How come I am not surprised that this sort of thinking is coming out of the mouth of a former State Department “Diplomat”? A snippet from this article by Dan Simpson, a retired diplomat.
The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty. Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm. Source: toledoblade.com — The disarming of America
Hmmm this is a guy we expected to help solve dilemmas like the Palestinian Israeli conflict? Yea you know I can see the resemblance in proposed solutions. Disarm the Victims. And never ever address the issue.
The wailing and gnashing of teeth about gun ownership in American revolves around this central issue. Gun owners want to defend themselves from the results of 40 years of liberal social experiments in criminal justice. Politicians want to make damn sure that the public never truly understands the mindboggling statistics of recidivism in crime. How much do you think Politicians want to admit the failure of their grand experiment in feeling criminals pain?
From the Dept. of Justice:
- Released prisoners with the highest rearrest rates were robbers (70.2%), burglars (74.0%), larcenists (74.6%), motor vehicle thieves (78.8%), those in prison for possessing or selling stolen property (77.4%), and those in prison for possessing, using, or selling illegal weapons (70.2%).
- Within 3 years, 2.5% of released rapists were arrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for homicide.
- The 272,111 offenders discharged in 1994 had accumulated 4.1 million arrest charges before their most recent imprisonment and another 744,000 charges within 3 years of release.
Well gee pilgrim it seems like the best way to stop gun violence is to actually build bigger prisons and stop acting like we can rehabilitate criminals. Hardcore criminals are causing most of this “gun” violence. But liberals would rather take your guns away than to admit that their social experiments were a huge failure. See back before the “revolution” silly little crimes like Murder used to be punishable by death or actual life imprisonment. Not anymore…doesn’t it make you feel warm and fuzzy to know that people we CAUGHT, TRIED and SENT to prison for murder are walking among us? Be happy let them take your guns away so we can all sit around and watch the carnage skyrocket.
And for those folks who think neat little gadgets like Pepper Spray are useful this handly dandy little video will dispel that notion. Hint it just pisses off the truly dangerous folks. You know the ones you might just want to shoot.