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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Gun Ownership, Not Gun Control, Will Stop Terrorism

By Douglas V. Gibbs

As usual, the politicization of a tragedy is in high gear.  As law enforcement searches for any reason other than jihad as to why Muslims would shoot up a Christmas Party at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California, the politicians, led by President Barack Obama and Harry Reid are saying that the thing that can stop, or at least slow down, these kinds of terrible events, is stricter gun laws.

We are at war, and the way to win that war is not by disarming the good guys.

While the government is encouraging stricter gun laws, prior to the terrorism in San Bernardino, gun sales during the early Christmas Shopping Season is already breaking records.

The politicians are trying to emphasize that the guns used by the shooters in San Bernardino were purchased legally, and therefore stricter gun laws are supposed to be the answer to keeping it from happening again.  Terrorists could care less about laws.  If guns were impossible, or nearly impossible, to obtain legally, terrorists will still get there hands on them, and gladly use them against a populace they are assured are unarmed.  The strict gun laws in Britain, Paris, and Sydney did not stop the terrorist attacks there. . . but in all cases, had the public been armed, the death tolls would have been lower, and the attackers would have been gunned down long before the episode became a massacre.

If we want to stop terrorism in America, we should be encouraging gun ownership.  If we want peace, we need to relax gun laws, and make sure there is a gun behind every blade of grass.  Japan rejected invading the United States in World War II precisely because the populace is armed to the teeth.  More guns, and more ammunition, is the way to stop more terrorism in the United States.

The 2nd Amendment exists so that the people may stop tyranny, be it domestic, or foreign.  But we have to be armed to accomplish that.  Taking the guns away from Americans and then wondering why violence continues is like taking gasoline away from a vehicle, and then wondering why it won't operate as designed.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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