What About “Peace-Loving” Gun Owners...
Can Politicians Count?
April 26, 2007
If only the politicians and MSM of this country would defend real Constitutional Rights with the same fervor they apply to political correctness...you would start believing that Washington, D.C. was good for something other than lip-service...and taking your money any way they can get it.
Every time some nut-job vents his derangement with a gun, the politicians and MSM of the U.S. leave millions of Constitutionally protected and law-abiding citizens open to persecution.
Yet, in the face of the most horrible atrocities, these very same politicians, and MSM counterparts, jump to the defense of the “majority” of a “religious or ethnic group” who should not be blamed for the acts of a few “fanatics”.
On September 13, 2001 the President told New York Mayor Giuliani and Governor Pataki, “Our nation must be mindful that there are thousands of Arab-Americans who live in New York who love their flag just as much as the three of us.”
Less than a week after 19 Muslim terrorists attacked America and murdered 3000 innocent people as part of an exclusively Muslim terrorist campaign against the free world...President Bush addressed a gathering of Muslims at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.
His message that day was to assure the nation that “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace.”
Rep. Jim Moran preached that “No religious or ethnic group in our diverse society – including...Muslim Americans should be made to suffer because of fanatics”;
Rep. Dick Gephardt cautioned that “Just as terror is not Islam, we must say to anyone who would lash out against Muslims this is not America...";
Rep. Mike Pence lectured that “The terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are not representative of the vast majority...of Muslims in the United States” and...
Sen. Edward Kennedy reminded us that “it is wrong and irresponsible to jump to conclusions and make false accusations against...Muslims in our communities...Please do your part in defending America's rich religious and ethnic diversity”.
As these “leaders” were doing their politically correct duty...somebody forgot to tell them that Mukhtar Al-Bakri, Sahim Alwan, Faysal Galab, Shafal Mosed, Yaseinn Taher, Yahya Goba, Mohammad Rauf, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali and Ali Al-Timimi (all Muslim American citizens) had been, and still were, plotting the destruction of the US.
In fact, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted of a conspiracy to assassinate the same President of the United States that was defending him as peace-loving. (OK...you can stop laughing)
In a jump to the present day, we arrive at the murder of 32 members of the VT (Virginia Tech) community by the lone lunatic Cho Seung-Hui. (Boo-Hoo...somebody made fun of him in school)
Before the 32 bodies of those innocent victims were cold, politicians and the MSM went into high-gear and started ginning-up 2 fronts of public concern: the possibility of ethnic reprisal against Koreans for the acts of a single deranged Korean and the usual whipping boy...a renewed debate on the need for stricter gun control.
The New York Times couldn’t wait to publish Korean-Americans Brace for Problems in Wake of Killings. Apparently Cho Byung-je, an official from South Korea's Foreign Ministry, remembering his own country’s primatial style when some American servicemen accidentally ran over two Korean schoolgirls, hoped that the Virginia murders would not “stir up racial prejudice or confrontation”.
As politicians from the President to members of Congress stampeded to publicly express their shock and sympathies over the VT murders...there was not a single voice among them reminding America not to blame the entire Constitutionally protected gun owning community for the act of a single lunatic.
Not surprisingly, as the MSM stepped-up their drumbeat for stricter gun controls, the President did not lecture the Governor of Virginia that, “Our nation must be mindful that there are TENS OF MILLIONS of law-abiding gun owners who live in America who love their flag just as much as us”.
And, unlike his strident post 9-11 defense of Muslims, Rep. Jim Moran immediately declared that, “As long as we give the NRA such a free ride we will continue to have such tragedies time and time again.”
This is fascinating.
In America, there are 1.6 million Muslims affiliated with a mosque. In America, according to the National Association of Korean Americans, there are about 1.2 million Koreans. In American, there are about 65 million gun owners and almost 4.5 million of them are NRA members.
Yet, the same people who are so quick to patronize minority religious and ethnic groups, either run for the sidelines or advocate restricting a Constitutional Right when it comes to protecting gun owners.
This is especially egregious in light of the fact that gun ownership is specifically protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Unlike all of the make-believe “rights” that liberals love to invent...gun owners actually have a Constitutional RIGHT to own “keep and bear arms”.
Even members of Congress who say they support the Second Amendment, like Rep. Patrick Murphy (D., Pa.), issue idiotic qualifiers like "but I also believe that there needs to be some common-sense restrictions, such as limiting purchase to one handgun per month....”
That mentality is even more outrageous than the notion of limiting Muslim prayer to only once per day. Can you imagine the reaction of the New York Times if Rep. Moran ever said, “As long as we give the C.A.I.R. (Council on American-Islamic Relations) such a free ride we will continue to have such tragedies as 9-11 time and time again”? (Although it would be the first time that Moran has ever said anything sensible)
Of all the real Rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment is already the most heavily restricted. In many states, a person cannot own a gun without going through a burdensome permitting process that enters your name, picture and fingerprints into a government controlled database.
Can you imagine having to do the same for the right to speak?
And if you wish to remind us that guns kill people while words can’t, I ask two simple questions: How many million people is Hitler blamed for murdering? Of those millions, how many did he shoot with a gun and how many did he kill with words?