Opinion By Alan J Chwick & Joanne D Eisen
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- One thing is sure! Gun laws don't work. Gun laws are counterproductive and even dangerous. We need to remain united on this point, as well as on the present political realities.
Our Constitution is in danger.
We are fighting irrational liars on two fronts. Our rabid US gun control crowd demand ever stronger firearms control, even as thousands of laws fail to achieve their promise of peace in our streets. And the UN crowd cannot even control their own regulations and weapons.
Nevertheless, these fronts continue to promise peace through disarmament. They are lying. They really want full civilian control through disarmament! Even though disarmament is unachievable in the present global context, the attempted path to it is socially destructive.
It was recently claimed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that, “Disarmament prevents and ends violence.” This is not true. This is baloney.
Reading between the lines, one can see the frustrating failure of their weapons control experts as they ask, “What incentives and approaches exist to overcome current capacity and technical gaps?” Their past failures give them no expectation of future success.
Here in the US, for example, the restrictive Sullivan Act, passed in 1911 in NYS, with the intent of denying weapons to most NY citizens. Nearly a century later, reliable Justice Department estimates would suggest that New Yorkers owned as many as two million illegal black market firearms.
These weapons are mostly owned by both the criminal elements of NY City and local business people maintaining some form of balance of power.
Fairly accurate recent US civilian gun stock estimates hover at just under 400,000,000. [estimates]
We cannot be disarmed. Government agents would soon find that the task is beyond their capabilities. If there are to be civil disturbances, we will not be the losers.
It would undoubtedly be welcomed by weapons control freaks if they could gain control of all those weapons. But it would be more likely if those weapons simply fell off the grid.
We know that criminals and the mentally disturbed cannot be prevented from obtaining weapons, just as we cannot be separated from ours. All of those foreign and domestic enemies will fail to disarm us.
The black market takes care of that. And the black market does not create lists of weapons owners. These lists have often been used to criminalize classes of weapons, and then confiscate them at the whim of the day.
The black market is always there and can expand, and contract, as required, to meet the demand. Despite the failing Arms Trade Treaty and all the other failed schemes, the UN arms control crowd, and our own homegrown local gun phobes are on a never-ending attempt to control global weapons and the civilians whom they have so far failed to disarm.
We must remain united in our goal, and not respond with angry disgust to the winds of politics. We must not become self-destructive or disunified.
We need to hold together to meet the enemies of freedom, as they are coming. United, we succeed. We have strength on our side. We have the achievable goal of peace through strength. We have the dream of the ancient Greek Athenians who understood the benefits of freedom.
Even now, our country is the remaining bastion of civilian power. We are the only symbol of light that our fellow global citizens can cling to on their journey to freedom.
We can marvel at the struggles of the Hong Kong freedom fighters who are resisting heavily armed Chinese ‘would-be’ masters with the symbol of our flag and the words of our National Anthem of freedom.
Protesters in Hong Kong waving the American flag and singing the American National anthem as they advocate for democracy. Wow! pic.twitter.com/CKyFstud22
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) August 12, 2019
Gun laws never work as promised to bring about a more peaceful society. Gun laws merely spur the growth of black markets. What was once legal becomes illegal. And that leads to problems for us, in politically expedient, Democrat-sponsored, new laws that soon appear.
Even if our President signs a compromise bill, it will be as nothing to what the Democrats will pass the next cycle, if we weaken the Republican party and help the Democrats win.
We will not cooperate with confiscatory laws, but we will accept creeping criminality before we disarm.
In the past, we have met confiscatory gun laws with civil resistance. We will never compromise with the left and their lies. But we may be forced by them to slide down the slope of criminality.
This scenario need not occur if our President retains control, no matter what happens in DC.
President Trump thinks he can make a deal that will work.
To withdraw support for Trump weakens him. Withholding funds from our gun groups only serves to strengthen the enemy. We need to learn from our lying Democrat enemies. They cling together and attack together, even when they are wrong.
For some strange reason, we do not. We think for ourselves and make our own decisions. But we no longer have that comfortable option.
Trump is usually more right than wrong. We have the power to weaken him to the point where we put the Democrat liars back in control and give them the keys to our Second Amendment rights, just because we can't stand together for our own political advantage.
Now is not the time to overthink tactical possibilities. Now is the time to show unity to a crazed mob of foreigners and local turncoats who see a civilian disarmament victory just around the corner, and who are too tied into their lies and uncontrolled rants to function as patriotic Americans.
So let us watch and await the evils of the DC crowd, and allow us to remain faithful and strong at the ballot box in 2020.
Continue to Support:
- President Trump
- The GOA
- The Second Amendment Foundation
- The NRA.
About the Authors:
Alan J Chwick has been involved with firearms much of his life and is the Retired Managing Coach of the Freeport NY Junior (Marksmanship) Club. He has escaped from New York State to South Carolina and is an SC FFL (Everything22andMore.com). [email protected] | TWITTER: @iNCNF
Joanne D Eisen, DDS (Ret.) practiced dentistry on Long Island, NY. She has collaborated and written on firearm politics for the past 30+ years. She has also escaped from New York State but to Virginia. [email protected]