On ABC News, host George Stephanopoulos was moderating a discussion about background checks for guns. Karl Rove was a guest, and he was explaining that universal background checks wouldn’t have prevented the Sandy Hook massacre, the crisis that politicians would not dare let go to waste. According to the official media narrative, the guns that Lanza used, as Rove reminded the panel, were legally obtained with proper background checks. So, even on a purely pragmatic level, getting a background check would not prevent a criminal from stealing those legally obtained guns from someone else.
ABC’s Terry Moran tried to lump gun-owners in with the paranoid conspiracy theory crowd:
“You’re scaring people with this Orwellian sense that black helicopters and the government, if we register guns, they’re going to confiscate Americans guns.”
He went on to say that this “paranoia” is fueling opposition to gun control. First of all, we’re not paranoid. If anyone is paranoid, it’s the government who feels safer assuming without a shred of evidence, that every citizen is a potential terrorist. They feel more secure presuming that every American civilian is in conspiring with other lawless civilians to commit some crime against the government. We’re not innocent until proven guilty anymore. We’re just guilty. And there’s nothing we can do to change that.
Unfortunately, history is on the side of those “paranoid” civilians who don’t trust their own government. We don’t trust them to protect our Constitutional rights. We don’t trust them to make sure our 2nd Amendment rights are not infringed upon. They’re already infringing on all our Constitutional rights, and yet, even many conservatives trust them with the universal background check issue. The government’s ideal is for no civilian to have any gun or self-defense weapon except for maybe a pair of scissors or a Swingline stapler. Yet, people will trust our government to decide who shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun.
We shouldn’t trust them with background checks and defining mental illness. They are going to impose stricter and stricter rules and regulations on background checks that will continually expand the criteria for those that will not be allowed to purchase a firearm. Until no one owns a gun anymore. And even by that time, they will have convinced most people that no one’s rights were infringed upon; that they were just preventing crimes by making sure guns didn’t end up in the wrong hands.
Does that mean we should be in favor of a murderer or rapist going to a gun store and being able to buy a gun? I think that’s a moot point. If someone was convicted of murder or rape, they shouldn’t be on the street at all. In most of those cases, they should be six feet under.
The government-approved media are appealing to emotion when they put universal background checks, gun registration and mental illness on a pedestal as the solution to stop violent crimes. America is not exception to the historical rule. Our government will use those tools as avenues to complete civilian disarmament, and they’ll do while “championing” the 2nd Amendment.
Are we paranoid if they really are out to get us?