GUN Ron Paul: It cannot be uninvented

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  1. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Ron Paul Talks About Gun Control
    Published 12/08/2008 - 1:50 p.m. EST

    (PressMediaWire) December 8, 2008 - Congressman Ron Paul's statement in his Texas Straight Talk Express this week. He said;

    Tragically, over the Thanksgiving holiday, the world was reminded how evil and cruel people can be. According to emerging accounts of the events in India, about a dozen well-armed and devastatingly well-trained terrorists laid siege on the city of Mumbai, killing almost two hundred people, and terrorizing thousands.

    Regardless of the reasons, the indiscriminate shooting on masses of unarmed and defenseless people is chilling and reprehensible. How were these terrorists able to continue so long, relatively unchallenged, killing so many?

    India’s gun laws are her business, of course. However, once the shock of these events and the initial reaction of fear passes, Americans should take away a valuable lesson about real homeland security and gun control from this tragedy.

    Gun control advocates tell us that removing guns from society makes us safer. If that were the case why do the worst shootings happen in gun free zones, like schools? And while accidents do happen, aggressive, terroristic shootings like this are unheard of at gun and knife shows, or military bases. It bears repeating that an armed society truly is a polite society.

    The fact is that firearm technology exists. It cannot be uninvented. As long as there is metalworking and welding capability, it matters not what gun laws are imposed upon law-abiding people. Those that wish to have guns, and disregard the law, will have guns. Gun control makes violence safer and more effective for the aggressive, whether the aggressor is a terrorist or a government.

    History shows us that another tragedy of gun laws is genocide. Hitler, for example, knew well that in order to enact his “final solution,” disarmament was a necessary precursor. While it is not always the case that an unarmed populace WILL be killed by their government, if a government is going to kill its own people, it MUST disarm them first so they cannot fight back. Disarmament must happen at a time when overall trust in government is high, and under the guise of safety for the people, or perhaps the children. Knowing that any government, no matter how idealistically started, can become despotic, the Founding Fathers enabled the future freedom of Americans by enacting the second amendment.

    In our own country, we should be ever vigilant against any attempts to disarm the people, especially in this economic downturn. I expect violent crime to rise sharply in the coming days, and as states and municipalities are even more financially strained, the police will be even less able or willing to respond to crime. In many areas, local police could become more and more absorbed with revenue generating activities, like minor traffic violations and the asset forfeiture opportunities of non-violent drug offenses. Your safety has always, ultimately been your own responsibility, but never more so than now. People have a natural right to defend themselves. Governments that take that away from their people should be highly suspect.

    Source: House.gov/Paul


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    I thought that was a good talking point, new to the ones we already knew
     
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    He may be an old man with bad shoes but he's right right on the money with this. A long economic downturn is bad news for gun owners.
     
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    Ron Paul FTMFW. I voted for him in the primaries, and wrote him in at the generals.
     
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    Now that is some common sense.
     
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    Thats an instant argument win to show to any gun grabber. Copy that write up into a txt file for safe keeping.

    And I thought I would add: Dont blame me, I voted for Ron Paul.
     
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    Ron Paul is right on in so many ways... He outta be president! Oh wait... :(
     
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    i sent her the article, and this convo follows:

    i sent this last email yesterday and she hasnt replied yet (after the first three being exchanged within an hour)
     
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    I find the following hysterical:

    Originally Posted by My Mom
    hossb7,
    Well, I can see...



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    edited to protect the innocent :hsughno:

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    http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/Joe_Biden_Gun_Control.htm

    technically? :dunno:
     

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