It should come as no surprise that the subject of gun control is fraught with strong beliefs on both sides. While there are many reasons for these beliefs, and why people adhere to them, there are two basic positions in which each side bases all other positions from.For the gun control side, that position is that they know what is best for other people.
Cut down to the bone, this is their base on which they build every other argument. They believe that they are the ultimate arbiters of what we can purchase and what we can own. Furthermore they are comfortable; nay excited about, the prospect of sending heavily armed people to enforce their will upon those who disagree with them (for their own good). They truly believe that they know how to run our lives better than we do. They believe that we cannot be trusted, as free citizens of a Constitutional Republic, to make choices for ourselves.
In keeping with this philosophy they believe that they alone can bring about this utopian paradise where nobody will be subject to violence from anyone else- provided they pass just one more gun ban. At their very core, they seek to impose their will (no private ownership of firearms) upon others and are completely comfortable using force to do so. This flows from the very top of the various organizations downwards through the rank and file of their membership. Michael Bloomberg is the Grand Poobah of the various gun control groups currently operating. He provides all of their financing and dictates to them what they say, do and think. They take their marching orders from a man who became a nationwide joke over trying to ban Big Gulp sodas and bragging that the NYPD was his own private army. He and his underlings believe with a religious fervor that they alone should be allowed to make our decisions for us, that they know better.
What is more worrisome is that because they adhere to their dogma of superiority with that level of fervor, they believe that anyone standing in their way of them accomplishing this is their enemy to be destroyed and they have no problems using heavily armed agents of the state to enforce their will upon others. NYPD has been actively confiscating firearms based on revised malum prohibitum laws since Mayor Dinkins’ tenure continuing through Mayor deBlasio’s reign. CT is preparing for confiscation based on recently passed legislation. The NY SAFE Act requires every firearm defined as an “assault weapon” to be registered and once registered it can only be turned over to the State for destruction and not sold or left to your family upon your death. Buffalo NY police have been confiscating firearms of the recently deceased before the bodies of their owners are in the ground. The Sandy Hook Commission is recommending that ANY magazine fed firearm be confiscated. This is their vision, their utopia, their endgame… everyone who is not one of them is subject to their whims and will.
For the gun owner side, our position is we just want to be a left alone.
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