Gun Control, America’s Grown Weary…

By John Farnam

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Gun Control, America's Grown Weary…
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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any moment.” ~ Huey Newton

The progressively frustrated cry for forced disarmament of Americans:

In the wake of the recent attempted murder of Republican politicians by a leftist ideologue, one might have expected the ususal panicked petition by liberals for, once again, the forced confiscation of all privately-owned firearms in America (much like what happened in Australia a decade ago, in the UK shortly after the end of WWI, and in CA currently).

For leftists/liberals, forced confiscation of privately-owned firearms may take place all at once, or in small, lying steps, but their end-goal is always the same. In fact, when each “small step” fails to reduce violent crime (of course, such “small steps” are cynically designed to fail), liberals will ever whine, “We didn’t go far enough,” setting the stage for the next “small step.”

All so predictable!

In any event, lately, and particularly this time, their worn-out, “ Guns-are-ishey,” siren-song is falling upon deaf ears!

In fact, so unpopular is the bromidic notion of universal gun confiscation, few Democrats are now even bringing it up, at least in public.

Even our liberal media is only lukewarm this time, a genuine departure from their customary vile, rabid, gun-hating diatribes.

It strikes me that liberals, in and out of the media, have finally caught-on that Americans are bored with them, and their ever-so predictable far-left dogma, maybe even a little annoyed!

Perhaps Americans have finally grown weary of being told by liberals that we are too stupid to own guns.

Perhaps Americans have plainly seen the blatant hypocrisy of heavily-armed, liberal politicians, and liberal media personalities pseudo-sanctimoniously (and oh-so condescendingly) dictating to the rest of us, from their ivory towers, that we don’t “need” guns!

Perhaps, despite being assured by liberals that it is all just our imagination, Americans are justifiably frightened of Islamic terrorists, and we desperately want effective means of unilaterally defending ourselves.

If they were smart, Democrats would drop this red herring once and for all. But, as with all leftists, their personal vanity won’t permit any species of repentance. They would rather die than admit they’re wrong, or are even capable of being wrong!

“Without your rifle, you are nothing, worthless. You are waiting for death, any minute, any second.” ~ Aron Bielski, WWII Jewish Resistance Fighter in Eastern Europe

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
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don
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don

Maybe democrats are finally learning that gun owners vote to protect their gun rights. That is why I will never ever vote for any democrat for any office.

Bill N.
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Bill N.

It seems to me I read one of the first congressional remarks about the Alexandria shooting was that all legally armed persons be granted reciprocity in DC. I don’t remember the name of the Congressman that started that bill or at least spoke about it, but I think I’m correct that the bill was at least started. Also remember that a comment was posted that only covered senate and congressional members.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

YEP!! Law abiding Americans are AGAIN placed as a SUB-group by the “elite” who FEEL that “THEY KNOW BEST”. The two “elite groups” that this new bill would cover are the “Police, both active and retired” and all of the “congressmen/women”. All the while, the Second Amendment REAFFIRMS the RIGHT for LAW ABIDING Americans to posses and bear(carry) a weapon IF THEY SO DESIRE!!!!!!! There IS NO mention as to WHERE that weapon can or cannot be carried. The governments and all of their EMPLOYEES need to understand that their FEELINGS do NOT overpower the Constitution. Constitutional carry and Reciprocal… Read more »

MarkPA
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MarkPA

OK, got the right sentiment. Now, how about tactics? Congress could make the excuse of creating a special class of retired law-enforcement because they are PRESUMABLY trained and experienced. The public buys into this myth. Now, Congressmen are proposing to create a special class of – Congressmen! – WOW! What an opportunity! When shall we pull the trigger on this opportunity? Suppose we sit quietly and let them pass such a Congressmen-class. THEN we pull the trigger. Did your Special-Class of Congressmen include a training or testing requirement? The answer is either Yes; or, No. If yes, then why is… Read more »

oldshooter
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oldshooter

The ultimate objective of all anti-gun legislation is simply to make it more difficult for the citizens to be armed. Why would any government want to do that? Well, any government might not, but Socialist governments invariably do, because the ultimate objective of socialist governments is to make the citizens totally dependent upon the government for everything, in this particular case, for their personal safety and defense. To do this it is necessary to effectively disarm the public, so anything that moves in that general direction is considered a reasonable law. Logical arguers may say that it doesn’t address any… Read more »

Chuckbone56
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Chuckbone56

Old Shooter, most excellent post! You speak like a teacher. Lots of common sense and wisdom in your words.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

I totally agree with you comment.

MarkPA
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MarkPA

“The “problem” (for Socialists) of having an armed public, or self-reliant citizens, as socially acceptable concepts. Any law that attacks those concepts, no matter how minor, is “a step in the right direction” ” Long comment; but, thorough in covering the topic. These 2 sentences capture the strategy; and the Socialists can’t have a population that thinks of itself as “self-reliant”. The Founders warned us that our Constitution could provide only “parchment barriers” to tyranny. We can preach “shall not be infringed” all we like – it will do us NO good without a strong majority of voters willing to… Read more »

JohnBored
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JohnBored

The recent decision by SCOTUS to NOT hear the California case concerning a local sheriff’s draconian and arbitrary standards in granting concealed carry permits is troubling. However, this underlines the need to fight this at the state and the federal level, incrementally. Although, I support all lawful citizens having the right to carry in Washington, DC and surrounding areas, perhaps a first, incremental step, would be the legalization of congressional members/staffers with reciprocal carry. Once that precedent has been established, then there would be fewer arguments against the lawful general public exercising such rights.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

JohnBored, I wholeheartedly disagree. Politicians should not be getting any more benefits that the rest of us do not. They shouldn’t even have those that they do. There is no precedent that I am aware of that indicates that if they get that right that it will flow down to the rest of us.

Vote Them All Out!
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Vote Them All Out!

Heed the Call-up, I agree with your statement about there is not precedence Just take a look at the congressional healthcare policy vs. average Joe’s, the “pension” for being a single term congressman. Those are just the tip of the iceberg defining the disparate “Us vs. Them” mentality of all of the bureaucrats in DC. I have a great coffee mug, given to me by my late father-in-law, a decorated WWII Fighter Bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps, that says, “The only good bureaucrat is a dead bureaucrat!” Not that I am for anything rash, but we definitely need… Read more »

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

I agree! I as an LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CANNOT be placed in as a SECOND RATED American. There MUST NOT be “special permits issued to the “elites””. In America, ALL are SUPPOSED to be EQUAL in the eyes of the LAW!

2nd Amender
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2nd Amender

I agree, also, to disagree with JohnBored!! Unequivically!
No politician is even a fly speck more important than the average citizen.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@2nd Amender, If ” No politician is even a fly speck more important than the average citizen.” then why are we not getting the bribes that they are getting?

2nd Amender
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2nd Amender

Wild Bill…….I’ll call a ‘spade a spade’, but I won’t accuse anyone, or exonerate them, unless I’m on a “jury of their peers”!

Chuckbone56
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Chuckbone56

Most in congress do not look at us as peers. They feel they are our masters. So did King George! Rebellion anyone?

MarkPA
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MarkPA

“incrementally” Absolutely correct. And, it will be better to call-out Congress on their hypocrisy AFTER they PASS such a self-serving law. They will have thrown-away the excuse that the favored class is “trained and experienced” (an excuse that they could use to defend LEOSA). What purpose does it serve to WARN them not to pass this self-serving bill? How about we just tell them to apply for May-Issue permits in DC and MD and a Shall-Issue permit in VA? Then, those who want to carry will be able to do so in secret without displaying their hypocrisy to their constituents.… Read more »

Notalima
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Notalima

They’ll be back, in force, at the next election, the next time they have majority in one of the houses of Congress, or the presidency. And with each of their so-called ‘mass-shootings’.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

You noted it correctly when you stated; “And with each of THEIR so-called ‘mass-shootings'”. “Their” meaning the DemocRAT-ick communist party and RINO members. For those that want to go back in history . . . In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States – who later died from the wound. In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald… Read more »

LDAVIS
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LDAVIS

It was fascinating to watch Congress suddenly embrace the idea of concealed carry – albeit only for themselves, as always. After the deliberate, wanton attack on Republican Congressmen by a “lone wolf” Looney Leftist, our elected officials on Capitol Hill suddenly considered arming themselves as being a good thing; the ability to resist became important. Yet, many of those who suddenly felt the need for self-protection in a city with some of the most stringent gun controls in the nation want to pretend that only they are important enough to need such protection. Just one more example of the elitist… Read more »

Chuckbone56
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Chuckbone56

There have always been fools as long has man has existed. Common sense or wisdom is wasted on them. This will bring about their destruction. So as Jesus stated “dont cast pearls before swine”. The rest of us need to prepare for war with the fools. Train, train, train. Win the fight!

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

“Common sense” is only common to those who actually HAVE it… which leaves out Liberals entirely!

MarkPA
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MarkPA

Farnam may be on to something here; i.e., that “gun control” under whatever label has exhausted the patience of the public. If that were so, then what ought we to do about it? I suspect the answer is: Keep stirring the fire. A commentator used a question that I think should be our theme: “What, precisely, do you propose?” And, we keep hammering away at “precisely”. The Antis will try to squirm out of saying anything precise; but that will ware the public’s patience thin. When they do respond with something precise (UBC, AWB, etc.) we respond with the glaring… Read more »

Pistol Packin Preacher
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Pistol Packin Preacher

Great read and just like America tired of libs rant this Gil the troll is tiresome also, what an idiot. Hey you get off my cloud.

curt
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curt

now more than ever we need guns since the libs let all those nasty muslims in that want to kill us christains .

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

curt, we aren’t all Christians, but Moslems are only against those who aren’t Moslem or their brand of hate or those unwilling to submit to their ideology, not unlike the Leftists here in the USA.

W
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W

What about the Supreme Court’s Heller ruling from nine years ago? Would someone still support something already declared unconstitutional?

Gil
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Gil

In other words, the children of a generation prior who watched the movies where justice could only be obtained from the gunfighter or the rogue cop because the courts would go soft on even violent crime grew up to make their dreams a reality. They also found out that their ancestors didn’t have a formal police force either but informal groups of militia member to protect themselves and catch criminals so that’s what society will be made to look like.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

No … its because GUN CONTROL DOESN’T WORK. Guns used to commit crimes are more often than not obtained illegally. Sandy Hook – the clown stole his Mother’s rifle after killing her, at the Aurora Theater Shooting – the perpetrator bought his guns and ammo legally, even though he was seeing a shrink (who failed to say anything), etc. etc. The only place gun control did work was – Ottoman Turkey 1915-1917 Armenians (mostly Christians) 1 – 1.5 Million Art 166, Pen Code 1866 & 1911 Proclamation, 1915 • Permits required • Government list of owners • Ban on possession… Read more »