Pocatello, ID — In recent weeks, since the attacks in Paris, the Colorado Planned Parenthood Center, and in San Bernardino, the topic of gun control has been thrust into the debate arena once again.
Every time there is a shooting, controversy arises as the anti-gun groups call for “stricter gun laws” while the pro-gun groups cite Charlton Heston.
Gun rights advocates state the obvious when they say that restricting the possession of guns only keeps guns out of the hands of people who actually listen to the law.
On the other side, the gun controllers ignore this logic and push for even stricter laws across the nation to stop the flow of guns.
Unfortunately, taking away the ability of people to defend themselves is a popular notion in this country despite the logic behind disarming everyone to stop criminals being incredibly flawed.
Of course, a society without guns sounds fantastic and in a perfect utopian world, it would be nice not to need a gun. However, we do not live in utopia.
It’s not about “clinging to the second amendment” or being addicted to firepower, it’s about protecting you and your family and no one having the right to hinder that protection.
As John Locke stated, self-defense is the first law of nature. Each person owns his or her own life and no other person has a right to take that life. Those who would attempt to stop you from defending yourself, are attacking the very right from which all other rights are derived – protection of one’s own life.
What advocates of gun control really mean when they say they want to ban guns is that they only want the government to have guns. After all, who would enforce the ban on guns, and how would it be enforced — without guns?
Ironically enough, there are many people within the police accountability movement who advocate the disarming of society. Somehow, they think that police will magically begin to act in a moral manner and respond quicker to 9-1-1 calls once the rest of society can no longer protect themselves with guns.
Calling the police for protection is nowhere near effective, not too mention that there is a good chance your house will be wrecked, your pet killed, or worse.
Not only is it a crap shoot to call 9-1-1, but it’s a terribly rigged craps game in which the house almost always wins – and you lose.
Researchers found that less than 5 percent of all calls dispatched to police are made quickly enough for officers to stop a crime or arrest a suspect. The 911 bottom line: “cases in which 911 technology makes a substantial difference in the outcome of criminal events are extraordinarily rare.”
Trying to claim that the police will step up to protect you once all the good people turned in their guns is a pipe dream devoid of any logical thought whatsoever.
Even the cops know this.
As the Free Thought Project pointed out last week, Police chiefs across the country are urging citizens to arm themselves and admitting that police cannot stop mass shootings, only a well-armed society can.
In light of this highly controversial subject now making its rounds across the digital ether, an incredibly powerful video from a court case earlier this year has surfaced, highlighting the power of self-defense with a gun versus calling the cops.
In February 2014, James Cvengros and his girlfriend heard glass breaking and their neighbor, 54-year-old Twain Thomas, screaming in the apartment complex’s hallway. So, Cvengros grabbed his pistol, set up a camera and locked his door.
Only moments later, the Machete-wielding Thomas came stomping through the door in a scene reminiscent of a horror film. He began swinging at the couple until he was hit with several rounds from Cvengros’ pistol.
Only after he’d been shot did he break out of his rage and Thomas then admitted on film that he was going to kill them.
Earlier this year, a court determined that Thomas suffers from PTSD and has a frontal lobe injury from a car accident. The 54-year-old didn’t know what he was doing and only snapped out of rampage mode after he was shot.
“His fight-or-flight is constantly on overdrive,” Thomas’ neuropsychologist, Mark Corgiat said.
In January, Thomas was sentenced to at least five years in prison before he is eligible for parole.
Had Cvengros been disarmed by those who advocate removing guns from society, this situation would have been horrific. The death toll could have been far greater than Cvengros and his girlfriend and wouldn’t have stopped rising until police arrived some 11-60 minutes later.