Liberal Logic Regarding Gun Control and Weapons to Egypt

Simple and to the point – but definitely something to think about. Comments are always welcomed….

So from Barack Obama’s prespective, American citizens can’t be trusted with 11 rounds of ammunition,but Egypt can be trusted with new war tanks and F-16s?


11 thoughts on “Liberal Logic Regarding Gun Control and Weapons to Egypt

  1. ryan59479 says:

    I don’t know. I think it’s a little disingenuous to make the comparison, considering pretty much every President during the cold war sold weapons to less-than-reputable groups in order to combat the spread of communism. Heck, look at the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan administration. A lot of the weapons the US gave the Afghan population to fight the soviets in the 1980’s are still being used us today.

    • We all have our own thoughts about what happens.

      But when a country and its leader openly wants to destroy an ally of the US – it seems questionable to give them weapons. Considering the financial situation in the US it also seems irresponsible to spend millions in tax payer dollars to send weapons to a “less than reputable” group. Also seems that at some point the government should learn not to arm people who are likely to turn against the US and/or our allies. Goes back to that well known idea – those who don’t study and learn from history are bound to repeat it.

      But the bigger point of that post was the irony or limiting how many bullets a US citizen can have in a gun, while on the other hand sending fighter jets and tanks to a “less than reputable organization”.

      Wait – I just read your comment again – you are equating giving weapons to Egypt, which is being led by the Muslim Brotherhood and wants to destroy Israel – with supporting people who want to fight communism?? Interesting….

      • ryan59479 says:

        I think it would be a fallacy to assume that if a group fights communists they have American’s best interests at heart or are at least supportive of America. Afghanistan would be an excellent example.

        I guess my larger point was our government does paradoxical things all the time. I’m not saying it’s morally or ethically right. But a politician doing or saying something hypocritical is hardly a new occurrence.

      • Definitely no assumption that they would have America’s best interests at heart etc — but at least it was a common foe.

        Very true that a hypocritical politician is not something new – although some people are much more open and blatant about it.

  2. kipp says:

    I get uncomfortable around any proposal that rescinds rights bestowed on Americans, or any legislations that is of the predetermined belief that Americans are not to be treated as responsible adults (particularly in the context this quote puts it, which is that of the arms we sell to other possibly hostil nations). I believe we are still guilty until proven innocent, and the recently proposed gun-control proposals state by their nature that Americans are predisposed to guilt.

    If you’ve been following the gun-control debate, and in particular the efforts of one Senator Feinstein to re-institute the 1994 Assault Weapons ban, I just read today about some pretty blatant hypocrisy in her past (you can read about it here: I’ve written a lot of other stuff about the gun control debate too, if you want to take a look.

    • I have been following it and have blogged about it several times – including some info about her presser yesterday.

      The predisposition to guilt works in well with the need to blame someone else for problems. Imagine if we could be a nation where people of all genders, ethnicity, financial groups and even including politicians – understood the need to be responsible and accountable — would create some very interesting changes.

      • kipp says:

        Making people accountable would solve a lot of problems. But in order for that people have to take responsibility for their actions, and I think that’s one of the main things we’ve been lacking in.

      • I totally agree with you. Way too many people including politicians refuse to take responsibility and to be accountable. Seems to me those are two things that are part of having the freedoms we have in this country. We have many freedoms – but those come with responsibilities and one of those is the need to be accountable for the decisions we make and the actions we take.

  3. kipp says:

    Absolutely, and only with that can our freedoms work the way they should.

  4. kipp says:

    Ha nope just think we need more ernest accountability.

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