The issue of gun control is a big one here at rethink society, because we feel it is the canary in the coalmine. Ever since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, CT, politicians have been clamoring for more gun control measures on law-abiding citizens. Now, it appears as if that canary is in its death throes.
Gun Control Measures Get Scary
New York recently passed the most restrictive gun laws in the country, with vows from California to up the ante in the near future. The scary thing is, other states are beginning to jump onto the bandwagon in nothing more than an attempt to pander to the emotions brought on by the Sandy Hook shooting. Their solutions are just to completely nullify the Second Amendment in their states.
The gloves have officially come off. Journalists in New York have published the names and addresses of gun owners in their state, which has lead to those people being targeted for burglaries and harassment. Are they allowed to use their guns to defend themselves against such attacks?
Not really, since the circumstances surrounding use of force are so vague that anyone doing so is at a minimum looking at charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Instead, you are supposed to call the police, who are often understaffed and minutes away—minutes that count in a life and death situation.
This has lead companies such as Olympia Arms to stop sales to New York law enforcement in protest. Their reason for doing so is the underlying principle that allowing government and law enforcement to have these weapons—but not citizens—inherently means that the government believes their lives are more important than the lives of the citizens who elected them to serve them in the first place.
Olympic Arms are allowing delivery outside of the state to allow New Yorkers to pick up the weapons and bring them back into the state, holding onto the weapons so people can move from New York, or offer a full refund.
All orders made by law enforcement and government officials are outright cancelled.
Even Obamacare and gun control are intertwined. It is an opportunity for the Left to get children to report their parents for owning a firearm—a move that some doctors are encouraging other doctors not to follow because of the alienation and mistrust it causes in the doctor-patient relationship. If it weren’t just a political gun-grab, then the American Academy of Pediatrics would have a solid stance against swimming pools, as a person is 100 times more likely to die a swimming pool-related death than a gun-related death.
People see it coming. Ammo has been flying off the shelves to the point that even Walmart is now limiting the amount of ammunition that each person can purchase, despite the fact that it is often seen as a juggernaut of capitalism, placing profit above the welfare of the people.
Part of the short supply is that the government is also purchasing these rounds by the billions.
So, please, tell us: do these look like the actions and reactions leading towards more peace, or more violence?