Exclusive: Nick Adams urges president to rethink support for gun bans, confiscation
Nick Adams is an internationally renowned Australian speaker, lecturer and media commentator. He is the author of "The American Boomerang: How the World's Greatest Turnaround Nation Will Do It Again." His website is www.nickadamsinamerica.com.
Dear Mr. President,
You recently hailed "Australian gun laws."
In doing so:
You're the leader of America:
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There are just as many guns on the street today. Gun crime is no lower. In Australia, mass shootings have been a rare event. If strict gun laws mean no massacres, explain Britain's Cumbria shootings, Monkseaton and Dunblane - or Anders Breivik of Norway.
Gun laws achieve very little.
Mass shootings are about illness, not guns. Any other so-called "gun issue," if there are any, is related to the breakdown of the family, cultural decline and the age of entitlement.
The Second Amendment defines American exceptionalism. It speaks to the character of America, and reflects why America is America.
Civilian disarmament is based on the assumption that people are irresponsible (unless they work for the government). America was founded on the opposite premise.
Don't make America a namby-pamby society.
The right to bear arms is neither wrong nor unnecessary. It is:
Focus on ending the waste, paying back the debt, limiting the government and axing political correctness. That's how you'll get America to boomerang.
Your country is the greatest in the world, and respectfully, Sir, you should stop apologizing for it. Keep it up, and America will be just another European state. And that's not good for anyone.