A well-articulated commentary on the commentary:
Bob Costas advocates for gun control in
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"Who are the ones that we kept in charge? Killers, thieves, and lawyers"
Tom Waits, God's Away on Business
May be a bit off track but a question: I wonder how many of the 'gun ban' people are actually people who COULDN'T legally own a firearm? Felon, domestic violent, mental issues, etc. Just a thought.
Whitlock says:The founders knew humans to be insane, impulsive, selfish, and, at times, lacking social conscience. But they trusted their fellow man with the Bill of Rights - limits on government control - because they also knew the potential of human liberty and the darkness of tyrants who clothe themselves in law and public trust. The Second Amendment isn't my means of taking on the government; it is one less reason for the government to come after me.We’ve come to accept our insanity. We’d prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.
How many young people have to die senselessly? How many lives have to be ruined before we realize the right to bear arms doesn’t protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons?
Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.
....Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.
There are numerous anecdotes that prove that humans are insane, impulsive, selfish, and, at times, lacking social conscience. Therefore, society can not trust humans. For the sake of a more sane, safe, and reflective society, we need control. Besides, control enhances liberty.
And you're not going to defeat government control because you can't beat the might of the U.S. military.
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
Media & Liberal Logic: Get rid of guns and the 2A, legalize dope and tax the peasants into oblivion.
Now that's the formula for a great America. Ha!
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Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
All the laws stating that killing someone did a lot of good. No laws, no banning of items, could have prevented this. Domestic violence is not something that can be legislated away.
The young lady who died could have chosen to be with someone more stable. I'm not saying she deserved to die, no one deserves that, but she made a choice to be with who she was. She does deserve some of the credit for being in this situation. Had she chosen to break things off earlier, as she apparently had, she would most likely still be alive.
Then again, you never know. Look at what happened in the spa in Wisconsin. There, the abuser eventually tracked down and killed the ex and others.
At least the child survived. Normally the entire family gets killed. That's the only silver lining here.
First Joe Buck ticked me off now Bob Costas?? Both are over paid idiots!!
(I speak only for myself and not the fine folks that run and moderate this site.)