The Second Amendment is Not About Crime

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There is only one reason to be a defender of the Second Amendment, the same reason the Framers had when they wrote it: fear of an overbearing government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

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Of course, those opposed to gun ownership will respond that there is no tyranny in government. The answer to that is governments all over the world within the last 100 years have killed more than 262 million of their own citizens. See R.J. Rummel, Death By Government (Transaction, 1997).

Most Americans are unaware of this sinister aspect of modern history, which Rummel calls “Democide,” and when they find out, a common response is denial, then after ten minutes on the internet, amazement. Many such innocents then insist that it can’t happen here. The simple answer to the can’t-happen-here idea is that anything can happen anywhere, and it’s not as if this slaughter was centuries removed from us or limited to a single country.

Many on the left will dismiss the need to protect against overreaching government merely because they believe the more power the government has, the better, for it has been their experience that only big government is likely to deliver what they cannot get otherwise. They do not believe big government capable of oppression. Such people will never recognize the validity of gun-rights arguments.

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Moonbat Experts Declare That Gun Ownership Is Racist

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By hook or by crook, our liberal ruling class will find a way to justify trying to disarm us. If shamelessly exploiting killings doesn’t work, they will declare lead to cause air pollution. If that fails, they can always fall back on their perennial trump card — racism:

Racism and guns go together.

That’s the finding of an international study released Thursday that says the two are linked. More specifically, odds are greater that a racist white American also keeps a gun at home and opposes gun control regulations.

It’s a classic dog bites man story: liberal establishmentarians find what they want to find, then arrogantly assume we are dumb enough to take them seriously as they use their “evidence” to promote their tyrannical policy initiatives.

The levels of moonbattery and idiocy are astonishing:

“There had already been research showing that … blacks are more likely to be shot, so we thought there must be something happening between the concept of being black and some whites wanting guns,” Monash researcher Kerry O’Brien said in an email to the Daily News.

Why not do a study of who shot all these blacks — whites or other blacks? Or a study of the percentage of whites shooting blacks that resulted from the black breaking into the white’s home? Or a study of which race is most likely to own firearms illegally? No chance. The findings would be racist.

O’Brien denounces gun ownership as “illogical” and calls upon the US government to coercively fund more studies like his own.

Gallup says that 21% of US gun owners are black. Technically yes more whites own guns — but only because blacks comprise a mere 13% of the population, not the 50% you would gather from watching TV commercials.

Authoritarian ideologues pass this crap off as science, and promoting it as journalism.

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Commentary from Paul R. Beane on KFYO radio on 1/24/2013:

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Good afternoon, I’m Paul R. Beane and I’m your right wing gun nut.

You know me and fellow gun owners are responsible for all the carnage in
our streets and our schools.

Never mind that Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than my entire
collection of firearms.

Most of which I have owned since childhood when I saved my pennies and
nickels in order to purchase them and each and everyone is in perfect working
order.

It is the responsible gun owners of today that are being blamed for all
the shootings.

Obama calls us the right wing gun nuts, clinging to our guns and to our
religion.

But let’s take a little closer look. The Fort Hood shooter, a Muslim, and
a registered Democrat.

The Virginia Tech shooter, he wrote hate mail to George Bush and his staff
and was a registered Democrat.

Aurora Colorado shooter, he was a staff worker on the Obama campaign and
took part in Occupy Wall Street . He was a progressive liberal and guess
what? A registered Democrat.

The Newtown, Conn shooter hated Christians and was a registered
Democrat.

The Columbine high school shooters were too young to vote, but both of
their families were progressive liberals and registered Democrats.

And one more thing, not a single one of these killers were members of the
National Rifle Association.

So I have got it figured out how to make this country much safer; leave
the guns alone and lock up all the Democrats.

I’m Paul R. Beane and that’s the way I see it……