What Have We Learned?

As time passes since a mentally-deranged person stabbed, ran over, and shot his way through Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County, California, what have we really learned?  Not about the person committing the acts – the media spun this event (and others like it in the succeeding weeks) to focus attention on their agenda of promoting gun control – but about some inconvenient facts that the gun control crowd is minimizing.

1)  California has some of the most restrictive regulations on purchasing and owning guns in the nation.  These regulations did absolutely nothing to prevent the Isla Vista killer from legally purchasing the guns, magazines, and ammunition.  The gun-control politicians have stated repeatedly that these laws were necessary to prevent criminals and killers from getting their hands on weapons.  Obviously, these laws & regulations did not.

2)  Gun-free zones did nothing to deter the carnage.  Indeed, the manifesto of the Isla Vista killer stated that these areas were targeted due to the lack of resistance (or presence) of armed people.  A high body count was desired before the end.

3) Guns weren’t the only weapons used in the Isla Vista incident.  A knife and a car were also used in this rampage.  This shows that a determined person has other options besides a gun to inflict harm and create mayhem.

4)  It took someone with a gun to show up to stop the carnage.  That’s right, after seven people were killed and over twenty were injured in Isla Vista, the police showed up, and in typical fashion, the killer ended his own life.

5)  The father of one of the Isla Vista victims railed and ranted against gun owners and the NRA for promoting gun violence.  While I can understand this man’s grief, it is the person that committed the act, not the weapons used (knife, car, & gun) nor any organization or other individual.  Gun owners and the NRA advocate the responsible ownership and use of guns, which DO NOT INCLUDE running around and shooting people.  This is the brainwashing that the media promotes after almost every tragedy involving a gun no matter what the circumstances.

This incident (among others) proves to me that no matter what laws and regulations the politicians pass for whatever purpose to reduce crime, crime will continue to happen because individuals, whether sane or insane, will commit crimes of various types.  This incident also proves to me that a nutcase can come out of the woodwork at any time and wish to harm my family or myself for the most mundane reason, or worse, no reason at all. 

This is what the gun-control crowd refuses to realize – it goes against their mindset of a perfect world of where everyone gets along and no one will hurt them.  This Pollyanna view of the world just isn’t so – a view of the international news from Ethiopia to Sudan to even news of our cities (like Chicago or Detroit) bursts that bubble.  And folks with that attitude are bound and determined to get themselves and anyone else that listens to them killed.

The anti-gun crowd is continuing their predictable hand-wringing, wailing, and calling for more restrictive laws and regulations that will do nothing but inconvenience law abiding citizens and encourage more people to become unarmed and unable to defend themselves.  From examiner.com:

That everything currently being pushed on the national level as “common sense” and “reasonable” is already in place in California, that it proved wholly inadequate at stopping a determined, mad killer, and that this does not enter into what passes for their thought processes, shows they will not be satisfied until all guns are banned from private ownership. There can be no other conclusion.

The media is also delving into the life of this mentally-ill person, bringing up every detail possible.  These actions, in my opinion, are encouraging the next person to see what they can do to increase the body count before they too are analyzed in the media with their name front and center with a picture.  It doesn’t matter how graphic and pathetic the picture is painted of this person, all the media is doing is encouraging the next glory-seeker by giving them a blueprint of how to increase the carnage.

Folks, I don’t know about you, but I refuse to be a passive victim and go quietly when threatened with life-threatening harm.  I don’t particularly care if it is a criminal or a psychopath, I will remove the threat to my family and person should that situation arises and requires such actions.  Why, you may ask?

My right of self-defense of my family and of my person trumps the feelings of someone that is uncomfortable with the notion of guns and violence.  This right predates our Constitution and the Second Amendment.  Look to the Bible, or if so inclined, this quote from the Dalai Lama:

“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” – Dalai Lama, 2001

Gun laws have no effect on gun violence just as much as outlawing burglary reduces break-ins.  All gun-free zones do is make people feel safe in a target-rich environment until the rampage begins.

From BearingArms.com (the shooter’s name has been edited out):

When will Californian’s realize that their gun laws will never stop those twisted souls intent on mass murder, and merely ensure that a madman will face no credible threat of legally armed opposition when he carries out his attack?

None of California’s restrictive gun laws made a difference to … first three victims, who were stabbed to death. It’s also quite clear that laws passed by craven politicians who claimed they wanted to prevent mass shootings were entirely ineffectual, as gun rights advocates stated that they would be as these laws were being debated.

From another post on BearingArms.com (again, the shooter’s name has been edited out):

The attacks carried out by a spoiled son of Hollywood who murdered six people and wounded 13 more in Santa Barbara, California this past Friday night, are being used by frothing collectivists as a call to action in their endless crusade to strip Americans of their right to be arms.

It matters little to them that the 22-year-old attacker, was a deeply disturbed individual that had been in therapy since the age of eight years old. They do not care that his condition apparently worsened during his teen-aged years, to the point … was in therapy on an almost daily basis. The rambling manifesto he left behind showed … to be a narcissist, misogynist, racist who felt himself to be perfect, and who despised almost everyone else. He’d hoped to murder family as part of his attack, including his six-year-old brother, whom he feared would be more popular with women than he had been. Obviously, the battery of therapists that had seen … over his 14 years of treatment either failed to discover how dangerous he was, or they failed to communicate how dangerous he was to the proper authorities.

Here’s one additional thing that we have learned:  The gun is not the problem.  Most of the mass-killings from Columbine onward have been perpetrated by mentally unstable people who do not have a sense of right or wrong, who have somehow been allowed to have access to weapons of various kinds, and are in desperate need of therapy, medication, and (dare I say it) institutionalization.  These people are not only threats to themselves, but to the people around them.  But this is not what the politicians are focused upon other than lip service.

Dealing with mental health is a political minefield that politicians do not want to go into.  Patient privacy, funding, and the inexact science called psychology are only a few of the holes that a politician can wander into and become lost.  Easier to blame and vilify an object rather than have people that will accuse the politician of being insensitive and discriminatory.  Thus, the responsibility of action has been shifted from a person to an object.

That, my friends, is the problem.  Who really, seriously, blames the perpetrator of the crime?  Think about that for a little bit…

Personal responsibility has been shifted from the individual to something else.  People are only too willing to shift their personal safety to the police, blame their less than stellar actions to society, and to trust their very existence to government handouts.  Without “skin in the game,” the responsibility that a person has for their actions is now transferable to something or someone else, thus avoiding blame for any consequences and their own inaction.  This action also allows the blame-shifter to accuse others for their own shortcomings.

Next, the psycho-babble analysts delve into the person’s “issues” and “problems” seeking that “trigger” that caused a person to go off the deep end and sidle up to those “evil” guns to commit horrendous acts.  Again, it’s never the person that commits the crime, it’s always “something else” that caused it.  Ultimately, the perpetrator becomes a victim, and is almost never held fully accountable for their actions.

Last, the politicians blame the gun for the killings.  The victims blame the gun for the killings.  The parents of the victims and the perpetrator blame the gun for the killings.  Those evil gun-rights activists and the NRA are also blamed for the killings – how dare they defend the rights of people to bear arms when those arms are used to kill people?

Again, my right of self-defense of my family and of my person trumps the feelings of someone that is uncomfortable with the notion of guns and violence.  Removing a means of defense from harm from a great many people because of the insane actions of a few is insanity in and of itself, no matter how idealistic the politicians or gun-banning crowd spin it.

I close this post with the following excerpts from Genevieve Wood from “The Daily Signal”:

We are never going to be able to pass enough laws or ban enough items to stop evil from happening. People do bad things—and guns, mental illness, and violent video games aren’t always to blame. There are times when the only explanation is that the person acted on his evil desires and intentions.

…because if we pretend evil doesn’t exist, or don’t dare mention it for fear of being politically incorrect, or pass off every bad person as someone who was mentally ill or had bad parents or watched too much violence on TV, or any combination of those, we lull ourselves into thinking more laws will end violence. We come to believe that once we’ve passed enough laws, “never again,” will be a reality—until violence does happen again.

Our second president, John Adams, said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” He was right.  People are not angels. Laws are necessary. But we delude ourselves if we think they will banish all evil from the world.

Bergdahl: America’s Latest Benedict Arnold

“I am sorry for everything here. These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid.”

Bergdahl also complained about fellow soldiers. The battalion commander was a “conceited old fool,” he said, and the only “decent” sergeants, planning to leave the platoon “as soon as they can,” told the privates — Bergdahl then among them — “to do the same.”

“I am ashamed to be an American. And the title of US soldier is just the lie of fools…… I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting.”

This man doesn’t deserve anything America can give him, yet Obama was so sure he was doing the right thing. He wasn’t, just as he never does. So in the end, Bergdahl was traded for 5 high risk Taliban terrorists who are likely to return to the battlefield and kill more Americans. And it appears what we got in return is an AWOL traitor who belongs in Afghanistan.

Is this what America has become?

We now have a president who is so enamored by the Islamic people and their so called faith that they follow that he will do anything he can to help them in their war against America. Releasing five HIGH RISK Taliban terrorists, to go back to the battlefield against the US just to get back a deserter and America hater is his latest ploy to hurt America.
Bergdahl said a lot, and what I started this post with at the top is some of it. But from The Right Scoop is more on this person that 5 of the top taliban terrorists were traded for:

But even more important is what happened when Bergdahl disappeared back in 2009. A soldier who served with Bergdahl back in 2009, @CodyFNFootball, told his version of the story this weekend and he clearly doesn’t believe Bergdahl just happened to get captured by the Taliban. In fact, according to his story, it looks like Bergdahl was seeking out the Taliban himself.

Soopermexican.com captured all of Cody’s tweets and posted them on his site, both from yesterday and today. I highly encourage you to read them all as they are quite detailed.

In short, Cody describes what appeared to him to be a premeditated desertion of Bergdahl. He describes how Bergdahl sent all of his belongings back home except a camera and a journal, and then one night when the moon lumens were particularly low, Bergdahl disappeared.

In their search for him they found children who told them that Bergdahl was “crawling on his belly through weeds and acting funny a while ago.” They also came upon a village who said someone had come in looking for water and someone who spoke English. They said he wanted to speak to the Taliban.

Now it seems there is more and more information coming out about this so called HERO that Obama has traded 5 high caliber terrorists for. When he is just a low caliber nothing, that is a traitor to this nation and should have been left to the taliban.

So, why are we so cool about letting the media and the president make this scum a national hero? CNN is probably the worst at this one, as I have said before, it is on in the lunch room of the place I work at….and they have been all but orgasmic about his return. OH BROTHER!!!!!

Mark Levin put it very succinctly when he said this on his show:

We’ve never had a president like this, never, who’s had such disregard for what is the heart and soul of this country. And such disrespect for all of our ancestors, wherever they come from, whomever they are, who built this nation. Now isn’t that the truth.

The only person that Obama cares about, is Obama himself…..and the destructive policies that he wants to force on us, while he lives in the lap of luxury on our dime. He is the bastard child of the new socialist America that is on the horizon, and he needs to be stopped. The sooner the better.
If you want to read a good article on his questionable choices, go to Obama’s Questionable Choices

And all this comes on the eve before the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Obama ought to be ashamed……but he isn’t. He is doing just what he wants to do to America. Destroy her.

God Bless America
God Bless this Republic
God Bless us all