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.

  • 49 thoughts on “Of Course They’re Talking about Taking Your Guns

    1. 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.

    2. 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, public humiliation, and physical violence.
      – Government control of every aspect of your life, property, thoughts and speech.
      – Government control of all businesses.
      – Removal of a religious protections and religion in the country. Re-educate those that have beliefs that run counter to what the liberals deem correct.
      – Finally the confiscation of all firearms. You can’t accomplish and of the above if the people still own guns.

      The liberals in this country dream of a Chinese system where the big businesses get rich and fund the politicians that pass laws benefiting the same big businesses all the time keeping the masses under an oppressive thumb. Guns are the biggest impediment to their socialist/communist dreams so in their eyes they MUST go.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

      1. 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, the pattern was:
        1. Register the guns;
        2. Confiscate the registered guns;
        3. Kill the unarmed victims.

    6. 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?

    7. 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 you have missed the recent news, California is/has been confiscating guns, using ERPO type laws. They are back logged from too many guns to seize, so they’re hiring contractors to help with the round up…

      https://www.ky3.com/content/news/APNewsBreak-Feds-share-watchlist-with-1400-private-groups-506096551.html

    8. 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 wars, and a dependence on a massive slave class. Sound familiar?

      1. [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…

    9. 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 your representatives gave up just a little of your right to privacy? Are you willing to compromise again, when they ask for just a little more? Yeah, I know twits: it’s not your fault; no never your fault for not fighting for your rights. Compromise feels good, doesn’t it?

      1. 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 the immigrants are being used as weapons to remove their citizens rights, and watching the dominos fall as South America is being broken by civil wars to have the same thing happen to the US, it’s going to happen here next- same game as the EU since it worked there! …if your unable to see that far ahead just look at recent history in the EU and the France/Germany push for their own army to keep member states from leaving the EU by force…

        If at any time the government starts rounding gun owners up, the good people who are armed need to first stop paying taxes in to a system that is making chains for them w their money, and second understand that their unregistered arms will keep them alive so they can fix these problems….

        these problems started when the education systems were subverted. A fool has no concept of rights and with out knowing their rights, they will never fight against their rights being removed by legislation.
        No need to respond to this post, just understand that all gun laws pushed by government are infringements against the constitution by definition (the Constitution was written to stop government to protect the people / it’s not talking to citizens when it says “shall not be infringed “) – and time for compromise is over.
        GOA.

        1. 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.

      1. 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 of the Biblical “Mark of The Beast” required to do any business.

      2. 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 embarking on such a mission and where they are going at any specific time. Maybe this can be worked out, but it certainly would not be easy. Get brainstorming, my friends.

    10. 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.

      1. 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.

    11. 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.

      1. @Laddyboy, 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.

    12. 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.

    13. 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. These people cannot be reasoned with; all we can hope to do is defeat them.

          1. 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.

          2. 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!

        1. 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.

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