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This is why we don’t believe them when they say they “don’t want to take our guns”

Sure, they’ll claim to support the Second Amendment and assert that they don’t want to take our guns… but every once in a while they accidentally tell the truth:

We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate….

They [gun owners] don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.

via Open Mic Catches Dems’ Plot to Confiscate Guns, Diss Owners.

Dear Gun Control Democrats: 6 Ways to Make a Better Argument | Kontradictions

A Democrat writes:

Dear Gun Control Democrats:

It’s been less than a week since national gun control in America died. No “assault weapons” ban. No “high-capacity” magazine ban. Not even the Manchin-Toomey background check compromise that, according to Senator Mark Kirk, was reached by getting drunk on a 54-foot mega-yacht named Black Tie, which is part-owned by Manchin.

Over the last several days, I’ve watched Democratic politicians, lobbyists and Facebook meme-sharers calling down shame on the senators who voted against every single gun control measure proposed in the Senate. Yes, it’s true that none of the measures would have passed the Republican-controlled House anyway, but to have lost in the Democrat-controlled senate was to truly be trounced. I have seen the Democratic pundits all over the nation looking across their podiums and well-lit television studio desks with stunned expressions. “How could this have happened,” they all ask? Only four months after Newtown?

I write this letter as someone who is politically far left of center. You and I have a lot in common, though you may not want to admit it by the end of this article. I think it’s time we had a talk.

I live in the state of Virginia, a place where it’s not easy to be a leftist. Just last week, our State Board of Health voted to approve TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) regulations that would close most abortion clinics in the state. It was a devastating loss for myself and other organizers, and it will be even more devastating to the women of Virginia, most of whom will not have access to safe, legal abortions for years to come. I mention this not only so that you have context for the sort of political work I’m involved in, but because I want you to know that *I do know*, from very recent experience, what it’s like to feel powerless as you watch a group of people vote for social policy that you think is absolutely insane.

But I’ll be honest with you: I watched the Senate votes live on Wednesday, and when these gun-related bills were defeated, I literally celebrated. Obviously, you and I have a lot in common, but plenty to differ on. And that’s kind of what I want to talk to you about.

I’ve owned guns since childhood, and it’s an issue that I’ve thought and written a lot about. It’s very difficult for me to communicate with the mainstream Democratic establishment about guns. But because I know how painful it sometimes is to listen to Republican and other Right-leaning people talk about things that we on the Left care strongly about, I thought I would try to help you out.

There are are a few things that you can do to improve your game in the gun control debate, and I thought it would only be fair to point out what they are. So here’s my best shot. Here are the things that you MUST keep in mind if you wish to further the dialogue on gun policy in America.

Read the six common-sense gun control policies at Dear Gun Control Democrats: 6 Ways to Make a Better Argument | Kontradictions.

This Is What I Want To Hear Obama Say About Guns by Jon Rappoport

Critically, this is something that never gets mentioned in the gun control “debate”:

I want to hear the president admit there is a world of difference between an armed citizen defending his life, liberty, and property and the lives of his loved ones…and a criminal using a gun to commit a crime.

I want him to admit that the program to take away guns cannot make a true distinction between these situations. Therefore, the honest and honorable citizen is punished and stripped of legal means for defense, as if he were a criminal.

It’s equivalent to declaring that you are going to take the cars away from all non-drinkers in order to end drunk driving, and that “it’s worth it if it saves just one life.”

What makes “it” worth punishing millions of people who didn’t break any laws or harm anyone because of the illegal action of someone else?

via This Is What I Want To Hear Obama Say About Guns by Jon Rappoport.

The Price of Infringement by Benedict D. LaRosa

The scientifically interesting aspect of modern violence is that we have many instances each where a killer went to a place where there were no armed innocents, and instances where the killer went where an intended victim was armed.

The same lesson [of allowing people to arm themselves in self-defense] should have been learned after the December 9, 2007 incident at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where 7,000 parishioners came under attack by Matthew Murray, a 24-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle, two pistols, and hundreds of cartridges. He fatally shot two church goers and wounded three others before Jeanne Assam, a church member who carried a concealed firearm, drew her pistol and shot him until he fell incapacitated. Murray then took his own life.

More recently, when a gunman opened fire with a stolen rifle in the Clackamas Town Center mall in Portland, Oregon, on December 11, 2012 killing two people and wounding another, it was the appearance of a shopper with a concealed handgun which ended the violence. Twenty-two year old Nick Meli pulled out his pistol, and as he was about to shoot, the gunman spotted him and shot himself fatally. Twenty-two minutes after the first 911 call, police found the dead shooter. Thank God Meli was there with his gun, or there would have been more dead and wounded.

Despite this and countless other examples of ordinary citizens defending themselves and others with firearms – up to 2.4 million each year according to researchers – gun control advocates continue to call for more gun control laws. There are approximately 20,000 federal, state, and local gun control laws throughout the country, none of which prevented the recent episodes in Newtown and Portland, the one last summer at the Aurora theater in Colorado, the massacre at Columbine high school in 1999, and similar incidents. Why? Because bad guys don’t obey gun control laws, only law-abiding people do.

Isn’t it interesting that when shootings occur, whom do we call to end the violence? Armed men and women in the form of police, who usually arrive too late to prevent massive casualties. If armed people not at the scene are expected to end the violence, why not armed people at the scene?

For whatever reason, the media and Democrats ignore every instance where someone was armed and able to act in self-defense and save their own and the lives of others, and then claim “if it only saves one life” they will happily disarm us all, so that criminals can have an easier time of attacking the disarmed masses.

Why does anyone listen to them?

via The Price of Infringement by Benedict D. LaRosa.