|December 31, 2012 at 9:14 am #237|
I am writing in regards to Senator Feinstein’s proposed new bill designed to gut our Constitution’s Second Amendment.
The 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban did absolutely nothing to help anyone but the politicians who used it to gain votes from their hoplophobic constituencies. The atrocity at Columbine, having occurred in the middle of the previous ban, has already proven that such a ban would have done nothing to prevent the most recent tragedy and Connecticut already has an “Assault Weapons” ban which did nothing to protect those poor children.
Repeating the mistakes of the past will do nothing to help anyone.
The only “reasonable” approach that anyone has put forward so far, is that we protect our children as we protect our money, our politicians, and our country, with armed force. This should be done at the local, not federal level. It should be both a professional and volunteer effort, designed locally to reflect the needs of each locality.
You need to call for the media to act more responsibly. The psychology of the lunatics that commit such horrible acts has been studied sufficiently that we know for a fact that one of the main goals of these people is to become famous. The fact that the media spreads their faces and names far and wide, making them household names and placing them in the history books for all time just to make money is unconscionable. A while back we had a streaking craze and all it took to put a stop to it was for the media to cease putting them on camera. We can no longer condone the media broadcasting tragedy for profit when we know they’re encouraging the next incident.
I’m no more in favor of attacking the First Amendment than I am of attacking the Second, but all that would be required would be for the identity of the perpetrators to be withheld. They can still make their money off the pain and suffering of the victims (yes, it’s a strong indictment, but it’s the truth), without helping to promote another incident. I think you all need to stand up and point this out to the public and shame the media into voluntarily ceasing to promote the perpetrators in order to help stop these horrible crimes.
Feinstein’s proposed bill is a blatant attempt to disarm the American public and I will not stand for it. I will do everything in my power to prevent anyone supporting this bill from ever obtaining public office anywhere ever again. This is not negotiable.
L. Neil Smith stated it rather well, “the freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right — subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility.”
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