As the Second Amendment versus gun control debate rages throughout the media, on social media, and across America, one of the most common refrains we have noted when gun-grabbers are confronted about their ultimate endgame objectives, is their claims "No one wants to take away your guns. We just want 'regulations'," as they accuse Second Amendment supporters of exaggerating and making false claims, but now we see that a leading liberal website is finally admitting the truth..... their ultimate goal is "confiscating guns."
But let's be clear about precisely what kind of decision is letting events like this recur. Congress's decision not to pass background checks is not what's keeping the US from European gun violence levels. The expiration of the assault weapons ban is not behind the gap. What's behind the gap, plenty of research indicates, is that Americans have more guns. The statistics are mind-blowing: America has 4.4 percent of the world's population but almost half of its civilian-owned guns.
Realistically, a gun control plan that has any hope of getting us down to European levels of violence is going to mean taking a huge number of guns away from a huge number of gun owners.
As one social media user responded "We left Europe for independence and to be free from tyranny, but thanks for your honesty."
Vox is not alone, the New York Times, with a much larger audience has headlined multiple pieces, one in October 2017, and again in February 2018, calling for the "Repeal" of the Second Amendment, while others continue to claim that they just want certain weapons they call "assault weapons," to be banned, and more regulations, and then age requirements, then..... well you get the point, they are using those as starting points, then they keep adding more and more demands to the list, to achieve their endgame, disarming all Americans.
The rhetoric and misleading talking points being spewed by the MSM is also starting to infect the younger gun control activists, as the Daily Caller highlights one student activist that participated in the School Walkout on March 14, 2018, interviewed by CNN, was quoted as saying "I understand if you want to protect yourself, you could get a handgun, but if I wanted to see a change, it’d be that assault rifles and automatic weapons be taken away from the average person."
It is not just the ignorance of the younger activists, but the media has also shown they do not understand basic terminology or differentiating factors in regards to weapons.
For example, the young activist quoted by Daily Caller, who most likely got her talking points from liberal MSM gun control activists, throws the term "assault rife," and 'weapons of war," out there, yet we have noted how many in the media, seem to think that the "AR" in AR-15, stands for Assault Rifle, and had to be informed that "AR" stands for Armalite Rifle.
Case in point: Rob Rousseau, with a bio that states "gun expert. freelance writer (bylines in VICE Sports, Paste Magazine, The Classical, more), responded to former Congressman Joe Walsh, who said that Dick's Sporting Goods decision to stop selling "assault-style rifles," in the name of political correctness, would hurt Dick's big time," by arrogantly telling Mr. Walsh "the AR in AR-15 stands for Assault Rifle, dummy."
The fact that Rousseau has left that tweet up despite multiple users informing him what the "AR" stands for, makes it apparent that he and so many others claiming the same thing, are deliberately trying to mislead others, which in turn has others ignorantly making the same false claims.
In fact the media's ignorance and refusal to even do basic research to learn proper terminology on a topic they cannot seem to shut up about, even has some on the far left exasperated. Slate publication took them to task in 2016, stating "If the media wants a healthy conversation about firearm laws, it needs to stop getting basic gun facts wrong when reporting on mass shootings."
THERE WILL BE A BLOODY CIVIL WAR IF THEY TRY TO CONFISCATE GUNS IN AMERICA
Take a look at that electoral map! We have 300 millions guns and 3 TRILLION rounds of ammo. You have Tide Pods and pink pussy hats! See you in the streets!
Excellent point, I would put my money on law-abiding gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, who understand what the term "shall not be infringed" means, and would fight to the death to protect the constitutional right of Americans to bear arms.
Other reactions to the Vox piece include some of the following:
• I think it probably varies on how strict different sects truly wish to be. But this crowd — that piece, is scary. if they are in for a good civil war, this would be a good way to start it. And it's not funny. The fight for individual liberty is how we started.
• I can see that! House to house; the deaths that would come from that! Armed citizens in the streets to confront the government agents. Doubt it would take long or go far. I’d fight for my rights! It’s important to stand for something meaningful!!
• Civil war took 4 years had 623,000 plus dead. Civil war 2.0 can expect to have close to that in 1 day. Messing with ppls rights are a very inflammatory and dangerous thing to do. Rebels will win this one
• Wont take much to set it off. It'll be ugly. People just don't understand what TRUE American Patriots are prepared to do to protect the constitution. IT DON'T MATTER what laws are made. We dont care what the SCOTUS says anymore. The constitution is the LAW
• There are a minimum of 8 million AR-15's in America, not counting other rifles, shotguns, and pistols. How do you propose on taking them. The largest military in the world tried this in 1776 and failed.
• If you think America has a gun problem now, try confiscating guns from 100 million legal gun owners, you will very clearly understand what a gun problem is in unmistakable terms. Maybe you should think before you tweet
Those are just a very small sample of responses to the Vox article, with very few in support, and quite few daring "come and take them" in one form or another, but it is clear Americans, gun-owners, Second Amendment supports and those that support the constitution, are sick and tired of all the gun-grabbers trying to violate their rights.
The theme is that there will be a bloody civil war if they attempt to "take guns away" from legal and law-abiding gun owners.
Kurt Schlichter over at TownHall has a must-read, outstanding article on "Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too," where he asserts "It’s a matter of terrain, numbers, and morale." Detailing each of his points, with realities that liberal gun-grabbers, the MSM, and Democratic politicians, simply don't seem to be considering in their bid to start a civil war with red Americ He then concludes with following:
Then there’s another factor, an intangible but a crucial one. It’s commitment. The Democrat threat to peace is based on its policies designed to deprive Normal Americans of their right to speak freely, to worship freely, and to defend themselves and their rights with firearms. Make no mistake – millions of Normal Americans are willing to risk death to defend those rights. In fact, many swore to do so when they entered our military and law enforcement. But who is the leftist big talker willing to die to impose the fascist dream of censorship, religious oppression, and disarmament on Normal American citizens? Is the screeching SJW at Yale going to suit up in Kevlar? Is the Vox columnist going to grab a M4? Is the Hollywood poser going to switch her gyno-beanie for a helmet?
No. Hell, we just heard our liberal opponents explaining why a cop shouldn’t be expected to go fight a scumbag murdering kids because it’s scary. America might split apart, but it’s highly unlikely Team Kale n’ Vinyl would fight should their big talk finally push Normal America too far.
Below is an excellent breakdown on what would happen should gun-grabbers push red America into a civil war with blue America.
When liberal pundits, politicians and gun control activists push the hardest for "gun control," it is just their first salvo into "gun confiscation" territory, and the reactions from Second Amendment supporters has been massive sign-ups for groups like the NRA (500,000 new members in one month) and others that support the constitutional rights of Americans, as gun sales start spiking..... in other words, red America starts preparing for war against anyone that thinks they are going to take their guns by force.
I am going to give the last word to one of my Twitter followers, who offered a meme in response to Vox's piece about confiscating Americans' weapons:
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