By Al Benson Jr.
According to an article recently on http://cowboybyte.com political prevaricator Nancy Pelosi has “…urged GOP leaders on Wednesday to consider tougher gun laws in the wake of Monday’s fatal shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.” Pelosi wants a bipartisan vote in Congress to expand background checks on potential purchasers of guns. So what else is new? These Second Amendment haters never let a crisis go to waste. I suppose she will want more restrictions on “assault weapons” because of this shooting, even though the shooter used a shotgun. She probably figures her public-school-educated colleagues won’t know the difference.
Want to know something? Her (and Obama’s) tougher gun control laws won’t amount to a bucket of warm spit as far as saving lives and they both know it. Their fondest hope is that you, the public, don’t know it.
I wonder if Comrade Pelosi has read a recent study put out by the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy which says that, basically, gun control doesn’t save lives. In fact, in these “gun free zones” where all these shooting seem to take place the absence of weapons probably contributes to the body count. But, after all, that gives the leftist politicians something to prattle about as they pretend to take the moral high ground in their attempts to dismantle the Second Amendment and silence its adherents.
In an article on http://www.examiner.com for August 28th the Harvard study was noted. The article read: “Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxembourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked…In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily available. The report points to a myth that guns are more easily obtained in the United States than in Europe. That is factually incorrect.” The article goes on to list several European countries where guns are available and just about all those listed have murder rates far below that of Luxembourg.
The article goes on to observe that there is a longstanding myth that Europe’s low murder rate is because of strict gun control laws. And it goes on to note that the murder rates were relatively low even before gun control laws were enacted. It also notes “…their murder rates hit an all time low, before any gun laws were passed. In fact, their violent crimes have risen since they enacted gun control laws. By comparison, violent crimes have dropped in the US over the same period.”
Toward the end of the article it is noted “And during the 1990s, gun ownership grew significantly in the United States, while violent crimes dropped by 30%. In England, after they banned handguns, the rate of violent crimes soared.”
The people who did the Harvard study were forced to admit that the results of their report were far from what they had expected to find, yet they were honest enough to put it out there anyway. Needless to say, our excuse for a “news” media have not been honest enough to report on it to any great extent because it goes against the anti-gun line they are paid to parrot. So they just ignore it where they can.
Do you think the lying politicians in Washington are aware of this report? Of course they are, but they’ll never tell. You are not supposed to know this stuff. You are supposed to have the idea that the whole country is one big version of Dodge City and that Wyatt Obama, for the good of all citizens, is trying to push his “No guns in Dodge” agenda. It’s all so much hogwash, for want of a grittier term..
I’d urge all concerned American gun owners to learn about and support organizations like the Gun Owners of America, the group that was largely responsible for deep-sixing Obama’s gun control initiatives back in April of this year.
To paraphrase an old saying: The shootings will continue until gun control prevails. What freedoms (and they are limited) you still have you probably have because there are millions of guns in millions of homes across this country and Obama and his handlers haven’t figured out a way yet to get them off you without spilling a lot of blood, some of it theirs. But not to worry, they are working on it. To them, your God-given liberties are something to be overthrown, and your allegiance to God and His Son, Jesus Christ are something they need to overcome also, because they want your allegiance to be to them. Go read Psalm 2 in the Bible.