A recent poll found that gun control wasn't as significant of an issue for voters as some might think. That means it's not a winning strategy.
We're being lied to...
Very well written!!You simply can't address the problem by ignoring the facts, and the lessons history teach us.
Fear based thoughts aren't rational, logical, or anything else real world. They are simply what your mind makes them and then attempts to justify.
The left's thoughts are driven by fear, and an incorrect, factless base assumption that without tools of violence, they will be closer to their utopian world. The truth is, humans do not exist in reality and utopia simultaneously. Not in the past, present or future. Period.
The left is our fellow man. He is or has been deluded. Poor choices on his part and those around him, or a willful attempt by others to make the man of the Left their useful idiot in a grab for power.
The problem is, or I should say our problem is, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink". Another would be "You can't teach a pig to talk, it frustrates you, and irritates the pig."
A sharp lesson for the left would be:
Take away all forms of anything we have created in the last 6,000 years of society, or even further, go back before 2.5 million years ago or more, when the oldowon tools came about.
You had man, you had rocks, you had wood. What did they do with those rocks and wood? Big hint: there's a story in the bible toward the beginning on it.
There was brutal, bloody war. There was brutal bloody killing. There was enslavement and all other forms of human atrocities we forced on each other.
It's not the tool or the instrument, it's the heart of man. The heart of man is base to this world. Nature is no more forgiving, and just as cruel, and we are of this world.
Man's emotions, fears, and his heart, will drive him to do unspeakable things to his fellow man. Man needs nothing to accomplish this but his own thoughts and his bare hands. So, tell me again how gun control is going to stop the violent heart of man?
Take away an otherwise peaceful and societal caveman's club, and all you've done is create a victim for the non peaceful, non societal "outlaw" caveman. LOL!
As long as we have tolerance for the behavior, and a misplaced thought that society as a whole can raise a kid better than careful, watchful parenting, we will have more people that are less in control of their behavior. You simply can not remove discipline from the family unit. In doing so, society subjects itself to a person who is not in control of his emotions or actions.
The closest man can get to a utopian society, is with great personal responsibility. Great personal responsibility is fostered by great discipline and self control.
This was all lined out by our founding fathers. "With great liberty, comes great responsibility".
As a last point, I'd like to draw a similarity of the left's thought process and fear based irrational thinking to that of the person capable of doing physical harm to his fellow man. They both do it based on fear, irrational thought, and lack of self discipline, presumably for some false or temporary gain, but at great cost to the individual man, and the man in society.