Originally Posted by wildbillbugman
I agree with Richard totally. But WHERE is the solution? It should be obvious to anyone with at least half a brain that more gun restrictions will just disarm some of the good guys. The bad guys will always be armed. Why the idiots who have the public ear do not realize this is a mystery to me.
People who want more gun control sight European countries. The U.S.A. is not Europe and never will be anything like Europe. In fact Europe will become more lawless as "refugees" from third world countries keep sneaking in.
You are right.
However, you seem to be assuming that they don’t realize it. You might be mistaken. It is possible that everything is crystal clear to those who are instigating racial strife, but that it is in their financial self-interests to keep pushing the issues and inflaming passions. They are cynical beyond belief. For those in the TV news media, it is all about ratings, which translates into being all about money. For the politicians, it is all about campaign contributions, which is all about money. For Civil Rights lawyers, it is all about fees, which is all about money. For the talking heads on TV, it is all about money. For the anti-gun organizations, it is all about contributions to their causes, making it all about money. Bottom line: A lot of people are now and are going to continue to make a lot of money by inciting strife between blacks and whites.
Comparing the United States to great Britain and Australia is the stupidest argument the anti-gunners have ever dreamed up. American society is not even a little bit like European or Australian society, and it never will be. Unfortunately, it is not in the financial best interests of the TV news media to acknowledge this.
As long as the First Amendment allows “news” outlets to tell bald-faced lies without consequence, and as long as America’s libel laws are so weak that news organizations are free to slander anybody they wish with impunity, then there will be no solution to this problem. Today, for example, on the Erin Burnett show on CNN, a black college professor was debating with the black sheriff of Milwaukee County. The professor argued that, already this year, 24 blacks had been killed by police. The host of the show had to point out to him that, during the same period, 25 officers have been killed. He shrugged that fact off. He said that it was a different matter because the police were armed and killing unarmed blacks.
I used to think that MSNBC was a left-wing liberal network, but CNN is now off the charts. They have become so heavily biased that I frequently turn off my TV rather than listen to the propaganda. As I have pointed out repeatedly, the cable TV news networks are stirring the pot so that they can make more money. They don’t care how many lives might be lost. It is disgusting.