Posts Tagged ‘gun control’

Prayers Don’t Work?!

November 9, 2017

Well, some people have opinions, and others have facts.

After the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, some media celebrities decided to proclaim their foolishness, rather than keep their silence and let people doubt it.

DOUBLE-BLIND STUDIES ON INTERCESSORY PRAYER

Many double-blind studies have shown that intercessory prayer DOES work. The one recent study, just one, that got some publicity, claimed that the results were not conclusive. Even so, they admit that there were even negative results.

There was no mention in those reports about the several studies that did show that it does work.

I propose, though, that it is very hard to get a good handle on this phenomenon statistically. My first question for any such study is to ask whether they accounted for the praying people’s faith or lack of it, and how did they measure that? Barna Research has some good guidelines on such matters, because their people are committed Christians and regard it as a ministry to help other ministries and pastorates allocate resources wisely.

A lot of unbelievers reproached the calls for prayers for the survivors and families of the people killed in the massacre. A few more claimed they wanted more action to prevent such incidents, by which they really meant they wanted to make it more difficult for people like Stephen Willeford to acquire effective arms. Willeford was the neighbor who stopped the killing when he exchanged gunfire with the killer outside the church. The killer fled after that exchange, and ended up rolling off the road into a ditch about 12 miles up the road.

By the way, the Good Samaritan neighbor, Willeford, had the same type of weapon the killer had used, an AR-15. He said he would have a lesser chance of aiming properly with a lesser weapon like a pistol.

If you want to do more, you might do like some bigger churches do, who have good guys with guns ready to protect the flock in case of some wolf wanting to do damage.

Smaller churches, like the one in Sutherland Springs, often have members who do have firearms and can legally carry them. There have been previous incidents in which a killer was stopped by someone with a gun inside the church. One of them involved a terrorist attack against a mixed-race church in South Africa during Apartheid days, where one guy in the Security forces was packing and chased off all five, who had not expected anyone to shoot back.

For those who think it was all over before the hero got there, keep in mind that the killer had more weapons and lots of ammunition in his vehicle. There was another church two miles up the same road he fled on. If not chased, he might have otherwise to continue the spree.

Another relevant fact. This guy had made two posts on Facebook where he had good things to say about the violent nihilist (“neo-Brownshirt”) Antifa. He had illegally bought the guns because he was a convicted wife-beater and baby-basher (cracking his stepchild’s skull) which got him expelled from the Air Force.

The government is just too big and too slow to react quick enough or properly so with people like this guy, especially surrounded by a government-compliant media complex that soaks its audience with faint praise for street marauders as in antifa.

As the slogan goes: Remember, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

 

Self-defense and possession of the tools thereof is a natural right of every individual

November 9, 2013

Self-defense is a natural right of every individual, and the right of a father and mother to protect their children. This is the basis for the right to bear arms, as having the means with which to defend yourself comes with the right to bear any weapon you need to defend yourself. The Bill of Rights is merely a list of explicit declaration of that right. THIS is the number One basis for the natural RIGHT to bear arms. SELF-DEFENSE means the right to defend yourself against BOTH other individuals (criminals) and other groups of criminals (governments, including your own).

The argument that the Second Amendment was to protect the right of governments to bear arms is a ridiculous argument. Consider it for a moment. Without the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution already says Congress even has the power to raise whole armies and to support them. So they needed an amendment to say the governments had the right to have an army? Are you kidding?

If the ACLU applied the same reasoning to the other first nine amendments, they would not bother, like they said about the Second.

If you apply the same reasoning to the First Amendment that Infringers of the Second say about gun control, they would say that only people with a government issued permit should be allowed to say anything (free speech), all religions would be illegal except for government-approved ones (an old Soviet law, that), and that only government-approved people, and that you could only use the Fifth to avoid incriminating yourself if you were a high government official.

–Trutherator

 

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See what was really transpiring inside doomed compound

May 28, 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/see-what-was-really-transpiring-inside-doomed-compound/?goback=%2Egde_4251613_member_239968885%2Egmr_4251613%2Egde_4251613_member_243725856

You see, it is governments like the United States government, that are the biggest small and big arms dealers in the world. The United Nations small-arms treaty would want to create an arms dealing cartel made up of the most ruthless arms dealers in the world, its member governments.

 

Answers to a Small Arms Treaty Supporter: Don’t Leave People Defenseless

May 21, 2013
English: DONSKOI MONASTERY, MOSCOW. Alexander ...

English: DONSKOI MONASTERY, MOSCOW. Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s funeral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On another forum, there’s a guy who says he’s a veteran, who is arguing in favor of gun control.  (I take such claims at face value absent contrary evidence). This page is for putting up my answers to his comments:

“My personal experience in war situations is that casual arming or civilians can only make the situation worse. They prove no match for trained soldier and it only leads to more humanitarian consequences. That was surely the case in Bosnia, a situation I am familiar with.”

That decision should be left to the Bosnians. Heavy-handed unarmed peacekeeping by the UN and heavily armed (tanks, missiles, you name it) intervention by the US, none of it has succeeded anywhere, at least in recent decades. Honoring the Bosnian demands to be allowed to defend themselves (did the UN/NATO alliance also deny them training in their use?), could it have turned out any worse than the mass “ethnic cleansing” that supposedly happened?

At least the Biafrans were able to punish the other Nigerian tribes severely for their efforts. Hitler’s Brownshirts and Stormtroopers had little to fear from return fire.

“More important is prompt international peace keeping intervention, which the Americans are often not good at. Outside the US you will get few supporters for you approach to this problem.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn is one very important voice from “outside the US” who is a strong advocate of this approach. WW2 Holocaust survivors have also lamented their lack of having any way to defend themselves. Armenian survivors of the genocide of circa 1905 point out they gave up their arms only to wish they had not.

One of the reasons that guns are such a strong tradition in the United States was the reaction to the Great British Gun Grab that had its climax in “The Shot Heard Around the World” at Lexington, where the Brits had come on orders of the government to confiscate the colonists’ weapons.

Control by occupying governments afraid of their victims is nothing new. When the Philistines oppressed the Hebrews, during the time they had no standing army at all (or government), they banned swords and swordsmiths altogether for their subjects. Time after time, a “judge” would come along that would organize an army and they would start making weapons to throw off the oppressing government. Civilian farmers all. In Gideon’s case led by a farmer, and in the case of Deborah, led by a woman of faith.

“At this time the UN and others are looking at way of reducing the presence of arms, especially in Africa, as a way of reducing violence.”

The worst thing that can happen to world, since the UN is only going to favor existing governments, which around the world are more oppressive every day. So dictators around the world of course are going along with this. We should feel safer for this? The only nations against it are the ones that the UN has already declared rogue.

Not that they are any fair judge of anything. In 2009 the entire UN unanimously voted to condemn Honduras for its constitutional and legal removal of a rogue president who became a dictator in office, and threatened to make himself president-for-life under cover of fraud. None of that mattered to the rogue dictator-friendly United Nations.

God save us from the United Nations, they are one of the biggest supervisors of violence on the planet. Their intervention and ban on arms shipments to Bosnia while arms poured in to the Serbs from the Russians only prolongued the war.

And now we have the United Nations declaring that Syria should give up the nation to al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood (mother of Hamas) and their allies? You know the guys who are yelling “Die Christian dog!” as they kill members of one of the oldest Christian communities in the world? The ones who were documented by a European journalist as using chemical weapons themselves?

Senator McCain and the United Nations are sounding the same war drums here. Look again. What is wrong with that picture.

“I am afraid the American happiness is a warm gun attitude will win few friends in Europe or Australasia. To suggest the ownership would have countered the growth of fascism is frankly absurd.”

Fair-weather friends who have disarmed their own people are no friends to anybody. Crime is up in England and Australia, who are bragging about their carefully filtered statistics while hiding the relevant ones under a desk somewhere.

Honduras recently has been one of the most violent countries in the world, having a big gang problem that started mostly as a deported export of Los Angeles Salvadoran and Honduran gangs. My wife is from Honduras. These gangs don’t need no stinkin’ permits, they make bazooka-style weapons from common materials found in the home. They steal weapons to get them.

When there is a ban on anything, there will be somebody eager to profit off the extra illegality markups.

Heck, the proof that governments are the most dangerous are right here in our own borders. Our own government ran protection for at least one large shipment of thousands of big bad guns sold to the most violent gang in the Americas across the border!

And that same government has punished the whistleblowers and promoted the criminals who did it! Meaning, somebody higher up than the guys that ran the regional office wanted it to happen.

And I’m supposed to feel safe with my neighbors giving up their right to self-defense, so we can expect protection from that same government?

No sir, bad guys having guns is bad. Banning good guys from having them is much worse.

As a footnote, anecdotes sometimes illustrate the principle. My wife saved her own son from a kidnapping by using her own concealed self-protection that she pulled out of her purse to stop it. God help anybody who tells her she should have had that equalizer with her. She is of short stature but what she had made it a more level playing field.

She was also a passenger once on a tour bus that was stopped on the road in Nicaragua where a gang intended to rob everything from everyone. One guy pulled out his self-protection and began making noise with it. The robbers had guys in the bushes. Everybody else started pulling out their own and shooting back. The bus driver just flew on ahead down the road.

Nothing panics a robber like somebody who is able to defend himself against them.

It’s outrageous and insulting to tell people that they have no right to defend themselves equally with an attacker.

But let’s understand the most important principle. Guns have provided a means of self-defense to many people in history, also. The independent militias were important to the American side in the Revolutionary War. The civilian paramilitary volunteers in the Vietnam border with China defended that nation against the bigger colossus to the north and drove them back. An ad-hoc civilian militia composed of WW2 veterans and other civilians together enforced the law and an honest election against a local cartel in a Tennessee county that ran the county like a plantation.

People with government power have no right to enforce anything that they don’t have. So far as I know, it’s been governments that have used weapons of mass destruction, nuclear bombs, chemical weapons, and possibly even now biological weapons. They’re working hard on the last one. At least let the good guys across the land that want to, let them be prepared. You never know if the next Fast and Furious scandal will involve smuggling weapons to the worst gangs on this side of the border. Or the next gun control law might be rigged to stop blacks from owning them, like the first gun control laws passed in the States in the past.

With the recent scandals and illegal and unconstitutional seizure of information from AP, even the Obama sycophants at MSNBC are worried. The AP is almost a declared organ of UN and pro-government-control propaganda, and Obama praise.

 

Who bans importation of self-defense tools? Dictators! That’s who!

April 25, 2013

After Senate setback, Obama quietly moving forward with gun regulation – National gun rights | Examiner.com:
http://www.examiner.com/article/after-senate-setback-obama-quietly-moving-forward-with-gun-regulation

Hollywood movies always show you a bad-guy arms dealer, never a good-guy arms dealer.

Well, ask yourself this. When the United States Army was sent by the expansionists in Washington, D.C., to subdue the native Indian populations, what do you call the guys who were selling guns to the Indians?

Remember, the United Nations Treaty did not put restrictions on arms dealings by the governments themselves, especially between governments. This is one of the first United Nations monopoly. International arms dealings by governments only.

We think maybe the only ban on arms dealing should be against governments. But the UN is a club of dictators and softer “democracies” (heh heh) that want to be dictatorships.

Eric Holder‘s Fast and Furious gun brokering for smugglers is now a UN mandate.

Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

He that liveth by the sword, shall die by the sword.

And he (the Antichrist) shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

They won’t confiscate the guns, you think? It already happened!

March 13, 2013
Adolf Hitler Target - Jews For The Preservatio...

Adolf Hitler Target – Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership (Photo credit: Marshall Astor – Food Fetishist)

Senator questions Holder about Katrina guns:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/senator-questions-holder-about-katrina-guns/

Some people go along with what they’re told to think so much that the laugh at the idea that what the gun control lobby really wants is to “confiscate” (meaning, ROB) all the guns that decent citizens.

This is why so many people are members of the NRA. The NRA is made up of decent neighbors of yours. But NRA members are beginning to flock toward other associations because the NRA has compromised on some issues. Membership is going up in other associations like Gun Owners of America, and Black Gun Owners of America http://www.blackgunowners.org/index.php?sid=d478c85efa9c2850483d3254b56998f7 and Jews for the Preservation of Gun Ownership http://jpfo.org/.

Government gains ever more power with background help from front groups like SPLC that condemn people who disagree with their

Violence-inspiring group demands probe of their victim:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/center-demands-investigation-of-gun-attack-victims/

So SPLC is no less dangerous than a tyrannical government, because they use all of government’s lethal force to get rid of anybody with any voice they disagree with.

They use government and “law” to beat up on people who say things that do not directly harm anybody, while they say nothing about the vile despicable language that is used to insult Christians. Gays can put crosses in urine and they say nothing, but let an ex-homosexual help others that ask for help to go straight. Denying them what they want –a different lifestyle, break the habit– is hateful, for sure. What an insult to “gays”! That they cannot think for themselves or shed a hedonistic obsession. (Sex is not equal to love)>

Jesus is love. He said:

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.– John 15:13

qv: Liars, Gun Control and Money in a Culture of Violence

February 3, 2013
Russia Protest

Russia Protest (Photo credit: FreedomHouse)

 

Liars, Gun Control and Money in a Culture of Violence — Society’s Child — Sott.net:
http://www.sott.net/article/257130-Liars-Gun-Control-and-Money-in-a-Culture-of-Violence

 

There was a lot of thought and research and hard work that went into the article at the above link. The author examined a LOT of history, a LOT of facts, a lot of logical implications from the facts, and does not pretend that the manipulators of the gun-control arguments are being intellectually honest with us, even if some of them are being intellectually dishonest with themselves.

 

“What difference does it make?” asked Hillary Clinton when she was called out for blaming the Benghazi attacks on the video almost nobody has ever seen.The difference is that getting to the bottom of that very false spin would expose her future presidency to proper accusations of criminal negligence at best, and directly causing the deaths of the openly ambassador and others.

 

And the other difference that it makes is that it would expose their operation for sending jihadists to Syria, abundantly supplied by American largesse. It would lead Americans to ask why.

 

….And by the way, are the makers of that video still under arrest for making that video (under other pretense)?

 

Irony of ironies, the operation in Benghazi related to getting control over the arms and sending jihadists to Syria with them under American and NATO sponsorship.

 

That is the obvious takeaway from all the reports coming out of the area. It is public knowledge, everybody knows, that there are all kinds of jihadists among the “rebels” trying to overthrow the Syrian government. It is turning into Cold War surrogacy again, with Russia continuing to supply arms and armaments to Syria’s government and its president Assad while making statements that merely pretend a posture that says “aloof”, or “indifferent”, but complaining about the West anyway.  This one, by the way, comes after an intervention on behalf of the Russian zones of the Republic of Georgia, another recent Cold War-type confrontation.

 

One night there were guests on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News were Ossetians who had escaped the fighting and come back to America. The program probably thought they had an interesting story, but the interview ended when the mother and young daughter mentioned that they wanted to make clear that the bad guys who attacked first was the Georgian government. O’Reilly was obviously (to me anyway) flummoxed. I like it when I see these major spin zones turned on their heads.

 

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. _ Isaiah 2:4

 

 

 

A History of Gun Control

January 14, 2013

Stick with it and you’ll come to the “Can’t happen here” part:

Innocents Betrayed – Genocide By Gun Control – True History of Gun Confiscation.
http://libertycrier.com/front-page/innocents-betrayed-genocide-by-gun-control-true-history-of-gun-confiscation/?utm_source=The+Liberty+Crier&utm_campaign=bc918dc2ad-The_Liberty_Crier_Daily_News_1_12_2013&utm_medium=email

http://tinyurl.com/a5e4uaa

 

Gun control and tyranny in history

December 29, 2012
switzerland

switzerland (Photo credit: siette)

Summer's End. Lexington Green, 11 September 20...

Summer’s End. Lexington Green, 11 September 2002. Photo taken in Minute Man National Historical Park. Sculpture : “Minuteman” by sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson (1863-1947), dedicated April 19, 1900. Erected 1899 : SIRIS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Below I copied a snip that I thought  was a good compilation of the history of the tight relationship gun control has with tyranny. Someone identified as “way2confused” in an obvious reference to gun control freaks posted it in the comments section of a Washington Times article, link provided.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/27/dueling-data-on-gun-crimes-put-new-laws-in-crossfi/?page=all#pagebreak

After the list is done, he rightly points out that the country with the lowest crime rate in the world, and the lowest in gun crime, is also the one that requires all households to have one. Hitler may well have been stopped in his tracks if he had tried to annex the German part of Switzerland instead of Sudetenland, because all the individuals of the language and ethnic groups there are proud of their common political bond.

(As a side note, Switzerland also is one of the most non-interventionist nations in the world while at the same time no one can accuse them of being isolationist. That’s something that could have been said more often during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign.)

Here’s the comment:

You can’t have a new world order and a totalitarian system when people have guns. In ALL socialistic/communistic/dictatorships, the FIRST thing they did was issue gun control, then a total gun ban.

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. >From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan
Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million
educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians
disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes,
gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this
history lesson.

With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.

If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd
Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate
tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.

So there you have it, link and all. “The only thing man learns from history is that man never learns from history”. Some of us might. I was wondering when the control freaks would start grabbing guns, because there is a dollar crash coming and if/when the house of paper dollars come tumbling, and the ledger entries start shrinking, there will be a lot of angry people.

The architects responsible for the collapse will throw the propaganda media into high gear blaming the victims Mom and Pop businesses who lost their wherewithal to a gang of bankers and swindlers with suits who work for those intellectual authors of the looting. The ones who abused them will get their support for seizing even more power.

But there will be a great many who will know what happened, and many of those discovered each other during Ron Paul‘s historic and educational presidential campaign. They include millions of really young adults who have tasted what political and economic freedom looks like and why they are twins of the same mother.

It’s not all over yet. There are very rough times ahead, because there is a rich and powerful elite that has the taste of absolute power in its mouth, and is getting ever more rabid and bold in its machinations, and they have not hesitated to use false flag operations, assassinations, coverups, moles, drone strikes, and terror plots stopped by the FBI that were engineered by the FBI.

And the US certainly will have a lesser role in world history than most Americans think. It will decline in power, but then the Beast of the coming World Government will still have his hands full with rebellions against central control breaking out all over.

“He shall come to his end, and none shall help him”.

 

Guns are used to stop crimes

December 15, 2012

There was a series of mass shootings in schools in the 1990s, because the shooters know that it is likely the only ones who might have weapons to shoot back at them are the guards. The first casualty in Colombine was the one guard.

You cannot hire enough armed police to keep students safe in schools where you don’t let anybody else carry. Your best bet is teachers who carry, staff that carry.

“Illegal” should be banned when it comes to guns. The more people that are armed, the better, because it levels the playing field. Two victims in Aurora were military and could have felled the shooter quicker and might have brought their weapons if they were allowed.

In fact if you opened up carrying in all the theaters in America, that would probably be the end of shootings in theaters, for the same reason that hijackers will probably never be able to take down a plane again –like with the infamous “shoe bomber” that turned into a laugh instead of a downed plane over the Atlantic.

If you had to go across a stretch of highway and there are lots of bad guys and none of them have guns but they have big swords and bows and arrows, and someone offered you a pistol, and you knew how to use it, would you take it or decline?

Guns are used to stop something like THREE MILLION crimes a year in the United States.

The problem is the American culture and moral decline. But instead of searching their souls for the soul of America, they blame the guns.

Like Micheal Moore himself admitted in his anti-gun propaganda piece, Canadians own lots and lots of guns and there is very little crime. If easy accessibility were the problem, Canadians would have a lot more incidents like these than the United States.