Typically, anti-gun liberals like to keep their dreams of abolishing any and all American gun rights hidden under their hats. They begin their pleas for “commonsense gun control” by bashing the NRA for their sins, not the least of which is convincing a rabid base of conservatives that Democrats are planning to come into their homes and steal their guns (and probably have their way with their wives while they’re at it!) And of course, all of that is just right-wing propaganda and hysteria, folks! We reasonable liberals on the coast just want to put in place some simple, pleasant, can’t-we-all-just-get-along laws that 102% of Americans agree we should already have in place. Now don’t you feel better? Aren’t you starting to relax a little? Good, good. Just rest your little head, the Democratic Party is here to make all the pain go away.
But see, now these liberals aren’t starting to realize that their plodding calls for “commonsense gun control” aren’t getting them anywhere. So rather than just pack it up and pack it in, they are ever so slightly starting to lift their hats and show us, bare and naked as a newborn baby, what’s really hiding behind their anti-gun agenda.
The Boston Globe’s David Scharfenberg published an essay on Friday in which he really let the cat out of the bag. He said that those usual Democrat demands just weren’t going to get it. To which we say, well at least he does sorta understand that the typical left-wing idea of “gun control” would not actually make any difference whatsoever. But that is about as much credit as we’ll give him.
“Trouble is, it’s not clear the ‘something’ Democrats typically demand would make a real dent in the nation’s epidemic of gun violence,” he writes. “Congress can ban assault weapons, but they account for just a tiny sliver of the country’s 33,000 annual firearm deaths. And tighter background checks will do nothing to cut down on the 310 million guns already in circulation.
“In other words,” he continues, “the proposals aren’t just difficult to enact in the current political climate; their practical effects would also be quite limited. On occasion, though, leading Democrats will make oblique reference to a more sweeping policy change: seizing a huge number of weapons from law-abiding citizens.”
This is where a normal, functioning adult who has respect for the U.S. Constitution would implore liberals not to fall for these insane ideas, seeing as how they run counter to every drop of blood in our great American heritage. But this guy takes a different approach. We’ll call it “Scharfenberging.”
After pointing out the success Australia had with its mandatory gun buyback program, he concludes that the only way to stop the madness in America will be to follow suit.
“Ultimately, if gun-control advocates really want to stanch the blood, there’s no way around it: They’ll have to persuade more people of the need to confiscate millions of those firearms, as radical as that idea may now seem,” he concluded.
And what, exactly, will that accomplish? At BEST, you’ll successfully take guns out of the hands of every law-abiding patriot in America while leaving the criminals just as armed as they ever were. At worst…well, we don’t exactly have to paint a picture, do we? No, not for our “Second Amendment people,” surely.
But hey, we wholeheartedly encourage more liberals to start Scharfenberging. Stop pretending you want anything less than the total disarmament of American citizens and the complete repeal of the Second Amendment. At least then, we all know we’re talking about the same thing.