Well sadly, the media has decided it's time to focus on shootings again. Probably didn't like that their precious democratic (lol) party was getting
slaughtered. Between the debates, Baltimore, and Epstein it was a bad month for them. Anyway, as is always the case when the democratic, I mean the
media, decides to focus on shootings, it's all about gun control. That's the narrative. If you don't want to give up your guns, you're a kid killer.
If you support the 2nd amendment, you're an extremist. If you don't believe criminals follow the laws created to stop them, you're a hate monger. If
you point out that Chicago has more shootings in a few weekends than there were in all of the mass shootings in the last few years, you're racist.
This time the push is around background checks and red flag laws. Even trump is getting in on the action (likely with ulterior motives of proving the
dems don't actually care). But this is the obligatory thread for why these things are bad Ideas.
Remember the patriot act? How it was passed while the massacre of Americans was fresh on everyone's minds? Remember how many people warned they were a
bad idea and that eventually the system would be abused? Well, it didn't take even until the end of the bush administration for that to prove to be
correct. Of course congress wasn't going to give it up, so obama decided to weaponize it.
See, the patriot act was supposed to be fine. It was supposed to be written to keep our privacy intact, to prevent abuse, and to make everyone safer.
That's what we were told. If you disagreed, you hated america and were a criminal. The intentions of the american people, behind allowing the patriot
act were noble. But they allowed their fresh emotional wounds to cloud their judgement and see people for the corruptible, power hungry, maniacs that
Red flag laws are the same. No one wants a mentally ill person to have guns, but who decides what mentally ill is? Is it the american psychiatric
association? The people who say that playing video games is a mental illness but wanting to chop your dick off isn't (pardon the language)? Will it be
the uniparty that decides? You know, the ones that labeled veterans and home-schoolers as potential terrorists? Who among us is uncorruptible? Who
among us can handle the power of depriving others of their rights in a way that only those that are truly a threat have theirs infringed upon? We have
to remember that human nature will eventually get hold of this law and pervert it for personal gain at the expense of others. Just like they did with
the patriot act.
Universal background checks are the other suggestion and they suffer from the same flaw. If every time a gun changes hands the transaction is recorded
you have a de-facto gun registry. We all know that registration is followed by confiscation. Even if the people writing the laws and enforcing them
today have wonderful, angelic intentions, the people controlling these laws in the future will not (eventually). This is why you can't give an inch.
You cannot allow your rights to be diminished even a little bit because it will never cease. There is no amount of control you can give up that will
ensure your safety. There is no amount of control over your destiny you can give up that will appease those who want to rule over you. If you cede
ground today, they will show up tomorrow asking for more.
And this all goes without pointing out that these solutions don't actually stop anything. The parkland kid was all over the FBI radar, no #s given.
These two recent shooters passed background checks because they had no prior record. So these aren't even preventive measures, so why are they being
suggested in the wake of these incidents? Unless, of course, the purpose is more nefarious than they claim...
edit on 5-8-2019 by Dfairlite
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