State of the Gun Control Debate - Granite Grok

State of the Gun Control Debate

“I don’t believe people should be able to own guns,”—President Barack H. Obama (Then Professor of law in Chicago speaking to John Lott)

Obama AngryIn case anyone should still have doubts that our sitting President is a charlatan, one needs only to look to his activities over the past year.

In the aftermath of the Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooting, President Obama turned the memorial service into a political platform for his gun control agenda. He cites the UK and Australia as examples of what America should consider for tighter gun control measures.    

This administration is all about all things gun control. make no mistake about it. Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s signing of the United Nations Arms Treaty gives yet more evidence of this regime’s aim. Even if the United States never ratifies this treaty, there are implications contained in the treaty that are profound. For example, for the U.S. to receive firearms from a foreign nation signatory to this treaty, receivers would be required to furnish lists of the end users for these firearms: A defacto gun registration scheme.

Back on September 22, decrying the DC Navy Yard Shooting, Obama declared, ” (this) ought to lead to some form of transformation.” praising Australia’s and the UK’s gun ban and confiscation.

I wrote extensively about Australia and Britain’s Gun control measures and their aftermath here on the Grok. On November 13, I reposted my January 22 article discussing this very notion. The sources in that entry cites Australia’s Bureau of Criminology, UK’s Home Office and crime statistics. Plainly stated, while UK and Australia instituted Gun bans and confiscation, crime skyrocketed. Inversely, while the U.S. expanded citizens rights to possess and own firearms, crime fell 54%.

Let us take a look at headlines prior to the DC. Navy Yard shooting in Australia:

Gun Crime Spikes in NSW (New South Wales)June 25, 2012
Jessica Grewal  Ballina Shire Advocate
“NOT since a massive weapons supply chain was dismantled earlier this year have NSW police found so many guns in the hands of accused criminals.”

Sydney gangs flash diamonds and guns in new wave of violence  August 3, 2013
The Sunday Telegraph
“With 17 shootings in four weeks, four of them fatal, Sydney is experiencing another surge in gun violence.”

 Is Australia staring down the barrel of a gun crisis?  August 2, 2013    National
“In the seven years from 2005 to 2012, gun murders across Australia almost doubled. The incidence of guns used in kidnappings trebled. The total number of crimes in which a firearm was used rose from 823 in 2005, to 1217 in 2012, an increase of 47 per cent.”

And in the UK…

The latest UK Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade  October 27, 2009
UK Daily Mail, James Slack
“The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year  –  a rise of 89 per cent.”

Postmistress tells of her terror after gun-toting robbers threaten to shoot her  November 11, 2013
Manchester Evening News, John Scheerhout
“A thug wearing black leathers and a motorcycle helmet burst into Amanda Gorey’s post office  and aimed a handgun at her head, swearing and demanding ‘give me the money”

This year has proved to be a year rife with the Charlatanry of the gun control crowd. A new assualt weapons ban was defeated in both houses and on April 17 we were treated to the temper tantrum and angry Obama rant over defeat of sought draconian measure.

The Bloomberg “No More Names” bus tour rolled into New Hampshire and lawmakers and other charlatans lined up to read names off the list. The problem is terrorists, cop killers,  thugs and violent criminals were included in that list.  The “No More Names Tour eventually apologized for that. Bloomberg staff worked feverishly to scrub the list, reducing it by half.  By the end of the tour, the “No More Names” bus tour fizzled, many times finding itself outnumbered by Second Amendment Supporters two-to-one. Countless Mayors around the country abandoned the Bloomberg effort.

Finally, (and locally) a local moonbat E. Elaine Andrews-Ahern sought an LSR to outlaw so-called, “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines…requiring registration for currently owned firearms.

As 2013 comes to a close, do know these moonbats have not abandoned their efforts. Stay strong, stay vigilant and stay informed.