David Codrea has an important article over at Ammoland.com entitled 'National Security Excuse' Takes War on Guns to Dangerous New Level. To make his point, Codrea uses an opinion piece in Politico to make his point:
“We share Biden’s view that the level of U.S. gun violence is a ‘national embarrassment,’” an April 22 Politico opinion piece declares. “But as National Security Council veterans who have specialized in counterterrorism—with direct experience involving far-right American terrorism, burgeoning jihadism, and Northern Irish extremism in the 1990s—we also see a new threat rising, one that has the potential to change the urgency of the debate: the growing, and heavily armed, American militia movement, which made a show of force on January 6.”Except that the so called January 6 "Insurrection" was not heavily armed, was not a product of the American militia movement, was not a show of force. It was, rather, a peaceful protest to request (is that still allowed?) our Congressional leaders to at least look at the evidence that the election was stolen. That our Congress, which now hides behind a barbed wire barrier patrolled by armed troops failed us is disgusting. That our Supreme Court failed us is yet another betrayal and slap to the face of American voters. But who are these deep state conspirators to be writing this male bovine exrament?
But, our so called experts aren't through making stuff up:
“Increasingly, as militias acquire and stockpile weapons, they’re turning guns from a public-health concern into a threat to national security,” the wonks offer, relying on their readership believing widely-spread “gunquack” hysteria that there actually is a public health crisis. There’s not.
What they’re doing here is an old trick probably best described by novelist Thomas Pynchon:
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”
“These groups, with transnational ties, also enjoy easy access to high-power, high-capacity, small-caliber semiautomatic weapons—many of which can be converted to fully automatic,” Simon and Stevenson hyperventilate:
“The concern isn’t that these weapons will somehow enable militias to challenge the U.S. military on the battlefield, which they certainly will not. It is that they make mass casualty attacks against political or cultural adversaries both easy to carry out, and easy to frame as inspirational events of the kind that mobilize insurrection.”
For being such sought-after foreign policy subject matter experts, they must not have heard of Afghanistan. Either that or it’s no wonder this country continues to find itself neck-deep in interminable foreign entanglements with desk-bound eggheads like these doing the advising. And you’d think by now at least one of the millions of NRA members would have carried out one of those “mass casualty attack” rampages they want everyone to fear (instead of being prepared to survive).
What they’re doing here is a naked, political smear job, journalistic malpractice based on lies, libel, and hate. They’re equating patriotic Americans intent on preserving the rule of law, not of men, with lawless, mass-murdering terrorists. Here’s a hint: Those who believe in the Second Amendment believe in the whole Bill of Rights and in due process. Based on their actions, indiscriminate killers, like the evil maniac who slaughtered defenseless people in New Zealand, do not, and their genocidal collectivist bent is more in line with the track record of Simon and Stevenson’s Team Totalitarian.Please go read the rest of Codrea's article. He is a compelling writer, and we are fortunate that he decided to write about gun rights.