The events at Sandy Hook elementary, (in Newtown, CT) follows on from a trail of horrible gun laced violence in the U.S. – everything from Columbine, to just what happened right before Sandy Hook in Oregon last week. Thousands upon thousands of innocent victims of psychotic gun violence with heavy weapons – armed machine guns – firing quick fire rounds of bullets!
It makes eminent sense to contain gun ownership in the U.S. and to limit ownership – if only to keep guns away from psychos.
But listening to the radio talking heads, people in favor of gun ownership talk over and over again about how wide scale ownership of guns is the only guarantee of freedom in the face of tyranny. Would the basijis on their motorcycles have braved attacking millions of Iranians demonstrating on the streets of Tehran if the protestors also had guns? Would the Mullahs be in power if Iranians owned guns?
It’s strange how Syria’s opposition received guns quickly from Qatar and Turkey – yet Iranian demonstrators could not get ‘shit’ from anyone? It makes you think the west is behind the Mullahs. And it makes me think that the founders of America understood that wide scale gun ownership, will (and does) in the end save more lives and preserve more human dignity than a deranged psycho or two can take away.
Look at how many people the regime in Iran kills annually and compare stats. Iran is #2 after china (which has 15x Iran’s population) on executions. The regime makes millions of dollars selling dead prisoner’s body organs on the world black market. The regime is the biggest re-exporter of narcotics (from Afghanistan – over 70% of Afghan drugs go through Iran to Europe, Middle East and yes, even the U.S.).
If wide scale gun ownership puts an end to rape, brutality, tyranny, and these crimes – it might be something worth preserving. Tyranny can happen anywhere – yes, in the U.S. too – look at Pat Robertson he got 3 million votes when he ran for the Republican nomination, look at the Tea Party fanatics, look at KKK in the U.S. ….it can happen anywhere. There was wisdom to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams’ and their cohort’s thinking….
The tragedy was sad, very sad. But the converse is much sadder, more tragic.