Even Banning Every Gun in America Wouldn’t Solve the Nation’s Violence Problem

Leftists say the darndest things, don’t they? Richard Goodstein, the former Hillary Clinton advisor who frequently appears on Fox News programs, slipped up Saturday night on Justice with Judge Jeanine. In doing so he told us more about the left’s real position on gun control than he realized.

When asked to explain why Chicago, where guns are all but illegal, has more gun violence than any other location in the United States, Goodstein admitted that guns enter Chicago from other places.

Boom! People in Chicago that want to use guns to commit crimes are obtaining the guns to do so illegally.

They aren’t going through background check procedures. They aren’t following normal legal methods to acquire guns. They are working on the down low to get them outside the scope of Chicago’s gun laws. That means law abiding gun owners in Chicago can’t acquire guns but criminals can. That means Chicago’s gun laws are useless.

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Goodstein’s inadvertent admission could be applied to a nationwide example couldn’t it?

Boom! The starting point to do that first requires gun control nuts to admit they want wholesale prohibition and confiscation of all guns. Then and only then would criminal elements acquire guns outside the scope of nationwide gun laws.

In other words, all these gun control measures being talked about in the wake of Parkland won’t stop the next Parkland from occurring. If somehow today every gun were rounded up and every gun store forcibly closed, criminal elements would still have ready and uninhibited access to guns. And criminals would still use them in criminal ways.

The sad part is, while our national debate fixates on gun control it completely ignores other important factors that contribute to mass shootings. Things like mental health and a generation or more that has grown up medicated and subjected to the most amoral society this country has ever hosted.

A Pastor once used an apple to illustrate a point. The Pastor sliced an apple open and showed the congregation that he could in fact count every seed inside. Then the Pastor observed, there was no way to count the number of apples each of those seeds might someday produce. If you stop and consider the Pastor’s point for a moment, it’s very profound.

For a long time in America we’ve sown seeds we are just now harvesting, and frankly that harvest isn’t looking good. In addition to mental health and the use of medication to modify children’s behavior, think about some of the other things out there.

Social media for example, which Facebook executives have admitted uses psychological algorithms designed to addict and negatively influence users. Gender transition, which includes a four-stage protocol that if pursued places a child on hormone therapy medication for the rest of their lives. (Strange that the same left that hates big pharma doesn’t have a problem with today’s 12-year-olds being placed on medication for the remainder of their lives).

Drug legalization coupled with proliferation of synthetic substances more potent and dangerous than any ever known before. A persistent dystopian worldview that expects the planet to become incapable of supporting life either through climate change or Trump administration policies. The lack of anything new or noteworthy in most of commercial entertainment – virtually every movie that comes out is a rehash of a plot we’ve seen before and every popular song is as cookie cutter as the one before it.

We live in a moment in time where more information and entertainment is readily accessible than ever before. Want to watch a classic opera or learn about ancient Egypt? You can do so for free at your leisure. We ought to be the most well informed and culturally literate society in history. Instead, we are a society that retreats into echo chambers that don’t simply reinforce existing thoughts and knowledge, conjoined with social media they create movements designed to silence other thoughts and knowledge.

Classical operas then become instruments of white privilege and therefore oppression responsible for keeping people of color – less Asians – down. (Isn’t it interesting how Asian Americans are never included in “people of color” nor are social statistics concerning the demographic often mentioned?). People that have willfully replaced God with science insist that there are unseen forces of repression at work, invisibly pushing us back toward a pre-1860 existence. If you dare to bring up God, these same people that believe in unseen invisible repression-monsters will claim that God can’t exist unless you can see him.

Some go so far as to blame God for things like Parkland. They’ve asked openly, “Where was God when Cruz start shooting?” The answer is simple. These same people kicked God out of public schools back around 1964. In today’s schools, a child can learn about anal sex and then be punished for bowing his or her head in prayer.

To have been born in 2000 or 2005 is to have grown up in a contradictory, confusing, intolerant, and uniquely uninformed culture. Moreover, it’s a culture absent hope. What’s there to look forward to when a tax cut or climate change is going to end life as we know it on Earth?

When the Richard Goodsteins rattle off their talking points, it’s time to pose this scenario: let’s say we ban every gun, close every gun store, and police departments go house to house and confiscate every firearm. We’re then a gun free zone from sea to shining sea. And some lunatic goes into a school or other public forum and uses guns to kill a whole bunch of people. Then what? Then what do we do?

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Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen (@aandrewallen) grew up in the American southeast and for more than two decades has worked as an information technoloigies professional in various locations around the globe. A former far-left activist, Allen became a conservative in the late 1990s following a lengthy period spent questioning his own worldview. When not working IT-related issues or traveling, Andrew Allen spends his time discovering new ways to bring the pain by exposing the idiocy of liberals and their ideology.

 

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