Seven Questions Britain Has For America About Guns

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 11 months ago

Ema O’Connor has done a poor job of answering the questions, so I thought I would help her.

Q: Every time there is a mass shooting, President Obama makes a passionate speech about the need for gun control. And yet it never happens. Why? Does he not have the power to drive through change?

A: That’s easy.  We aren’t subjects of the crown.  That problem was handled more than 200 years ago by men who, not coincidentally, had guns.

Q: Would you say the majority of Americans want stricter gun control laws? If so, how come it hasn’t happened yet?

A: That’s easy.  It’s a lie promulgated by the elitist media who want America to be like obedient insects living in a collectivist hive.  The majority of Americans don’t really want more gun control.

Q: How did the gun lobby become so powerful?

A: We have guns.

Q: Gun rights advocates: What is their explanation for why the U.S. has a much higher rate of gun deaths than comparable countries? Or do they just not talk about it?

A: Gun violence is primarily a black-on-black issue.  Were it not for many of the entitled, inner city blacks who have been taught through the fourth, fifth and sixth generations now to expect handouts and never take responsibility, you wouldn’t have even asked the question.  This question is more properly posed to the elitist, collectivist, urban chattering class.  Let them explain to you why they chose to create a class of inner city criminals.

Q: What do gun rights advocates say the “well regulated” bit in “well regulated militia” means?

A: Capable of shooting and engaging other field combat tactics well.

Q: How easy is it to get a gun license in America? What’s the process?

A: Not easy enough.

Q: In a number of cases, the gunmen responsible for mass shootings have had criminal records and documented mental health problems, and yet they were able to purchase firearms legally. How does that happen?

A: Mental health issues don’t predispose one to violence.  You must mean how does an evil man obtain weapons.  With money.  Although not asked, why does an evil man obtain weapons?  To perpetrate acts of evil, as it has been from Genesis 2 onward.

I’m glad I could be of assistance.


Comments

  1. On October 14, 2015 at 12:34 am, Andrew E. said:

    Q: “How easy is it to get a gun license in America?”

    A: “What’s this ‘gun license’ thing?”

  2. On October 14, 2015 at 7:28 am, Roger V. Tranfaglia said:

    LICENSE…I don’t have to show you no stink’n LICENSE!
    What Piers and his ilk fail to realize is you can BUY a firearm, “legally” or not.
    You can carry it concealed or not. SOME States you need a PERMIT to do so.
    The word PERMIT most likely comes from the word PERMISSION, where an government “grants” a person the “rights” to do so.

  3. On October 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm, Fred said:

    Why would I seek another man’s permission?

  4. On October 17, 2015 at 3:14 am, Andrew E. said:

    That’s kinda the direction I was going. “What do you mean, license?” as in, “I don’t have to get a permission slip, so I cannot understand what you mean.”

  5. On October 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm, Archer said:

    Q: How did the gun lobby become so powerful?

    A: Define “gun lobby”.

    “Gun lobby” in American parlance is a lot like “assault weapon”; politicians who don’t like either one also can’t define either one, but still use both in their stump speeches to scare their constituents.

    If by “gun lobby” you mean the NRA (which you apparently do), remember that the NRA directly represents a relatively small fraction of America’s gun owners — less than 5%. However, with over 5 million members, that’s not an insignificant voting presence, and plenty of non-members (including some people who don’t even own guns) consider NRA’s recommendations when casting their votes. But that’s beside the point: the NRA is an educational organization that only involves itself in politics because of the unceasing attacks on its members’ rights from the aforementioned anti-gun politicians.

    But to answer the question, the reason the “gun lobby” is so powerful is because the real “gun lobby” is all voters who vote pro-gun. There’s no top-down organization, and as difficult as it is for a British subject or collectivist (but I repeat myself) to understand how different individuals with different backgrounds and different upbringings can nonetheless independently reach the same conclusion — supporting gun rights — that’s exactly what happens. 100+ million of us (1/3 or more of the country) own guns and (usually) support gun rights, and that is a powerful voting block.

    It’s really very simple (although this might be difficult for a British subject to wrap his/her head around). Americans vote their values, and most Americans value individual sovereignty and individual freedoms. Once you understand that, there’s no more mystery. Everything else we support logically flows from there.

    Oh, yeah, and we have guns, too, so we cannot and will not be silenced.

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