Friday, April 6, 2012
- The "Gun Industry" Myth
The firearms industry is a $4.1 billion dollar a year endeavor, a number liberals think is so large that it clearly must be corrupting our political process. To provide some scale to that number, last year in movie ticket sales alone and excluding all other sources of revenue, Hollywood took in $10.8 Billion dollars - but liberals have no problem with the pernicious effect of the Film industry on our politics... I wonder why.
Even more telling is the $6.1 Billion dollars that the Obama administration flushed down the campaign contributor managed rabbit hole of Green Energy last year. For you liberals out there that's 48% MORE than the entire gun industry took in. And yet, one can only assume that because they are Democrat contributors, we hear no uproar from the left about how the Windmill and Solar panel lobby is ruining America.
Lies and distortions. When it comes to guns, it's all lies and distortions from liberals. They simply can't resist the urge. Guns in the hands of ordinary individuals means that they retain power individually. And that's the thing that liberals really can't stand. They are driven by an overwhelming urge to boss people around. And if someone has a gun, then they probably won't do what you order them to.
Politicians have largely figured this out. With the exception of a very few islands of progressive domination like New York City and Chicago, anti-gun politics is a loser. All the recent studies have shown that banning guns doesn't lead to less violence it leads to more. It empowers criminals who won't obey gun bans anyway and leads to more violence overall on innocent civilians. The American public knows this and the politicians who work for them have reluctantly acknowledged the facts.
But the NYTimes editorial board doesn't have to answer to the public. On the contrary, they see themselves as the people who 'tell' the idiot public what to think. So although it's contrary to both the will and the interest of law abiding citizens, they are going to keep trying. They want a a ban on guns and they won't ever give up. So people like me (and the NRA that argues our position for us) need to do the same.
So to you folks at the NYTimes and in Bloomberg's office who still cling to the dream of being able to command the defenseless millions to do as you tell them, I have only this to say:
I and the people like me all know that you don't really have our interests as private citizens in mind. If you did you'd quit ignoring the data. In fact, by now we also know that if you were going to listen to reason on this subject you'd have done so long ago. We know you won't give up, so don't expect our resolve on this issue to waiver either. The NRA isn't "the gun industry" it's me, and millions of other people just like me who see you for what you really are. And when I say that you can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead hands, we're not being trite - we mean it.