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April 27, 2009

Jimmy Carter's Cry for Help

Jimmy Carter needs to be disarmed:

I have used weapons since I was big enough to carry one, and now own two handguns, four shotguns and three rifles, two with scopes. I use them carefully, for hunting game from our family woods and fields, and occasionally for hunting with my family and friends in other places. We cherish the right to own a gun and some of my hunting companions like to collect rare weapons. One of them is a superb craftsman who makes muzzle-loading rifles, one of which I displayed for four years in my private White House office.

But none of us wants to own an assault weapon, because we have no desire to kill policemen or go to a school or workplace to see how many victims we can accumulate before we are finally shot or take our own lives. Thatís why the White House and Congress must not give up on trying to reinstate a ban on assault weapons, even if it may be politically difficult.

President Carter doesn't go on to mention precisely what kind of firearms he owns or what calibers they are chambered for, but I feel confident asserting that every single firearm he owns, in every caliber he owns, has been used to kill people, and I suspect we can include police officers wearing bullet-resistent vests in that tally. I'm equally confident that weapons strikingly similar to what Carter owns can be directly linked to some of the worst mass killings in American history, most of which did not use "assault rifles."

Carter claims that he has no desire to " kill policemen or go to a school or workplace to see how many victims we can accumulate before we are finally shot or take our own lives."

But can we really trust him?

After all, Carter admits to owning two handguns, and it was with two handguns that Seung-Hui Cho committed 32 murders at Virginia Tech before taking his own life, and Jiverly Wong recently used two handguns to kill 13 befor taking his own life in Binghampton, New York.

Carter also admits to owning an arsenal of four shotguns, and it was a pump-shotgun that Eric Harris fired 25 times at Columbine High school; his perverse partner Dylan Klebold was found with a sawed-off double-barrel shotgun beside his body as well.

As for Carter's scoped rifles, why are his any different than the weapons used by Charles Whitman in his Texas bell tower attack that left 14 killed and 32 wounded?

Perhaps it is safest to err on the side of caution and view Carter's angry letter to the editor as a final cry for help before he embarks on his own killing spree.

Jimmy Carter owns weapons have been used in more mass killing sprees than the assault weapons that that the former president is somehow convinced contain a malevolent soul, and Carter's record of incompetence has been unmercifully skewered for three decades as being one of the most incompetent Presidents in American history, giving him a far greater reason to go on a random killing spree than almost any mass shooter in American history.

Perhaps America does need more gun control.

Let's start with James Earl Carter.

Update: Jimmy has killed before, shooting his sister's cat. Don't profilers claim that animal cruelty is one sign of a sociopath?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 27, 2009 07:55 AM
Comments

Not to mention his propensity for shooting his relatives cats:

http://tjic.com/?p=7681

Posted by: Diogenes Online at April 27, 2009 01:20 PM

Brilliant. Too funny!

Posted by: Nathaniel at April 27, 2009 06:07 PM

Good Heavens.

How does one 'sting' a cat (your sister-in-law's to boot) by shooting close to it with a SHOTGUN??? Hello? This sounds so absurd and contrary to any firearms safety/common sense that I'd be willing to guess that the truth is rather more blunt.

Best regards, Peter Warner.

Posted by: Peter Warner at April 28, 2009 12:29 AM

Dylan Klebold.

Otherwise very well said.

We should also disarm anyone who remains foolish enough to entertain the opinions of James Earl Carter.

Posted by: ThomasD at April 28, 2009 12:40 AM

The Second Amendment is not about hunting rights, it is about the right of citizens to be able to throw off the chains of the tyrant. The right of self defense is the right of self determination. We have the right to decide by whom and how we are governed. The only way to insure that right is by the force of arms if necessary. Military style weapons are exactly what the founders intended for citizens to own and have access to.

Posted by: Zelsdorf Ragshaft III at April 28, 2009 09:30 AM

But none of us wants to own an assault weapon, because we have no desire to kill policemen or go to a school or workplace to see how many victims we can accumulate before we are finally shot or take our own lives.

That statement really really pisses me off! So because I own a so called "assault weapon" I am a psychopath according to peanut head. What a POS he is WORST PRESIDENT EVER! Although Obama is weel on his way to leaving him in the dust.

Posted by: Oldcrow at April 28, 2009 09:46 PM

Interesting. I have met a fellow who built a flintlock rifle for Mr. Carter. I wonder if that who he is referring to in the passage quoted...

Oh yeah, flintlock rifles have killed a lot of people over the years. Just ask Simon Fraser...

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 1, 2009 03:02 PM