By J.J. Jackson
Liberals think guns are the reason why we have mass murder in our schools (Newtown, Connecticut) and movie theaters (Aurora, Colorado). And now they are pushing hard to see how much of our second amendment rights they can strip away from us while Low Info Voters (as Rush Limbaugh calls them) are in a panic over when another group of innocent kids will be targeted.
But the facts continue to be, as much as liberals guffaw over it, that it is not guns that kill people, but other people. These "other" people are either criminals by choice with a long history of violent crimes, but who cannot be kept in prison because liberals don’t think locking people up is a good idea, or mentally unstable individuals that, again, liberals refuse to let our society help because they think it is politically impolite to label people as not being in full control of their faculties.
Look, I own several guns. I have a Mossberg 500 shotgun (with breacher barrel), a Saiga .308 (with high capacity magazine), and two .40 caliber handguns. You know how many people have been murdered by those guns? The answer is none. Yes, contrary to popular liberal belief, the guns I own don’t murder anyone. They haven’t murdered anyone because I am a responsible, mentally stable, law abiding citizen.
And, just to further test liberal theory that it really is guns that kill people, recently I took out all the guns, laid them on my dresser with clips and ammo. I then went to sleep. In the morning, I woke up and the ammo did not mysteriously jump into the clips, the clips did not mysteriously pop themselves into the guns, and the guns did not cock themselves and fire at me in the middle of the night. I think that this test proves, rather conclusively, that without the hand of someone that wants to use the gun to commit a crime actually loading and firing the weapon, nothing bad will happen.
I also think that there is a common thread clearly able to be seen here. These sorts of criminals and nutjobs who like to commit mass murder are picking places that liberals have deemed, arbitrarily of course, to be safe. You know, like Gun Free School Zones? Yeah, ask the parents of those dead children in Newtown, Connecticut how that worked out for them.
You know, it’s funny. For as much as liberals want to blame guns for violence and murders, and work oh so diligently to pry them from the hands of American citizens, you know where you never hear of mass shootings and murders? I’ll tell you where: NRA meetings, gun shows, and Tea Party rallies. Funny, huh? Because at each and every one of those events, I guarantee you, people are packing. And, if they aren’t packing, there are guns nearby and ready to be used in self-defense. Gee, I wonder why there aren’t mass murders galore at these sorts of events if guns really are the problem?
Of course, we all know the answer. Even liberals, as dim as they are, know the answer too. But they won’t admit it. The reason is, as the old saying goes, guns don’t kill people. But crazy ass liberals who think that they are entitled to other people’s stuff sure do. And sometimes they even use guns. So the answer, as always, is to simply keep liberals (those people who want to take other people’s stuff or even life) from having guns.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts The Right Things. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at Liberty Reborn