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Gun Control Vs Self-Control

Guns have been around for a very very long time. I will not bore you with a history lesson, but sometime around the 14th century. Guns have always been easily accessible in America. Less now than ever before and we have more mass shootings today although gun violence has declined, ironically. 

I know many gun owners. A few are in the military and law enforcement. Some are hunters while others use their weapons to protect themselves and their families. Of all the guns I have met, they have never exhibited any kind of psychological problems or mental disorders. In fact, they have absolutely no personal, political, or spiritual agenda. Shocking, I know when we have a group of individuals in this country convinced guns have the moral capacity to inflict harm and turn people into psychopaths.

In my life time, I have never been told by a gun that my mother should have aborted me because I believe God is the greatest love I will ever know. A gun has never called me an idiot or cunt for expressing my opinion that Progressivism, ironically, hinders the progress of human development and advancement.

I have never been told by a gun I should kill myself because I believe selective abortion or abortion of any kind does not advance our humanity. A gun has never, to the best of my knowledge, looked upon me with condescension and disdain for believing that the best form of gun control is Self-Control. 

No, I am not so much afraid of guns as I am the people who are convinced that their current circumstances are the result of other people’s selfishness and behavior. The same people who promote the idea of gun control, going so far as demanding government take away an individual’s right to protect themselves will mock morality, God and self-improvement in the same breath. Meanwhile, they fight for a woman to destroy the life of her child while expecting society to honor the sacredness of ALL Life. If that is not mental illness, I do not know what is.

How do we recognize the value in one another if we do not first recognize the value within ourselves? Gun control starts with self-control not government control. Free Will has been around for a long time. So has Determinism.

We can look upon mankind and conclude he is extraordinarily flawed, yet in possession of goodness and common sense and trust in his ability to act in accordance to civility. Or, we can look upon mankind as extraordinarily flawed with no chance of redemption and no trust in his ability to make the correct choices in life with a self-righteous determination to direct his life for him. 

There are those in America who have no trust in the individual and no tolerance for personal courage or spiritual salvation counting instead on the need for her citizens to feel dependent, unaccountable, bitter, angry, pathetic and, most importantly, worthless with no opportunity or hope to feel otherwise since their fate is at the mercy of society and cannot be changed or improved upon. Their fate already determined. Their fate someone else’s fault or responsibility.

Instead of attributing such feelings and mental thoughts to a lack of personal faith and effort, one is told that the rich, the successful, the faithful, and self-sufficient are to blame. Then, when a savaged soul lacking any amount of human accountability murders individuals at random, they say the monster is the victim of society and an inanimate object.

The monster is a victim of his own mind and it is time we took a serious look at mental illness in this country. Popping pills, murdering babies, and blaming guns will not improve our society and save our children from other evil acts.

James Allen wrote in As a Man Thinketh,

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. In a justly ordered universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute. A man’s weakness and strength, purity and impurity, are his own, and not another man’s.”

Going further to say,

“Man is made and unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master.”

But, those who wish for gun control and to abolish the 2nd Amendment and Americans right to bear arms would have you believe the GUN is evil and man the victim of its manipulation. Until self-government, self-discipline, and personal accountability is above the removal of individual liberty and freedom we shall be a witness to our own demise and suffer at the hands of monsters pushed by ideological idiots who see only the effects of things and not the cause.

So we chose medication over meditation and nothing ever gets solved. We bury the problem below the surface and numb our children with drugs and bitterness. If we take away the individual’s right to defend themselves in America and encourage hate, anger, bitterness, and poverty, we have resolved absolutely nothing. Individuals are resourceful and creative and if not a gun, then they will no doubt use another means to their ends.

Jim Jones disarmed his followers and administered to them poison killing over 900 people with a grape flavored drink. Did we ban Flavor-Aid? Should we have? According to Progressives and Liberal concepts and arguing talking points, the drink itself murdered those people and Jim Jones and the 300 children who were given the drink were victims of the liquid’s manipulation.

Banning guns to improve society while convincing ‘the Individual’ they are victims of other people’s selfishness and insensitivity solves absolutely nothing. Just look at what Stalin, Chairman Mao, and Pol Pot accomplished by such Marxist drivel. They killed millions upon millions in the name of Fairness. 

Character building is not easy and the ability to will our minds away from destructive thoughts that have no good function or proper outcome can be tedious at best. Self-control, awareness, and attention take effort. I realize taking away people’s individual freedoms may be the easy way out and rather orgasmic for some with sanctimonious  controlling personalities, but it is not the solution we should seek. Gun control is not the solution. Self-Control is, by far, the better remedy.

A person who knows peace in their heart would never kill. A person with love on their brain would never turn a gun or any type of weapon on another human being and take their life. We all have a bit of a monster inside us. We have an angel as well. Everyday, with constant reflection and attention, we must choose which one we will feed while holding on to our individual freedoms.

This belief government can regulate a human being into being decent and loving is completely ridiculous. Maybe it is time we begin to seek other solutions. We are not doing enough to improve ourselves. And, if you think it is ironic and a bit psychotic to want to take the right away from an individual to defend themselves, yet demand the same individual have a right to murder an unborn child, IT IS! If we do not hold all Life as sacred, NO LIFE IS SACRED. 

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