Given the typically biased and incomplete information given out by the media on liberal progressive issues such as gun control, it's no wonder Marylander voters polled strongly in support of controls on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines are needed to prevent killings like those at
But before any new restrictions on rifles and ammunition clips are passed in Maryland, everyone, especially the governor and state lawmakers, should step back, take a deep breath and review the statistics on the weapons used in Maryland homicides.
According to the
So why are rifles being targeted by the politicians rather than knives?
Gun control advocates say there is no reason for someone to own a semiautomatic assault rifle and no need for ammunition clips holding more than 10 rounds. But if that is true, why do we have automobiles that can go 100 mph when the maximum legal speed in Maryland is only 65 mph?
Speed kills as surely as firearms do. According to
Moreover, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Maryland drunk drivers caused 162 deaths, or 33 percent of all traffic deaths, in 2011. But the vehicle is never targeted for controls, only the driver.
So why are guns targeted for controls and not the person pulling the trigger? Doesn't anyone see the inconsistency in the argument against guns?
Clearly, the liberal progressive advocates of gun control are using the Sandy Hook tragedy to challenge the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment by nefarious methods, hoping the public will not notice how their freedom to own guns that is unique in the world is being eroded. If the progressives are successful, we will eventually be at the mercy of the criminals and the government.