Article by Bob Livingston at PersonalLiberty.com 27 June 2016
The gun grabbers tell you they want more gun control in order to keep you safe. But that is the Big Lie.
If they really wanted to limit guns used most to murder people they’d target handguns, which are used in. Of 8,124 murders using a firearm in 2014, handguns were used 5,562 times. Rifles were used to murder someone only 248 times. And the dreaded “assault weapon” the politicians make such a kerfuffle over is a subset of rifles, so the number of people killed by those is much lower.
That is evidence the government assault on so-called “assault rifles” is just a show designed to confuse, deflect and cause conflict and a means to begin the incremental steps to a complete gun ban.
According to the FBI, shotguns were used more than rifles (262 times), and Joe Biden says you ought to buy one to shoot from your front porch to scare intruders away. Knives (1,567 times) were the most-used weapon of choice after firearms, followed by “weapon not stated (830 times), what the FBI calls “personal weapons” (hands, fists, feet, etc., 660 times) and blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc., 435 times).
Of course, keeping us safe is not the goal of the politicians or the gun grabbers or anyone else who would deign to make your choices for you. If they wanted to keep us safe, they would institute “doctor control.” Doctors kill almost a million soon-to-be-born babies a year and more than 1 million more Americans die each year of iatrogenic deaths (doctor or hospital error) and adverse reactions from prescription drugs. The total number of annual homicides using all means (less than 12,000) pales in comparison to doctor-caused deaths.
It’s not politically correct to say it, but most homicides are gang bangers killing other gang bangers, gang bangers killing people standing near their gang banger targets or gang bangers killing people they’ve targeted for crime. Your chance of dying from a gunshot if you are not a gang banger or not committing suicide is 0.0005417721518987342 percent. The media won’t tell you that.
As I’ve told you before, when you hear a politician say he wants “to keep you safe” or he’s doing something “for the children,” what he’s really saying is he wants to steal your liberty. If there’s one constant in politics it’s that the law being considered will do the opposite of what the politician tells you it will do.
All modern governments are organized crime legitimized by the police power of the state. There is illegal crime and there is legal crime. We tend to accept government crime because it has made itself politically legal and politically palatable with such propaganda myths as “democracy.”
All economic power, political power and religious power are vested in the state. The state manages the system backed by police power. Police power is civil and military.
The German state under Adolf Hitler was organized crime protected by visible military power, whereas American so-called democracy is a police state without the jack boots and the swastika. Police power in a modern “democracy” appears more benevolent because it is more subtle or more invisible. But police power is ever present. It normally isolates and prosecutes enemies of the state, radiating its presence through the controlled media for public obedience. This type of police state is accurately described as benevolent totalitarianism. Sometimes, however, it misfires and rears its despotic head in actions like Waco and Ruby Ridge.
All national states have one thing in common. They want all uncontrolled arms of the people confiscated. And just as governments occasionally misfire, so do politicians. In the wake of the alleged Sandy Hook school shooting, Democrat Congressman Jerrold Nadler let slip how the agents of the state feel about the people owning guns:
One of the definitions of a nation state is that the state has a monopoly on legitimate violence. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.
If the premise of your question is that people are going to resist a tyrannical government by shooting machine guns at American troops, that’s insane.
Yes it is insane to think that and the government has made it so. Americans, except for a very small percentage, do not own any “machine guns” they can shoot at “American troops.” Thanks to illegal and illegitimate laws, they cannot own them without jumping through hoops and paying large sums of money required by the 1934 National Firearms Act, the 1968 Gun Control Act and the Hughes Amendment to the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act.
The only example of controlled arms in the hands of the people is Switzerland. And even this situation is quasi-military for home defense.
Why do all governments want to confiscate the firearms of their people? It is quite simple. The government political system fears an armed citizenry.
The gun grabbers’ useful idiots are quick to say that Americans with their AR15s are no match for the American military and to think that they could stand up to the U.S. military armed with AR15 is ludicrous. But Afghans resisted the Soviet Army and ran them off with their tails tucked. The Taliban in Afghanistan and the Iraqis resisted the vaunted U.S. military armed with AK47s and improvised exploding devices.
The authorities know full well that they, with all their high tech weapons, cannot subdue a determined people with private arms. This is why they want your guns. Therefore, they use all manner of spurious persuasion to get you to give up your arms and to exert hostility toward others who won’t. Same old divide and conquer.
The man or woman who silently keeps arms and learns to effectively use them is the greatest force there is in defense of freedom.
Organized crime, no matter how legitimate it may appear, wants no risk of being overthrown and no personal risk to the politicians and bureaucrats. It wants no threat to the state that it cannot calculate and control.
The state is therefore the enemy of the people. Otherwise it would not fear the people and want to disarm them. We can clearly understand disarmament because we recognize that the state and its bureaucrats and politicians are on one side and the people are on the other.
The frivolous debate of public safety against crime and criminals is laughable except media hype actually persuades more and more people of this pacifist nonsense. The bold and insane issue of gun control is that the cause of so-called “gun violence” is guns. Meanwhile, the U.S. government is creating violence with weapons of death all over the world.
The strategy of public persuasion with propaganda is far less risky to the state than physical force. Although, keep in mind that propaganda is force and leads as certain to conclusions in favor of the government.
Disarmament propaganda has been going on in the U.S. for many years, along with increased calls for stepped-up requirements of gun registration and piecemeal and continuous legislation. It ebbs and flows in intensity depending upon the political winds.
Before the final act of turning in your guns, as has happened in Canada and Australia, there appears every conceivable ruse of entrapment to make sure that the government can identify every gun owner and every pro-gun sympathizer. And every attack on gun ownership brings out the National Rifle Association’s marketing blitz appeals for new members.
Affixing your name and identity to the NRA is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Anyone naïve enough to believe that the NRA membership list won’t end up with gun confiscation authorities is too naïve to own a gun.
Gun confiscation is not child’s play. It has to do with the basic survival of human liberty. Americans should protect their private guns and keep their guns private. This is the first law of survival against the organized crime of the state.
Gun confiscation can be and is being speeded up. As we have seen, all the government needs for an excuse is a massacre or even the pretense of a massacre as in Sandy Hoax and the Orlando Pulse nightclub false flags. Then there is the overwhelming onslaught of propaganda in the form of public outrage and calls for the immediate outlawing of all guns owned by individuals. Yes, a lot of well-meaning dupes join in on the government media hype for gun control. But guns do not cause violence.
What happens to our safety when all guns are in the hands of power-hungry goons? They will plunder and kill under any pretext and without any pretext at all.
Rent the 1998 movie “Enemy of the State,” starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman. Alas, the wimps and simpletons who go along with gun control propaganda will discover to their horror that they are enemies of the state. Mind control is awesome power.
Get your defense gun before it’s too late. Incidentally, short handguns are of little use to most people who have had little or no experience with them. If you choose to buy a handgun you must also choose to get serious instruction on how to use it. And you must practice, practice, practice; and then carry it with you religiously.
Of course, if you are unfamiliar with guns, instruction on their use should come before you make a purchase, or at the very least at the time of purchase.
No liberty lover’s home should be without at least one long gun like a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot – which discourages attacks upon person and property far more convincingly than a handgun with very little instruction required for proper use — and a sporting rifle like an AR15.
Do it NOW. Home defense is a human right, not a privilege.