Authoritarians have always understood that gun control is political control, and know that they cannot be free of fear without making an effort to disarm the civilian population. Without the disarmament of patriotic Americans by whatever means necessary, they will not be able to force the agenda they need to force socialism on the America people.
They do understand that forced confiscation will not work although they use that as a last resort. They seem to think that the military, law enforcement, and government brownshirts will back them up. Most military, local law enforcement and even a vast majority of federal law enforcement are pro-gun. The reality is that any effort to force American patriots to give up the firearms that have will result in a bloody civil war with many deaths on both sides.
The language that the progressive leftists, body guarded celebrities, and academia use are nothing more than words that are meant to produce fear. Ignorant people are fed propaganda that guns are dangerous and look dangerous. I have yet to hear what an "assault weapon" is. There is no definition because it is a term used by anti-gun activists to make people fear guns.
All the descriptions that I hear for the term are based on appearance or function. Assault weapons is a term with no correct definition, and it is not meant to. Already some anti-gun activists are pushing for the complete confiscation of all semi-automatic weapons without explaining that almost 95% percent of all weapons in the country are semi-automatic. If you pull the trigger once and it fires once, that is semi-automatic. Low information voters fail to understand that the covers the vast array of rifles and pistols in the country.
Red Flag Laws, the newest idea to confiscate the firearms of American patriots, will be based on the information gathered by neighbors, ex-girlfriends, member of your family that may disagree with you politically. There is no due process in the red flag laws that are being implemented in many of the states at present. Federal grants to assist in these red flag laws will be nothing more than an incentive to confiscate guns for the very least of reasons. The slippery slope of the red flag laws long wanted by the progressive socialist will eventually lead to confiscation for parking tickets, DUI's, or any other reason they can fit in the narrative.
Universal background checks in the past have been a failure. Progressive socialist talk of gun shows and private sales, but ignore that many states do not report criminal convictions to the FBI, the department in charge of making the NICS system work. What the leftists want is to use the NICS as an expansion that they can later use for a federal registry of all guns.
The progressive socialists have talked of implementing a licensing authority that will do nothing but make more money for the state. The information comes from the same NICS that is a failure now, so why would the result be any better? Even the ultra-liberal news outlet VOX has stated “A growing body of research suggests that comprehensive background checks won’t do much, if anything, to combat gun violence in America.”
The Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have looked at the impact of California gun control laws and have found they have no effect. The anti-gun activists won't tell you this. They are hoping that the American people can be scared into following the edicts they propose to place on the American gun owner.
Mental illness is also being looked at as a way to curtail mass shootings. Being based on subjective criteria, many psychiatrists squabble over what the diagnoses may be. What was abnormal a few years ago may now be considered normal, as we see in many areas of our society.
Since 2006, and the publication of a book from a biologist Richard Dawkins called “The God Delusion”, the 'progressive socialists' have pushed to have those of religious conviction considered delusional. In his book, Dawkins used the definition of delusion as “a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence. He called religious belief as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder.”
Progressive socialist neurologist Kathleen Turner at Oxford University suggests that we will soon have the opportunity to treat religious belief as a form of mental illness harmful to society. I find it troubling that the elites think that religion must be treated and that religious person may someday be "cured." I don't know who this lady is, but I do not understand the attitude that I, as a religious believer, needs to be cured.
I am a Christian, and I am a gun owner. To have some atheistic new age power-hungry knuckle-dragging animal tell me that I need to be cured is insulting. I abide by the rules, both made by man and God, and I will not allow the infringement of my right by someone who is not working to bring people together but on pulling people apart. I am not mentally deficient and will continue to keep my firearms.
Every time there is a mass shooting, countless "experts" come out of the woodwork blaming the law-abiding citizen for the mass shooting. There is an argument that can counter the false narrative of the gun grabbers. The government is not able to protect the citizens of this country. We have even had courts proclaim that it is not a law enforcement job to protect us. So if the government cannot protect us, it is the individual citizens' duty to defend himself and look out for the safety of his family and those around him or her.
This should not be left to the government to determine the best way to accomplish this goal. Irrefutable proof is available from a CDC study that was never released about Defensive gun use. In April 2018, Reason magazine published a story about Defensive gun use on the information provided by Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck which proved that Defensive gun use outnumbered guns used offensively by criminals more than 3.5 to one.
There are steps that the government can take to help the citizen accomplish this goal. They could encourage gun ownership for the law-abiding citizens and train those who need it in the proper way to use a gun, the legal ramifications involved, and gun safety. It must be emphasized that the use of a firearm is only justified when threatened with violence to the citizen. Self-defense is always a justification, and if carried out in a national way where many are armed, the mass shootings will slow or hopefully even cease.
No gun zones are a farce making targets on innocent people. If they cannot or will not do away with gun-free zones, retired military or law enforcement should be armed as guards in gun-free areas. Triggered snowflakes who demand that no firearms should be anywhere near a gun-free zone need to answer what they will do if a shooter should appear. Will the try to negotiate or run. The mass shootings we have seen in the past and makeup over 95% of all mass shootings show that the individuals that carry out the reprehensible acts do not want to talk but want to kill.
An individuals right to keep and bear arms has been the mainstay of our governing principles. There are some that are under the impression that our Founding fathers did not mean for individual citizens to have the capacity to own firearms. Just a few thoughts from our founding fathers-
“That no man should scruple, or hesitate a moment, to use arms in defence of so valuable a blessing on which all the good and evil of life depends, is clearly my opinion” -George Washington to George Mason 1769
“No free man shall ever be disbarred the use of arms" -Thomas Jefferson 1776
“I ask who are the militia? They consist of the whole of the people" –George Mason 1788
It appears to me that there is no argument against the individual citizen’s right to bear arms.
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