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Scoot Blog: Shouting ?Gun Control? Causes Panic!

If it’s against the law to falsely shout “Fire!” in a crowded place for fear of causing panic, it should also be illegal to shout “Gun control!”  
 
Gun purchases skyrocketed immediately following the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and brisk gun sales continue. Why? Following high-profile public shootings there is instant propaganda about the government preparing to take guns away from every American. Yet, in all the years I have been on the radio and through all the episodes when some Americans promoted the idea that the government was ‘coming to get your guns’, there has never been any successful government-backed initiative to take guns away from Americans.
 
At his news conference Monday, President Obama spoke about the fear that is perpetrated about losing Second Amendment rights and he reassured Americans that responsible gun owners have “nothing to worry about.”
 
The President, along with many Democrats and Republicans are now supporting serious talks about new measures that could be seen as a way to curb gun violence. Obama and others have talked about closing loopholes in purchasing guns without a background check at gun shows, restoring an assault weapons ban and limiting the size of magazines.
 
Why should anyone with a criminal record be allowed to go to a gun show and purchase a gun without a background check? Under the assault weapons ban that was in effect for 10 years and expired in 2009, responsible gun owners did not lose their Second Amendment rights. And if any gun owner is truly interested in owning guns for sport, protection or as collectibles, why would there be a need for a magazine that allows an individual to fire off a vast number of rounds in an instant?
 
Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is planning to introduce legislation that would stop the granting of legal immunity for gun manufacturers and dealers. If we hold auto manufacturers and the producers of other products libel for the products they produce, then how could there be any argument opposing the same treatment for gun manufacturers and dealers?
 
All of the aforementioned  come changes in gun ownership fall under the heading of “Gun Control,” but none of them include the idea that the government is coming to ‘get your guns’. Opposition to any change in the rules concerning responsible gun ownership discredits all those who respect the Second Amendment. 
 
The truth is – not everyone should own a gun. In the news locally, a 48-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon for shooting a man in his car on Terry Parkway on the West Bank following a road rage incident. I’m sure that guy would have been quick to call a radio talk show and defend his Second Amendment rights. With every right comes responsibility – and that goes for ALL gun owners in America.
 
Think about who benefits every time hysterical propaganda is spread about Americans losing their right to own a gun – gun manufacturers, gun retailers and the NRA. They all want your money. 
 
When I lived in Denver and occasionally drove to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I would pass a curious site. Once off I-25 heading to Santa Fe, in the middle of total isolation on a two-lane highway, I would pass an NRA compound.  Directly across the street from the compound was an airstrip and a private jet. NRA members are paying for executives to lead a lavish lifestyle. Why wouldn’t the NRA want to promote the fear that Americans are about to lose their right to own guns? 
 
I wonder if the NRA, gun manufacturers and gun retailers care as much about the Second Amendment as they do their profits!
 
 
 
 
 


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01/14/2013 8:39PM
Scoot Blog: Shouting ‘Gun Control’ Causes Panic!
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01/15/2013 3:51AM
The 2nd Amendment, Batman Shooting & High Fructose Corn Syrup
The 2nd Amendment, Batman Shooting & High Fructose Corn Syrup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvIK4cmzeRY
01/15/2013 6:50AM
You still believe Obama's lies, Scoot?
"At his news conference Monday, President Obama spoke about the fear that is perpetrated about losing Second Amendment rights and he reassured Americans that responsible gun owners have “nothing to worry about.” Obama's words in this matter are as worthless and meaningless as all his other words over the past 4 years. The man is a congenital liar, and only a fool would believe him.
01/15/2013 7:02AM
Got any bias there, Scoot
"If we hold auto manufacturers and the producers of other products libel for the products they produce, then how could there be any argument opposing the same treatment for gun manufacturers and dealers?" Auto manufacturers are held responsible (sometimes) if they produce a defective product. So are gun manufacturers. You are really stretching it in your attempt to demonize gun manufactuers, gun owners and the NRA, Scoot. However, this is the sort of bias we have come to expect from the media.
01/15/2013 7:52AM
The Big Lie
"If we hold auto manufacturers and the producers of other products libel for the products they produce, then how could there be any argument opposing the same treatment for gun manufacturers and dealers?" If I drive my 6,000-pound SUV into acrowd of parade-watchers, kill 26 of them and maim another 12, will Ford be held responsible? No, Ford won't. I will. You're putting forth a big lie, Scoot, and you know it.
01/15/2013 11:20AM
Who us?
Correction there genius - a criminal cannot walk into a gun show and buy a gun without a background check. Have you ever been to one? My guess is no based on the party propaganda you spout. Attacking the NRA is a typical response. Your lack of knowledge on this subject is astounding. The reason for the high capacity magazine is so that WE the people can adequately defend ourselves when the time comes. Remember it is not about hunting; that is the great red herring. It is about keeping the folks who represent us in check. I don't see any movements for the reduction in the types of weapons and magazines that the security forces used by our government have at their disposal. You really are a joke buddy.
01/15/2013 2:25PM
ATTN: Who us?
This is a simple comment: Well said! Thanks for being out there!
01/16/2013 5:59AM
What do you think, Scoot,
about Obama's use of children today in his attempt to get the Congress and the rest of the American people to go along with his assault on the Second Amendment? You got any thoughts on that?
01/16/2013 1:50PM
I'm sure he does
Scoot seems to be an Obamanoid of the first order, so I'm sure that he finds nothing wrong with his Dear Leader using those children in his assault on the Second Amendment.
01/16/2013 1:54PM
Seems like Scoot's blog entry for today has disappeared,
along with the comments to it. I reckon he didn't like the comments.
01/17/2013 11:11AM
school bus seat belts
each year more kids die from school buses not having seat belts and more kids die from not wearing bike helmets
01/17/2013 11:08PM
Hollywood vs Common sense
Scoot not Scooter Libby(lol)stop reading those stupid twitters from "kids" telling you that Sandy Hook was a hoax...don't show me you are sitting on your brain "I" "E" kids say it was a Hoax we never went to the moon, the Holocaust was a Hoax, Bruce Lee's death was a Hoax, Tupac was a Hoax, the assassination of JFK was a Hoax come on Scoot show me you have sense especially COMMON SENSE!!! Don't let the kids run your show...you older than dirt so you should be able to handle yourself better?!
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