5 Reasons Why Democrats’ Extremist Gun Control Will Always Fail

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- With the launch of their frontal assault on firearms rights via H.R. 8 and H.R. 127, Capitol Hill Democrats have made it clear they are not interested in facts or the “common sense” their gun control campaign perennially claims to represent, and instead provided all the justification necessary for a hard-hitting pro-rights ad campaign by a grassroots gun rights organization now heading into its second week.

Ammoland News did some homework and found five clear reasons—call them examples—why gun control fails and will always fail; the proof routinely ignored by gun prohibitionists whose ultimate goal, according to Second Amendment activists, has never been violent crime reduction but unilateral public disarmament.

Reason 1:

A Meridian, Mississippi man identified as Edmond Dewayne Miller was sentenced recently to 51 months in federal prison, plus three years of supervised release, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. In a Justice Department news release, Miller was stopped by a Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Deputy as he headed for the home of a neighbor who had called in a noise complaint. Miller was carrying a .40-caliber pistol that turned out to be stolen, and the lawman learned he was a convicted felon, unable to possess a firearm. Miller pled guilty in January 2020 but only recently was sentenced.

Reason 2:

Michael D. Moore of Kansas City, Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court to illegal possession of a firearm following an armed standoff last Aug. 17. Moore had been under surveillance by police as a suspect in two armed robberies and when they moved in, he exited a BMW SUV, took cover and drew a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol that was later found to have been stolen. As more police arrived, Moore threw down the gun and ran a short distance before being taken into custody.

Reason 3:

Tampa, Florida resident Devon Cohen was sentenced to five years in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Police stopped Cohen after observing him violate several traffic laws and a search of the car turned up a loaded pistol in the console. Cohen admitted he possessed the pistol. His criminal record included multiple felonies.

Reason 4:

A 28-year-old suspect identified by NorthEscambia.com as Christopher Torrey, Jr. has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a weapon in public by firing into an occupied vehicle, firing a weapon into a building, meth possession, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was being held in the Escambia County Jail without bond.

Reason 5:

Torrey has company in that jail, NorthExcambia.com reported separately. A suspect identified as 22-year-old Larry Clay is charged with trafficking and possession of drugs, and probation violation. He was arrested on a search warrant and in addition to drugs, police found four handguns, a shotgun and a rifle, the news agency said. He was being held without bond.

Each of these cases underscores why gun control is inherently and irreversibly doomed to failure, says the Second Amendment community. Criminals do not obey gun laws. They never have and never will.

It is not that anti-gunners don’t understand this fundamental fact; they deliberately ignore it. Admitting that criminals routinely disobey gun laws is anathema to the gun prohibitionist mindset, and they will never acknowledge this error in logic. It is this stubborn refusal to recognize the obvious that keeps anti-gunners in a perpetual frenzy to pass restrictive gun laws, say rights advocates. They’ve apparently convinced themselves that restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens will somehow translate to disarming criminals and reducing violent crime.

The Federalist just published an Op-Ed by firearms attorney Ryan Cleckner, detailing the “Top 9 Reasons” a new gun control bill introduced by Democrats “is a terrible idea.” In his essay, Cleckner managed to dismantle virtually every argument in favor of gun control ever put forward by so-called “gun safety” organizations. In order, here are the reasons H.R. 8 is doomed to failure, Cleckner says:

  • Demands for New Gun Control Are an Admission That Gun Control Doesn’t Work
  • Gun Dealers Already Conduct Background Checks
  • There Is No ‘Gun-Show Loophole’
  • There Is No ‘Online Gun Sales Loophole’
  • Universal Background Checks Won’t Stop Criminals from Getting Guns
  • Background Checks Won’t Stop Mass Shootings
  • In-State Commerce Is a State Issue
  • Universal Background Checks Are Too Burdensome
  • Universal Background Checks Create a De Facto Federal Gun Registry

In an email blast Thursday, anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety declared, “This is a pivotal moment. Legislation to expand background checks to all gun sales has been introduced in both the House and the Senate.

“HR 8 closes a dangerous loophole in our background check system that allows individuals to avoid a background check if they purchase guns in a private sale,” the Everytown message claims. “This gap allows individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms to purchase them anyway. That doesn’t make sense. If someone can’t pass a background check at a gun store, they shouldn’t be able to buy one at a gun show no questions asked.

“For the first time in decades, there are gun responsibility majorities in Congress, which means this policy has a real chance. We are working tirelessly to make sure those gun responsibility candidates keep their promise and support HR 8. We need your help to hold them accountable.”

Everytown, like other gun prohibition lobbying groups, erroneously deems Capitol Hill anti-gunners as “gun responsibility” politicians.

One example would be Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, whose H.R. 127 is criticized by gun rights activists as being so egregiously ignorant of constitutional rights it has brought the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms into the media arena with a devastating 60-second advertisement calling for public opposition. CCRKBA is the grassroots sister organization of the Second Amendment Foundation, and typically remains in the background while SAF has emerged as a legal powerhouse since winning the 2010 Supreme Court case of McDonald v. City of Chicago.

CCRKBA’s campaign is called “SAVE2A.US” and is aimed squarely at Jackson Lee’s legislation. Public response during the first week was so stunning that CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb quickly extended it fr at least seven more days.

The message is appearing 66 times during the second week on the following networks: DirecTV, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, DishTV, the Weather Channel, HLN, OANN, the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and the Inspiration Channel.

“By the end of the week,” Gottlieb said in a news release, “CCRKBA’s message will have been aired a total of 119 times.”

He said H.R. 127 represents the “ultimate wish list” of gun control zealots.

“This bill really is a sinister attack on Second Amendment rights,” Gottlieb stated. “Democrats are determined to reduce rights protected by the Second Amendment to the level of privileges so tightly regulated by government red tape that they no longer really exist. The Washington Post likes to tell people that ‘freedom dies in darkness,’ but H.R. 127 is being pushed in broad daylight by people claiming some sort of mandate to trash individual rights.

“Anti-gunners have waited for years to launch this attack,” he added. “With Joe Biden in the White House, Beltway Democrats are determined to destroy the Constitution’s cornerstone Amendment, and we are determined to stop them.”

American gun owners can join this campaign by visiting ‘SAVE2A.US’ or text SAVE2A to 474747.



About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

Dave Workman

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Mikial
Mikial
7 months ago

While the supposed goals of gun control(reducing crime) are always going to be doomed to failure, your article title is misleading because the Democrats will continue to force gun control down the throats of law abiding citizens while allowing criminals to go free.

AJChwick
7 months ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

Dave, Joanne Eisen read your piece, and said “Simply Brilliant.” And she’s jealous that she didn’t do it first.

Morrigan
Morrigan
7 months ago

“They” don’t plan on taking guns away from criminal possessors. That could prove dangerous. They plan on taking them away from law-abiding American citizens who will “obey the law” and hand over their guns.

FPV02
FPV02
7 months ago

I love your stuff, Dave, but you missed a reason that Democrat gun control is doomed to failure: because it is *designed* to fail. Only through failure can they continue to incrementally end the private ownership of firearms. The solution for failed gun control is, invariably, more gun control.

OldJarhead03
OldJarhead03
7 months ago

“Always fail”? Fail at what?
The fact gun control doesn’t work as advertised has nothing to do with the willingness to pass more laws. Laws that “don’t work” will still serve to force compliance or turn law abiding citizens into felons. And that’s just fine with the anti-gun zealots.

John Dow
John Dow
7 months ago

We all know it , but it bears repeating often:

Gun control laws are not about safety or stopping the real criminals. They are about harassing the good gun owners, making gun ownership onerous and expensive. It’s not about guns, it’s about control.

hoss
hoss
7 months ago

This is what happens when the powers that be are not challenged. These CRBs only understand one thing, and until people are prepared to do what needs to be done this BS will continue.
They say there are three boxes that will initiate change, the soap box, the ballot box, and the cartridge box. I will leave it up to ya/all to decide which has failed.
I am not promoting violence, all I’m saying is out of the three two isn’t working!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
7 months ago

“Know thy enemy.” One of the basic tenets of war. If one does not understand the enemy’s objective, does not verbalize and quantify the enemy agenda, does not call the enemy “the enemy”, one will always lose to the enemy. Play by the enemies’ rules; lose by the enemies’ rules. That’s why the 2A is in the perilous position we find it today. Patriots have been losing by the enemies’ rules since at least 1934. The 2A is BIG business….for both sides of the issue. But, that is an issue for another discussion. Dave Workman and Ryan Kleckner, I am… Read more »

Superman
Superman
7 months ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

Does your train of thought have a caboose?

KDad
KDad
7 months ago

The DemocRATs now in control aren’t really interested in preventing crime! Their goal is to disarm Americans so that they can pursue their Socialist/Communist Dictatorship without fear of armed resistance from fed-up citizens!

donfranko
donfranko
7 months ago
Reply to  KDad

Exactly !

Thipdar
Thipdar
7 months ago

It isn’t a “stubborn refusal”, it’s a mental illness called “Hoplohysteria”.

Mr. Cleckner’s list of nine reasons misses the biggest reason: Even if criminals no longer have access to guns, they will still commit violent crimes.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
7 months ago
Reply to  Thipdar

Proof of that is in the U.K. they cannot have pointed knifes on the street, they have to be folding knifes no more than three inches long and here is the clincher, you have to have good reason to be carrying it. Why have laws like that unless there are problems and we all know how well armed with guns they aren’t. Stix and stones are next.

Tionico
Tionico
7 months ago
Reply to  Thipdar

Yup. CDC records reveal that edged weapons and blunt instruments, are EACH used to commit murder more often than are ALL “long guns” put together, by several orders of magnitude. We’ve seen mass murder perpetrated by a criminal using a rented FORD truck from HOME DEPOT. Who is screaming for background checks on all Ford pickup drivers, or Home Depot patrons? Home Depot is loaded with thousand of tools that can easily and effectivel used to perpetrate a wide variety of crimes. Why not go after them?
Because the problem AIN”T THE TOOL, its the GUY WHO HOLDS THE TOOL.

Vern
Vern
7 months ago

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are niether inclined nor determined to commit crimes.”
Those in power who attack those law abiding citizens with laws determined to disarm said law abiding citizens, are the criminals determined to commit crimes against a law abiding society.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
7 months ago
Reply to  Vern

And, don’t trust themselves or society.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
7 months ago

Spammer reported.

Duane
Duane
7 months ago

Gun control has never been about crime control. That has always been just an excuse.

It has always been about disarming the American people.

So the government can gain more control.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
That only works, though, when there are armed government employees who are willing to shoot your golden retriever and arrest you.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

JSNMGC,

“That only works, though, when there are armed government employees who are willing to shoot your golden retriever and arrest you.”
And are willing to die in the attempt.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago

Well, there’s that too, but what if they just decided they are better than the armed government employees used by Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Kim family, Pol Pot, etc.?

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

JSNMGC,

I don’t know why somebody down-voted you.

They’ll never compare themselves to those people, they’re sure that they’re the good guys. They always do. They just need to be dissuaded form that point of view. Fear can do that.

Last edited 7 months ago by Dave in Fairfax
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago

Antifa says zero cops are good.

Sean Hannity says 99.99% of all cops are good.

I don’t know what the percentage is, but I’m certain that 99.99% of the cops that are bad think they’re good cops.

To your point, do they really think when they enforce never-ending gun control laws they will continue to be revered by “conservatives?”

Some of them just can’t come to terms with the fact that the local dentist will hate them for “just following orders.”

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

JSNMGC, Stay with me on this, I’m gonna quote the Devil, instead of the Devil quoting Scripture, but for exactly the same reason. How people themselves perceive what they are doing is not a question that interests me. I mean, there are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster’; instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do. If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago

I agree. My point is that by constantly praising LEOs in general (instead of specific, individual LEOs who are good), “conservatives” are enabling the very people who will stomp on them. People talk about a civil war or a revolutionary war, but (in my opinion) the much more likely future will be a series of Ruby Ridge type of events in which the people on the “other side” will not be politicians, Antifa, BLM, or crazy cat ladies – it will be LEOs. How many of those events will bad LEOs cause before they realize they are the bad guys?… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

JSNMGC, RR and the Alamo seems much more likely to me. People on the Right are far less organized than the people on the Left. Some of that comes from the individualism that is prized, some from the intrinsic nature of Leftists movements. I quoted Chomsky because it amused me to quote the Devil, not because I agree with all his points, trust me I DON’T. He sees capitalism as an evil, I don’t. He has anarcho-communist leanings that are actually topplings they’re so far over. My amusement was on his view of people looking in the mirror, on that… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
7 months ago

And the same gummit what done gived us this stinking attitute toward our firearms also done gived us the ‘rona, which has devastated our economy. It is no longer a handful lf slackers on the line whose shortfall can be replaced by others who realise they depend on the success of the enterprise. The “mandates” have so crippled our means of production the entire system has been crippled. Whether it will recover, or be flogged rugther toward the edge of the lemming cliff remains to be seen. Meanwhile, since part of the destruction of the overall system has led to… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago

Dave in Fairfax,

I understand.

BTW, I was serious – if you ever want to discuss the corporate side of things, send me an email. There is good and bad there, just like in LE. It’s just that even a bad corporate exec is not going to shoot the dentist’s golden retriever, handcuff him, scream obscenities at his wife and kids and tear his house apart looking for firearms he purchased legally and with which he did nothing wrong.

Tionico
Tionico
7 months ago

which is why there is. and has ever been, only one standard by which to assess right and wrong. God’s clear Word. It enver changes. <Many “justified” slavery in North America for a century or more. Yes, the Bible talks about “slavery” as being right.. but what few here refuse to do is to learn what “slavery” as used there really means… millions “bought” their passage to the US, moslty during the 19th Century, by contracting themselves to work once they got here to repay the cost of the passage. “Indentured servitude (slavery) was legal and moral. One contracted his… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
7 months ago

For horrifying examples of people doing evil while thinking they are doing good – look at the Germans in World War 2. The vast majority, including death camp guards, thought they were doing good. Most of us see it differently.

Knute
Knute
7 months ago

Chomsky is no less self-deluded than the rest of them.
Self-delusion is the state that almost everyone exists in:
“Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves. When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion.” -The secret Covenant

Tionico
Tionico
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Yes, and it is sad to reflect upon the near certainty that, if anything ever DOES come round that vaguely resembles “justice” in the true sense of the word, these bullies will probably learn that the “Nürenburg Defense” does not cut it.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
7 months ago

PS,
I wasn’t actually even considering you. Sorry. %-)
I couldn’t figure out what the person was thinking and guessed that they just reacted or something. People be strange.
Like I’ve said before, unless we’re talking about a policy matter, I’m just Dave. I screw up more than I like to admit to. When I do I apologize for it. If someone catches me doing something stupid. say so. I put my pants on just like everybody else.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
7 months ago

Demonrats rule by fear and now intimidation and are prepared to defend themselves against the people. Look at THEIR nations capital. Mine does not have a barbed wire fence and armed guards. This new requirement makes it obvious that there are problems and that they have no intention of working to resolve them but are committed to the treasonous laws they want to enact, protect and then enforce.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
7 months ago

Hmmmm……leaning a little more toward Gen Patton’s perspective…..“Now, I want you to remember that no son of a bitch ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb son of a bitch die for his country.” Gen. George Patton, circa 1943-1944.

Tionico
Tionico
7 months ago

And are willing to die in the attempt

which is why, more and more, normal police are equipping themselves with hihg grade military weapons and toys.. like vehicles that are armoured, able to carry large groups of troops, er, squeeze me, police, and then once on site can drive right through most any home.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
7 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

StLPro2A and Tionico, Allowing them the honor is pretty much what I had in mind. If someone attacks me and has the force, there’s no question that they can accomplish the objective. That’s why I mentioned RR and the Alamo. I wouldn’t expect to make it out alive, but I don’t expect to make it out alive anyway. I’m just an old guy with a crappy attitude. I DO get to choose my hill though. Sure a big enough vehicle can take down a house, but the neighbors start to object after a while and a few propane tanks with… Read more »

Knute
Knute
7 months ago

A few Molotovs do wonders, even on a main battle tank. It’s hard to see anything out a periscope when the vision blocks are on fire, and not many engines will run once they suck fire down through the engine grates. Engines can’t run for long when their wiring and coolant hoses are all melted.
The vulnerability of high-tech is LOW-tech! Anybody who can download a Remote Acess Terminal program can observe you through your webcam and microphone. But not if the mic and camera are covered in duct tape they can’t! 🙂