A few days ago, it was Constitution Day in America. Because of this, one college student decided he wanted to pass out copies of the Constitution on campus. The college in question turns out to be a college in the area where I used to live in California, Modesto Junior College. Apparently, the student wasn't in the correct location. "The administrators and the campus police at the college told the student that he was not allowed to distribute copies of the Constitution while he was out of a 'free speech zone'."
I think it's ironic that colleges have "free speech zones," which simply implies that all other areas are places where free speech cannot be exercised. Leftist tactics to be sure.
Here's Lou Dobbs' coverage of the event.
This is a classic example of people going by the letter of their law while being completely blinded to the stupidity of it.
In another episode of strained academia and leftist tactic, a college professor by the name of David Warner Guth, who teaches journalism at the University of Kentucky, blasted the National Rifle Association. Because of the Naval Yard shooting, he took to Twitter to provide a classic example of the left's unmitigated hatred, which is perfectly acceptable according to Politically Correct terms.
— David Guth (@DWGuth) September 16, 2013
Professor Guth also took to his blog to tear the NRA and pro-gun people a new one.
"The blood spilled today is on the hands of the National Rifle Association. I don’t care how the NRA tries to spin this. One fact is undeniable: The NRA has championed a gun culture that is shredding our nation’s moral authority like armor-plated bullets ripping through flesh. Is that imagery too graphic for you? It is no worse than what we are seeing every night on our television screens. Do our citizens have a right to bear arms? Certainly, that’s what the Constitution says. But as it is with every other right enumerated in the Bill of Rights, there are limits. A person’s right to go about his or her job at the Navy Yard – or for that matter to attend an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut – trumps any individual’s right to stockpile weapons of mass destruction in the name of personal freedom. I don’t wish what happened today on anyone. But if it does happen again – and it likely will – may it happen to those misguided miscreants who suggest that today’s death toll at the Navy Yard would have been lower if the employees there were allowed to pack heat. Those fools don’t get it."
Individuals like Guth foment anger at the boogie man. His last two sentences says it all. The truth is that Clinton made military bases in the US gun-free zones. That means they have no ammo for their weapons, except for those at the main gate. The Naval Yard shooter got past the individual(s) at the gate because he had proper ID.
He was also carrying a shotgun that actually may have been stolen. Apparently, he tried to buy one, but didn't pass the background check. Then again, who knows what the truth is there since there are numerous narratives.
This is the problem with those on the left. They cannot think logically in spite of the fact that they firmly believe they do. There is no amount of gun control that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and people who are mentally unstable. That is a fact that the left deliberately chooses to ignore.
What then is the alternative? The only thing the anti-gunners can see (and are working toward) is to ban guns in society. They won't say that (most of them), but it's what they want. They firmly believe that a society without guns is a society where gun violence does not exist.
That might be true except for the fact that the USA sees many guns coming into America through Mexico (illegally) and wind up on the Black Market. If guns were banned, this would still occur. Hence, criminals and others would still get guns.
If you would like to know the actual stats of gun-related violence throughout the world, it might surprise you. One report tells us that Australia (you know, where guns have been virtually banned), the percentage of gun-related violence and death is 11%. In the UK, another nation where guns are virtually outlawed, gun crime still exists. In fact, an online report dated September 20, 2013 says that incidences of gun-related crime has risen 35%. It now stands at 46%. But, I thought banning guns would solve the problem, didn't you?
Guns are part of our society, for better or worse. We have yet to win the war on drugs or terror. Prohibition should have proven to everyone that simply banning something does not work.
Why is the USA being so attacked by everyone regarding gun owners here? I firmly believe it's because of the 2nd Amendment that the Global Elite wants eliminated. While we have leaders from Australia or Russia ridiculing us for our "gun problem," they need to look at their own set of problems. "In Russia, where the rate of gun ownership is 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, the murder rate was 20.52 per 100,000 in 2002. That same year in Finland, where the rater of gun ownership is exceedingly higher--39,000 per 100,000--the murder rate was almost nill, at 1.98 per 100,000."
According to this chart, the top three countries where gun crime is rampant are South Africa, Columbia, and Thailand. The US is fourth, but our numbers do not compare to those top three.
Here's an article that shows (based on a Harvard study) that gun control is actually counterproductive.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.