By Robert Farago. Republished with permission from TheTruthAboutGuns.com
Gun control groups claim to support the Second Amendment. “We don’t want to take away anyone’s guns,” they routinely assert. “We just want sensible gun laws to keep guns away from criminals and mentally ill people.” No matter how many times they say it, no matter how credulously or complicity the media accepts it, it’s a lie. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence – they all want to disarm all Americans (save the police and other government agents). Every now and then, they just can’t help themselves . . .
They let the mask slip.
The CSGV’s Facebook post above links to a Washington Post article America has more guns in fewer hands than ever before. The piece claims that the number of gun owning households, down historically, remains steady. The survey highlighted pegs the number at 32 percent. Another survey mentioned puts that number significantly higher . . .
Naturally, gun-rights advocates tell a different story. They point to different polls, like Gallup, which show higher rates of gun ownership than the GSS. But even the most recent Gallup data paints a picture of fewer houses owning guns: 42 percent in October of last year, down from a high of 51 percent in 1993.
“Naturally?” Knee-jerk anti-gun journos…whatcha gonna do? In any case, to recap, Ladd Everitt‘s mob urges readers to “keep pushing with us.” For what?
To reduce that number further! How low? What would be an “acceptable” rate of gun ownership in a country whose citizens have a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? No one’s ever asked Mr Everitt that question. [Note to Everitt: consider yourself asked.] But the smart money says all the way to zero.
Like I said, civilian disarmament.