Democrats Gun Control Goes Stealth. : ThyBlackMan

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Democrats Gun Control Goes Stealth.

March 19, 2019 by  
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( The horrific massacre at the New Zealand mosque has incited demands for gun control there, but surprisingly not here in the United States. The contestants for the Democratic presidential nomination have been remarkably silent on the issue of the Second Amendment.

Cat got their tongue? They have been leapfrogging each other to go far left on other issues, ranging from climate change to immigration.

Their liberal base must be stultified at the candidates’ deafening silence on this central issue of the Democratic Party Platform, which calls for bans on “assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.” Three weeks ago the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the most sweeping gun control legislation in 20 years.

But leading Democrats fear a repeat of 2000, when they loudly demanded gun control in the wake of the Columbine high school shooting. Then came Charlton Heston’s famous performance at the NRA convention at which he publicly warned that nominee Al Gore would grab Heston’s guns only “from my cold, dead hands!”

Heston, who had won an Academy Award for his role in “Ben-Hur” and also starred in “The Ten Commandments,” campaigned against Gore on the issue of guns. Gore then backpedaled on the issue, pretending that he would not grab people’s guns while many voters knew that he and his party would do just that.

On Election Day in 2000 Gore then lost his home state of Tennessee, where the right to bear arms is paramount. That cost him the presidency against George W. Bush.

This time the Democratic presidential candidates are lying low on the issue of gun control until after the presidential election. Democrats are looking for more stealth ways to erode the Second Amendment, to fly undetected under the radar of most American voters.

The first way is to pack the Supreme Court with Democratic nominees. Obama Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed this approach, and there is even a new group called “Pack the Court.”

Multiple Democratic presidential contenders, from Elizabeth Warren to Beto O’Rourke, are open to the idea. If one of them were to defeat President Trump while their party takes Congress, they might add new justices to the Supreme Court to erode the Second Amendment.

Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt floated a similar idea in 1937 for a different reason, and his own party resoundingly rejected it then. But in those days the Democratic Party actually represented working Americans.

The Supreme Court could soon be presented with an appeal from the Connecticut Supreme Court, which ruled that the gun manufacturer Remington can be held liable for the Sandy Hook massacre. The Second Amendment will not mean much if gun manufacturers are driven out of business for crimes they never intended.

The second approach is to call a constitutional convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, at which delegates could support an amendment to repeal the Second Amendment entirely. Hawaii legislators attempted this approach with a resolution.

In both Australia and Great Britain, massacres enabled gun control forces to push through tight new restrictions on guns. Their entire political culture then shifted to the left as voters became less self-reliant and more dependent on government.

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic,” wrote longtime Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1833. He explained that the Second Amendment “offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”

Chelsea Clinton was met with criticism by students at New York University who blamed the carnage at the New Zealand mosque on her gentle criticism of the Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. So apparently President Trump is no longer the culprit for everything in the minds of leftists.

New Zealand itself is turning its sights on Facebook, Google and Twitter for how they provided an unregulated channel for the mass-murderer to live-stream his killings. Internet users then copied and reposted the hideous videos before those companies could take them down.

As three of the most liberal corporations in America, these Silicon Valley behemoths were slow to react to the New Zealand live-streaming. One reason may be that they devote much of their resources to censoring legitimate political speech.

Facebook admitted that a high-resolution video of the attack was downloaded 1.5 million times within the first 24 hours, and that 300,000 of these were unblocked. The mass murderer used its platform to promote his heinous crime live.

Multiple prior killings have been done by others who touted their evil deeds on Facebook. Yet there are no calls to ban Facebook, the way that liberals demand gun control.

Written by Andy Schlafy

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One Response to “Democrats Gun Control Goes Stealth.”
  1. Pelvo White, Jr. says:

    African Americans should consider the present political atmosphere before deciding to give up their guns.We must answer the real question which is who is here to protect us from the crazy white supremacist, and white nationalist?

    Psycho-physiological effects have a great deal to do with reluctance to add gun laws. Self-preservation comes before American ideals. The United States is a political and social experiment where we are ideally encouraged to defer our individual disputes to elected and appointed officials, but we have real doubts about the effectiveness of the authorities as our one and only saviors.

    We don’t trust them because political power is lethargic and responds after a lawless act has occurred. We know that we’re on our own to be victims or to defend ourselves with guns until the authorities arrive. We haven’t solved the problem of political lethargy. This is a dangerous slowness within which many Americans have been grossly maimed or have lost their lives. I believe that most gun owners aren’t unreasonable fanatics. The appetite for self-preservation is a strong, natural controller of human behavior. The will to live is as natural as sucking in your next breath rather than passing out from a lack of oxygen.

    We don’t have claws or fangs. We compete for survival with other things in nature. The invention of the gun was inspired out of man’s desire to overcome his inferior physical position in nature. Nature’s law of the survival of the fittest also accounts for our hunter-gatherer instincts. Guns help us to maintain our freedom and to stay at the top of the natural food chain.

    A gun is a sacred tool invented out of our imagination and longings to escape the dangers accompanying frail mortality. We longed for a superior weapon that allows us to have control over nature. The gun makes real the superhuman ideas of Western European mythologies relative to patriarchal protection that previously found expression through the telling of ancient stories about the powers of gods, such as Prometheus’ fire, Thor’s hammer, Zeus’ lightning bolt and Poseidon’s trident.

    There is a core of truth about us in these myths. That truth is that we seek to be more godlike by using the tools of the gods in our day-to-day existence. We have uncovered this truth about ourselves by contemplating gun laws. A gun is a machine that can be said to be handed down from the gods to help mankind survive. A gun comprises elements of magic because it is made through using the ancient principles of alchemy later known as applied science. A gun is hypnotic much like a television set, because its effective usage and appreciation requires our complete attention. Firing a gun imparts a human sense of accomplishment. It is easy to misunderstand our psychological and physical dependence on a gun, but the relationships is real, and it is not unreasonable.

    Consider visiting a gun shop to study the various forms of guns, and possibly fire one. Study its symmetry. Contemplate the speed and accuracy of its projected missiles. Feel its power as you squeeze the trigger. Smell its odor and the odor of the gases it emits. Think about the sophistication of its design, run your fingers across its components and feel how it is thoroughly orientated to the human anatomy. Is it any wonder why recently suggested changes in gun laws in America were first upsetting, and then defeated? A gun is tied to man’s sense of being and self-preservation just as much as his need to quench his thirst or feed his hunger. Putting all economic considerations aside, the gun is representative of man’s desire to survive his hostile environment. It is a form of accessible security that he can hold in his hand, point like a magic wand and make other perceived things react.

    Ideally, America can be “heaven on earth,” but realistically it isn’t. The current laws governing our freedom to legally buy and sell guns are sufficient. The majority of Americans are still alive, and that’s because we haven’t killed ourselves off with guns.

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