Quote of the day—Richard Schiffman

The recent killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in a gated community in Florida has reignited the controversy over gun violence in America.

Whether the shooting was an act of self-defense, as Zimmerman’s lawyer claims, or murder plain and simple has been left to a jury to decide. But clearly it never would have happened if the possession of handguns were illegal, or severely restricted, as it is in Europe.

Richard Schiffman
Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars in 10 States
May 29, 2012
[There are two important things to note here.

  1. Schiffman has no respect for the Bill of Rights. He wants handguns, specifically protected the the Supreme Court in the Heller case, banned or severely restricted.
  2. He does not recognize self-defense as legitimate. In his world view the world would be a better place if Zimmerman had continued to get his head bashed in and possibly killed rather than use a gun to defend himself.

The only reasonable conclusion I can draw from this is that Schiffman should leave the U.S. and live some place where guns are banned and thugs bash in heads without fear of people defending themselves. If he has such severe problems with the Bill of Rights he does not belong here.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Richard Schiffman

  1. But clearly it never would have happened if the possession of handguns were illegal, or severely restricted, as it is in Europe.

    It is my understanding that gun crime, even handgun crime, happens in Europe. Even with all their disgusting regulations.

    Here in Canada, handguns have been registered since the 1930’s. One needs an Authorization to Transport (permission to take the handgun directly to and from the government approved range, which happens to be the only legal place a civilian can discharge a handgun) from the nanny state in order to be able to shoot it. Some of our provinces won’t even allow a transfer of a handgun if the buyer is not a member of a shooting range. In short, there are many restrictions on owning “restricted” guns. One would think that with all of these restrictions, there would be almost no crime. This could not be further from the truth. Though by virtue of having a low population, compared to your country, we do not have a lot of crime total, but our per-capita crime rates, particularly with hand guns are far from non-existent. Though the liberal media only occasionally reports it, there is a fairly regular occurrence of handgun crime in Toronto, a city which has done all that it can to eliminate (legal) handguns within its borders.

  2. Just a little nit;
    “One would think that with all of these restrictions, there would be almost no crime.” I know what you’re trying to say, and that you’re being sarcastic, but taking that sentence in isolation, it needs fixed;

    “One would think, if one were dumb enough to believe the communist agitators in the media, that with all of these restrictions, there would be almost no crime.”

    Better now. We all know that a free society is a safer society and that a more totalitarian society is a more dangerous place to live. Let’s be extra careful to avoid using the language of The Enemy.

  3. If all the people with Schiffman’s Unamerican ideas were to leave this country to live somewhere where there are laws to prevent such crimes as self defense with handguns, judging by who keeps getting elected here in the People’s Republic of California, the freeways would certainly be more free-flowing.

  4. Anyway, there’s not a lot of point in trying to make sense of the ramblings of the insane, is there?

    Windy; If and when the communists leave this country (or slink into the woodwork of society where they belong) we’ll have millions of new immigrants from all over the world, seeking liberty. That will be a good thing even if it means some temporary traffic congestion. We’ll soon be rich enough, and more importantly free enough, that fewer people will need such quaint early 20th century anachronisms as public roads anyway.

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