Earlier this year I wrote a series of posts defending efforts to establish more gun control in this country. I was wrong to do so. I now see, though I think I was unwilling to see at the time, that the measures being proposed by those in the American politburo are more about control than about safety. As an idealist I want to believe that America can be a safer place – a place where even guns are not as ubiquitous as they are now. I thought a place with stricter gun control, or even no guns, would reduce horrendous acts of violence. However, this is neither a practical or theologically informed view. What we need is a dose of reality.
For example, why couldn’t I, or people like me honestly answer this question: Could the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School been prevented had there been an armed guard at the school? Even if you say no, how can any honest person say the chances of survival would be less or non-existant had there been someone who stood a chance of stopping Adam Lanza before his rampage began? But it is precisely this kind of logic that I (unfortunately for a time) and most of the American Left deliberately ignores. Why?
When the case is clearly made that people are safer when there are more law-abiding citizens with guns I want you to watch for something. Be careful to notice this. Note that no actual argument is brought against the fact. What you get instead is a lot of heat (much of it emotional) that guns are bad. Why? They’re just bad. No statistical data (even this data) or reasoned argument will convince them otherwise. In case you were wondering and didn’t check out the link, it’s a confirmed study that shows gun violence is at an all time low in America.
The reason that good arguments, scientific studies, and plain common sense are ignored is simple. It’s about control. Many people on the Left have said that they don’t want to confiscate guns. That’s a lie. The Left has been dreaming about a unarmed populace for quite some time. If anyone has been paying attention, and I know there are a courageous few who have, the tell-tale sign that the Left is on the move to confiscate guns is in their rhetoric about the 2nd amendment. For example, read this ridiculous article trying to explain to us poor saps who believe in unalienable rights that we would be more free if we didn’t have guns. My recommendation is that you ignore this fool (but read his article) and follow those that have cautioned against tyranny. The Constitution has long been a thorn in the side to those on the Left who yearn for power. Just read this article trying to persuade people that the second amendment doesn’t really mean that people’s right to arms can’t be infringed upon. Or listen to this idiot talk about how we should scrap it all together:
One thing I was sure to do in my previous posts was to make sure that people understood I supported American’s right to bear arms. Watch out people, this right is under attack. Real motives and real feelings on the Left are manifesting more everyday.
To those who would say that extensive back ground checks (ones that I previously supported) would only help prevent more violence I would say you’re wrong. If a criminal wants a gun, he’ll get one. There are over 300 million guns in this country. The only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Extensive background checks and a national registry is nothing more than incrementalism. This is more about controlling guns and the people willing to stand up to a increasingly tyrannical government. If you doubt that, if you think that government tyranny is something of ages past, then just watch the news. If the IRS deliberately targeting conservative groups under the Obama administration is not enough to convince you that something is going on behind the scenes then I don’t know what will.
I just know I’m glad I woke up…