#WeAreEqual

March 6, 2013 Posted by Caleb Bonham calebsbonham@gmail.com

WomanGunThe war on women is in full court press under the gold dome of the Rocky Mountains. It seems that whenever a Colorado Democrat opens their mouth about gun control legislation, it’s simply to insert the other foot.

Two weeks ago Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) suggested that women may be too irrational to use a firearm to fend off an attacker and should instead opt for a rape whistle or call box. State Representative Paul Rosenthal (D-Denver) doubled down on such “sound reasoning” offering alternatives to firearm defense ranging from “the buddy system” to “judo”.

Well, the gun control measures passed the Colorado House and moved onto the Senate, providing Democrat Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminister) with the opportunity to disrespectfully lecture a brave rape victim about situational awareness.

Amanda Collins, of Reno, Nevada, offered a heart wrenching testimony about her experience and that, had she been permitted to conceal carry her firearm on campus, the incident may have been avoided. Cue Senator Hudak’s crass and downright outrageous remarks:

“I just want to say that, actually statistics are not on your side even if you had a gun,” Hudak said during the hearing. “And, chances are that if you would have had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.”

Talk about insensitive.

We all remember when Todd Akin spoke stupidly. The GOP was up in arms, refusing to fund Akins race and calling for his withdrawal. All this after he offered an apology. Meanwhile, in the world of Democrat double standards, no protests have been organized against Rep. Salazar, Rep. Rosenthal, or Sen. Hudak. I have yet to find one press release from the National Organization of Women condemning the anti-woman, anti-defense rhetoric used by these Democrat officials.

So, as we collectively shake our heads, and before we mass tweet #WeAreEqual, I want to present this video I produced for The Young Cons (@YoungCons).

 

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One Response to #WeAreEqual

  1. Anonymous on March 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

    “Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.” Michael Badnarik. (the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 elections. )
    Did this really happen?
    You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.

    At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows. One holds something that looks like a crowbar.

    When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire. The blast knocks both thugs to the floor. One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside. As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.

    In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless. Yours was never registered. Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died. They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

    “What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask. “Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’s nothing. “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”

    The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys. Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them. Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous times.

    But the next day’s headline says it all: “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.” The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters..
    As the days wear on, the story takes wings. The national media picks it up, then the international media. The surviving burglar has become a folk hero. Your attorney says the thief is preparing
    to sue you, and he’ll probably win.

    The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects. After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time. The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.
    A few months later, you go to trial. The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted. When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you. Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man. It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges. The judge sentences you to life in prison.

    This case really happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.
    Anthony Edward “Tony” Martin (born 1944) is a farmer from Norfolk England, who in 1999 killed one burglar and wounded another who had both entered his home. He was convicted of murder, replaced with manslaughter on appeal, and as a result became a cause célèbre, and polarized opinion in the United Kingdom.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer)

    How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire? It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license.
    The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.

    Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.
    Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw. When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead. The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

    Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school. For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners. Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few
    months later, sealed the fate of the few side arms still owned by private citizens.
    The Dunblane school massacre occurred at Dunblane Primary School in the Scottish town of Dunblane on 13 March 1996. The gunman, 43-year-old Thomas Hamilton, entered the school armed with four handguns, shooting and killing sixteen children and one adult before committing suicide.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_school_massacre

    During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.
    Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

    Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.” All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences. Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection
    trashed or stolen by burglars.

    When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities. Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.
    The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.

    Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens. How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed. Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?

    “…It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
    –Samuel Adams (Brainy Quote source…maybe misattributed)

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