning Black on Black (the majority of Black shootings were by other Blacks) occur in Democratic Party run cities with heavy gun restrictions. Anyone think the criminals would give up their guns?

The Supreme Court, which has misread the Second Amendment in its recent decisions, would have to revisit the issue. The court has corrected itself before, and if public opinion shifts it could correct itself again. If it did not, the Constitution would have to be amended.

It sounds hard, I know. But it’s possible that if we started talking more honestly about the most logical, long-term goal, public opinion would begin to shift and the short-term gains would become more, not less likely, as the NRA had to play defense. We might end up with a safer country.

The Supreme Court certainly didn’t misread the 2nd Amendment, based on the writings of the Founding Fathers, who advocated for private ownership of guns for the possibility of forming state/local militias when necessary. Nor that the 2nd doesn’t give people a Right, it protects people from Government. It tells Government what it cannot do.

But, he’s right, liberals should speak more honestly about their intentions, namely, banning private ownership of guns. And all those who believe this should give up their own.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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