Quote of the day—Awr Hawkins

California has every gun law the Democrats are pushing on the federal level but none of it prevented 19-year-old John Earnest from allegedly opening fire in Congregation Chabad in Poway.

California has universal background checks, firearm registration requirements, and firearm confiscation orders, via Red Flag Laws. The state requires would-be gun owners to first obtain gun safety certification from the state and then requires a 10-day waiting period for all gun purchases. They also have a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit and a minimum age of 21 for all gun purchases, whether long guns or handguns. Campus carry is banned, K-12 teachers are barred from being armed in school for self-defense, and concealed carry permit issuance is constrained by a “good cause” requirement.

Moreover, California has an “assault weapons” ban. Yet CNN reports that the Chabad in Poway attacker used an “AR-type assault weapon.”

On December 9, 2018, Breitbart News reported that California firearm homicides were up 18 percent 2014-2016, despite the passage of gun control after gun control law.

Awr Hawkins
April 28, 2019
Stringent California Gun Controls Failed to Stop Synagogue Attack
[Gun control is not about making the general population safer. The accomplishment of gun control is exactly the opposite. It puts the general population at greater risk of criminal violence. I believe all politicians with an above average IQ, at some level, know this. They either view the increased criminal violence as an acceptable price to pay or, in many cases, the desired result.

This increased risk may or may not show up in the general crime statistics as it did for California. Where it really shows up is in those catastrophic events which happen once every few decades in a disarmed population under control of a criminal government. People forget or never really learn the lessons of history. Remember the lessons from the 20th Century originally taught by schoolmasters Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot, and many others.—Joe]

6 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Awr Hawkins

  1. “…homicides were up 18 percent 2014-2016, despite the passage of gun control…”

    “Stringent California gun controls failed to stop Synagogue attack.”

    Can we please stop talking like gibbering idiots? With headlines like that, we continue to fail to name the problem. An inability to name the problem is a form of denial, and so long as we’re in denial of the problem we can never overcome it.

    How does this hypothetical sound to you all? “Slashing my neighbor’s tires failed to keep them inflated. Additional slashing of other neighbors’ tires overnight failed to improve their punctuality at their places of work.” Does that sound like a pro property rights statement? Pro freedom of transport? Well I’m arguing against the slashing of tires, so I’m on your side, right? Sure. So the tire slashers have their hearts in the right place, and we need better, more sensible tire slashing. Surely we can work with them. We must communicate with them in public forums.

    How about this?; “A program of systematic, coordinated home robberies committed by police officers failed to improve the residents’ level of appreciation for their community.” Those robber-police will have to try harder next time then, right? Of course! That, or we should hire more of them. At best we will say that the robber-police in our analogy are “misguided” or maybe “stupid” and therefore they need some “fresh ideas” and a “new approach”. Thus we’ll send our spokesmen in to dialog with them and come to some common understanding.

    How Stupid Can We Get?

    Surely we will have asked for, nay begged for, nay demanded, all the pain and suffering that is to come.

    So long as we parrot the leftists’ terms like “failed to improve” and “despite the passage of [a criminal violation]”, so long as we run with every false premise they throw at us, so long as we treat organized criminals like legitimate authorities, we’re never in a position to even face the challenge, much less overcome it.

    It’s a funny thing (or would be funny if it weren’t tragic); we can believe we’re arguing favor of liberty while ceding to every basic leftist premise, one after another, after the another. Thus our greatest “champions” can be our worst enemies.

      • I would make it:
        “…homicides were up 18 percent 2014-2016, due to the passage of gun control…”
        and
        “Stringent California gun controls contributed to the Synagogue attack.”

  2. In giving the enemy the benefit of the doubt, we’re signaling to them that all they have to do is sow doubt. Eventually we’ll have nothing but doubts and they’ll have all the benefits.

  3. Gun Control is not about making society safe. It’s about making politicians safe…..safe from being strung up for treason and treachery. The ONLY reason
    a politician seeks a law to keep a citizen from being armed is because that
    politician has plans to do something for which they should be righteously shot.

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