So many people are up in arms over gun control. But is it really about controlling guns. Think again, Laws do not control inanimate objects. Laws control the people that use these objects.
Most universal example in the laws governing speed of vehicles. Do speeding laws keep cars from going to fast or slow. No the laws are designed to keep the vehicle operator within certain boundaries. The laws are about people control.
Do these laws prevent cars from driving to fast? No, The car has no idea of what to slow or fast is. The law is aimed at the driver, to control the driver’s behavior. The law tells the driver if he violates the law there will be consequences. Does the law prevent the driver from going to fast? Even if the consequences are loss of operators license, do the vehicles operate within the law.
If a person does not want to obey the law, they will use excuses to justify their behavior of violating laws.
So how effective are laws in preventing certain behaviors?
Look at driving. How many are in jail for vehicular manslaughter. Most have had previous convections of driving to fast, driving while impaired and operating without a driver’s license.
Based on that I would say that the laws to control vehicle operation have not been real successful. Just drive down the roadway, watch the erratic behavior of some drivers. Yet there are laws to prevent that behavior.
Most laws that are passed are failures. Think you could get a lawmaker to admit that?
So what prevents certain behavior in people. Does the removal of inanimate objects stop certain behaviors? From time immemorial man has violated other man in some form or other. Why is it that all people do not violate others. They can drive a car, have no problems and operate it with courtesy.
It is an inner motivation for caring for others. It is not controlled by laws, it is an internal compass that has evolved over their growth in life. Many were tutored in Christian values that arise out of the Ten Commandments.
There is nothing that says they have to obey these rules, it has become their choice to follow these rules.
Ex 20:13 “You shall not murder. z
Ex 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery. a
Ex 20:15 “You shall not steal. b
Ex 20:16 “You shall not give false testimony c against your neighbor. d
Ex 20:17 “You shall not covet e your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
These are from the book of Exodus, (NIV).
God knew his creation would make mistakes and he provided consequences for those mistakes. His rules were not meant to prevent a certain behavior. Rather provide a guideline on how to live with others.
Look at the last commandment, I starts, “You Shall Not covet.” What does covet mean?
Does it mean the government can take you property, through taxes, consequences or by law if they do not like how you behave?
Now look at of the laws that have been passed by this country that are designed to control you behavior? Have any of them prevented you from behaving in a certain manner? What has prevented you from behaving in certain ways?
Laws are the most oppressive form of government available to mankind.
God gave man 10 commandments, then later added a few rules, which became known as Mosaic Law. Later the Jews started what was called the Torah. Look how oppressive that became to the Hebrews. And did that really stop the Hebrews from acting in their chosen manners.
As laws are passed, your freedoms are lost. Your choices are eliminated. Even taxes limit your freedoms. When you pay taxes, what choices do you have? You have only one choice, give your money to the government.
Laws no no boundaries, they apply to all equally. Whether you are right or left, the law applies the same. Many laws are like abandoned buildings, not much use any more but they are there t control people. The 20th Amendment is the best example of people control. Look what happened? What gun control laws would of prevented the speakeasy era of the 1920’s.
I would like to see a 100% prevention rider on laws that it would prevent people from acting crazy. If lawmakers want a control law, give me a 100% guarantee.