Say What? Gun Control Advocates Try to Change the Language of Crime

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Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- As a cabinet level official in the Obama administration, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both reflected and informed the regime’s values and tactics, some of which she has carried forward into her own campaign for the White House.

This includes careful and selective use of language to fulfill the Obama imperative to “punish our enemies” and “reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us”. And just as Obama pledged to fundamentally transform the United States of America, he and Clinton are fundamentally transforming the English language to reorient the public on “issues that are important” to their shared agenda of gun control.

For fans of history or literature, this will come as no surprise. The totalitarian regime in George Orwell’s novel 1984 provides the roadmap that Obama and Clinton are now following. “Whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth,” an apparatchik tells a political prisoner. “It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party.”

Hillary Clinton has been very specific about labeling the NRA (and by extension, the millions upon millions of law-abiding Americans it represents) as her “enemy.” She has also likened NRA to “the Iranians or the Communists” and insisted that pro-gun advocates “hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

But the NRA represents law-abiding gun owners. What about the criminals who intentionally hurt people with firearms?

Acknowledgement that crime is a product of human choice and behavior is becomingly increasingly unfashionable for many in Hillary Clinton’s party. Clinton-speak even allows for the concept of criminal-free violent crime.  During a Democratic primary debate in Brooklyn on April 14, for example, Clinton asserted, “Well, the facts are that most of the guns that end up committing crimes in New York come from out of state.”

Guns don’t commit crime, Madame Secretary.  Criminals do.

Just this week, though, the Obama administration doubled down on Clinton’s logic by insinuating that even the terms “delinquent,” “criminal,” or “convict” are now passé. On April 25, the Obama Justice Department announced a $1.75 million initiative to “Help Justice-Involved Youth Find Jobs and Housing.” Someone merely reading the headline could be forgiven for thinking that meant the administration was trying to recruit young people into careers in law enforcement … or maybe even the type of “community organizing” for “social justice” that launched Obama’s own public persona. The press release, however, makes clear that the justice-involved youth are actually people who have broken the law early in life and are reintegrating into society after serving a term in “juvenile justice facilities” or in a state or federal prison.

This follows a similar rebranding of lawbreakers by the gun control group Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (which, if its name reflected its true make-up and mission, would be called San Francisco Lawyers Trying to Prevent Gun Ownership). As we reported in March, that group similarly insists that preventing urban gun violence necessitates replacing characterizations like “gang members, thugs, or predators” with the more mild sounding terms “clients, individuals, and fellow community members.”

There’s nothing wrong with trying to prevent violence or give offenders who wish to turn around their lives the opportunity to do so.

But any honest discussion of gun-related crime must include the notion of criminals committing volitional acts. Smearing NRA and portraying guns as acting independently, while ignoring or diminishing the culpability of people who actually pull the trigger, isn’t a way to advance the debate. It’s a way to avoid it.

Obama and Clinton invest heavily in semantics because they’re short on facts to support their positions. That’s how NRA members become associated with terrorists and convicted lawbreakers become associated with justice.

But whatever sort of linguistic gymnastics they might use to bamboozle the public, the American voter still gets the last word in November.

About the NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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thebronx103

Well of course they want to re-brand criminals, predators, and thugs as individuals, and fellow members of society. How else would Hilde-beast and fellow Dumbocrats be able to make the claim that we now live in Liberal land, home of unicorns and 6 foot fluffy lovable blue bunnies, with streets paved in candy canes and marshmallow clouds and where criminals don’t exist anymore . . . Come on, doesn’t that sound nice?

Lou

OK, I agree with everything you say in this article.
My question is,…. Why are you sharing this with me? 99.999% of everyone who reads this Blog are avidly against Hillery becoming President. There’s literally no one here to convince not to vote for her.
Now, if you somehow figure a way to have this article printed in the New York Times, and the Washington Post, then you would be really helping.
Might I suggest that you try prayer as a way of accomplishing this.

Wild Bill

Well, Lou, if this article were printed in the NYSlimes or the Washingroom Post, then I’d never get a chance to read it. True, I don’t need convincing, but I found the article interesting.

Whodaty

Want to spread the counter arguments for loss of 2A rights? Take the good info here and post it to your social media sites, if you do that stuff. Or forward by e-mail to your family and friends, if you do the E-thing. Or, print the dang thing off (….would be nice if there was a “print” function for articles that would print it without all the extraneous art work other than the header to give Ammoland credit, AND without the pop-up ” You May Also Like” window on top of the text. Don’t you just hate pop-ups? I sure… Read more »

Steven Tobacco

Our communists have looked at the lumpenproletariat and found them to be a rich vein to be mined for votes and power. If you doubt that a Maoist style violent cultural revolution couldn’t happen here, well todays criminal is tomorrows Red Guard.

Bandit

One thing the people should remember is that clintoon said back in 93 that guns were and are alive and that she saw one get up walk around and then fire itself off, she said that on larry king live one night. Do we really need a person that is so delusional that she thinks guns are alive and able to walk around and commit these crimes, this is why she as been saying that it is the guns that are committing the and not the criminals. All the DEMONCRATS think the same way to the point that they think… Read more »