How many times have you heard B. Hussein Obama or Emma Goldman or whomever tell you that reasonable gun control measures don’t mean the government will take away anyone’s guns? So often you almost believe it, right? Well, stop falling for it because (insert Drudge siren) THEY ARE TAKING OUR GUNS! There is a veritable orgy of gun grabbing going on in Michigan right now!
Government bureaucrats are “investigating” ways to prevent people from committing suicide at a suburban Detroit gun range that rents weapons.
[Royal Oak City Commissioner Peggy Goodwin] considers suicide a public health issue and is calling for a three-pronged approach in Royal Oak: making the public more aware of suicide prevention resources, such as Common Ground; finding out if incident-free shooting ranges are doing something more than Target Sports does; and possibly passing a local law to require Target Sports to improve its operation.
Goodwin suggested an instructor or range master stay with people on the shooting range.
To the untrained eye that may sound reasonable, but brave patriots know this “investigation,” like fluoridated water, is just laying the groundwork for a Fascist plot to prevent freedom-loving Americans from exercising their God-given right to bear arms against themselves. Most suicides are the tragic consequence of mental illness, but what if a Constitution-loving American, sworn to protect the republic against all enemies foreign or domestic, discovers that he is himself a threat to liberty? Why is the government preventing that brave citizen from taking care of the existential threat to his liberty that is himself? Are they in cahoots with him, that is the part of him that hates his own freedom? Can we take that chance?
Worse, this same gun range has submitted (a totally Muslimy thing) to a local Muslim leader’s request to stop selling targets that kind of resemble Osama Bin Laden, but mostly resemble an ordinary Muslim-American in traditional garb.
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) welcomed the decision by Target Sports in Royal Oak. CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid met with the owner of Target Sports, to voice concern that a gun range target that depicts a skeleton with a long beard dressed in a turban and robe may provoke gun owners to view local Muslims who wear such garb as enemies.
The owner agreed.
Ok, this technically doesn’t take away anyone’s actual guns but what good is a AR-15 or TEC-9 with a 30-round clip if you can’t shoot images that resemble a significant portion of the local population? This is not the America Lester Maddox grew up in, tell you what.
But things get worse when you travel from Royal Oak to Macomb County, where jack-booted thugs with the Sheriff’s department literally took away a woman’s (airsoft) gun just because she snuck the weapon into the county jail. And who could blame her? That place is packed with bad guys. Also, bad gals. How is she supposed to defend herself without her paintball gun? Are we really content turning our jails and prisons into free-fire zones where every nut knows the (general) population is unarmed? Macomb CoUNty is content to do exactly that.
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham confirmed the incident took place but would not provide details, saying the matter was under investigation.
“We did have an incident, it was an airsoft gun, not a real gun,” Wickersham said. “We’re trying to find out how it got in there.”
Of course he is. You know that old saying that if they outlaw guns only, then outlaws and the government will have guns? If they outlaw guns and take them away from outlaws, then only the government will have guns. You know who else wanted only the government to have guns? Yeah, think about that.