Gun control advocates want to take your guns. They want to disarm you and millions of American gun owners. According to gun control advocates like The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, nonsense! Brady’s jefe Dan Gross and MDA doyenne of disarmament Shannon Watts constantly tell credulous journalists that they support the Second Amendment. Watts “reveals” that her family served in the military and hunted – with guns! If you believe these anti-gun groups, they simply want to make it harder for criminals and crazies to get guns. Not you. It’s a propaganda technique Adolph Hitler christened “die Große Lüge” (The Big Lie). Here’s the bit of Mein Kampf where the future mass murderer describes the concept’s underlying dynamics . . .
. . . in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.
Again, the gun control advocates’ Big Lie: we don’t want to take your guns. We just want “common sense” gun control. Sensible restrictions. Millions of Americans believe this asinine assertion because they don’t believe that Watts and her ilk would dare lie so brazenly. They couldn’t possibly want police to go door-to-door confiscating firearms from [otherwise] lawful Americans, throwing the owners in prison or worse.
TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia aren’t stupid (ipso facto). They know the truth about gun control advocates: they are statists promoting a fascist agenda. And our AI are right there when the mask slips. As it does right here, in the Tallahassee Democrat, when Gerald Ensley [above] declares Stop the insanity: Ban gun.
It’s the guns, stupid.
The shootings Thursday at the Florida State University library. The shootings Saturday in a northwest Tallahassee neighborhood. The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The shooting of Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The shootings at Virginia Tech. The 10,000 senseless shooting deaths that happen every year in this country.
Take away guns and they don’t happen.
Sherman, set the Wikipedia wayback machine for May 18, 1927.
The Bath School bombings (also known as the Bath School disaster) were a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Andrew Kehoe in Bath Township, Michigan, that killed 38 elementary school children and six adults and injured at least 58 other people. Kehoe first killed his wife, firebombed his farm, and detonated a major explosion in the Bath Consolidated School, before committing suicide by detonating a final explosion in his truck. It is to this day the deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history.
And since I’ve evoked Godwin’s Law, while I deplore the 10k “senseless shooting deaths” I also want to point out that American gun rights have prevented tens if not hundreds of thousands of “senseless deaths” via mass murder. Couldn’t happen here? Tell that to the Mexicans. Or the Syrians. Or the Nigerians. Or any disarmed populace.
How is it that the supposed greatest nation on earth refuses to stop the unholy availability of guns?
I’m not talking about gun control. I’m not talking about waiting periods and background checks.
I’m talking about flat-out banning the possession of handguns and assault rifles by individual citizens. I’m talking about repealing or amending the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Ensley’s talking and I’m listening. I’m hearing what gun control advocates aren’t saying – because they’re not stupid enough to break cover, tell the truth and torpedo their civilian disarmament agenda. Is it a coincidence that Ensley uses the same arguments to support his position – there’s no individual right to keep and bear arms, people are too mentally unstable to own guns, civilians aren’t as competent with guns as the police and military – that the Bradys and MDA use to lobby for background checks and banning open carry? I think not.
Gun freaks say if you take away their guns only outlaws will have guns. That’s a chance worth taking. Because if we ban guns, eventually the tide will turn. It might take 10 years or 20 years. Hell, it might take 50 years. But if we make it illegal to own a handgun, eventually there will be no handguns.
Ensley doesn’t really think handguns will magically disappear. (No one’s that dumb.) He would have the State ban the sale, purchase and possession of handguns. An edict they’d enforce the same way the government enforces any law: by force. In other words, at the point of a gun. Imagine the bloodshed. Ensley doesn’t care. And the antis claim gun rights advocates are trigger-happy trolls spoiling for a fight. Go figure.
Those of us who think widespread handgun ownership is insane need to keep speaking up. We need to teach our children handguns are wrong. We need to support any measure that limits their availability — and work to repeal the Second Amendment. We need to keep marching forward until someday this nation becomes civilized enough to ban guns.
One of the frequent refrains of gun freaks about President Obama is “He’s coming for our guns.” Obama never said such a thing. But I will:
We’re coming for your guns. And someday, we’ll take them.
And there you have it. You have been warned.