Why Not Just Ban Everything?
This would promote tyranny and make criminals of us all.
By de Andréa
February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015
First soda pop larger than 4 oz. Now New York State moves to ban all knives and swords with a blade length longer than 4 inches. I’m sorry my religion demands that I sell my clothes and buy a sword, and drink tall sodas, so I answer to a higher authority. [Be]sides my Constitution says that I have the right to keep and bear arms, it doesn’t specify what kind of arms or weapons.
This kind of vomitus legislation is what supports my theory that if a society just makes enough laws then we will all eventually be criminals and subject to arrest. Isn’t this the delineation of tyranny?
People joked as the Obama administration and a communist-controlled Senate tried to push through sweeping gun confiscation laws two years ago, asking, "What will be next? Are we going to ban knives?" Well, it's not a joke anymore. The State of New York is looking to ban all really big knives. We call some of them machetes.
New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens), the senator that effectively pushed through the unlawful anti-American SAFE Act in 2013 is now taking aim on machetes."The fact that anyone can easily purchase this potentially lethal tool is just crazy," he .
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Said -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania (1759)
Is it really crazy to want to purchase an inexpensive tool that was designed to help clear out a path in the woods?
New York has already banned smaller knives and listed them as deadly weapons. According to an administrative code violation, New Yorkers carrying a knife with a blade longer than 4 inches can already face up to 15 days in jail and up to a $300 fine. This would effectively ban all sharp objects, knives or swords larger than 4 inches. I guess a four inch knife can’t hurt or kill you even though your heart is less than four inches deep in your chest. I think the limit should be less than an 1/8th of an inch that way one could barely scratch themselves.
The New York Daily News gave two examples of people who were killed with machetes. The mother of one of the victims is apparently not living full time on planet earth as she said, "I didn't even know it was possible to buy a machete online. I had no idea that it wasn't considered a deadly weapon. It should be."
Seriously? So, let me get this straight, something is a "deadly weapon" if it can’ be used to kill or hurt someone? OK, any of our Special Ops veterans out there want to communicate to my world audience just what kinds of things you can "improvise" should you find yourself without a knife or, look at this, a gun? It’s a beautiful thing!
Let me illustrate. A Muslim jihadist attacked two police officers in New York with a hatchet. Should hatchets then be considered deadly weapons because Obama’s fellow jihadists use them for a purpose they were not intended for? Hey! I want to be armed at least as good as the Muslims that are bent on murdering me.
How about a pencil or pen? Has no one seen the tactical pens that can be used for self-defense? If they can be used rightly by law abiding citizens, then can they not also be used wrongly by criminals? Of course!
What about baseball bats? Have people not been killed with baseball bats? I'm guessing a sports-crazed culture would have a real problem with banning baseball bats.
How about the automobile? How many people have intentionally, not accidentally, used their car as a weapon against another person? Are we really going to go down that road (no pun intended)?
The machete is viewed in New York the same as a meat cleaver. Is there anyone out there who is honestly going to stand up and say they haven't heard of a murder involving a meat cleaver? Will that also be on Senator Avella's agenda? I'm just wanting to see if he will be consistent.
How about – screwdrivers, chainsaws, and drills, (which are used by terrorists) hammers, crowbars, ball bearings, rocks, bricks, stepping-stones, bottles of a certain size and weight, pitchforks, sharp sticks, heavy lamp stands, large tool files, the point is, (pun intended) that I’ll bet anyone of you could go into any hardware store and come out with a whole shopping cart full of potentially sharp weapons that are sold every day. Should we then ban hardware stores? Ridiculous you say? I agree. We should probably begin by punishing criminals instead of law abiding citizens.
I think this proves my point that these kind of laws are not for preventing crime they are for preventing freedom.
The problem in our culture today is that we have abandoned dealing justly and swiftly with criminals. We have pampered and coddled them, we have blamed the cop for trying to arrest them. We have done everything except follow the Law of God in dealing with them. As a result, victims are forced to pay for the housing, clothing and feeding of those who committed crimes against them or their loved ones and instead of placing the blame on the criminal, we place it on inanimate objects, tools etc. That is exactly what these kinds of "laws" do. They criminalize a tool, which then makes criminals of law-abiding citizens for owning them. The real criminals like Senator Tony Avella are free to make it a crime to be an American. You commit murder, you die, simple as that.
If signed into law, this would make yet another normal, useful tool illegal to own and would criminalize owners, landing them in jail for years. As I've asked in previous articles, does this sound like justice? Or…does it smell like tyranny?
THE BOTTOM LINE: As for people like Senator Avella, why don't you just propose that everyone be forced into their own private bubble, unable to get their hands on anything tangible? Why not ban everything? That would be a more honest tyrannical approach.
Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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