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America’s Killing Fields: Gun Free Zones

The gun argument is now lost because a majority of the American people are willing to turn everything over to the government. Oh, to be wrong but these days, emotion rules, and the emotions are running sky high over the Sandy Hook school shootings.

The gun-takers may well write up some fancy language to enable the ultimate trashing of the Constitution. They can expect it will be, shall we say problematic, to actually collect them from the citizenry. It will be impossible to take guns from the crooks and crazies.

America is on a glide-path that is out of our hands and has been for many years. Think back to the Branch Davidian nut-job in Waco and those 25 little kids who were burned alive. Not many cried for them when the government doomed them with a military style assault. In revenge, two other crazy persons destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City. President Clinton, who escaped all blame for Waco found his sensitive side to soothe a grieving nation over Oklahoma City. America ate it up.

The hits just keep on coming with the latest being in Newtown Connecticut. How can so many miss the irony in all this fear and outrage against guns? Just look at the response by law enforcement in the little town. Good heavens, it looked like a full company of special ops came out, toting their new stimulus purchased Colt M4s with $1500 Trijicon scopes. I saw the locals, the state police, ATF, FBI and tons of swat types. Seriously, the ATF and FBI were on scene in force within a couple of hours.

What to make of this incredible show of force and federal over-reach when one on-site, trained person with a weapon could likely have prevented most or all of the killing? Instead, Americans will have to take what solace they can find in the words of another teary president, Barack Obama. Eat it up, America. You’ve been played, again.

God bless the little children and their teachers, now departed. God help the rest of us because America is becoming a God free zone. The One, the authentic One, who put us here will not return for us until the horror ahead does its work.

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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  1. Sandy Hook was in a liberal area – Connecticut. So was Aurora and Columbine. So was Tucson. Unsure about V. Tech but probably. For sure it was a typical ‘university’ community. When the families and residents of an area hit by something like this realize that the chances of their loved ones being alive today would have been exponentially increased had they not had to sit there defenseless and be slaughtered waiting for the cops and the Army to get there, and when they organize and speak out and refuse to be silenced, things will get better. Unfortunately, they have only the Brady Bunch typical outlets. Missionaries are needed.

    • The guy had 10 minutes to work his evil. That’s a very long time, especially in a building filled with women and children. People need to think about that and then consider the crazy SOB might well have never gone to Sandy Hook, if there was an armed deterrence.
      .
      But no, liberals can’t abide the idea of ANYONE with a gun in a school. So, the victims wait for the first responders . . . they die waiting, so liberals and emotional Americans can hold to their fantasies and relish their own sad self-absorption. You know, it’s just so hard to be a responsible, grown up parent.
      .
      Missionaries, you say? What will we preach? Just listen how people react when anyone suggests there is actually something wrong in our corrupted society. Sure, I know evil is always with us, but the degree matters.

  2. The local guns laws worked in keeping this nut job from purchasing a weapon.

    What didn’t work was at home. Has any one found out if there was a locking gun safe in that house? Has anyone found out why a mother, knowing her son had serious mental problems, allowed him access to any firearm?

    Additional gun laws or seizure of responsibly owned firearms will not solve society’s ills. The shooter could have taken a knife, baseball bat, poison or soap in a sock to kill his mother. What I want to know is what led up to this. Was it a sudden I’ll get even or something more?

    It a tragedy these murders happened. As is any death that is less than natural.

    There are so many less than natural deaths happening in this country and world wide with them passing almost unnoticed.

    A shrug and a that is so sad. Then on to the latest reality show or some other inane past time.

    Have we as Humans become so immune violence and loss, we no longer feel.

    These Innocents are now in God’s Safekeeping.

    • Mental illness of long-term duration. The guy likely had what is called a “psychotic break.” He could have had, and likely did have, any number of severe mental illness diagnoses – from Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, general psychotic disorder, etc. These are usually characterized by delusions and hallucinations. Substance abuse exacerbates symptoms or actually can bring on the psychotic episode of someone predisposed genetically to severe mental illness.

      BTW, Washington and Colorado recently legalizing Marijuana is unfortunate, because there are research studies that indicate such use is a risk factor for the onset of psychosis.

  3. In the coming renewal of the battle over the 2nd Amendment (Obama: “we can no longer tolerate this any more”) other than words are cheap, two points of comparison. The death total in Newtown Connecticut was 5% of the number of insignificant brown-skinned people in Mexico who died at the hands of guns this same government gave to criminals 100 times more predictable in using them to kill.

    And as I watched the Obama wipe away that tear, and Jay Carney his glasses, in comparing this to Benghazi and the dead fish handshake and 1000 yard stare offered to the families of the 6 men who were murdered in Libya, is 1) they were not children, 2) Connecticut is blue, and 3) Obama did not pull the trigger.

    I have an unprintable rage about the way the White House has hijacked the unspeakable pain of those families. George W Bush had the decency to simply wait and sit down and write a letter in long hand to each family.

    • Your rage is well-founded and seconded, VB. First, to Obama, who cannot restrain himself even during the memorial service, from telling the nation in nuanced terms that it is his intent to seek vengeance on America for the deaths of the children. And second, to the Washington Post, which has elevated his utter disrespect for the solemnity of the moment to the status of the Gettysburg Address.

  4. The states and cities have largely been in charge of gun control, and the Court has ruled even the cities can’t ban them outright (which goes largely ignored in some cities…Chicago, DC). It would take some doing for the Congress to do anything sweeping, as I doubt he could even get a Dem majority. So will be interestin to watch. In th meantime, guess what Momma’s getting in her stocking this Christmas?

    • I fully expect the Democrats to make a full blown effort to at the very least, ban the so called “assault” rifles. While I think a majority of Dems would go for it, it’s unlikely it would pass. Still, at least for now, the argument is lost and wasted on the majority of Americans. They want an easy, quick answer so they may return to the sad soup of their own self-absorption.
      .
      Only the Constitution stands in the way. Perhaps the newly re-elected Obama, ever more arrogant, will try to proclaim a new gun law with his pen. The media would support him and probably a majority of Americans . . . and then all hell would break loose.

  5. Karl Denninger followed up with an excellent second post to his one from Dec. 15th.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=214983 “Solutions for CT: There are Some”

    “You can claim this change in the law and policy would be
    ineffective if you wish but in point of fact Israel, in the 1970s, faced
    a rash of terrorist attacks on their schools. Israel also heard people
    screaming for more gun control, as we do today. Their government
    analyzed the problem and decided to do the opposite and as I am
    advocating here — they trained and armed their teachers instead.

    What happened?

    School shootings ceased as schools were no longer “soft” targets full of people who could not shoot back.”

      • And thus the rationale for demonizing those who would deny school officials the ability to defend their students from attack. They are boldly and evilly now on the offense on a personal level, characterizing 2A people as uncaring about children’s lives. Their barbs must be turned back upon them.

  1. Sandy Hook was in a liberal area – Connecticut. So was Aurora and Columbine. So was Tucson. Unsure about V. Tech but probably. For sure it was a typical ‘university’ community. When the families and residents of an area hit by something like this realize that the chances of their loved ones being alive today would have been exponentially increased had they not had to sit there defenseless and be slaughtered waiting for the cops and the Army to get there, and when they organize and speak out and refuse to be silenced, things will get better. Unfortunately, they have only the Brady Bunch typical outlets. Missionaries are needed.

    • The guy had 10 minutes to work his evil. That’s a very long time, especially in a building filled with women and children. People need to think about that and then consider the crazy SOB might well have never gone to Sandy Hook, if there was an armed deterrence.
      .
      But no, liberals can’t abide the idea of ANYONE with a gun in a school. So, the victims wait for the first responders . . . they die waiting, so liberals and emotional Americans can hold to their fantasies and relish their own sad self-absorption. You know, it’s just so hard to be a responsible, grown up parent.
      .
      Missionaries, you say? What will we preach? Just listen how people react when anyone suggests there is actually something wrong in our corrupted society. Sure, I know evil is always with us, but the degree matters.

  2. The local guns laws worked in keeping this nut job from purchasing a weapon.

    What didn’t work was at home. Has any one found out if there was a locking gun safe in that house? Has anyone found out why a mother, knowing her son had serious mental problems, allowed him access to any firearm?

    Additional gun laws or seizure of responsibly owned firearms will not solve society’s ills. The shooter could have taken a knife, baseball bat, poison or soap in a sock to kill his mother. What I want to know is what led up to this. Was it a sudden I’ll get even or something more?

    It a tragedy these murders happened. As is any death that is less than natural.

    There are so many less than natural deaths happening in this country and world wide with them passing almost unnoticed.

    A shrug and a that is so sad. Then on to the latest reality show or some other inane past time.

    Have we as Humans become so immune violence and loss, we no longer feel.

    These Innocents are now in God’s Safekeeping.

    • Mental illness of long-term duration. The guy likely had what is called a “psychotic break.” He could have had, and likely did have, any number of severe mental illness diagnoses – from Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, general psychotic disorder, etc. These are usually characterized by delusions and hallucinations. Substance abuse exacerbates symptoms or actually can bring on the psychotic episode of someone predisposed genetically to severe mental illness.

      BTW, Washington and Colorado recently legalizing Marijuana is unfortunate, because there are research studies that indicate such use is a risk factor for the onset of psychosis.

  3. In the coming renewal of the battle over the 2nd Amendment (Obama: “we can no longer tolerate this any more”) other than words are cheap, two points of comparison. The death total in Newtown Connecticut was 5% of the number of insignificant brown-skinned people in Mexico who died at the hands of guns this same government gave to criminals 100 times more predictable in using them to kill.

    And as I watched the Obama wipe away that tear, and Jay Carney his glasses, in comparing this to Benghazi and the dead fish handshake and 1000 yard stare offered to the families of the 6 men who were murdered in Libya, is 1) they were not children, 2) Connecticut is blue, and 3) Obama did not pull the trigger.

    I have an unprintable rage about the way the White House has hijacked the unspeakable pain of those families. George W Bush had the decency to simply wait and sit down and write a letter in long hand to each family.

    • Your rage is well-founded and seconded, VB. First, to Obama, who cannot restrain himself even during the memorial service, from telling the nation in nuanced terms that it is his intent to seek vengeance on America for the deaths of the children. And second, to the Washington Post, which has elevated his utter disrespect for the solemnity of the moment to the status of the Gettysburg Address.

  4. The states and cities have largely been in charge of gun control, and the Court has ruled even the cities can’t ban them outright (which goes largely ignored in some cities…Chicago, DC). It would take some doing for the Congress to do anything sweeping, as I doubt he could even get a Dem majority. So will be interestin to watch. In th meantime, guess what Momma’s getting in her stocking this Christmas?

    • I fully expect the Democrats to make a full blown effort to at the very least, ban the so called “assault” rifles. While I think a majority of Dems would go for it, it’s unlikely it would pass. Still, at least for now, the argument is lost and wasted on the majority of Americans. They want an easy, quick answer so they may return to the sad soup of their own self-absorption.
      .
      Only the Constitution stands in the way. Perhaps the newly re-elected Obama, ever more arrogant, will try to proclaim a new gun law with his pen. The media would support him and probably a majority of Americans . . . and then all hell would break loose.

  5. Karl Denninger followed up with an excellent second post to his one from Dec. 15th.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=214983 “Solutions for CT: There are Some”

    “You can claim this change in the law and policy would be
    ineffective if you wish but in point of fact Israel, in the 1970s, faced
    a rash of terrorist attacks on their schools. Israel also heard people
    screaming for more gun control, as we do today. Their government
    analyzed the problem and decided to do the opposite and as I am
    advocating here — they trained and armed their teachers instead.

    What happened?

    School shootings ceased as schools were no longer “soft” targets full of people who could not shoot back.”

      • And thus the rationale for demonizing those who would deny school officials the ability to defend their students from attack. They are boldly and evilly now on the offense on a personal level, characterizing 2A people as uncaring about children’s lives. Their barbs must be turned back upon them.

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