Category: Political

Are guns the problem?

What is the actual definition of a “device”?
It is a NOUN – “a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment.”

What is the actual definition of a “tool”?
Here it is – NOUN – “a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function.”

Anything CAN be a tool from a shovel, saw, hammer, wrench, knife, gun, bat, crowbar, sword, pencil, pen, sickle, etc.

The above I mentioned, also, can be a weapon if it is utilized for that SPECIFIC PURPOSE TO BE A WEAPON.  As it can be used for another purpose OTHER THAN a weapon.

Where am I going at this, you wonder?  Clear your mind with all bias and just use the basic common sense and logic here. That is all I ask… and after you have read this blog, YOU DECIDE FOR YOURSELF and without the biases of all the main stream media (MSM) out there in what THEY’RE TELLING YOU HOW it should look or be like.

All the items I listed are inanimate objects. Inanimate – “not alive, especially not in the manner of animals and humans. Showing no sign of life, is lifeless.”

So a gun with nobody holding it or behind it, is an inanimate object. Similarly, a bat, knife, car, bicycle, motorcycle, crowbar, hammer, saw, wrench, pen, and pencil are all inanimate objects. These objects do not choose to hurt nor kill a thing.

It is THE individual behind such tool/device/inanimate object noted.

So when you hear on the mainstream media that “guns kill people”. Think about it… the gun by itself cannot kill or hurt someone if it is just sitting on the desk, floor, table, etc. It is the person behind the object, holding the object, brandishing the object utilizing it to do the actual harm. How is this any different from someone being stabbed by a knife? How is it any different from someone being beaten to death by a bat? Or a shovel? Or a crowbar? I can go on.

Regardless of any one’s beliefs it all comes down to… What and why did that person want to cause harm to another? Anybody can die from a stab wound or blunt force trauma to their head by a bat, shovel, wrench, car, etc.

However, what is politicized the most and blasted all over main stream media = guns. Guns are bad, guns should be banned, more background checks, universal background checks, etc, etc.

As I mentioned before in my prior blog posts… Any criminal (does not matter what kind) if they want to do harm, they will use any means necessary to do it. They do not care to follow the law, it’s why they choose to be a criminal. And any criminal will find a way to find any tool/device to be their weapon of choice. You think a criminal will follow the law? Nope.

Take a step back and sit outside of your “comfort zone”. Honestly speaking, no one state is perfect and have no crime(s) committed at all. The analyses below are on the “reported crimes” that I am able to research and find:

Annual Reported Crime Report for 2018 from Chicago Police Department
Annual Reported Crime Report for 2019 from Chicago Police Department

The annual reports from the Chicago Police Department were pulled directly from their website: Annual Reports – Chicago Police Department

Annual Reported Crime Report for 2018 from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Annual Reported Crime Report for 2019 from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Even the criminals in this video stated that they’ll carry or find a gun regardless of the law(s).

The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has passed an ordinance where it would require (but not necessarily enforce) residents in the city of Kennesaw to own a firearm. Chapter 34 – CIVIL EMERGENCIES ARTICLE II. – FIREARMS

Other cities I noted have similar laws / ordinances passed to Kennesaw, Georgia. To name a couple that have similar gun ordinances passed – city of Virgin, Utah and city of Gun Barrel City, Texas.

The Gun Barrel City has passed a resolution where residents can own a gun (but not enforced):

The reports are lengthy. And again these only show “reported crimes”. However, after looking at these reports… Are “guns” really the problem as our politicians constantly repeat that old tune and portray them as such?

Or is it mainly a criminal problem, where again, any criminal (does not matter what kind) if they want to do harm, they will use any means necessary to do it.

Biden possibly proposing tax rate as high as 43.4% in Next Economic Package

So earlier today Biden has indicated an increase to the capital gains tax on the “wealthy”. Oh come on, really? Are you sure it’s only going to be on the “wealthy”? We shall see in practice is this gets pushed through and passes through Congress – if they still going through passing legislature in Congress.

With the amount of Executive Orders Biden has signed, I cannot keep up nor how many has been signed already.

Bloomberg – Biden Eyeing Tax Rate as High as 43.4% in Next Economic Package

So here’s a thought that just came to my mind as I watched the video above via Bloomberg Quicktake’s Tweet… If they supposedly state that Biden will raise the tax on the wealthy and not increase the taxes on the individuals / families making less than $400,00… To me I see it as a double edge sword. How so? Let me think out loud here…

Taxes increase on the wealthy who make $400,000 and more ~ Of course the wealthy can afford anything even some middle class persons if knowledgeable enough and well connected to seek out financial advice to see how to lower their taxes overall. Example if I’m going to make big bucks – I would see what’s out there financial planning wise to lower what I would owe in taxes so I can be able to have more disposable income (more money to spend on whatever I choose to). I mean lots of investment income encompasses investment losses. So I’m sure plenty of financial savvy folks will utilize investment losses to lessen or lower their tax rates in response to this.

Or if anything, the people who financially proficient will probably just pack up and leave… then who then will the Federal Government go after to tax to get money into the big government…? The people next down – making less than the “wealthy”. As I heard the phrase before – “shit rolls downhill”.

Have to reference back to my previous blog because this really does relate to what our President is doing now: Tax Rates – The Laffer Curve

Victor David Hanson – Western Civilization, the Recovery of Greek Wisdom, and Today.

In the attached video Dr. Hanson has made A LOT of valid points here.

History is slowly repeating itself IF we are not careful.

Thinking about it… the fall of these early Western civilizations collapsed after how many years? A couple hundred ~~ several hundred years? For example, the Roman Empire lasted quite a bit; however, it began to collapse.

“…The fall of the Western Roman Empire, AD 376-476, was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which the Empire failed to enforce its rule, and its vast territory was divided into several successor polities…”

The Greek Empire lasted about ~ 350 years.

And United States is at this day in age at about 244 years since we declared our independence from Great Britain… And about 234 years since the creation of the U.S. Constitution. 🤔🤔🤔