Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gun Nuts

New York Daily News: Man in wheelchair shot dead in the Bronx, two others killed in violent night across city -- "Eric Oliver was shot once in the head...Oliver became paralyzed after he was shot in 2006, a police source said.... Two hours earlier, a 32-year-old man was shot multiple times... He was rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, but he could not be saved... Early Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times in the gut and a 32-year-old man was shot once in the left hand outside a home "

Orlando nightclub worst mass shooting in U.S. history. 50 killed, 53 hospitalized. Most in critical condition. NBC News-- "The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. Mir Seddique, Mateen's father, told NBC News, "this has nothing to do with religion." Seddique said his son got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami a couple of months ago and thinks that may be related to the shooting... The law enforcement sources told NBC News that Mateen was born in New York in 1986... Mateen had active security officer and firearm licenses, according to Florida records, and his family said he worked in security."

(1) There are more then 300 million guns in the United States. If more guns will make us safer, how many more will it take.. 600 million, a billion???

(2) "The thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun". Yeah well this greatest mass murderer ever in Orlando had "active security officer and firearm licenses". According to NBC his father said he "attended Indian River State College, where he got an associate's degree in criminal justice". Kind of blows that theory doesn't it!

(3) As of May 1, 2016 according to the Washington Post Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year.

Here's My Theory
No one's talking about taking away a person gun rights. (1) If you need to be tested and examined to drive a motorized vehicle, someone owning a gun should be at least tested and be determined not to be a wacko. (2) If four or five guns can't protect you I don't see what good owning a dozen more will do ya. After all you only have two hands to use at a time. (3) Rapid fire 20 round clips aren't necessary for hunting (animals aren't armed to fire back). Nor it necessary to sink 20 rounds into an intruder. One or two will do the job. (4) Guns were never designed for anything other then target shooting or killing living things. They shouldn't be considered collectable toys.

I don't care how calm or rational someone is, anyone can lose it and grab the first thing available. Flipping the bird and yelling out the window is one thing, blowing a hole in somebody else in a fit of road rage is entirely another. Same goes with being pissed off at your friend or wife/girlfriend.

As far as I'm concerned the more guns, the more possibilities. It takes more balls to stick a knife in somebody, wrap your arms around to choke them or try and slam their head into the ground then standing 10 yards away cowardly squeezing a trigger. Most assuredly no one can take out a dozen victims with a rock, knife or their bare hands. So NO, there's no way guns will make anyone safer.

Common sense dictates the more flammables around the greater the danger of fire. Just as it so with firearms. Why then do people insist otherwise?

Still there are those who stubbornly insist by restricting firearms the bad guys will still get their hands on them. Absolutely not. Most bad guys set up straw buyers which properly restrictive gun control measures would help control through current loopholes as wide as the grand canyon. For those that acquire lost or stolen guns they are minuscule in number. Even if this were so, there most certainly would be far fewer able to come across them then there are now through these gun show and online purchase loopholes we've seem to have accepted as a way of life.

The Final Word
More guns mean more killings. Either we continue with the greater proliferation of guns in our society or do not. Either we agree or disagree more guns have made us safer or do not. What do the statistics tell us? Chicago, Detroit and some other cities have more guns then elsewhere. You'd think with all those guns they'd be the safest cities. Come on folks... use a little common sense !

June 02, 2016

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