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Story ID:10553
Written by:Frederick William Wickert (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Washington D.C. USA
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By Fred Wickert

The left wing in this country, and all over the world for that matter, wants to take guns away from the people or to prevent them from ever having them in the first place. There is a very good reason for this. Karl Marx had it in his writings and in more modern times, the format Obama follows, the writings of Sol Alinsky required it. They accurately pointed out that no country can be taken over unless you disarm the population. In other words, the people cannot fight tyranny without weapons. It is that simple.

Oh yes, all the rhetoric sounds so noble. They will have you believe they are only doing it for the good of the people, and especially the children. Who can say no to what is better for the children? They will say those things and they will push those things but the real truth is something quite different. It is a quest for power. No more and no less. That is the truth of it.

The United States of America could never have come in to being without guns. There could not have been any victory in the Revolution, nor could there have ever been a Revolution had the people not possessed guns. The founding fathers understood all of that. They made sure to make it a part of the Constitution, the second amendment in the Bill of Rights, that we had the right to bear arms. The right to have guns.

Many talk about hunting because our early pioneers did indeed use their rifles and shot guns to kill wild animals and birds to put food on their tables. They will point out that we no longer need to do that. We also no longer have need for guns to defend against Indian attack on our homesteads or against cattle rustlers and horse thieves. A study of history will show you very quickly that is not what the second amendment is all about. It is all about defending ourselves against tyranny. It is to defend ourselves against our own government when they get out of control.

Many, who don't know what they are talking about, will declare we need to take the guns away so there will be fewer people getting murdered. They will say we need to get the guns off the streets. That will solve everything. They could not be any more wrong. It has been proven time and time again. In every case where a country takes guns away from its citizens, the crime rate and the murder rate in particular, goes way up.

When that happens do they fix it? Do they give the guns back to the citizens? Never. The politicians will never admit that they were wrong. On the other hand, there have been places that have made it mandatory for everyone over 18 to have a gun and to be trained in how to use it safely. In those jurisdictions the crime rate has dropped to near zero.

Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country. Where is the place in the United States with the most murders? You guessed it. In Chicago.

Those who adamantly want to take away your guns use every tragedy like the one in Charleston, South Carolina, or that school in Connecticut a few years ago, as the reason why everybody's guns should be taken away. After the school shooting in Connecticut, a frenzy of anti gun laws were introduced and many of them passed. In every case, the tragedy that happened would not have been prevented.

One major thing they never think of is that the only people who will abide by those laws are law abiding citizens. Those who are criminals are going to ignore them and /or use them to their advantage. When the cooler heads look at it, they should ask the question, if you were a criminal who preyed on other people, who will you choose for your victim? Will you choose as your victim the person you are reasonably sure does not have a gun? Or will you choose as your victim a person who probably has a gun and knows how to use it? Any criminal with brains is going to choose the victim without a gun.

In all of these cases, the gun did not commit the crime. It was merely used as a tool for the crime. No gun ever went out and deliberately killed anyone. Guns do not kill people. People kill people.

If you have been paying attention to the news for the last couple of years you will know that people have been killed by men using a knife to behead their victims. Others have been stabbed to death. Quite a few have been deliberately run down with a car. Some have been murdered with a hammer. One guy was attacking police officers with a hatchet and some use a machete. The men who took over the air liners they crashed in to the World Trade Center used box cutters.

So, what shall we do? Shall we ban cars? Hammers?, knives, hatchets and so on? That will be a rather foolish thing to do won't it? A man the other day was shot and killed by a police officer because the cop was being attacked with a flag pole. He ripped the flag from a building and tried to use the pole as a weapon against the cop. So what shall we do? Shall we ban all flag poles?

President Obama and some in the media were on TV calling for gun control before the bodies were even cold in that church slaughter in Charleston. Here is another chance to take away everybody's guns. They get in a near frenzy over it.

I have several guns in my possession. I began learning to shoot when I was eight years old and I was learning gun safety along with it. I grew up in a house with guns. I have always had guns of my own. I carried a gun and sometimes more than one, every day for twenty five years of my life. I served twenty years in the military as a policeman and I served five more years in civilian police after that.

If you listen to people like President Obama, you should believe I am a menace to society and that I spend half my time going around shooting people. Guess what? In all those years, and I am 81 years old now, I have never shot anybody. In the military in war time I might have shot someone without knowing it but that was what I was supposed to be doing at the time. The people I was shooting at were also shooting at me.

There is no sane explanation why President Obama should take away my guns because some lunatic went in a church in South Carolina and shot nine people. It will not in any way prevent another one of those shootings from happening.

President Obama has an agenda. He wants to take away everybody's guns because Sol Alinsky's book says he has to in order to seize power. When he first ran for office he said he wanted to fundamentally change the United States and he meant it. Taking away our guns is part of it. He has been stripping us of our freedoms as fast as he knows how. When he gets our guns we will never enjoy freedom of any kind again.

Don't fall in to that trap. They will make it sound like the right thing to do, but it will be the wrong thing to do. Don't let them do it. The truth is that the country will have less crime and less murder if everybody starts carying a gun. Don't fall for it! Don't support it. Fight against it. If not, prepare to lose your freedom and our Constitution, because they will take that away as soon as they have your guns.

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