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Unlady-like conduct

I’ve been contemplating on whether or not I should voice my opinion about the recent heinous act. So, I said what the heck, everybody else has! 

The weapon is being blamed for this. The weapon itself is not the murderer. The person who pulled the trigger is. Responsible gun owners and domestic terrorists are two completely different things…Let’s not get them confused.

Question is, why haven’t we banned cell phones, alcohol, cars, bombs, knives? They kill people too. Wait, no, the person who was on the cell phone driving killed a person or persons by not paying attention to the road instead, the person driving drunk who drove the car into head on collision, the person who built the bomb who blew up a block, the person wielding the knife…so we should only ban guns? Because it’s in the amendment?

People will purchase a gun WITHOUT going through the proper way. Responsible, law abiding citizens don’t. There are people who drive WITHOUT a license everyday. Responsible, law abiding citizens don’t. 
People will continue to talk and text while driving and potentially cause a fatal accident. Responsible, law abiding citizens don’t. People will continue to drive while intoxicated. Responsible, law abiding citizens will have a DD. Drugs are illegal and banned. We see how well that goes.

There are law abiding citizens who have successfully defended their unalienated rights without having to pull the trigger. There are millions of gun owners that go every single day without having to utilize their weapon. The weapon itself is not the murderer. You have to understand there will always be evil in this world. And if there was a concealed licensed holder that had his or her firearm at the establishment the loss of life would have been drastically less. It would not have taken an armored vehicle busting through the wall to remove the threat while the perp was holding 30 people hostage. This particular area was a no gun zone which meant that the off-duty officer that was there would not have been able to carry his firearm. It goes to show the people that gun-free zones usually only hurt the law abiding citizens.

Owning an automatic weapon legally, requires federal paperwork that takes an average of 18 months to be approved. Every time you want to purchase a gun legally, there is paperwork you have to fill out and if you haven’t been vetted by the federal government, i. e. CHL, security guards, police officers, including military, you still have to fill out paperwork that is called into a federal agency to see if you are legally able to own a weapon. That is for any non automatic weapon.

So please can we get off the guns sack for a minute and and focus on the real killer? 

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9 thoughts on “Unlady-like conduct

  1. There is no waiting period to buy a firearm in Texas, and there is no state firearms registry. This applies to both handguns and long arms. To purchase a firearm in Texas you must present a state-issued ID, and in most cases you will need to buy from an individual or business with a federal firearms license (FFL) permit.
    It’s the same way in Florida and many other states.
    However, Federal law requires an FBI background check for semi-automatics in all states. Here is the process.
    The seller then submits the information to the FBI, via a toll-free phone line or over the Internet. The FBI checks the applicant’s info against databases. The process can take ONLY a few minutes. If the seller receives nothing, which can mean no answer as in too busy, the applicant can walk out with an automatic weapon.
    Automatic weapon bans have been passed in the US and some are still on the books. Fully automatic machine guns (the tommy gun) was banned in the 1930’s. Next, in 1968 a big piece of legislation pertinent to machine guns passed called the Gun Control Act. The Gun Control Act made sure that no firearms that had “no sporting purpose” could be sold to civilians. Even as late as 1986 a law was passed with an amendment to forbid the sale to civilians of all new machine guns made after the law took effect.
    So passing a law to stop rid our country of weapons that mow people down in seconds is not new. No one straps on an AR 15 or an AK 47 to go to the grocery store. No one straps a semi-automatic weapon on to go clubbing. Or they shouldn’t.
    Common sense laws what’s needed. No one is advocating that the 2nd amendment should be thrown out with the bathwater.
    I learned to shoot before puberty and was a member of the NRA. But automatic guns have but one purpose to kill humans. Let’s be real.

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    1. Thank you for the information. Respectfully, I disagree on the automatics weapons assumption that they were made to kill people. I understand there are those who, like we’ve seen recently, who do use them unlawfully. But there are those that like to collect weapons of different types for fun. Just like people collect stamps, books, cars or whatever it is that they’re passionate about. My father has a wide variety of different types of weapons just for shear fun. He doesn’t go hunting anymore but he’s not getting rid of them. He still likes to target practice. So assuming that everyone who owns an automatic weapon is out to kill people isn’t cool at all.

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      1. No, not everyone who owns one plans on killing. I’m sorry if that’s what I implied. However, the automatic weapon was invented as a weapon of war and as such we should understand that too many people use it for that purpose against the innocent.

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  2. Thank you for speaking out. I saw a post today on FB that made my blood boil. It listed the pictures of approx. 50 (republicans- surprise, surprise) – the headline read,” Here Are The 50 Senators Who Voted Away The Lives Of 49 People In Pulse Nightclub -that decided against a bill that would have prohibited the sale of assault rifles to people on federal watch lists, like the one Omar Mateen was on.”

    That is an irresponsible post and has no place on FB. I am pro 2nd amendment, and the arguments you made are spot on. I don’t care who it is, but if someone like this terrorist comes into an establishment where I am – the playing field needs to be fair.

    @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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  3. Very strong points you make I must say. I have to say I have never shot a gun or owned one so I can only say what I’ve seen GUNS DO NOT KILL PEOPLE DO! Which is what your point is and that is not debatable or it shouldn’t be. Great thought out post. Thanks for sharing!

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