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Posts Tagged ‘Violence and Gun Control’

Violence and Social Strife-6-D

17 Jun

While liberals continue to claim conservatives are trying to overthrow the government, they are the ones who continue to exhibit violence against those trying to preserve American values.  While the media splashes school violence all over the media, they are only isolated incidences, yet there is a systematic and deliberate attempt to threaten and intimidate conservatives which is not even mentioned by the media. There have been 41 reported vandalisms and fire bombings of church and pro-life centers in the last 40 days. Some involved shootings where several people were injured or killed. If those had been attacks against abortion centers, or even schools, it would be all over the media. In addition, conservative Supreme Court justices have been threatened and their families have been threatened, to get them to change their vote and not overturn Roe vs Wade. That doesn’t sound like trying to preserve democracy. The only mention of it is accusations that conservative groups are behind it. Why would conservative groups want to threaten justices that support the overturning of Roe vs Wade?  That doesn’t make sense to any thinking person. Of course, they don’t believe that people should decide for themselves. They feel that most people are incapable of deciding what is best for themselves, so they feel they should make the decisions for you for your own good. That is why President Biden makes executive orders to support things opposed by most Americans, when he feels Congress can’t get things passed soon enough, just as President Obama did. That is also why liberals pass all kinds of laws that the majority of Americans oppose. If you oppose them, they feel justified in threatening and intimidating you into submitting, whether by using the courts and Congressional committees to harass you with frivolous lawsuits or terrorizing you through vandalism and violent attacks. It is time to elect people who will listen to the American people and govern accordingly and will appoint judges that will rule justly to punish the guilty and not the innocent.

 

Gun Control-Violence-4-R

06 Jun

Liberal politicians and the media express surprise and concern about the recent outbreak of mass shootings but ignore the fact that pro-abortion advocates are rioting and threatening Supreme Court justices and demanding to keep the right to kill babies that are unwanted or inconvenient. Several States are passing laws allowing the killing of babies as much as 28 days after they are born in open violation of the Constitution. The Supreme Court said it couldn’t determine when life began and so the babies in the womb could not be protected by the courts, but these babies are already born and breathing. There is no doubt they are alive. The message is clear, you have the right to attack and kill those that get in your way or prevent you from being happy. Add to that the fact that the media covers it, and you have an ideal situation for someone who has something against someone and feels no one is listening. The pro-abortion advocates give the gunmen the rational for what they are doing and permission to do it. The media gives them the publicity they crave. The gun is just a means to an end, the way to accomplish the goal. The senseless lawsuits against gun manufacturers for making the guns puts car makers, brewers of alcohol, manufacturers of hammers and knives, and all kinds of innocent people at risk of being sued for something they are powerless to control. Once they make something, it is out of their hands. It can be used for good or for evil. The lawsuits are no more than publicity stunts to reach into the deep pockets of gun manufacturers to get rich over someone else’s misery. The only thing it will do is shut down American gun manufacturers and enrich foreign gun manufacturers and gun smugglers.

 

Violence and Gun Control-4-Q

28 May

People wring their hands and wonder what to do. The politicians and media come up with the obvious. Background checks-Practically all these mass shooters either obtained the guns illegally or had no record that would have stopped the sale, even with a background check. Take away everyone’s guns-The only guns you get are the ones of innocent people trying to protect themselves. Once they are disarmed, the criminals have a field day. Crime and violence escalate quickly. Most mass shootings take place in places where guns aren’t allowed. The shooters know that when they pick their targets. They don’t want to be interrupted by people with guns.  The guy in Texas wasn’t wearing a bullet-proof vest because he wanted to make a fashion statement. Once they are over, the investigations usually reveal a long trail so obvious a blind man could have followed it. The guy in Texas was a typical shooter. He was a loner, who felt no one cared. He was often bullied, then constantly in trouble, then labeled a trouble-maker, then spread his anger all over the social media, but at each stage, nobody listened. What would it take to get their attention? He bragged about doing something big, displayed his guns for all to see, but nobody listened. He shot his grandmother and broadcast that, but nobody listened. There is only one thing left. The more people he killed, the more people would pay attention, and they did.  By then it was too late. Why did he have to go that far before someone listened? In the beginning, all that was needed was for someone to show him they cared. One person or a small group could have stopped it at any point if they had only listened. The farther it goes, the harder it is to stop.

 

Violence and Gun control-4-P

25 May

While I don’t encourage people to carry guns, I don’t believe that limiting gun ownership will solve the problem. The shooter at Columbine High School had a variety of bombs in the school that he was going to set off after he shot a lot of people. Fortunately, he was stopped before he could set them off. Outlawing guns would not have stopped him. If he could not have gotten the guns, he probably would have still tried to set off the bombs. We need to stop the people that are going to do these things. The media played up the fact that this was totally unexpected, and no one knew about it until it happened. However, the shooter had broadcast that he was going to do something like that for almost two years, but no one paid any attention to him. On his way to school that day, he told a friend he met to turn around and go home because he should not go to school that day. Most school shooters have left a long trail of warnings which no one paid any attention to. A lot of incidents you have never heard about, have not happened because someone stopped to listen. In fact, the shooters are usually loners who were bullied or ignored and feel this is their way to get noticed. We need to reach these people before they reach the point of violence.

 

Violence and gun control-4-O

25 May

While the media continues to call for increased gun control, they ignore their own responsibility. After the shooting at Columbine High School hit the news, there were a number of similar school shootings that also drew extensive news coverage. In fact, the coverage probably encouraged the others by showing them that they could become famous by killing people. To someone who feels that no one will listen to him, it sounds like a good way to get people to remember them. However coverage of a particularly tragic school shooting ended abruptly. The media first broke the news that there had been a shooting and then abruptly cut off news coverage, without giving any details, when they apparently realized the repercussions from such coverage. Unlike the other events, only one person died but the shooter’s age made it particularly scary. I took note of it because the shooting took place at an elementary school on the school campus where I had gone to Jr. High school years before. I received the details from friends who still live there. A six-year old boy walked into his first grade class, pulled out a gun, and shot and killed a first grade girl, in front of his whole class. He had picked up the loaded gun that was laying around at home before he left for school. Most likely, he was influenced by the coverage of the school shootings which told him that the way to solve your problems is with a gun. We need to stop glorifying these people in public. When the publicity stops, they will need to seek other ways to get attention. Hopefully, ones that are less destructive.

 

Violence and gun control-4-N

25 May

After the tragic shooting in Texas, liberal politicians are again calling for gun control. Guns have never forced anyone to shoot someone. The problem is not guns. When I was young, there were just as many guns around but very few shootings and no mass shootings like we see today. People respected life and the rule of law. Since than we have seen a dramatic shift in our country. Liberals say it is alright to kill a baby if it will interfere with your happiness and their followers should attack conservatives because they interfere with the liberal politicians getting what they want. Liberal politicians have weaponized the judicial system to persecute their opponents and protect themselves with little concern for justice. They have continually accused former President Trump and other conservatives of various crimes but in spite of intensive investigation, have been unable to show any proof of guilt, yet there is clear evidence that Hillary Clinton committed numerous crimes and has never been prosecuted. They continually attacked former President Trump for one hour of missing tapes on January 6, but said nothing when the tape was found. Yet Hillary Clinton used her own computer as Secretary of State to avoid public scrutiny and when Donald Trump won the presidency, she destroyed the computer and all phones and I-pads, wiping their hard drives clean and even smashing them with a hammer to destroy the evidence, but the liberal media never reported it. When a man exposed the fact that Planned Parenthood was illegally harvesting and selling baby parts, the courts went after the man for exposing the crime and awarded Planned Parenthood millions of dollars in restitution for bad publicity resulting from exposure of their criminal activity. They are still trying to collect the money in spite of the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has already overturned his conviction twice. Such disregard for human life and the rule of law has infiltrated our society and led to increased killings and open disregard for the law. Yet liberal politicians refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.  Christians need to stand up in support of the value of life and the rule of law.

 

Sanctity of Life-A-4-T

08 May

While the focus is on abortion, the debate is really on whether or not you value life. They say that conservatives are the cause of all the violence today. They refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. People who love life may hate to see children killed but they will not kill someone because of it. Someone who doesn’t love life but sees abortion as a threat that has resulted in the death of their unborn child or might result in the death of their unborn child will consider killing someone to stop it. However, once you say it is alright to kill an unborn child because it is a hindrance or a burden to you, it opens the door to each person defining who it is that hinders them or is a burden to them. We are seeing this play out all over the world. Those who promote abortion have now expanded their definition to include children after birth. Several States have passed laws allowing killing a baby up to 28 days after birth. Some European countries are extending the definition to children up to six years old and others up to twelve years old. Some are pushing for killing those who are critically sick, severely injured, elderly, and even merely depressed. However, it also has a broad effect outside official circles. Once you say that people can end the life of someone who hinders them or is a burden, you open to average people who are cut off on the highway, gang members who see rival gangs as a threat, couples who are at odds with their spouse, or even parents who are frustrated by the actions of their children. The increase in violence in the streets, mass killings, suicides, and a lot more violence today, like spouse and child abuse, stem from the loss of the value for life that has developed as a result of Roe vs Wade.

 

Violence-4-M

28 May

While liberal politicians and the media blame conservatives for the increased violence, they continue to spew hate speech fueling anger that leads to violence. They called on their followers to drive President Trump’s followers out of restaurants and businesses and accused him of all kinds of crimes with no proof. They conducted all kinds of investigations but could not find evidence of wrongdoing, solely to discredit him. While he is not perfect, he at least tried to help the American people. Liberals accuse the police of brutality and call for defunding the police. As a result, cities are reducing their police force and pulling them out of predominantly Black areas, which hurts Blacks, it doesn’t help them. In addition, it causes distrust of police, so citizens no longer cooperate with police to help them catch criminals. As police forces are reduced and people no longer support the police, it enables criminals to commit more crimes, without fear of being caught. While there are police that exceed their authority, they are a small minority. People need to work with government to get fair and impartial laws and work with police to help them catch and prosecute criminals to reduce crime.

 

Violence-4-K

28 May

Gun opponents continue to rail against gun ownership after each mass shooting but few noted that gun violence is far less in areas with reduced restrictions on gun ownership. As more people own guns, criminals are more cautious about confronting people who might be armed. By contrast, the rate of gun violence is far higher in areas with increased restrictions where fewer people own guns, and criminals feel safer confronting people. In addition, rates of violence using knives and now acid are rising as criminals turn to other means when guns aren’t available. Great Britain first restricted carrying knives and now they are seeking to ban carrying corrosive acid in public. Taking guns away from innocent people will not solve the problem since criminals will still have guns. People are easy prey when they cannot defend themselves. You have to understand the real cause of a problem before you can solve it.

 

Violence & Gun Control-4-C

20 May

Up until President Obama, America has generally been a strong ally of Israel. President Obama however, openly supported the Palestinians, and they knew we would not defend Israel, so they openly attacked Israel. On the other hand, Israel had relative, though not total peace, during President Trump’s term because he made it clear that to attack Israel would invite us to defend them, so the Palestinians were afraid to attack Israel openly. President Biden now says he supports Israel (though he has openly condemned Israel in the past) but he continues to send money (our tax dollars) to support the terrorists and he has assured the Palestinians that he will not defend Israel if they are attacked. As a result, the Palestinians have been more open in attacking Israel. Israel is our only secure friend in the Middle East and has a fantastic intelligence network that we need to control the spread of terrorism. However, Israel is not only a strategic ally, it is also our spiritual parent. Christianity rose out of Judaism and it shares our love of God, though many Jews have not yet recognized Jesus as Lord. God promised Abraham that He would bless those that blessed Abraham and curse those that cursed him. As a result, we dare not abandon the children of Abraham.