Currently, Americans are being bombarded by news reports about psychopathic villains who, enabled by the 2nd Amendment, are killing innocent people at random.
The media narrative is strong and makes public enemy No. 1 not so much the disturbed individuals carrying out the brutal attacks as it does the weapons and accoutrements they have used in the commission of the murders.
Instead of a discussion about public health, mental disorders, widespread psychotropic drugging and considering the vast number of alternatives that could be behind the horrific actions of these murderers (even those more sinister scenarios that could involve hidden actors), Americans are engaged in a discussion only about the guns used in the crimes.
President Barack Obama, who has been so adamant in pushing his view of perfect public health policy, has made no mention of what appears to be an explosion in the number of mentally disturbed, murderous psychos roaming America’s streets.
But when asked by a member of the mainstream media about reinstating an assault weapons ban, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney assured reporters that the President supports renewing the ban that expired under President George W. Bush.
As the Administration touts its support of certain gun bans and some members of Congress scurry to draft gun ban bills, the media is doing its diligence to further the cause of disarming the 2nd Amendment by shaping public perception.
Whether you happen to be a sport shooter, a gun-owner for self-defense or an Olympic shooting athlete, the media try to link you with psychopathic murderers. In the eyes of the non-gun-owning public, you are to be seen as strange and fully capable–only because you own guns–of carrying out murderous attacks.
By mainstream reasoning, you become even more likely to commit the same actions as psychopathic murderers if you value the U.S. Constitution, call yourself a patriot or dissident and/or sometimes disagree with the official narrative fed to you by government and major news networks.
And if you happen to own a handgun (say semi-automatic in the .40 caliber or 9mm varieties popular for self-protection) and perhaps a high capacity magazine, you are almost certainly going to carry out mass murder, by the media’s reckoning.
Consider this report from Reuters:
The semiautomatic handgun used in the deadly attack on a Wisconsin Sikh temple is the same type used in other recent U.S. mass shootings, including one at a theater in Colorado, and the attack on a congresswoman in Arizona, gun experts said.
… Semiautomatic handguns are the weapon of choice for mass murderers because they are light and easy to conceal, and adaptable to using high-capacity magazines, experts say. This allows the shooter to fire the maximum number of bullets in a short period of time, said Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group that advocates to reduce gun violence.
“There is no valid reason for civilians to have assault rifles, semiautomatic handguns and high-capacity magazines,” he said. “We have to start ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands in the United States.”
No doubt, every moment of your life you face danger. But by all mainstream accounts, it is not from mentally unhinged freaks who want to kill you; it is from the guns they have, and the one you have for your own protection. Besides, it would be politically incorrect to point out psychos in your midst, and guns can’t cry foul.
It is time for gun owners to cling to their weapons like never before, and to launch an educational campaign about the benefits of gun ownership. It is time to demand from the media a distinction between psychos who own guns and responsible firearms enthusiasts.
And most of all, it is time to silence the idiotic diatribes of the anti-gun lobby with the Constitutional guarantees provided by the 1st Amendment. Because once they take the 2nd, the 1st will fall without warning or argument as the other psychos–the ones who have remained behind the scenes and are perhaps the real masterminds, the ones running your life from marbled halls–emerge from the shadows. Make no mistake, they will still be armed.