Now that The New York Times has broken cover and called for gun owners to “give up” so-called assault weapons “for the good of the country,” the rest of the assault media is coming out of the confiscation closet. The LA Times Capitol Journal features an article entitled Lax gun policies are hitting America where it hurts. Reporter George Skelton [above] has penned a post that’s boilerplate pro-gun control. Until he drops this . . .
National Rifle Assn. scare propaganda to the contrary, no one is advocating the confiscation of all weapons. But that’s where we’re headed eventually unless the gunners wake up and compromise on some realistic solutions to the daily slaughter.
Is that a threat or a promise? Either way, Skelton’s willingness to put “that which shall not be named” on the proverbial table proves that gun control advocates are growing desperate.
You could say that’s a good thing; the anti-gun rights crowd realizes they’re losing. Or you could say that’s a bad thing; they realize they’re losing – and they’re willing to do anything to disarm their fellow Americans. Or were they always that way, just less honest about it?
Another solution: A well-funded government buyout program that offers financial incentives for people to dump guns they really don’t care about but are sitting ducks for thieves or accidents.
I’m confused. Are the guns sitting ducks for thieves or the gun owners? Probably not the owners; they’ve got guns. “Spare” ones even. Anyway, we can expect more calls for confiscation. Which are sending gun sales through the roof (one reader reports his local Walmart has been cleaned of all guns and ammo). And a good thing that is too.