Fear and Bigotry from the Washington Post

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Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)- Fred Hiatt wrote about a “gun free society”.  He tried to repackage his gun grab and call it “gun prohibition”.  He wrapped his anti-rights bigotry in terms of a “mass buyback”.  Fred wants President Barack Obama to issue executive orders and turn gun owners into criminals.  You don’t use executive orders to change a culture; you use executive orders to disarm the US by force.  Fred wants guns to protect Obama’s kids with guns, but not to protect yours.


I immediately noticed Fred’s distortion about violence in the United States.  Fred didn't tell us that 70 percent of our counties won’t have a single murder this year, that fire and water kill more children than guns.  Fred ignored that most of our gun deaths are from suicide.  Fred didn't tell us that the criminals who use a gun are almost always part of a drug gang in a failed Democrat controlled city.  He ignored that the rate of violent crime has fallen while gun ownership has soared.  Let’s take Fred’s ideas to their logical conclusion and look at the gun confiscation he wants.

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First, let me tell you about Fred Hiatt.  He edits the Washington Post editorial page.  He has lived in the seats of political power.  He worked at the Tokyo, Moscow and at the Washington, DC offices for the Post.  Fred says he doesn’t like guns, but he isn’t telling us the whole truth.  Fred likes guns a lot.  I’d say he actually has a serious gun fetish.

Fred Haitt deeply loves guns as long as they are guns he controls.. or thinks he controls.  He loves gun confiscation to disarm civilians.  That isn’t a surprise if you’ve studied history.  Democrats have been disarming minorities since the days of the Ku Klux Klan.  Today, Fred wants armed and armored swat cops to break down doors at some 80 million American homes.  Believe me, the cops won’t bring flowers when they arrive at our door in the middle of the night.  The cops will have to bring lots and lots of Fred’s favorite guns to get the job done.  Fred Haitt thinks it is acceptable if some of us get killed in these dangerous raids.  It is probably more than acceptable; Fred wants some of us to be murdered by the police.  He thinks others citizens will then surrender peacefully.  There is no moral conflict for Fred, since he thinks gun owners are less than human.  It is desirable if some of our children get killed too.. because our children are guilty by association.

This is the same old song with a new voice.  Fascists have often used violence to impose their views on others, “in the name of peace”.  Fred blames today’s gun owners for the necessity of using violence to achieve his political ends.  Fred is interested in what the state needs, and maybe mass public violence is simply necessary for the state to do what the Democrat political elites want done.

The state grows and our freedoms shrink.  Fred is not interested in respecting human rights so we can live together peacefully.  Fred hates it that some citizens have guns and might resist as the state tells us exactly how to live.

Fred loves guns when the guns are controlled by his political palls.  He hates the idea that the US population owns seven guns for every eight citizens.  Fred hates our independence of thought and action.  Guns matter because a disarmed population has no choice but to obey a totalitarian government.  The world of an all powerful state is certainly neat and clean and tidy.. for those in power.. and for their supporters at the Washington Post.

Fred and other fascists always have a rationale why our freedoms needs to shrink and the power of their political elites need to grow.  According to Fred, a gun-free society would be peaceful.  You understand that Fred doesn’t give us examples where that actually happened once guns were banned.  Fred carefully ignores the violent nations where guns are outlawed.  He wants us to ignore today's violent examples like the “gun-free paradise” of Mexico, Venezuela and Jamaica.  Fred didn’t tell you that even Ireland and Russia are more violent than the United States.  Instead, Fred trots out his focus-group tested platitude that “gun prohibition saves lives”.  Some people actually believe it.

Let’s look at the real world and see what would happen once honorable citizens are disarmed.  Criminals never registered their guns in the first place, so criminals won’t be disarmed by the police during Fred’s national gun grab.  You and I will stay home at night behind locked doors because armed criminals will again rule the night.  The weak will again fear the strong.  The few will again fear the many.  That vulnerability and fear isn’t a fault for the anti-gun bigots.  For these fascists, that fear is a cherished feature.  Fear will unify our dependence on the state.

We will have to depend on the state for our safety once we are disarmed.   In Fred’s world, the police are now first responders rather than second responders.  Too bad for us if the state security forces look the other way and something bad happens to political undesirables like us.  We are simply sacrificed to the criminal class once our loyalty to the state is in doubt.  Fred, the nasty fascist, wants us to serve as an example for others.

Fred didn’t tell you about our recent political history of attempted gun control.  He ignored that some US states have already called for mandatory firearms registration.. and failed.  Fred’s paper, the Washington Post, ignored that news, but only 4 percent of the gun owners complied and registered their firearms.  The state government did not press the issue.. and for very good reasons.  The governor realized that most law enforcement officers didn’t register their personal guns either.

That surprised you, didn’t it, Fred.  It turns out that police officers are not fascists.  Cops support limited government and the rule of law.

Let’s say I’m wrong about the police, and let’s ask how 300 thousand law enforcement officers would disarm 100 million gun owners.  It is sad to imagine, but some of the police and Democrat politicians could be injured in these raids.  Where will the police and Democrat politicians go for medical help once the doctor hears that his brother has been arrested?  Where will the Sheriff’s deputy and his family buy groceries once the deputy has killed the brother of the store clerk?  Where will the police officer’s children go to school once the teacher’s child was murdered in a raid at the wrong address?  I don’t know, and Fred Haitt doesn’t tell us.

Where will the sheriff and the mayor live with their families once they have broken the bonds of honor that bind honest citizens to the government they elect?  Maybe the Washington Post won’t report those stories so we’ll never hear about them from the state-controlled press.  After all, once you’ve violated one constitutional right you might as well violate them all.

As for me, I want to defend all human rights.  I want an armed populous so the US government does not resort to force.. again.

This is personal for me.  In my city, we put thousands of citizens on the street to honor a murdered policeman.  I like honorable men and women, both those in or out of uniform.  That would change once cops start to serve politicians rather than citizens.  Where will the cops live once they start kicking-in doors?  Fred Hiatt never says.

Fred is simply an anti-gun bigot wrapping his gun fetish in erudite language.  Let’s call the nasty fascist what he really is.

About Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog.   He co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast.  He is also an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Fred isn’t the only one over at the Washington Post who are Bloomberg’s cuckolds. Another one there just wrote a story about the licensed concealed carry holder who lawfully shot an armed robber during the commission of his crime, and said the poor felon was “gunned down”. He even went so far as to interview the robber’s family! The criminal wasn’t “gunned down”, he was shot in self-defense, and in defense of freedom.

Clark Kent
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Where, exactly, are the ‘plenty of doors’ the police are kicking in? How does Darren know about predicting police behavior? Is he a fortune teller?


If he wants to live in a gun-free society, there is no shortage of them to choose from.

THIS one isn’t, and will not be.

Joe W.
Joe W.

I do not know what law enforcement is like in the rest of the country, but in MN, they are great people doing a very difficult job with not support from the POTUS while being vilified. Locally we had a Law Enforcement appreciation event two Fridays ago and there was way over 1,000 there in attendance. Great event.


Not a bad article. One thing. Morse wrote “Where will the sheriff and the mayor live with their families once they have broken the bonds of honor that bind honest citizens to the government they elect?” & “…once cops start to serve politicians rather than citizens. Where will the cops live once they start kicking-in doors?” News flash, the bonds are already broken, cops are kicking down plenty of doors. Why haven’t you turned against the govt yet, Mr. Morse? Just because a few cops have chosen not to enforce some gun laws doesn’t make them good guys. Given time… Read more »