Little Known Fact About Columbine Should Shut Up Anti-Gunners

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So, anti-gunners want to ban all “assault rifles,” and they want to make sure that people can’t get their hands on firearms. You know, for the children.

And, typically, these anti-gunners don’t want to try to persuade other people or to educate other people to their point of view (probably because those who know the way all of this works oppose gun control). No, anti-gunners want the government to grab your guns and oppress you “for your own good.”

There is one problem with this line of thinking: it historically doesn’t work. In fact, one of the most notorious school shootings in U.S. history happened… {gasp!}… during the Clinton administration gun ban. In fact, wikipedia notes:

Gun control was a major political issue in the first half of Clinton’s first term and during that time he lobbied for, and signed, two major pieces of gun control legislation, the Brady Bill and the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.

That’s right, Clinton signed into law “a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms it defined as assault weapons, as well as certain ammunition magazines it defined as ‘large capacity’.”

So, how did that work? Well, it obviously didn’t stop Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold from killing thirteen people. Obviously, bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines made a difference, didn’t they?

No, they didn’t. Rich Grassi gives us more detail:

There are states that have similar gun and magazine bans [to the clinton gun ban] and they’re real garden spots in terms of crime and livability. The ban had no effect on the rate of violent crimes – a very small number of which are committed using rifles today, while opioids and traffic collisions cause huge numbers. Medical misadventure causes even more.

Gun bans and other infringements lack relevance. Columbine happened during the Clinton Gun ban.

Look, when it comes down to it, Columbine is just another example of how government gun bans don’t fix the problem. There is a reason, after all, that mass shooters target schools and other “gun free zones:” it’s because no one will be shooting back.

So, the next time someone wants to talk about how gun bans will help, show them the truth based on historical fact: gun bans don’t work. Columbine is just another horrible example of that.

30 COMMENTS

  1. The breakdown of family, the loss of teacher’s power to expel bad students, the loss of teachers to be able to intervene during bullying. Give teachers back their power. Father’s need to teach their son’s how to behave, how to treat people kindly, be honest and true to themselves, to want to succeed, become someone, etc. etc. It’s usually the boys who act out, that’s why I’ve singled them out.

    • Susie,
      Right now the “teachers” have MORE “power” to do what they are TOLD to do or lose their JOB…They are “instructed” to INDOCTRINATE these young minds, to turn them into OBEDIENT LITTLE COMMUNISTS that will be easily “controlled” once they get out of school. You can see this all over the “news” channels. History books are being re-written to further the deomcommunist “agenda”, Monuments are being torn down because they “offend” some ‘group”. Now we have MEN using the “women’s bathroom (because they “feel” like a WOMAN TODAY, same goes for Women. Children are told to think about what GENDER they WANT to be by these same “teachers”.. islam (MOOSLIME) “teachings” is being “taught” in some schools The LIST goes on and ON. The time has COME to take OUR country BACK.

    • I’m sure those fathers will be happy to teach their sons just as soon as they get paroled…

    • Just wanted to let you know you are right! In my opinion it is the break down of the American family and the family values that we now here our children say “old fashion”. I was brought up in a family of ten. The family had structure, the family head was my dad. If anyone has ever known or had/has a friend who grew up in an Italian family it’s all true. Anywho I agree with you.

  2. All the gory on line games that shoot everything up, the movies and tv shows that glorify the bad guys, have planted the seed, that if you are unhappy the fun will fix everything. So it’s now the first thing they reach for.

    • The acts of mass violence and the shooters are guaranteed to be on TV, radio, social media, and the internet within minutes of happening. STOP giving these kids/ people the attention they crave! Most of these shooters have had trouble at home, failed in school and work, and have problems with interpersonal relationships. The idea occurs to them: ” I’ll show them who I am, that I’m important, that I can be on TV and Facebook…THEN all those people will know how famous I am. They’ll be sorry they teased/bullied/beat me up.” The attention and recognition and the “fame” (infamy) is a BIG part of what they are looking for. If the media would stop circling the location like sharks, and having interviews and press conferences every 15 minutes for days, it would take the focus off the shooter, and focus on the victims. What “fun” would there be if no one knew who you were, and no one cared? To eliminate a behavior, you stop publicizing it.

  3. DEMOCRATS AND GUN GRABBERS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF SELF RIGHTEOUS GOODY TWO SHOES MORONS. THEY WOULD NOT KNOW THE TRUTH IF IT HIT THEM IN THE ASS. COME AND TAKE THEM MORONS IF YOU GOT THE BALLS.

    • THEY will not be the ones who actually come out to your house and take them, THEY are COWARDS, THEY will send a COP, because a COP is in the business of enforcing the law even if it is DISTASTEFUL and legislated by the GUN GRABBERS ! ” WE THE PEOPLE ” do not get to pick and choose which laws we obey BUT ” WE ” do get a VOTE IF ” WE ” are patriotic enough to DO OUR DUTY AS AMERICAN PATRIOTS and apply OUR VOTE ! JOIN the NRA, TRUE the VOTE, and other likeminded Americans who PRAY for guidance and believe in The Constitution, Bill of Rights and the founders idea that folks can govern themselves BETTER than SOME government beaurocrats that are far removed from the people and listen only to those who will line their pockets for favors !

  4. We all know the ultimate purpose of gun control.Just look it up in the history of our country.Guns don’t kill,people do.Guns at one time kept us Safe from the Foe, helped us obtain food and was the law.Gov’t today would like to strip its citizens of their protection from enemies.The question today is “Who is the real enemy ?Who or What are trying to amass all civilians into one Big Ball.One religion,one gov’t,etc.,etc.,etc.Everyone please Stand Up and take control of your own lives as each of us see fit.Not by being told what to wear,what to eat,what to talk about.Of all I prefer President Trump because of all the Left side and Democrats(of which I was part of for so long) till I realized the Ramifications of all the Free Stuff and the effects long term.We need to each pay for ourselves,and accept anything for Free.Wake up America.

    • Yes, ” We The People ” have come a long way, 240 some years and counting, but ” WE ” have lost something, something important, TRUST in our elected folks, MANY of THEM have forgotten why THEY were sent to DC, and TRUTH is THEY are OVERPAID and in a VOLUNTARY position that becomes FRUITFUL IF THEY DO FAVORS for those who PAY UNDER THE TABLE! THEY forget those who sent THEM there and PAY THEIR BLOATED salaries !

  5. No look how crazy the Democratics got , wishing Trump was dead, This is the world today Babies can’t take disappointments.

  6. Banning AR and other “assault-style” arms is just a smoke screen. When that fails to have any effect, other guns will follow.

    Its time this debate gets opened up for what it really is. And the progressives are getting much more bold in coming right out and stating their actual objective, which is to make the entire USA a gun-free zone. Contrary to what they try to make us believe, a vast majority of Americans do not support their dreams of a progressive, government controlled America. They know the only way to make it happen is by force, as it has been done many times before in other countries. And they know there can be no mass disappearance of dissenters as long as they are well armed.

  7. The Blame rests with the people in authority that have taken discipline away from parents and schools so the young people today have no clue as to responsibility and re procussions for your actions.They feel that they can do as they please and nothing can or will be done.!!

  8. I love President Trump and I believe he could be the greatest president our country has ever had. But, our attitude towards each other need to change. And it needs to start at the POTUS.
    We all have the freedom to Speak/tweet, but we need to listen and respect one another.

    Calling people names doesn’t help the problem, and we see this in our school as young as Kindergarten. We taught our children to reach out to the unpopular kids, give them a helping hand and a kind word. Sadly, my kids became unpopular for hanging around the troubled kids.

    The good news is years later those same troubled kids in school: some who were very awkward, slower at learning, are now beautiful/handsome with normal families and great jobs. And often they come back to our kids and thank them for supporting them when no one else would.

    Friendship vs bulling and kindness vs hate/anger, listening vs yelling, is what is needed in this country, if we truly want to make America great again.

    And guns like cars don’t kill people. It’s the troubled child/adult that is screaming for help!

  9. Just like in states that allow open carry of firearms, the bad guys don’t try a much s#it because they know that someone in the area will most likely shoot back. As in the church shooting, an NRA firearms instructor shot the fleeing felon and killed him. He only got about a mile to two away from the scene before falling dead behind the wheel, but who knows how many other lives he SAVED by his heroic actions.

  10. Take people’s guns and no home or business would be safe……Crooks will always have a gun…….There are not enough cops to go around …Our streets would run red in blood….People who owns guns and a few brave cops is the only reason we Americans are half way safe…..Foreign Armies knows the USA has two fighting forces…Our Armies and our citizens……If it hadn’t been for the people of the USA owning weapons the Germans would have come ashore….This is what keeps the terrorist from really attacking us now……So if we lose our guns we will lose our way of life and our lives………………

  11. Go to Columbine now and see the security measures that they have in place are both proactive and reactive with swift violence to defend the children. Boots on the ground and no soft targets are the only answers. Trained citizens armed, trained and geared in ballistic vest and helmets that can easily take an ar round. Warriors of mothers and fathers! And in my opinion when these sickos pull these acts of cowardice their names should be stricken from all record and should be known as reject #123 an so forth from birth certificate to headstone. The fbi and the bso should be held responsible for criminal negligence in this instance and the pulse night club.

    • the idea of striking their names from record is a good one, however it is not new. old testament jews had an expression( ya mach shamo verzicro) apologies to my jewish friends, the spelling is probably WAY off!! however it means in english MAY THEIR NAME AND MEMORY BE OBLITERATED FOREVER!!!

  12. People, People, People… Who is to “BLAME” WE need to stop pointing fingers & start shaking some hands in real friendship and freedom. We can talk all day and night, or as my dad would like to say”until I am blue in the face”In my opinion it starts at home! Instead of our children looking at TV, or asking friends, or whatever source they to take when it comes to lifes quirks, or the real “Do’s&Dont’s” when it comes to sexual, intimate personal problems or interests. We as parents owe it to our children to be THERE for them. We as our children’s providers and protectors have a sworn obligation to provide them the physical, mental, and at times the emotional attributes that we see in our children. We as parents owe it to our children to be able read their faces, their body language, whatever signals they give that tells us as their parent something is wrong. That feeling we as parents sometimes get, don’t let it pass, we need to be able to reach out… Let them know, they are not ALONE. You now have been given something to think about.

  13. the NRA controls this country and money talks and these gun people should not be allowed to carry any automatic guns,because what is the reason for anyone to own these terrible weapons,they should be afraid to have such weapons in their homes.the only people that want to carry these weapons are all sickos and want to harm and kill other people.this country is too free and the americans know that they could do anything they want and get away with it.All other countries like FRANCE,ENGLAND,RUSSIA,AUSRIALA,NEW ZEALAND AND EVEN ISREAL DON’T LET THEIR CIVILIANS CARRY ANY GUNS ESPECIALLY AUTOMATIC ONES.AND THEIR CRIME RATE IS WAY DOWN BECAUSE OF IT.IN ENGLAND THE POLICE CAN’T CARRY GUNS EITHER ONLY THE SQUAT TEAMS.SO LET THESE GUN LORDS SHUT UP AND SEE THE LIGHT.

  14. I could have sworn that the AR15 was found in the trunk of the Columbine shooter’s car after he did his killing with a hand gun. Tell me if I’m wrong.

  15. Parkland, FL is certainly Chomping at the Bit to have ALL GUNS confiscated, not just a Select Few.
    This is a Repeat Performance by Anti-Second Amendment Mobs of Students, Teachers,Parents, Principals & Superintendents, who have turned the Stoneman-Douglas School into a Democrat-Left Stronghold.
    I am so sad that Governor Scott fell for this Scam of deceit.

  16. When I talk to anti-gun Democrats, I have my solution in hand (well undershirt!) A Glock 19, with 16 rounds ready to go. Just a trigger press away. Like my Vehicle Insurance slip, not to cause an accident, but rather if I have the misfortune to be in one.

  17. A little past history on firearms control, i would like to pass on from Mr. Freeman.

    Author: Rhodney Freeman
    Comment:
    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:
    You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
    Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
    With guns, we are “citizens”. Without them, we are “subjects”.
    During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all your friends.

  18. Right on! Spread the word, don’t be ignorant on the real aim of gun control, confiscation. Instead let’s push for legal drug control and banning of psychotropic drugs for depression etc. which CAUSE violent behavior and suicide. Almost every mass murderer was taking these drugs, including high school kids and AHDH kids. At least 36 of them. Gun control is a complete and fatal scam. We are citizens, not subjects. Not stupid.

  19. The removal of the Pledge of Allegiance and biblical truths in our schools, coupled with removal of the application of the “rod of correction” when appropriate, from the classrooms has had much to do with where these punk shooters are today. But, the primary problem source is the breakdown of the American family due to all the government intervention and non-Christian teaching to tear down the biblical family which has been the strength of our nation all these decades and centuries! Lastly, drugs forced on our children by “psychiatrists” has much to do with the shootings…check it out, everyone of the shooters beginning with Columbine has been on them!
    Many will disagree with these statements, but show me proof by disproving them.

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