I had the Displeasure of watching CNN this morning, to see how they were covering the Florida Mass Shooting . . . and TRUE TO FORM, CNN distorted, misled, and used the Shooting as a Symbol to Press their Favorite Mantra . . . BAN THE GUNS!
SO LET ME MAKE THIS AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE . . .
There Is No CURE For Mental Illness. And no matter how much People want to Ban Guns, you CANNOT Ban Mental Disease . . . PERIOD – FULL STOP!
And if a Deranged Person wants to MURDER People . . . he or she will find a way, whether with a Vehicle, a Knife, a Baseball Bat – Right Down To Bare Fists.
As A Matter Of Fact . . . There Is A Full Buffet On How To Kill People.
I PERSONALLY KNOW MORE ABOUT GUNS THAN 99% OF THE GUN-HATERS:
So Let’s Get Honest . . .
1 – There is no such thing as an Assault Weapon, since a BB Gun could be used for the purpose of Assault – and so can a Knife.
2 – Automatic Weapons Are Already Banned Throughout America.
3 – It is Against the Law to Convert any Gun to Become an Automatic Weapon.
4 – An AR-15 is no More Lethal than a 22-Caliber “Squirrel” Gun.
5 – The Media should know what they’re Reporting . . . THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS AS CLIPS – The Device where the Bullets are Stored, and from where the Bullets are Fed to the Firing Mechanism, are called Magazines. Clips were used Generations ago, predominantly in the Military, to provide Already Loaded Bullets for Quick Insertion Into a Combat Rifle, and then Discarded when Empty. Today, everyone uses Magazines.
6 – Limiting the Size of MAGAZINES, meaning the Number of Bullets per Magazine is a Fool’s Errand, since Shooters like Anne & Myself, who are not Combatants, but Compete in Action Shooting, can Drop a Magazine and Insert a Replacement in Literally a Second or Two . . . And that’s on the Run.
7 – Bullet Size . . . the Bullet is the PROJECTILE, The “thing” that “Shoots” out of the Barrel, usually made of Lead, but can be made out of any Metal, which explodes away from the Cartridge, which is Either Left in the Gun, or Expelled when Shot from a Semi or Fully Automatic Firearm.
And to give you a Parallel . . . A 223, which is Fired through an AR-15, is really nothing much more than a 22 Fired at a much Higher Velocity.
8 – Semi-Automatic Guns Include . . . Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns. Fully Automatic Guns also Include Pistols & Rifles – But Primarily Rifles . . . AND ALL AUTOMATIC GUNS IN THE USA ARE ILLEGAL, which can only be Owned by Special Permit.
I Can’t Say This Too Much . . . AUTOMATIC Firearms Are Illegal to Sell!
So . . . When I heard the Anchor on CNN this Morning, speaking about the AR-15 as an Assault Weapon, that could easily be Modified to become Fully Automatic, or Partially Fully Automatic, what was he trying to Prove? What was his Point?
Anne & I Shoot between 200 & 300 Rounds Each . . . Every Week. And most of our Friends are also Shooters in Canada and the USA. So What Does That Make Us?
9 – As for Bullet Size & Lethality . . . a 223 or 556, which are the two Caliber Sizes Fired by AR-15’s, are no more Deadly than a 22 Caliber, since they both Kill. As a matter of Fact & Record, Israel’s Commando Hit-Men used 22-Caliber Bullets, when getting Close & Personal with an Enemy. And I’m sure they and other Military Hit-Men still do.
10 – Only The Barrel Of A Gun Is Lethal – The Rest Is Window Dressing.
WHO RELISHES IN MASS SHOOTINGS?
As Sick As This Is . . . The Gun-Haters LOVE-IT when there are Mass Shootings. And so does the Media, since hardly anything can Gin-Up Viewers, Listeners & Readers more than a Good Old Fashioned Slaughter, where and when every Indignant News Person can show his or her Absolute Concern and Revulsion as they Play & Preen for the Cameras, Listeners Or Readers.
And then comes the Army of Experts . . . Who Make Their Living Writing & Speaking about Mass Shootings. Otherwise – what else would they have to Peddle?
BUT WHERE’S THE MEDIA . . . when it comes to THOUSANDS OF DEATHS EVERY DAY, caused by Drugs & Drug Overdoses, Fatal Car Crashes because of Texting, and Beatings, Rapes, Terror & Murders in America by Vicious Gangs?
Where are the Stories and Outrages on Forced Prostitution Here in America? And what about the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Illegal Immigrants, who are brought into America through a Porous Border, who are Literally Forced into Slavery?
It seems to me . . . that the only time the Media Really gets INDIGNANT, is when their Pet Whipping Boy – Guns & Gun Control Become The Issue.
PS . . . If the Media is all so Concerned with Guns, Gun Violence, Misogyny, Rape, Beatings & Mayhem . . . Perhaps the Media should RAIL AGAINST UBER LIBERAL Producers, Directors & Actors . . . so they should STOP MAKING BILLIONS of Dollars Peddling Unlimited Violence on the Big & Small Screens.
And maybe the LEFT should Rethink the Sickness Behind their Produced Video Games, which are Nothing More Than CARNAGE ON STEROIDS.
There is no question . . . The Florida High School Shooting is Terrible, but these Shootings happen just now and then, while the Preceding are EPIDEMIC.
How many YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DYING EVERYDAY, because their Not-Yet Developed Brains are being Fed Poison & Hatred by their Teachers who no longer Espouse Real Values, Single Parent Families where the Mother is too often a Kid Herself, the Crap on TV, in the Theaters, on Video Games, and on the Internet?
And what about all these Sick & Racist Hate Movements, which are Promoted by the LEFT & Media, such as Black Lives Matter & ANTIFA . . . and where our Children and Young Adults are Brainwashed Daily in their High Schools & Universities, into Hating their own Country, the History of their own Country, their Police & the MAKERS who make a Good Life Possible?
AND WHEN ARE THE MEDIA . . . Going to begin to Attack the Universities where FREE SPEECH IS A CRIME?
AND LET ME GO BACK TO THE ROOT CAUSE . . . MENTAL ILLNESS!
When I Hear, Watch & Read the CRAP that Spews Forth from the Mouths of so many in the Media, Academia & the Liberal Parties (Democrats) – I Immediately think of Mental Disease, because “NORMAL” People wouldn’t set these LEFTIST Standards as the Yardsticks by which to Grow & Sustain a Decent Nation.
Only Lunatics Would Do This.
AND IF MENTAL ILLNESS . . . should be a Red Flag to keep Sick-Minded People from Owning any kind of a Weapon, which it should . . . I wouldn’t even suggest, that most on the LEFT should even be able to Drive, or Butter their Toast with anything more than a Plastic Knife, since by their own Standards . . . THEY’RE NUTS.
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Keep telling it like it is Howard. Make no mistake about it, Rudy Giuliani was right on target. President Obama has done way to much on his own without the United Satates people’s authorization. He is a traitor to our country and needs to be stopped. We as a people should not tolerate his behavior as a dictator. Hitler started the same way and we will reap what he is sowing.
howard, I love your blog, and have actually contributed to the cause a couple of times. on the subject of fully automatic weapons.. people can purchase them in the us ,if they were made prior to may of 1986,.. they must pay a $200 tax to the atf and pass a rigorous background check
..you are probably aware of some or all of the details but its not illegal to own one IF the person has gone through the steps and is purchasing through a class 3 federal firearm license holder
As always Howard, you hit the nail on the head!!! I am forwarding your blog to family and friends..
I felt that President Trump (not Mr. Trump as many call him, very disrespectful) gave a very good and compassionate comments this morning.. of course, the news media tried to knock him for not bringing up Gun Control!! Disgusting
I cannot help but wonder if this “kid” was taking any sort of anti-depressant, or some other mood altering drugs?
The left has normalized hate so that mentally unstable persons think hatred is ok, and carry out their fantasies. At 80 years old I remember a time when hate was not acceptable by society. The democrat party is one of HATE.
There are at least 300 million guns in the hands of private citizens. Banning guns at this time is pointless. Canada has pretty strict gun laws yet there are no shortage of guns on the street
There are gun laws in countries like France, yet criminals have no problem in obtaining the firepower that they want. Gun laws serve only to hurt and diminish the law-abiding, while they empower the criminals. As for the impact of guns alone? Just ask Israelis if knives and automobiles aren’t an even larger problem for them to deal with when it comes to innocent citizens being murdered and maimed out on their public streets.
In NYC say you have an extensive handgun collection, and you go out to get a paper and are killer going across the street!
The ramifications are that your wife, and kids could be sent to jail for 7 years, and the collection gone and probably ? supposedly destroyed. This is even IF you do not go to prison!
If the weapons ? distroyed how come they have been seen police officers homes!
There are still plenty of weapons in NYC I spite of strict laws!
Youths today are being left behind in droves by parents, gov’ts and school systems that ignore, sacrifice, mistreat, mislead, baby and somehow cannot get their act together when it comes to raising them. Treatment of children today, in their so-called best interests, is far worse and harmful than it ever was. And as a result children are either not growing up or growing up seriously hampered or stunted. This is an epidemic our society and media have no backbone to acknowledge or tackle.
If the teachers and school knew this kids was such a threat…. why didn’t they let the authorities know?
Was it because of liberal ideologies? Be nice to Dangerous people and they will be nice back???
Remember Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The School HID his criminal activities from the Police to help Keep the Black Crime
Statistics lower. Seriously! I was there right after and these local reports were coming out. The liberals
failed this kid too by not getting tough on him when it mattered.
The US military trained their soldiers from a lethal firing rate of 10% during the Korean War to 90+% during the Viet Nam War all using the same incentive tactics for our youth that is promoted on Television and the Hollywood screen for nothing else but profit. This comes out of a training manual of the American infantry. Is there a brain out there in leftist land????
What is ridiculous to me is that if the government tried to call in all the full auto weapons brought back from wars, guns inherited from family, etc and guns bought from friends and pawn shops long ago, etc. it will be a totally impossible task!!! Its sad but like in the Old West we need to be prepared to defend ourselves and not rely on Uncle Sugar to protect us.
“Passing a law” will make everything right again. Like the law about it being illegal to go into a gun-free zone with a gun. Or how about the law that makes illegal drugs illegal to use? How did that one work out? How about the law that individuals must pass a government check to get a gun? Apparently the last notable mass shooters passed right on through. I know! Let’s just ban all guns! …from you and me. Crooks? Well, gee – they are crooks because they don’t obey laws! Brilliant!
SORRY TO SAY HOWARD,BUT YOUR RIGHT ON FACTS ARE FALLING ON DEAF EARS OF THE MORONS THAT COULD CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT IS THE TRUTH. ALL THEY WANT IS FOR ALL OF US WHO ARE LEGAL PERMIT GUN CARRYING SHOOTERS, IS TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS TO OWN AND POSSESS FIREARMS,NOTHING ELSE MATTERS TO THEM. THE MINDS OF THESE LEFT WING LIBERALS ,ARE SO DISTORTED THAT THEY CANNOT THINK STRAIGHT. I AM SURE THE MEDIA IS WELL AWARE OF YOUR INFORMATION ,BUT REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACTS . SHAME ON THEM THE HYPOCRITS
As you & everyone else who pays attention has ascertained, the only people who are anti-gun are those who have no knowledge or experience with guns. Fear of that they know nothing about. BUT, even with that, as John Marshall of Phoenix indicated, crooks are crooks because they don’t obey laws. Gun laws apply to and will be followed only by law-abiding citizens. GUNS DON’T KILL, PEOPLE KILL; when will they get that in their heads?
Again, you are spot on! IF ONLY, the media would get their FACTS in order. We are the ONLY nation with school shootings. Perhaps THAT needs to be LOOKED at. If you SEE something Say and Tell the authorities. How’s that working for us? We have a bucket with too many leaks. No FOLLOW THRU. Only talk. MYPOV.
Here we go again. crews the shooter will have a trial and the shrinks will say he is crazy . He will spend the rest of his life
at tax payers expense looked up. The Answer to all these mass murderers is shoot them on thew spot ens of problem.
crews has all the indication o9f a sick mind and the warning signs.but nothing was done, There is another question where
did he get the weapons.?
I, too, wonder… are these shooters on prescription drugs for depression, anxiety and other mental issues? I do think it is a common thread. Where is the information on this?!!!
Right on Howard. You are echoing what I have been preaching for several years. Every word is cogently presented.
My good friend’s grandchildren were in the school at the time of the massacre. They came out unharmed. If a good guy with a gun was around at the time of the shooting, maybe the victims would have been fewer. Survivors are traumatized. Victims’ families are shattered. I am a gun owner and a 2A “true believer” who carries a concealed weapon all the time. That said, I do NOT believe an 18 year old who’s prohibited from buying beer should be able to buy an AR15 and high powered ammo.
If you have to be 18 to buy beer why not 21 to buy a gun or ammo? It won’t solve all the problems but it would be a start…
I recently returned home from a cruise to Hawaii. I was not surprised to meet many of your fellow Canadians on this cruise. I actually had several opportunities to visit with many of them…I now understand what your up against in your own country. I suggested your column to one person and was told that if I liked it she doubted that she would…her answer to our illegal problem was, THEY need your help. I suggested we could usher them right on up to the Canadian border and she could help!!
blame every body bUt the mom and dad. they and they alone let this punk to have his way with all these guns,,WHAT THE HELL COULD TRUMP DO.START WITH THE PARENTS. just like that mother screaming to trump to do something. ITS NOT HIS FAULT. SO SUE THE PARENTS.PS I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
If all the states would bring back capital punishment and execute these idiots very swiftly, (like within two weeks), I’m sure you see a dramatic drop in these type crimes.
We are NOW realizing the EFFECTS of the “Crap on TV, in the Theaters, the Video Games, and the Internet”? VALUES are no longer RECOGNIZED.The difference between RIGHT and WRONG is not TAUGHT enough!KIDS are NOT REPRIMANDED for their NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS as they should be.PARENTS want to be “FRIENDS” with THEM and CAN’T say “NO” when REQUIRED. Instead they TREAT them like LITTLE SNOWFLAKES!COMMUNICATION between PARENTS & KIDS is LACKING due to our MODERN TECHNOLOGY! THEY ALL NEED OUR PRAYERS! AMEN!
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