“On average, 196 people are shot in this country each day and survive while 86 die from gunfire, 51 in suicides, all made easier by the easy accessibility of weapons.” Surprise! The New York Times editorial board thinks America’s pressed the easy button for guns. And thank God for that. The easier it is for law-abiding Americans to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms the safer we are from criminals and government tyranny. By the same token, the more difficult it is to buy, keep and/or carry a firearm, the more perilous our safety and liberty. But you know that. You also know that the people who make guns are the good guys. This is not, however, a view shared by The New York Times . . .
Connecticut has tightened some gun laws, prompting threats from gun makers to move from the state. Their departure would hardly be regrettable, considering the callous statements of gun makers uncovered in court records in various states and reported recently in The Times. “That’s not for us to enforce the law,” one executive said, indifferent to the lethal risks from sales of multiple weapons to “straw buyers” who peddle them in the black market.
So it’s good riddance to bad rubbish as far as the Times in concerned, despite the legality of firearms manufacturing, the jobs the industry creates and the revenue it provides for the slave state socialism the Gray Lady promotes at every turn. Not to mention the aforementioned societal advantages of their products.
How stupid are these people? They’re so stupid even when they’re smart they’re as dumb as a box of rocks. To wit:
The public still does not know where or how the mother of the Newtown shooter purchased the weapons used by her son. That question should have been addressed by now, but a final state police report on the massacre has been postponed until at least September. Connecticut officials have been increasingly intent on preventing full disclosure of all facts in the case. Official obfuscation plays into the hands of the gun lobby’s Congressional lackeys, who continue to oppose new laws despite solid popular support for tighter controls on gun sales.
A-freaking-mazing. In the same breath that the “newspaper of record” [correctly] calls for the Newtown police to release the police report on the Sandy Hook spree killing they conclude that the gun lobby’s “lackeys” are all about the official cover-up.
In fact, the cops are stonewalling because the report will reveal the chain of incompetence that led to and/or failed to stop Adam Lanza’s killing spree. Information that will no doubt undermine the media meme that the Sandy Hook massacre proves the need for gun control. When exactly the opposite is true.
As for the firearms manufacturers’ exodus to southern and western free states, the Times is actually the cause of gun rights. The faster the economy of the northern slave states collapses the more quickly it can be rebuilt according to the principles upon which they were founded. At least in theory.