The following is a guest post by Chrissythehyphenated from PoliNation. It is non-fiction, of course, but the proposal to replace sex education and condom practice in schools with gun education, though sound, is intended to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
2013: Twelve people were gunned down on a Navy base by a well-armed BAD GUY because the GOOD GUYS had no way to stop him.
1993: President Clinton barred members of the military, including officers, from carrying firearms on military bases.
Everybody in the military is not only vetted and well-trained in the use of firearms, but also has taken a solemn oath to put their own lives on the line to protect and defend others.
But they aren’t allowed to carry firearms on base?!?!
Gun control laws are not about reducing gun violence.
They are about disarming law-abiding citizens.
In 1976, Washington, D.C. imposed the strictest gun control law in the nation.
It prohibited anyone other than law-enforcement officers from carrying a firearm in the city. Residents were even barred from keeping guns in their homes for self-defense.
By disarming law-abiding citizens, lawmakers EMBOLDENED criminals!
- DC homicides in 1975: 188
- DC homicides in 1988: 369
- DC homicides in 1993: 454.
In 2011, the state with the strongest gun control laws had more than THREE times the gun murder rate of the state with the weakest gun control laws. In DC, it was TWELVE times higher.
CALIFORNIA: Strongest Gun Control State 3.25 gun murders per 100,000 people.
UTAH: Weakest Gun Control Law State: 0.97 gun murders per 100,000 people.
WASHINGTON D.C.: Model Gun Control City: 12 gun murders per 100,000 people.
Clearly, people are going to have guns no matter how much you tell them it’s wrong, so let’s junk all that useless legislation and focus on teaching our young people to use their guns safely and responsibly.
We could start in elementary school with age-appropriate lessons about how you should not let anyone make you feel bad about your trigger finger but that you should never point a gun at anyone until you’re really ready.
Older kids would learn what the parts of a gun look like and how to clean, oil, assemble and safely carry one’s weapon. This would naturally include a lesson on how to properly rubber-band a condom on the barrel to keep water out. (For the sake of the children of gun-prudish Progressives, we could have the condom part demonstrated with a banana instead of a real gun.)
There would also be field trips to gun stores to see the wonderful array of possibilities that await the eager buyer as soon as s/he comes of age, plus assemblies where members of law enforcement, the military and the hunting and competitive shooting communities would come to talk about firearms.
Every high school would have a firing range and passing the gun safety, maintenance and shooting skills class would be mandatory before graduation unless the child’s parents filed a protest with the courts citing their rights under the Constitution to raise their children according to their absurd gun-prudish moral codes.
We could start somewhere small … say Washington, D.C. … and watch what happens to those gun crimes statistics. You know, the way they did with Charter Schools.
- Gun control rankings by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
- Gun murders per 100,000 date by FBI.