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"We don't fight it out in the streets in order to enact political change, yes we have evolved and we vote instead"
Here are just a few examples of why that statement may be hogwash.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785
More mayhem by those wacky fun loving peace loving radical Islamic terrorists from last year.
Looks like they do believe in diversity. Blacks, whites, Jews, Christians,Gays, Straights.
We may never know Omar Mateen's true motive. We do know he pledged allegiance to ISIS, we do know that witnesses claim he shouted Allah Akbar. We do know that persecution of gays is a bedrock of sharia law. If it walks like duck and talks like a duck it is not an elephant. Once again the roar goes to ban certain types of weapons (semi automatic) used to commit mass murder that according to rep. Grayson in Florida are capable of firing up to 700 rounds per minute. Hysteria much. I promise you an AR-15 can not fire any where near 700 rounds per minute - but then when did facts ever get in the way. Should we ban knives, should we ban fertilizer, should we ban pressure cookers. There are evil people in the world that will use what ever tools they have at there disposal to perpetrate their hate.
And should the assault rifles be banned will the bad guys get in the line to turn in those weapons. I am thinking not. Of course there would be no black market for these weapons. I am guessing there would be. Of course the gangs would not sneak these weapons across the border. Of course they would. There has always been evil in the world. There will always be evil in the world.
You can't fix stupid
While there is no debate that gun deaths in Australia have dropped since the 1996 gun laws were enacted what is not mentioned is that according to the Australian Institute of Criminolgy
"The percentage of homicides committed with a firearm continued a declining trend which began in 1969. In 2003, fewer than 16% of homicides involved firearms. The figure was similar in 2002 and 2001, down from a high of 44% in 1968."
Ah, it's a gun free zone. I had better not enter that zone with my weapon, said no criminal ever.
Fred, you get what you deserve. You encouraged him.
Amen Rhys. The troll needs no encouragement.
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