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Fuck your Guns.

Why are we having this disgusting issue again? Why, Why, Why?!?! Every single time a mass shooting happens in this country we traverse the same loop – outrage, thoughts and prayers, no action. Another mass shooting, outrage, thoughts and prayers, no action. Time to break the cycle. Stop the needless deaths.

STOP IT with your false argument and stance on the 2nd amendment. Not one proposed piece of gun control is an attack on your freedom and right to keep arms. You don’t need an AR15 to hunt with, or any other automatic assault type weapon. If you do, then you need to reassess your skills as a hunter. If you hunt for sport, make it a real sport and try a bow and arrow or a knife. Be a “real man” and meet the animal on more equal terms, or are you chicken ? This argument is a cop out.

STOP IT with the argument of protecting yourself against the “tyrannical” government. The US has the largest, most advanced military on the planet – let that sink in. You and Billy-jo Bobs home grown militia don’t stand a chance. Never did. Let it go. Go play paint ball. This argument is a cop out.

STOP IT with the constant blame on mental health. Of course mental health is the issue – DUH! A mentally healthy person doesn’t go shoot people, this is an accepted fact; by most of us at least. But , said mentally ill person currently has access to weapons of all kinds which makes the issue all the more dangerous. Why not limit access to these weapons AND address mental health issues as well. We can do both and it won’t effect your access, unless you are mentally ill. This argument is a cop out.

STOP arguing period. There is no good reason to not regulate guns better. End of story.

Extended Background Checks. This seems like a no brainer. Yes, people make mistakes and some learn from them later so why not give them a chance to have a gun? There are so many things wrong with that thought process, I don’t know where to begin but let’s err on the side of caution to save some lives.

Gun Registration. Yeah, yeah, yeah “I don’t want to be on a government list”. Hate to break it to you but you are on so many lists already that to avoid this one is pointless. And if you are a law abiding gun owner, what’s the problem ?

Close the Gun Show loophole. Seems pretty simple and if everyone involved is on the up and up, there should be no problem seeing that awesome gun at a show, staying in touch with the registered dealer, and buying the gun after the waiting period and appropriate checks. You get your gun so what’s the problem ? If you absolutely need it that day, what are you into that requires a fire arm so quickly ? Also see previous section.

Gun laws by country – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overview_of_gun_laws_by_nation

And think about this – Australia- has been able to effectively implement gun restrictions without issue. This is a country where pretty much every indigenous thing is deadly and will kill you.

We tout ourselves as the “greatest nation on earth”, best of the best, stewards of the “American Dream”, so why can’t we get this issue addressed? Yes it is a complicated problem, but hey, we’re supposedly pretty darn smart so let’s do a bunch of different things that address many points of the issue. Pretty straight forward. Do something. Do several things. But STOP DOING NOTHING.

VOTE VOTE VOTE Get every single one of the NRA whores out of office – https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000082&cycle=2016

WALK OUT –  demonstrate, make your voice heard. March 14th 2018 get out there, raise your fists, raise your voice!

My previous post http://www.angrman.com/guns-guns-guns/

 

 

In America; especially after another mass shooting, the debate on gun control is an ongoing battle with no resolution. Gun supporters constantly tout the 2nd amendment and stand rigorously behind the freedom and right to bare arms. They take any move toward the tightening of gun regulations as a move to take away that freedom.

Let’s look at the 2nd amendment in context. It was adopted in December 1791 (over 200 years ago). What was going in America in 1791? America was a fledgling country, ripe from the battle for freedom from English monarchy and tyranny, revolution all over the place, and questing for an identity of it’s own. Pioneers venturing into uncharted portions of the country, battling with native americans in a constant land grab, we new settlers sought out to carve our own bloody path and make our stake in this new country.

Pretty tumultuous and dangerous to say the least. Obviously, given everything that was happening, it seemed appropriate at the time to include some type of self defense measure for the new citizens of this new country.

Fast forward 200 years. We are supposed to be a nation that has evolved, grown up, moved with the times. We are a nation of refined laws and systems of justice and law enforcement that has been forged over the years to adapt to our society and our country. Right ?

Crime is a fact in any reasonably developed nation. We could debate endlessly on causes and effects, ways to address the issue etc. And yes, criminals are armed, some more than others. Guns are tools used to kill things. The gun was not invented as a toy, for sport, or any other casual pastime. It was invented to fight with and kill other people. (some firearm history)

I know many gun owners who fancy themselves a conceal carry hero and believe we all need to carry one for protection in general. They feel safer knowing they have it…just in case. Admittedly I am not one, though I know how to shoot and at one point I was rather good at it. I have also worked in industries where it was my job to remove said gun and person holding it for the security of all, and I was always unarmed.

Let’s break that point of view down a bit to practical application. Most gun and safety training offered to civilians covers safe operation of the gun in a controlled environment with some possible simulated situation courses with targets. Law enforcement, military, and affiliated agencies usually receive advanced training, tactical training, etc., which is supposed to prepare them for more egregious situations. These trained professionals deal with these situations as a matter of daily operation and are trained to respond in various fashions to de-escalate the situation and minimize harm to the general populous as well as neutralize the threat.

Even highly trained individuals do not respond in the best way possible in these situations. And these are highly trained individuals with express knowledge geared towards dealing with exceptional situations.

So why do people think they can honestly do a better job than the people that are expressly trained to deal with it?

Let’s take the most recent mass shooting in Orlando. Guy opens fire, mass panic, hail of bullets supposedly, people running, screaming, nobody knows what is actually going on and everyone is in fight or flight mode. How are armed civilians with standard safety training going to be a value add to this situation ? Would they be able to make sense of the situation anymore than the trained professionals responding? Probably not. Would there be a potential for them to be mis-identified as the gunman in all the panic – very likely. Think about it. Law Enforcement is responding, they know who they are -uniforms, badges, etc, they don’t know who you are outside of you being just some yahoo with a gun who may may not be an assailant at that point.

Or, let’s say you had a chance to fire back at the gun man. Can you do it without shooting anyone else in the fray ? Getting yourself killed?

There are also those that want to carry a gun with them everywhere. Seriously? Why? What are you so absolutely paranoid or fearful about that you feel the need to have it on you when you are out and about? To me, a person operating under that level of fear or paranoia is more of a danger then some idiot hopped up on drugs with a gun.

Isn’t it about time we as a people push for more common sense in our gun laws ? The media streams on all sides blow things way out of proportion but the facts are plain, guns kill no matter who has them. There are several other countries who have stripped guns from their lives with no ill effects. No tyranny has over taken them, no mass invasion has left them without a means to defend themselves, criminals haven’t run rampant over the common folk. So what is our problem ? Do we like the mass shootings ? Were the old west movies really that appealing ?

Don’t you think it’s time we got smart and pass some sensible legislation that actually keeps us all safer ?