I fought the man....on the internet.
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May 17th, 2009 01:27 AM
I fought the man....on the internet.
I saw a movie on youtube that made me laugh at it. I saw the video was British and that comments were disabled and it made me angry. so I sent a letter....over the internet. It read as follows
Dear Sir, Madam, or Organization
Having recently viewed your video on gun control, I believe it is important that I voice my opinion as the comment function on the video is both disabled and a poor method of communication. I would like to take this time to point out that control while in theory is effective, much like communism, when put into practice fails miserably in western societies. If I may cite a relatively recent FBI statistic, crime involving a firearm for people above 12 years of age has declined from 6 incidents per 1000 individuals to less than 2 per 1000. As for children under the age of twelve, thanks in part to the increased emphasis on safety education offered by several organizations, injuries both fatal and non fatal have also taken a dramatic decline. Interestingly enough, during the 10 years of which this study was being conducted, individual ownership of firearms has been increasing steadily. Furthermore a CIA statistic, states and provinces which allow citizens to conceal and carry their own personal firearms have a direct correlation with lowered crime rates than those that do not. Finally a strong case study for gun control would be the country of Australia, which has had one year since citizens were required to turn in over 600,000 individually and legally owned firearms. In this time, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology, murders in the in province of Victoria alone are up over 200%. Break-ins in the homes of the elderly are up 42% and armed robberies with a firearm are up 19%. The same firearms the government just made illegal for citizens to own. In conclusion, I find it to be foolish to believe that restricting the rights or privileges of private, law abiding citizens creates a safer environment for all. I will leave you with one final thought. If you yourself were a criminal, and for whatever reason or motivation you decided to rob a convenience store or break into a home. Would you be encouraged or in any way be reassured knowing that firearms were illegal to possess? Or would you reconsider your actions based upon the knowledge that there was a likely possibility that the owner had the means to defend his or herself?
Thank you for your time
Heres the video
YouTube - Stop the bullets. Kill the gun.
May 17th, 2009 01:27 AM
May 17th, 2009 03:28 AM
May 17th, 2009 05:59 AM
i agree with the video...bullets kill watermelons way to often. and those poor helpless eggs! dumb...
May 17th, 2009 06:14 AM
CIA statistics? Me thinks it's 100.3% likely that you have some bad statistics. It is, however, a nice post to read.
"Books are useless! I only ever read one book, 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin... but what good does that do me?" Homer Simpson
May 17th, 2009 12:14 PM
However, based on my conversations with antis, it will fall on deaf ears -- or rather a closed mind.
“An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it”
“The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person.” -- Bo Bennett
“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.” -- Thomas Dewar
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
May 17th, 2009 12:18 PM
Nice. Did you get a response from the makers yet?
May 17th, 2009 12:52 PM
Nice letter, maybe they'll see the error of their ways...yeah, right.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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NRA Life Member
May 17th, 2009 01:20 PM
So far....no replys, Im guessing they probably wont either.
May 17th, 2009 01:22 PM
You notice they don't allow comments on their video.
"Don't be afraid to see what you see.
May 17th, 2009 01:31 PM
I am so thankful I am not a British citizen....
Aerospace Designer, Freemason, NRA member
May 17th, 2009 01:43 PM
Gun control has nothing to do with safety
Gun crontrol has nothing to do with safety. Repeat, nothing to do with safety.
It has to do with control. Once a citizenry is disarmed, a government may do whatever it chooses without opposition. The American Founders knew this and therefore created the Second Amendment-the Peoples' check and balance against the government.
The 2nd Amendment is my gun permit.
Issue Date: Dec. 15, 1791
Expiration Date: NEVER
May 17th, 2009 01:45 PM
I wish I could recall the reference, but I believe that more homicides occur each year from devices other than firearms. Unfortunately, the media doesn’t find anything sensational about someone being murdered with a candleholder or other instrument.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
May 17th, 2009 02:37 PM
Excellent letter. you could send that to lots of antis with some modification.
May 17th, 2009 07:35 PM
Originally Posted by Trumpetchuck
They seemed to have lost the freedom of speech now as well. LOL.
May 17th, 2009 08:25 PM
Thanks for speaking for us and taking the time to send that e-mail.
One e-mail means nothing but several will make the thinking process start and many will raise doubts ......................... maybe!!!
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
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