The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

By Roger J. Katz, Attoney at Law

The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement
The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement
Arbalest Quarrel
Arbalest Quarrel

New York, NY -(Ammoland.com)- The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms’ ownership and possession.

This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently.

But, the antigun movement’s actions belie its blunt denial.

Realization of the movement’s goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people to keep and bear arms – a right expressed clearly and cogently, succinctly and indelibly, in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Yet, if there exist any residual doubt as to the import of that right, the U.S. Supreme Court laid such doubt to rest in the 2008 Heller and 2010 McDonald decisions.

In Heller the Supreme Court held;

 “the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.” This right, the high Court maintains, operates as a constraint on the federal government. The question subsequently arose, in McDonald, whether the Heller holding applies to the States as well. The high Court held that it did, asserting, clearly, categorically, unequivocally, “the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller. 

Brady Campaign's Dan Gromsman with race baiter Jessie Jackson & Radical-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger protest your individual right to keep and bear arms.
Brady Campaign's Dan Gromsman with race baiter Jessie Jackson & Radical-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger protest your individual right to keep and bear arms.

Still, the antigun organizations, and many lower courts amenable to their views, resist Heller and McDonald, and continue to advance strategies altogether inconsistent with the High Court’s holdings. The arguments – actually rationalizations – for more and more restrictive gun measures may be distilled to the following: one, no one needs a gun because the police will protect you; two, curtailing civilian gun ownership precludes gun violence and gun accidents; three, civilized people don’t want guns and are repulsed by them; four,since no one can know who, among the population, will go off “half-cocked” – presenting a danger to self or others – it is best to curtail civilian gun ownership and possession; five, the Second Amendment is obsolete; no other Country has anything like it, and the U.S. shouldn’t either. These five arguments are a ragbag of elements gleaned from utilitarian ethics, psychology, sociology, politics, economics, and even aesthetics. But they all embrace one central tenet: governmental control of the American public.

The antigun movement does not recognize the sanctity and autonomy of the individual, which is the linchpin of the Bill of Rights. Rather, the antigun movement sees each individual American as a random bit of unharmonious energy, running hither and yon – an individual who is likely to harm self or others unless appropriately constrained for his or her own good and for the good of the greater society. A firearm in the hands of a civilian lessens government’s ability to control that individual. Ergo, the government must keep the two – firearm and individual – separated.

What NRA works to keep conjoined, antigun groups wish to sever and keep disjoined.

As the antigun movement works incessantly, inexorably toward its ultimate goal, the movement invariably butts up against the NRA, which the movement routinely and pejoratively refers to as the “gun lobby.” But, the antigun movement refrains from referring to itself as the “antigun lobby.” Now, lobbying activities are protected speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and NRA is open about its lobbying efforts on behalf of its millions of members. Yet the antigun movement cloak’s its own lobbying activities and blatantly panders to the U.S. President. President Obama, for his part, has not shied away from using the power of his Office to further the agenda of the antigun movement through issuance of executive actions, and he has formally announced, in January of 2016, his intention to do so.

Now, Congress, under Article 1 of the Constitution, has sole authority to make law. The question is whether Obama’s antigun measures operate within the framework of existing Congressional firearms laws, as he claims, or operate beyond the boundaries of existing law. That Congress might obtain some resolution of that question, U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., Chairman of the Subcommittee On Commerce, Justice and Science, requested Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appear at a hearing, held on January 20, 2016, to discuss the President’s recent executive actions.

Senator Shelby made abundantly clear that the President does not have the authority to tell Congress what it must do. But the President has done just that, using the mechanism of executive directives, crafted by the Attorney General, herself, to conduct an “end-run” around Congress. The President isn’t asking Congress and the American people for permission to do what he wants to do. He is telling Congress and the American people what he’s going to do and cajoling both Congress and the American people to get on board with his game plan. That is extreme hubris.

If the antigun movement is able to harness the Office of the President to craft its own laws to further a personal agenda, in defiance of both Congressional legislation and U.S. Supreme Court decision, then the Constitution is belittled and the Republic is endangered.

You Can Keep Your Guns
You Can Keep Your Guns

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chris
chris
4 years ago

What? You were not smart enough to do that on your own and needed a Gov’t hand out?

Robert Powell
Robert Powell
4 years ago

cockroaches like soros,jessie jackson,bk o’bummer nancy plousy harry reid,and most of the REPUBLICRATS without a doubt have been drinking stalin’s kool-aid….the communist media in all its glory has given the american voters the finger. they think that the machine will protect them…the first thing the new president should do is cancel the license of the leftist media broadcast stations..then clean out the vermin that are infesting washington d.c. all of the lobby’s that under-mine the system with all of THE BACKROOM-BEDROOM deals that has been a standard procedure in government for way to long.. IT IS HIGH TIME THE AMERICAN… Read more »

Stupid Liberal Socialist Commie
Stupid Liberal Socialist Commie
4 years ago

I’ve been waiting for 7 years for Obama to take my guns. But all I got was a job, healthcare, and marriage equality.

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

Is there a better reason to restore and grow the original non-civilian military organization: the well-regulated militia?

dee
dee
4 years ago

It’s much worse than this. If you look at countries like the UK you will understand that the ultimate goal is to dissuade you from any kind of self defence.
Crime will become solely an administrative matter dealt with by the police and the law abiding citizens will become a nation of Ghandis.

David
David
4 years ago

There is more to the anti-gun movement then meets the eye. The goal is not simply the elimination of firearms as that is merely a single part of their plan. They want the government to have total control over our lives. Guns are a big part of that plan and they have been extremely successful on that front. Sure, we have the Heller decision, which still left the door open for regulation of firearms (something not allowed by the Constitution) but it isn’t enough. Just look at how many gun shops have been put out of business and most of… Read more »

Andrew Nappi
Andrew Nappi
4 years ago

The intent of the 14th Amendment was very narrow in scope. It was never the intent of its authors or ratifiers for it to incorporate the first or second amendments against the states. This is proven conclusively by Raoul Berger in his classic Government by Judiciary. Gun owners go beserk when hearing this because today every jot and tittle regarding firearms is “Second Amendment Rights!” This is the real and ultimate federal trap. As late as 1894 in Miller v Texas, SCOTUS correctly reasoned the Second only applied to the federal government and not the states. A full 26 years… Read more »

ChicagoGuy
ChicagoGuy
4 years ago

NRA is controlled opposition per the Bolsheviks. Look at what NRA does, not what they say. In Illinois NRA did nothing for 40 years because they were afraid of Mayor Daley. After grassroots activists like Major John Birch and Concealed Carry, Inc. pushed for concealed carry when IL State Rifle Association and NRA sat back, they finally recruited Otis McDonald for the lawsuit against Chicago. A black man made a better face for NRA. When the U.S. Federal Appeals Court in Chicago struck down IL’s concealed weapons statute in 2012, NRA state lobbyist Donald Todd Vandermyde fell all over himself… Read more »

Chuck
Chuck
4 years ago

This is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. The NRA is not the whole gun lobby. There are tens of millions of other Americans who belong to other gun groups or no gun groups who own guns or don’t own guns, but are very pro-gun. This is what the democrats, gun grabbers, and liberal press is going to find out when the polls close in 2016. If Trump is out best bet, he is going to get most of these votes no matter if the republicans nominate him or not.

James A. "Jim" Farmer
James A. "Jim" Farmer
4 years ago

Be sure to view online Curtis Bower’s “Grinding Down America” video. Also, seriously consider what The John Birch Society in Appleton, Wisconsin at http://www.jbs.org and http://www.thenewamerican.com, respectively has been warning us now for decades. At the JBS web-site you can view both “Overview Of America” and “Call him (Mr. Welch) correct.” JPFO, Inc. at http://www.jpfo.org also has much vast information available. As does the Constitution Party of Oregon at http://www.constitutionpartyoregon.net. The JBS, JPFO, Inc. and CP of Oregon are all NRA affiliated. I agree the majority of the time with the NRA even subscribing to their monthly periodical: America’s First… Read more »

Rich
Rich
4 years ago

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall… Read more »

OregonBuzz
OregonBuzz
4 years ago


We were warned quite some time ago.
“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” Janet Reno, former Attorney General in the Clinton Administration.
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms; history shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected people to carry arms have prepared their own fall.” Adolph Hitler