Another day, another slew of insipid elected officials clogging my inbox with pet projects instead of doing their respective jobs. To the elected representatives in the US House and US Senate, please remember you have only two jobs, write laws that make sense for the country and scrutinize the executive branch to protect the US Citizen from abuse at the hands of bureaucrats and yourselves, the elected officials. Frankly, regardless of the political party affiliation, all of you need a firm reminder of the roles you were elected to fill.
Today’s poorly worded emotional bloviation comes from Rep. Deb Haaland (NM; D). The same representative, who after being contacted multiple times, refused to take action when veterans in her district were actively being abused, insulted, denied service, and treated horribly by the Department of Veterans Affairs. All because she was more interested in pandering to every left-leaning liberal group.
Today’s topic, “Gun Abuse.” What does “Gun Abuse” mean? Honest question; while reading the email from Rep. Haaland, we find “Gun Abuse” means “Black Americans and communities of color bear the brunt of this violence, with Black Americans experiencing 10 times the rate of gun homicides compared to their white counterparts. These numbers aren’t just statistics – they reflect the true scale of this public health crisis and its shattering impact on communities of color.” “Gun Abuse” means a “Public health crisis” comparable to COVID-19, another government issue, blown out of proportion for personal and political gain.
Conveniently, not mentioned in the “statistics” offered by Rep. Haaland, are the number of black-on-black shootings or other minority-on-minority shootings. Are these shootings not considered “Gun Abuse,” or maybe, they are not considered a “Public health crisis” even though toddlers and innocent bystanders regularly make up the dead in cities like Chicago, Detroit, New York, etc.? Better still, what about minority-on-majority shootings, stabbings, and other acts of violence, are these insufficient to raise the good representative’s attention because those are just crimes?
Next, “common-sense gun laws” are mentioned. What are “common-sense gun laws?” Are those the laws that further restrict the honest and law-abiding from having weapons to deter crime and avoid being a statistic? Or, are these “common-sense” gun laws the same totalitarian laws the liberals all want because, as the University of Colorado claims, rape victims can pee and puke on their attacker to deter being raped, so these women do not need guns or other weapons of self-defense.
The absolute best .50-caliber gunner I ever met was a female sergeant in the US Army. She could handle that weapon like a pro, shot master level in all shooting qualifications offered her, M-16, 9mm, .50, and more. I never saw anything like it; she advocated for all females to be armed and know how to use weapons to defend themselves. But, the liberals would see her disarmed because criminals use guns to affect violence on unarmed populations. Where exactly is the logic in this “common-sense” “Gun Abuse” topic?
The simple fact is that every time a person selects a weapon to cause harm to a population, they are already committing a crime. Look at every school shooting in America, and you will find the perpetrator/s first crime was not shooting someone but removing a gun from the possession of a legal and lawful gun owner. Hence, guns are not the problems; immoral, criminal, and nefarious people are the problem. Giving mind-altering drugs to children in K-12 education is the problem in a majority of the school shootings that occur. When will you, and your elected comrades in the US House and US Senate, outlaw teachers forcing Ritalin and other mind-altering substances on students in the name of reducing school shootings?
Better still, when will you and your elected comrades in the US House and US Senate scrutinize the executive branch sufficiently to enforce the laws already on the books to reduce crime? Where are the marketing tools bragging about work in committees on reducing crime through harsher sentencing, education requirements to increase literacy among criminals, and using time in prison productively to clean up cities through community service, in distinctive clothing, and reduce the “pleasures” of being in jail? Free cable, weight-lifting, time, rent-free housing, free medical and dental care, free food including special diets desired, and so much more has turned the prison into anything but a deterrent for the criminal class. All paid for by the taxpayer who can barely afford food, housing, and necessities.
The email concludes with an emotional plea to “honor the lives of those lost.” Okay; let’s honor the lives of those lost. Let’s adjust the criminal justice system to punish criminal offenders. Teaching criminal offenders literacy so they understand the freedoms and rights they have forever lost by choosing to take lives. Let’s use criminals to clean streets, pull weeds, build shelters for homeless people, and other community service acts. Let’s honor those lives lost through scrutinizing the government to help the mentally diseased population, instead of criminalizing this population and filling up jail space with people who need psychiatric help. Representative Haaland, do you know how many of the homeless population in Albuquerque, NM, are suffering mental disease and have zero resources? Do you even know how big the homeless population is in your city?
I agree; let’s honor lives lost. But, let’s honor those lives with action, dedicated to fixing problems, not pandering to small populations that keep getting you re-elected! Let’s honor the victims instead of coddling the criminals! Let’s honor the taxpayer’s sacrifices by doing the two jobs we elected you to perform. Write laws that work, and scrutinize government to end bureaucratic, and criminal abuse of taxpayers!
Do you think you could, you know, possibly do those two jobs you were elected to perform, instead of perverting the US Constitution?
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