This letter was written in response
to an announcement in the writer's local newspaper, on June 7, 2000, in
an article titled "Weapons Banned at Fairgrounds". "Because the fairgrounds
is used by the public and often in large numbers which frequently include
children, the carrying of any firearms, knives and other weapons on the
fairgrounds, except by law-enforcement officers, presents a public safety
hazard," the ordinance said.
Writer has plan
fear of weapons is a very real fear for many people. Some aren’t
going to like my solution, but the only way to relieve the fears of these
people is to ban ownership of all weapons in America. Gun
control can work!
for gun control
all the arguments against gun confiscation by a nation’s authorities, but
the most persistent argument is “when guns
are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”
This argument takes the position that the lawless will never give up their
weapons. The law is merely something for bad people to twist, bend,
get around, cheat on, or simply ignore; while only the law abiding would
disarm themselves in order to obey the law.
not a civilized people unless we listen to the voices of great sages from
the past such as Gandhi
and insightful gun control public figures of today such as Rosie
O’Donnell. These great souls taught
us and teach us that passive resistance is the only way a truly civilized
people can respond to the mischief of some.
when a person goes into a defensive mode, and tries to pull out a concealed
weapon, while an unsavory looking character is sending all the signals
out to them that they are under bodily attack? This ugly scenario
is only going to cause harm to the gun toter or the misguided person who
is momentarily attacking them. No, there is a better way, a more
civilized way to handle the attack of such a confused soul. I call
it APR, which stands for Act of Passive Resistance.
is a three-step posture, which will stun an attacker before they realize
what hit them. The first step is to put your hands behind your back
and clasp one hand around the wrist of the other hand. The second
step is to drop to your knees. The third step is to bow down until
your upper torso is at a 90 degrees angle from your legs. The lower
you bow your head, the greater the appearance of passive resistance.
imagine the shock your attacker will feel when they see that you know APR?
Can you picture in your own mind any person who would take advantage of
you at this point of passivity? Well, I sure can’t!
and Rosie, I
can envision crime dropping off in this great nation and in our community
so fast that heads will be spinning. Remember, when you go into APR,
there is always a chance that two or four law-enforcement officers are
working any given area at the time. There is a fair chance that one
of them will see the confrontation and be by your side in a matter of minutes
to offer forceful assistance.
weapons from the law-abiding, teach courses in APR and just watch what
happens. Signs on the windows of our homes could read “WEAPONS
FREE HOME” to discourage thieves or worse,
from having to face people who practice APR.
the NRA Wild West gunslingers are going to resist this movement, so it
would be advisable to pursue this goal slowly. Start
by outlawing weapons in public places like schools, fairgrounds, parks,
sidewalks and streets; where children are at risk from the dangers presented
by the law-abiding.
success with these incremental steps, simply outlaw guns in homes with
children. It must all be done “for the
sake of the children.” Only the kooks
would oppose such civilized measures out of fear that our government may
one day become corrupt and turn against an unarmed populace. Folks,
can’t happen here!
will say my gun control presentation here is brilliant, precise and irrefutable.
I’m too modest to comment on their perceptive praise.
--Kenneth J. Wolf #68 (06/17/00)
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