Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Gun control is the politics of oppression

Written By: Bob - Mar• 22•13

Why is it that the gun control laws being proposed around this nation by Democrats have such well-defined targets? The truth of the matter is that gun control has always been politically-motivated, is driven by the oppression of one or more minority groups, and is often directed by racial hatred.

It is no accident that the cities and states with the greatest amount of gun control in the United States are those where rich white Democrats wanted to assure their dominance over minorities they secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) viewed as little more than vermin.

Today, overt racism is less the trigger for Democratic gun control efforts than it once was, largely because it has been instituted and normalized in urban enclaves where liberals have taken root.

Instead, today’s gun control effort is more a battle of urban liberals against moderate-to-conservative suburban and rural Americans. You doubt me? Look at the laws being proposed on the state and national levels.

Who purchases the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles that are the primary target of current gun control efforts?

Law-abiding, middle-aged, politically moderate-to-conservative people with middle-class incomes. Less than 400 rifles of any kind are used in crimes in a year, despite the fact there are millions legally owned and used.

Who purchases the vast majority of standard-capacity magazines?

Purchasers of service-size handguns and rifles that use a standard capacity magazine of 15-30 rounds are law-abiding, middle-aged, politically moderate-to-conservative people with middle-class incomes. Criminals prefer small, concealable firearms and sawed-off shotguns, where magazine capacity is not often a factor.

Who would be affected by expanded background checks and registration?

Decades of data show that criminals obtain their firearms through criminal activity, primarily straw purchases by family members that don’t have a criminal record, and theft. An expansion of background checks only affects law-abiding, middle-aged, politically moderate-to-conservative people with middle-class incomes, who are those most likely to conduct private sales to family and friends.

The bottom line?

Having largely disarmed law-abiding minorities in urban areas and making them prey for criminals,  today’s gun control zealots at the state and federal level largely target law-abiding, middle-aged, politically moderate-to-conservative people with middle-class incomes as a punitive measure for their political and cultural views.

It is a punishment by those wealthy urban liberals who imagine themselves “better” than the average American.

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8 Comments

  1. Real Deal says:

    Rangel is spouting falsehoods(surprise, surprise).

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/21/rangel-millions-kids-being-shot-down-assault-rifle/

    MILLIONS of kids! It’s an epidemic! Slaughter in the Schools! Your kids is NEXT!

    They want people uninformed, emotional, and scared enough to hand them the power.

  2. It is a way of asserting dominance. If they can disarm your, they are saying that they own you and there is nothing you can do about it. Defeating gun control is like punching a schoolyard bully in the face, and humilitating him in front of the school.

  3. Al Reasin says:

    When I testified in front of the MD Senate Judiciary on the gun control bill, I brought up the historical selective gun control actions against African Americans and Native Americans that allowed abuses against them. I was pushing the idea that many have that the 2nd Amendment protects the other constitutional rights and we don’t have to look at other countries to see tyranny allowed by gun control and confiscation. There are 3 African Americans on the committee and they voted it out of committee along with their Democratic allies. It passed in the full Senate as well.

  4. gary says:

    THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH OUR COUNTRY THESE POLITICIANS LIKE
    OBAMA, PELOSI, FEINSTEIN, AND THE REST OF THE DEMOCRAPS HAVE GOTTEN TO BIG FOR THERE OWN GOOD. THEY THINK THEY ARE ABOVE AND BETTER THAN THE PEOPLE THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO REPRESENT. WE THE PEOPLE OF THESE UNITED STATES ARE GOING TO GET RID OF THESE CORRUPT PEOPLE, AND PUT PEOPLE IN OFFICE THAT WILL WORK FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL GAIN. WE NEED PEOPLE THAT WILL STAND UP TO PEOPLE LIKE BLOOMBERG AND HIS DIRTY MONEY AND TACTICS.

  5. Comrade X says:

    Our government(s)is/are looking more like Nazi’s everyday;

    “New York gun snitch line invites abuse….

    http://www.examiner.com/article/new-york-gun-snitch-line-invites-abuse

    Death before slavery!

  6. John Cunningham says:

    some would see this snitch line as a chance to turn in local Demo politicians, precinct workers, teacher union stooges, occupy scum, etc. not that I would ever do that…

  7. Jeff Hoser says:

    All points cited are among those I’ve argued for for more than five decades !

    When the “Bonus Army” encamped on Anacostia Flats it could have far better armed than the U.S Army force – led by G. Patton and D.D. Eisenhower and under the command of D.A. McArthur – with CWATs they brought home. These veterans chose not to appeal to their government armed. History records the results.

    We’ve seen an accelerating trend of the “progressive meme” of increasing centralized government control since the days of the first Roosevelt Presidency. But with the dawning of the 21st century it exploded ! And the only way for it to continue to expand is by control of any “means of resistance” by whatever subversion, propaganda, or social engineering government, and the “elected elite” can contrive and foist upon the public. And the road was well-prepared by our public school system ! >Jeff

  8. Rob Crawford says:

    Today, overt racism is less the trigger for Democratic gun control efforts than it once was

    Disagree. I have heard multiple exclamations of glee over “disarming white trash”.

    Yes, those making the statements have often been “white” themselves. Doesn’t make it any less racist.