High Capacity Ignorance by Joe Keck

Apparently, James Holmes had received a government grant of $26,000 for his tuition. And, apparently, he used that money to purchase the weapons and ammunition for Aurora Colorado shooting, according to USA Today.

So, of course all the Republicans and conservatives are banging the symbols and beating the drums braying that we should do something about those high capacity and dangerous Government grants.

“People are being injured and killed with Government dollars!” the Right is saying.

“No blood for research!”

“Stop the proliferation of gun deaths from Federal cash flowing into the hands of killer students!”

Oh, wait. They aren’t.

No conservatives are saying that. No Republican is calling for a reduction in college funds or a halt on student loans. Why? Because it’s stupid to blame the money – or any other inanimate object – for some criminal’s killing. Conservatives are just whacko enough to blame, guess who? THE CRIMINAL!

That’s becuase conservatives aren’t stupid.

However, Democrats are.

According to the Huffington Post,

Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) office is saying that he plans to reintroduce legislation that would curtail the ability of a shooter to fire at length without reloading.

“If reports are correct and a high-capacity gun magazine was used to commit these awful murders, Senator Lautenberg will absolutely renew his effort to limit the availability of this dangerous firearm attachment,” Lautenberg’s communications director Caley Gray told The Huffington Post.

Why isn’t Senator Lutenberg demanding we cut down on money given to neuroscience interns? That would be just as stupid as cutting down on high capacity magazine.

Note to Mr. Lautenberg: Our second amendment rights were not put in the Constitution so that Americans can have fun at the shooting range. That is something we seem to have neglected to remember. The right to keep and bear arms is in our Founding Documents so the American citizen holds the power and not the Government. It’s there so that The People have plenty of firepower to storm the capitol, the Whitehouse, the National Mall, and any other Federal facility that may need re-appropriating, and take it over.’

In such a case, Senator Lautenberg, we indeed will need to

fire at length without reloading.” We will need to have “the availability of this dangerous firearm attachment.” And we will need to arrest, detain, and try those Government officials who attempted to restrict our rights.

That, Mr. Lautenberg, is the reason for the inclusion of the second amendment into the highest and most legislatively superior law of our land, not for mere recreational amusement.

Up until the ninetheenth century, it was illegal for any male between the ages of 18 and 45 to not be in possession of either two pistols, or one rifle. Let me repeat that: It was illegal for any male to NOT be in possession of either two pistols or one rifle.

What does that tell us about our very intelligent, very solemn and sagacious Founding Fathers. It tells us that all of them would kick the hell out of the Democrats if they were here today.

Another note to Mr. Lautenberg: Shut up, sit down, and don’t open you mouth again!

It’s time we said that to all the ignoramuses who trample the Constitution, lest we give up our safeguards against tyranny, aka, guns with high capacity magazines, and lie down for totalitarianism.

What if king George would have successfully put a restriction on large capacity lead ball bags, or black powder containers, or Rapid flint-lock mechanisms?

People used muskets and pistols for murderous purposes black then as well. Thank God no one was trying to cut down on firearms in the 1770’s. They had plenty of explosives, plenty of guns, plenty of those dastardly lead balls, and there wasn’t a bunch of wobbly-kneed Progressives trying to get rid of them.

Here’s an idea. Let’s get rid of high capacity House and Senate Liberals.

They are far more dangerous than guns.

About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at http://www.joekeck.com/

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