Get Ready: Gun Grab Part II
I’ve gone back and forth about how long to wait to post this after the tragic shootings in Washington D.C. but I think the President answered my question. His spokesman, Jay Carney, told America, mere hours after twelve men and women lost their lives that, that Obama was going to implement more gun-related executive orders and reiterated the President’s commitment to stricter gun control. I guess we’re ready to have this discussion.First off, I mourn the deaths of these men and women and extend my sympathy to their families, friends and co-workers. They should not be forgotten or their memory tainted by yet another gun debate that uses them as props. Sadly, that probably won’t be the case. Every indication is the shooter, Aaron Alexis, was a disturbed individual with a history of mental illness and gun related criminal behavior but he was never arrested and even managed to pass not only firearm background checks but security background checks too. Sound familiar?
We will hear, as usual, that it is the ease with which guns can be purchased, the guns themselves and a gun culture that precipitates these shootings. We will not hear, from the left anyway, about how these killers managed to obtain guns despite their behavioral problems. We won’t hear that they didn’t use the guns in many cases that the gun grabbers seek to ban. Alexis was reported to have used an AR-15. He didn’t. He used the “Joe Biden Special,” commonly known as a shotgun, which he obtained legally.
We will be told, much like we were after Newtown, how we must support magazine bans, ammunition bans, more extensive background checks, etc. even though those measure would not have stopped this shooting or many of the others. This man should never have gotten a gun much less security clearance to enter a military base. He killed people with a shotgun and possibly a handgun he obtained at the scene. There are already laws in place that could have stopped this shooting!
What we should be discussing is how Obama’s last round of executive orders, some of which were meant to enhance reporting of mental illness, have failed the victims. We should discuss that the government, the Navy (the institution, not the majority of the brave men and women serving) and their contractors, failed them or how the background check system failed them. More laws and more feel-good security talk will not keep us safe. This is a failure of the highest order of our government and our “leaders” and their solution will be to steal more of our rights away to cover their asses. Their job is protecting us and our rights, not providing lips service and taking our rights away!
Don’t let it happen. Be ready for the fight that is surely coming. Don’t count on your senator or Representative to support the 2nd Amendment just because they did six months past. Let them know you know the truth. An armed society is a civil, polite and safe society. Malls, Schools, and, thanks to Bill Clinton, military bases, not to mention many of ouf largest and most violent cities, are gun-free zones. You do the math. I hope this fight doesn’t come but I suspect it will. The left never lets a crisis go to waste. Stay vigilant, my friends.