The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. — Eowyn, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (movie quote)
They’ve been trying to get ‘er done for some time. Everything we see in the media right now are just the new tactics. The attacks on the NRA seem pointless, but I don’t think the Organized Left cares about taking down the NRA. Not really. A mindset is being planted.
That’s why I’m not interested in arguing with people who want to leave me defenseless against the next demonic attack … er … mass shooting. Most pro-gun commentators, including me, figured out a while back that the Organized Left had long wanted to turn the USA into a full-blown Leftist Paradise — one likely to be replete with cartels and jihadists armed with AK-47s and the like, true automatic rifles — have long had one fact which makes the transformation an iffy proposition: personal and legal ownership of firearms.
I said the following in 2003, the first year I started blogging:
It’s been demonstrated that states which have liberal (not Liberal) CCW regulations tend to have lower violent crime rates, so what could be the purpose of not adopting these regulations? Why would a government not want its citizens to be able to protect themselves?
- The government may want the average citizen to depend on the government for his/her protection. This will plant the idea that citizens can count on the government for nearly all of their needs. No, it doesn’t matter how demonstrably false the idea is. As we’ve seen in countless other matters, as long as the lie seed is planted, the lie will flourish, serenely unhindered by the facts.
- A government may want to be able to act with autonomy without worrying about an armed citizenry rising up in protest. (See National Socialist Germany, the Soviet Union and Cuba.)
- When a certain segment of its citizenry is hardest hit by gun violence, a government may just “let them kill each other,” taking care of the problem that way, or so it would seem. The government figures that the law-abiding citizens will eventually just give up and move out. (See Chicago.)
Are any of these suppositions—or others–part of the goals of those who continue to chip away at the Second Amendment? I don’t know. I do know that it has been continuously demonstrated both in the USA and in other countries that an unarmed citizenry is a vulnerable one—both from small-time crooks and from the big-time ones.
The Facebook/Twitter/CNN posing is fun, but when all is said and done, the anti-gun elite want you dead or afraid to die, which, spiritually, amount to the same thing.
RELATED: Gun Control and the Desire to “Improve” Humankind.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.
Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar for his new not-GoDaddy host!
Or hit Juliette’s!
UPDATE DTG: Welcome Insty readers, check out why the left can’t afford to let Sheriff Israel resign and also check out our CPAC coverage we shot over 70 videos/intervies that will be blogged over the next 30 days
DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The story (blogged) so far:
Wednesday Feb 20
Voices at CPAC 2018 Kira Innis (Two Angles)
Monday Feb 26th
Voices of CPAC 2018 Greg Penglis of WEBY 1330 Radio
Sunday Feb 25th
CPAC 2018 Dutch Kitchen Cannoli Sicilian from Brooklyn Approved
Saturday Feb 24th
CPAC 2018 / Don’t give a VUK Meet the Voter the Media Narrative says Does Exist
Friday Feb 23rd
Voices at CPAC 2018 Senator Ted Cruz Answers Two Question for DaTechGuy
Thurs Feb 22nd
We Interrupt CPAC 2018 for CNN and their Gun Control Galaxy Quest Moment
Voices of CPAC 2018: Ron from PA
Wed Feb. 21st
Voices at CPAC 2018 Vicki from Minnesota
Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Educators We talk Students and Math
DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking
If you don’t want to wait or my blog posts to see my interviews my youtube channel is here.
Full CPAC 2017 list (for those who feel nostalgic) is here
A reminder I have copies of my Book Hail Mary the perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer available at CPAC with me, price $7 and I will happily sign them for you.
Or you can just order it on Amazon
If you’d like to continue to support independent journalism, help defray the $140 a month extra I’ll need for my new hosting site) and think my CPAC 2018 reporting is worthwhile please consider hitting DaTipJar here.
Consider subscribing. 7 more subscribers at $20 a month will pay the monthly price for the new host/server.