When a madman plows into a crowd of people, do they ever talk about the features of the car?Submitted by Jefferson on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 13:27
Whenever a maniac plows into a crowd of people, you never hear the outcry about the vehicle's features. It's always about the madman behind the wheel. People aren't talking about how quickly it could go from 0 to 60, or that it had an automatic transmission, or how many gallons of gas it carried. They talk about what a horrific act it was, and try and figure out how they can reduce the fatalities the next time it happens. They don't talk about limiting the gas tank, the acceleration, or the transmission.
Why isn't the same applied to mass shootings? A gun is simply a tool. It provided food and skins for the early settlers, as well as protection of life and property from tyrannical Governments. In fairness, it was also used to TAKE life and property from the American Indians. The gun is like a car or an ax. All three can be used to kill and injure people rather quickly. Without someone behind the wheel, or on the trigger, the tool sits there and does nothing..
People kill people, not guns, cars, or axes. There will never be a way to eradicate all of the guns or evil people off of this planet. It is the stark reality of our time. If all guns were eradicated, people would use knives. If knives were eradicated people would use axes. Where would it end?
So what is the solution to all of this? The laws already in place did not stop this alleged shooter. He supposedly stole the gun from his mother who had allegedly purchased it legally.
I heard Juan Williams on O'Reilly's show last night, proposing that
"entire FAMILY background checks were necessary for one person to obtain a permit." So how would that stop a burglar from breaking in when the family was gone and stealing the weapons to use on other people? What about friends and acquaintances? Do they need to be "background checked" as well? Where would it end?
Regardless of what or who you think was responsible for this, there will a solution proposed (most likely imposed) on the majority of law abiding citizens.
What we are witnessing (imo) is called the Hegelian Dialectic. Simply described as "Problem, Reaction, Solution."
A PROBLEM (whether it be organic or manufactured) exists.
The public REACTS in fear and or anger, and demands their Govt. do something to keep them safe.
Then a SOLUTION is proposed/imposed by the people who created the problem in the first place. It is usually a trade of liberty for security.
Whether one thinks this was just an organic result of a "violent drugged culture," some deranged individual, or that there was a shooter programmed to go in and do the deed, we can agree that there is indeed a problem. You can almost rest assured that they will "never let a serious crisis go to waste" as explained by Rahm Emanuel in these 13 seconds.
These "lone wolf" incidents (I believe) will increase in frequency, and the "solutions" will be presented to you through the MSM and various politicians. They already are, as evidenced in the barrage of articles, appearances, and comments from various gun control advocates.
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To be clear, I'm not making any assumptions about this most recent shooter. I was not there to witness it, and I do not know the individual. All I know is what I was told by the mainstream media, who were given a story to disseminate.
I can say that I have studied the shooting in Arizona, and the one in Aurora extensively. I have listened to the police radio recordings, read and watched witness testimony, and examined some of the court documents. Things are not always as they seem.
You can think I'm dipping my toe into the "crazy pond" (or even doing a full on cannonball for that matter) but when you examine the history of programs like "Project MK Ultra" and "Operation Mockindbird" as well as the potential with hypnosis to create an assassin, as well as the use of drugs like scopolomine, it makes you wonder.
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Gun sales have skyrocketed over the weekend since this shooting. That tells me that a significant amount of people see the "solution" coming down the road. Lawmakers on both sides are probably going to make rash decisions, just like they did shortly after 9/11 with the "Patriot Act."
What is YOUR solution? Are you going to sit back and let these people punish you, for the hideous acts of a few? History is replete with examples of horrific things happening to populations after they have been disarmed. You may think "it can never happen here," but you might be mistaken. That is not a mistake I'm willing to make.