Of Course They’re Talking about Taking Your Guns

Make no mistake, by the gun-grabbers’ own words on rare occasions when they’re not lying, this is their end goal for gun owners. They’ll take incremental surrenders to get there. And some ostensibly on “our side” are helping them by backing existing and new infringements. (U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “No one wants to abolish the Second Amendment,” a News & Record letter to the editor from last April declared. “No one wants to take away our guns. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply not being truthful.”

I bring up this older piece because it so perfectly covers all bases of the lies told by the citizen disarmament lobby in order to advance edict after edict until exactly what they’re claiming won’t happen is a done deal. But don’t take my word for it.  Take theirs.

Let’s start with the first lie that no one wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Note that just the week before the editorial writer was telling his readership that whopper, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was making headlines for endorsing exactly that in The New York Times.

The month before, I cited similar demands, including two in The Times and one in Gannett Publications. And before that, Rolling Stone was calling for repeal. And before that, Vanity Fair. Democrat Rep. Major Owens actually introduced repeal resolutions in Congress in 1992 and 1993.

Directly related to this, let’s not forget — as the Supreme Court noted in Heller:

“The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right … This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.”

Shall we now examine the rest of the lie that no one wants to take our guns? Tell that to Gabrielle Blair, a.k.a. “Design Mom,” who has done gun owners an (unintentional) service by expounding on the reality that she and others want to do just that in “It’s too late. You’ve lost your guns.”

Her premise is based on another huge lie:

“Hey, we tried to do this in small ways that wouldn’t freak you out, but you wouldn’t compromise even an inch.”

Do we even know how many tens of thousands of “gun laws” are on the books at the federal, state and municipal level, how many rules, how many edicts, how many restrictions on keeping and bearing arms…? It’s because that inch has been given (or “baby steps” as the grabbers now call it), and another, and another, that Nancy Pelosi finally felt comfortable enough to admit that she was counting on the previously ridiculed “slippery slope” to take us to the bottom of the citizen disarmament slide.

And yes, of course that includes actualizing the early dream of a handgun ban (proposed back in 1976 by the founder of what would become the Brady Campaign). At this writing, the Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether California’s ban on all new handguns is constitutional. Then we have semiautomatics demonized as “assault rifles,” with all kinds of existing and proposed bans.

Denials notwithstanding, the plan to take guns from citizens has been an open secret for over 50 years.  Consider this assertion from Sen. Thomas Dodd, principal force behind the Gun Control Act of 1968:

Most Americans don’t know about this is because those who want to disarm them find it more convenient to suppress the truth and replace it with benign-sounding lies. (GUNS Magazine, Jan. 1968)

Fast forward to the present and we have the Speaker of the House threatening that the next president could declare a national emergency on guns if President Trump carries out his immigration plan. Who thinks they don’t plan on playing that card regardless, as soon as the right “gun-free zone” exploitation presents itself?

It should be clear to all that nothing less than a monopoly of violence is being demanded by would-be totalitarians and their useful idiot followers offering the “No one wants to take your guns – all we want are common sense gun safety laws” deception.

They want to take your guns.  They’ll lie and worse to do it. Gun owners are right to not give an inch and to decry “compromise” by some representing themselves as “gun rights leaders” (and their apologists) for helping the gun-grabbers with a divide-and-conquer piecemeal surrender strategy.

Also see:Filling Sallie’s Holes.”

About David Codrea: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. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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I am all for sense in gun control. A shorter barrel yields lower power and makes a firearm less lethal. Shorter barrels do however make long arms more useable and practical for smaller or weaker individuals. Laws setting minimums on barrel length are not just idiotic but insane. Different arguments, but same conclusion regarding laws restricting suppressors. Common sense dictates that at a minimum SBS, SBR and silencers need to be removed from NFA. Anyone with an ounce of sense also understands that children with protection are at less risk than children without. FTW does anyone oppose programs, such as… Read more »

Lorraine E Blazich

Watch the You Tube “Innocents Betrayed” to see what our government plans to do to us if we allow them to disarm us.


So basically the democrats (and some republicans) stand for this. – Open boarders – anyone, including those with violent criminal records are welcome. – Granting amnesty to anyone here including voting rights – includes people that have now concept of freedom and rights under the constitution. – Infanticide, abortion, and they don’t seem to have a problem with eugenics. After all, the democrat party was built on eliminating those inferior people. Become old and a drag on the liberal utopia – no more medical care for you. – Crush those with dissenting opinions, including the threat of losing your job,… Read more »


How many times throughout history have people been convinced to disarm only to find themselves flatfooted and unable to defend whats theirs? In the last century the UK has done it twice, progressives will always continue to sell disarmament leaving us regular folks at the mercy of those who were smart enough to keep their weapons.

Chris Garvey

You are about Five-hundred-million times more likely to be killed by your own government, than by an average individual you meet. In the 20th Century: 10,000,000,000 individual people who spent time on Earth in the 20th Century killed 18,000,000 = average 0.0018 murders per person. Aprox. 200 national governments killed 180,000,000 of their own people = average 900,000 per government; 900,000 / 0.0018 = 500,000,000 times [all these numbers are approximate estimates] An average government is 500,000,000 (Five-hundred-million) times more dangerous to its own people, than is an average individual. For 65 to 180 million victims of their own governments,… Read more »


The 2nd Civil War keeps approaching. The left wants it, whether they’ll admit ti or not. Their desire is manifested in the destruction of rights they want for themselves, but no one else. How many bodies this time?

Walter Goddard

I saw something in the news today that could be a preview of the National gun registration/ERPO laws.. It’s an anti terrorist watch list, (which, as you know is courtesy of the Homeland Security: Patriot laws) that racially profiles minorities of Arabic nations.. It goes much further than a Government watch list.. It is being shared with 1,400 other organizations on a who’s who data base. When we cried out against the Social networking/advertising, etc… privacy intrusions, where was our Government/accountability? That’s right, they were sticking it to us from the other side of the aisle.. In case some of… Read more »


People who live on welfare checks, government pensions and government contracts are more than willing to give up YOUR guns in order to keep their government checks coming. This is the deal democrats are constantly offering. If you want free money, vote for us. The price is, we’re going to give you open borders, post birth abortion, transgenders in the military, trillions in debt, an unelected unaccountable Deep State, and gun control. Ultimately it’s the American people themselves who are forging the chains of their own enslavement. The fall of the Roman Empire was due to corrupt leadership, unending foreign… Read more »


Politicians see our money as their to “skim, scam, squander, and by votes with.”

Gary Lee

[email protected] What people like this don’t care about is the stolen money eventually runs out. If you are able-bodied and not working – you are a societal parasite.. The most you should be able to get from the government is a loaf of nutr-iloaf once a week…


How do you declare a national emergency to curtail a Constitutional Right? Just the threat of such nonsense is telling by self serving servants.


The anti-gun crowd always suggests and then demands, compromise. It sounds so — fair and equitable. But the only ones who are expected to compromise are the gun owners. We are expected to compromise our rights, freedom and safety so that the uncompromising anti-gunners can “feel” safer. Have you ever heard of them compromising and repealing a bad gun law because it didn’t work? All 20,000+ gun laws are working so well that we need more? I wonder how the twits feel about someone else compromising their rights away. How about the Patriot Act? Don’t you FEEL safer knowing that… Read more »


Yep. The time for compromise was 1934, 1968, 1986 and 1994 …not one compromise made any one safer, and all gun laws are infringements …these laws need to go. Rights aren’t negotiable .. As a citizen I’d loudly tell any politician in person G.F.Y, if you think your disarming every citizen that isn’t going to happen. And when the registry starts people better understand confiscation and geniocide aren’t far behind if they are foolish enough to comply with anyregistration …I hope that the US doesn’t fall in to a civil war, but seeing current events in the EU and how… Read more »




Talk is cheap -come and get them Commie booger boys/“” we the people “”will show you what time it is


The question will be “How many people will actually stand against the government if they come to take your guns?”
As you say, GregTorchia, “Talk is cheap!”


Sadly, a good point.


I think more than you can imagine….

Get Out

I believe it’ll start slow and gain momentum in that some states, cities and towns have enacted gun laws banning, restricting this or that firearm or component They’re now trying to figure out how to enforce their knee-jerk gun laws because the people aren’t registering, turning in their firearms, high cap magazines, bump stocks or other components they’ve got.

Heed the Call-up

Martin, how many did it take for the British Empire to surrender?


Just look to California. They have already started confiscating guns……just don’t have enough goons to accomplish the confiscations planned.


You are right…Talk is cheap. You will meekly hand in your guns when they lock down all your financial assets……checking, savings, money market, investments, wage garnishment,….everything. how long will you last with the change in your pocket?? Sure, a few of you re preppers and have food, gas, water cached. But, most don’t have enough to last two weeks. One push of the buttons and you are done. We are way farther down the rate hole of Socialism than we realize. Efforts are underway to eliminate cash money…..going to “plastic” money….easier to shut down, track and control. Maybe the realization… Read more »

Charles Moore

The problem that I see with our (myself included) fervent statements that we will forcefully resist Satan’s hordes – and the brainwashed “just following orders” sheep that will inevitably accompany them – is the fact that not every house on your block is occupied by your fellows. In rural areas, you may be separated by miles. This makes it difficult to know that “it’s happening” and be able to spread the word. What kind of alert system could be devised that would be effective in this scenario? It’s not like we would reasonably be able to know that they are… Read more »

Pete Farris

David: Let me repeat my challenge to gun control fans . Write the precise language, without contravening the 2nd Amendment, which would prevent all mass shootings, drive-by shootings, and criminal shootings in general.


Irrelevant. That is NOT what gun control is about. They DON’T care about shootings, period! It is about disarming the population, nothing else. They use the guise of compassion for shootings in their march for total disarmament. Once that could be achieved, hello gas ovens and death camps.

James Wagner

Obama was passing laws to make the Blue Helmets( UN) the nations police force in times of emergency, defined by him. The Patriots and loyal military that follow the Constitution would defeat these foreign invaders. We are 300+million firearm strong.


Well……fortunately reticle black contrasts nicely with UN blue…..




There are OVER 21,000 “federal and state” gun INFRINGMENT “laws” on the books as of now, the year is 2019.

Wild Bill

, those are gun infringement statutes, rather than laws. They can not be law because they are repugnant to the Second Amendment and our pre political Civil Rights.


Gun grabbers (as with liberals) only know three things – LIE, STEAL and CHEAT. I never have and I never will believe their BS! NEVER!


I don’t think they realize what they will be up against if they try to “declare a national emergency” and ban firearms. I was talking to a friend of mine in CA yesterday. He said only 1,500 people had complied with their latest registration scheme. They have not seen a real resistance yet.


Right on! Appeasement will destroy our rights one bite at a time.


They can only take what you give them.


I’d like to give them some of my bullets. Right between their eyes.

John Dunlap

I clicked through and read the Design Mom’s post. I haven’t come across anything quite so devoid of logic and reason since Pelosi’s “we have to pass the bill so you can know what’s in it” comment. Well, if I ignore the antics of the MSM and Liberal tinsel town over the past year, I suppose. I started to post an answer, but after reading the comments and realizing that any pro 2A posts had either been removed, ignored, or answered only by the site owner with a repeat of the irrational non-arguments in the original post, I didn’t bother.… Read more »

Green Mtn. Boy

The statist Left of both parties has always had as their goal no firearms in the hands of civilans,right down to no slingshots or spit was straws,Nothing.


try a little hands-on confiscation, goober-ment d-suckers


The cowards will have someone else to try to do their dirty work for them.


And the ones that “do their dirty work” are cowards as well.


Remember what Solzhenitsyn alluded to. If some don’t go home healthy and whole after their raids on you, the rest will re-think the mission and it will collapse. Don’t answer the knock on the door and be ready if they break it down. Any of them who are following illegal, unconstitutional orders are either Traitors who don’t deserve to live, or they are the foreign mercenaries sent by Traitors to wage war against your Constitutionally protected God Given Rights. If you cave into them, you will never be able to look yourself in the mirror again.


…and will get one between the eyes when the show up!

Witold Pilecki

In my opinion, the cowards sent to do that “dirty work” of forced confiscation WILL NOT be sworn law enforcement or military. They should…if true to their “OATH” refuse to execute such illegal orders. No….it will be the unaccountable/unelected bureaucrats and employees of the militarized gubmint “alphabet agencies”. You know the ones; Health & Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, IRS, VA, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education, ATF, etc, etc,etc.

I will have no problem dispatching such traitors, and challenge those that would issue such diktats to get out in front and take point!


I’m thinking that is another reason they want all these illegals in the country. Illegal immigrants are useful idiots to them because they can count on them to vote and assign them the task of breaking down our doors and taking our guns.


I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, and I will bear TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME! Enough said.


And this would be the exact reason for the 2nd amendment and they don’t even have a clue


I once saw a bumper sticker in PA that I now wish that I had purchased.
“The day that they come for my guns, is the day that someone is going to die.”
I believe this whole heartedly.

Chris Garvey

“now concept” should read “no concept…”

Chris Garvey

You can order a single bumper sticker at cafePress.com.
Personally, I don’t want a bumper sticker that would draw the attention of an officer who disagrees with my politics.
But CafePress will also make T-Shirts, buttons, etc.


The modern democrat party are THE domestic enemies our Founders warned us about. These filthy Liberal Terrorists™️ are irredeemable. There can be no reconciliation and there is only one remedy.