Feb
13

40 Reasons to Ban Guns

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imageIn my honest opinion, Christians are not forbidden by Christ to practice basic self-defense. There are times, of course, when suffering through persecution (even unto death) will happen, but if somebody breaks into your house I think you have the obligation to protect your family. And by protect your family, I mean own some firearms and know how to use them.

The following is a pretty funny rendition of the reasons given why we shouldn’t have guns. You know which reason I really despise? I’ll tell you in a minute, you should read the reasons first. Also, pay attention because there is a quiz at the end.

40 Reasons to Ban Guns

  1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, Detroit & Chicago cops need guns.
  2. Washington DC’s low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis’s high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.
  3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are “just statistics.”
  4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates,which have been declining since 1991.
  5. We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.
  6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals.
  7. An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.
  8. A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet.
  9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should “put up no defense – give them what they want, or run” (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete Shields, Guns Don’t Die – People Do, 1981, p. 125).
  10. The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns; just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.
  11. One should consult an automotive engineer for safer seat belts, a civil engineer for a better bridge, a surgeon for internal medicine, a computer programmer for hard drive problems, and Sarah Brady for firearms expertise.
  12. The 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917.
  13. The National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using federally-owned weapons, vehicles, buildings and uniforms, punishing trespassers under federal law, is a “state” militia.
  14. These phrases: “right of the people peaceably to assemble,” “right of the people to be secure in their homes,” “enumerations herein of certain rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people,” and “The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and to the people” all refer to individuals, but “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” refers to the state.
  15. “The Constitution is strong and will never change.” But we should ban and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to that Constitution.
  16. Rifles and handguns aren’t necessary to national defense! Of course, the army has hundreds of thousands of them.
  17. Private citizens shouldn’t have handguns, because they aren’t “military weapons”, but private citizens shouldn’t have “assault rifles”, because they are military weapons.
  18. In spite of waiting periods, background checks, fingerprinting,government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s,anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations,variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings.
  19. The NRA’s attempt to run a “don’t touch” campaign about kids handling guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby’s attempt to run a “don’t touch” campaign is responsible social activity.
  20. Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy.
  21. A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20.
  22. Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun is “an accident waiting to happen” and gun makers’ advertisements aimed at women are “preying on their fears.”
  23. Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed.
  24. Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows.
  25. A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority of the population supported owning slaves.
  26. Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a “weapon of mass destruction” or an “assault weapon.”
  27. Most people can’t be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.
  28. The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights.
  29. founders2ndamendmentFree speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and typewriters, but self- defense only justifies bare hands.
  30. The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the Constitution.
  31. Charlton Heston, a movie actor as president of the NRA was a cheap lunatic who should be ignored, but Michael Douglas, a movie actor as a representative of Handgun Control, Inc. is an ambassador for peace who is entitled to an audience at the UN arms control summit.
  32. Police operate with backup within groups, which is why they need larger capacity pistol magazines than do “civilians” who must face criminals alone and therefore need less ammunition.
  33. We should ban “Saturday Night Specials” and other inexpensive guns because it’s not fair that poor people have access to guns too.
  34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over handguns that private citizens can never hope to obtain.
  35. Private citizens don’t need a gun for self-protection because the police are there to protect them even though the Supreme Court says the police are not responsible for their protection.
  36. Citizens don’t need to carry a gun for personal protection but police chiefs, who are desk-bound administrators who work in a building filled with cops, need a gun.
  37. “Assault weapons” have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.
  38. When Microsoft pressures its distributors to give Microsoft preferential promotion, that’s bad; but when the Federal government pressures cities to buy guns only from Smith & Wesson, that’s good.
  39. Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their duty weapon.
  40. Handgun Control, Inc., says they want to “keep guns out of the wrong hands.” Guess what? You have the wrong hands.


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Okay, you know which one of these I really find repulsive? #33, the banning of cheaper guns. This infuriates me. The government already has set up the system in such a way that poor people have a much harder time protecting themselves. And considering that their neighborhoods can frequently be worse than the middle-class, who have the money to own firearms and purchase their multi-hundred dollar concealed carry permit, I find this situation untenable.

But moreover, purchase a firearm for yourself. Become familiar with it. Train with it. It’s less complicated than operating a car, so familiarity will quell any fear you have. You never know when you’ll need to use it.

So here is your quiz question: Which of the 40 reasons do you despise the most, and why? Comment below!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.chandler.7906 David Chandler

    You forgot the Catch-22 logic: If you feel the need to own a weapon to defend yourself and your family against all enemies Governmental or domestic than you are clearly mentally unbalanced and therefore ineligible to own a weapon. If, however, you feel secure with the knowledge that the police are just 30 minutes away, (after you call them) and that they are professionals dedicated to reporting crime then you are clearly a mentally mature adult and don’t need a weapon to defend yourself.

  • jsolbakken

    Man, you are just retarded!!! Are you completely incapable of making distinctions?

  • jsolbakken

    At least NWO has his heart in the right place; if only his mind can keep up…

  • Joseph

    Christ has said…”If you have not a sword then sell your cloak and buy one”….At the time it was illegal for Jews to own swords due to the Romans who were afraid of insurrection. Barabbas was in prison at the time The Lord spoke those words because Barabbas was a revolutionary and had killed with a sword a Roman soldier. The people Christ spoke His words to were His disciples, the very same guys who were laying hands on people and casting out demons and healing people….So here we will see that spiritually endowed men were to also carry weapons. These weapons were not for revolution but for self protection and to be used whenever another person needed to be protected from bandits and other evil men…….Spiritual men, followers of Christ, were ordered by the Lord to carry weapons….Think about it.

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  • Umide Hana

    I have said the second one often, and it is true. Murderers do not CARE one iota a gun is illegal, for what they are doing is illegal, anyway. They will simply take a gun off the black market, or find other means to kill their targets.

  • Umide Hana

    The two that disgust me the most is, #8 and #22. The “rape culture” vomit irritates me beyond belief, and the legislators, educators, propagandists, bloggers, and others that say that women should not have firearms, are actually promoters of sexual assault and other violent acts, rather than protectors. There is no morality in that, whatsoever……the rapist, will not be stopped, and will continue, causing more harm to others. But hey, anything for a defacto policed state out of fear, right? The ending objective with gun control, is for government authoritarianism.

    The second one just shows the true nature of those who proclaim the ideals of feminism–to create their cases of helplessness of women to advance this statehood. Why would a cause, that is made to empower women, be fearful of women carrying a firearm–if the male contructed society is so awful, would not it be beneficial to hold SOME weaponry?

    The ending answer is quite simple: if you look at most that call themselves feminists–they are actually quite collectivist in nature, and view all women–with the exception of themselves, if they are female, I’m sure–to be just mere products of their society, rather than influencers. So, therefore, if a woman did have a gun, it would show that women are as accountable as men, in both their self-defense….and even, say, in crime relations. In short, people, male and, especially female (who are often targeted), will be held accountable for what they do, not for their possession of items. So, in essense, it’s a matter of the State targeting personal liberty, responsibility, and accountability.

    I mean, if you look at #22, it even SOUNDS helpless.

  • dontwanttogiveaname

    I have a better list: “Three reasons why we should be allowed to have guns.”
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  • blarg

    I so hope that this is a troll this is so bad and gives no rational reason to ban guns…

  • http://libertarianchristians.com Norman Horn

    Yep! It’s an entirely facetious list. There is no real reason to ban guns.

  • Robert DL

    Here’s a reason: according to liberal sites like “salon”, the Weimar republic had strict gun control laws. And we all know how successful that government was!
    How would the cowardly and opportunistic politicians of the Weimar, with its later presidents ruling by “emergency decree”, have behaved if they knew that the average German was well-armed, able to defeat putsches, like to Communist takover of Bavaria (under Kahr), as well as that other putsch.

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