Jan 31, 2016

Should the U.S. Ban All Firearms?

By Chuck Lehmann

If you listen to President Obama and most of the Democrats, we need to pass more gun-control legislation in an attempt to avoid another mass shooting at another college or on a soft, vulnerable target like an elementary school, a movie theater, or a shopping mall.  In fact, many of these anti-gun,  liberal“progressive” individuals would like to see all guns banned and confiscated, the sooner the better.

President Obama, as usual, used the shooting at the Community College in Oregon to further his fanatical stance on national gun control.  Here he was, piously proclaiming that if we passed “meaningful” gun control legislation that that massacre wouldn’t have happened.  He made that statement without knowing what all the facts were concerning that shooting.  We all know—or should know—that repeal of the 2nd Amendment will not ever happen, even if the Messiah (our president) and the Democrats would like to see that happen.

In his speech immediately following the Oregon college shooting, he mentioned that other countries have banned guns and, as a result, their crime rates fell.  He mentioned Australia in particular.  Well, let’s see what has happened in Australia since they banned all firearms in that country.

It has been over a year since gun owners in Australia were forced (yes, forced) to surrender their firearms (640,381 to be exact)  which cost Australian taxpayers over $500 million in reimbursement costs.  Here are the results of that ban on firearms.  Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2%; Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6%; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44% (yes, that’s 44%).  In the State of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are up 300% (remember, while law-abiding citizens turned in their guns, the criminals did not and they still possess their guns).  There also has been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults on the elderly, even while the residents were at home.  The Australian experience speaks for itself.  Guns in the hands of honest, law abiding citizens save lives and property, and, yes, anti- gun-control laws affect only the law abiding citizen and not the criminal.

Did you also notice that most all of these massacres have occurred in “Gun Free Zones” like churches, movie theaters, public schools, restaurants, college campuses, and shopping malls?  Since criminals now are guaranteed that their “prey” is unarmed, these incidents in these vulnerable places, are made to order for a deranged individual to do his dirty work.

Mention should also be made that the cities and towns with the toughest gun-control laws are more prone to have crimes committed with guns (ex: Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans);  by the way, those cities and towns are all run by progressive liberal Democrats.  I wonder why?  So much for tougher gun-control laws.

Mention could also be made that the country of Switzerland requires that all its citizens own a firearm, and Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the world, and that includes deaths by firearms.  How come anti-gun fanatics like President Obama and former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg don’t mention that anomaly?  Would it be because it doesn’t fit their anti-gun agenda?  Of course! They also forget to mention that most all these gun incidents were not committed by the “evil” NRA members or honest, law abiding, legal gun owning citizens.

So, to the question, “Should the U.S. Ban All Firearms”, the answer is a resounding NO.  As the old saying goes, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” just like SUV’s don’t kill people, people driving SUV’s kill people. –Canada Free Press

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