As our republic is thriving under president Trump’s leadership the “opposition” also known as the Democratic Party is trying figure out who the best candidate to defeat the president is. They all want to change everything or basically just oppose everything president Trump is doing. Oppose what? Historically low unemployment amongst minorities, booming economy, rising wages, strong foreign policy statements against terrorism and rogue nations like Iran. Yes there is more to be done, always will be, most importantly finishing buildings the border wall so we can finally start working towards new immigration policy. By the way I am an immigrant and I am pro immigration but there has to be physical barrier on our southern border to be able to have functioning immigration policy. And many years from today there might be necessity to have physical barrier on our northern border as well. The world is always changing and our security needs should be changing with the world. But I digress. Immigration is not where I wanted to make my point today.
We all know any and all of the Democratic Party nominees are very much strict gun control candidates. If we allow semiautomatic rifles to be banned now , within five to ten years they’ll ask us to do the same with handguns. Same process will happen with shotguns etc.
We can not afford to send message
that we are willing to compromise on these issues. Our compromise is seen as our weakness in their totalitarian eyes.
Here is a thought I recently had.
Article in Discover magazine with title INSIDE THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF GUN VIOLENCE.
I asked myself how can you treat one of the fundamental rights we as citizens have as a public health issue? The right to keep and bear arms is not a choice in the United States of America. It is god given right. It is NOT a right given to us by another man. If it was it would been taken away by now. What one man can give to another, he can as well take away. (For the extremely politically correct or the “woke” crowd when I say “man” I mean all people not just men. Just in case someone is about to be offended).
I will give you few examples of what I think are our public health issues that demand most attention.
Mental health issues
We can discuss how these issues cause far more physical and emotional pain in our society than gun violence but the anti gun crowd is not willing to have that debate. By the way 2/3 of all gun related deaths are suicides. Suicides are consequences of people having unbearable suffering in their lives not because they can purchase a gun. Take away the suicides rate by gun and you end up with lot less deaths than by drug overdose. That is a public health issue and public health issue number one.
I’m definitely not scientist but I am very much aware of the reality “on the ground”. The health professionals can not make steps towards improvements if we as a society refuse to recognize the true problems first.
Drinking and driving is a choice.
Doing drugs is a choice.
Sexual/physical abuse is a choice.
These are very complicated issues and do not have easy solutions, lot of time you can not solve these problems just manage it. This statement might offend some of you (again) but yours, your parents’ and your friends‘ lifestyle choices can lead you down the wrong path by making some poor decisions/choices later.
The anti gun lobby wants to use gun violence just like they use environmentalism. To advance the big government agenda.
They always ask these questions:
Don’t you want to have clean air, water and preserve the nature? Who would be against that?
Don’t you want everyone to be able to get health care?
Aren’t you scared of all these mass shootings?
We all want better world no doubt, we also want to preserve our right to free speech and right to keep and bear arms. I want gun ownership to be my right not somebody’s decision after a study whether it good for me or not.