It's all about CONTROL


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grislyatoms
June 13, 2004, 01:04 PM
The more I think about this, the more it rings true.

If you plug the gun grabber's agenda into a formula with their stated goals (reducing crime), their actions make no sense. They know it makes no sense, that's why they have to lie and twist the facts.

However, If you plug their agenda into a formula with their unstated goal (gun confiscation and eventual total control) their actions make perfect sense. Each little piece fits nicely into the puzzle.

They (the gun grabbers) are going after "assault weapons", I think, because the "assault weapons" owners are considered a "fringe group" by most, even by some of their gun owning brethren.

The next "fringe" group? Handguns. Again, handgun owner's are considered by most of the populace, and even by some of their gun owning brethren, to be a "fringe group".

The next group? The "hunting only" shotgun and rifle guys.

Once the guns are gone, it's all over. The United States of America will be no longer. We will all wear yokes, and see the rest of our rights taken by a corrupt, power mad, out of control, mutated excuse for govt.

There is an anecdote, don't know who created it but recently I saw it illustrated in a political cartoon:

They banned gays, but I didn't care because it wouldn't affect me. They banned Bible thumpers and again, I didn't care because it didn't affect me. They oppressed minorities and I didn't care, it didn't affect me. They went to ban what I am, and I stood up to fight. The problem was, there was no one left to stand with me.

<< Gets on soapbox>>
All of us, as gun owners, need to stand together. Now. We need to fight every single piece of legislation that might affect ANY gun owner. We must put the brakes on further infringement of our rights NOW. Any little concession is one we will probably never get back, so there must be no concessions.
<< Gets off soapbox>>
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"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in Government."
– Thomas Jefferson

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The Real Hawkeye
June 13, 2004, 01:11 PM
Agreed!

The saying you are referring to goes like this:First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.


Pastor Martin Niemöller

grislyatoms
June 13, 2004, 01:13 PM
Thanks, Hawkeye, that's the one. I am going to paste that into my quote collection so I won't lose it again.

CarlS
June 13, 2004, 01:24 PM
grislyatoms, you nailed it!

7.62FullMetalJacket
June 13, 2004, 02:01 PM
What was your first clue :uhoh:

Their playbook is open for all to see. The clay shooters don't care about semi-auto rifles. Hunters do not care about SA rifles or SA handguns. Cowboy shooters don't care about SA anything.

Gun owners as a group is a myth. There is no monolith. And we are few.

Divide and conquer. Nearly the oldest profession.

Foreign Devil
June 13, 2004, 02:20 PM
I can't wait to hear the VPC talking about devestating, military-style shotguns that can be easily modified with a hacksaw into "streetsweeping/copkilling sawed off shotguns".

whm1974
June 13, 2004, 02:43 PM
They (the gun grabbers) are going after "assault weapons", I think, because the "assault weapons" owners are considered a "fringe group" by most, even by some of their gun owning brethren.

The next "fringe" group? Handguns. Again, handgun owner's are considered by most of the populace, and even by some of their gun owning brethren, to be a "fringe group".

Most gun owners own somthing that can be referred to as an "assault weapon" even if it's a .22 lr... And most gun owners also have at least one handgun as well.

-Bill

DMK
June 13, 2004, 02:46 PM
It's even more apparent when you consider the volumes of money dumped into gun control by millionaires and large corporations.

I find it hard to believe that these people would dump such great amounts of money towards gun control if their only concern was crime or police safety. These people have private security and body guards. These are people who go to great extremes to avoid paying taxes. Not many of these people or corporations donate money to the PBA or towards Police training and equipment funds.

On the other hand, these people have an insatiable appetite for power and control.

Standing Wolf
June 13, 2004, 09:08 PM
On the other hand, these people have an insatiable appetite for power and control.

You've hit the nail squarely on the head, DMK.

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