Blaming The Gun — Really?



Once again, an apparent gun-hating liberal wants to blame the gun rather than the shooter. He blathers on about “assault weapons” being the problem.

My question is, what is an assault weapon? A spike-heeled shoe, a baseball bat, a rock, knife, pitchfork? All these have been used in assaults. An AR 15 is far from a machine gun or rocket launcher. It may “look” scary to a gun hater, but it fires a .22 bullet at the rate of 1 per trigger pull. They are great for target practice, and I hope I never have to use mine to protect myself from my government.

Armed guards in schools are a start, but the gun free laws need to be repealed, and concealed carry allowed for properly trained and vetted people, including teachers.

Since every mass shooting has occurred in a “gun free zone” it is obvious — even though the killers are crazy, they are not stupid! If there may be guns, they won’t go there!

What part of the Second Amendment do the gun haters not understand? “The right of the people to keep and BEAR arms shall not be infringed.”

Period! There is no “but”!

Dale Oestmann


Ted Paulk 4 years ago

Dale, Please listen one more time: I AM NOT A 'GUN HATING LIBERAL'. I own six guns and have given several other guns to my two sons. Furthermore an AR15 does NOT fire a .22 round. I am a Viet Nam vet. You can buy a box of .22's for around $2.00. AR-15 rounds sell for $1.30 EACH. There's a hell of a lot more going on with the AR-15 bullet.


Ronald Hamric 4 years ago

Ted, If you read his post again, you will note that he is not referring to the .22 rimfire round most think of when .22 is mentioned. He is referring to the bullet caliber of the 223 Remington ( a commercialized version of the military 5.56X45mm NATO cartridge) which is referred to as a .224 caliber bullet or abreviated .22. The truth is that the diameter of the .22 rimfire bullet and that of the .224 used in most .223 Rem/5.56 Ar-15's and M-4s are diametrically very close, but the equation ends when you consider bullet length, construction, and materials used. And the size and powder charge of the entire cartridge are significantly different. But you are correct in the statement that there is a lot more going on with the .223 caliber than that which takes place with the .22 rimfire. A lot more. Eugene Stoner (designer of the M-16)was quite challenged to convince the DOD that a .224 caliber bullet could be as effective on the battlefield as the then used 7.56 or 30.06 rounds. The bullet/cartridge combination was designed specifcally to overcome that DOD concern. I know you are probably very familiar with all that I've posted, but I thought I'd throw it out there for those who have little understanding of ballistics. Personally, I wouldn't want to be the recipient of either round, .223 or .22 rimfire.


don evans 4 years ago

Bottom line, the socialist progressives fear the ability of the common man to own a firearm that has equal status on the whole with official sanctioned Governm.ent entities. And, that is exactly why the founding fathers incorporated the 2nd Ammendment. For the common man to have the potential ability to have a check and balance power over a potential tyranical and corrupt government. That my friends is the end goal. Be afraid, very afraid. They have already begun to crown their King.................... H.J.Res.15 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. 113th Congress (2013-2014) Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] (Introduced 01/04/2013)


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