NONSENSE AND THE VALUE OF LIFE
The shootings in San Bernardino were and are terrible. It is, I suppose, expectable, but still sad, that we are already hearing politicization thereof, with reference to gun rights and the NRA.
It seems unthinkable to me, that the same government that refuses to even hint at a link between a "religious group" and terrorism seems to want to paint all gun-owners with the brush they won't use on the domestic terrorists.
Ask yourself who it is that is teaching the value ... the preciousness .. of human life, today. The church is, but the government and schools sure aren't!
Might we expect that 8 years of support for the right to kill babies would lead to a lessening of regard for life, among some segments of the population?
I think so.
It is obvious that the thing that stopped the bad guys with guns, in San Bernardino, was the good guys with guns. And have you noticed that there's also a total lack of media attention paid to civilian incidents in which a good guy with a gun saves himself and/or his family from mayhem at the hands of bad guys?
I sure have,. But we have to hear about those through privately-told stories.
Don't tell me that the criticism of the media for being liberally biased doesn't have a firm foundation.
Among other things, our governmental leadership seems oblivious to the fact the criminals will always have guns, and it's already illegal for them to have them, and governments are powerless to control that!
In light of that, I am quite happy with the feeling of security I get from having a loaded .357 in a hidden-but-handy spot in my home.
Put all the laws concerning background checks and gun ownership you want, on the books, and the crooks will still get guns the way they always have. They'll steal them or buy them on the black market.
Our government is rapidly proving the old adage:
"NONE OF US IS AS DUMB AS ALL OF US".
Come to think of it, I think the voting public in our nation has already done that.