Political Agendas

From Emily Pintus, a local Sheriffs Deputy

    “I am going to boycott major news outlets after the horrible job of relaying accurate information in the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut. Not one news update I saw or read on Friday was correct and now all you find are opinionated broadcasts or articles about gun control or finding someone or something to blame. The news outlets want to beat each other to the breaking news and do not care if they even get it right. Biased news is not the truth. The shooter is the only one to blame, not his family, not the police, and certainly not the guns. Today’s society blames everyone else for their problems and has no fear of any consequences because the justice system doesn’t show that there are consequences. I can’t fix society on my own but I can limit the trash I read or see.”

I completely agree with Emily. After hearing all the differing stories and how everyone chose to immediately use this tragedy to push their political agendas, I simply am sickened.

I agree with gun control laws and regulations for legal and lawful gun owners to be protected and to keep those who don’t need/deserve to have weapons are barred from being able to get them.

I placed this image on my Facebook when I first saw it and it is apt to place it here.

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The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is a fundamental right that many Americans legally and lawfully enjoy.

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

There will always be people who take advantage of that right and then commit acts of violence that are unjustified and seen as complete savagery. These are the people who should be punished. If we were to enforce the laws we already have, then many acts of violence could be avoided.

We fought a war with England for our rights. Rights that have been upheld since the inception of the U.S. Constitution.

From Wikipedia:

    The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.

    In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two Second Amendment decisions. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia[1][2] and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment.[3] In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.[4]

We are protected by law to have the right to own firearms, but this doesn’t mean everyone should be allowed to own a firearm willy nilly!

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Everyone should read The Bill of Rights.

Wikipedia takes it and breaks it down for you and makes it easier to understand. Ignorance is not bliss. More people need to read and understand The Bills of Rights and not remain so ignorant.

The solution begins with each individual. Do not blame others when you yourself do nothing to improve the situations around you. The Sandy Hook tragedy needs to blame no one but the monster who murdered small innocent children and adults with no remorse and no conscience.

Stop using this tragedy to push your political agendas.

 

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5 thoughts on “Political Agendas”

  1. I don’t consider the ban of all automatic weapons as a “political agenda.” I see it as a way to control the murder of children and teachers in schools. No matter who does it. If they have no access to a Glock or other automatic weapons, they simply would not be able to do the damage they do. I want our children PROTECTED from gun toting maniacs with a political, racial or religious agenda, one they do not post on facebook or give out to the news. Our children should at all times be protected. I have two guns. One is a five shot .38 revolver and the other is a single shot shotgun. I do not need more than that to protect against burglars, etc. I do not need an AK47. I have read the Bill of Rights. It says in order to maintain a WELL REGULATED MILITIA the rights of citizens to bear arms shall not be infringed. They were talking about muskets and flint lock pistols. Not .50 caliber machine guns and grenade launching rifles! This is no longer “Political” I don;t want to give up my weapons. But I don’t want to face down a Glock at a grocery store or shopping mall. And anyone USING a gun in the commission of a crime should get the maximum sentence. Even an old wheel gun like mine. Like I said, either all of us go strapped, or none of us do. It has to come to a decision. There have already been new major threats against schools in the past few days! What’s YOUR fix for all this? As far as the news. Those damned media outlets are a train-wreck! Nobody reports news anymore. They make news! Like the newscaster from FN that pushed down a union guy, then reports that “union thugs” attacked him! I’ve been in unions. And no one in them were “thugs.” I’m tired of all the agendas too. But we have to be free to speak to one another about what we think we can do to fix these things.

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    1. Legal and lawful gun owners should be allowed to own the firearms they choose to. Why punish everyone for the acts of a few?

      How can you blame the guy who legally bought and registered his guns, enters shooting competitions and has attend safety courses and proved he is responsible enough to own the firearm, and then take them away from him because a man across the country that he has never met and none of his actions affected him and then punish him for that insane persons actions?

      This is what I mean by using this to force political agendas. Its ok to start the discussion because of this tragedy but to point the finger and say everyone has to give up their firearms is wrong. And that is what will happen if people keep pushing the agenda and saying, “look how dangerous these guns are, no one should own them!” ALL firearms are dangerous.

      Had he had two revolvers and each shot hit and killed someone, he would ya e still killed 12 to 18 people. With speed loaders he could have doubled that body count.

      Should we ban those firearms too, had they been his choice of murder weapon?

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      1. Gun owners are not being “punished.” At one time it was highly illegal to own any type of automatic weapon. Over the years the NRA has subsumed all that legislation in favor of interpreting the Constitution to mean that any sort of “arm” can be legally “born” by anyone with enough money. No one is blaming anyone who purchased their guns legally and use them judiciously under the present law. However the present law MUST be changed for the good of this country. We can blame our reckless and headlong rush into gun violent movies, games, books, magazines, celebrity speeches etc. (I’m talkin’ to you Ted Nugent…who said Obama and Hillary Clinton should be “Machine gunned” to death! As well as to people like Charlton Heston, who promoted weapons just after the Columbine tragedy…talk about Political Agendas!) The active promotion by the NRA and others of allowing everyone and anyone to buy automatic weapons is really a crime of conscience. No one needs such guns. No one in England, or France, or other civilized countries has need of such weapons. Such weapons are useless to most people who resolve to buy them and take NO precautions, have no sense of how to use them, and who can now carry them concealed. Believe me. I sold guns at Walmart. I know how many I sold, and how much ammo, to people who said: “Now that Obama is in, we need to defend ourselves!” (WTF?) And I was there when the law changed from having to take courses and be licensed to carry concealed, to allowing anyone to pack concealed…and witnessed the mad rush for women to purchase guns for their handbags, guns like the ones Lanza’s mother bought to defend herself from Obama…or Liberal Socialists, or someone else she was afraid of…the very same guns I warned these ladies would be used against them first. Or maybe a four year old would find it unattended in Mom’s purse and put a burst of three or four bullets in her little face before knowing she had done a bad thing. Guns need to be restricted, licensed and made as safe as possible. A young boy was recently killed by his father when his father took the gun from a gun store to his car and it went off by accident. At Walmart we had to take the gun apart, box it up and walk the person to their car before they would receive it into their hands. ANYONE buying an automatic weapon needs to be registered and fingerprinted. You should never be able to buy these at gun shows or in stores without full documentation. It’s not “Punishment” it’s common sense. And it MUST be done.

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      2. I agree with the enforcement of legal documentation and the like.

        I do not agree that violence in movies, video games or any other medium is to be blamed for violent acts perpetrated by criminals.

        Most people that commit these acts of violence have a disposition towards violence and are not influenced by games or books or anything like that.

        People who confuse fantasy with real life and allow the two to cross over and influence them have issues and need help. It is a mental illness at work and that is the root of the issue surrounding the portrayal of violence and its influence. Millions of people read or play or watch violent things and none of them are mass murderers.

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  2. Just a couple comments to bring to peoples attention.

    1. Regarding the Militia — Under US law, the Militia is composed of All Males between the age of eighteen and forty-five.
    2. The argument that the 2nd Amendment referred to Muskets is flawed. At the time, the government had Muskets, which means the civilians had access to the Same equipment as the government. Some civilians had access to Rifles, which is better than the government issued.
    3. The reason for for civilians to have similar equipment as the government issues is simple: It ensures that civilians will be better able to adapt to Military issue equipment.

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