As we all suspected the anti-gun crowd is seizing another opportunity to threaten our 2nd Amendment rights.

The attack on the Republicans during their recent baseball practice shows yet again how vulnerable we all are. In this case I believe the last thing the shooter had in mind was following the law.

How Far Have We Come With Gun Laws?

I guess we could go all the way back to Lee Harvey Oswald and his mail order purchase of a 6.5 mm caliber Carcano rifle for $29.95 ($241.11 in today’s dollars) which was good enough to dispatch President John F. Kennedy.

Of the eight listed five were successful.

The point is there are no laws, agreements, background checks, registration, protections, regulations, bills, resolutions, initiatives, or ordinances, which will 100 percent stop someone who wants to do harm to others with a firearm.

As long as the ammo holds out and the trigger finger still works the shooting will continue until someone else with ammo and a trigger shows up to stop it.

“Every place that has banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland.” (Source: Crime Prevention And Research Center)

Congressmen and women are considering arming themselves for their own safety when away from Capital Hill.

Some Final Thoughts

We always seem to close the door after the fact. Shoe bomber on an airplane take your shoes off at the airport. It’s a lot like putting fingers in holes in a dike.

Only we’re way short of enough fingers.

We’ve reached a point where TV show’s, movies, video games and TV news have shown that violence with a gun will get you — recognition and power. You’re no longer seen as a nobody.

To go even further, kill the right people and you’re a hero to your base. You’re in the history books for all time. You’re somebody.

Jodie Foster will know your name.

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