Recent arguments being made around the country are absurd; peaceful gun owners are being depicted as loonies whose names need to be on a national registry somewhere are, in fact, the most reasonable and patriotic people in this country.
A recent example of how stupid Leftist "rationale" has become was delivered by Colorado Democrat Salazar who doesn't trust women with guns. They'll get hysterical, he claims, and shoot innocent parties because they might "feel like" they're going to be raped, related here at the Washington Times:
“That’s why we have call boxes, that’s why we have safe zones, that’s why we have whistles, because you just don’t know who you’re going to be shooting at,” Mr. Salazar said.
He said he worried that armed women on campus could wind up shooting innocent bystanders.
“And you don’t know, if you feel like you’re going to be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around, or if you feel like you’re in trouble, and when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop around that somebody,” he said.Doing dutiful CYA for Mr. Salazar, the press maintains that his comments were only "klutzy" and in no way similar to comments made by Republicans.
Homeland Security regularly enters the fray by producing "informative" videos like this doozy of a video in which we are told to hide under desks or use scissors in case some criminal comes after more victims. No gun for you! If you're in a room with a desk, you can always push it in front of the door because, of course, the shooter wouldn't think of shooting you through the door.
One has to wonder who's in charge of video editing over there at DHS considering the quality of film being produced, the politically correct nature of prospective "terrorists" (they're all white) and the unbelievably stupid advice being handed out. Can you say Mr. Obvious?
Another Democrat politician proposed a bill which would require sheriffs to enter the homes of citizens to be sure guns are "properly" stored.
Yet another Democrat suggests using "ballpoint pens" as a way to "address violence."
A senile singer suggests an incredibly ignorant analogy that the US is turning into Nazi Germany without gun control, apparently unaware that the Nazis first took the Jews' guns, learning how easy it was to herd thousands into cattle cars with a few armed soldiers.
In an historically detailed account of other countries' seizure of the guns of private citizens and the resultant genocides, Western Rifle Shooters' Bracken discusses why Americans will never allow their government to take their weapons:
Can any glib politician, pundit or ivory tower academic give us an ironclad guarantee that tyranny will never arise in the United States? Not even a popular tyranny, like those of Ataturk, Stalin, Hitler or Mao? Can anyone assure us that today’s “commonsense” gun registration lists will not be used for future gun confiscation? Of course not.
The future may be unknowable, but history is well understood, and American gun owners know and understand the history of democide in the 20th century. That is why they will never accede to what is currently portrayed in the predominantly left-wing mainstream media as “commonsense and reasonable” new gun control laws.
While American gun owners lament and regret the inescapable fact that deranged individuals in a free country may on rare occasions murder a dozen or a score of unarmed victims, they also understand that government democide murders by the million. And in every case, tyrants can conduct these democides only after disarming their unwanted minorities, rendering them helpless to resist murderous government pogroms.
This allegiance to the Second Amendment is not inspired by fantasy or drama or excitement. It is inspired by history.
It becomes quickly apparent that registration is the path to confiscation.