Let’s call it what it is.
I think we need to include a new theme when fighting this renewed attack on our liberties.
Ignorant, irresponsible, frivolous, immaterial, and dishonest enemy propaganda has totally warped the argument.
We need to re-establish legitimacy and historical perspective.
Gun control in the US came from Democrat white-supremacist racism; and to some extent, it still is, although it might be the inverted kind of pseudo-Marxist bigotry that’s been so popular with the Progs.
It’s kind’a like Planned Parenthood’s “birth control” movement which was designed to control black population growth. Here again, the history of (D) racism is buried in pursuit of Progness™.
Democrats have always been in favor of it.
This was one reason why the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was written.
After the Civil War, Democrat-controlled States denied freed blacks their right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. That left them vulnerable to violence and intimidation by the Ku Klux Klan (the armed terrorist wing of the Democrat Party).
Only after blacks were able to defend themselves, did that particular tyranny abate.
Gun control is not just about guns, nor is it entirely about control.
It’s about the right to self-defense, and by extension, the right of an individual to take responsible action on his own in his own interest without the approval of some elite overseer acting on the behalf of society as a whole.
After all, this individuality thing could even lead to resistance against one’s overlords instituting the means necessary to the pursuit of greater ends. Individuals must ultimately submit to the greater good by ceding their right to self defense, their right to resist, even their right to complain, when it comes right down to it.
Sure, “gun control” would more-accurately be called “gun-owners control,” but it’s also about submission.
In order for citizens to become subjects, they must be convinced to accept their new overlords for their own good or safety, or for the good of society, or to avoid personal embarrassment.
Yes, voluntarily. That’s so much less bloody than forcing them to submit.
But in any case.