Each Wednesday I publish one of my early columns that I hope will be informative, instructive, and inspiring. Sometimes even infuriating! The following column was first published in 2000 and received a fantastic response, world-wide.
I am weary of hearing radical leftists whine about how guns are corrupting young people and are a deadly threat to all our citizens especially those in schools. However, I believe that the problem is not with guns but with people. Parents are horrified to see their small children playing with guns and “shooting” each other. Has the world gone insane? I grew up “shooting” other kids. I shot them with wooden guns, cap pistols, sticks and even my finger! Never once did I consider getting my dad’s shotgun or .38 revolver and really shoot anyone.
I believe the world has gone nuts. Don’t the “experts” know that girls like playing house with dolls and miniature furniture and boys like to be more aggressive and play with guns? Males are more aggressive because of their God-given nature as a protector of the family. Kids should grow up with knowledge of guns and have experience in handling them.
I am weary of gutless politicians, even “conservative” Republicans who are so uninformed or so desirable of liberal approval that they cannot defend the ownership and use of guns.
Some facts: Guns are protected by the Second Amendment. This is the heart of the argument. Why do politicians act as if the Second Amendment is not part of the Bill of Rights? To suggest that it refers only to an organized military organization is an abdication of reality. The “militia” of the Second Amendment was simply thousands of farmers with a gun in the corner of the house. The Second Amendment is there to protect us against the tyranny of government. Our founding fathers were well aware of government’s propensity to evolve into tyranny and they knew a well-armed citizenry mitigated against that possibility.
As knees begin to jerk all across America (left ones, of course) let me make it clear that I am saying what our founding fathers knew what might someday be required: that our government could someday become so despotic that citizens must do again what they did in 1775! Yes, it could be that Americans might have to defend themselves against their government and that could only be possible if those Americans are armed! That is the reason that politicians whine constantly about guns.
Guns are not evil, only a fool or fanatic says they are. In fact, guns are used over two and a half million times per year by honest citizens to protect themselves against criminals determined to do them harm. Armed citizens kill about 3000 criminals each year while the police kill about 1000.
I have never heard a gun controller (read: confiscator) tell me what they will do about the bad guys out there who will continue to have their guns when supine American are browbeaten into surrendering theirs. Does any sane person think the criminals will register or surrender their weapons? Since the police show up after a crime, who is responsible to protect your family?
So, what do I want to see? I would enforce present laws and keep felons in prison. People who are rebels to society should be separated from society. That means throw away the key for those who are incorrigible, violent crooks.
I would also like to see more guns in the hands of honest citizens! When the bad guys realize that the good guys are armed, they will be a little slower to act out their hostility. When a shooting took place in a Mississippi school a couple years ago, the assistant principle ran to his car, grabbed his gun (good thing the gun-grabbers didn’t get there first) and stopped a massacre. He should be commended not criticized! Every school in America should have a couple of teachers or staff who are armed and they should be paid a bonus for being a protector as well as educator.
Now, a question for the gun-grabbers: Would it not have been desirable for one or more of the teachers at Columbine High School to pull their gun and drop the killers before they killed so many innocent victims? Silence!
All sane, sensible people would agree that fewer deaths would be preferable, but no one says the gun-grabbers are sane, sensible people. At least, I don’t. They are fallacious, frivolous, fruity, foggy, fluttery, flushed, flimflamming, flagellating, feverish, frightful, frenzied, fraudulent, foolish fascists.
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.