By: Brian Evans
Last year, voters in Washington State voted to implement some of the most restrictive gun-control measures to date, throughout their State! However, a Police Chief from Republic and the Sheriffs from 12 of the most conservative counties including Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Cowlitz, Douglas, Benton, Pacific, Stevens, Yakima, Wahkiakum, Mason and Klickitat county have all refused to implement those laws, as they pointed out how it would endanger the citizens of their communities! Meanwhile, the law is being challenged in court, as to decide if it is even constitutional! The AP reported that Grant County Sherriff Tom Jones said that…
“I swore an oath to defend our citizens and their constitutionally protected rights. I do not believe the popular vote overrules that.”
According to the Associated Press, Wade Magers of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department revealed that 75% of voters in his Eastern Washington county voted against the initiative, and he also said that the new rules were unenforceable.
Anti-Gun advocates including Renee Hopkins, who is the chief executive of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which promoted and pushed for the gun control initiative attacked the Police and Sheriffs of…
“political grandstanding.” She added that… “If they do not (run the background checks), we will have a huge problem”
In other words, implement the legislation, OR ELSE!
The law in question raises the minimum age for buying semi-automatic rifles to 21, intensifies background checks, makes the guns hard to access in an emergency due to storage requirements, and requires firearms course. Therefore, it makes it difficult to defend oneself due to accessibility, and prohibits teens from purchasing hunting rifles until 21!
Already, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit charging Oregan with violating the Second Amendment rights of Oregonians over purchasing requirements, violating interstate commerce, and infringing on the federal government’s authority. Also, Alan Gottlieb who is the Executive VP of the Second Amendment Foundation stated that the law…
“will have a chilling effect on the exercise of the constitutional rights of honest citizens while having no impact on criminals, and we will not let it go unchallenged.”
In fact, they are quite right, because in 2014. the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a report showing 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones. The statistics show that criminals are more likely to attack in area’s where they know that American’s cannot defend themselves. These statistics have only solidified in more recent years.
In addition, using gun control as the answer for stopping criminals and ending mass murder is not an answer at all. That is because, throughout America’s history, lawmakers have tried to control items and substances that are available to American’s, but failed every time. Our government has fought to control and end narcotics trafficking, alcohol during prohibition and even today in the hands of minors. Also, they have tried to stop handguns and illegal weapons from being utilized by criminals themselves, many times, with NO SUCCESS! Instead, our government only created a vacuum for the sale of illegal street drugs and drug cartel smuggling across the border. They only caused a rise of illegal alcohol sales, while giving rise to the mafia’s power during prohibition, and black market gun sales even today by criminals. Therefore, repealing the 2’nd Amendment or implementing gun control is not really an answer to the debate. Also, if a mass murderer truly wants to kill a large number of people, they can create a bomb using easily accessible items like the ones in Steven Paddock’s vehicle, like the one used in the Las Vegas mass shooting! Terrorists have even used vehicles as a weapon which have been known to be more deadly than a gun, as they are able to slaughter larger numbers of civilians! Therefore, should we outlaw automobiles?
Furthermore, London England can serve as a prime example of the idiocy of the “gun control” debate! In fact, in February, London’s The Times reported that London had outpaced New York City in murder rates, and that trend continued on through March. Over the years, London has had historically low murder rates, but as foreign-born refugees, who predominantly follow Islam, with large numbers that are proving to follow the more radically violent wings of the religion, violent crimes are increasing. Making it even more problematic, is the fact that guns have effectively been banned, because you have to have government permission to own one, and it is a long, arduous, and nearly impossible process to get one at that! Combine that with the fact that they have become so Marxist, that they allow leaders like London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan to allow hate and violence to fester, as he fought and campaigned against the British from ‘stop and search’, or ‘stop and frisk’ of middle eastern people, making it virtually impossible to stop, or even reduce the perpetually increasing criminal activity being perpetrated on their citizens. In fact, the British Police are afraid to even confront middle eastern suspects for fear, which has allowed violent crimes to flourish in the UK and especially London. Now, as a result of their new policies, combined with the disarming of their citizens, the British people are no longer able to defend themselves against radical hate and violence from foreigners who are invading their towns, cities, and nation! Now, as a result, the British people have become sitting ducks, as the London Telegraph revealed that London is now more crime-ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery, and violent offenses becoming the new normal! In fact, just last year, stabbings and other bladed attacks involved nearly 37,000 offenses involving 214 men and women stabbed to death in England and Wales. British Authorities have been instructed to mark it down to gang activity, despite the fact that many of the offenses were related to radical Islam. President Trump’s tweet was likely derived from a statistical breakdown that showed a huge increase of 59% of attempted murder.
In October 2017, Trump tweeted…
Progressive’s and Marxists quickly dismissed the President’s comments as “ignorant” and “divisive”, with former Labour leader Ed Miliband calling him an “absolute moron”. Meanwhile, the Marxist Labour Party leaders and so-called criminal justice experts claimed that crime in the UK and London was due to police failures and a reduction in neighborhood patrols in London, but the evidence against their position is overwhelming! Also, although guns find their way into the pockets of criminals and foreign terrorists who entered the nation illegally, they are also using other weapons like vehicles, and bladed weapons like knives!
For example, the weapon-of-choice in London and throughout the United Kingdom appears to be bladed weapons, with the UK’s Independent reporting that terror is up 70% last year. To make matters worse for the U.K., the massive influx of unvetted refugees, crime, and terror has escalated to unprecedented proportions. Sadly, it is a problem that is beginning to occur in the United States, as illegals are entering unvetted and unchecked!
In the end, America can learn a lot from the monstrosities of mistakes that have been made in the United Kingdom and throughout much of the whole of Europe. America must wake-up and realize that we need to stop the uncontrolled, un-vetted, un-obstructed flow of immigrants coming into the United States. We are a nation of immigrants, but that does not mean that we need radically Progressive ideology remaining unchallenged, as they dictate that we should allow our enemies to come in with unfettered access. In fact, Progressive’s have called for the United States to mimic the European Progressive-Socialist model, despite its obvious failures. Progressives fail to note the increased rate of murder, rape, robbery, and other violent crimes in gun free zones. Progressive’s fail to admit that when you take away guns, the criminals still get guns or find other ways to attack a now unarmed citizenry. The Progressive’s fail to note the rate of violence and terror that correlates to unvetted, unfettered refugee pouring across one’s borders.
Instead, gun-control or repealing the second amendment does nothing more than risk the lives of American’s. At best, it means that the murderers have to switch from guns to knives, but more likely, criminals get the guns illegally, just like illegal drugs, and leave honest Americans vulnerable. Regardless, Marxists will continue to push the narrative that guns kill people, not the criminals themselves. They will declare anyone who opposes their ideological agenda as ‘racist’ of full of ‘hate’, despite the evidence. They will use terms like ‘white privilege’, and ‘racist’, for anyone who opposes open borders. They will use terms like ‘Christian privilege’, for Christians who defend their faith against the attacks from radical ‘Muslims. And yes, they will declare anyone who supports the 2nd Amendment as ‘evil’, ‘crazy’, ‘radical’, or ‘uncaring’!
In the end, our country has in recent years turned it’s back on one of the most important and stabilizing aspects to America, and that is God! America’s Founding Father’s believed in the freedom of religion, and the freedom to follow Gods laws and principles to be so important, that they safeguarded it as one of the basic inalienable rights of the Constitution of the United States. The right to believe and worship God was what made our Country thrive and become a beacon of light to the rest of the world. It is a right that Marxists despise throughout the world, and even within our own nation. The belief in God, threaten’s core principles in any Progressive, Socialist or Communist based government. Furthermore, if American’s continue to turn their back on God, we will certainly see the rise of hate groups like ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, and other Left-Wing extremist groups. We will continue to see attacks on Christians, Conservative’s, and on the basic fabric of our Country, the Constitution of the United States of America. If we turn our back on God, we are turning our back on our country, and the future of ourselves and our children. After all, without religion, without the belief in God’s law, without the belief in heaven or hell as a reward or punishment, there can be no man-made law that would deter those who turn their backs on God and morality and have made the decision to commit horrendous atrocities!.
In addition, the Bible CLEARLY teaches that we must PRESERVE LIFE, whether it be our own life or the lives of others! In fact, in 1 Corinthians 6:19, it teaches us that our bodies are not our own, but instead belong to God! Therefore, we are not permitted to treat or destroy them as we please. In fact, the Bible says…
1Co 6:19-20 ASV: Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own; 20 for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.
In addition, the Bible says that we have an obligation to preserve the body and life of other people, and those in danger…
Psalm 82:4 Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
It even instructs us, that we have a duty to preserve the lives of those who are even trying to, or who are harming themselves…
Proverbs 24:11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
In other words, we have an obligation to not only protect ourselves, our loved ones, and even perfect strangers, from those who would do us harm!
Now, the Marxists throughout the world and even our nation are hell-bent on making sure that we cannot protect ourselves, our families, our loved ones, and our friends! At the birth of our nation, our Founding Fathers warned of an all-powerful government who disarms its citizenry and goes after our faith! Now today, as the radical left tries to implement their Marxist agenda, they seek to destroy any ideal that would endanger or slow the implementation of their Marxist ends, and in that, they are going after the eradication of God and his principles, and our ability to protect ourselves from their increasingly powerful, controlling, and intrusive Administrative State!