Monday, November 14, 2005

The Sheep Have Spoken

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Citizens of Sin Francisco, land of fruits and nuts have bested themselves once again. Not only do they not want war ships with big guns to weigh anchor in their port; not to be confused with the line, “Oh, that’s a big gun you have there, sailor!”, now they have elected to remove all handguns from within the city limits. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a lawsuit filed by the NRA counters that California state law forbids "local attempts to ban the possession of handguns by law-abiding, responsible adults.''

“Under Prop. H, residents have until April 1 to surrender their handguns to police without penalty. The proposition also makes it illegal to sell, manufacture and distribute firearms and ammunition within city limits.”

I can’t help but think about the movie, The American President, where Michael Douglas in the role of president has the removal of guns on his agenda, as if by confiscating guns and making it impossible for the average citizen to obtain guns is the smart thing to do. What this says is that they don’t trust the average American citizen to have enough sense or the self control necessary to properly supervise themselves; why doesn’t that surprise me?

The liberal left of our society have been inbred for so long as to take it for granted that the government will and should take care of everyone. The government is the only one capable of providing enough food for you to eat, minimal health care to hold you over, a place to exist, a marginal education and so why would it be any different when it comes to protection?
There is a cancer, one that has spread throughout part of the land which says that Americans are weak minded and need to be coddled. You must be weak to permit so many welfare assistance programs to “pump you up, pump you up” so that you are able to survive from one day to the next; something which your ancestors were able to do on their own for all those years. This disease chews up individual rights in large gulps and swallows them out of existence, all in the name of saving us from ourselves.

“A San Franciscan who wanted only to be identified by his first name, David, said that owning a gun was a private matter and criminals might target residents who would be unarmed under the legislation.”

Maybe the folks in Sin Francisco would be wise to consider the ban of personal firearms carried out in Australia, a total fiasco that had to be scrapped after the good citizens were left helpless by the left and only the criminals were left guns thanks to the left. This is from an article back in September, 2002; I wish I had done a better job of notation, having left off the source. I’m sure it could be found via a search engine.

“Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from down-Under. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $50 million dollars.

The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent; Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes,44 percent!). In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.” (emphisis added)

In the Sunday paper a cartoon that seems to apply to the folks in Sin Francisco, at least after April 1st. (I just noticed, that’s April Fools Day, coincidence?) There is a woman defending herself with the only weapon at her disposal’ aiming her pet cat at the intruder while it spits hair balls at him.

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