We know that private background check laws are ineffective. We know that this bill will not deter criminals. The studies and statistics are plain; criminal do not get the majority of their guns from online classifieds or gun shows. No background check can detect the evil in the human heart.
Democrats and gun banners do not care about facts. They want to ban guns, period, or at least make it as difficult as possible for you to own, shoot, and acquire them. Even if you don’t believe in the Devil, evil is at the heart of all gun control. Evil is a conspiracy all its own, working off of the naive good thoughts of manipulated teenages, the mental and physical scars of shooting victims, and the power-hungry nature of politicians. Leftists claim to know what’s best for you, and if you disagree with them, ultimately they will persecute you, jail you, and kill you for not going along.
Banning private gun sales is entirely about cutting off a source of firearms the government cannot trace. Deep behind the push for “universal background checks” is the later moves in this chess game where all the dealer transactions must be reported and recorded in a registry. Then, they will want the dealers to scan in their Form 4473s to track past gun purchases. You might even be required to register what you have at home. They’ll cross check those 4473s to see what you have and if you reported it.
We need guns the government does not know about so that they cannot take them from us. Off-the-books guns in the hands of ordinary, law-abiding citizens is a bulwark against tyranny. Our founding fathers knew this and included the Second Amendment for this explicit reason. Coming just off a bloody war of revolution fought largely by militiamen with their own weapons. American civilian ownership of firearms is to kill those who would tyrannize you.
Nevermind convenience or low prices. That’s all nice, but it’s not why I’m opposed.
Not all of us are going to go out tyrant hunting and killing politicians and bureaucrats. Not everyone will stand-up to the armed arrest/confiscation teams by going down in a blaze of glory upon a pile of hot brass. Those options are last resorts that encourage us to engage in legal, democratic solutions to avoid them.
Sure, there will be a hot portion to the coming civil war, but not all of it is the stuff of action-fiction. Some of us will bide our time, just trying to survive, and protect our families from the rabid hordes of Leftist thugs that might be mobilized against us at any time. Mob violence is a hallmark of tyrannical and socialist regimes. We’ve seen Antifa on the streets; in a socialist dystopia, this will be one of the main means of keeping people in line.
So let’s not pretend the hoplopaths in Carson City and Washington care about your rights or even your safety. Our opinions do not matter; we do not write the donation checks and have no influence. They want to virtue signal and look like they’ve done something (and keep their party donors happy). Remember that the Second Amendment and unknown guns owned by the anonymous is specifically for to kill those that would kill you or otherwise subject you to tyranny.
The time for niceties, reason, and politeness have died.
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Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
The View From Out West