The Left’s persistent mantra, “gun control,” is its mob-like chant and talisman against all evil and violence. It is a fraud. Worse than that, it’s a politician’s and magician’s misdirection which actually exacerbates the problems it purports to address while taking away the liberty of the people, all in the name of protecting them.
At heart, gun control is not about controlling guns; it is all about controlling people (law-abiding Americans who have had their guns taken away or been prevented from obtaining them).
Gun control is the panacea advocated whenever there is a tragedy, from school shootings and mass shootings to terrorist attacks and mob violence. For all these different situations, the Left seeks the same solution. All violence is not the same. For instance, terrorist attacks are not gang shootings.
Instead of controlling crime and criminals, the Left wants to control law-abiding American citizens.
Moreover, gun control is about expanding the power, reach, and scope of government at the expense of the liberty of We, the People.
It is for that reason – self-defense, not hunting – that the Framers of the Constitution insisted upon including the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
According to the law of the land – the Second Amendment – “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
To be clear, the Second Amendment invests the right to bear arms to “the people,” not government.
Gun control is a clear violation of the Second Amendment, yet those who do not respect the Constitution (or merely give it lip service) do not care that gun control does not work. All gun control succeeds in doing is to make law-abiding citizens vulnerable to criminals and the government (redundancy alert!).