The media and the government, being liberal, are throwing themselves into the cause of gun control. As a time when an Obama re-election victory has discouraged conservatives, and a mass shooting is being used to beat them down, the government and the media seems to be trying to push the public into a gun control regime.
But is that reality or is that noise? Until we get to the vote in Congress, or see the executive order that we keep hearing about, we can’t answer that question with absolute certainty. But there are plenty of signs that the threats on the Second Amendment are proving to be smoke and noise, not real power. For example, the Toledo Blade reports:
“The Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Board of Education has approved the carrying of handguns by its custodial staff. The 5-0 vote of the board Wednesday night to allow handgun training for four custodians to be able to tote weapons at the K-12 campus at the Williams County school came after last month’s deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. School officials say that having armed personnel – believed to be the first for any school system in Ohio – is designed to thwart incidents of violence and prevent what happened in Newtown, Conn., from occurring here. ‘Sitting back and doing nothing and hoping it doesn’t happen to you is just not good policy anymore. There is a need for schools to beef up their security measures,” Supertendent Jamie Grime told The Blade today. ‘Having guns in the hands of the right people are not a hindrance. They are a means to protect.’”
We are hearing a lot of loud voices demanding gun control. We’re seeing a lot of politicians who want to do it. What I don’t see is any evidence that the gun control freaks are convincing any new converts to join their cause. Quite the opposite.
This was only the most recent of many other pieces of good news. For example, the Huffington Post reported on January Tenth that over a hundred thousand people had become paying members of the NRA since December Fourteenth, 2012. The Sandy Hook massacre and/or the government’s promise to violate the basic rules of the Second Amendment has not convinced people to increase vulnerability but to arm themselves.
Furthermore, this really isn’t recent. Sandy Hook didn’t reverse a trend; it sped up the trend. Loyalty to the Second Amendment has been gaining for awhile. Only a few days after the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, a staff writer for the Atlantic admitted, “The U.S. Already Had a Conversation About Guns—and the Pro Side Won.” He cites many examples that the “conversation” on gun control has been going on for decades.
“So what has been the result of decades of sustained public debate? ‘Americans’ support for stricter gun control laws has gradually declined over the last two decades, from 78% when this question was first asked in 1990 to 49% in 2008, and 44% in 2009 and again this year,’ Gallup reported in 2010 survey results. Said the organization in 2011: ‘A record-low 26% of Americans favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns in the United States other than by police and other authorized people. When Gallup first asked Americans this question in 1959, 60% favored banning handguns. But since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition around 70% in recent years.’ In addition, it reported the revealed preference that almost half of Americans own at least one gun.”
It is still possible that the Obama administration might try to do something via executive usurpations or the BATFE. But the most important thing to remember is that we are the majority and we are the more persuasive majority. However much the majority of people seem to lack sense on many public issues, whenever a mass-shooting tragedy happens, the pro-gun position always wins more disciples. Gun free zones are murder invitations and people realize it.
The fight with the Obama Administration is real, but it is largely a struggle to not be intimidated by a psyop. Ultimately, the roaring voice and horrific face is all and illusion run by Biden and Obama behind the curtain with a few other journalists and politicians. It is just a matter of courage, brains, and commitment.