It has been almost seven days, almost an entire week, sense a lone student attempted to slay 22 individuals at a Pittsburgh High School, and the people of this nation are silent. Not a single soul has stood up to demand that our government find a way to defend our children from such reckless violence. 21 students sent to the hospital, their lives forever altered, and no one has offered up a serious proposal to prevent it from happening again. It is outrageous that so many are sitting silent.
There were almost instantaneous demands for action after the New Town tragedy. The smoke had barely cleared and Diane Feinstein and the like were up on their high horses demanding action be taken to prevent another tragedy. They demanded that new gun control legislation be in acted to protect our children from maniacs. Where is Senator Feinstein now? Where is President Obama now? Why are they not demanding action be taken by the government? Do these progressives not care about the students in Pittsburgh? Is their pain not something worth dealing with? Or is it that this tragedy does not further their radical agenda?
When a school shooting occurs the progressives roll up their sleeves and jump to action. The sirens are still waling in the background when their first demands for new gun control legislation spew from their lips. It was the guns fault that those children were shot. It was the guns fault that they died. It was our racists founding fathers who idiotically gave us “rights” that led to the tragedy. Clearly the only option is to ban guns, strip us of our “outdated rights”, and relinquish our security to the hands of the government.
So if school shootings are prevented by eliminating firearms, why is it that when a massive rampage with a knife occurs Ms. Feinstein does not jump up and demand new knife control legislation? Why is she not demanding federal restrictions on the sizes of fixed blades, and demanding registrations for all those who carry pocket knifes? Why has the President not called for common sense knife legislation, requiring background checks on those who wish to purchase such a deadly weapon?
The answer is simple. First banning knives, or restricting our right to carry one, would no more prevent massacres such as the one in Pittsburgh, than restricting firearms would have prevented New Town, or limiting the size of soft drinks would keep you from getting fat. Second, the progressives do not benefit from banning knives. They do not disarm the population, or remove a final check on federal tyranny. Not only would demanding for knife legislation not make it easier to subjugate the American People, it would further destroy their creditably.
Progressives call for gun control for two main reasons. The first is that they want the people to be subjects to the government, rather than the government being a servant to the people. An armed populous makes, that much harder to do (of course progressive zealots will always beg to differ with that point). The second reason, is that they can use their usurpation of our rights as a political tool, a sword to stab into their conservative enemies. They say things like “Those evil tea bagging conservatives hate children. They don’t care about their safety. They would rather protect their guns, then the lives of children.” Of course, this is an outrageous lie, but it is a successful marketing trick.
Typically what happens when the progressives start their, “conservatives hate children” speech, is that conservatives come out and explain simple facts that disprove the progressives radical theories. We discuss for instance how gun control legislation typically leads to higher crime rates. How so called “common sense reforms” typically end with total confiscation. We discuss the fact that states that allow people to carry fire arms have seen crime rates go down, not up. The progressive respond by saying that Conservatives just want things to remain the way they are. Conservatives respond with calls to fix our society, to help those with mental illness. Progressives respond with more emotional arguments devoid of a factual base.This continues for a while, then things go back to the way they where.
Obviously, banning/restricting knives is not going to serve the primary reason that progressives exploit mass shootings. However, one would think that they could still use banning/restricting knives to meet the secondary purpose. So why haven’t they? Why haven’t they called for more restrictions on knives. Surely this would help to divert some attention away from obamacare, an issue that will see President Barack Obama made a lame duck President. Yet again, the answer is simple, and painfully obvious. Calling for knife control is ridiculous, and the American People would never buy it.
We have been conditioned by the progressives for years to think that guns are bad. Many people do not own firearms, so to many they are a mystery. People fear what they don’t understand, so it is easy for progressives to demonize firearms. Knives on the other hand, are something we use on a daily basis. We can see people can see their practical uses, and see that they are not tools of death and destruction. People are not afraid of knives. So blaming the injuries of the students in this tragedy on the knife rather than the mental state of the one committing the atrocity becomes a hard trick to pull off. People see the knives in their kitchen, then have a hard time linking it to a tool of death. They would then simply see the progressive’s demands for knife control to be outrageous, exposing them for the radicals they really are.
If progressive’s truly believed that the key to preventing school shootings was banning guns, they would also believe that the key to preventing mass stabbings would be to ban knives. Clearly that is not the case. Think about that next time one of these radicals, or their zealots, comes up to you demanding gun control legislation.