Like everyone else, I am horrified – though not surprised – by the increasing epidemic of mass shootings. The blood spilled, the pain endured, the death of loved ones. Of course we want this to stop!
Predictably, Democrats are once again posturing to grab guns as a solution. There are at least three major reasons why this is dangerous, stupid, wrong-headed, and completely ineffective.
First, such laws make no more common sense than eliminating all automobiles because they are involved in thousands of deliberate and accidental deaths. Or cutting off all male sexual organs because they have been involved in untold millions of rape-related deaths. Or eliminating water because hundreds of people have drowned in that dangerous liquid.
Second, such laws are hypocritical. Left-wing politicians and Hollywood pretenders have no problem hiring bodyguards to protect themselves, but they also have no problem leaving everyone else unable to protect themselves. Moreover, gun crimes typically take place in a matter of seconds. By the time most police can respond, minutes have transpired and the damage is already done.
Third, the states with the strictest gun-control laws – California and Illinois, for example – have the highest rates of violent crime. And not only is the opposite true, but gun statistics usually do not break out all the gun-related deaths of people who were shot because others were able to fight back against attempted rapes and murders. Gun-control laws invite violent crime BECAUSE UNARMED CITIZENS CANNOT FIGHT BACK AND THEREFORE MAKE EASY TARGETS.
So why are our Marxist-loving Democrats so against the Second Amendment and ordinary citizens being able to defend themselves? BECAUSE UNARMED CITIZENS CANNOT FIGHT BACK AND THEREFORE MAKE EASY TARGETS. These knee-jerk reactions to empower gun-control are an attempt to create yet another victim constituency. In doing so, Democrats seek to further divide the citizens of our nation so they can replace the rights of citizens with the rights of government by keeping as many people as possible dependent on the Democrat plantation.
In 1938, Mao Zedong, the notorious Chinese communist, said: “Every Communist must grasp the truth, ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.’ Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. Yet, having guns, we can create Party organizations …”
In Mao’s ensuing bloodbath, approximately 65 million Chinese citizens were murdered. Tens of millions more were imprisoned in labor camps. And the oppression of the Chinese people continues to this day. Mao, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro, Maduro, and other Marxist tyrants have all employed various measures of gun control and gun confiscation to carry out evil against their own people, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO FIGHT BACK AND THEREFORE MADE EASY TARGETS.
I noted at the beginning of this commentary that I was not surprised by what has occurred. There are multiple reasons for this. But most of all, I am not surprised because what ails our nation – indeed, our world – is a spiritual problem. Our nation has systematically abandoned God in our public institutions and, with that, any common basis for morality. The growing numbers of Marxist politicians running and ruining our nation – as well as the Marxist black-robed high priests infecting our judiciary – have all contributed. And the vacuous, inane antics of our Tide-Pod-eating and toilet-bowl-licking youth – and the cowardly, brown-shirt thugs of groups like ANTIFA – are all evidence of the result.
When Nikita Khrushchev threatened in 1956 that the communist Soviet empire would bury us, he wasn’t talking about nuclear war. Marxism, in all of its various centralized, state-controlled incarnations – communism, socialism, progressivism, liberalism, et cetera – has steadily undermined our morality, our schools, our media, and our politics. Senator Joseph McCarthy was right, as it turns out. He just went about addressing matters in the wrong way.
But, folks, here’s the rub: Tails do not wag dogs, and neither can we fix spiritual problems with political solutions.
True, our nation is not a theocracy. Nor is it a democracy. It’s a constitutional republic. And because of that, we still have the privilege and right to rule our government rather than letting our government rule us. WE THE PEOPLE can change things. We can start by seeking God while He can still be found. We can choose to elect people who are willing to honor God in the decisions they make and have the courage to respect the rule of law as defined in the U.S. Constitution.
We CAN change what is destroying our nation. We took the first step in this direction by showing up to vote and elect a president who many people said wasn’t electable. A president who is willing – despite all of his many flaws – to acknowledge God, to fight to help our people, and to burn down the Democrat plantations designed to further enslave us all.
What remains to be seen is whether we have the national will to continue to fight for our freedom and liberty … or to accept defeat and submit to the tyranny of the Marxists masquerading as Democrats and RINOs.
Tom Ambrose is the former commentary editor of WorldNetDaily (WND.com) and night editor of the Citizen of Laconia. In addition to over 25 years working as a reporter, commentator and editor, he has been a featured public speaker and a guest on various radio programs.