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Enough! Nobody Wants to Take Away Your Damn Guns!

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Reading some of these comments coming from the NRA convention in Houston has pushed me to a point where I must vent.  Honestly, the insanity being spewed by these people would be laughable if millions of Americans didn’t agree with them.

Have you heard about the new NRA President?  Holy crap, talk about a complete jackass.  This man is an attorney for a firm which specializes in defending gun manufacturers, has called Obama a “fake President” (aka a birther) and has said the Civil War was “the war of northern aggression”—you know, what supporters of the Confederacy often called it.

I mean come on.  The NRA has a new birther President who thinks President Obama isn’t an American, thinks the Confederate states had the right to own slaves (apparently Lincoln was a tyrant) and believes all Americans should be military trained to fight against tyranny.

I would have some witty remark to follow that up with, but I don’t think it’s necessary.  This level of crazy speaks for itself.

But what I will do is repeat something I’ve said plenty of times.  President Obama does not  want to take away your damn guns.

No, the the Second Amendment isn’t under attack.

Under the plan Obama spoke of back in January you could still own thousands of guns. You could still own bullets. Hell, you could still own semi-automatics.  There was absolutely no limit on how many guns you could own.

What Obama proposed was the same assault weapon ban we had until just a few years ago.  Did the world end, and tyranny take over, because of this ban?  No.  It’s the very same ban George W. Bush has been quoted as saying he felt should have been renewed in 2004.  A ban on the same weapons George H. Bush and Ronald Reagan both said had no place in the hands of ordinary civilians.

President Obama also said he supported a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.  You don’t need more than 10 bullets to hunt or defend yourself—and if you do, you probably shouldn’t be operating any kind of firearms to begin with.

Sorry sport shooters, I can’t support high-capacity magazines simply for sport shooting.  Ranges can be allowed to own these for sport purposes, but they shouldn’t be privately owned.

He also supported universal background checks.  What kind of delusional fools oppose a background check for all gun purchases?  Well, we know which Senators oppose this law.  Thankfully over 80% of Americans don’t.  But seriously, you can’t even debate against universal background checks and if you try, you’re just proving your own ignorance.

Another thing he proposed was funding for enhanced resources to prevent mentally ill people from obtaining guns.  Again, what imbecile opposes actions that seek to prevent mentally ill individuals from obtaining dangerous weapons?

He said we need increased funding for more law enforcement officers, funding to provide researchers the resources to study why people do these heinous acts and funding for schools to have armed security on campus if they so wish.

None of that is an attack on the Second Amendment, it’s called using common sense.

Just because our Constitution gives us a right, doesn’t mean that right can’t have problems that need solutions.  I support the right for gun ownership as a gun owner myself, but I also support sensible regulations of that right to try and prevent some of these horrific acts of violence.

Here’s my example of the difference between a liberal and a conservative talking about guns:

  • Liberal: I believe in sensible gun regulations that limit high-capacity magazines and some semi-automatic rifles.  I believe that Americans have the right to own handguns for self-defense and rifles for hunting.  However, I believe the selling of guns and their ammunition should be regulated with background checks to ensure the wrong people can’t simply walk into a gun show or their local Walmart and illegally purchase these items.
  • Conservative: Socialist liberals just want to turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.  You know Hitler banned guns too, right?  Bacon kills people every year, guess you people believe we should ban bacon?  Obesity kills people every day, should we ban the spoons people use to eat with?  Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.  The only way to stop bad people with guns, are good people with guns.  Our government fears an armed populace!  You’ll get my guns when you take them from my cold dead hands.

Do you see the difference?  I know it’s subtle.

These people at this NRA convention are lunatics.  Mentally ill psychopaths who have an unhealthy worship of inanimate objects and suffer from delusional paranoia of damn near everything.

They argue that guns aren’t the problem, people are the problem.  You know, they might be somewhat right—these people are the damn problem.

About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Dennis Wheeler

    I am a gun owner. I have been since I was a teenager. That doesn´t prevent me from recognizing that fully automatic military hardware doesn´t belong in the hands of civilians. That there is no justifiable reason for high volume clips in light of the recent problems we´ve had. No we should not be able to own ICBM with warheads. There is no common sense just political opposition.

    • liberalssuck

      Yet no study has said any of this works which you are suggesting. I do not care what you think as you do not have the right to dictate what I may use for my defense. No where does it say anything about nukes, that is a typical straw man argument. The words to bear arms mean which you can carry. You may think we have back pack nukes but we do not. Again you really think criminals follow the law. pretty piss poor thinking there. Must be the liberal in you..

  • Paul T Bennethum

    The Founding Fathers had alot of common sense. Back in their time the guns regular people owned were flintlocks. I don’t believe that they saw a future where firearms would develope to what they are now. I am sure that if they had that knowledge they would have enough foresight to want to limit civilians access with regards to firepower. Sadly, manufacturers and sellers have no such sense. Their only motive is profit and the cost in innocent lives means nothing to them. They market real weapons for children for crying out loud! I would rather have a less violent society rather than one where weapons are marketed to people no matter how suspect their ability to judge responsible ownership and use is.

  • becky

    I really don’t like how emphatic you are that people with mental illness can’t own firearms. Very few mental illnesses can cause a person to be a danger to themselves or others and only if they are untreated. People with these severe mental illness are almost always in treatment. Then you have mental illness like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder or even Disthemia which are all illness that pose no real danger in relation to fire arms. What you so emphatically believe about people with mental illness would make it illegal for a person who suffered from depression but is in treatment and is in complete remission to own a small handgun to protect themselves from home invaders et c. It’s really not cool. People with cancer can get guns. People with arthritis can get guns. People with psoriasis can get guns. but why can’t someone with an illness that functions exactly like all the aforementioned (an organ in the body malfunctions because of a virus, pathogen, infection, et c.) have the same rights?

    TL:DR
    People with mental illness are people too. Stop being awful.

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