WaPo’s Desperate ‘Do Something’ Demand Inadvertently Shows Futility of ‘Gun Control’

WaPo’s Desperate ‘Do Something’ Demand Inadvertently Shows Futility of 'Gun Control'
WaPo’s Desperate ‘Do Something’ Demand Inadvertently Shows Futility of ‘Gun Control’

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Do something, Mr. McConnell,” The Washington Post wrings its hands and wails in a virtue-bleating Wednesday editorial. “When the Senate returns from its Labor Day recess, it must act on guns.”

Something must be done! We’ve heard that before. And as usual, that “something” involves curtailing the rights of those who already follow the rules and does nothing to curtail the predatory actions of those who never will.

“No, no single law would end gun violence,” the editors admit.

We know. We’ve been watching the calls for “baby steps” and the admission from Nancy Pelosi that she’s relying on that “slippery slope” the lying gun-grabbers (but I repeat myself) ridicule as “rightwing paranoia.” We know that the goal is citizen disarmament because the pioneers of the movement used to admit it before the totalitarian lobby figured out that slick weasel-words like “gun safety” played better with naïve marks being swindled out of their birthrights.

Deceptive denials notwithstanding, of course they’re talking about taking your guns.

“But there are reasonable, obvious measures that would help. For example: Ban the sale of military-grade assault weapons,” WaPo whines. “Unneeded by civilians, they are a blight on the nation, their ready availability a national disgrace. Eliminating them would slow the growth of this list.”

It would be interesting to see the qualifications the editorial board possesses so that they can pronounce “need” for all conceivable circumstances is based on experience and expertise, or if it’s just more journalistic malpractice by opinionated incompetents. It’s also interesting that they don’t entertain the notion that such firearms, as the Miller court noted, might have “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia [or] that this weapon is any part of the ordinary military equipment, or that its use could contribute to the common defense.”

The Founders wanted the militia of “the whole people” to have “weapons of war.” And that drives latter-day Tories nuts.

Nor does it enter into the equation that of the millions of semiautomatic rifles peaceably owned, used and enjoyed by Americans who do understand the Second Amendment, per Pew Research, “Rifles – the category that includes many guns that are sometimes referred to as ‘assault weapons”– were involved in 4%’ [of murders/non-negligent manslaughters].”

That means they represent an unknown subset, a percentage of four percent. Don’t worry—WaPo doesn’t want you keeping and bearing handguns, either, but we’re doing things in baby steps, remember?

“Would any volume of bloodshed convince the Kentucky Republican that Congress faces a moral imperative to act?” the editors self-righteously plead, relying on dancing in that blood to make an emotional appeal where a factual one won’t work. And to prove that so-called “progressives” really don’t have original ideas, and perhaps channeling their own in-house, award-winning anti-gun plagiarist, they steal an idea from Michael Bloomberg’s “No More Names” bus tour. They list the names of all the “mass shooting” victims since Columbine (albeit Bloomberg’s list also included criminals shot in the act and the Boston Marathon bomber).

The thing is, every one of the entries could be preceded by statements of fact to put things in perspective, such as “Victims killed in enforced ‘gun-free zones’” or “Gun laws utterly failed.” Tellingly, the Sutherland Springs entry failed to mention that an armed citizen stopped the killer and saved more lives. It was literally the “good guy with a gun” the anti-gunners ridicule so often and so loudly, who proved them so profoundly wrong – and he did it with an AR-15.

Not that any of this matters to the WaPo editorial board, or to the rest of the DSM out there singing the praises of their novel approach. You can see it for yourself, how the rest of the media is amplifying and spreading the story in a transparent attempt to spook the Republicans into betraying their core constituency of gun owners. Unfortunately, efforts countering that are for the most part limited to “pro-gun” echo chambers, with attempts to share them often stymied by hostile social media moderators and skewed search engine algorithms.

Despite such uneven playing fields, here’s the thing to keep in mind: No matter what oath-breaking political parasites do, a critical mass of committed gun owners will not surrender their guns and there aren’t enough enforcers to make it happen. That both enrages and scares the hell out of those who would control all, but it also shows that the Second Amendment is still working as intended, even when apparently dormant. Just as arms in private hands discourage individual predators from attacking, so too does that work on a societal scale.

One man’s “blight” is another man’s freedom. To those who insist otherwise, no. We will not disarm.

Your move.

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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Democrats TELL YOU TO YOUR FACE they demand a communist America. Disarming Americans is part of their steps to their goal, a communist America. Democrats follow the Hegelian Dialectic, created by communist Georg Hegel. Basically, the DEMOCRATS create chaos (mass shootings, crime, assassinating police, drugs, fascist ‘antifa’ terrorists, etc.) and create pain. When the People can stand no more and cry for relief, the democrats deliver communism. Democrats have been plying this tactic for over 65 years. Nearly every mass shooter has been a democrat. Make sure you and your family have AR15s or the like. Make sure they can… Read more »


@USA Thanks for the link. Just checked it out and found it highly plausible. Sounds a lot like the bumpstock fiasco in Vegas. Paddock must have been the patsy, sort of like Oswald, back in ’63.


Everyone please go to the GOA website and sign those letters and send them. You don’t have to be a member to do it..lets flood the crap out if their inboxes with pro 2A support..i don’t know that it’ll help but it sure isn’t going to hurt…

jack mac

I just did, thanks for info on GOA, I have previously join.


More ‘wishful’ “preaching to the choir,” however, absootootly Mitch, DO SOMETHING! How about sticking it to the anti-gun whacks, this time? Get those two dusty bills you have been warming your backside with, these past years of the Trump Administration, CCW Reciprocity and The SHUSH Act passed into law! It is way past time that some ‘crumbs’ were spread out to ‘we’ the over 100 million gun owners. When that SCOTUS throws us a bone, as in, “the people have the right to keep and bear a gun….,” they still attempt to rewrite that dastardly 2nd Amendment by ADDING a… Read more »


, very nice, very well written!


Can anybody please tell me of any incident in the entire history of mankind where a sign, law, ordnance, or rule has stopped or even deterred one single criminal act???

Will Flatt

They can ban, but the armed citizen still gets to vote!! With lead, if need be!!

And if they keep going the way they are, we WILL!!


Re: “Ban the sale of military-grade assault weapons,” WaPo whines. “Unneeded by civilians” We don’t have a bill of “needs”, we have a Bill of Rights and the purpose of the Second Amendment is clearly stated in the preamble to the Bill of Rights where it says “The convention of a number of states having at the time of their adopting of the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse, of its powers that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added”. Note that when the Second Amendment was written, every weapon was a weapon of… Read more »

Wild Bill

, what is “military-grade” anyway? Is that a code phrase for “made by the lowest bidder that the happy little gnomes at DOD could possibly find”?


@Wild Bill, I’m willing to bet, “military grade” means made by the lowest bidder.

Wild Bill

@Grunt, Apparently there are people out there that don’t know that all of our equipment is made by the lowest bidder. That is how government contracts work, with some exceptions, some cheating, and some criminality!


Yes, do something-help pass national Constitutional CCW rights! We need more honest citizens to provide a good person with a gun to stop a bad personal with a gun!

Wild Bill

, We do need more good persons with a gun, but Constitutional carry already passed, a long time ago. Please see US Constitution at Amendment Second. Foot note: bear means carry.


Another attempt to take your guns, Pelosi is now using threats now to advance the agenda to disarm. These people need to be thrown out of office for their treasonous acts blatantly defying their oath they took. Do they really think anyone will turn in any guns , these folks live in a bubble and see nothing outside of it . Far separted from reality of real live in America. Arm up and never let freedom go by the wayside


How many more women will be rape until all men cut off their penis?

How many more people will die until hillary is prosecuted?

How many more women will be raped before clinton is stopped?

Do you morons know that installing a sign that reads “Hurricane Free Zone” will not stop hurricanes? But installing a “Gun Free Zone” sign invites a nut to start shooting.


Everytime you hit the add it to your cart button you are encouraging Wappo and its owner, Bezos, to give us more trouble. On one hand Bezos talks against guns and on the other hand he sells accessories. Yea, he is democrat for sure. By the time we get done doing no more business with these freedom grabbers there won’t be anyplace left to shop. Amazon sells as much Chinese made junk as Wallyworld does.


: BALARNY!!!!!!!!!!!


And what about the very few of us who have never bought anything from Amazon? I only buy things online that are not available locally, and never from amazon.fraud!


McConnell will look at things as soon as the Democrats ban large size car motors, reduce the speed limit to 10 mph and have folks pass background checks every time they get their license or a new car. That will save more lives than their gun control but they refuse to admit that.


How many more names will be added until mayors and governors in blue utopias like Chicago take effective action to invoke standing law to restrain the tiny minority of folks who are responsible for violent crime? That is the real question. Felons run the streets unimpeded and do not fear the consequences of their behavior because they know they will get a pass. That is the problem.


Glad you mentioned the Sutherland Springs incident….. I’d like to take those WaPo eedjits, sit them down in the corner, and FORCE THEM to read the details and background story of how the murderer was able to BUY his guns, BACKGROUND CHECK INCLUDED when he was, in reality, a prohibited person. Rub their noses in this pile of dung: AFTER he was first indicted, then convicted, of at least three felony counts, two different Air Force desk jockeys “failed” to transmit the disabling events to the FBI’s NICS database. The second Air Force desk jockey also failed to report the… Read more »


Re: ” When the Senate returns from its Labor Day recess, it must act on guns” In 1934, 1938, 1968, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994 and 2018 I suspect similar arguments were made that we “must act on guns” when more restrictive federal gun laws were passed. Since all of the regulations derived from these laws are apparently not enough, maybe you can understand the reluctance of gun owners to entertain the idea of sitting quietly and accepting a new barrage. The problem is the real agenda of the people who are leading the charge for more gun control is… Read more »


The “interesting thing” about many, if nor most, of these mass murders with guns is that when carefully examined, so many of them just reek of false flag events. In other words many if not most of these murders are poitical events with the specific goal in view of whipping the public into such a frenzy they will “accept” full disarmament. News flash for these creeps: there are enough awake out here to see through that mighty thin Politicans Soup to the bottom of the pan, and realise it IS all poitical theatre. And the thing we commonly refer to… Read more »


“The Founders wanted the militia of “the whole people” to have “weapons of war.” And that drives latter-day Tories nuts.” Well stated, David. And the Supreme Court agrees: United States v. Miller 1939. Short barreled shotgun (regulated by NFA of 1934). … the 2nd Amendment applies to firearms suitable for use by a militia–and that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time. In other words the 2nd Amendment protects the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms suitable for military… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Bowser, Excellent, excellent points. The Militia is still relevant! Weaps are limited to those suitable for military use and in common use at the time. No restrictions on how, where, or when to carry.


I have stated before;
I want to know a lot more BACKGROUND information on EACH of these killers.
Where did they grow up?
What kind of education did they have?
Were they involved with ANY kind of organizational / governmental training?
How long were they under psychological “care”?
What kind of drug / drugs were they EXPOSED to and what were they on before and during the killing sprees?
What “religion” did they believe in?
What were their friends and what was their ideals?
Was there a family involved or were these killers “loners”?
Many other questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The left is always contradictory when it comes to their agendas. Life to them is only important when a person is killed by a gun. Guns are always blamed instead of those who pull the trigger. Government cannot legislate morality for those who will not comply, so it’s the law abiding that
are restricted. Each time there is a shooting, they pass another law and we lose another bit of freedom.


If the abusers of the 1st Amendment (the press and media) were held accountable at the same level as the so-called abusers of the 2nd Amendment are, we would go a long way to eliminating the problems we have in this country. Abuse the 2nd Amendment (gun violations) and you are arrested, fined, sent to prison and never allowed to legally own firearms again. Abusers of the 1st Amendment should be fined, arrested and imprisoned when they lie, distort and manipulate the facts and truth and ruin someones life and/or reputation and upon conviction (criminal, not civil) should be banned… Read more »


Yes I whole heartedly agree! Do something Mitch! Proceed to get some Federal laws before congress that will require NEWS ORGANISATIONS to be truthful!!

And while were at it, lets get a law through the Federal congress that requires all regulations that are created by departments of the EXECITIVE BRANCE to be enacted as laws by CONGRESS.!! That way we can start to take back our power over the Fed. gov. and not be subjects of a run away government!!

Wild Bill

, actually that is quite a good suggestion. Lies are not protected by the First Amendment, lest we slander each other into oblivion.

Ryben Flynn

And “Freedom of the Press” has no “need” for modern publishing tools. Stick with quill pen and parchment and the Gutenberg Press. No need for computers and word processors and laser printers.


No one wants to hear that over 100 people are killed “Every Day” in the United States from vehicle crashes. So where are all of the marches, and media coverage about these terrible roadway tragedies happening daily? Told’ya that you didn’t want to hear it….


In 1939 the SCOTUS examined the MILLER case and the 1934 NFA. Since the Arkansas Federal Court had dismissed the charges against Miller and declared the 1934 NFA to be entirely unconstitutional the Justice Department Department demanded the Court take the case. The SCOTUS stated they had no judicial rerecord and knew very little about the issue, the Court remanded the case for a full trial in Arkansas to gather evidence the Court could study. That trial has never happened. The Court dis state the only thing they knew about the militia was that when called for duty the militiamen… Read more »

Wild Bill

@CK, That second paragraph, specifically the words”…it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,…” is the reason that Congress has never included the Declaration of Independence into the U.S. Code.


Mild Bill, you get more stupid with each post. The Declaration of Independence is the FIRST law document.
Cowardice & ignorance are, evidently, your niche.


Titijuan, if you would use your head for anything other than an oxygen vacuum between your ears, you would recognize Wild Bill’s comment as pointing out what would be called a CONFLICT OF INTEREST between government and the contract of WE, The People.

Wild Bill

, I invite you to search the entire US Code. The Declaration of Independence has quietly been kept out of the US Code. Look it up.
Every administration from George Washington to DJT does not want the right to revolt against the government recognized. And that, Sir, is the ultimate conflict of interest.

Wild Bill

@Grunt and Will, now I know who keeps following me around and down voting my every comment. He reveals himself. I knew that if I were patient and threw out a little bait …
I trimmed ten acres of lawn, with a push mower; and trimmed 48 hooves this week, but this Gentlemen … this is the high point of the week!


This conversation seems to confirm what i believe. We are going to lose our 2ND amendment Rights because we are deeply divided. RoyD has every right to express his thoughts , feelings and opinions. I hope we can all agree with that. If you disagree with him, it would be better to give a reasonable explanation in a civil manner. Explain why it is a” piece of crap” logically and be willing to accept that not having any actual experience or knowledge first hand, there may be some things you did not know or understand about these ” pieces of… Read more »


@Considerthis, for some odd reason RoyD’s prose did not appear?


What can we do about the Washington Post? It appears to be a Socialistic tool. Can we put it out of business? Take out mocking ads in its’ own advertisements? Complain about it in every other magazine? Make it a joke at dinner parties? So tired of hearing their dribble!


Not ‘do something’ but ban, license, tax and confiscate.


Not one inch. Trump’s duplicity on bumpstocks has already cost him my and my wife’s vote.


Then, you were a weak coward anyway.
If you come apart on a crappy toy, that bumpstock, you would never fight for Freedom anyway.
Go cry, coward democrat, go cry. Go ahead, vote for a communist democrat.


I believe what RoyD suggests is cutting off one’s nose to spite his face. For the loss of bumpstocks (the crappy toy–well stated, tetejaun), he would rather have the fake Indian Fauxchahontas, the fake Mexican drunk driver O’Rourke, or dopey “shoot your double barrel shotgun into the air to scare burglars away” Biden as president. Boy, that will teach Trump a lesson. Too bad we, along with RoyD and his wife, will be the ones paying for that lesson.


Perhaps he would rather have someone coming at him honestly and to his face than sticking a knife illegally in his back? Besides there are others than communists to vote for which may indicate personal integrity on his part. The Constitution party comes to mind.


Unfortunately the closest thing the U.S. has come to a third party candidate is in fact Donald Trump.


I’d say that title goes to Ross Perot…


Perhaps RoyD is ready to go ! Maybe he’s sufficiently prepared ,getting on in years and doesn’t want to miss out. Perhaps all of us need to stop projecting fear of a civil war that they threaten us with.
Perhaps RoyD feels he is tired of all this horsin’ around.
Maybe RoyD thinks -I don’t give a damn who they elect, they ain’t gittin’ my guns.
Isn’t that the way we should all think and feel ?


Our Founding Fathers DID NOT allow government to have guns. The Founding Fathers KNEW governments would acquire power, legally or not. THAT is why Americans are armed. When a villainous politician takes America down a wrong path,it is the Constitutional Right & Duty of the American People to STOP the politician by force if necessary. COWARDICE is why we are at this point: Governments believe THEY are the master and the People have no recourse but to kneel and obey. Look, COWARDLY Americans will do NOTHING against the illegal aliens invading our country raping and killing Americans. There is no… Read more »


Prior to the Branch Davidian massacre the gun community was thriving and growing. Pushback against this resulted in a growing militia movement. This made the powers that be very very nervous. Many things were done and said to discredit the militia in the eyes of the American public. The news media was instrumental in turning public opinion against the Militia Men endlessly depicting them as primarily Neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen.. The Clinton’s , convinced of the desperate need to disarm America needed to make an example proving there were too many guns in the hands of too many crazy… Read more »


But I’ll bet you still spend thousands of dollars with the WaPo’s owner, Jeff Bezos and his company, Amazon.com, don’t you? Fair weather conservatives are worse than liberals.


Consider what you’ve decided, voting or not voting puts someone in office. What you must consider is who will be that lessor of two evils.


RoyD Don’t you think it is time to get back on your medication? You are not talking very coherent right now. Either that or tell us who the best candidate would be.


I see that some here understand and some just have no clue. I don’t care how the rest of you vote. I have been casting a ballot for 45 years and in the past I have not cast one on occasion for various reasons. When someone willingly and knowingly violates the Constitution I reserve the right to not vote for them; especially when it comes to the Second Amendment. YMMV.


No, you are an idiot. YOU are angry a toy you wanted, a plastic bump stock THAT WAS BANNED BY BATF NOT TRUMP, is no longer available.
Vote communist democrat, weak-minded loser.


I don’t now and never have owned a “bumpstock.” I have never held one and I don’t believe that I have ever seen one in real life. All that doesn’t change what he did and, more importantly, how he did it. For nonretarded people it is a simple thing to understand. For the retarded folks, not so much.


You are quite correct in this assessment, but i must admit this praise now makes me imagine you as Jack Black in “The Jackal”


Another talking head in the news the other day wants all gun owners to be licensed.
Just like a driver license he says. I got news for him, licenses, permits, background checks, ‘common sense’ or otherwise are only good when they are processed.
Just like a driver license, when you walk out the DMV doors you drive responsibility or like a maniac.