When criminals injure and kill people with firearms, immediately there is an outcry of “gun control” or firearm bans, et cetera – mostly from mainstream political-corporate media and their political counterparts in government.
But what happens when law enforcement officers go to the wrong address and an innocent man is killed? Is there a demand for firearm confiscation, reduction of Second Amendment rights?
Across the nation these occurrences happen from time to time, from law enforcement agents seeking to bust a drug operation and bursting into the wrong address, executing a raid with search warrant at wrong address, police go to wrong address in Colorado and kill a family’s dog to the most recent where a 72-year-old man is shot to death by two officers, investigating a possible burglary at the wrong address and the man killed thought THEY were burglars because they did not identify themselves.
Do we immediately declare, like in UK/England that officers [Bobbies] no longer to be armed?
So why disarm and denounce the Second Amendment when criminals commit acts of violence – like the mental-moron in Miami recently? Or the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin, where the president refuses to defuse racial lynch mob mentalities?
Society, media, and political talking heads need to learn that law-abiding citizens should not be punished for what criminals do and that citizens have the right to protect themselves, others, and property against those criminals.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated story, Georgia Representative Tom Graves introduced a bill to defund Obamacare for the fourth time, the most recent submitted in March 2013, so far failing – despite clear evidence that the “Affordable Healthcare Act” is the monster of all monster social programs that will push US towards bankruptcy, and fail at what it was supposed to do, putting a government who has corrupted every program it created. It is especially important because the IRS will have a hand in controlling YOUR healthcare. RINOs in Congress thinks defunding is a bad idea. The same people who promoted the GOP establishment’s poster boy, Mitt Romney, who before 2012 showed he could not stand up against Democrat contenders. Let’s face it – Romney might be a nice guy, but he doesn’t have the right stuff and has a record of being indecisive and willing to negotiate constitutional principles. Like Eric Erickson at Red State wrote:
It’s worth noting that were these Republican consultants helping with colonial strategy, there would never have been a revolution. The American Revolution was not originally popular. It took convincing to make the case over time and even then it remained unpopular among the upper middle class of the Middle Colonies for quite some time. Thank God these pukes weren’t around then.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I known not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!