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Friday, 23 February 2018 09:59

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GUEST COLUMN, Larry Phillips, Kismet



Left-wing progressives have been attacking the AR-15 and similar rifles for 25 years in order to eventually disarm every individual law-abiding American they can.

It’s always been a pitiful attack full of lies, misinformation and degrading insults against every freedom loving person in the country.

Now, their blatant use of uninformed, immature teenagers who have been brainwashed by leftists – parents, media and school teachers – is not only pitiful, it’s disgustingly sickening.

To set there and watch the media and far-left politicians use these children is abhorrent. They have been manipulated into pushing the leftists’ agenda to attack so-called assault rifles. 

Hollywood leftists George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg said they will each donate $500,000 to the students’ Washington march against assault rifles. To use these kids for their agenda is shameful. They know it didn’t work 20 years ago, but they’re not telling these foolish children that.

These kids sat in front of a TV camera and said they were just stating their reflections on the Florida school shooting and were just explaining their feelings. After all, they were there. And they blamed the NRA. 

Sheer stupidity – apes, taught to mimic.

When you tell the president AR-15s should be banned so this will never happen again, it makes me vomit. How stupid are these Florida teens? That’s what is scary.

These naive students should be shown statistics that have been published since 2014 by sources such as The New York Times – no bastion for the protection of the Second Amendment by far.

In a Sept. 12, 2014, article by Lois Beckett entitled “The Assault Weapons Myth” published online by the NYTimes.com, she did an analysis on the expiration of the former Assault Rifle Ban that then-President Clinton had signed.

She pointed out, “Gun control advocates (had to) acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.”

Imagine that.

She continued, “It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.”

Now this is from a newspaper that is on a mission to destroy our Constitutional Republic and replace it with total socialism. 

Ms. Beckett wasn’t finished. She had stats from the CDC, FBI, ATF, etc.

“In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with ‘any’ kind of rifle, FBI data shows,” Beckett reported. When more than 11,000 died of gun violence.

There is also data published by The Huffington Post – another anti-American media source. Hardly a pro-gun organization.

In  an article published June 17, 2016, by Justin Haskins, he wrote: “As momentum builds for a new assault weapons ban, data shows just how small of an effect such legislation would have on the overall levels of gun violence in the U.S.”

Can you understand that young naive children in Florida? Banning assault rifles has been proven to be worthless legislation. Can you kids read?

Haskins continued with, “At least 84 people have been killed and 119 have been injured so far this year (2016) in 86 shooting incidents involving assault-style rifles. Those numbers include the casualties at the Pulse nightclub over the weekend.”

The writer pointed out in the Huffington Post that: “Those (84) deaths account for about 2 percent of the 6,153 gun deaths and less than 1 percent of the 12,560 gun injuries so far this year (by June of 2016).”

There are more stats these childish protesters should know.

Even CBS News reported important facts in 2013. The site cbsnews.com published there were 357 million guns in the United States in 2013, according to the ATF. And “there were only 317 million people living in the United States – meaning the country had roughly 40 million more firearms than residents,” in 2013.

What’s more interesting is, according to that CBS report, there were 400,000 firearms stolen that year, according to a Harvard/Northwestern survey.

What is ignored is this data – published in the NYT report in 2014:

“Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population. Yet of the 30 Americans on average shot to death each day, half are black males.” And the data shows 99 percent are killed with handguns.

Why aren’t all those fraudulent teenagers from Florida protesting City Halls in Chicago or Philly or Cleveland? Where’s the media? 

So let’s analyze this: 

• Only about 1 percent of annual homicides in America are committed with so-called assault rifles – so let’s ban them. But 99 percent of gun killings are done with handguns. Duh?

• Nearly half-a-million guns are stolen annually – so banning assault rifles will stop school shootings and keep guns out of the hands of psychopaths? Duh?

• Sale of assault rifles were banned for a decade – and not one government agency or left-wing media source could prove it reduced murders in ANY way. Duh?

• Junior ROTC leaders at the Florida school shepherded their friends and classmates into a room, barricaded themselves inside and grabbed weapons at hand – fire extinguishers and pieces of 2X4 boards – “ready to fight.” The protesters ran away as fast as they could, caring for none but themselves – “afraid to fight.” Duh?

And now those same kids are demanding “Big Government” protect them with childish, ignorant gun bans.

Give me a break.

 

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