| I may well be guilty of dogmatism when I state
that there is NO way that this nation can be totally
disarmed (are you listening, Brady et al?). It is
an absolute impossibility. Let us remember that
the ''gun culture'' is nothing new - far from it
- it is still alive and (fairly) well after more
than two centuries, and is a fact that those against
guns must remember, even call it heritage if you
Embrace then too the numbers of guns "out
there" ........ possessed by good guys and
bad guys alike - multiple millions. Laws are long
established that can punish illegal possession
and use so no new legislation needed here and
as we know, bad guys can and will always find
the means of obtaining a firearm. Nothing that
a Government can do can possibly stop this - OK,
I know, dogmatic again, but true yeah!
Will California's "Micro-stamping"
absurdity control illegal guns? Of course not
as there are way too many ways around it, remembering
of course that by definition a criminal is a law
breaker - he is not concerned about obeying any
laws. Then we can remember too the "Ballistic
Fingerprinting" farce - another ploy that
does nothing to limit criminals but does cost
the tax payer millions in wasted funds and persecutes
the good guys.
Where does this leave us? Back in the tight corner
we endure as legitimate gun owners. Once more
I highlight what we all know - that it is not
about gun control but about leftist control for
its own sake. It has to be, otherwise the recognition
of guns owned by bad guys would be taken into
account, which it seemingly is not other than
perhaps by lumping in those guns with legal guns
as if they are all the same. As I have said -
no one can ever remove all those, if indeed any
at all. Just look at the UK!!
The folks however who can be ''controlled'' are
by default the people who obey the law - those
who represent the most minimal threat of all.
We are those people. Somehow we have to keep trying
to press home the inescapable (to us!) logic which
says that disarmament of law abiding persons does
nothing significant to reduce gun crime, apart
from the inevitable deprivation of a solid means
of self defence - against those guns that can
never be controlled.
I return once more to the nation's gun history
and gun numbers - this is what makes eradication
impossible and most so with illegal guns. Let
us not forget either, the potential for fresh
supplies coming in via smuggling routes - no amount
of security can ever stop a flow totally. That
leaves us in the position we all see and know
so well and which reinforces the truism that "if
guns are outlawed - only outlaws have guns".
It really is that simple.
I am writing nothing new whatsoever - this is
just ''same old'', but rehashed, placing perhaps
greater emphasis on the historic duration of gun
ownership and its shere scale. How sad and frustrating
it is to see over and over the spouting of the
anti's emotional rhetoric instead of applying
even a modicum of logic - which reflects the actual
underlying intent - that of control itself.
I wonder who owns or will own the millionth S&W