Make The Move

Like I’ve said in earlier posts. I wasn’t always a conservative. Well, I didn’t call myself one. Looking back I’ve always had a lot of right-leaning stances. But like I stated earlier I had the image of a Republican in my head and it just didn’t match me. Plus I was in my teens, I was still in high school and I was wanting friends. And I would pretty much think that way for many years. In fact, I didn’t identify myself as a conservative until just about 2 years ago. It all started with a gun.

What gun you ask. A Smith & Wesson M&P full-size 9mm.  I had shot firearms quite a few times in the Navy. But it never occurred to me that I am now an adult and am able to purchase a firearm of my own. It was sometime after my separation from the Navy a friend of mine took me shooting, He is a big-time gun guy. He told me how much fun it was so I figured I would “give it a shot” pun intended. I did quite well and he ended up selling me the very same Smith & Wesson I mentioned earlier and he ended up buying a Glock to replace it. what started as a hobby soon became a passion. Day after day I became consumed with guns. I wanted to shoot them. I wanted to clean them. Any and everything about them I wanted to know.

With knowledge comes truth. part of learning about firearms is learning facts. it is knowing the difference between semi-auto and automatic. the difference between a clip and a magazine, and learning a lot about the Hollywood B.S. That’s right 99.9% of anything gun in the movies is nothing more than crap. Honestly, I have a hard time watching moves nowadays. That is where I started to turn. every time I tried to get into a flick I would be pulled out by small errors. “there is no recoil” “that not a double action only pistol”……again and again the cinema would piss me off. however, the one thing that would make my blood boil every time……”Assault Rifle. it was in the news, the movies, T.V shows. EVERYWHERE. each time they said it I would growl back. ” its a Semi-auto Rifle to twit”.

To no end, these morons never do any research. The rhetoric planted a seed in my head, and soon it festered into animosity towards the media. why can’t they get it right? well, I found out. They hate guns all guns. it has to be. the information is all there. the facts don’t lie….but they can. and I found myself questioning everything. if they lied about this then what else are they lying about. The more I would dig the more I found lies. I began to question my beliefs. were they even mine. or did I simply just go with the flow because I was being lazy and not looking into the facts. yep, that was it. I would watch the news and trust that they had the 100% facts. Or I would see a meme on Facebook and just go with it, never actually looking any deeper. not anymore. I knew people where lying, but things have changed. I research so much now. so please do yourself a favor. don’t listen to just the news. assume everything you see is a lie at first. take your time and do the research, and also admit that you could be wrong.

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Am I Right Or What

Time and time again I hear people telling me that they are on the left of politics. But yet every time I sit down and have a conversation with them I find that their viewpoints identify more with the right. I always seem to have a hard time explaining it to them. I think I have identified the problem, however. The political right has had an image for many years. Tell me the truth. When you close your eyes and you think of a Republican do you get the picture of a rich, fat, white, Bible-thumping Southern Man. Come on, you know it’s true. And that may have been true 20 + years ago. It’s 2018 people! Nowadays you can have black, gay Republicans and no one would bat an eye. We have a problem. People don’t see Republicans in the right light. And yes the president is right there is fake news out there and it is a problem. What’s more believable these crazy stories how much of a monster Republicans are? or the fact that the news is run by Democrats. I know this because I was once a Democrat(that story is for another post. But for a lot of people, I truly believe they have a good conservative core but they are afraid to admit it because of the image the media portrays of a Republican. But that can change. And it starts with you. So do me a favor when you finish reading this. Whatever your point of view is. Whatever your political persuasion. Do your research. And get it for as many sources as possible. Even the ones that are mainstream News tells you is garbage.

Facts Don’t Lie Bruh

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Ah, gun control. Its one of the hottest debates along party lines. it can really split a family in two and make for a really uncomfortable Thanksgiving. word of advice Don’t call your Aunt a Retarded liberal douche. At least not till after she passes the cranberries. All jokes aside. GUNS ARE NOT A PROBLEM.Look people take some time and do some research. Real research! Don’t just watch a video and call it good. and definitely don’t just get all your data from a Facebook meme. Take some time and dig in.

 

Where Do You ask? Well, how about the CDC? Or the F.B.I. as a matter of fact, I did just that. again though please I’m begging you, look for yourself. Anyways let’s get started. First, this data originated in 2015. Why not use current data you ask? Well, 2015 is the last year the CDC has 100% finished. However, the data doesn’t drastically change year to year. So let’s break this down The population in 2015 in the Great U.S.A 321 Million keep that in mind. and the CDC has the firearm mortality rate at 36,252 I take issue with this number. As tragic as a suicide is, I don’t feel that it needs to be included in this stat. Yet that is what they did. This is mainly irritating due to the fact that these gun control groups take that death rate and run with it.
Again that’s why I say YOU do that research. Trust me you will feel smart. Once you remove suicides where left With 14,234 Wait what? That was a huge drop right. Kinda would make a much different argument wouldn’t it? That’s right suicides contributed to 22,018 And that’s not just a 2015 stat. Suicide rates have been around 60% of firearm deaths for many years. It doesn’t end there. Let’s not forget our brave police officers. in the year of 2015, they downed 530 perps. So now we’re down to 13,704 That number is really starting to shrink. So let’s get into the numbers that concern people.
How about the number of accidents. You know all those bad hunting stories you hear about. Or those dumb ass parents who leave loaded firearms out in reach of children. its gotta be high right?….489 now I know what your thinking how many got hurt but didn’t die 17,311 not the best numbers but again look at the population. Next up on the chopping block, The unknown. these are deaths that they have no freaking clue. about the only info they have is no pulse and a bullet hole. 282 Not as many as you thought?Have you been keeping score? as of now where sitting at 12,933 now the CDC Says I should be at 12,979 And I’m too lazy to find out where we changed paths. Besides you need to do the digging too. This number is the homicide rate. Now, this is where it gets interesting. The CDC broke down the rates into categories of race. I made a pie graph cause you know murica!

 

Now, wait just a minute. I’m not implying that black folks are the problem. I am however not blind and can see that there is an issue. A lot of these numbers are from the inner cities, and most are from black on black crime. There is an issue it’s not black people. its the culture and community are of the inner cities. But that’s a blog for another day. There is, however, another category that I feel should be removed from this total. The CDC failed to give me any info. Justifiable homicides. That’s right. they lump them together. They did however just release a stat the other day claiming an average of 2.2 million lives saved each year with the defensive use of firearms.
With all this being said I hope you understand, Firearms are nothing more than tools. They are not the problem. The issue is with us. Now I’m not going to bore you with stats on how crime rates including murder are at record lows(at least not in this post), But there are things we can do as a society. Actions that we can take that don’t involve stripping Americans of there God given rights. Or making law-abiding citizens jump through a million hoops. It’s called Morals. Teach them to your kids, live by them. Just learn how not to be a dick. Also just because I love pie and pie charts. Here is some comparison to the population
firearm deaths ranked only 16 in the U.S.A. With suicide included. That’s right there neck to neck with Alcohol Poisoning. Drug overdoses account for almost twice as many deaths. On a side note, I want to mention something important. I’m not a 100% on this but I’m fairly sure it’s because of Obama. The CDC has the San Bernardino attack as a mass shooting and not a terrorist attack. just saying 14 people killed. Yes with firearms….but yeah. Now how do you feel guns? The correct answer is you don’t trust me and your gonna do the work your self. good here is a link