This episode we discuss why the left hates guns.
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Welcome to the live to shoot podcast. My name is Jeff Dowdell and I have been a licensed firearm dealer for the last 14 years. And this podcast, we talk about all things related to the second amendment, as well as my thought of sports story or something going on in my personal life. So welcome. Welcome. Welcome today is Friday and I will tell you the last few weeks, this time of year. Favorite time of year, is it as it relates to sports? The last few weeks are just in my, in the, is in, is a perfect time for me. We've got March madness that kicks off in the middle of March and just wrapped up on Monday with Kansas taking the national championship. And I took our family bracket contest and I didn't have Kansas winning, but I did end up ultimately having the most points are all of our brackets. It fell apart too to some degree, but then this week we have the start of the masters and the masters is my all time. Favorite tournament, all time sporting event. I'll just love to watch it. I will be in front of the TV for majority of it. It has just fascinating stories. And so I just love this time of year. In fact, you know, this year it's got a special story cause cause taggers back and I will admit I have never been a tiger fan. I have opened. Rooted against him through the majority of. And there's a lot of reasons that go into it. I thought he got too much too soon. I am a Jack Nicholas fan. I've followed Jack my entire life. And I thought the early accolades of dagger being the greatest golfer of all times while he was a very good golfer, he still had a ways to go to meet them. And Jack's milestones. They'll not met yet. And so that was part of my reason for not favoring tiger, but I have to tell you, it was, it's been to, I was watching it and there's this piece of me inside of me as he's going along, that kind of, oh man. I'm rooting for him. Hoping that he does well, a good story, I guess. I don't know. I mean, his life has been kind of chaos and the story, but the comeback be. A story, but so anyway, that's, what's been going on here in, you know, other things going on is, you know, what I want to talk about today was just, why do leftist, progressives hate guns so much? What is it? And, you know, part of that came up and following the tragic, tragic incident in Sacramento of the shooting that occurred there. Immediately Biden jumps on and the demanding more, more gun legislation, more gun control. And this was in California, California has over a hundred gun laws on its books. It is one of the most strictest states in the country for gun laws, but instantly we took this opportunity to, again, call for more gun control, one D do they name, just see how that makes no sense how, how they're almost making the argument against it. That. Why do we need more? This did not work. It's not working. This is, you know, more gun control would not have stopped. This had nothing to do with what occurred in the shooting. And then if the details came out, you know, it was, you know, five different shooters. It's gang related. It's just more criminal activity. And it goes back to the, you know, the argument of comes back to getting the criminals off the street. And so why did. What is it about this? And so, and, and, you know, so, and this is what, a thing. And so out of the five defendants the five people involved, one of them has already, he bartered once some of his charges was possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, because he was a felon. Okay. And possession of a machine gun, which is illegal. And then his brother was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon again. And then there was another suspect and he was charged with. On suspicion of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. So we had, we had three people, all of them prohibited promoting. And low and behold they had it. So where did they get it? Because if they'd gone to any place in Boston, a gun through a gun store, they would have to come through a background check. They would have registered all the different laws in California. And not only were they prohibited some of the weapons that they had, the machine gun is a prohibited weapon that I don't even have the right to own, unless I have the right I have, sorry, I have the right. I just have to go through many more steps. To possess it. And I had to have another background check and pay a lot of money and to get it. So why do the left hate guns so much that they're so blinded by it? So one, one reason I believe it is they are just blinded by it. There's been so many people that have grown up just hearing the media and the left bash on guns that never shot a gun. They've never owned a gun. They've never been around a gun. They just hear how bad they are and they equate. Guns to bad things and they just they'd never thought about it. It's again, it it's, it is that math meth psychosis syndrome that we're hearing more and more about that I believe is more prevalent where people just don't see the facts. So, so yes, some of them are just blinded by it. They just, that they don't have a reason. Just that's what they've been taught and that's what they believe. The bigger reason I believe, and this gets into some other deeper issues as well is their worldview. And this ties into our newest Supreme court justice. That's just been approved by the Senate judge Jackson and why she is so lenient. Pedophiles and sex predators is that, is there a worldview and as a Christian and the Judeo-Christian belief, we're all born sinners. We are, we are fallen from the beginning and that is our nature. You don't have to teach a little baby how, how to, to, to cry or anything. We have my, and my three-year-old niece staying with the seal of the weekend. And she was wanting something and my wife wasn't getting it to her and she kept asking for it and she kept demanding it. And my wife kept telling her no, that she'd already had enough. And she then just stood up and said, well, I'm going to tell my mommy not to let me come over here anymore. Now. Where did she learn that? Right? I mean, that is part of it. I mean, we spend our time as parents, all our time, teaching our kids how to be good, how to, how to share, how to have manners, how to be polite, how to behave in public. We don't spend any of our time talent teaching them how to be bad. And so that is what Judeo-Christian beliefs. That's the basis that progressives in the left believe that everybody is, are good people. If they did anything wrong, it's because of society and what, how they were brought up and what is around them. And that we have to accommodate and make, you know, understand that it wasn't their fault. The gun it's the gun's fault. Right? It's not the, it's not the pedophiles fault. It's the Internet's fault. If we didn't have the internet, he wouldn't have had access to those photos. That is what they believe. And that is a big differentiator. And you have to to me, gives a lot of understanding of why they think, because they don't think that these gentlemen that did the shooting, these five gentlemen, If there, if there are no guns, zero guns, they would have just been eating ice cream and, and drinking some lemonade that day. They would have just been, you know, perfect angels. Now they would have found some other way to do hood rat stuff and get in trouble. They. And they have a history of it because they are just bad people from the progressive caucus website. This is a, the progressive caucus in the house. Their website says at the progressive caucus, we believe that government must be the great equalizer of opportunity for everyone. And they, what they mean by that is that is government's responsibility. To solve everybody's problem, whether it's Medicare, universal health care and banning guns, because it's all guns for. That's what they believe. And that is why the left is so against guns is because they believe it's their job. And that it's the gun's fault. That's not the people's fault and us on the right. We understand the truth and the truth is we're all bad. It's just the choices that we make. And some of us are gonna make some bad choices and it's not up to us to eliminate the opportunity for bad choices. One and we have to, this is where we have, we have to start punishing these people for the bad choices that are making. Why were these generally they've been in prison. They're felons. What are they doing out? Right. We need to be tougher on crime. We need to make sure that we're locking criminals up and. We are punishing people for their misdeeds and we're not making excuses for them. And we're not saying this because they, they grew up in a broken home. I mean, those were a lot of reasons not having fathers around is a core reason to allow these problems, but they still have to be punished just because they didn't have the best upbringing doesn't mean that they get a free pass. And the left is all about free passes that are about anything mean free. So when you look at it from that point of view, at least to me, Understanding what they're from, where they're coming from, allows me to make better arguments. And the argument is, as we've always said, we need to fix the person, not the gun. We need to help the people we need to. We need to incarcerate them. We need to give them opportunities change. We need to expose them to the gospel and to Jesus Christ. Do all those types of things to help, help them solve and get, get their heart and their minds straight. So a lot of information, but just again, why we have to continue to be vigilant about protecting our second amendment, because it is what keeps us from having this government be the great equalizer. We don't want the government to be the great equalizer where the great equalizer we believe in ourselves and our right to do and make ourselves. What we want it to be. And with that, I just say, thank you for listening. Please subscribe to this podcast, pass it on. And thanks for listening. And I just will talk to you next week.