4/4/2014 9:21:39 AM
Illegal Mayors Demanding Action from Gun-banning Moms
Local-government officials and members of a national organization that advocates local ordinances to control firearms lashed out at Florida law that reserves all gun regulation for the state legislature.
Members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said at a Wednesday press conference the law, passed in 1987 as the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act, creates across-the-board gun regulations that may not be applicable in all parts of a community.
Doublespeak comes so easy to these people. Look at the way they use the word ‘Community’ as if it represents a fixed slice of a population. You see, in this Community, everyone acts exactly the same way. It’s not really a bunch of random people who happen to be closely situated, no it’s a homogenous groupthink collection. Everyone in any ‘community’ thinks the same way, acts the same way, and can be trusted to never have jobs that might be outside of that particular community, nor would they ever think about venturing outside the designated boundaries that segregate their community from the others.
However, these are the same people who will then spin right around and claim their community is diverse.
“Gun laws that may be appropriate in rural areas, may not be appropriate in city neighborhoods,” she said.
Actually, the laws against harming others is perfectly suited to the whole, rural or inner city. Everything on top of that is just misdirection from their actual goals – banning guns.
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks said the preemption law creates a disconnect between lawmakers and the cities that are affected.
To him, local government is better in tune with its citizenry.
“The cities know how to protect their citizens. They are closest to their citizens,” said Marks.
“They are the ones that see those citizens on a daily basis and we want to protect our citizens,” he added.
There’s that magic line again. To say that I, as a Marine, loving father of two girls, cherished husband, and outstanding citizen with nary a speeding ticket to his name can do X here but .00001” over a county line suddenly has nefarious intent is ludicrous. Sadly, there are enough people who believe this that things like this become issues over time.
The problem is the truth is hidden with these types. They don’t really care about safe citizens, they desire compliant citizens. None of the laws they propose would stop a single criminal, instead they hassle the law abiding in an attempt to get gun owners to fear basic gun ownership to a point where they’ll just give up. When they talk about ‘drying up the supply of guns’ they mean getting them out of the hands of the law abiding.
I can’t fault many of the supporters of these organizations. The buzzwords & catchphrases are simple enough and in fact tend to be things we agree on. Of course I don’t want guns in the hands of people who are dangerous, but I believe if you know they are dangerous and have enough proof to deny them basic, human rights, then you have enough proof to put them in jail and keep them away from society.
I don’t honestly believe all 13 members of Moms Seek Attention are evil people who hate the 2nd Amendment (their leaders? Yes, I do believe that about them). However, most unfortunately, emotionally charged phrases are effective at getting a few people riled up and it’s easy for people who suffer from cathexis to latch onto their beliefs harder when challenged with logic & reason.
I have little fear that these groups will get far with their demands as it looks like nothing they’ve put in has gone anywhere so far, but the problem with them is that we have to expend energy fighting every little infringement they try to put in lest one slips through the crack.
You should send your representatives a nice email reminding them that a patchwork of laws does not make a safer society and that they should oppose any laws that would do just that.