By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)-“Please do not believe this notion that I’m out to take everyone’s guns away,” Barack Obama pleaded in his Tuesday speech before the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Chicago (watch here).
“Nobody is doing that. We’re talking about common sense measures to make sure criminals don’t get them.”
Actually, plenty of people are doing that, from increasing calls to repeal the Second Amendment to Hillary Clinton asserting the Supreme Court got it wrong when it ruled 2A an individual right, to Hillary and Obama himself entertaining Australian-style “gun control,” which entailed gun bans and government collection of firearms. That’s what “progressives” mean by “common sense measures.”
Next we need to look at who Obama was talking to. The globalist IACP is on record opposing citizen ownership of militia-suitable ammunition, firearms and body armor. They oppose efforts to roll back restrictions on the right to bear arms. They’re for enforcing existing Intolerable Acts, a “no guns” list, waiting periods, and ending private sales. And those are just the cards they’ve shown. For now.
It’s fitting the group met in Chicago, home of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a monopoly of violence fanatic who has condemned gun owners for being politically active, and told them he’s training his guys to shoot first and ask questions later when encountering armed citizens. Bearing in mind that with “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day, we can see how that would be championed as a “common sense gun safety measure.”
So must be this revealing endorsement:
So what does Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez have to say for herself? “We strongly believe we need to strengthen our gun laws,” her spokeswoman told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I don’t think that anybody should be able to own guns,” Alvarez has said.
But nobody’s talking about that, right?
Here’s something else nobody’s talking about: How much “gun control” will be enough?
Every time some monster takes predictable advantage of “No Self-Defense/Predator Enabling Zones,” the “something must be done” blood dancers drown out all hope of truly common sense solutions. Instead they trot out registration of the law-abiding masked as “universal background checks,” and Soviet-style “mental health” schemes, all the while admitting what they’re demanding probably wouldn’t have made a difference in this case – but just wait ‘til next time! And the forehead-slapper here is, that generally results in calls from certain vested interests ostensibly on “our side,” for “compromise.”
That, of course, is a fool’s game, not only because “deals” presume to offer up concessions that aren’t the negotiators’ to make, but also because it presupposes gun-grabbers — happy to make incremental gains before screaming their next set of demands — will ever be satisfied. It makes as much sense as throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of jackals and believing that will fill them up, induce them to go away and leave you alone.
“I don’t believe that he CAN take the guns away but I sure enough believe that he is ‘out’ (strongly desires) to do so,” comment poster “Bad Cyborg” remarked on The War on Guns blog. “It is abundantly clear to me and anybody else who reads what the leftists write that the ultimate goal of all ‘gun control’ is total disarmament of the population in the manner of the subjects of Great Britain.”
Yes, and more, probably along the lines of how RKBA is treated in the People’s Republic of China when it’s all said and done, assuming the gun-grabbers get their way without provoking mass defiance, noncompliance, physical resistance and more. So how about, just so everyone has a clear picture of the end game, the “gun control” advocates define what it will take to satisfy them, and what “laws” must pass for them to not only stop pushing for more, but to join in condemning and resisting new infringements?
Realizing they’re not homogeneous, I’d expect different satisfaction benchmarks for the more tepid groups, like Americans for Responsible Solutions, and others that have even more oppressive demands. Those include the Bradys, Everytown, VPC and the like, all the way up (or down, depending on how you look at it) to Democratic Socialists of America, who like to sing about killing the bourgeoisie with knives and guns while stumping for disarmament.
Since they’re the ones telling us they’re only interested in “common sense” and “safety,” they should specifically and unequivocally define all the “laws” they want to see enacted, at which point they will say “No more,” and use their influence to oppose any organization or politician wanting to go farther.
They won’t of course. And here’s the dilemma — even if they did, key players in the Totalitarian Lobby have proven time and again what liars they are, so why should we believe them?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.