That gun confiscation is the ultimate goal of the gun control movement has been apparent to anyone who pays attention to the gun grabbers for the last several decades. Of course, you still have people saying they just want "common sense" restrictions to keep guns out of the wrong people's hands. But when you look at these "common sense" restrictions, you will notice that they never seem to solve the problem of criminal use of guns. Instead, what all of them do is to punish the law abiding portion of the population for the acts of the criminals by increasing the burdens on the law abiding group. These additional burdens include more costs, higher taxes, greater intimidation, and less freedom of choice.
So, it was with great interest that I read Arranging American Gun Confiscation by Daren Jonescu over at the American Thinker. Jonescu writes:
America's progressive chatter on guns has been shifting noticeably from the abstract language of "control" to the concrete language of "confiscation." Hillary Clinton is just the latest leading voice to serve notice that the forced disarmament of law-abiding Americans is not the dystopian fantasy of paranoids, but a matter of current policy discussion -- and action.Now the questioner at this New Hampshire Town hall meeting is probably a plant, brought in to pose precisely this question so that Hillary could answer it. Hillary knows that the Congress is unlikely to vote for confiscation, whether gussied up as a gun "buyback" or not. Here is the question:
Recently, Australia managed to get away, or take away tens of thousands, millions, of handguns. In one year, they were all gone. Can we do that? If we can’t, why can’t we?And her reply:
I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level, if that could be arranged.Jonescu goes on to raise the issue of whether or not a "law" under our founding political documents can actually be a "law" if that "law" establishes tyranny. I am sympathetic to the argument that it is not. For such an act would finally give the government the absolute monopoly of force over the former citizens, now subjects, of that government. Our own Declaration of Independence states:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.But sympathy with Jonescu's point does not overcome the basic fact that if Hillary, or Obama, or some future administration succeeds in confiscating the weapons Americans now privately own, the commendable words of the Declaration, or the Constitution will not really matter. It will be a fait accompli, and the government will little care how it was done. So, the mask has now come off, and the confiscation of guns has been declared to be the ultimate goal of the gun grabbers. All of the 23,000 gun laws in the country are merely stepping stones to this progressive goal. Well done, in true progressive fashion.
Now, let us look at the other side. Never mind that there are over 300 million guns in the United States that are legally owned by 100 million gun owners, or that the government claims not to be able to find 11 million illegal invaders, but they can go door to door to get these 300 million guns. How are you going to feel when a federal SWAT team shows up at 0 dark thirty to you neighbors house, kills the husband, prones out the wife and children, and kills the dog. Your neighbor never hurt anyone, was a deacon in the church, and regularly helped the incapacitated neighbor down the street by mowing her lawn and shoveling snow from her sidewalk. But he owned one or more of the prohibited weapons. Are you going to be kindly disposed to your government then? I know the press will try to hide what is happening, but people will talk. You will know it is happening all over.
Then, there is the fact that manufacturing a gun is frankly not rocket science, or brain surgery. A Google search will bring up an incredible array of home made, or small shop made guns, parts, and modifications. I like the shotgun made with bits of pipe. Granted these assemblages are not sophisticated, and may be as much a danger to those who use them as they are to the targets, but they work. To understand how such home made guns would work in a situation in which the public has been disarmed, and partisans are fighting for freedom, consider the Liberator Pistol used during WWII by partisans behind enemy lines. It only had one .45 Auto round, and the idea was to use that round to sneak up on an enemy soldier, say standing guard, and kill him, then take his rifle and ammunition to use against others. Liberator pistols were manufactured from stamped sheet metal and dropped into Europe by the thousands,
The point is that it will be possible to make guns if safe, reliable, sturdy ones or outlawed. But we must not forget that Jesus instructs us to love our enemies, God help me, even those who want to terrorize and kill us. The freedom we are fighting for is the freedom to do God's will in the world, not license to do as we please. While we must love our enemies, and thus try to persuade them, we are not instructed to love them to our own death. We must finally stand for the unborn to be born, for women and girls to not be mutilated, raped, of mistreated, for our freedom to do what is right, and not to be forced by law to do what is wrong. The mask has come off, and it is the face of evil is underneath. We must have faith that it will work out as according to God's will, in God's time. In the meantime, we must all pray, and prepare.