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Murdering Logic without a Gun!

I was desperately attempting to avoid chiming in on the topic of gun control as I feel that I have nothing new to bring to the table on this subject.  Yet, here I am prepared to draw at high noon on the idiocy behind the arguments used by gun control advocates and lobbyists. I have yet to see one talking point, driving truth, or logical argument used by anti-gun politicians and the citizens that back them and find much of their reasoning to be so asinine and unfounded that it insults my forward thinking brain.  In the following rant I am going to dissect some of the more prominent anti-gun arguments and leave it to the public to decide who is left standing in this shootout. Of Course, according to those against gun rights, I do have the advantage due to the fact that I am unable to refrain from using my firearms when frustrated.

A popular talking point among the anti-gun crowd is this notion that we need to ban “assault” weapons from any and all civilian ownership.  I can understand how one with a limited knowledge on firearms would have a lack of understanding on how little weight there is in this argument.  My first problem with this argument is rooted in the fact that most of the weapons identified as assault weapons by advocates such as Senator Feinstein are no different from common hunting rifles in function and yet only bear a different cosmetic appearance.  Lets take a look at a few examples:

AR-15

Stag  Arms AR-15

Caliber 5.56
Sights: Rear Sight aperture and Front Sight Post (Scope is attachable)
Fire Rate: Semi-Auto (One Shot per trigger pull)
Available to civilians

Savage

Savage Arms .22 Semi-Automatic Long Rifle
Caliber: .22 (similar to 5.56 NATO see .223 Remington for differences)
Fire Rate: Semi-Auto (One Shot per trigger pull)
Available to civilians: yes

Now if you are an avid gun enthusiast you will not need to be educated on the minor differences between the caliber of the rounds, but for full understanding I recommend visiting the link listed above. That considered, the only real difference behind these two weapons is their cosmetic appearance. So what makes the first weapon an assault weapon? The simple answer is it looks tactical or in other words similar to weapons used in combat; however, the weapons used by myself and others in the military are gravely different from the AR-15 above. This is because the M16-A4 and M4 serviced in the US Military are generally fielded with a burst selector switch. This switch allows you to place the weapon either on safe, semi-automatic, or three round burst. The three round burst allows you to fire three rounds in rapid succession with one trigger pull. Also in rare cases these items are fielded with a full-auto option, but this is rarely utilized as it serves little to no purpose. Full Automatic is limited to suppression and utilized by machine gunners.

Colt

Colt M4

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Fire Rate: Semi-Auto, Burst, Full Auto
Only available to Law Enforcement/Military

So when looking at pure facts based of the actual specifications it is easy to see that “assault weapons” are already banned in the US and that gun control advocates actually want to ban scary looking weapons that are painted black. How is this viewpoint even respected?

Moving On!

I will not waste much time on the magazine capacity argument as any one who has shot a weapon regularly knows that a standard reload of a magazine takes so little time that it makes hardly any difference in a shooting situation. I will use this video of a fellow Devil Dog firing a magazine with only TWO rounds in it then speed reloading. I will let this warrior make the argument for me.

Point Made! Next Argument

Now this last argument utilized by anti-gun advocates gets under my skin more than all others. Gun Control lobbyists and advocates claim that more guns means more violence. The audacity of these people makes me curious as to what statistics or logic for that matter lead them to this conclusion. There is absolutely no evidence provided to shows a positive correlation between in an increase legal gun ownership and an increase in violence and violent crime.  Don’t take my word for it. Visit either the FBI’s website that posts crime statistic and form your own conclusion or here’s a reposting of a great video posted by Amidst The Noise.

I mean lets face just because I give a hundred people hammers and nails that doesn’t mean I now have a hundred carpenters.  The tool does not define the wielder, the wielder defines the tool.

Whether you are pro or anti gun, please chime in with your thoughts, comments, and concerns.

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Never Invited to Parties!

As a young child learning about our current government’s legislative workings from a teacher working for and paid by the government, I sat misty eyed at the “pure genious” behind our current bi-partisan or two-party system. It was presented in a perfectly wrapped box with fancy words like compromise and strung with  a politically proper pink bow sitting atop. I was unaware at the time that once I unwrapped this exquisitely packaged gift that I would find inside a rediculously disenchanting truth.  The truth that I wasn’t invited to the Parties!!!

As a relatively intelligent adult with an open mind and heart, I have found that I am not invited to have a voice in the legislation of our nation. The problem, that I have recently come across in my adult years, is that I am never aligned with either congressional/presidential candidate due to the fact that each party is so far removed from the other. Sure I want the Federal Government to be minimalized, but I’m also pro-choice. Yes I am an advocate for gay rights, but I am also a huge supporter of the NRA and against gun-control legislation.  It seems that if I were to ever crash a Party, I would be thrown in a headlock and tossed at the back into the garbage by security as soon as I open my mouth to converse with the party-goers.

Now I realize that there are other political parties in our country and the Libertarian Party especially seems to push the same ideals and values about governement that I would like to see implemented. The real issue is that our Plurality_voting_system doesn’t really allow any party out side of our two-party system to be included in the festivities. It is very easy to get disenchanted with the legislative system, especially when no matter who wins they will inevitably put some bill into law that completely goes against my values and ideals.

Do I vote for the “third party” candidate and be satisfied with whoever wins from the major players club?

Do I vote for the Republican candidate and tell my gay friends, that although I believe it isn’t the right of the government to tell them what consitutes marriage that I had to have my gun rights?

Or do I vote for Democrat so every man and woman has equal rights but allow the federal government to grow larger and have more control over state and individual rights?


Still think the Media isn’t controlled?

This information was shared with me via a facebook friend.  It is not my video and full credit is given to Amidst The Noise. This video is presented using plain facts with no agenda for your own conclusions. Please visit the uploaders page using the information below the video.

 

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