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Scared About Gun Violence? Vote Republican, Get A Gun, And Prepare For Self-Defense
The more the left encourages crime and social disintegration, the more the rest of us must prepare to defend ourselves and our families.
Democrats’ rhetoric on guns doesn’t match reality. The “common sense gun control” policies they say they want would just tinker around the edges of the problem of gun violence in general, and not stop mass shootings in particular. Even giving a generous benefit of the doubt to proposals such as an “assault weapons ban” and “closing the gun show loophole,” they would at best marginally reduce the number of mass shootings and their casualties.
For all of their rhetorical Sturm und Drang, such as accusations that Republicans have children’s blood on their hands, Democrats’ proposals would do little to nothing to stop, or even slow down, most mass murderers. Thus, unless they are stupid or faking their moral outrage, the left’s actual gun control agenda is much more radical than they usually claim.
They will use whatever outrage they can gin up to take what they can get now, then push for more. They are not, of course, the only political movement to employ this sort of incremental approach, but they are especially dishonest about it.
Charles Blow of the New York Times recently took the gun control movement to task for this duplicity, along the way admitting what we all know, which is that Democrat efforts to sound moderate on guns are lies. He acknowledges that what they (and he) want is “a nonstop parade of laws, with new ones passed as they are deemed necessary, ad infinitum.”
So yes, they’re coming for your guns. Fortunately, they will likely fail because Americans know we cannot trust the left to protect our families and communities.
Democrats Encouraged Every Policy That Corrupted Our Culture
Gun control is all about displacement. It seeks to scapegoat rural conservatives for the violence that is overwhelmingly a problem of Democratic-supporting urban areas. As Kevin Williamson recently observed:
The gun-control debate is first and foremost a culture-war issue for Democrats. There is a great deal of violent crime in the United States, and that crime is concentrated in big cities over which Democrats enjoy an effective monopoly of political power. The people who commit most of the murders in the United States — and the people who most often die in those murders — check a lot of Democratic-voter demographic boxes.
Gun control is also about blaming the disorder, violence, and nihilism of American life on guns, rather than on a corrupt culture. Having encouraged almost every policy and cultural change that has made America less virtuous and more violent, the left has no idea how to make America peaceful, other than piling more restrictions on guns. Violent crime thrives in Democratic-run cities, and the seeds of nihilistic terrorism perpetrated by mass shooters are most commonly cultivated in the soil of family and social decay.
It is the left that is letting violent criminals out on low, or no, bail. It is the left that excused and even cheered the riots of 2020. It is the left that refuses to secure our borders as lethal rivers of drugs flow into our communities. It is the left that rejoices in the destruction of the traditional family, even as family breakdown leads to more children being poor and abused, and as fatherless boys turn to crime.
It is the left that has torn down the moral wisdom of the ages, and is now trying to build a new morality out of half-baked race and gender theories rooted in third-hand Marxism. It is the left that is more interested in teaching children about gender than geometry.
Vote GOP and Get a Gun
The obvious political response to this deliberate cultural and social destruction is to vote Republican, warts and all. Parents and working families of all races are indeed fleeing the Democratic Party, which has been captured by leftist ideologues.
The next practical personal response to rising crime and cultural disintegration is to prepare to protect yourself, your family, and your community. The 2020 riots sold a lot of guns to normal people who realized their government might not protect them. And many gun owners decided to become dedicated to training for the same reason.
The obvious step after that is to organize. It is possible, even likely, that we are going to see continued increases in both general crime and targeted political violence. Democrats have shown themselves unwilling or unable to restrain crime in general, and the 2020 carnage showed that Democratic leaders will permit rioting left-wing paramilitary groups to destroy neighborhoods and rule cities at night. One need only compare the aggressive prosecutions of those involved in the Capitol riot to the lenient catch-and-release treatment of Antifa thugs to see how the left uses the power of the state to punish its enemies and reward its friends.
Furthermore, the response to the impending Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision has shown that Democrats are happy to sic mobs on their enemies, from Supreme Court justices to churches to crisis pregnancy centers. In response, conservatives should talk with friends and neighbors they can trust about how they might protect each other. Churches, I am sorry to have to say, need to step up their security plans. So do schools, crisis pregnancy centers, and other Christian ministries.
The more the left allows and encourages crime and social disintegration, the more the rest of us must prepare to defend ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Nathanael Blake is a senior contributor to The Federalist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible."
-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown
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Another thing we (gun owners) can do is STOP using the left's terminology.
"Gun Violence" is a leftist/media/anti made up term to demonize guns.
Guns are inanimate objects and cannot, by definition, take on human attributes.
WE need to stop using the term and call them out every time they use it.
The left wants everyone to hate guns. To accomplish this they need to label them and use "catchy" terms/phrases in their emotional rhetoric.
The left will never blame the people for the crimes committed using guns. Why is this???
Well, because THEY created those who use them. Starting with "The Great Society" which destroyed the family and subsidized having children that are left to raise themselves for money. They continued with "entitlements" paying people not to work, but keeping them in poverty so the "children" resort to crime. The left then made heroes out of drug dealers, criminals, degenerates etc, to serve as role models for these children who are near feral.
Next the left dismantled the mental health system and screamed for "community treatment." i.e. drugging the mentally ill and turning them lose on society. Then the left/media/politicians began to celebrate mental illness.
They then changed laws to move the age at which the feral/fatherless/family-less criminals could be tried as adults, creating a new class of criminal who could commit crime without consequence.
Don't think any of this happened by chance. It was/is all planned. Disarming citizens is just one more step toward their plan. THEY will never be satisfied. IF they achieved a total gun ban and confiscation they would not be satisfied.
Always remember: Gun Control is NOT about Guns, its about Control.
WE cannot compromise with the left. They have NEVER compromised. They see not getting everything they want NOW as a compromise. They are patient. They are relentless. They are well funded. They control the education system and have used it to indoctrinate several generations to their agenda.
WE must not give in to them.
Democrat violence - violence nurtured by democrat policies and culture.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - B.Franklin
"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it." L.Tolstoy
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