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Repealing 2nd Amendment Would Create Huge Black Market for Guns

Repealing 2nd Amendment Would Create Huge Black Market for Guns
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By Tuesday, 20 February 2018 02:56 PM Current | Bio | Archive

As our country heals from this horrible nightmare, the Parkland school shooting, the liberal Democrats couldn’t wait to chime in on their political lunacy about guns.

Their political views are more important than letting the families of the victims mourn their horrific losses. It was almost like they couldn’t wait for the next mass shooting, so they can push their warped, disingenuous agenda and relieve our country of the Second Amendment.

We all have seen the faces of the victims and the families living a nightmare that no one should ever have to experience. I as a retired NYPD detective have seen the horrors of what evil people do to fellow citizens. Law enforcement witnesses these horrors day after day and ask ourselves, why? But, after a while, you stop asking that question and just do your job and try to solve the crime and dread when you personally have to give the family the heartbreaking news.

There is no one answer to these mass shooting tragedies like Democrats tell you, it's much more than guns — to tell you the truth, guns is the least of it. Guns are just tools of the criminal and terrorist just like a bomb, truck, or knife. We need to get to the root of the problem, the person, the sociopath that will commit these crimes and why.

My school days went from 1960 through 1973, and during that time I do not remember anything like this ever occurring and guns were easily available back then.

Now we have some of the strictest gun laws ever in this country and now city and states with the most stringent of all have the highest crime and murder rates. So, the notion that more gun laws will fix this problem has been proven time and time again to be wrong. However, Democrats can't seem to embrace facts, which shows, their agenda is to abolish the Second Amendment.

Let's just say hypothetically, that the Second Amendment is repealed, and all guns are confiscated from law-abiding Americans; I say law-abiding because they are the only ones who will give them up, believe me, the criminals will keep theirs.

Only law enforcement and the military will be allowed to have guns leaving every law-abiding American vulnerable to the criminal element without protection. Just like prohibition created a criminal black market for alcohol, so one will be created for guns as we have never seen before. Most of these black-market guns will go to criminals and be smuggled over the border, and everyday Americans will turn into the prey of thugs who will rule the streets as they do in Chicago, however, this will most likely occur in every place of America.

So, this law will be ignored by the same people who commit the horrible violence we see today, and therefore it will not stop. Guns will be more readily available to mass shooters to buy on the street just like drugs, and we will relive the same nightmares we experience today only it will be worse. Some will say well; we could stop the guns from being smuggled into the country. My response, yes, just like we stop the drugs from coming in! Things may get so bad that even law-abiding Americans and liberals alike will start purchasing guns for themselves to protect their families, turning them into criminals. Believe me, it will happen: I have seen law-abiding New Yorkers buy guns on the street just to protect themselves from thugs with no other recourse because of the strict gun laws. I’m sure the same happens in other crime-ridden cities run by Democrats.

We have heard many reasons why we have so many mass shootings today, from the breakdown of the nuclear family, no fathers in the home, glorification of violence in music and movies and mental illness, these are all contributing causes. However, I never hear terrible parenting, lack of respect, not taking responsibility for your actions or no accountability for their actions. Our youth are growing up feeling entitled and are not learning how to develop good character. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I feel from what I have seen working as a detective that these are all contributing factors. I just hope people smarter than me can come up with real common-sense solutions that work that don’t effect lawful Americans.

I should add that any person who exhibits sociopathic tendencies and has been diagnosed as one should never have access to any weapons. Parents, family, teachers, and friends are best in identifying these types of behaviors but are mostly reluctant to inform authorities. So, I ask them one question: would you rather have a horrible shooting on your conscience questioning your actions or catch it early where this person can get help so that families don’t have to live through a horrible tragedy? It’s your choice!

Harry Houck is a CNN law enforcement analyst, retired NYPD Detective First Grade, and USMC veteran. Follow him on Twitter, @HarryJHouck, or Facebook. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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As our country heals from this horrible nightmare, the Parkland school shooting, the liberal Democrats couldn’t wait to chime in on their political lunacy about guns.
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 02:56 PM
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