When Democrats talk about gun control, which is a lot, they always say that we need more and better and more effective gun control, and they are quick to wisely add that they have no intention of taking away anyone’s guns. To say otherwise is electoral doom. But the simple legal right to own a gun isn’t where they have to have the fight, at least not at first. They can disarm you without that step. And they definitely want to. Yesterday, that become more certain than ever.
Not too long ago, former and possibly future First Daughter Chelsea Clinton said something pretty revealing about her mother. Here is what she said while speaking at an event in Maryland:
“It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control.”
She went on to say that all the big gun control groups (who by the way endorse Mom) say the next ruling will be “definitive.” “It matters to me,” said Chelsea, “that my mom is the only person running for president who not only constantly makes that connection but also has a strong record on gun control and standing up to the NRA.”
Telling. Hillary is all that Chelsea says and more, indeed possibly the worst and most real threat our Second Amendment rights have faced in memory.
Yesterday, two major gun control stories broke. In one, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision that previously found the Second Amendment secured a person’s right to carry a concealed weapon outside the home. To put that more plainly, the court ruled that your right and freedom guaranteed by the constitution is not only conditional, but conditional on the particular subjective judgement of government. The plaintiffs were challenging the requirement to give a “good cause” to be able to carry. You have to prove that you are entitled to your own self-defense.
The second was a truly stunning statement (on video!) from Bonnie Schaefer, who will help craft the Democratic party platform:
“I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun,” Bonnie Schaefer, former Claire’s Stores CEO and North Carolina resort and spa owner, said. “I mean that’s just my own philosophy.”
And going back to Hillary, she recently questioned whether an individual right to bear arms even exists. This is one of their most favorite debates. Does the Second Amendment mean an individual right to bear arms or is it just some permission to join a militia that is inexplicably enshrined in our founding document as an inalienable human right? This is despite the fact that the Supreme Court has already ruled it does in fact mean an individual right.
But again, they have a way around all that. It’s best exhibited by the reasoning of the Ninth Circuit, which essentially says that you do not have a right to self-defense outside the home. That’s the hook, you see. When Democrats talk about control and reasonable regulation, what they mean is “more restrictions.” Most of them wouldn’t argue with that assessment. They want to restrict your right to bear arms. Your God-given, inalienable, natural right to defense.
First you say you can’t conceal it. Then you say you can’t carry in public. Then the nannies say it’s too dangerous for you, like salt or soda, and regulate how you keep it at home. And then? Hey, maybe you’re better off keeping it at this armory and checking it out when you can prove to use you need it. But you still own a gun though, we aren’t taking them away!
They have another favorite thing besides attacking outright and subterfuge. Mockery. When you point this out, they call you paranoid. But it is not paranoid and in private conversation many Democrats will tell you, as they have told me, that this exactly what they want to see.
Obama has set the precedent for executive action on guns. The Ninth Circuit has ruled that your right isn’t really a right at all. The gun manufacturers and the NRA are openly targeted for government retribution. The Supreme Court is going to have a new face. And the propaganda machine has never been more active. Add that up.
They’re coming for them. This is how you disarm Americans. Well, the ones who obey the law, anyway.