With a name like “John Lennon,” it’s tough to dig up facts about his murder case using the standard search engines we mere “Unauthorized Journalists” are relegated to, at least without being overwhelmed with hits pertaining to the more famous Beatle’s death. But this John Lennon is a convicted “gun criminal” and murderer himself, and the anti-gun “progressives” at The Atlantic have deemed it advantageous to give him a forum to stump for piling more self-defense restrictions on his former potential victim pool.
The first thing I’d like to find out, if only Google and Bing would cooperate, is if Lennon really used an “M-16,” as opposed to an AR-15, when he assassinated a fellow thug by shooting him through a car window. Knowing how the antis rely on such confusion as a standard media practice, if he really had the former, none of the infringement edicts he goes on to endorse would have been applicable. Not that any of them would make a difference anyway, no matter how much he would like gullible "intellectuals" and other useful idiots to believe otherwise.
Naturally, being a career reptile that now is sorry for past transgressions, or at least for being caught and segregated from those who can control themselves without killing people, this Lennon blames guns for his misdeeds, and, what he would con us into believing, an absence of government controls. That, of course, is a lie, as he routinely and for years ignored a host of edicts observed by the “law-abiding,” all of which were wholly unsuccessful at stopping him from beginning a career as an armed criminal at age 14.
Ergo, we obviously need more government control! But mean old “undemocratic” Republicans are wrongly focusing on punishment, Lennon opines, insisting that does not work. Funny though, considering punishment has kept him from attacking any more victims, at least ones who aren’t behind bars …
No, instead of responding to criminal wrongdoing committed by a degenerate fraction of the populace, better we place prior liberty restraints on the whole.
That's what he's arguing for.
What we really need are background checks, Lennon advocates, because that will “spook those who buy guns for criminals [and] deter so-called straw purchases,” no doubt the same way requiring prescriptions has stemmed the illegal drug trade. Government also needs to establish gun purchase patterns and credit card monitoring, he says, and regulate websites like Armslist, which he claims “are like perpetual gun shows … to make connections for criminals who blend in well -- like me.” That’s also curious, because Lennon’s inmate information summary says he was “received” in 2004 and Armslist says it didn’t become operational until 2009.
“Engulfed in an orgy of violence, my last month of freedom was chaos,” Lennon reveals. “Home invasions, robberies, murder -- at the center of it all were guns.
He’s in Attica? So we can assume his violence orgies happened in New York?
“I’m where I belong,” Lennon admits, which in itself should raise some flags. It sounds phony and self-serving to me, but he’s finally said something most could agree in principle with, albeit had he tried one of those home invasions on some of us, there’s a good chance he’d instead be where he deserves.
“But without a gun I would not have killed,” he insists. “Like most misguided, impulsive youth in America, I was emotionally and socially retarded, with a killing machine on my waist.”
Is this where we sing a few verses of “Gee, Officer Krupke”?
You know what pal? Welcome to the human condition. All of us have been misguided and impulsive yutes. Each of us, at one time or another in our development, has been emotionally and socially retarded. And many of us had access to guns growing up, and guess what? Becoming a scumbag predator piece of human detritus was never an option, because we did not possess your astoundingly narcissistic and sociopathic compulsion to blame everyone and everything but ourselves for our choices, and because we did not place an evil premium on victimizing others.
Your bottom line thesis is we need “gun control” to protect us from predators like you? I’ve got news for you, loser, that’s what we have guns for. Now get back in your cage.
You’re living proof that anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian. Enjoy the next few decades behind bars. Enjoy your wasted, pathetic life in maximum security. You’re not welcome among decent, productive people -- you’ve forfeited your place. And that goes double for your self-serving counsel, because you have no credibility for being anything but a freakish and dangerous defect who will say and do anything to get what he wants.
Still, maybe when you get out (Am I reading your record right? Your parole eligibility date is in 2030?), you can get some sympathetic “progressive,” love-smitten editor from The Atlantic to take you under his wing, maybe put you up for a spell and introduce you to his social circle to help you get back on your feet. One thing you can be sure of, the weakling fool won’t have any guns in the apartment if you decide he’s got something, anything at all, that you think should be yours to dispose of as you please. Or maybe just indulge in a long-overdue orgy of violence, you know, for old time's sake.
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