The Leftist Push For Gun Control Is Really About Controlling The ‘Deplorables’

Written by John DeGroff on February 23, 2018

Given the current emotional climate in the country now after the most recent school shooting, it would probably be considered exploitive to write an article about this incident. However, my focus is not on the victims, their families or even the piece of garbage who did the shooting. Rather, I want to take a look at the liberal reaction. Granted, that reaction is what we’ve come to expect.

Of course, most of that reaction has been the loud chorus of “We have to do something!” Well, liberals certainly are doing something, and it has come to be what is mostly expected after such an incident.

What we’re experiencing empirically is what we can expect. (Empirical is what is based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic. In other words, what kind of liberal reaction are we seeing with our own eyes?)

Chicago’s mayor, and former Barak Hussein Obama administration Chief of Staff Rahm Immanuel is quoted as saying: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Now, in order to be fair and balanced, this quote is actually from a meeting concerning our country’s energy needs where Immanuel spoke on Nov. 19, 2008. (FactCheck.org) However, the Barak Hussein Obama administration certainly practiced this concept repeatedly. Apparently, this concept has also been made a part of the liberal/Dems playbook.

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So, what are liberals trying to do? Let’s take a look at what can be considered the cornerstones of liberalism:
No personal responsibility-at any time for anything.
You are always a victim.
The rule of law doesn’t matter-or apply to you.
There is no God but government.

The main talking point of “We have to do something…” is centering entirely on guns. While conservatives (and honestly, even a few liberals) are starting to address the mental health of the shooter, the overall focus and cry from Media (D) is of course guns. Or specifically “gun crime”.

I’m so sick and tired of hearing that phrase “gun crime”. If the gun is to blame for how it’s used, then why, oh why, don’t we hear this: “What about…knife crime; tire iron crime; baseball bat crime; poison crime; plane crash crime; vehicle crime; strangulation crime; etc., etc.” For that matter, the first murder recorded in the Bible (Gen. 4:8) is when Cain killed his brother Able. Biblical tradition says that Cain used a rock to do so, although the exact weapon used is not mentioned. Nonetheless, why don’t we hear cries of “rock/heavy blunt object crime”?

The point here is that if you really desire to kill someone, there are methods besides firearms that can accomplish the task. But it’s only guns that seemingly are part of “crime”. Why?

I’ll take a stab (sorry, bad pun….) at answering that. It’s because of a little American tradition of Constitutional rights, in particular the Second Amendment. There is an entire library worth of reading material out there concerning how important our Constitutional rights are and the struggle we’ve had as a nation to keep these rights and freedoms from disappearing.

For liberals, though, the Constitution is an impediment to their desire to control the rest of us deplorables. Guns, and our right to keep and bear arms, will always be the focus of their animus. And remember, personal responsibility and the rule of law are not important. Any opportunity to blame the gun, not the shooter, will always be the liberal focus. It’s never about gun control. It’s about deplorable control.

Liberals have been incrementally chipping away at the Second Amendment in subtle ways we don’t even realize. The concept of “self-control” is now mocked. The only truth that matters is now “your truth”, which is the existentialist view that there is no certain knowledge of what is right and wrong. It is now wrong to discipline a child, even your own, in the home as well as school. Government will take care of everything, not God.

Liberals hate America, American values and any and all patriotic Americans. If they can take away our means of self-protection, via cries of “gun crime”, then they win.

In closing, I’d like to offer a quote from Kurt Schlichter:

“Liberals so desperately want to disarm us because they hate us, and they yearn to break us and humiliate us and make us give in. When you own a weapon and can defend yourself and your rights, you are a citizen. When you do not, you are a subject. Your dignity gnaws at them.”
(Townhall.com 11/9/17)

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John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.

 

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