“Doesn’t it sound logical? Doesn’t it sound safe?”
Those words — prohibition, mass buyback, gun-free society — are what Hiatt says the NRA has rendered “unmentionable.” And so he believes its time American citizens take them back and leave being armed to the professionals …
A society without guns is not something we have to try to imagine, if you really want to see what it would be like just look back in time just before the invention of guns – to a time in which only the “professionals” were capable of using the state-of-the-art weaponry: swords and archery.
By ‘capable’ I mean proficient, skilled and effective. Because swords and bow/arrows can be wielded by anyone with two hands but take years of training and practice to master; that is, when the authority allows one the time to do so.
Before the gun, only the “professionals” – who were hired, supplied, fed and housed by the authorities - had the time to train and practice. Everybody else was too busy surviving harsh living conditions, most of which were perpetuated by those same authorities.
Then came the gun. A weapon that could be picked up and effectively employed by practically anyone – first try. It equalized the average citizen with the authorities’ “professionals”.
Major game changer.
It’s no coincidence that at about the same time, democracy became in style.
Advocates of gun free society are actually advocating the return of ruled society. The constant push for ‘gun control’ is by people who wish to rule and know that armed citizens are dang near impossible to control.
Geller and other conservatives are painfully aware that in the parlance of the Left, “violent extremism” refers to conservatives and other patriotic Americans.
If you are opposed to enlarging the redistributive state and spreading the wealth around then by definition you’re a potential terrorist. If you’re a conservative or a libertarian, if you believe in gun rights or don’t support abortion rights or an immigration amnesty, if you don’t like high taxes or welfare programs or if you dare to believe that the Constitution actually limits the power of the government, you’re at risk of turning to terrorism.
All of this brings to mind the jarringly strange thing then-Senator Obama said on the campaign trail in October 2008.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist – they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism – with a boot in the neck. The Communist boot is almost always ultimately necessary – because people eventually figure out Socialism stinks on ice, which is why so many peaceful Socialist experiments end up as Communist totalitarian regimes. See: Orwell, George.
Know why Democrat National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz can’t distinguish between a Democrat and a Socialist? Because they are indistinguishable.
Reich and his ilk dropped Net Neutrality on the economy balloon and watched an unexpected bubble arise that benefits the companies Reich says are overly-benefitted and should be broken down. Whiplash-inducing, is it not?
Reich the Wiser couldn’t see that coming? No, because Reich doesn’t understand economics. Or government. Or government’s effects on economics.
Socialism officially doesn’t work.
The Religion of Peace is about helping children get ahead in life.
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The reality, of course, is that most of them want to make all guns illegal, but they know that it is political poison to say so, so instead they flounder about with aimless generalities that, by their own admission, would not have prevented the very tragedies they are attempting to make political hay out of. And in the end, the American people are largely wise to the notion that evil cannot be contained with “sensible gun control” legislation, and sends politicians who are ignorant of this fact on their way.
Thankfully for us, Hillary Clinton hasn’t gotten this memo yet.
From the comments:
Ask yourself which not-requiring-Congress administrative action to “end gun violence” Hillary is noodling up which completely escaped Obama’s attempt to do a cram down.
“there can be restrictions in the very end of…the 3rd trimester.”
The end of the third trimester is birth.
Think for a moment what the Democratic Party has given America: A sitting U.S. president who once advocated for straight-up infanticide, a former First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State who wants to be president that believes abortion should be legal up to birth, and an entire Congressional caucus that defends an abortion provider who has been repeatedly shown to sell the body parts of dead children for profit.