Say “NO” to Law Happy Legislators
January 27, 2013 Leave a comment
These days people are so used to having government involved in their lives that when government wants to intrude even more they don’t even blink. They acquiesce.
Some may think that government is altruistic ~ a beneficent provider and protector, an all-wise overseer. But where does that thinking come from? Naiveté perhaps? False hope?
Why would the government – Sen. Dianne Feinstein and others of her ilk ~ want to ban assault weapons when only a handful of mentally ill people have somehow received access to these weapons and used them to kill?
Millions of law-abiding gun owners of pistols and assault weapons do not kill.
The gun control laws sound so “righteous” but are only more knee-jerk legislative overreach of the government. And, the government by its coercive power will not stop its overreaching ways unless we say “No more.”
Listen to this recent debate between Piers Morgan and Newt Gingrich. The Second Amendment is under attack because a handful of mentally ill individuals have used assault weapons to kill. There is, as Newt points out, no mention of the vast majority of law-abiding people who own assault weapons and do not kill:
As mentioned by Gingrich in this video, wrongful access to assault weapons by the mentally ill, violent video games and the constant stream of violent media all contribute to the isolated individual’s mental “breakdown.” Gun control laws would do nothing to stop a mentally ill person from doing what he “must do.” Gun control laws would take away liberties of the law-abiding individuals.
Regarding Newt’s comment about the government “permitting” us to do this and that David Mamet the playwright has written an exceptional article discussing the troubling overreach of government ~ Mamet: Hands Off My Gun.
“The police do not exist to protect the individual. They exist to cordon off the crime scene and attempt to apprehend the criminal. We individuals are guaranteed by the Constitution the right to self-defense. This right is not the Government’s to “award” us. They have never been granted it.”