Friday, January 8, 2016


I was shocked at the inapt job Anderson Cooper did monitoring the Presidents gun control town hall. He clearly was trying to provoke the President. In addition, every one of the questions negative to the point I felt it was intentional to have it that way. I disagree with the President’s velvet glove approach to the problem of gun violence. There are 32,000 deaths per year with roughly 30 percent suicide and 3 percent accidents. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that in every case of gun violence there is a gun involved. The only solution is gun control with strict control of gun ownership. There are 270,000,000 guns in the United States; of course, gun use will be out of control. Unlike the President, I often think of the Second Amendment as being intentional misread. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” How can anyone read this an interpret it to mean every Tom, Dick, and Harry can own a gun and that the government cannot define what the word ‘gun” means. Read the damn thing. The current interpretation is so irrational it is asinine. To think a person who owns a gun is “a militia” is extremely stupid. A state militia exists as an organ of the state because every state has the right to protect itself from other states within the “Federation of States”, which was a well-known concern of the governments of the 13 new states at that time. It has nothing to do with individual gun ownership, which is a product of the NRA propaganda intended to sell more guns. The NRA has coward our Congress in mass. If you are an NRA member, you should be ashamed to be part of that. As the President recognized, the gun lobby has threatened vulnerable members with election challenges, which can be a powerful tool with unlimited money. As the old saying goes, “congress is bought and paid for!” The President has apparently decided the only way to get anything done is to start small. He is probably right; however, I feel very strongly the government should license every gun. Here is where I would get tough. If the ATF or FBI goes home to license their guns and if the owners use their guns to resist, as many of the so-called tough guys claim they would, shoot them. Of course, the authorities would license sports equipment without question while the ATF would confiscate all assault rifles, bazookas, grenade launchers, etc. The problem of who is a criminal and who is not would filter its self out, starting with the shooting of those who would not comply with these rules. URL: Comments Invited and not moderated

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