By Lee Williams
On Monday throughout Kabul, teams of Taliban terrorists started going door-to-door searching for our former allies, young girls and, of course, personally owned firearms.
Our allies were disappeared. Their fate was sealed. Some have been shot, hung and beaten to death. Their bodies usually turn up on a dusty road several days after they were taken for their families to bury.
The girls — including many under 12 — are forced to marry Taliban terrorists. That’s rape. Today, the streets are completely devoid of females of any age.
All personal weapons the terrorists find are confiscated. Anyone who balks receives the Taliban’s usual response to its critics: 7.62x39mm.
The Taliban justified their weapon confiscation policy by claiming people no longer need firearms for personal protection, an Taliban official said.
#Russia‘s state TV is reporting that all TV channels in #Afghanistan that formerly featured various entertainment programs are now broadcasting solely Taliban news and the reading of the Koran. The Taliban started to confiscate all weapons from civilians. pic.twitter.com/6mBfTp7g2u
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 16, 2021
“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians,” the official told Reuters.
The Taliban are not the first gun-grabbers to cite need as a reason for firearm confiscation. Joe Biden has been citing it nearly every time he mentions guns:
- “No one needs an AR-15 – period. We have to get these weapons of war out of our communities,” Biden tweeted in February last year.
- “There’s no reason someone needs a weapon of war with 100 rounds, 100 bullets that can be fired from that weapon. Nobody needs that. Nobody needs that,” Biden said April 8, during a speech in the Rose Garden.
- “No one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds, unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something,” Biden said June 23.
- “Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government. If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons,” Biden said June 23.
Throughout history, one of the first acts every oppressive regime makes after seizing power is to ban personal firearm ownership. It’s a standard tactic that prevents an outraged populace from fighting back and deposing their authoritarian overlords.
Gun bans and firearms confiscation were the rule in the Soviet Union and its satellite countries, Communist China, Germany, Cuba, Venezuela and more.
In the United States, the Second Amendment prohibits the government from seizing our firearms, at least for now, but the Biden-Harris administration is waging an all-out assault on our gun rights. They want to ban ARs and other popular means of self-defense, in addition to outlawing common accessories. These actions will turn millions of law-abiding gun owners into felons, overnight.
As you watch the horrific images coming out of Kabul, keep in mind that this is what can happen to an unarmed populace – any unarmed populace.
The Second Amendment doesn’t mention hunting, even if deer are wearing Kevlar vests, and it certainly doesn’t mention need. It was written to ensure that what’s happening in Afghanistan can never happen here. It’s meant to protect Americans from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 18, 2021
When you see the pictures of young Afghan women shot to death for not wearing a burqa, or girls forced to marry terrorists four times their age, or former Afghan soldiers hanging from street lights, you should thank God we have the right to defend ourselves and our families, and you should consider why any politician would want to rob us of that God-given, constitutional right.
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