Cynical Thinking

The aftermath of the Parkland shooting has been predictable if not disconcerting. “News” networks put on town-halls and groups to “discuss” what needs to be done to prevent or stop such occurrences. The mantra is that guns are bad, the NRA is at fault, and law enforcement will protect everyone.

And it’s all show and bullshit.

If anyone cared to investigate what the NRA stood for is this: The NRA promotes the safe ownership and legal use of firearms. The NRA is the oldest civil-rights non-profit organization funded by it’s 5 million + members, and stands for the rights of the American citizen involving the Second Amendment. Not one of the several mass-murderers that have been involved in the horrific shootings has been linked to the NRA, but the NRA is blamed for them (even though the Sutherland Church killer’s rampage was stopped by an NRA member with the same type of rifle the killer used).

And by the way, the NRA did support the gun-control acts of 1934, 1938, and 1968 – of which regulations of machine guns, suppressors, sawed-off shotguns, the creation of Federal Firearm Licensing (FFL) for dealers, and the creation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Doesn’t sound like the rabid, gun-toting freaks that the MSM paints them out to be.

The knee-jerk reaction to any of these mass-murders is to ban the instrument, the implement, the tool that the murderer used – the gun. That’s self-deception – the person that is ultimately responsible is the person that makes the conscious decision to commit murder. Maybe that’s too much for some of the Leftists to contemplate.

Perhaps the gun-control/banners have faith that if all the firearms in the US were to magically disappear that all murder and crime would disappear too. That too is self-deception – criminals do not need a gun to commit a crime. Knives, hammers, fists, and brute strength will be used with more frequency since the victim no longer has an effective deterrent to an assault or crime. In fact, multiple instances have shown that criminals are emboldened to commit violent crimes as they are no longer afraid of being shot.

Then there’s the argument that government (through passing laws) and law enforcement (to enforce the laws) will protect everyone from anything like this from happening again.

That, folks, is the biggest deception and self-delusion of all.

Laws do not prevent evil from committing mass murder or any other crime for that matter. Laws only state what is wrong and the penalties for committing the act.

As noted in this blog before, law enforcement has no legal obligation to protect you, the citizen. This has been upheld in courts of law multiple times. Additionally, it has been revealed in the past week that at least three Sheriff Deputies were outside the school while the Parkland shooter continued his slaughter inside. They were in a position to enter the school and confront the shooter and save lives, but they did not.

Additionally, law enforcement had multiple encounters with the shooter, and tips from other people that stated that this person was unstable and had made threats against the school. None of this was followed up on, and now I feel that 17 people are now dead because of the ineptitude of law enforcement, and by extension, the government.

Almost 20 years ago, the Columbine shootings occurred. Since that time, many things have been proposed and implemented: zero tolerance policies, gun-free zones, anti-bullying campaigns, and other school security measures. And since that time, the shootings have continued at not only schools, but other public places.

I can go into a lot of the reasons, many of which could be recycled from previous posts, as to why these people go off the deep end and start racking up a very real body count. Mental illness, drugs (prescription and otherwise), and terrorist jihad.

But I have a darker thought as to why these events continue to occur, and it ventures into tin-foil hat territory. I don’t want to think this, but the pieces are beginning to fit together, especially since the Parkland shooting.

There is a concerted effort by the Media, the Politicians (mostly Liberal-Progressive Democrats, although there are a few RINOs), and the usual Liberal groups to remove firearms from the hands of American citizens. These are enabled by various anti-gun groups, the super-rich people like Soros and Bloomberg, and our supposedly neutral institutions of higher learning and government. They scream and holler that “something needs to be done,” and yet they know (and sometimes admit) that any laws they pass or guns that are banned, the event would not have been prevented. But their goal is to ban firearms, no matter what the cost may be.

And that’s exactly what I’m afraid of – the cost.

All of the “solutions” that have been proposed do nothing to protect the schools or the children from some maniac with a gun or a bomb. Yes, there have been improvements in preventing a person from coming into a school, but nothing that would stop a gunman from continuing his rampage once he breaches those barriers. Sheltering in place and praying that a maniac doesn’t come into your room to kill you is not an active solution, but a passive one. It has been shown that an active solution (i.e., engaging and killing the shooter) is the only way to stop the body-count from rising. But there is resistance to this.

Additionally, the names of the mass-murderers have been plastered all over the news, giving them a spot in history. This is encouraging the future mass-murderers to commit crimes against their fellow person. I believe this is a factor in the number of school shootings we have seen.

And then there is the fallacy that a law and a sign that states certain areas are gun-free zones will magically make those areas free from a gun-toting maniac with murderous intentions.

All of this is making me think there are people or organizations that are intentionally orchestrating the non-hardening of the schools to fuel the gun-control agenda with the end-game being the removal of the American citizen’s right to own and use arms. Let a maniac run up a sufficient body count, continuously manipulate public opinion, and soon there will be gun bans and confiscations like Europe and Australia.

I told you that this was dark, tin-foil hat territory. Just tell me where I’m wrong.

About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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