Friday, October 23, 2015

Misplaced emphasis

Of all the...

Hillary Clinton wants to hold ME accountable for the actions of criminals.

"Hillary supports sensible action to address gun violence, including comprehensive background checks, cracking down on illegal gun traffickers, holding dealers and manufacturers accountable when they endanger Americans, and keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers."

Despite the fact that several times as many people are killed in automobile accidents, Hillary doesn't hold car dealers accountable for negligence or criminal activity.

Despite the fact that many more children drown in pools and hot tubs than are killed with guns, Hillary doesn't hold the local pool and spa dealer accountable for that.

Despite that fact that most "children" involved in firearms homicides are actually teenagers actively engaged in criminal activity, got their access to firearms illegally, and never purchased them from a dealer, Hillary wants to punish me for their lack of civilized upbringing.

Despite the fact that gun control advocates LIE about the statistics on "children" being killed, including people up to 25 years of age in some cases, and all teens and people under 21 in most studies.

Despite the fact that through out the history of humankind, before and after the invention of firearms, the vast majority of all interpersonal violence was perpetrated by males age 14-25 in unstructured environments, somehow guns are to blame for the "epidemic of gun violence" even violent crime is down, consistently decreasing over the last 20 years, even as concealed carry restrictions have eased in almost every way.

Despite the fact that clinical errors by doctors and nurses kill hundreds of thousands of people per year through direct negligence, Hillary doesn't want to hold them more accountable.

Despite the fact that 85%-90% of all homicide 'victims' and their killers are both known to the police before the homicide.

Despite the civil right to self defense and resistance to tyranny being written into the very fabric of our country, Hillary wants to limit your effective toolkit to do so. And make you apply for permission and register for potential confiscation with the few tools she's willing to allow you to hold on to.

"Support legislation to stop domestic abusers from buying and possessing guns. Although federal law generally prohibits domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing guns, this protection does not apply to people in dating relationships or convicted stalkers. Hillary will fight for legislation to prohibit all of these domestic abusers and stalkers from buying guns."

This is a lie. Any conviction for domestic abuse triggers the federal provision. You can be convicted for domestic abuse against anyone you live with or have a familial relationship with, not just a spouse. The definition of domestic abuse is defined by the states, but results in loss of firearms rights at the federal level.

Make straw purchasing a federal crime. When an individual with a clean record buys a gun with the intention of giving it to a violent felon—only so that felon can avoid a background check—it should be a crime. Hillary will fight to make so-called “straw purchasing” a federal crime.

This is already a crime. Do we really want someone so ignorant of current law as to spend time and resources to establish a policy website with erroneous information? But then, the problem isn't so much Hillary's ignorance as it is her compulsion to lie and deceive and control.

18 U.S. Code § 922 - Unlawful acts

(a)It shall be unlawful—

(6) for any person in connection with the acquisition or attempted acquisition of any firearm or ammunition from a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector, knowingly to make any false or fictitious oral or written statement or to furnish or exhibit any false, fictitious, or misrepresented identification, intended or likely to deceive such importer, manufacturer, dealer, or collector with respect to any fact material to the lawfulness of the sale or other disposition of such firearm or ammunition

There's more, but the bottom line is simple. Gun control is not about safety, it's about control.

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