By Jueseppi B.
This is what those God fearing Americans will tell you when debating the issue of gun control…..
“You can have my gun, when you pry it from my cold dead hand“. I’m very cool with that. Handguns are for one thing, and one thing only, human death.
Guns should be outlawed, handguns, assault weapons, all types of guns except your most basic shotguns, which are used for hunting purposes/target shooting only. Target pistols are something I am not sure of just yet, because gun target competitions are big in the U.S. as well as Europe.
And here’s why gun control MUST happen….
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day. He couldn’t, however, escape the cold.
A plane searching the remote wilderness for Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, on Monday discovered his body lying partially submerged in an icy, snowy mountain creek with snow banks standing several feet high on either side.
“He was wearing T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it,” Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Barnes did not have any external wounds and appears to have died due to the elements, he said. A medical examiner was at the scene to determine the cause of death. Troyer said two weapons were recovered, but he declined to say where they were located.
Barnes is believed to have fled to the remote park on Sunday to hide after an earlier shooting at a New Year‘s house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically. Authorities suspect he then fatally shot ranger Margaret Anderson.
Anderson had set up a roadblock Sunday morning to stop a man who had blown through a checkpoint rangers use to check if vehicles have tire chains for winter conditions. A gunman opened fire on her before she was able to exit her vehicle, authorities say.
Before fleeing, the gunman fired shots at both Anderson and the ranger that trailed him, but only Anderson was hit.
Anderson would have been armed, as she was one of the rangers tasked with law enforcement, Bacher said. Troyer said she was shot before she had even got out of the vehicle.
Park superintendent Randy King said Anderson, a 34-year-old mother of two young girls who was married to another Rainier ranger, had served as a park ranger for about four years.
King said Anderson’s husband also was working as a ranger elsewhere in the park at the time of the shooting.
Gun violence in the United States is ranked the highest of any wealthy, civilized nation on the planet.
From suicides to violent crimes involving handguns, good old U.S.Of A. leads the way. Don’t take my word for it, just click on the highlighted links to read reports on handgun violence.
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two Second Amendment decisions. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Additionally, the Court enumerated several longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession that it found were consistent with the Second Amendment. In McDonald v. Chicago (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.
There are several versions of the text of the Second Amendment, each with slight capitalization and punctuation differences, found in the official documents surrounding the adoption of the Bill of Rights. One version was passed by the Congress, while another is found in the copies distributed to the States and then ratified by them.
As passed by the Congress:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Both versions of the 2nd Amendment state the opening portion of the bill as follows….”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”…. This proves my point why the right to bear arms should be revoked, repealed, abolished. This antiquated bill was written and adopted in 1751, when a well regulated militia was necessary. This is 2012 and the four branches of the United States Military make this 2nd amendment totally and utterly UNNECESSARY. There are also paid law enforcement agencies that further make the right to bear arms, out dated as well as the major cause of death in the United States Of America.
When will Americans wake up and realize self protection by handgun is a joke? You say you need your handgun for protection? Margaret Anderson was a trained, handgun toting Park Ranger, and she never cleared her weapon, and she is dead from a gunshot wound. And I’ll bet you dollars to donuts, Ms. Margaret Anderson, Mount Rainier Park Ranger, was better trained in handgun usage than you.
In this photo taken Dec. 31, 2011, Margaret Anderson, right, a law enforcement ranger at Mount Rainier National Park works at the Paradise snow play area in Mount Rainier, Wash. Anderson was shot and killed on New Years Day sparking the closure of the park and a massive manhunt for the suspect. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler)
“Disagree Intelligently, Use Facts, Truth & Common Sense”.
And if you post a comment on this issue, come with intelligence, facts & common sense or you will piss me the hell off. And that ain’t a good thing.
- Suspect in Mt. Rainier shooting found dead in snow – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- US Mount Rainier National Park ranger killed, gunman loose | Blue Alert News : Nixle (gloucestercitynews.net)
- Police: Body found at Wash. park is that of gunman (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Rangers’ jobs increasingly dangerous (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Female Park Ranger Killed In Cold Blood While Working On Mount Rainier [Crime] (jezebel.com)
- Thaddeus Russell on Gun Control’s Racist Roots (reason.com)
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