Two stories about guns, each showing that the issue is how they’re used, rather than their existence

First, from the NRA, a really solid video about women and guns:

The point, of course, is that guns without people are simply inanimate objects.

Second, an article about the use to which Palestinians put guns — training their children to kill Israelis.

Guns aren’t the issue. Culture is.

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  1. JKB says

    Interesting, the NY entertainment industry is up in arms (can we say that), How anti-gun is Hollywood and the entertainment industry?  over the new NY gun law stopping them from using the firearms they know and exploit for money.  
     
    Irony is the one thing school killers have in common is an obsession with violent media.  So really the prevention of TV and movies from using some firearms to aggrandize shooting is the only part of the law that actually might impact future Sandy Hooks.

  2. says

    Destroying the enemy’s logistics, their war funds from Hollywood through infinite progressive taxes on violent Hollywood productions or banning it entirely, would be a strategic victory overall.
     
    After all, their plans to get rid of guns from the citizenry, follows similar strategic depth goals.

  3. says

    I started training using Target Focus Training because I wanted to be able to handle common criminals around me with some kind of plan that had more than 50/50 chances of working. Later on I realized the other part of my reason was that I knew I needed something on par with lethal force if I ever came across a terrorist, given that 9/11 was an enlightening lesson on human threats and not yet so far away in time. The concept that I would have much of a chance against those who have the willpower to kill and be killed, wasn’t very sound. I needed something, an edge, a resource, a path to salvation. Instead of looking outside myself, I instinctively knew that what I wanted was something internal, not an external tool that gave power, but an internal source of power. What I considered most threatening wasn’t the weapons used by terrorists. Common day people had access to those tools, yet did not use them as weapons. What made killers different was something internal to them. It was that internal aspect I needed to know to figure out where salvation would come from.
     
    I believe many Americans think that path of salvation is the US Democrat government. What they don’t realize is that they also become the same as criminals and terrorists. Due to their weakness, they no longer deserve to be saved. Such weakness inevitably produces vice, greed, savagery, corruption, decadence, ignorance, lazyness, envy, jealousy, and internal factional conflicts.
     
    Such a people deserves to be destroyed. Salvation will not come from the government. Not least of which is that no amount of strip searches, metal detectors, or gun registration/confiscations will get rid of my lethal weapons. Government backed promises of safety and security for liberties, are an illusion.
     
     
     
     

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