Why are people afraid of the dark?
I'm sure everyone was or remembers someone that, at a very young age, was afraid of the dark. I sure do. Little Johnny would scream to the top of his lungs, fight tooth and nail so that he did not have to go into a dark room.
To be honest, I was afraid of the dark at times. We had a spare room that had extra furniture and stuff in it but, when the lights were out, I dared not enter. In fact, I would bolt past the door as fast as I could so that nothing could reach out and grab me.
Why where so many scared of the dark. Mostly because a mean older sibling or cousin that told them of the horrors that lurked in the darkness. No one was born scared of the dark.
When I was about 5 or 6 an older neighbor of mine told me stories of the monster of the bogey creek. It terrified me so that I would not leave the house unless my dad was with me. If I were never told the stories of the monster, the fear would have never been there. The same as being scared of the dark. If someone, with not so good intentions, had not messed with us, we would have be able to walk into any dark room with no reservations. I would have played outside without my dad by my side. Stories or lies of things that were not true or even alive made us think irrational.
Now to the point of this article. In the not too distant past, firearms where more common than automobiles. My grandfather told me "in my day everyone would bring our firearm to school and prop it up in the corner of the room. At the end of the day, we would hunt on the way home because whatever we shot was what we ate for supper". WOW how times have changed.
Now we have a journalist having temporary PTSD because he shot an AR-15. Firearms are actually banned from most public places. Certain types of firearms have groups demanding they, an inanimate object, be outlawed. Our current president can't do a press conference without preaching about the evils of firearms. Where did the belief that the transformer movies are real come from? Why is hoplophoba at a pandemic level?
Believe it or not, gun control has its own person with not so good intensions pushing it. Just like a mean older sibling, cousin, very much older neighbor.
His name is Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York. He is mentally unbalanced, rich, and racist.
He wanted to ban certain types of sodas, and it took the courts to stop him. In June of 2015 New York's Court of Appeals said in a 4-2 decision that the city's health board lacked authority to impose the ban, proposed by Michael Bloomberg. Who in their right mind thinks they have the right to tell anyone what size drink they can purchase?
Now think on this, not only did he think he should be able to tell you what to drink, he spent tax payer's money to try and get it put into law.
How rich is he? There are reports that Bloomberg plans to spend upwards of 50 million to scare people into giving up their right to the second amendment. Why not spend that money to help the homeless, needy or even the mentally ill? http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/us/bloomberg-gun-safety-initiative/
Many do not realize that gun control was used to keep people of color from being able to defend themselves. Here are many of the details.
Another fact many do not know is that the NRA stepped up and helped people of color to purchase and learn to use the firearms for self-defense.
Short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RABZq5IoaQ
Long Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKMi023Ofro
Around February of 2015 Michael Bloomberg suggests that disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive' would be a good thing.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/8/sughed-michael-bloomberg-suggests-disarming-minori/ that is about racist as it gets.
He and other likes him are telling twisted stories about the horrors of firearms. Fact is, unless you are into criminal activity or live in an area of criminal activity you are more likely to be killed in an automobile crash than be killed by someone using a firearm.
The national safety council states that your chances of dying in a car wreck are 1 in 113. While your chances of dying by firearm 1 in 358. Death by firearm is not even in the top ten.
The Bloomberg types are attempting to motivate the masses with fake truths just as was done in the witch trials of the 1600s. The testimonies of "experts" put fear in the locals to such a degree, people were burned at the stake or hung for being witches. As proven on October 30, 1938 with the broad cast of the "The War of The Worlds" people can be controlled or tricked into believing anything. That is what Bloomberg is betting on by his mass media spending 50 million spending spree. Two of the groups he is funding with his millions are Mothers Demand Action and Every town for gun safety.
They preach about how we need common sense gun laws. We already have that. It is called do not murder. That covers any tool you could use to murder someone. You will hear them mention we need "gun safety" yet not one of those
groups have any safety programs. In fact, they like to put down the NRA's safety programs.
Another example of their fake scare tactics? The 2014 FBI homicide data table list how many times a device was used to commit a homicide. I quote “Handguns 5562, Knives or cutting instruments 1567, Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) 658, Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 435, shotguns 262, rifles, 248”. The category of rifle includes what the gun grabbers call an "assault rifle" but, it also includes, pump action rifles, bolt action rifles, lever action rifles, and single shot rifles. You are more likely to be killed by someone using a knife, hand, and hammer than you are a rifle. With handguns numbers being 5562, logic would dictate there would be a big push to band handguns right? No the big push is to ban scary black rifles. See what I mean. Scare tactics just like the mean older sibling, cousin or neighbor used to control you.
Here is a video of Eric Holder telling people that brainwashing must be used to get gun control agenda pushed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcSLhGvaTE
tell me why one would need to warp someone's mind for something that is true? One definition of brainwashing is "make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure"
Friends, the gun-grabbers are using the same tactics that nut jobs like Jim Jones, Marshall Applewhite and other cult leaders used to do very bad things. Believe it or not, they have bad intentions.
So if banning firearms is not the answer, what is? When Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD started their mission was spelled out in their name. MADD did not try to outlaw automobiles or alcohol they focused their resources on changing people's behavior and how drunk driving was viewed. The same plan would work for having less homicides committed with any tool not just a firearm. I suggest we start in kindergarten showing our little ones how to care for each other and respect life. At the same time, teach age appropriate firearm safety, in every grade. I realize some say "gun safety programs do not work". The programs they speak of are only a couple of hours long. We don't teach math, reading, or writing for a couple of hours. No, it is taught in every grade. Firearm safety should be the same.