By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Educators should not have to fear being shot at work. Parents should not have to fear their children not returning home from school,” Michael Bloomberg’s oxymoronically-named Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America bleated in a blood-dancing post exploiting Monday’s murders and suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. “And, in the most dangerous country in the developed world when it comes to gun violence against women, no one should have to live in fear of armed domestic abusers.”
They’re selling helplessness and fear. And lies, of course, as relatively high rates in domestic urban pockets with high criminal populations are used to taint the entire national pool. And the “developed world” canard is based on selective ‘data” that purposely omits countries like Mexico and Russia, with higher gross domestic products, economic complexity and literacy rates than many “included” countries – along with higher murder rates and more “gun controls” than the U.S.
“Our volunteers and gun violence survivors will not rest until our leaders put our children's safety first and help to change the culture of gun violence in this country,” the post assures us.
Note what it didn’t say? What additional laws they want. They’re intentionally vague because they know they can offer no specifics, especially when you consider the murders happened in a “gun-free zone” in “top-rated” California. And they’re not ready to take off the mask and admit what they really want is a total state monopoly of violence.
Because what else could they want that's not already in place there?
“Domestic violence” gun bans? They’re in effect, both at the federal and state levels. Ditto for restraining orders, to include “former dating partners” who may or may not have been jilted and have an axe to grind, and due process be damned. About all that’s left is to add rejected Facebook friends to the list of eligible disgruntled snitches.
So-called “assault weapon” bans? California’s got ‘em. And magazine limitations and bans. And ammo control. And an approved handgun list. And one-gun-a-month. And background checks. And safety certificates. And waiting periods. And registration. And no open carry. And ”may issue” concealed carry at the discretion of the sheriff or police chief who must agree there is “good cause”, which in most urban areas still means “may not” (unless the applicant is connected).
But the MILMs know they can get away with being vague, because their useful idiot followers have all swallowed the helpless fear hook, and are reliably reacting with emotion instead of knowledge.
Thus we see inane comments like:
- “Every time I instruct my students through an intruder drill, I want to vomit.” Maybe someone ought to tell this “teacher” the Illinois State Police have already suggested that as a defensive strategy.
- “Picket gun stores in your neighborhoods if you know that they are selling guns illegally,” another cud-chewer offers, clearly ignorant as to what an FFL needs to do to demonstrate compliance, and stay in business and out of jail. If stores are letting guns “walk,” historically ATF has been calling the shots.
- Another “progressive” moron (but I repeat myself) was quick to put his kneejerk prejudice on display before any facts were in and blame “white males.” When it was pointed out the killer and his wife were black, rather than doing the honorable thing and admitting he had hit the wrong target, he simply deleted his comment to hide his tracks.
There are plenty more stupid inputs, moderated of course to amplify the PR firm-maufactured narrative, but the bottom line is, Bloomberg’s Moms, the Bradys, Gun-Grabby Gabby and the lot are relying on spooked herds in order to get away with their sleight of mind con job. Who else would be ignorant enough to let a billionaire control freak (whose armed bodyguards accompany him to places where even police don’t have guns) swindle them out of their fundamental rights – and make them “feel” like he’s doing it for them?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.