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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.


Proud to be an American?

Country artist Lee Greenwood once wrote in his song “God Bless the USA” that he was “Proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.”  As a teenager watching the attacks on this country on Sept 11 2001 and a Marine who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom those lines struck a chord with me. Now as I age and pay more attention to the atmosphere in this country I have begun to question those lines. Sure we have more freedom than much of this world, but to what end? What are we free to do as Americans that we deserve to be proud of? At least we know we are free, right? We are slaves to a dying economy, ran by a militaristic industrialist mentality, educated by public education system meant to indoctrinate us into consumerism, and informed by a news media conglomerate in shackles to its ratings.  This nation has began to disgust me and earn my distrust. Not just the government and its corrupt politicians but my fellow citizens. Which brings me to a true of example of American behavior.  In 2010, a young US Army Staff Sergeant was the first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam for repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire to save his fellow Americans in Afghanistan in 2007. Now you would think this would have been running on the news constantly. Regardless of  how you feel about a war and its politics, one would have to agree that this important information to our nation. Yet while Staff Sergeant Giunta’s ceremony in which he received his Medal of Honor ran once in a ten minute block and the rest of the day was filled with Anna Nicole Smith’s death and the details of her life and the investigation.  now what this told me is that America cares more for some soft core porn star than one of its true heroes. This is just one example of the disgusting traits I see everyday in my fellow Americans. So why the hell should I be proud of that? We should I be proud that my fellow citizens choose to waste their freedom on watching Jersey Shore and forgetting its’ heroes. Now I know what a lot of you are thinking. The Staff Sergeant was an American, he was a Hero, and he is someone to be proud of. You would be right. The SSG is someone to be proud of, but there is so much in this nation to not be proud of. We wonder why there are so many people, cultures, and entire nations that can not stand Americans. Notice I said Americans and not America. Why should anyone like us?  What in our combined behavior is there to like? We walk around with our chests puffed out like we are the biggest, baddest, and best people there are on this earth. The only thing most Americans have accomplished is being lucky enough to be born in a nation where ignorance and mediocrity are rewarded and expected. Lucky to be born in a world where the poor live better than the rich in some nations.  We claim to be the greatest nation in the world when really we are just the nation with the largest gun.   How can you be proud to be lucky?  I wish I could be like some of these blind patriots who love America and its people no matter what is going on in the world but I just can’t blindly spout out bullshit pride in a people whose greatest talent is eating french fries and watching reality stars lives implode.  I just hope that the citizens of this nation turn around and prove me wrong.  I will never regret my military service, and would serve again and I know there are heroes out there willing to die for freedom. I just hope that the “freedom” does not continue to be wasted.


Rumor of Peace

The rumor of peace in humanity is propaganda spat from the mouths of those with bloodied wallets full of hate filled ammunition.
These so-called privileged few speak of peace as a fortress that must be conquered in battles won by their high-mounted commanders
shouting down orders upon the “People.”

 

Image by Jack from Gallery of Freaks


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