Imposing Massachusetts Gun Laws on Rest of Country Relies on Selective Deception

This politically powerful Massachusetts violence monopolist intends to force his disarmament demands on you by diktat, ordering agents of the state to destroy you if you don’t obey. (Senator Edward J. Markey/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “As Massachusetts shows, strong gun-safety laws work,” a Thursday Boston Globe editorial by columnist Scot Lehigh claims. “Other states should follow suit.”

Evidently two “reports” from sources we are supposed to accept as unbiased, the Centers for Disease Control and Michael Bloomberg’s focus group-tested “Everytown” brand, are being used to promulgate a correlation = causation logical fallacy. They want Americans to believe  “commonsense gun safety laws” deserve credit for Massachusetts having “the least amount of gun violence per capita [and] the lowest-in-the-nation per capita costs from gun violence.”

If it were true that access to guns is the key metric, the confiscation lobby wouldn’t have to avoid the inconvenient truth that the five million or so NRA members, arguably the most heavily-armed civilian population on the planet, are also the most peaceable, rivaling any “gun-free” society they’d care to name when it comes to “gun violence.” Were that not so, you can be sure Lehigh would tell us.

In addition to the two reports, we are given the views of two “authorities.” Naturally, both are veteran gun-grabbers with long histories of hostility to the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

The first is Democrat Senator Ed Markey, who “hopes to make the Massachusetts approach to guns the model for other states.” He’ll do that by relying on his time-proven tactic of swindling ignorant constituents out of their birthrights. Case in point, consider his pitch about “legislation… to crackdown on children’s access to ‘military-style weapons’ in an effort to prevent accidental gun deaths [that] would ban people younger than 16 from having or firing a machine gun or assault weapon”:

“The small hands of children and big power of machine guns are a deadly combination,” Markey said in a statement. “Assault weapons are weapons of war and should not be allowed in the hands of children.”

Apparently, Markey would rather see pitchfork murders. He also would ban children who have proven themselves quite capable of handling firearms from training and practicing safe shooting.  And, of course, he happily exploits one full-auto incident of negligence to then mix, and thus conflate, the deliberately created public “confusion” over semiautomatic firearms and machineguns, a stated propaganda goal of the Violence Policy Center.

And 16? Isn’t that when Democrats want “children” to start voting?

The second “authority” is perennial private gun-grabber and Boston megadeveloper John Rosenthal, “co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence and a longtime force for strong gun laws,” with the obligatory “himself a gun owner” insertion added for calculated credentialing effect. What’s left unsaid is Rosenthal was also the man behind the curtain of the abortive Astroturf American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), a deceptive collection of elites and Fudds along the lines of Gungrabby Gabby’s phony Gun Owners for Safety, or the even more ludicrous Sportsmen and Sportswomen for Biden.

“Take all that together, said Rosenthal, and it shows that tough gun laws work, even while giving the lie to the gun lobby’s claim that the real goal of gun-safety advocates is banning the manufacturing, sale, or ownership of firearms,” The Globe propagandist gushes on. “The only firearms that can’t be sold in Massachusetts that are available other places are military-style assault rifles and so-called Saturday night specials.”

Of course, that is the real goal, and it’s been stated time and again over decades, along with the outlined strategy of pushing the infringements through in increments until they get to total bans. The problem is, unless you frequent niche sites for gun owner rights advocacy, you’ll never be informed of this by the DSM (Duranty/Streicher Media). And you’ll notice the citizen disarmament zealots never commit to when their interminable infringements will ever be “enough.” That’s because ultimately, useful idiots aside, the real motivation has nothing to do with “safety” and everything to do with the government securing a monopoly of violence for itself.

As for the bans only affecting “military-style assault rifles and so-called Saturday night specials,” such an assertion could only come from someone who is either willfully ignorant, deliberately fraudulent, or both. The Second Amendment literally requires military weapons ownership by citizens. As for banning inexpensive handguns, that is, denying the means of defense to the economically disadvantaged who live in the most violent crime-ridden neighborhoods, The Globe’s use of racist terminology is telling:

Since the 1700s, laws and legislation targeting small, less expensive handguns have sought to disarm Blacks. “The name is sufficient evidence – the reference is to `n[…..]-town Saturday Night.`” (B. Bruce-Briggs, “The Great American Gun War,” The Public Interest, 1976.)

“So what makes this state’s gun laws effective?” Lehigh continues. “Two elements are key: All gun sales, even those from private sellers, incorporate a federal background check at some stage in the process. Secondly, to purchase a gun, someone must first apply to the local police chief for a renewable license; even if the applicant passes the federal background check, the chief can deny a license if, based on reliable information, he or she deems the applicant a risk to public safety or to themselves.”

Prior restraints, they say. On the “law-abiding.” And denial without due process by some politically appointed (which in Massachusetts means by a Democrat) anti-gun “Only One.” That’s the ticket!

And the “proof” that this not only works but must be imposed on the rest of the Republic?

“In the latest available CDC data, from 2019, Massachusetts had 3.4 gun deaths per 100,000 residents. Worst-ranking Alaska had 24.4 deaths per 100,000 people.”

Rates are not the same as total numbers. Low population areas with fewer incidents can have significantly higher rates than high population areas with more incidents. And there’s the elephant in the room about which populations have the greatest impact on totals and statistics, but exploring the responsibility of government policies and programs for social conditions neither fits the prevailing political narrative nor helps advance the disarmament agenda.

The truth about the prevalence of such violence is it’s not about guns (or the made-up political term “gun violence”), but about the inevitable fruits of “progressive” fraud that keeps charlatans in power through an endless cycle of dependency and manipulation. Yes, race is a factor—not as a cause of violent crime, but as an indicator of populations most influenced and ultimately victimized by a continuing history of destructive collectivist controls over the economy, over education, and over the lives of those who never escape the trap of a corrupt system with the ultimate purpose being to keep them voting Democrat.

And, of course, since The Globe is promoting the visions not of those trapped by the system, but of elites who are above it all like Bloomberg, Rosenthal, and media owners, the discussion would not be complete without talking money:

Everytown’s new study estimates that gun carnage costs the nation some $51 billion in lost income, another $10.7 billion in police and criminal justice expenditures, and $3.5 billion in medical costs.

“Gun carnage.” There’s a new loaded term for us!

What the “study” can’t factor in is what the costs would be if people were denied the means to defend themselves, including remaining lifetimes of income lost from lives cut short. Also unknowable are the economic and extended life “benefits” society reaps when predators are stopped, often by victims merely presenting a gun, but also when they’re taken “off the streets” for good, either in justifiable police or armed citizen defensive gun uses, or more often, when taken out by rivals.

Does that sound harsh? Nature often is. There can be repercussions for bad choices in this universe and the most likely way to avoid them is to make better choices.

“Now Markey is introducing legislation to offer federal grants to reward states that adopt laws like ours,” Lehigh concludes. The answer to all our troubles is Markey’s “The Making America Safe and Secure — that is, the MASS Act.”

Even Obama paid lip service to the admission that “what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne.” No more. One size fits all. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. Ed Markey says so.

“[T]here is going to be no better case for removal of the filibuster,” Markey declared, anticipating what to do if his bill fails in the Senate — again.

That, of course, is a Democrat goal they are pushing regardless. As  Gun Owners of America warns:

“In an apocalyptic environment where the filibuster has been eradicated, you can expect to see a Democrat Congress ramming through gun bans, gun owner registration and more. And to make sure that everything they do is ruled ‘legal,’ anti-gun Democrats have threatened to pack the U.S. Supreme Court.”

If that happens, it will be game over for political “solutions” and we will have reached that most dangerous situation President John F. Kennedy, an NRA Life Member who understood the importance of the Second Amendment as a safeguard against tyranny, by the way, foresaw:

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

While Markey and Rosenthal, and Bloomberg, and the idiots from The Globe’s editorial department are busy trying to set that up, shall we look at the types of headlines we can come to expect if they succeed in implementing the MASS Act, which for all the promises has somehow failed to impress criminals who laugh at fools who obey gun laws:

  • Homicides and shootings are on the rise nationwide. Boston is no different.
  • In the year of COVID-19, Boston homicides and shootings spiked. Why?

Hey, those are Boston Globe headlines.  Don’t the editorialists talk to the news guys?

In any case, if they try imposing Markey’s tyranny on “Deplorable” America, look for new headlines reflecting the citizens’ answers.


About 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.

David Codrea

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Laddyboy
Laddyboy
8 months ago

“Taking to social media, New Jersey attorney and rights advocate Evan Nappen wrote that the 35 people signing onto Feinstein’s legislation were “Oath-Breakers, Rights-Takers, Gun Bigots, Liberty-Haters, Bought & Owned by Bloomturd (and) Pearl-Clutchers.”

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
8 months ago

“The small hands of children and big power of machine guns are a deadly combination,” Markey said in a statement.  Paper, pen, printer and politicians are far more threatening to American children than all the bad guys or “tiny children with weapons of war.” Paraphrasing and expanding a noted quotation: I agree with removing dangerous weapons from unstable people. Let’s start with typewriters, computers, microphones, politicians’ votes, and mail-in ballots. A legislator with a bill is far more dangerous to the populace as a whole than a citizen….good or bad….with a gun.  The bad guy with a gun poses short term… Read more »

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
8 months ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

Correction on the spelling of this “representative” = Malarkey is correct.

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
8 months ago

Those who support gun control are either stupid or tyrants. Stopping the latter is strictly business, while stopping the former is favor for humanity.

KK
KK
8 months ago

“Common Sense Gun Laws”??? Outlawing semi-automatic AR15 type rifles and standard full capacity magazines is NOT a “reasonable compromise” – IT IS THE ENDGAME! It is the difference between an effectively armed citizenry that possesses the capability to defend it’s freedoms and secure it’s safety – and a citizenry restricted by law to low capacity sporting arms that NO LONGER possesses the capability to defend it’s freedoms and secure it’s safety! They know this very well – it is the SOLE reason they feel the NEED to take them – they rely on the majority of Americans that are TOTALLY… Read more »

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
8 months ago
Reply to  KK

: I disagree with on word in your excellent comment. “Black” needs to be changed to “THUGS and CRIMINALS”. Why Muggers, Assaulters and killers come in all colors of humankind who are WANTON to HARM others. IE: BLM, Antifa, KKK, Nazis, etc..

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
8 months ago

God bless all non-government employees who pay/have paid a lot of taxes and who haven’t committed any violent crimes.

donfranko
donfranko
8 months ago

All this only ends one of two ways:

SCOTUS rules that the 2A means exactly what it says and it applies to ALL 50 states and every citizen. OR

Our own government forces a CW2 upon us, and we install a new constitutional government after we take control of our country again.

I’m hoping (praying actually) for the best, but preparing for the worst. God bless our troops, vets, and law officers.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
8 months ago
Reply to  donfranko

“Our own government forces a CW2 upon us, and we install a new constitutional government after we take control of our country again.”

“God bless our troops, vets, and law officers.”

Huh.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
8 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

; HUH??? Can you not comprehend ENGLISH — the Americans’ Language?!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
8 months ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Laddyboy,
Do you not see an ironic inconsistency with what donfranko wrote?

lktraz
lktraz
8 months ago
Reply to  donfranko

I concur with the exception of calling the possible forced action CW2 as opposed to RW2. In essence we wouldn’t be opposing the citizenry who reside on the other side of the fence as much as the government sector residing there.

Finnky
Finnky
8 months ago
Reply to  lktraz

You would not be directly fighting “the government sector”. You would be fighting their minions- those troops and law officers you so cheerfully support.
I say when they are shooting dogs and families of gun owners in order to “safely” get the gun owner – turn about is fair play. Police benevolent society helps getting cops to obey, knowing their family will be cared for if “the worst” happens (they die on the job). Their attitudes will change when the narrative has been flipped.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
8 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

LEOs come right out and post on this site that they believe LEOs should enforce any future law which they are ordered to enforce, that non-LEOs should obey all future laws, that it’s ok for LEOs to be exempt from those same laws, and that people should still treat them like heroes. The response among many non-LEOs? “God bless our LEOs.” How many Ruby Ridge type incidents, caused by LEOs, will it take before “conservatives” stop worshipping the very people who will stomp on them for not registering their semiautomatic firearm? There are good LEOs – I support good LEOs… Read more »

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
8 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

Legal LAW ABIDING AMERICAN CITIZENS —- MUST have — the same RIGHTS as the Police use when they are FORCED to fire their weapon in DEFENCE of life. “IMMUNITY” from Prosecution of ANY KIND in ANY COURT! IE: K. Rittenhouse

Stag
Stag
8 months ago
Reply to  donfranko

The mental gymnastics it takes to condemn government and worship government in the same comment is mind boggling.

Core
Core
8 months ago

These authoritarian leaders do not have a gun control argument that holds up to the bologna test. They always resort to claims that they have spoken to blah blah police etc. and gas light every shooting carried out by the mentally ill and mostly leftist radicals. We will no comply, we will not have our constitutional rights stolen! There will be no registration and regulation for free law abiding people period!!!

Finnky
Finnky
8 months ago
Reply to  Core

What about formerly law abiding? After all if you refuse to register, you are no longer “law abiding.” To them you instantly become a “violent felon” – in possession of a firearm!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
8 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@F; Any gun law that is CONTRARY to the Constitution IS EMMEDIATELY NULL AND VOID. It does not matter how much “color of law” is applied. UNLAWFUL IS UNLAWFUL!!!!!!

Larry
Larry
8 months ago

THIS is the Orange Man Bad.

loveaduck
loveaduck
8 months ago

Is it Sen Markey or Malarkey?

DDS
DDS
8 months ago

“The Making America Safe and Secure — that is, the MASS Act.”

Spoken like a true MASShole.

KK
KK
8 months ago
Reply to  DDS

From NH are ya?

Morrigan
Morrigan
8 months ago

Have these people looked at crime stats in BAHS-ton lately?

RayJN
RayJN
8 months ago
Reply to  Morrigan

They will never be confused by facts or give into them.

TNJEWBOY
TNJEWBOY
8 months ago

Markley, Markey has a, soft head. He is another reason why we must nullify the Seventeeth Amendment.

After all. People (?) like him want to protect criminals and traitors.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
8 months ago

The United States capital complex is fenced off with military troops standing guard while these elected fools are calling for more gun laws taking away god given rights and at the same time they are calling for defunding the police. All republican congress people should be screaming about what these socialists are doing to our country and they should be on the floor of the senate and house telling the world what is happening to freedom, but don’t stop there, use the media and internet to fight back. If any elected official won’t stand up for our freedoms and rights… Read more »

Arny
Arny
8 months ago

After reading transcripts from Linn Woods I could see why so many want the people disarmed. Especially if more videos start surfacing. Not really sure how legit the testimony is. But further research into the claims may prove a need for 2A to rid the filth within our Govt. Pedos, incest & dirty deals involving murders. Judges, politicians, ATF, CEYEA, FIB, Why are the missing children hardly ever found ? https://populist.press/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/FULL-Transcript-of-Whistleblower-Interview.pdf

Jonesy
Jonesy
8 months ago

Known up in this area as: Mr. Frosty as reference to his first and only job that he ever had before he started wallowing in the Trough.

Wolfyrex
Wolfyrex
8 months ago

Keep your gun grabbing fingers in taxachusetts, bitch! West Virginians will bury your cronies if you try that shit here!

nrringlee
nrringlee
8 months ago

The slow and steady march through the institutions is nearly complete. Please take note that here, in the US this anti liberty cabal is composed of radical Marxists working in concert with billionaires to subvert the liberty of the many. Folks have been asleep for so long that they barely notice the steady creep of the creeps in to every aspect of your daily life. Note states like California and NY, ruled by thugs, ruled by dictat, people cowed in to submission. That is the progressive utopia dreamed of by generations of power hungry, Godless academics and coffee house Bolsheviks… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
8 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

True enough. but what I cannot comprehend is this: their activists, the hewers of wood and drawers of water (slaves) that promote their ideas and values WILL be tossed aside like yesterday’s used toilet paper long before the string pulling poohbahs rise to their thrones. But the minions are so stupid they do not see this coming. And THAT is the amazing part. THey buy their line, sinkers and hooks all together, utterly clueless as to what is most certainly coming. When they (the slave-minions) will be loaded onto the cattle cars to head off to their “convention” it will… Read more »