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Students in formation as a gun during a gymnastics display in Pyongyang, North Korea in 2007. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

Students in formation as a gun during a gymnastics display in Pyongyang, North Korea in 2007. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

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Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Well, it’s nothing especially new in the realm of anti-gun propaganda, but the Washington Post “Morning Mix” section on Thursday reprinted yet another screed by a big city newspaper against U.S. gun culture.

The reprinted article followed a template familiar to anyone who is engaged in the gun debate in America.

  • It reminded readers of past highly-publicized gun crimes.
  • It depicted President Obama shouting himself “hoarse” over the need for action on gun control.
  • It made the expected public health analogies, calling gun-related crimes an intractable “malignant tumor.”
  • It indicated that no place in the U.S. is free of firearms, be it “campuses of universities and high schools, department stores and even churches.”

Picking up a thread heavily promoted by Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action franchise, it warned parents that “even children brandish guns,” and cited two incidents in which a young child accidentally shot a sibling.

And, with typical disregard of declining rates of violent crime and firearm accidents, it claimed that “social uneasiness is growing day by day among Americans” because of gun-related crime.  Indeed, the paper warned, no American can escape the “uneasiness and horror” caused by guns.

Yes, we’ve seen it all before, and it didn’t paint a pretty picture of America or the American people. You’d almost think the author believes Americans are too savage and unruly for self-government and certainly for any sort of liberty that demands discretion and good judgment.  As with all these sorts of articles, it implicitly pointed the way to a brighter future: civilian disarmament and a tighter reign over the American people by their betters in government.

The Post, of course, was inclined to agree.  Its introduction to the reprint cited, with apparent admiration, the low firearm ownership rate amongst civilians in the jurisdiction where the editorial was written: .06 guns per 100 people.  Meanwhile, the nationwide U.S. rate, the Post reported, is closer to 100 firearms per 100 people. The Post also noted recent attempts by the locale where the editorial was written to tighten its own firearm laws, including laws governing their registration, storage, use, and prohibition.

Like we said, we’ve seen it all before, and so has anyone who’s read gun-bashing editorials in any big-city American newspaper.

Only this time, the editorial wasn’t originally published in a U.S. city.  It was published by a state newspaper in Pyongyang, North Korea.  You can read it here for yourself.

North Korea, we need not remind you, is the place where the ruling authorities are said to execute rivals with flamethrowers or have them eaten alive by starving dogs (accusations the Post article at least acknowledged).  It is the gun-free paradise where, according to Human Rights Watch, “Arbitrary arrest, lack of due process, and torture are pervasive problems.”  That’s not all, according to the watchdog group: “There is no independent media, functioning civil society, or religious freedom.  Government policies have continually subjected North Koreans to food shortages and famine.”

We’re certainly not anywhere close to these conditions in the U.S., thankfully.  Yet in his views on gun policy, at least, North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un has no shortage of kindred spirits right here in America.

Many reasons, of course, exist for the disaster that is North Korea, just as many reasons exist for the comparatively peaceful, prosperous, and free nation that is the United States.  No one factor explains the differences between the two nations.  But when people in this country tell you that Americans would be better off moving in the direction of North Korea’s approach to gun control, consider whether any of the 25 million North Koreans wouldn’t gladly accept the worst of what newspapers claim about the United States, for a taste of American freedom.

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  • 7 User comments to “Editorial Describes America Through the Eyes of an Anti-Gunner”

    1. VT Patriot on May 12, 2014 at 8:09 PM said:

      I can’t see anything wrong with this story. I think it’s great that No Korea has so few citizens shooting citizens. Just leaves a lot more targets for the regime. Wouldn’t it be great here if no-one had guns (.o6%)so obozo and Co. could take us all out if we disagree with him.

    2. J C Carter on May 12, 2014 at 10:42 PM said:

      Actually, what is causing “social uneasiness” is the never-ending stories of gun horrors using falsified “facts” that any interested citizen could discover by simply looking at the stats on fbi.gov and cdc.gov, both of which keep statistics on gun related crimes and deaths by firearms. These socialists depend on the theory that any lie, told often enough, becomes the truth. They know that they can gain a following by playing on peoples emotions while hiding the truth because their hogwash cannot stand under scrutiny. They don’t care about what really puts a deep dent in crime and reduces accidental injuries and death. Instead, they fight the very organizations that work so hard to stop violent crime and empower citizens. The Founding Fathers had it right. The real agenda of the anti-gun crowd is clear and simple: If you take away our ability to defend ourselves, you can take away everything we have. They are getting closer every day because many believe it could never happen in America. Time to wake up America.

    3. TSgt B on May 13, 2014 at 7:50 AM said:

      I spent approximately one and a half years in South Korea, and the people I met there were not only very friendly, honest, hardworking, family oriented God-fearing souls, but also a people I would fight for, as my military predecessors did. The north on the other hand, not so much, although I would fight for the Freedom of the North Korean people without hesitation.

      Everybody thinks that what North Korea is can’t happen here, but I never thought we’d have a “president” that can’t tell the truth about anything, and badmouths this nation at every occasion, either.

      We would be well served to study the works of the Founders, now more than ever.

    4. DURABO on May 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM said:

      All Communist dictators, including Comrade Dear and Glorious Ruler, Barack Hussein the Magnificent. want their subjects disarmed. We should not be surprised at Kim’s propaganda photo.

    5. Jesse Scott on May 13, 2014 at 8:39 AM said:

      The reason the US isn’t North Korea is because we have heavily armed citizens who are not fearful of their government.

    6. Oh come on, I think you guys are just picking on our dear leader. After all it could not happen here. Sure that little experiment with American internment of Japanese citizens promoted by President Roosevelt (democrat) and pushed hard by influential Earl Warren who was the Attorney General of California (democrat) and who later became Chief Justice of the United states was just kidding around.

    7. I watched an incident of road rage where a woman ran another off the road and both vehicles were wiped out and women had minor injuries.Did anyone else see it on leftist media,or hear any calls to out law cars which kill thousands more then guns on a daily basis.Every aspect of this administrations agenda is total control.Climate change,armed government agencies,common core etc.The bottom line is population control in whatever way it can be done so that the elites can have their high life styles as they destroy the rest of us.If God doesn’t act,well then all is lost.

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