The debate over the
right of the American people to own and carry guns has been fought and re-fought
over and again. The emotionally charged arguments of those against guns have
been heard and re-heard. And they have been proven dead wrong time after
time by gun rights arguments.
who despise your gun will never cease their insidious campaign until they
have stripped away your most essential personal liberty, the right to self-defense.
In the end the sacred right to protect ourselves and each other is the target
of the gun-grabbers like Sarah Brady and Senator Charles Schumer.
we all know they claim to be defending children when they talk gun control.
We know they claim to be interested in reducing crime when they rant about
sensible gun laws. We have heard all of these lies over and over and over
The fact is theirs is a very different agenda than they claim. Their stated
goals fade in the face of the facts about guns and gun ownership. Seventy
percent of the states in this nation have enacted laws allowing citizens
to carry guns. And violent crime has dropped in those states. The predicted
shootouts in the streets and rampaging citizens predicted by the gun control
gang have never come to pass.
control advocates continue to use this false campaign of fear and lies to
try to persuade us of the need for their gun control ideals in America. They
tell us that guns and children are a deadly mix. They tell us no parent should
own a gun. They tell us of all the children killed by guns accidentally every
the truth is examined on these matters the lies of the gun grabbers become
apparent. More children die every year in fires, falls, drownings, and from
playing football than by accidental shootings. If the gun control gang is
really concerned about saving kids, then why are they not campaigning against
two-story homes, swimming pools and youth football? Why do they just target
put, guns and the right to own them is the key ingredient in a free society.
If Americans are allowed to own and carry guns then they can feed themselves
and defend themselves. In other words, gun-owning Americans are less dependent
on government than Liberals prefer.
devoted Liberal, government is the one and only answer for everything. Self-defense
and our inherent right to it are not conducive to being dependent on government.
In the Liberal ideal, the average person is better off being more dependent
on the government. Anything that lessens our dependence on government is
the sworn enemy of liberalism.
grabbers, of course, would vehemently deny this charge. But take a look at
the countries that have taken away gun rights.
gun rights have pretty much ceased to exist, and -- predictably -- violent
crime has risen. The rate of “hot” burglaries -- burglaries where the residents
are home -- is much higher than in America. Why? Well, as studies have shown,
criminals do not know whether or not Americans are armed. They tend, therefore,
to avoid invading homes where the resident is at home. England, with its
gun control laws, has removed that fear from criminals.
Should the gun grabbers of America ever get their way, England's example
would become our reality as well. And not only have gun rights been taken
away in England, but the very right to protect oneself has taken a serious
hit as well.
Citizens are not allowed to use the same deadly force in protecting themselves
as Americans. People there have faced prosecution for defending themselves
too vigorously against criminals. Again, this is where gun control eventually
leads. The right to protect yourself, like the right to own a gun, makes
us too free for Liberals. Imagine if this ideal were to be adopted here?
Could defending your life and home land you in prison? If the gun control
gang ever gets their desired goals, yes.
want us to place our protection, as well as our other liberties, in their
hands. In the world of Liberals violence is violence. If you kill in self-defense,
you are just as bad as the criminal who sought to harm you. This is the dream
of the Liberal elites. A nation where everyone depends on government, a government
controlled by Liberals, for all our needs. Especially self-defense!
how deluded this vision of Utopia is, rest assured the Liberal elites will
never abandon it. To Liberals, you and I are not able to think or decide
for ourselves how to live our lives. In their estimation we must be dependent
on government for all our needs. This can never take place while we are able
to own and carry guns. Remember this fact the next time a liberal talks about
Doug Hagin is a freelance writer.