Taliban Confiscates Civilian Held Firearms on Day One, Way to Go Joe

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Taliban Confiscates Civilian Held Firearms on Day One, Way to Go Joe IMG NRA-ILA

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- There is no shortage of historical examples of tyrants using gun control to facilitate the brutalization of a population. The Third Reich used firearm restrictions to control their political enemies and the countries they occupied. The communist countries of the Warsaw Pact tightly controlled or outlawed civilian access to arms. In China, as the Law Library of Congress has noted, “the Firearms-Control Law generally prohibits any private possession of firearms.”

Following in the footsteps of other totalitarian regimes, the newly-empowered Taliban has taken to disarming Afghan civilians as one of its first orders of business. The Afghan capital of Kabul fell to the Islamist militants on August 15. By August 16, the Taliban was already confiscating civilian firearms.

Reuters item from the 16th explained,

Taliban fighters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, started collecting weapons from civilians on Monday because people no longer need them for personal protection, a Taliban official said.

“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians,” the official told Reuters.

The Taliban’s fear of an armed populace is understandable. Prior to the U.S. invasion in 2001, the extremist group ruled over the country with an iron fist. The population was routinely abused for failing to live up to the Taliban’s religious edicts with public punishments including, beheadings, stonings, and dismemberment.

There are recent reports that the militants are already going door-to-door seeking out their political adversaries. Reuters reported that in the city of Jalalabad the Taliban opened fire on protesters attempting to replace the group’s flag with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan flag, killing three. Other reports described a scene where women and children were beaten bloody outside the Kabul airport.

Like other despots, the Taliban understands that firearms are a means to political power. Thankfully, in the U.S., those means and power are held with the citizenry. All those who support a free society should work to ensure it remains there.


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handload223
handload223
1 month ago

One of the Military’s epic blunders, we as Tax payers, Active duty and Veterans, should be appalled. If they are not going to be redeployed, they should be blown in place so they cannot be use against the people we were protecting, our Allies, or us. Now we are going to replace that stockpile of equipment for round three. Let us be honest it is coming, especially with the Zealot’s taking over. Now it aids them in their choices for the people; join us or die and Join us or die. From difficulty aimed steel pipes to Long Boys. Do not get me wrong, but… Read more »

chocopot
chocopot
1 month ago

“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians,” the official told Reuters.

Of course, this all depends on one’s definition of “INNOCENT,” doesn’t it?

chocopot
chocopot
1 month ago
Reply to  chocopot

Well put. Thank you for that.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  chocopot

Fuck that and fuck them!

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 month ago

The gates at the Kabul airport have been welded shut. Thousands of Americans are still in Kabul unable to get to the airport.
Biden will announce “We got out all the Americans that wanted to leave. Any Americans still in Kabul WANTED to remain”.

The American people sit quietly, wallowing in their cowardice.

JPM
JPM
1 month ago

Biden’s handlers watching how the Taliban deals with an armed population and taking notes.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  JPM
JPM
JPM
1 month ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

You got that right. If they try doing the same here, I guarantee the result will not be the same.

Arny
Arny
1 month ago

No difference between Taliban & Democrats, (Rhinos). They are one of the same. Just look back at Obama & Joes tour in the ME. Quite a few examples of Arming ISIS. Accidental air drops. lol Heavily armed bases just left because of a handful of fighters with small arms. They need to worship their GOD (GUNS,OIL,DRUGS)

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
1 month ago

Clownshow Joe Biden has made his socialist , communist agendas perfectly clear . Freedom loving Americans must never surrender to these evil people like Joe and Kamala who want to rule with a iron fist over all Americans . The Democrats can go strait to hell , freedom loving Americans will never surrender to thier tyranny. We will water the tree with you liberal morons first clownshow Joe !

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
1 month ago

Notice how the ones screaming the loudest are not gearing up and heading over,
20 years in to many of our soldiers killed or maimed and yet the Chicken hawks demand More, more, more

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

It’s a shame you don’t have a clue. That or you’re a bald face liar. I tried to get over there to play in the big sandbox twice. I even had tanker put on my CDL. They wouldn’t take me because of my diabetes. I just tried again. But I figured I probably wouldn’t be chosen because I’m mostly in a wheelchair even though I can still drive and shoot. At least I got to play in the Nam.
So…your thoughts are totally stupid. There are lots more like me but who are in much better condition.

hoss
hoss
1 month ago

Biden is a buffoon, and a fool. Come to think of it so is anyone, or Org. that has ever had anything to do with gun control. Are you hearing me NRA you treasonous bunch of CRBs?

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 month ago
Reply to  hoss

Odd that you say nothing about the REAL enemy, the democrats, instead of the NRA.
What a good GOA, SAF stooge.

Last edited 1 month ago by tetejaun
hoss
hoss
1 month ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Sheeple like you are the problem. Sheeple like you are the reason it is hard for those who really care about this country to ever get together, because you try to create division in the ranks. Believe me there are those who know you, and won’t forget!

willyd
willyd
1 month ago
Reply to  hoss

As seen with his ASS_NINE handling of Afghanistan, and HE WANTS TO DISARM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, I SAY TIMETO SAY NO WAY, Time to remove the TRASH that are supposed to be representing FROM OFFICE FOR TREASON and ABANDING THEIR OATH OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago

Hey NRA… FIRE WAYNE!

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

If they just fire LaPew it’ll be cover to return to corruption as usual. The whole vampire nest must be staked, including the entire rubber stamp board.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

There are a couple good BOD’s in the NRA, it’s only the current crop that must go. Since the failed 1990’s attempt to oust WLP, he simply stacked the Board with sycophants and fellow grifters so he would be immune from accountability and the membership itself.

Sadly, at this point the NRA’s existence does more harm than good, and burying the stinking corpse would be an act of mercy. The functions heretofore performed by the NRA can be split between FPC, GOA, JPFO, USCCA, CCWsafe, and SAFTEA.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

A bad hunt has nothing to do with WLP’s malfeasance and outright corruption. Stay focused or GTFO, Schart.

Last edited 1 month ago by Henry Bowman
Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Schart World

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