We have to understand our enemy. Yes, I call the anti-rights gun grabbers our enemy. They want the average citizen disarmed. The gun grabbers want us dependent on the government for our safety. We need to understand our enemy so we can better persuade the average guy on the street that we are right and our enemy is wrong. That is how we will retain our right of armed self-defense.
The gun-grabbers want to punish honest gun owners even though we have not hurt anyone. That is bigotry, plain and simple. If you don’t want a firearm, then don’t own one. But these anti-rights gun grabbers want to use the government to enforce their bigotry on everyone. The anti-rights bigots say that all private gun owners have to be disarmed since someone… somewhere… is evil. Their reasoning is simple, if misguided. Let me explain where the anti-rights bigots are wrong and we are right.
The bigoted gun-grabber believes he is performing a balancing test of competing harms. The bigots know it is bad to weaken honest citizens. The bigots also know that evil exists, and they want bad people disarmed. The bigot imagines that bad people get guns from honest gun owners. The gun-grabbing bigot says, “some people are bad, so we need to take guns away from all civilians.” Their solution is to weaken everyone… at the point of a gun.
The bigots ignore that criminals don’t get guns through regulated outlets. The gun grabbers don’t care that all of us become more vulnerable when ordinary citizens are disarmed. The anti-rights bigots are willing to eliminate the right of self-defense in order to feed their anti-gun fantasy. Our lives are an inconsequential sacrifice to their utopian vision of a gun-free society. Our lives don’t matter.
Do you hear the contradiction inherent in those bigoted assumptions? The fearful gun grabber didn’t take his question one important step further. If some men are evil, then why concentrate power in the hands of a few government officials? The gun grabbers ignore that important question. A politician can not be trusted with power any more than the citizens who elected him. I will go a step further. We should not give great power to politicians and the police because some men are evil and all men are weak in the face of temptation. The anti-rights bigot ignores that. He simply clings tighter to his gun-free fantasy and puts a halo on politicians and the police.
We shouldn’t do that. History shows us that great power leads to great violence. We might pretend that people are different today, but history also says that human nature is the one unchanging thing throughout history. We’ve seen that sociopaths are drawn to power, and we’ve seen sociopaths in politics and in the police force before.
So who should have power? The American experiment believed in a strong populace and a weak government. Stated simply, I trust my neighbor’s judgment. I’m willing to empower him with tools of self-defense. I’m willing to let my neighbor have powerful tools even though those tools could be misused. I’m far more willing to trust my neighbor… than to trust a politician.
That is what I learned from history. That is what we have to teach our fellow citizens in order to protect our right of armed self-defense. The good news is that our neighbors believe us rather than the anti-rights bigots. We are winning.
Whom do you trust with power, your neighbor… or a politician?