Second Amendment Duel on American’s Right to Bear Arms!

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Show you how the left and their worshiped leaders always find a tragedy to manipulate for their cause, all this gun control as many conservatives know is not NEW! The underlying causes are not NEW to what happened in Newtown Ct. The method, the motivation and that they don’t address the true cause for the effect that affects everyone is not NEW! Change isn’t a verb to them by action it’s a damn noun to buy votes!  Democrats never have a plan for a real change, so what they do try to change are the fundamental rights which this nation was built upon! Those same rights that allow them to even speak in such a treasonous matter towards their own constitution!

I am basically writing this brief to share the writings of a professor and expert criminologist that I have the utmost respect for his writings and views on gun ownership.  You may also be surprised to know it has been confirmed through his own words that he is a democrat and belongs to several liberal groups such as the ACLU and Amnesty International.  Dr. Kleck grew up in Lombard Illinois, a state that I grew up in and now live in, also one of the strictest gun law states in the Nation and has some serious high crime in its largest city, Chicago.

This report is from 1991 by Dr. Gary Kleck a criminologist that has testified before Congress and State legislators on gun control.  The Supreme Court used his research in the landmark case of the District of Columbia v Heller decision which struck down the D.C. handgun ban and upheld the Second Amendment to the Constitution. (1)

“Gun control is a very minor, though not entirely irrelevant, part of the solution to the violence problem, just as guns are of only very minor significance as a cause of the problem. The U.S. has more violence than other nations for reasons unrelated to its extraordinarily high gun ownership. Fixating on guns seems to be, for many people, a fetish which allows them to ignore the more intransigent causes of American violence, including its dying cities, inequality, deteriorating family structure, and the all pervasive economic and social consequences of a history of slavery and racism. And just as gun control serves this purpose for liberals, equally useless “get tough” proposals, like longer prison terms, mandatory sentencing, and more use of the death penalty serve the purpose for conservatives. All parties to the crime debate would do well to give more concentrated attention to more difficult, but far more relevant, issues like how to generate more good-paying jobs for the underclass which is at the heart of the violence problem.”~Gary Kleck/Criminologist, author and advocate.

http://www.catb.org/esr/guns/point-blank-summary.html

Here too are some other of Dr. Kleck’s findings during later studies:

  • For every use of a gun to commit a crime, there are three-to-four cases of guns being used in self-defense of a crime.
  • Assault and robbery rates are lower when victims are armed with a gun.
  • A gun is used in self-defense to protect its owner from crime 2.5 million times per year, an average of once every 13 seconds.
  • Fifteen percent of the gun defenders interviewed believed someone would have died if they had not been armed. If true, that’s an average of one life saved due to firearm self-defense every 1.3 minutes.
  • In nearly 75% of the cases, the victim did not know his attackers. In nearly 50% of the cases, he faced at least two attackers and in nearly 25% of the cases, there were three or more attackers. A quarter of the incidents of self-defense occurred away from the home. (2)

An opposing view criminologist Marvin Wolfgang even had this to say about Gary Kleck’s study:

 “What troubles me is the article by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz. The reason I am troubled is that they have provided an almost clear-cut case of methodologically sound research in support of something I have theoretically opposed for years, namely, the use of a gun in defense against a criminal perpetrator…I do not like their conclusions that having a gun can be useful, but I cannot fault their methodology.”(3)

I have added the link to Dr. Gary Kleck’s Summary titled, “Guns and Violence, a summary field”, as well as a link to his book.  I believe that Dr. Kleck’s summary and ability in the field says it all, much more accurate and substantiated than I could ever write and let his work stand on its on.  I hope you find the chance to read his book titled, ‘Point Blank:Guns and Violence In America’, and look at the information in the link which is full of statistics and wonderful summaries on the benefit of legal law-abiding citizens being able to arm and protect themselves.  His study has been challenged a few times and even then he has been able to academically defend his study.

I pray that 2013 leaves us, Americans, with our second amendment rights as originally written.  I do know now is the time for not a call to arms, but to arm our voices and petitions to bear the right to arms!

In this video interview by Alex Holzbach, Dr. Kleck speaks of how the pro-gun control advocates can twist data and present it in their favor and why banning guns on campus is wrong.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Kleck

2. http://civilliberty.about.com/od/profiles/a/Gary-Kleck-Biography.htm

3. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/26/AR2008062600615.html

4. http://www.amazon.com/Point-Blank-Guns-Violence-America/dp/020230762X

9 thoughts on “Second Amendment Duel on American’s Right to Bear Arms!

  1. Once again young lady, a very well written article. I especially found the statistics to be very alarming, as even I didn’t know it was that bad. But he was right, about a lot of things, even what I have been preaching for a very long time.

  2. I think the larger issue not being address is the fact that gun control is the one issue guaranteed to bring down individual sovereignty and the individual’s right to defend himself against an aggressor. The single-most important reason for the second amendment is the people’s right to defend themselves against an aggressive and tyrannical government. The single-most effective way of bringing the citizenry under the control of a dictatorship is removing guns from their hand. That is an unrelenting fact throughout history. People have been conditioned to fear guns as a threat to their own safety, when in fact it is the only way to ensure safety to the degree that one is able having taken the time and the effort to educate oneself in its proper use and handling. Those who claim automatic weapons are not appropriate in the hands of a citizen, since it is designed only to kill people, miss the point that it is exactly true that some people will use them for nefarious purposes; and since they’re aren’t enough peace officers to police all communities at all times in all circumstances, automatic weapons are just what is required to defend oneself against that kind of tyranny. There are no perfect solutions, and there will be accidental shootings and deaths. Likewise, however, there will also be shootings and deaths caused by criminals and tyrannical governments. His writings are a little too clinical from my vantage point, and not instructive to the real motivation behind gun control. It is rarely about safety and most often about control. Most all of what he cites is true, to be sure, but it is more of a side effect of gun control rather than a root cause or solution. But, that’s just me!

  3. I wonder if anyone has complied more recent statistics? Assuming I read it correctly, the data was mostly from the 80′s. my guess would be that it would be more telling on the use by law-abiding people in protecting themselves because concealed carry laws have expanded greatly since then! Just wondering! Maybe we need to do an Internet search on that!?

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