Sunday, October 18, 2015

All In A Day's Work...more about guns

There is no question that motor vehicles kill more people than do guns...  For the year 2013,  32,719 people died resulting from motor vehicles whereas 11,208 people were counted as homicides by firearms.  Many, if not most, motor vehicle deaths are described as accidents and to a much lessor degree, deaths by firearms are rarely called accidental.  In either case the weapon, whether it be the gun or the vehicle, was not responsible for any of the deaths.  The one held responsible is the person who operates the vehicle or the one pulling the trigger.  So why is that some politicians and the mainstream media (MSM) want to confiscate all guns and not all motor vehicles?  And why are the penalties for using a firearm to commit a homicide so much more severe than one who uses a vehicle when the results are the same; dead is dead by any other name.  These questions and more could take up more space than I care to comment at the moment but suffice it to say, the vast majority of the evidence as to why certain politicians (and their currently controlled media) want to confiscate guns is the power they wish to have over the unarmed populace is much easier to control than one who might want to fight back when politicians become to oppressive.  I don't want to get into a history lesson here but history does tell us that all regimes that attain power, especially dictatorial power, have done so by taking away the weapons that may be used against them.  In the meantime if you really wanted to do something about the quest for power that some of these politicians have, take away their driving privileges the next time there's a motor vehicle homicide in your town (Why not?  They want to take away your guns whenever there's a homicide facilitated by the use of a firearm.)
In the news clippings below you'll find several crimes committed with the use of a firearm; all of them in Chicago, (all in the same day) America's Murder Capital, yet Obama and the people he surrounds himself with (i.e. Mayor Rahm Emanuel et. al) cannot and will not do anything to prevent such crimes.  They'll just let them continue until they have enough people convinced that the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution needs repealing.  ~ Norman E. Hooben

All (except the follow-on commentary) of the following by The Chicago Sun Times

1.  Man, 22, shot in leg in Washington Park
Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 10/17/2015, 09:35pm
A 22-year-old man was shot in a leg in around 9 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East 53rd Street in Washington Park.  The police said he was hospitalized but didn’t immediately have more information.

23-year-old boy shot in the head in Humboldt Park
Written By Mitchell Armentrout Posted: 10/17/2015, 11:37pm
A 3-year-old boy was shot in the head and critically wounded Saturday night in Humboldt Park on the West Side. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Francisco, according to the police.
A police source said the shooting might have been accidental.
Family members took the boy to Norwegian American Hospital. He was then transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police and fire officials said.

3. Man, 35, shot in the head in Woodlawn
Written by Sun-Times Wire posted: 10/17/2015, 09:44pm
A 35-year-old man was shot in the head Saturday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.  The man was sitting in a car in the 6100 block of South Ellis at 8:42 p.m., when a light colored car drove by and someone inside the car shot at the man, police said.
He was shot in the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.  A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

4Man shot after being robbed in East Garfield Park
Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 10/17/2015, 09:40pm
A man was shot after he was robbed Saturday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
The 26-year-old man was shot after two people robbed him at about 8:45 p.m. in the 100 block of South Homan. The robbers took an unknown amount of cash and ran away, police said.  The man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

5.  Man charged after son finds gun, fatally shoots 3-year-old brother
Written By Sun-Times Staff Posted: 10/17/2015, 11:37pm        
A father was arrested after his 6-year-old son found a loaded gun and accidentally shot his 3-year-old brother in the head Saturday night in their Humboldt Park neighborhood home on the West Side Michael Santiago, 25, has been charged with one felony count of child endangerment causing death, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Santiago stored the loaded gun on top of a refrigerator in their home in the 1000 block of North Francisco, police said.
His sons were playing cops and robbers at 9:05 p.m. Saturday when the older boy saw the gun, grabbed it and accidentally shot his younger brother, 3-year-old Eian H. Santiago, in the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A family member carried Eian to Norwegian American Hospital. The boy was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where Eian was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m., authorities said. More than a dozen people gathered outside Sinai early Sunday, crying and hugging, as they waited to hear news of the boy’s condition.
Santiago is a former gang member and got the gun from another gang member, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Santiago had the gun in the home for protection, but it was not legally registered.
The Chicago Anti-Gun Enforcement unit is looking into the history of the gun and additional charges may be filed against Santiago, Guglielmi said.  Santiago was ordered held on a $75,000 bond in court Sunday.
More like this here...
Guns are not our problem!
Kenneth Harper
Georgia Law Enforcement Officer
Written in response to a Baysides news article
A mechanic uses "tools" for his/her trade. Many have killed with those "wrenches, screwdrivers, pipes, tools.
A secretary uses "tools" for his/her trade. Many have killed with those "letter openers, staplers, pens, tools.
A carpenter uses "tools" for his/her trade. Many have killed with those "hammers, knives, nail guns, you know "tools".
One of these days we will wake up and see that the tools of a trade are not our problem. We will eventually see that society is the problem in itself. Instead of asking how children are getting guns, ask why? What is driving our children to turn to guns? Why are they using these guns now, when 20 years ago, they were even more available and not used near as often. One of many answers is the fact that parents put their children in front of 3 to 9 hundred acts of violence per day. This includes national TV, video games, movie theaters, etc. We have learned over the past 25 years that violence is natural. To shoot and kill is "fun." We have desensitized children from feeling remorse, when it comes to hurting others.
I admit we have a problem in our society. The problem is not guns, but the way we are raising our children. The problem is the fact that everyone wants to help, but no one wants to do it the hard way. The problem is that it's easier to destroy guns overnight, than to teach our children morals over their first 6 years. The problem is legislators pass these "feel good" laws to make people think they are doing something. To make themselves feel like they are earning their money. I believe some honestly think they are helping, but we have to wake up and deal with the real problems. 90% of crimes committed with firearms are carried out by people that "laws" "prevent" from having them.
Here is a perfect example of how our society is: A 13 year old wakes up at 2 in the morning. He is bored, so he takes dads car and picks up 3 friends. They get drunk or drugged up. They go around vandalizing whatever comes into their path. They drink or "smoke" a little more and eventually crash at 5 a.m. It kills 2 of the 4 and the 27 year old mom and her 2 children. This is horrific, but the first questions our society asks are: Where were the police? Where were the parents? What were these boys doing out at this hour? No one says, oh my, look what that car did. No one blames the car. Place a gun in that scenario, instead of the car and what do you have. All the blame turns to the gun. "oh my, look what guns are doing to our society". Where did they get that gun? Guns are no different than they were 100 years ago, but consequences are much different.
Guns are a necessary part of society. We need them to protect ourselves. We need them to ward off criminals. If guns are wiped out, what does the criminal have to fear? If you think that the police will be there exactly when you need them, you are extremely naive. Society has an average of 1 officer to every 20,000 people. In a lot of municipalities, it's much lower than that. Most agencies are only able to respond to an incident after it happens. If some crazed idiot breaks into your house and is intent on killing you, you had better have some form of protection, because your local officer is probably across town handling a false burglar alarm or a complaint about nuclear strikes in Bosnia. Bear arms and protect yourself and loved ones!
Useful links...
1List of punishments for murder in the United States
3Guns vs. Cars Comparison is No Accident
4Attempted Murder Charges and Penalties
5Penalties for Drunk Driving Vehicular Homicide (pdf file)
6BREAKING: Obama Announces Plans to Ban Guns for Elderly and Disabled Americans
7White House Confirms Obama Wants To Ban Guns
8President Obama Shows His True Gun Control Agenda
Note: There is overwhelming evidence that Obama (and Hillary Clinton) wants a total ban on guns...any suggestion that it is only a partial ban is part of the strategy of the entire left leaning Democrat Party...they'll bite off as little as they can until it's a slam dunk.  Everyone needs to brush up on the Saul Alinsky tactics used by these power hungry people who want to fundamentally change America.  Obama uses these tactics successfully...before him it was Bill and Hillary Clinton...only Obama does it better.  Also recall that Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Saul Alinsky... a man she admired and still does.  Saul Alinsky wanted to hire Hillary but she turned him down and she went off to Yale where she met Bill.  And if you don't know it by now, Saul Alinsky hated America.  Due to time and space I'm not going to get into any discussion about the matter here but you can review my post, "What is an Alinskyism"  and if you have any questions please devote a minimum of 11,000 hours of study before you ask... 11,000 hours?  Yeah, that's when I stopped counting. ~ Norm

Approximate Jail or Prison Sentences Possible in Traffic Crash Deaths Caused by a Drunk Driver

(Note: Compare this to prison sentences when a firearm is used in a homicide)

Alabama: 1 to 10 years
Alaska: 1 to 99 years
Arizona: 1 to 22 years
Arkansas: 5 to 20 years
California: 0 to 10 years 
Colorado: 0 to 24 years
Connecticut: 1 to 10 years
Delaware: 1 to 5 years
DC: 0 to 30 years
Florida: 0 to 15 years
Georgia: 0 to 15 years
Hawaii: 0 to 10 years
Idaho: 0 to 15 years
Illinois: 1 to 28 years
Indiana: 2 to 20 years
Iowa: 1 to 25 years
Kansas: 0 to 172 months
Kentucky: 0 to 10 years
Louisiana: 3 to 30 years
Maine: 6 months to 10 years
Maryland: 0 to 5 years
Massachusetts: 30 days to 15 years
Michigan: 0 to 20 years
Minnesota: 0 to 10 years
Mississippi: 5 to 25 years
Missouri: 0 to 15 years
Montana: 0 to 30 years
Nebraska: 1 to 50 years
Nevada: 2 to 25 years
New Hampshire: 0 to 15 years
New Jersey: 5 to 10 years
New Mexico: 0 to 6 years
New York: 0 to 15 years
North Carolina: 15 to 480 months 
North Dakota: 0 to life imprisonment 
Ohio: 1 to 15 years
Oklahoma: 0 to 1 year
Oregon: 0 to 20 years
Pennsylvania: 0 to 10 years
Rhode Island: 5 to 20 years
South Carolina: 1 to 25 years
South Dakota: 0 to 15 years
Tennessee: 8 to 60 years
Texas: 2 to 20 years
Utah: 0 to 15 years
Vermont: 1 to 15 years
Virginia: 1 to 20 years
Washington: 31 to 177 months
West Virginia: 90 days to 10 years
Wisconsin: 0 to 40 years
Wyoming: 0 to 20 years
Is this not an oxymoron?
Hillary Clinton is a terror!

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