It is Time to Change the Gun Culture in America; it is Long Overdue

Crowds of people hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue at the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The debate about guns in America is an offshoot of a broader philosophical consideration: the trade-off between freedom and security. Let’s take an easy example: protecting your home against burglars and other intruders.

You can install a state-of-the-art fence around your property, an enormous bulletproof solid steel door with a triple deadbolt, a first-rate alarm system and synced security cameras in and out of the house. You can also purchase a team of well-trained attack dogs, and hire round-the-clock security personnel …

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  1. “It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a police officer shooting a civilian counts as gun violence. Every time an officer uses a gun against an innocent or an unarmed person contributes to the culture of gun violence in this country.”—Journalist Celisa Calacal

    However, tighter gun control laws and so-called “intelligent” background checks fail to protect the public from the most egregious perpetrator of gun violence in America: the U.S. government.

    Violence has become our government’s calling card, starting at the top and trickling down, from the more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by heavily armed, black-garbed commandos and the increasingly rapid militarization of local police forces across the country to the drone killings used to target insurgents.

    The government even exports violence worldwide, with one of this country’s most profitable exports being weapons. Indeed, the United States, the world’s largest exporter of arms, has been selling violence to the world for too long now. Controlling more than 50 percent of the global weaponry market, the U.S. has sold or donated weapons to at least 96 countries in the past five years, Including State Sponsors of Terrorism, like Saudi Arabia, our number one customer, and of course Turkey, Qatar, and UAE…terrorizing Syria!

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      At the same time that the U.S. is equipping nearly half the world with deadly weapons, profiting to the tune of $36.2 billion, its leaders have also been lecturing American citizens on the dangers of gun violence and working to enact measures that would make it more difficult for Americans to acquire certain weapons.

      Talk about an absurd double standard.

      In fact, all the while gun critics continue to clamor for bans on military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and armor-piercing bullets, the U.S. military is passing them out to domestic police forces.

      More than $4.2 billion worth of equipment has been transferred from the Defense Department to domestic police agencies since 1990. Included among these “gifts” are tank-like, 20-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, tactical gear, and assault rifles.

      What we have really, is the rapidly growing narrative ..that the United States is now an International Totalitarian Regime run by white supremacist Aristocratic Fascsit ..who wish to secure the ownership of the independent countries of the world , but ultimately and then openly, turn America into a police state! And explains why Western Media .. are now run by White Supremacist Aristocrates .. to spit out fake news ..to impose a Police state of the world!

      This is the culture that must be changed..or the will continue their red flag terrorist attacks on us. to disarm us and make us impotent to stop their Global agendas!

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