It didn’t take long after the recent tragic murders at a Charleston church for the anti-gun rhetoric to get started. Whenever there’s any kind of murder with a gun inside the United States, we inevitably hear the call for more gun control.
I should clarify this point and say that there aren’t calls for gun control within the establishment whenever a police officer kills someone with a gun.
So the anti-gun people are not really anti-gun. They are just anti-gun for regular people who don’t possess a government license. They have no problem fully arming the government.
One of the first public comments alluding to more gun control came from none other than Hillary Clinton, whose lifelong dream is to rule over others at the top.
There’s an almost perfect correlation between the call for more gun control and advocating big government. It’s not a coincidence that those who believe the government is the solution to all of our problems are the same people who call for more gun control, or even outright bans.
Preventing peaceful people from owning guns is not an answer to violence any more than banning cars would be an answer to car accidents. Even if guns were legally banned, it would still not ensure that we would see reduced violence. The criminals tend not to follow the laws anyway. That’s why they’re criminals.
But there’s a bigger story here that doesn’t get enough attention. The best reason for allowing peaceful people to own guns is because it is a final check against government tyranny.
This seems far-fetched to many today in the United States because one person with a gun would be nothing for a small swat team, let alone a giant military. But we should not ignore the symbolism of gun ownership and its relation to a free society.
Again, it is no coincidence that nearly every tyrannical dictator who ever existed tried to disarm the populace, particularly if he felt threatened by any segments of the populace. When the Jews were marched off to concentration camps in Nazi-Germany, most of them did not have guns.
This isn’t to say that we are going to end up like Nazi-Germany if we get more gun control, but we should also not fool ourselves into thinking that the elitist politicians who want to disarm the populace are doing so because they actually care about reducing violent crime.
Playing Politics, But Still Some Good News for Liberty
Ironically, Hillary Clinton had just visited Charleston, South Carolina before the killings happened. When she spoke about the event, she did not come right out and say that she wanted to ban guns or increase gun control. She was a bit more subtle than that.
Clinton asked, “How many people do we need to see cut down before we act?”
Who is “we” and what “act” is she talking about?
She also said, “We have to face the hard truths about race, violence, guns and division.”
And we can be sure that these “hard truths” will lead to more calls for gun control. Maybe she will also call for more affirmative action while she’s at it.
Another interesting thing that Clinton said was that, “a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that’s not acceptable. You don’t talk like that on talk radio.”
She was referring to Donald Trump. She decided to join in the party on beating him up. She just took it a step higher by implying that his rhetoric is somehow responsible for mass murder.
For some reason, Hillary Clinton never mentions the fact that most of these mass shootings are done by people taking psychotropic drugs, which the government is more than happy to push onto millions of people.
While Hillary Clinton is the current favorite for the Democratic nomination, things can change quickly as we saw in 2008. And if Clinton thinks that a message about guns and race is going to propel her into the White House, she better rethink her strategy. Even some Democrats do not like to constantly hear the anti-gun rhetoric.
We have heard from Obama on this issue during his presidency. He tried to use other mass shootings as a call for more gun control. But his agenda also fell flat on its face.
Americans own more guns than any other country. Ownership is widespread. It is also mostly legal in most places in the U.S. Some places are obviously better than others.
This is symbolic that there is still some liberty left in America. Hillary Clinton can talk about guns all day long, but most American gun owners are not going to willingly give up their firearms. This is good news.
I know Clinton doesn’t want to talk about Libya or Obamacare too much, but gun control is going to be a losing issue. Her love for big government and power will not let her stay silent on the issue though.