Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Does Anyone Wonder Why No One Reads The Paper Anymore?

If you can stomach it, try to get through this op-ed (registration required) by Nick Coleman in todays Minneapolis Star Tribune. It recites the same old tired mantra chanted by the left every day, day after day. Less guns equals less crime. Truly sad, after the mountains of research that have been done that show that nothing could be further from the truth. Of course, Nick Coleman, who probably lives in a gated community in the suburbs sees no reason to own a gun because he lives as far away from poor, gang ridden communities as he possibly can. I suppose the line of thinking for these liberal elites would be "screw those poor mothers in the 'hood, it's ok if they get shot, just not me". I can't fathom where else the line of thinking and living leads to.

Coleman mentions the massacre by that lunatic at the church meeting in Brookfield, WI, not an hour from here. Of course, what he fails to mention is that IF ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM HAD A GUN ON THEIR PERSON THEY COULD HAVE SHOT THAT LUNATIC DEAD BEFORE HE KILLED THEM ALL. When there is an armed person holding up inside a house do the cops show up with baseball bats or assault rifles and body armor? I just simply cannot understand why leftists like Nick Coleman cannot put these things together.

Another factoid Coleman tosses out there is that the guy in Atlanta who killed the judge and others did it with a gun. Well, yes. But the real problem was that the jail didn't have the monster cuffed and he overpowered a female guard - but no mention of this in the article.

Most leftists like Coleman are thrilled to provide as evidence that we are not supposed to have guns the text of the second amendment of the Constitution which states:

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The logic works like this: Leftists say that the "well regulated militia" represents trained officers and army personnel, and that those are the only ones that should be armed. Of course, anyone who has actually read anything about the founders and the Constiution know that the militia is the people and that they certainly wanted the people to be armed. And since when does the Bill of Rights take rights away?

But if Coleman actually believes in this false logic as most leftists do, then he must certainly believe that that female guard in Atlanta had the "right to bear arms", just as gun control lunatics like Richard Daley in Chicago and Rosie O'Donnell have legions of heavily armed guards around them all the time. And that "right to bear arms" of the female guard certainly left many people dead - so what is better? Poorly trained weak female prison guards that have the right to carry or a well trained armed populus that makes any and all criminals think twice before they try to carjack a "soft target"?

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