We don’t want to take away your guns. We just want common sense gun control laws. We support the Second Amendment, but no one needs military style weapons and no one needs more than 10 rounds in a magazine.
We hear these things all the time from the gun control crowd. It’s a constant, never-changing refrain. I think most of them actually believe they don’t want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. More and more are openly supporting bans and confiscation, but many still deny it. They claim to be moderate in their views and only interested in public safety. Logic dictates otherwise, however.
Join me, if you will, on a logical journey down the path of “common sense gun control”. We’ll start with the assumptions which dictate the course our journey will take. Statistics clearly indicate there is no correlation between levels of gun ownership and an increase in violent crime. In fact, the opposite is true, a fact which has been proven over and over. Therefore, we will assume no reduction in crime will occur based on any of the actions proposed by the gun control advocates. Based on this assumption, we will further assume they will never pay attention to this fact and will continue to advocate for more and more restrictions. If you don’t believe they’re capable of blindly following their agenda in the face of direct contradictory evidence, look at what’s happening in London right now. Keep those tenets in mind.
Let’s pretend they get a win and manage to reinstate the magazine ban, which accomplished nothing during the Clinton administration. Since no drop in crime will occur, they’ll keep pushing for more. Now it’s illegal to buy an AR-15 or any other scary looking rifle. No drop in crime occurs, so on we go. Next it’s semiautomatic handguns. Then it’s all semiautomatic guns. Then it’s all handguns. Still no drop in crime. In fact, it increases. Finally, with nothing left to regulate the sale thereof, their only option is to start banning ownership of ARs, handguns, etc. A few sheep will actually turn theirs in, but most of us will not. Suddenly, there will be newly minted felons in this country numbering in the scores of millions. This means law enforcement officers will have to come into the homes of private citizens, search their residence, and confiscate their personal property. And since guns are not registered, they won’t know who has them and who doesn’t, which means they’ll have to go into every single home. Every single home in this nation. This, of course, assumes there are any law enforcement officers willing to put on their jack boots and go through with it. As violent crime rages across this country at a rate never seen in modern times, they’ll look at each other and wonder what else the government can do to solve the problem.
If the image of police knocking on your door and searching your house even though you’ve done nothing wrong doesn’t give you chills, you’re the problem. I don’t mean to be overly negative or to present a sky-is-falling argument. But what I’ve presented is the logical progression based on what we have seen and what we know. We’re seeing this play out now, as more and more people are openly calling for the Second Amendment to be repealed. At least they’re finally being honest about it. I know many people truly believe it is possible to regulate specific types of guns without violating the Second Amendment. They honestly think an increased level of safety can be achieved by simply regulating magazines or types of firearms. When this proves to be false, they’ll honestly believe a little more regulation will make us safer. Then a little more. In the end, they will be coming for our guns. Logic dictates it.