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Are Guns the Problem?

tibby2 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:16 AM
Rules are made for those who can't make up their own. More rules today are promulgated by liberals to offset the damage inflicted by their ideology.
Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:31 AM
It's deliberate. The Left wants to control every detail of your life, including telling right from wrong. That's why they hate traditional churches. Traditional churches teach people to rely on God rather than politicians ("princes" is the word used in several psalms on the subject) for protection, help, and, of course, moral guidance. If you rely on God for your morals, you can't be taught that racism or homophobia is a greater crime than murder, or that people must be protected from offense rather than practicing humility (the truly humble person cannot be offended). ...
Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:38 AM
... There will always be (because there always have been) people who lack the self control needed to do good. Thus, we will always need laws. But if people are not even TAUGHT what is good and what is evil and how to differentiate the two - if people are given the idea that what pleases you is good and what upsets you is evil - crime WILL increase.
Mr. Right Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:43 AM
I think the greatest crime against humanity that has resulted from liberalism's removal of God from the public square is that they also remove any discussion of evil. Without hell, there is no need for heaven. Without pain, we don't have a frame of reference to enjoy pleasure. With no God, there is no recognition of evil. The State then becomes God. Liberals believe themselves to be the religion and all that is good, anything conservative or Republican is evil.

Our rights are always accompanied by responsibilities. By getting as many people as possible to eschew responsibility in favor of the state assuming responsibility, the state has been able to arrogate to itself the concomitant rights.
Mr. Right Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:46 AM
Too many citizens have given up their responsibility to feed, clothe, house, and care for themselves and have given up their responsibility to regulate their behavior. When the state jumps in to assume those responsibilities, it also assumes the rights. So the state will feed, clothe, house, and care for you but it assumes the right to tell you what you eat, what you wear, where you live, and what constitutes proper care. Along the way, we will lose the right to defend ourselves since we have nothing to fear from the state - the state is God.
Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:54 AM
Mr. Right

Yes, that pretty much sums it up. Leftism is, itself, a religion, the State is its god, the leading Democrat politician (for now Barack Obama) is its Holy Prophet, Tolerance and Diversity are its moral code, Hollywood and the media provide its Holy Writ.
When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.

Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on...