31 July 2013
GUN VIOLENCE – WHAT TO DO
Aren’t you alarmed over the dramatic increase in gun violence? You are? I’m not. Why am I not alarmed?
Look at these excerpts from an article by NPR journalist Bill Chappell (07 May 2013) titled “Rate Of U.S. Gun Violence Has Fallen Since 1993, Study Says“.
“Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49 percent lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew,” according to the Pew study. “The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a
firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75 percent lower in 2011 than in 1993.”
“All of that is good news — but many Americans don’t seem to be aware of it. In a survey, the Pew Research Center found that only 12 percent of Americans believe the gun crime rate is lower today than it was in 1993; 56 percent believe it’s higher.”
WHY DO MURDEROUS BULLIES PICK ON SCHOOL CHILDREN AND MOVIE GOERS?
You have to look into the psychology of a bully to understand and you have to understand the spiritual aspect, as well.
STARTING WITH THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT
You are possibly familiar with the ancient story of Job. He lost children, livestock, buildings – he was wiped out. Why did these terrible things happen to a just man? Job gives the answer in Job 3:25.
The things we most fear are the calamities that befall us.
LOOKING INTO THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BULLYING
There is no “one size fits all” with respect to why someone becomes a bully, yet the targets of their terror are consistent across the board.
In summary, “Bullies … target those who appear to be vulnerable and the main theory is that they do this so that there is little chance the person will stand up for themselves, making them easy to abuse.“
Learn more about bullies from THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BULLYING via this link
BEST DEFENSE IS EDUCATION
Know the facts. Don’t allow yourself to be misled by sensational news stories that magnify and glorify gun violence.
Establish common sense defensive measures against bullies, such as armed staff in public schools, learn personal self defense tactics, acquire personal knowledge of armed self defense including skills and law, become licensed for concealed handguns.
Educate others. Let’s take the fear off inanimate objects (guns, knives, clubs) and focus on likely bad guys.
There are off-the-shelf, ready-to-use training materials produced by various professional organizations, like the NRA, TSRA, etc.
Associate with a local gun club to acquire specific and essential knowledge and skills.
There is an agenda to disarm law-abiding Americans through misinformation. As Holy Scripture says, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
CARGO Rockwall Gun Club meets every second Thursday of each month at Soulman’s Bar-B-Que for the express purpose of educating fellow citizens. There are no fees or membership dues. We are citizens serving citizens.
CARGO means Citizens Association for Responsible Gun Ownership
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