Gun Control: It’s not about crime
MILWAUKEE –-(Ammoland.com)- Every time a teenager in Milwaukee shoots a little girl, Mayor Tom Barrett calls a news conference and states that we need more gun control to reduce crime, oblivious to the fact that it is his liberal policies that caused the problem to begin with.
This leads the pro-gun defenders off onto a rabbit trail, debating statistics that the average citizen does not remember.
The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) asserts that gun control is not about crime, it is about control.
Do you want proof? Here is a quote from Sarah Brady of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
“Our main agenda is to have all guns banned of course. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”(Quote from Short Takes by Ken VanDoren/Reality News 6/19/14)
Our founding fathers did not think gun control was about crime either. Thomas Jefferson stated,
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
The following quote has been attributed to George Washington,
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
Mayor Barrett may not realize that Milwaukee, Wisconsin is still part of the United States of America. In a free nation “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Regarding crime, one must look at personal responsibility.
“The hope of impunity is a strong incitement to sedition; the dread of punishment, a proportionately strong discouragement to it.” – Alexander Hamiltion
Crime prevention is the proper domain of Church Government, Family Government and Self-Government. Criminal punishment is the proper domain of the Civil Government, which cannot act lawfully until after a crime has been committed. Then, it should act with severity and swiftness. Law is to punish the Lawless; if you are serious about curbing crime, then punish the criminal.
When the Civil government engages in “crime prevention,” it often punishes the innocent, who have committed no crime in the first place. To be disarmed is the severest punishment any unit of government can inflict on the innocent, because it purposely makes them vulnerable to victimization by criminals. The Constitution Party of Wisconsin affirms what Patrick Henry said, “The great object is that everyman be armed.”
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 070344
Milwaukee, WI 53207