Here’s an interesting Letter to the Editor some gun-hater wrote:
Go on promoting the Second Amendment
December 30, 2013FREDERICK BUCHEIT – Mill Hall , The Express
The following is fiction, but one never knows.
Bob and Bill became friends early on as they lived close to one another and were the same age.
They lived in a neighborhood where kindness was not commonly seen and a fellow had to occasionally fight to keep his lunch money.
Bob and Bill really enjoyed the violent video games they got for Christmas and often competed to see who could kill the most enemies.
In school Bob and Bill were considered “different.” Their dress was different and they were thought of as loners as they seldom associated with other students; they seldom did homework, for that was the mark of a sissy.
As time went by they became more resentful of authority; when a teacher disciplined them they started to keep a list of the incidents.
The girls in their school were dismissive of them and they resented that, and kept a list.
As they became more antisocial they got into more and more trouble, often doing time in school detention, and even getting the occasional expulsion for fighting when other boys took their belongings. They made a list of them also.
After years of these insults, they decided it was time for action. Their course of action involved the most conveniently obtained item in this society – the gun.
Bob’s father had a couple of pistols, an AK47 and plenty of large clips; Bill’s dad had an AR15 with lots of clips and lots of ammo.
The boys made a detailed plan, and the easiest part of it was getting the guns, as they live in a society where guns were considered the best and the easiest way to prove manliness; respect, duty, honor and knowledge didn’t make the cut.
Yes, these boys live in a country where tens of thousands of items, including lawn darts, are banned because of their danger to health and safety, but guns are readily available anywhere and anytime.
Not only did their fathers have many pistols and semiautomatic guns, so did their brothers and uncles and neighbors.
Guns were as easy to get as hammers – perhaps more so. There were, after all, more than 350 million guns in circulation, many unregistered. If one did not own a gun, one just broke into a car or a house and got one.
And why did so many people feel the need to own a gun for protection? Primarily because there were so many guns around, and also because they might have to take on a government that became too tyrannical. These people apparently never heard of a ballot, or didn’t believe in it.
And so, Bob and Bill went to school with a list of people, 12 guns, and 10 times as many bullets as would be required.
This day they would add to the enormous list of murdered citizens, “convenience killings” that have slaughtered more American citizens than American soldiers killed in all the wars this country has fought. There are 30 American citizens killed every day of the year by guns.
You do the math.
So, go on promoting the Second Amendment as though it means any guns anywhere and anytime for any person, and we will continue to have more of the same daily horror.
This in spite of the fact that the Declaration of Independence declares that every one of us has an inalienable right to life! The daily slaughter of citizens goes unnoticed, unrecognized and no effort is being made to prevent it.
There is NO interpretation of the Second Amendment that can justify this senseless, unrelenting, unmitigated slaughter of humans.
It is time we take seriously the wise words of a great jurist, Chief Justice Warren Burger, who said the Second Amendment “has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word ‘fraud,’ on the American public.”
The things liberals write when they thing we’re not watching.
1. Chief Justice Warren Burger only attacked the Second Amendment when he was writing for a magazine. He “never said anything about the Second Amendment when he was actually on the Supreme Court.”
2. The Columbine Killers weren’t bullies- USA Today reported: They weren’t goths or loners.The two teenagers who killed 13 people and themselves at suburban Denver’s Columbine High School 10 years ago next week weren’t in the “Trenchcoat Mafia,” disaffected videogamers who wore cowboy dusters. The killings ignited a national debate over bullying, but the record now shows Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold hadn’t been bullied — in fact, they had bragged in diaries about picking on freshmen and “fags.”
3. Guns are easier to get than hammers? When was the last time you had to pass a background check to get a hammer, or worry about the size of your hammer, or get a license to carry a hammer? Even if the writer is referring to Armslist, at least I don’t have to go online to buy a freaking hammer.
4. 30 Americans a day killed by guns? OK, never mind that this country has more than 300 million people, but I don’t consider the lives of gangbangers shooting each other equal to the lives of law-abiding people. Besides, since “roughly 60 percent of deaths by gun are due to suicides,” can we really count those as gun deaths? Japan has a higher suicide rate than we do, thus it really doesn’t matter. What does matter are the lives saved by guns, and for that I’ll let a report commissioned by the White House answer:
A new report commissioned by the White House titled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-related Violence suggests what many self defense gun proponents have been saying for years.
he study found that gun ownership actually saves lives and those who have a firearm at their disposal improve their chances of survival and reduce their chance of injury in the event they are confronted by a violent criminal:
Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year…
The estimate of 3 million defensive uses per year is based on an extrapolation from a small number of responses taken from more than 19 national surveys. The former estimate of 108,000 is difficult to interpret because respondents were not asked specifically about defensive gun use.
A different issue is whether defensive use of guns, however numerous or rare they may be, are effective in preventing injury to the gun wielding crime victim. Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was “used” by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self protective strategies.
I feel sorry for FREDERICK BUCHEIT, a dumb man with a dumb name. Bucheit? What kind of name is that? Sounds like BS, but I’ll take his advice and “go on promoting the Second Amendment.” Why not? The Second Amendment saves lives and keep us free. The alternative is becoming Mexico, and if you ever been there you know it’s a nice place to visit, but not a nice place to stay.