It seems that the less one knows about firearms, the stronger their positions concerning them.
“AK-47”, “AR-15”, “cop-killer bullets”, “undetectable plastic guns”, “assault weapons”, “weapons of war”, “automatic weapons”, “machine guns”, “gun-violence”, terms all tossed about carelessly by those most likely to have zero understanding of that which they speak. This happens when the intellectually lazy find the talking points that match their own misconceptions and blindly absorb the narrative as their own. Never mind that they can’t even define the terms they use or know one end of the gun from the other, they take solace knowing that their friends all feel the same way, facts be damned.
Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden summed it up best when he said the following in a speech at the Iowa State fair. “We choose truth over facts.” Apparently, this refutes the adage that one is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts by simply relegating those pesky facts to the intellectual scrap heap.
A gun, like Joe Biden is a tool. Fortunately, the gun can’t fire itself but Biden sure can.
The black “scary-looking” guns available to the public are no different from the guns of 1885; the year semi-automatic firearms were invented. The term “assault weapon” was fabricated by a gun-hating media to mislead the public into believing actual weapons of war can be owned by private citizens when they cannot. The black, scary-looking guns are no different than the brown, wooden stocked guns used for hunting. Like a tee shirt printed to look like a tuxedo is still a tee shirt, black, scary-looking guns only mimic the cosmetics of actual assault weapons.
The less one knows about guns the more they fear them. When you combine that feeling of fear with a lack of knowledge, no one so charged can be expected to form accurate assessments about the subject. Fear prevents one from becoming knowledgeable and the lack of knowledge results in ignorance. When your fear is stronger than your intellectual curiosity, you lack understanding and when you lack understanding; your fear has made you a pawn to those who have conquered their fear and now count on yours in order to control you.
Those powerful forces shaping the anti-gun narrative gin up the fear factor in order to form the base of their operation. If you’re scared to death of guns and know nothing about them and want to know nothing about them, you’re being used and exploited as cannon fodder in a dishonest and twisted debate about ultimately disarming America.
In the frontier west of the formation of this country in the 19th century, “the great equalizer” was the gun. Later in the 20th century, Horace Mann called education “the great equalizer.” Ironically, both of these positions are as true today as they were back then. People in positions of power seek it exclusively. They perceive others with power as a threat. This is why those who lust for power are so afraid of ordinary people possessing anything that challenges them. Firearms in the hands of a free people make the difference between being subjects or citizens.
John Lennon was insightful when he wrote the famous Beatle’s song, Power to the People. What else stands between the ordinary citizen and true tyranny should it come our way, but the power of ordinary people?
Firearms haven’t changed a lot in 134 years, but society sure has.
Murderous maniacs are the problem, not their methods. Societal choices bear a price. Dismantle, disregard and dismiss the traditional family structure and face those consequences. Downgrade, denigrate and deny the existence of God and face that outcome. Celebrate abortion as a civil right and convince yourself that all is right in the world. Clearly all is not right.
Edmund Burke reminds us that evil prevails when good people do nothing. Divine leadership happens in the kingdom of God that blesses families through His grace and our faith. Human leadership starts in the family unit, lead by fathers on Earth, instructed by God in heaven. Anything less gets us what we’ve got. Reality is a harsh teacher. Look hard at the world in which we live today. We are choosing evil over righteousness, the easy over the difficult, the soft over the hard, the less over the many; we need a reawakening if we are to survive as the great nation of our founding.
If we can get back to nourishing healthy families in the spirit of God, we will solve a thousand problems at once and the grace of God will again shine His light upon the exceptional nation of the United State of America.