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Internet Radio Personality Alex Jones Takes on CNN’s Piers Morgan   Leave a comment

If you haven’t heard by now you should be in the know within the next 3 hours if not sooner. Here is a link to the article and Video. The video and article speak for themselves and the video itself has gone viral on social media.

When I watched it last night three things came to mind:

  1. Piers–and by extension CNN–has a big pair. I don’t have a doubt Piers insisted the interview happen, more so after as he hinted during the interview he’s been accused of shouting down the other side in recent interviews. Hats off to Piers for standing his ground weather you like him or not. Normally when a guest gets that intense on a live interview on any network they stop the interview right there and the guest is escorted from the building.
  2. Mr. Jones might have prevented Piers from doing ehat CNN likes to do when they obviously disagree with such a divisive¬† subjective viewpoint (ie. Gun Control vs. Gun Rights) and in doing so “won the battle” but without a doubt, his side “lost the war”. As Piers’ next guest pointed out alot of people share Mr. Jones’ viewpoint. In giving him that large a platform CNN prettymuch exposed the “vocal minority” to the world. I’m calling it first: This interview will be the turning point in the Second Amendment debate.
  3. Mr. Jones is delusional. This was made clear by the fact although he came prepared much of his information was only half-right AND he kept changing the subject. He claimed to have agreed to the intervieew to “set the record straight”. He did all that and more.

Guns exist for the sole purpose of killing or injuring people and/or animals. Knives have be used for the same purpose historically but never on an industrial scale. America may have been founded by cutthroats, thieves and scallywags but that’s history. See, people keep getting the Second Amendment mixed up with the Third Amendment (The Government can’t seize your home or garrison troops in your home without compensation) and the Fourth Amendment (Law Enforcement can’t search your home without a warrant). There’s a fundamental Difference between the Three Amendments.

Let’s look at them in detail, shall we? The following copies of Amendments II through IV have all been taken from US Constutution.net:

  • Amendment II: 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.
  • Amendment III: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  • Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Any 3rd grade student can tell you about the American Revolution. At the time American Colonials were just above Slaves in terms of social status in the eyes of British soldiers. At the time–notice the stress on those three words–American Colonists were subjects of the British crown but had no say in the governance of domestic affairs. The British Military regularly raided warehouses and seized munitions to subjicate the people (Hence Amendment II). If a British soldier needed a place to stay and picked your home you complied or had your home taken from you (Amendment III). Finallhy, if they felt like it a British soldier could walk into your house and take whatever they wanted whenever they wanted and there was nothing you could do about it (Amendment IV).

Bear in mind this was during a period 337 years ago. Thanks to the above Amendments there is ZERO chance of this being repeated EVER. Besides, there are 300 Million Guns we know about in the hands of American citizens alone. Almost one for every American Citizen in the country. That number does NOT include the United States Military, independent licensed armed security companies and all 50 State National Guard programs. Under the command of the state governor, they (The National Guard) are the second line of defense against threats from without and within behind the US Military but can be ordered to mobilize by not just by the governor but mayors as well. Ergo, the idea that American citizens will be “defenseless” is nothing more than a myth.

One reality Mr. Jones refused to accept is even among Gun Owners and Gun Rights Activists is there is a growing shift of opinion in the age-old debate. Last night’s interview and Sandy Brook were, without question the turning point. There is no denying that. Even if it doesn’t happen next month or next year there will be new legislation for those who wish to exercise their right to bear arms.

I want to end with this: I use my blogs to exercise my right as an American Citizen to Free Speech and Freedom of Expression. If you don’t like it then go read someone else’s blog. No one’s holding a gun to your head forcing you to read what I write. I do not own a gun, nor do I wish to own one. You’d be surprised how many household items can stop bullets–keep The Good Book close to your heart, for example. I mean that literally. Even so I know people who own guns and I respect their right as gun owners to own guns for their own reasons. I know them and I know they exercise common sense. The problem is the fringe minority who own guns just to own guns–like Mr. Jones, for example–makes the sane mjaority look bad. As such, I’d say I have every right to exercise my right to protect myself from idiots obsessed with guns and conspiracy theories.

I agree with the saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” but the problem is with these mass shootings, some people like to use Guns to kill ALOT of people simply because they can.

This is why the NRA should have no political sway in Washington   Leave a comment

By now most of you read the press statement the NRA put out in response to both the Shooting in Newtown that left 20 1st and 2nd grade children dead and the push for legistration for new Gun Control Laws.

For those who haven’t, the jist of it is they say violent Video Games are the reason the mass shooting happened. Furthermore, they want teachers to be armed as a deterrent against future violence.

First of all, read this blog post for my answer in advance regarding violent video games. I have also reblogged this blog post by Retro Viking because it relates to what is becoming a growing issue to many people. As an aside: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision) was mostly spared negative press when mass shootings happened worldwide during its lifecycle. Interestingly, both Black Ops games (both also by Activision) were featured as the “face” of violent video games. I just find that to be very interesting considering all three games were made by the same company and mass shootings have happened during all of their life cycles.

As for the other “point” raised by the NRA, teachers have too much on their plates to now have to worry about arming themselves at work. Well, that and it sends the wrong message to students. While I will agre all schools should be free of violence of this magnitude, arming teachers or even putting mercenaries in our schools just sends the wrong message. I have been saying this for the last 11 years: “When Americans respond in this way to mass murder we’re doing exactly what Al Qaeda said we’d do. Their propaganda machine has killed far more people than they themselves have. One thing you have to give The Foundation credit for is the fearmongering it can instill in others. The best reaction to fear is no reaction at all.”

The NRA lost all of its credability as a lobbyist with this press release. Anyone who takes this at face value and goes along with it has lost the ability to think for themselves and weigh all the facts. If politicians were looking for a good excuse to distance themselves from the NRA I’d say this more than qualifies. We need to send a united message loud and clear the NRA has no place in Washington. Leave figuring out how to deal with Gun Control to the professionals, not a for-profit club that has demonstrated for decades people are worth less than guns in their book.

 

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