January 27, 2023

Claiming “Backfire” in Gun Control Debate is Premature and Misleading

I was just reading a rousing rendition from Michael Adams at Natural News, about how “The push for gun control, however, has spectacularly backfired.” Adams’ long list of events that he believes are the result of backfiring against, “people like Biden, Bloomberg, Cuomo, Feinstein and Obama,” is impressive and on the surface one can easily be drawn into the ticker tape victory parade and exclaim, “We showed them!”

I have no intention of trying to prove facts wrong. I’ll leave that up to the liberals and “True Believers.” What I would like to caution readers about are two things that are openly present in this article. Let’s address the first one.

As Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over til it’s over”, the same can be said in this Second Amendment battle. How do we measure success and failure or winning and losing?” Isn’t the bottom line here, that when all the dust settles, there is no further destruction in the Second Amendment? While we may claim more people went out and bought guns, and more people joined the NRA, etc., etc. the deaf and out of touch tyrants on Capital Hill are still agog about writing gun control legislation and the republicans have indicated they are willing to sit down and talk about expanding and enhancing background checks on guns. Should this or any other anti Second Amendment bill pass, where’s the victory in that?

Oh, yes! I will be called an idealist, a Second Amendment purist, a radical and God forbid, one of those not willing to compromise away my right to defend and protect myself and my family. Can I honestly do that when the very government that wants me disarmed is the same government that is going to approve my “background” check? After all, I’m probably on the Government’s terror watch list because of my activism and outspokenness against a tyrannical government.

Why is it that people are eager to systematically erode the Second Amendment to a point where it is useless? Why? The cry goes out for public safety and yet, history shows any imbecile that taking away gun rights increases violent crime and lessens public safety. Why do we do this?

The Second Amendment is simple really – “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” It took 217 years for the United States Supreme Court to affirm that the Second Amendment is an individual right, but in his majority opinion, Justice Scalia made sure that the world understood that the Second Amendment in no way guaranteed there wouldn’t be “reasonable” limits placed on this Bill of Right. This of course left the door wide open, rendering the actual decision as not having much grip at all. The same can be said in NRA v Chicago. People have a right to have a gun but the courts refuse to apply the pure rights intended by the founding fathers.

One can argue that the First Amendment rights of the press do more damage, emotionally and psychologically than any gun violence does, but do we see the same emotional clap trap taking place of placing limits on the First Amendment? Why is it then that Americans, including the self absorbed egoists in Washington, are so wanting to limit Second Amendment rights but it’s taboo to touch freedom of the press or freedom of speech?

The second issue I want to bring up that’s discussed in this article is the claim that it’s a backfire, a victory for gun rights advocates that, gun rights are threatening to use violence if necessary to push back. This is not a victory for gun rights but would be a huge victory for the Marxist regime of President Obama. I have contended all along that it is the goal of this administration to piss off enough people, to do whatever it takes, to get them into the streets displaying violence. Just including this kind of violent threats in any gun rights discussion, incites anger and plays right into the hands of the despots.

While it is grand to rally the troops with thoughts of the things that did happen as a result of the attempt at grabbing our guns, let’s not forget that many of the things that took place were done to test the reactions of the people so the government and those who control the government, get a better sense as to how far and how quickly they need to move to accomplish their goals.

We should not be so quick to wave the victory flag when it ain’t over til it’s over!