Gun control is based on racism.

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™.

Gun control:
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.

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It’s also about the very concept of natural rights vs rights provided by the state, but that’s another tome.

And, yes, I used the term “submit” on purpose.

12 Comments!

  1. apotheosis
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

    There’s only two ways you can compel someone do something: with reason, and with force.

    Those who would have us rely on nothing but reason put us at the mercy of those who have no compunctions about using force.

  2. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    Gun control is a 1″ group at 100 yards.

  3. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm |

    ^ With a pistol …
    double-action only …
    offhand …
    using the weak hand …
    wearing gloves …
    in a blizzard …
    etc.

  4. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm |

    I’m not sure about the blizzard.

  5. blindshooter
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm |

    I’ve been using this analogy, What if the damaged youg man who shot up the little kids had instead used a red car to mow them down on the playground? Would we ask everyone to give up red cars? Maybe only red cars with big wheels and full size spare tires? Actually had one anti admit it was a good argument, I was shocked.
    I’ll give up my red car when its pried from my cold dead fingers.

  6. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm |

    Alan,

    If you are not sure of in a blizzard, you are really gonna have trouble with the thing that Doug left out. {…While be shot at, by 1 or more enemies!…} Took ever bit of my willpower to do that in my 1st combat encounter at age 20…and somehow, I aimed at them; no fucking clue how…but after the first one fell, I was blooded and from that moment on, I shot like I had been trained…}

    Training was the key……………………..

  7. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm |

    ^ That’s were we differ, suh.
    I’ve never been shot at.
    That’s not a complaint, mind you.
    I can live without it.

  8. mech
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm |

    Yep, I’ve been having a problem with the websites that have a button labeled “submit”. Conditioning by millimeters, or clicks.

    Headmissy’s selection of “say it don’t spray it” is much more preferable.

    Funny how so little of this info from history is presented in the schools or history books.

  9. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm |

    *standing ovation*

    Well said, DM.

  10. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm |

    Submisssion, eh?
    How well that fits with “Commander Benghazi is a muzzie” theory and all.

  11. idahohunter
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 9:01 am |

    Ban the sale, transfer or gifting. 30 yrs. Misson accomplished. where will they go when you go. Gift them now, with documentation to be held in trust.

  12. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 10:01 am |

    Colonel Jerry SIR. In my career as a Police Officer, I was required to use deadly force once. I’ve never regretted it, and actually enjoyed my forced two weeks off with pay while they decided if it was justified.