Our Founding Fathers knew the score: tyrannical governments disarm the populace to prevent opposition. Once they have achieved that goal, they increase their tyranny. Hence the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting Uncle Sam from infringing on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. Despite this crystal clear protection, our history is littered with examples of civilian disarmament and its inevitable outcome, from the slaughter of native Americans to slavery’s outrage, to Japanese-American internment, to oppressive regimes in urban enclaves where gun control still reigns. For example . . .
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced growing criticism last fall over the city’s handling of police shootings, Chicago Police Department officials laid plans to have undercover officers spy on protest groups, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
The police department already had been monitoring the actions and online postings of protest groups in the aftermath of the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri.
Then, in October, the records show Ralph Price, the police department’s top lawyer, signed off on a plan to send undercover cops to “monitor” meetings of four additional groups. They included Black Lives Matter activists, as well as churches and philanthropic organizations.
Gun control. Police spying. And, lest we forget, torture.
Gun control advocates are incapable of connecting the dots. Worse, members of Chicago’s black community also seem incapable of making this connection — despite the fact that America’s gun control laws were born of racism.
The truth about guns remains exactly as it was when the Bill of Rights was signed on December 15, 1791: disarming Americans creates a permanent underclass, ripe for exploitation by power-hungry pols and their enforcers. Chicago is still paying the price for trampling on its residents’ gun rights. And will continue to do so for decades to come.