Regarding guns

Will President Obama and his anti-gun henchmen, Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Manchin, Toomey, and Reid, try to resurrect the failed firearms background checks, the semi-automatic weapons and detachable magazine bans, which they admit would do nothing to prevent future massacres like Newtown?

Why haven’t they explained why Chicago’s elite, defending America’s toughest gun control laws, were unable to prevent 441 school age children from being shot in 2012, and 62 murdered during the first five months of 2013?

John Lott JR’s study of the F.B.I.’s yearly crime statics for all 3,054 U.S.counties over an 18 year period found that waiting periods, background checks, and gun buy-backs yield virtually no benefits in crime reduction, but “right to carry” laws and legally concealed handguns represented the most cost-effective methods available for reducing crime.

In 2003, a year before the 1994 assault weapons ban expired, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report confirming gun bans, mandatory waiting periods, background checks, and registration had no impact on violent crimes.

Why should our servants, politicians, federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel, enjoy a level of security provided by firearms that are restricted to the general public? They state the only purpose of semi-automatic weapons is for killing people, yet they are in possession of those weapons for personal protection and apprehending criminals that have assaulted the unarmed citizens. Are their lives more precious than others, or do they consider the equality in firearm ownership a rebuke to their authoritarian ambitions.

Our Founders believed arms possession was the hallmark of an individuals independence and self-reliance. When Government distrusts it’s honest law-abiding, tax-paying citizens with the means of self-defense, it is not itself worthy of trust, for laws disarming honest citizens proclaims Government is the master, not the servant of the people.

William L. Emick


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