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Points to remember in the gun control debate

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By Charlie Houser

Contributing writer for End the Lie

(Image credit: PennLive)

(Image credit: PennLive)

With all of the debate about gun control continuing, I wanted to remind everyone of the shooting at a Salt Lake City Mall, on February 12, 2007 where an armed off-duty officer was able to stop a massacre in progress.

Wasn’t it nice that someone was armed in the mall that day? If not an officer, any legal gun owner could have stopped Sulejman Talović that February night.

It disturbs me that I have personally not seen any comprehensive reporting on gun violence thwarted by anyone who happened to be present and legally armed, instead focusing only on pushing their agenda for gun control without doing proper research on the matter as I am sure that there are many cases where criminals were stopped because others were armed.

What is the deal with picking on the AR 15? This is a weak gun that is barely sufficient for varmint hunting. They come with big magazines because they are very inefficient killing machines. A trained individual with a 10 gauge shotgun could cause significantly more damage

Gun control regulations are whittling away at our 2nd amendment rights. It is unfortunate that there are criminally insane and felonious people who will commit atrocities with weapons. However, it cannot be used as an excuse for our president to violate our Constitutional rights.

Removing our 2nd Amendment right will surely weaken us as a country, both through lack of protection and lowered public morale as we become a country that would give our founding fathers nightmares.

I wish Obama would show half of the initiative to straighten up his self-inflicted economic mess as he has shown in tackling gun control this year. If so, he just might be able to keep a promise for once instead of taking another piece of the American dream.

It was just a few weeks ago when the big issue was attempting to curb the fiscal cliff. The process was laughable.

Then, suddenly gun control was able to divert his attention, which surely has a span of 10 seconds, from the current economic situation that is sure to impact every citizen of this country and perhaps the world as our economy is the machine that makes it all happen.

Only with Obamacare have we seen consistent action with a meaningful follow through that rivals his focus on gun control and circumvention of due process that is fundamental to the American system.

This gun control agenda has taken the form of executive actions designed to diminish the rights of U.S. citizens. It perplexes me that the majority vote could re-elect a man with a track record so poor, only a politician could pull it off.

A true leader should be charged with ensuring the opinion of the majority of citizens is always the priority achieved through democratic process. A true leader should never be concerned with blindly doing the bidding of the emotionally compromised few who may have sincere intentions that cause them to lose sight of the bigger picture.

In this case, the bigger picture is the importance of maintaining the sanctity of our constitution which was drawn up by our founding fathers, men who saw the horrific atrocities of tyranny.

What these men learned is that there is good and there is the tyranny of evil men. Without the ability to protect yourself you can never be free. It is sad to say, but it’s the truth.

I want to end by simply defining the word treason: Betrayal or breach of allegiance or of obedience toward a sovereign or government especially in the Constitution of the United States.

I think all politicians should remember this definition when participating in any effort to manipulate or side step any part of the Constitution. Allegiance makes a man.

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2 Responses to Points to remember in the gun control debate

  1. Nora February 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    The administration does not have the authority to remove our second amendment rights, but is busily trying to disarm our nation on the flimsy excuses dictated to main stream media to propagandize the hypnotized masses.
    It is intended to weaken our country, that’s the whole purpose. If we are no longer able to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government, which is why the founding fathers put the second amendment in effect to begin with, we’d be sitting ducks. They could march U.N. troops through and slaughter all of us, and don’t think that is far fetched-conspiracy-theory stuff. Do your research! Mao, Stalin, Hitler all took their countrymen’s guns and then proceeded to slaughter them by the millions.

  2. Jerry Didomenico February 18, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    On February 26th, 2012 a volunteer neighborhood watchman named George Zimmerman was viciously attacked when he tried to direct police to the location of a person who appeared to be behaving suspiciously.

    During that attack residents who lived there heard George screaming for help, and witnessed a male mounted on George, either striking him or holding him down. Although the closest witness asked him to stop, George’s attacker continued his assault until George had no choice other than to defend himself.

    When police arrived at the scene they found a wounded and shaken watchman with his head and face bloodied from the attack, and his assailant lying on the ground nearby. Efforts to revive the attacker proved fruitless, and paramedics believed that his cause of death was the single gunshot wound found in his chest that had been fired in self defense by the watchman.

    Despite the statements by witnesses that corroborated the watchman’s story, he was later charged with 2nd degree murder by a prosecutor who had been specially appointed by the State Governor, Rick Scott.

    It is time that the politically motivated charges against George Zimmerman be dropped, and that he be granted immunity.

    George Zimmerman is being railroaded by a number of people for political and personal gain.




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