Stop The Insanity: Ban Guns

BY Herschel Smith
4 years, 11 months ago

Tallahassee Democrat:

It’s the guns, stupid.

The shootings Thursday at the Florida State University library. The shootings Saturday in a northwest Tallahassee neighborhood. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The shooting of Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The shootings at Virginia Tech. The 10,000 senseless shooting deaths that happen every year in this country.

Take away guns and they don’t happen.

How is it that the supposed greatest nation on earth refuses to stop the unholy availability of guns?

I’m not talking about gun control. I’m not talking about waiting periods and background checks.

I’m talking about flat-out banning the possession of handguns and assault rifles by individual citizens. I’m talking about repealing or amending the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

[ … ]

Gun supporters say, “It’s not guns that cause gun violence, it’s mentally ill people with guns; fix the mentally ill.” Even if those same people did not oppose government spending on the mentally ill — which they have for decades — there is no predicting when mental illness will express itself in violence.

[ … ]

Gun freaks say if you take away their guns only outlaws will have guns. That’s a chance worth taking.

[ … ]

Let the hunters keep their rifles and shotguns; those weapons are ineffective tools in a mass shooting. But we need to ban handguns and assault rifles for all but police and military.

[ … ]

One of the frequent refrains of gun freaks about President Obama is “He’s coming for our guns.” Obama never said such a thing. But I will:

We’re coming for your guns. And someday, we’ll take them.

Hmm … I cannot help but think of Charles Whitman as I read this.  And there goes that sweet tactical bolt action gun I’ve been looking at.  Because apparently it’s an ineffective tool.  And I need a good tool, you know, so that I can stop people like this writer.

So in order to keep filling my gun safe, it’s another semi-automatic rifle for me before I procure that sweet tactical bolt action gun and some high powered glass.  I need to be prepared for the writer – Gerald Ensley – because I’m sure that he’ll lead the charge into our homes to confiscate our guns.  I’m sure he will fire the first shot of this civil war he wants rather than send the cops to do his bidding.  Gerald doesn’t actually think that passing a law to turn in our weapons will cause us to relinquish our right to bear arms, does he?  Surely Gerald understands that this means war?


Comments

  1. On November 24, 2014 at 11:07 am, tkdkerry said:

    Pardon me, sir, but your “Tallahassee Democrat” link points to your prior post.

  2. On November 24, 2014 at 11:19 am, Herschel Smith said:

    Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed now.

  3. On November 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm, JoeThePimpernel said:

    You’re absolutely right!

    We outlawed drugs, and now nobody has drugs.

    It’s so simple.

    It’s not like anybody with a milling machine can manufacture guns or anything.

  4. On November 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm, Richard Cinnamon said:

    You should change the title to say “Stop the Sanity: Buy Guns”
    More liberal drivel.

  5. On November 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm, Peace Love Bunny said:

    Thank you very much for identifying yourself.

  6. On November 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm, Eric said:

    I think you really need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid…

  7. On November 24, 2014 at 12:25 pm, immykal said:

    Adolf, is that you?

  8. On November 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm, Richard Cinnamon said:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_zTs-VWku4c/T7HAp2TOJeI/AAAAAAAAAYI/h9SPFo2KEBs/s400/guns_dont_kill_people_happy_gilmore.jpg

  9. On November 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm, Servo1969 said:

    First- All you law abiding people turn in your guns.

    Second- All you criminals turn in your… Hey, is that loaded?

  10. On November 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm, Harry_the_Horrible said:

    This will work because criminals obey gun control laws, and firearms are NEVER used by private citizens to save lives. /sarc

  11. On November 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm, chazzzz-ma-tazzz said:

    this biggest reason to allow ownership of guns is to protect our
    freedoms , property and way of life from liberals..they are the biggest danger to this country…

  12. On November 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm, Bill the Cat said:

    … more leftist twaddle about how we should all disarm ourselves, trust to the government to protect us and not take advantage of our weakness. Forgive me for pointing it out, but given the apparent tendency for government in general and Obama’s in particular to scr3w “We the People,” why would anyone think giving them more control is a good idea?

  13. On November 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm, moral DK said:

    Better idea: Stop the insanity! Ban leftist thinking! The country would be a much more peaceful place and the average IQ will increase tenfold.

  14. On November 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm, tony patric said:

    let the hunters keep their guns? ineffective for mass shootings? the guy lost all credibility as a gun ban expert when i read that. but if thats the case i can still shoot my AR since i use that for coyote hunting, its my hunting riffle

  15. On November 24, 2014 at 4:44 pm, Guest said:

    here is a another idea. before you talk about gun bans, go shoot a gun. its like saying cars should be banned, but you do not have a licence and never drove

  16. On November 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm, jimdandy said:

    Why doesnt the writer start it off and go and try to take away someones gun.I am sure he will be shown the working end of it.

  17. On November 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm, ramrodd said:

    Welcome to pre WWII Eastern Europe…

  18. On November 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm, Rick Ellington said:

    come on big boy have ya got the balls?

  19. On November 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm, nyglockowner said:

    Will this confiscation apply to law enforcement and the military as well?

  20. On November 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm, Blake said:

    The editor of the “Tallahassee Democrat” is trying to do damage control in the comments section.

    It isn’t going well.

  21. On November 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm, 5topAmnesty said:

    I would like to thanks TODAY’S DEMOCRAT LEADERS for FINALLY stating their end game, which is the elimination of private ownership of guns.

    Millions of us Democrats vote in EVERY ELECTION, hoping to bring this country to point where the RAMBOS will learn that what they see in the movies belongs in the movies ONLY.

    The elimination of guns will FINALLY put an end to people thinking that they can be judge, jury, and executioner when some, no-doubt, underprivileged youth enters their house in the evening, looking only for a bite to eat.

    THANK GOD we’re finally having the discussion that we’ve needed to have for years.

  22. On November 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm, Brian said:

    What about when the “underprivileged youth (s)” are entering your house to rape and murder and then maybe have a bite to eat? I know many gun owners and I can state as a fact that 99.9% are not “Rambos” as you so ignorantly classify all gun owners.
    The premise of taking away 300+ million guns is ludicrous at best. it is far better to educate people and enforce the laws we have. These laws are not enforced. Recently a repeat offender got only 41 months in jail for selling 24 fully automatic machine guns (real assault weapons, not the make believe assault weapons owned by millions of law abiding gun owners) to an ATF agent. That is the problem, not the “Rambos” as you ignorantly refer to them.

  23. On November 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm, HempRopeAndStreetlight said:

    Gerald… know that if you ever “get your way” we will send you to hell ahead of us. And when we meet you there, we’ll kill you again.

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