How about this for a plan?
(I) All people on this video who have armed body guards are called out as they are… hypocrites.
(1) Make all public officials who are anti-2nd turn in all their weapons, body-guards, and permits.
(2) Make all celebrities who are anti-2nd turn in all their weapons, body-guards, and permits.
(II) Have an honest discussion on gun-free zones.
(1) Of the ones they listed…
(i) 1999: Columbine… gun-free zone
(ii) 2007: Virginia Tech… gun-free zone
(iii) 2011: Tuscon
(iv) 2012: Auora… gun-free zone
(v) 2009: Fort Hood… gun-free zone
(vi) 2012: Oak Creek… gun-free zone
(vii) 2012: Newtown, Sandy Hook… gun-free zone
(2) Of the ones they didn’t list…
(i) 2001: Flight 93, 11, 175, and 77 on 9/11… gun-free zone
(ii) 2006: Amish School… gun-free zone
(III) Get a sense of responsibility back. In our society nobody is responsible anymore. Default on your home loan – that’s cool, you can default and the government will help you subsidize! Make bad business deals (i.e. auto and financial sectors) – that’s cool, you can default and have the government bail you out! Go have sex and say fuck contraception – that’s cool, you can just go have an abortion at Planned Parenthood that is funded by the government! Get married and don’t have the forttude to work it out – that’s cool, you can just go and get a divorce! Don’t save for retirement – that’s cool, you can just rely on your children to forcibly donate part of their paycheck to your retirement. Don’t get a job or contribute to society – that’s cool, you can just live at home with your parents OR have the state pay for your housing AND food. Maybe if we as a society start feeling responsible for how things go they will contribute and become active in their societies and their decisions.
(IV) Kill the media. Stop letting the media glorify sickos that go on killing sprees for weeks upon weeks.
(V) Examine gun-laws vs crime rates
(1) 1976 – Washington D.C.: During the years in which the D.C. handgun ban and trigger lock law was in effect, the Washington, D.C. murder rate averaged 73% higher than it was at the outset of the law, while the U.S. murder rate averaged 11% lower. (Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(2) 1968 – Britain: the homicide rate in England and Wales has averaged 52% higher since the outset of the 1968 gun control law and 15% higher since the outset of the 1997 handgun ban. (Report: “Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2008/09.” Edited by Kevin Smith and John Flatley. UK Home Office, January 21, 2010.)
(3) 1982 – Chicago: Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the Chicago murder rate has averaged 17% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 25% lower. Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the percentage of Chicago murders committed with handguns has averaged about 40% higher than it was before the law took effect. (2005 Chicago Murder Analysis Report.” Chicago Police Department.)
(4) 1987 – Florida: Since the outset of the Florida right-to-carry law, the Florida murder rate has averaged 36% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 15% lower. (“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(5) 1996 – Texas: Since the outset of the Texas right-to-carry law, the Texas murder rate has averaged 30% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 28% lower. (“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(6) 2001 – Michigan: Since the outset of the Michigan right-to-carry law, the Michigan murder rate has averaged 4% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 2% lower. (“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(VI) Examine the effect of armed citizens on criminals
(1) Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these, about 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun. (“National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization, 2008.” By Michael R. Rand. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, September 2009.)
(2) Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, U.S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year. (Paper: “Measuring Civilian Defensive Firearm Use: A Methodological Experiment.” By David McDowall and others. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, March 2000. Data file: “U.S. Interim Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 2000-2050, Detailed Data File.” Population Projections Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, May 11, 2004.)
(3) A 1982 survey of male felons in 11 state prisons dispersed across the U.S. found:
(i) 34% had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”
(ii) 40% had decided not to commit a crime because they “knew or believed that the victim was carrying a gun”
(iii) 69% personally knew other criminals who had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim” (Book: Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms (Expanded Edition). By James D. Wright and Peter D. Rossi. Aldine De Gruyter, 1986)
(VII) Examine why we have the Second Amendment to begin with.
(1) James Madison: “To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence.
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” (Federalist 46)
(2) Richard Henry Lee: “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …” (Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788.)
(3) George Mason: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” (Co-author of the Second Amendment, during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788).
(4) George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
To me the plan seems simple… IT IS ALREADY IN PLACE! Quit taking away firearms from law-abiding citizens. In fact, train them and take away their restrictions. Look at Switzerland! Hell look at the teachers carrying firearms in Israel – one of the most volatile places on Earth.