Lets’s Have Real Gun Control.

19 Dec

Let’s Have REAL Gun Control:  Down with the Military-Industrial Complex and the Homeland Security State

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And now for a word on the Connecticut school shooting … I purposefully held off saying anything on it until now … Why speak until the initial media frenzy on the story has died down and the facts of the case are laid out? …

Now that they are … Here goes …

Gun control.  I’m for it.  Military grade weapons.  Well, they should be in the hands of the military and other responsible parties when they are needed to (1) Protect American interests overseas, and (2)  to provide for the Defense of the United States.  That’s clear. Citizens shouldn’t need to have access to military-grade hardware, automatic, and semi-automatic firearms to protect themselves (or for hunting, which is one of the only other legitimate reasons for having guns) … but ….

Let’s be honest … Guns aren’t the problem per say; people are … people with them are … People who shouldn’t have them are … But will gun control legislation viz-a-viz private citizens actually solve that issue? … Most likely not … The “war on guns” will have about as much success as the “war on drugs.”  Drive guns underground, and business booms … Just like with Prohibition.

But there are bigger issues here too.  Don’t trust guns, the NRA, and the gun industry? …  Well, why then should we trust them under the watchful eye of a ‘gun controlling’ police state either or the statist Military-Industrial-Security Complex? The same state, I may add, that’s in the pocket of the corporate 1% and globalist interests … John Doe or Joe Six Pack down the street with these guns is bad enough.  But Big Brother with them is even worse!

… So have your “gun control” … by all means … But be sure to have it applied universally and unilaterally.  Over-the-Top weapons (from nukes to drones on down) shouldn’t be in hands of anybody, but especially not in the hands of corporate oligarchs, their security outfits, or the totalitarian state.  Universal disarmament should be the rule:  Get these weapons out of production; and don’t let them be used for foreign adventures abroad or for unwarranted police actions at home.

And, that will see to it that terrorists don’t have access to them either.  And, if there are any essential ARMS the government, military, or private security outfits do need, then keep themDon’t get rid of those weapons.

But there’s a rider to that.  They only can be accessed under emergency situations.  They wouldn’t be able to use them for imperialist actions in other countries, and most certainly not against private citizens at home (i.e., to intimidate citizens or to break up peaceful protests that are deemed inconvenient or unacceptable to government officials or elites).  Congress, under the mandate of the people, would determine what’s an emergency and what isn’t.  Nobody else.  And definitely not government bureaucrats, corporate kingpins, or unaccountable agents-officials of the police state.  Needed weapons can be accessed in emergencies or produced for emergencies, but other than that, even the police and the military shouldn’t be holding onto them.  They should be under lock and key; and no one should be able to personally keep them until emergencies arise.

That will solve the “gun control” problem in this country, as well as many of the other social problems plaguing our society via the Homeland Security state, military adventurism abroad, and so on.  Do that, and your trouble with firearms will be eliminated.  Fail to do that and our problems as a society are just beginning

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