Time to bury the non-functional authoritarian idea of people control that has been negated by circumstances and technology.
It’s the same pattern every time, within minutes of a mass murder attack, calls for Intergalactic Background Checks or Gun confiscation
are heard throughout the media. To be clear, these repeated assaults
against our common sense civil rights by those who are supposedly ‘Liberal’ are contrary to the very precepts of individual Liberty, but that has become all too commonplace these days.
One should be extremely suspicious of ‘solutions’ that have to be passed in the heat of the moment, on the basis of a ‘serious crisis’.
Were these ‘solutions’ of good quality and worthy of rational support,
they could be discussed in the context of an open debate without the
inclusion of useless emotional appeals.
The fact is the world has passed by the gun grabbers without their notice.
Americans today own an estimated 600 million guns, they also are wise
to the incremental attacks on their fundamental liberties. Advancing
technology and the fact that gun control has never worked have also
contributed to the death of this old tyrannical idea. Finally, this common-sense civil right is an integral part of the truly Liberal philosophy of individual Liberty.
1). Millions of gun owners and millions of guns in circulation make the ultimate gun grabber goal of Confiscation impossible.
A few months ago The Washington Free Beacon ran an analysis using data from a recent poll and census data and determined that ‘Nearly 120 million Americans have a firearm in the home’
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,200 adults found 48 percent of Americans said they or somebody else in their household owned a gun.
The United States Census Bureau estimates there are 249,454,440
adults currently living in America. If the Wall Street Journal/NBC News
survey is accurate, that equates to 119,738,131 Americans with a gun in
In addition, the website ‘WeaponsMan’ ran an analysis of ATF and came up with an estimated 412-660 Million firearms.
2). Gun grabber mendacity over the issue of Liberty Control.
Nothing epitomized the sheer lack of honesty on the part of the gun
grabbers on the nation’s Socialist-Left than statistic supposedly
showing 18 school shootings this year or that the New York Times reported 430 People Have Been Shot in 239 School Shootings.
If they truly had a righteous cause that made sense, they would have no need to lie about it.
The plain fact is that most, if not all people control proposals are
predicated on trust. For example, there really is no justifiable reason
for Intergalactic Background Checks other than to force
citizens to get permission to exercise their Civil rights and as a
precursor to gun confiscation. But the gun grabbers will solemnly attest
that this further infringement will not lead to that obvious end
result. We are supposed to trust them not to use purchase data to create
a registration and confiscation database. Well, they are perfectly
willing to Lie about school shootings as well as other issues, so what
is to stop them from doing so in this case?
3). Gun Control has Never Worked as advertised.
Gun control has never worked – as is most, if not all of the Left’s
Socialist national agenda. There are plenty of examples that range from
Chicago to Caracas. Basic logic will inform those who thoughtfully
consider the issue. People control laws only impact those who obey it anyway.
These are people who don’t really pose a threat, so these impositions
on personal liberty only serve to help criminals and the government.
Of course, a further analysis of these measures would show that they
were never meant to work in the first place. They merely set up the next
infringement without ever solving the problem, as intended.
In recent years the gun grabber set has openly and freely admitted their goal of Gun confiscation – whether they dress it up in euphemisms of ‘Gun buy backs’, Gun bans or merely getting rid of the 2nd amendment. They all mean the same thing.
It should be clear that any proposals to ‘Just do something about guns’ are but precursors to gun confiscation, whether it’s Intergalactic Background Checks or Registration. It’s ‘All or nothing’ with the anti-civil rights crowd, so they get nothing.
4). The Rapidly advancing technologies CNC machine tools and 3D printing will make gun control impossible.
The authoritarian ideas of gun control are almost as old as the guns
themselves. As soon as the common man was able to get a means of
self-defense, potential tyrants tried to keep this from taking place.
Back then, not many had access to the technologies to manufacture their
own weapons. In recent years, this has drastically changed to the point
that almost anyone can manufacture a firearm completely free from
governmental control. Reason recently profiled the pioneers in this field and how it has rendered a death knell to any hope of controlling guns.
For those who may be logically challenged, please try to follow
along: It is becoming easier and easier to make weapons. Thus any
restrictions on our common sense civil will only have an impact on the
innocent. So any future attempts at people control will be negated by
everyone and anyone manufacturing their own without government
interference. But of course, we have outlined this issue on these pages as well.
5). The Common Sense Civil Right of Armed Self-defence is an integral part of the cause of Individual liberty.
There is a reason the Liberal founding fathers set out the Civil
Right of Armed Self-defence at the top of the Bill of rights. They had
just fought and won a war where the possession of the common ‘weapons of war’
was crucial to victory. In fact, the possession of these arms by the
colonials was the spark that set off the American revolution. The
founders knew that the possession of firearms was the only way the new
nation would be able to maintain it’s security. These were the ‘weapons of war’ commonly held by the infantrymen: The ubiquitous AR-15 of today as was the musket of the colonial time period.
The Right to keep and bear arms was also an integral part of the philosophy of individual rights. The right to ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ is meaningless without a self-defense capability.
There also a reason that the Liberal founding fathers used the word ‘unalienable’ – meaning they cannot be taken or given away by the possessor of these rights. In other words, even
if people were persuaded by slick marketing or Leftists, they could not
give up the right to life and by extension, the common sense civil
right of self-defense.
Therefore, it should be quite clear that millions of gun owners,
possessing millions of guns will not fall for Leftist lies or their
fantasy world of safety by disarmament. Furthermore, it should be clear
that advancing technologies and civil rights that cannot be given away
signifies that gun control has metaphorically drawn its last tyrannical
Originally published on the NOQ Report