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 Post subject: For every anti-gunner....
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:04 pm 
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.....there's a pro-gunner. Thoughts?

By Ted Nugent
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Editor's note: Rock guitarist Ted Nugent has sold more than 30 million albums. He's also a gun rights activist and serves on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. His program, "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild," can be seen on the Outdoor Channel.

Read an opposing take on gun control from journalist Tom Plate: Let's lay down our right to bear arms

WACO, Texas (CNN) -- Zero tolerance, huh? Gun-free zones, huh? Try this on for size: Columbine gun-free zone, New York City pizza shop gun-free zone, Luby's Cafeteria gun-free zone, Amish school in Pennsylvania gun-free zone and now Virginia Tech gun-free zone.

Anybody see what the evil Brady Campaign and other anti-gun cults have created? I personally have zero tolerance for evil and denial. And America had best wake up real fast that the brain-dead celebration of unarmed helplessness will get you killed every time, and I've about had enough of it.

Nearly a decade ago, a Springfield, Oregon, high schooler, a hunter familiar with firearms, was able to bring an unfolding rampage to an abrupt end when he identified a gunman attempting to reload his .22-caliber rifle, made the tactical decision to make a move and tackled the shooter.

A few years back, an assistant principal at Pearl High School in Mississippi, which was a gun-free zone, retrieved his legally owned Colt .45 from his car and stopped a Columbine wannabe from continuing his massacre at another school after he had killed two and wounded more at Pearl.

At an eighth-grade school dance in Pennsylvania, a boy fatally shot a teacher and wounded two students before the owner of the dance hall brought the killing to a halt with his own gun.

More recently, just a few miles up the road from Virginia Tech, two law school students ran to fetch their legally owned firearm to stop a madman from slaughtering anybody and everybody he pleased. These brave, average, armed citizens neutralized him pronto.

My hero, Dr. Suzanne Gratia Hupp, was not allowed by Texas law to carry her handgun into Luby's Cafeteria that fateful day in 1991, when due to bureaucrat-forced unarmed helplessness she could do nothing to stop satanic George Hennard from killing 23 people and wounding more than 20 others before he shot himself. Hupp was unarmed for no other reason than denial-ridden "feel good" politics.

She has since led the charge for concealed weapon upgrade in Texas, where we can now stop evil. Yet, there are still the mindless puppets of the Brady Campaign and other anti-gun organizations insisting on continuing the gun-free zone insanity by which innocents are forced into unarmed helplessness. Shame on them. Shame on America. Shame on the anti-gunners all.

No one was foolish enough to debate Ryder truck regulations or ammonia nitrate restrictions or a "cult of agriculture fertilizer" following the unabashed evil of Timothy McVeigh's heinous crime against America on that fateful day in Oklahoma City. No one faulted kitchen utensils or other hardware of choice after Jeffrey Dahmer was caught drugging, mutilating, raping, murdering and cannibalizing his victims. Nobody wanted "steak knife control" as they autopsied the dead nurses in Chicago, Illinois, as Richard Speck went on trial for mass murder.

Evil is as evil does, and laws disarming guaranteed victims make evil people very, very happy. Shame on us.

Already spineless gun control advocates are squawking like chickens with their tiny-brained heads chopped off, making political hay over this most recent, devastating Virginia Tech massacre, when in fact it is their own forced gun-free zone policy that enabled the unchallenged methodical murder of 32 people.

Thirty-two people dead on a U.S. college campus pursuing their American Dream, mowed-down over an extended period of time by a lone, non-American gunman in illegal possession of a firearm on campus in defiance of a zero-tolerance gun law. Feel better yet? Didn't think so.

Who doesn't get this? Who has the audacity to demand unarmed helplessness? Who likes dead good guys?

I'll tell you who. People who tramp on the Second Amendment, that's who. People who refuse to accept the self-evident truth that free people have the God-given right to keep and bear arms, to defend themselves and their loved ones. People who are so desperate in their drive to control others, so mindless in their denial that they pretend access to gas causes arson, Ryder trucks and fertilizer cause terrorism, water causes drowning, forks and spoons cause obesity, dialing 911 will somehow save your life, and that their greedy clamoring to "feel good" is more important than admitting that armed citizens are much better equipped to stop evil than unarmed, helpless ones.

Pray for the families of victims everywhere, America. Study the methodology of evil. It has a profile, a system, a preferred environment where victims cannot fight back. Embrace the facts, demand upgrade and be certain that your children's school has a better plan than Virginia Tech or Columbine. Eliminate the insanity of gun-free zones, which will never, ever be gun-free zones. They will only be good guy gun-free zones, and that is a recipe for disaster written in blood on the altar of denial. I, for one, refuse to genuflect there.



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He was a better guitar player than a thinker, and that isn't saying much. His borderline paranoid outlook on American Life is one reason you can buy guns over the counter like french fries. "God-Given right???" So now God has a vote???? By strategically pointing out instances where madmen used guns to kill people in "Gun Free Zones" he hopes to infer that if someone had brought their .45 to French class the whole thing could have been avoided. That is called nonsense. Had the authorities done their jobs there is a very good possibility that the incident would have never happened. The funny thing about life is we will never know what COULD have happened because it is now in the past. I'm sure that if school children were allowed to start bringing guns to school the fatalities would be much more in a given year than were killed at VT. Should all teachers have a 9mm, looking like Wyatt Eurp???? I doubt that most teachers would want to do that anyway.

Had the Police Chief after the first shooting assigned an armed guard or two to each building it is likely Cho would have either attempted to gain entry and been killed, or gone off somewhere else less guarded and tried to do some damage there. The bottom line is that he was mentally ill, and you can't predict what a mentally ill person will do. Making weapons available to a wider population, or wiping out the "Gun Free Zones" will only make it MORE likely that more violence will take place, as evidenced by the 30,000 deaths each year from guns.

Anger causes some people to lose control. Young people have very volatile personalities, with poor coping skills and anger management.Making schools and Universities "Gun Zones" is an invitation to lose control of a situation.There are 300 million people in the USA and 200 million guns....increasing by 8 million guns a year. Considering we have the highest death toll in the industrial world from guns by far, i don't see them making much of a difference as far as "controlling the wackos". .get rid of handguns all together and you will see a drop in crime and in deaths from handguns. This is a proven fact in Canada, and all other western countries.

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Well essentially from what I understand, other North American countries (Canada namely) and European ones have similar gun laws as the U.S. But for some reason people just love killing people a lot more in this country than in those others.

I'm definitely for more restrictive gun laws, but the root of the problems seems that there is something inherently American that makes regular folk just want to kill others.

In other countries, most of their violence is ethnic, religious, or political. Not saying that certain violence is better than other violence, but ethnic, religious, and political violence is as old as civilization itself. But someone just walking into a building or school and just blowing people away at random doesn't seem that pervasive throughout human history. Also most of these countries are developing, and people don't have the economic opportunities that they are supposed to have in this country, which as most know is linked to violence.

Russia is the only developed country with a higher murder rate than the U.S. And who merits third? Switzerland, with half the murder rate of the U.S.


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