When It Gets Tough, People Want Guns

It is well known that Barack Obama is a gun grabber. He opposes gun ownership though he did a great job of pretending otherwise during the campaign. The reality is, he is in favor of banning handguns and most types of ammunition. He is also in favor of huge tax increases on gun and ammo sales and he wants to ban so called assault weapons. When times get tough, people want the security afforded by their firearms and that is why our Founders wrote that the right (which presupposes existence) to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The Obama win has many people worried about the future of firearm availability during the next four years. Gun shows have had record numbers of people attending them and gun shops report increases in the sale of firearms and ammunition. People are worried that they might not be able to buy guns in the future (or that the process will be extremely restrictive) and they are stocking up just in case. When things go bad people need to be able to defend themselves. The police are a reactive force. If they showed up before a crime there would be no problem but they always show up after a crime has taken place. The best source of personal protection is a firearm in the hands of someone who knows how to use it.

Look at what happened in India. Ten terrorists caused hundreds of deaths and countless injuries and the police there refused to shoot at them. A photographer indicates that the police hid from the terrorists and did not shoot back. Sebastian D’Souza, a picture editor at the Mumbai Mirror, went to the scene of one of the attacks and was able to take pictures of the terrorists. He noticed that the police were hiding and refused to engage the terrorists. Sebastian told them to shoot because the gunmen were “sitting ducks.” They did nothing and the terrorists had free reign. D’Souza stated:

“I told some policemen the gunmen had moved towards the rear of the station but they refused to follow them. What is the point if having policemen with guns if they refuse to use them? I only wish I had a gun rather than a camera.” [emphasis mine] Belfast Telegraph

We have seen time and again the tragedy that can occur when the citizenry is not allowed to carry arms. Is there any doubt that an armed person at Virginia Tech could have saved countless lives? I have no doubt that many of the police officers in this country would have engaged the terrorists but I am reminded of how the police in New Orleans abandoned the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They are the exception rather than the rule but can we take that chance when our lives are at stake? There is a reason that we cling to our guns and our religion…

An armed citizenry keeps government in check and prevents tyranny (that is why they want to disarm us).

An unarmed citizenry is nothing more than a slave population.

Big Dog

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5 Responses to “When It Gets Tough, People Want Guns”

  1. The few anti-gun acquaintances I know laugh at me when I warn them of what BHO would like to do with regard to gun control.

    Even Mumbai doesn’t convince them.

    Well, there’s no arguing with idjits.

  2. Texas Man says:

    “Gun Control” laws are a ruse. These laws are not about guns, they are about control.

  3. Big Dog says:

    I could not agree more Texas Man. The Founders intended for all law abiding citizens to carry guns if they desired.

    The Dred Scott decision addressed it in a round about way. They did not side with Scott because they did not want a black man to have the same rights as a white one including carrying a firearm

    The court recognized the right then but liberals like to use gun crimes to stir up support for punishing those of us who obey the law. Like Rahm Emanuel said, never let a good crisis go to waste…

  4. Big Dog says:

    AOW, there is no sense discussing these things with mind numbed, eye glazed drones. They just don’t get it.

  5. Jo says:

    Kennesaw, GA … nuff said.