Wednesday, January 07, 2015

More "mentally ill individuals" attack in Paris. Gun control working as intended.

When is a terrorist attack not a terrorist attack? When you are a Liberal.

"Based on what we know right now it does seem that's what we're confronting here. And this is an act of violence that we certainly do condemn, and if based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, then we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too," said [White House press secretary Josh] Earnest.

This is regarding an attack in Paris today when the following was reported:
Heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamist slogans stormed a Paris satirical newspaper office Wednesday and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.

Police launched a massive manhunt for the masked attackers who reportedly hijacked a car and sped off, running over a pedestrian and shooting at officers.

Police said witnesses heard the attackers, who were armed with a Kalashnikov and rocket launcher, shout "we have avenged the prophet" and "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest).

Two police were confirmed among the dead and four people were critically injured.

The capital was placed under the highest alert status after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly that has sparked anger in the past among Muslims for publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohamed.

Now, why does the header of this post say "gun control working as intended"? Because one of the best ways for a "soft" tyranny such as French Socialism to punish its ideological enemies is to let "terrorists" do it for them. All you have to do is ban the private ownership of weapons, and sit back. Sooner or later somebody will decide that the satirical weekly newspaper has said the wrong thing and go shoot the place up with an illegally obtained firearm or two. Then you respond by viewing this event with alarm and INCREASING gun confiscation efforts.

The main problem I have with liberals is that they don't see this as odd. Disarming the victim and appeasing the attackers is entirely reasonable to liberals. They see weapons of self defense as a provocation to violence, they think that the presence of a firearm in an emotionally charged situation will in fact cause violence to occur. They believe the absence of weapons creates peace.

Problem is, they're wrong. Values matter. Culture matters. Morals and courage matter. You give a gun to a scumbag, he'll do murder with it. Not because the gun made him do it, but because he's a scumbag. You give a gun to a normal person from the Western civilization with normal values and the courage normal people generally have, he will stick it in a holster on his belt and leave it there. He'll never pull it out of that holster and point it at another human unless they are trying to KILL him. At which point said human will 99% of the time stop what they're doing and run away.

This is not some ideological fantasy, this is recorded fact. This is what actual humans actually do in countless thousands of robberies, burglaries, fights, road rages or what have you. Victim pulls a gun, bad guys run.

That this is inconvenient for Left leaning governments is all you need to know about Left leaning governments.

Here endeth the rant.

The Phantom


robins111 said...

Well said, good rant

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Anonymous said...

Phantom - Gun control as practiced by the UN signators guarantees a large underground market/supply of arms are available for those who should never get them.

Average citizens denied a way to protect their lives will create that lucrative underground market - and it will not be saturated with the largely innocuous sporting arms which were previously available to the public - the black market will be Russian, Chinese, Belgian and German select fire machine pistols and carbines - of course the burgeoning market the gun control legislators drove underground also will service the true terrorist factions normal people are arming against with black market guns.

If the gun haters thought things were out of control before - just drive it underground and watch things go horribly wrong.

When they did this with Alcohol we got organized crime syndicates, when they did it with pot we got criminal cartels larger than corporate America - doing the same thing with guns will guarantee an unstable domestic situation - and isn't that the overall plan anyway?

- Occam

Alyric said...


And that's often by design.

Take the case of Leland Yee - California state senator, and declared one of the toughest politicians on guns by the Brady Campaign.

All the while dealing small arms - including (according to the FBI) fully automatic guns and shoulder-fired missiles - to the Russian mafia, the Chinese mafia, and local gangs.

That's not an accident. He was in a position to outlaw a product, thereby creating a thriving black market for it, and set himself up as the primary black market distributor.

He didn't believe in stopping guns. He believed in lining his wallet, and if a few million citizens got caught in the crossfire, so what?