Let’s Burn Another Witch to Stop Armed Murder!

Let’s Burn Another Witch to Stop Armed Murder!
Let’s Burn Another Witch to Stop Armed Murder!

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- There was a time in our past when children cried so we burned witches. Today, we have some 23 thousand gun control regulations. We pass new regulations each time a celebrity gets shot or some white kids get attacked. We’ve burned that witch before.

Each gun regulation is sold to us in glowing terms as it’s being debated. Each new regulation is breathlessly described as-

urgently needed..life saving..essential reform..violence prevention..common sense..crime control..limit armed terrorists.. controlling dangerous weapons..firearms safety..controlling unprecedented weapons of war..public safety legislation..

..and it sounds so wonderful.

You have to ask yourself some questions if you don’t believe the overhyped press briefing. If each of the 23 thousand gun control regulations were all that we were told, then why do these regulations fail every few minutes and we have another violent crime? I thought all those earlier laws fixed that.

Gun control laws don’t stop criminals because criminals don’t obey our laws. (We can document that obvious point if you need.) Gun control fails because we don’t prosecute criminals with the laws we already have. Gun control fails because background checks look backwards at a person’s history. That gives criminals and crazies one free mass murder before they become prohibited persons.

At best, gun control isn’t much of a solution.

We’ve looked very hard at the data. Gun control does nothing to reduce violent crimes like mass murder, armed murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault. (And here, here too.)  Some data says that gun control disarms the honest people so crime actually goes up after gun control is passed. And before you ask, the police collect crime information, mostly for insurance purposes. The police rarely stop violent crimes in progress.

If the stacks and stacks of gun control legislation failed before, then why do we expect the next bit of legislative-ink-on-paper to stop the next violent criminal? The truth is, we don’t. Neither do the politicians who pass these laws.

Why do politicians keep calling for more gun control when it is such an obvious failure?

That is an important question. We have to ask what gun control actually accomplishes in order to answer it. Violence is both complicated and simple. Unfortunately, armed criminal violence gets further complicated by politics and personal agendas. It turns out that the important work of passing gun control isn’t about stopping violent crime at all.

  • Gun control legislation makes us feel safer and in control. We might notice that there are violent people in the world..but a few well chosen words on paper will fix that so we can go back to watching videos on our cell phone.
  • Gun control provides personal absolution. We can pretend to change the world rather than change ourselves. We don’t have to protect our children, lock our doors, or treat the mentally ill. All we have to do is regulate a piece of metal and plastic.
  • Gun control lets politicians appear competent and capable of controlling violence. That is why politicians keep saying, “We have to do something.” The something they have to do is to appear relevant and electable.
  • Gun control lets the politicians distract us from their real political failures that actually produce violence in society. You’ll notice that long term Democrat control almost always results in a violent city. That isn’t an accident. Violence is strongly associated with fatherlessness, unemployment, gangs and addiction.
  • Gun control lets preachers sell compassion. Lots of activists make money by selling gun control. Come virtue-signal, and join today! All major credit cards accepted.
  • Gun control lets newscaster sell soap. (News editors love a disaster because it means we’ll watch more news.) If the media really wanted to stop violent mass murder, then they wouldn’t turn the murderer into a celebrity. The media wouldn’t name the murderer and would not put his face on the television for days on end. This matters a lot. There were over 70 copycat crimes after the Columbine High School murders..and they were preventable.
  • Gun control lets socialist billionaires expand big government. They want us disarmed. That is for their benefit, not ours. And they are willing to pay tens of millions of dollars to get what they want.

Those are very powerful forces at work. No wonder we try the same failed idea time after time. Until we are willing to dig past the headlines, we simply burn another witch and pass another gun control law. After all, it made us feel better last time.

I don’t have all the answers. I’m not even sure which will come first. Will we stop distracting ourselves with gun control, and then look at the real causes and solutions to public violence? Will we implement a few effective measures and then stop wasting time with gun control legislation? Either would be fine, and not a minute too soon.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 7 thoughts on “Let’s Burn Another Witch to Stop Armed Murder!

    1. Personal protection is a personal issue. The police cannot protect you as they only show up after your dead. Stay alert, stay armed, practice

    2. “Why do politicians keep calling for more gun control when it is such an obvious failure?”

      OMG! It’s NOT about protecting anyone, it’s NOT about keeping people safe, it’s NOT about the children.

      It IS about disarming a resistant populace so that you can then control them. PERIOD.

    3. Because Gun Control isn’t about GUNS, it is about CONTROL.

      And the end results is regulation, it is about an eventual, complete ban on civilian ownership, cloaked in terms of ‘public safety’, incrementally implemented with every inch that is given. It doesn’t matter to the anti crowd if it is a big win or a tiny win, they are never done, they are never satisfied, and will always be back for more of your ever-diminishing cake.

      Wake up.

      1. glad to see somebody gets it… so who wants that control? time for talk is over. hunker down wait for a leader to rally a real opposition to rid the country of this infection of EU influence and communist insurgency. if not we die in our holes like rats. Who has a constitution already to govern all nations?? The EU has a constitution of it’s own and it is using communist ideals and radical Islam to Hollow those nations who oppose them. we already have background checks, we need to do what those laws are suppose to do. stop trying to punish all for a crime of a few. We do not need the UN DATA Collection Universal Background Check, it is the EU agenda. This happened in South Africa to the dutch farmers who are being slaughtered and their farms taken. these media people are delusional and dangerous because they are traitors and are weak. the EU hates the American Constitution,because it has its own Constitution that is about disarming a world population.

    4. While we do everything we can, writing letters to the editor (happens to be VERY effective in getting politicians attention – the more the better), showing up at City Hall to comment etc., the other thing we should be very quietly doing, where we can (or having relatives in other States do it where we can’t), is buying the type of guns the antis are going after and buy them through PRIVATE sales. AR-15’s, basic models, not all tricked out, are pretty cheap these days.

      People say they can’t afford them “right now”. If not “right now” when they’re still legal, what will you do when more and more States pass illegal laws banning them and the price skyrockets?

      Sell “stuff” you don’t need, put your money toward as many AR platforms as you can. Be creative and above all be QUIET about it.

      You may never have thought about owning an AR platformed rifle before, now is the time to reconsider.

    5. This Country is in SAD SAD Shape !
      Russia Did a Good Job of Rolling a
      Grenade in Our Barracks ! One Blast
      and We Destroy Ourselves from With in !
      Glade I’m Old ! When it all goes up in
      Flames, I will Stand My Post til I Fall
      in Defense of Home & Family or God
      wants me for some strange reason .
      But in all Im sure sooner than Later .

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