With the most anti-gun politicians ever elected currently holding office, gun control has been on our mind quite a bit these days. And they’ve all but promised that something was going to get passed.
But is that really what the people want? Do the people really want to give up a fundamental right?
I don’t think the people do, and there is a lot of proof to support my claim. People don’t want more gun control, and those who think they do are confused about what is at stake.
I think many of them have agreed by default because “saving the children” makes sense. I think the people who preach gun control who aren’t politicians have been lied to.
They’ve been lied to because gun control does not work.
Let’s discuss this entire thing, more in depth.
Does America want gun control laws?
No. No is the simple answer, but we cannot stop there. In order to make a dent, I have to show why America doesn’t want gun control.
I believe firmly that most of the United States are against gun control.
How do I know?
Because if there were that many people who wanted it, there wouldn’t be so much pro-gun legislation being passed to fight it. I think this can be seen in many places, to include the recent uptick of constitutional carry states joining the ranks.
We are quickly approaching half of the country with such proposals. The current count as of this writing is 20. This means that there are currently 20 permitless carry states with passed legislation on the books, or with a date in the next couple of months.
As a side note, Constitutional Carry is basically when a state allows its citizens to practice the right of carrying a concealed handgun without first having to jump through needless hoops.
And there are several more ready to vote. Texas, for example, is still out but, but should pass.
Just a couple handfuls of years ago, there were just a few states that were Constitutional Carry. In just a few years we’ve grown to 20 states and counting.
More states have similar bills being looked at with at least a couple set to pass pro-gun legislation in the form of permitless carry.
I made the following map as a visual, that is accurate as of this writing. The green states have some sort of legislation passed, even if it hasn’t become law yet, they all will be by July 1, 2021.
With so many states passing pro-gun legislation are we really to believe anyone who says that America wants more gun control? Or are people just being told that they want it?
Constitutional Carry is just one of the ways that proves America doesn’t want gun control. Almost half of the country has passed this legislation, and more are coming.
There are other things happening to prove that America doesn’t want gun control.
Other pro gun things:
It’s not even just the Constitutional Carry states and passing those laws. Just a handful of states say you can’t have a concealed carry permit. The rest of them are shall issue states meaning that you get your permit if you apply, just as long as you’re not barred from having a gun.
There are nine states right now that are what is called “may issue.” This means that if you apply for a permit, they “may issue” you one.
Only 9. So as usual, the rest of the country has to deal with the idiots from a small number of states.
The above map has brown states added, which are “may issue” states. I chose brown because it’s the color of horse turds, and those states generally suck. My apologies if you live in one of them, but they hate freedom there.
Those brown states would rather you die at the hands of your attacker than let you buy a gun and carry it around.
I color coded it that way to show you just how out numbered the anti-gun states are. Granted, there are some that would do away with guns if they could, like Oregon and Washington, but they’re still heavily out numbered.
It’s not just permitless carry or being shall issue:
There is actually a lot more going on than the above-mentioned laws. For example, Missouri made it a crime for a police officer to enforce federal gun control.
Or, take a look at the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most of the counties in that state have said no to gun control. They have turned themselves into Second Amendment Sanctuaries.
The entire rural part of the state is essentially controlled by a small section of anti-gun elites from just a handful of cities.
Virginia and Missouri aren’t the only ones. The Second Amendment Sanctuary thing was like a wild fire before the bad cough started, and there are still counties joining the ranks. The following map shows just this:
That map, by the way, shows that nearly half of the counties in these United States have passed something stating that they’re a 2A sanctuary. According to the guys I stole that map from, it is 47.42% of the country’s counties.
That’s a lot of counties. What about the other states that don’t have many 2A sanctuaries?
Forget about the states where you think there should be sanctuaries put in place like in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, the whole of Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania — those states don’t necessarily feel they need to have sanctuaries put in place.
But they are EXTREMELY pro gun in those areas.
The 2A sanctuary movement is more symbolic than anything. But what this movement does VERY well is show just how thin the support for gun control is.
If you still think that “most Americans” are in favor of gun control after looking at the above map, I’m afraid there isn’t much helping your condition.
Anti gun states with 2A sanctuaries
Something else that’s great, is the 2A sanctuaries popping up in anti-gun states like Maryland, New Jersey, California, Washington, Oregon, New York, etc.
According to this page on Wikipedia (I know, not the best source), Illinois has 69 2A sanctuary counties out of a possible 102. In other words, more than half of the state supports the right to keep and bear arms.
What’s my point with that? Even in a state like Illinois with some of the most restrictive gun laws on the books, it proves that the state is being ran into the ground by a small number of people who live in the big cities with a big population who keep voting for idiots.
Again, my point is that America doesn’t need or want more gun control laws. Even in states like Washington and Oregon where they’re actually pretty anti-gun with their laws, the state is mostly green in the above map.
In other words, the big cities are controlling the rural areas. Why are we about to let just a handful of politicians from a handful of states command what happens with our God-given right to self-defense?
More gun owners than ever before:
Putting things even more into perspective, are the sheer numbers of gun owners, with many more joining our ranks every month.
This, by the way, is something that the anti-gun crowd fails to mention. The NSSF estimates new gun ownership to be about 8 million new gun owners just during the pandemic, alone. That’s a lot of people, and that number was announced several months ago.
Meaning, that the number has gone up significantly since that time.
Do the anti-gun politicians really think that America wants more gun control with so many more of us?
It really goes against the anti-gun narrative when they say things like, “the majority of Americans want these stupid laws passed,” when 8 million more people just joined our ranks during the course of about one year.
They think we’re stupid.
What is really at stake if we lost the 2A:
A lot of folks have it wrong about the Second Amendment. It really has nothing to do with hunting or defense. I consider hunting and defense side dishes to the main course.
And to find out what the main course is, all we have to do is look back on history. The people who penned the Constitution went through something very bad to win our freedom.
They dealt with a tyrannical government who tried to disarm them. Because we know that King George tried to disarm the colonials, and then a war was fought because of it, we know that the point of the Second Amendment is for preserving freedom.
And we really don’t have to look any further than the text of the Second Amendment to see that this is true:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
In other words, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed because gun owners are necessary to keep us free.
What is the militia?
What about the militia? Doesn’t “well regulated militia” apply only to the National Guard or at least mean that there should be rules put in place?
Not exactly, no. The term well-regulated meant something totally different back when it was written. It didn’t mean that gun owners should be regulated, because all Americans were gun owners to some degree.
Ponder that fact for a moment — and then move on to understand that well regulated meant that something was in proper working order. The militia is supposed to be in working order, and to be able to carry that job out it needs to be sufficiently armed.
The people are the militia
Now to discuss what the militia actually is, we can take a look at the the United States Code for direction. 10 USC 246 talks about the different classes of militia. I encourage you to look it up if you want, but there are essentially two classes of militia:
- The organized militia consisting of the National Guard
- The unorganized militia consisting of able-bodied Americans
Hopefully you caught that. If you didn’t, basically it means that the people are the militia.
I’d go out on a limb and say that most people have no clue about such CURRENT laws as 10 USC 246, which is why it’s so easy for the next section to take place.
Gun Control Lies:
Most Americans don’t care about gun control either way, and if they do it’s because they’re confused about it.
I’d go one step further to point out that the civilians who claim they want gun control have been lied to about the purpose of the Second Amendment, who the militia is, or what the actual problem is.
And, most importantly, that the problem is easily fixed with a real solution (that’s already in place) that we’ll get to below. That solution, by the way, is something nobody wants to discuss because it doesn’t fix the anti-gunner’s problem, which is to disarm us.
Disarm the people
What is the problem and how do we fix it? It isn’t what everyone thinks. For some reason, their method to date has been to disarm the people who want to follow the law.
That’s about as ridiculous as taking away everyone’s car because some people drive under the influence. Or taking away spoons because people use them to get fat.
Yes, that is simplified, but it’s still just as ludicrous.
The difference is that the Second Amendment is a Constitutional Right, unlike driving and eating excessive amounts of ice cream.
There is a problem and a fix, but not what you’ve been told
People have been lied to. By whom? Well, the anti-gun politicians for a start. They say there is one problem that doesn’t exist, while there is a problem that can be fixed. So, the politicians are the first culprit.
Secondly, is the media. The media takes what the politicians say and run with it. They spread the lies about guns far and wide until people start to believe the lies about gun owners.
The lie is that gun owners, people who went through the background check system to legally obtain a firearm are the hub of the problem. As such, they’re calling for “common sense” gun laws. When in fact, the people who are legal gun owners are nowhere near the problem.
The problem is the people who cannot buy a gun through the background check system. They’re criminals and they don’t usually frequent gun shops. They don’t care about laws.
All they care about is hurting people, or at the very least furthering their own agenda at the expense of others.
Kinda like politicians, only with violence.
Often times these are people in gangs who are accustomed to a life of crime and in order to keep the crime going they need a means to do it, which is where the gun comes into play.
Because these are criminals who don’t go about buying their guns with a background check, punishing decent, hard working Americans for their crimes is not going to help matters.
The first step is to actually punish the criminals. Biden wants to “reduce gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration.” Those are his words, not mine. I’ve worked in a prison system before and the criminals are babied. They need to be treated like criminals as a deterrent to committing crime.
And I don’t have the exact numbers, but if you take away the violent “gun crime” committed by people with prior criminal history the actual number of “gun crime” drops significantly.
In other words, they’re going after the wrong people. They don’t want the average American to know that, though, because they’d lose their platform.
Don’t even get me started on suicide, because when you take away the suicide numbers it drops even further.
Our current system works:
I’m firmly in the camp that says all gun laws are infringement. If you want a tank with a 50 cal M2 on it, I say go for it. Heck, I want one myself.
I’m also a realist, though and understand where we are at in the current climate. Therefore, I’d much rather we keep what we do have right now, than lose even more.
Our current background check system works quite well when followed. They’ve admitted this on more than one occasion.
The gun laws that we have on the books right now do work whenever they’re followed.
This isn’t a popular talking point, but some “mass shootings” and most of the other crimes could have been avoided if just one of the laws had been properly followed by law enforcement or the government officials themselves.
It’s not a problem of everyday gun owners not following the law, because most of us are.
When a person commits a violent felony, that person is supposed to be reported to the background check system and flagged when he or she tries to buy a gun. However as we’ve seen and have discussed in previous articles, this isn’t’ always what happens.
Not all crimes are reported. If you don’t believe me keep reading because I’m about to prove it to you.
Take the Sutherland Springs shooting for example. That shooter should have been prevented from buying a gun, and yet wasn’t because there was a failure at some point in the system.
He committed violent crimes against actual people while in the Air Force and the Air Force failed to report his crimes to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (or NICS).
Had the proper steps been followed by the Air Force, maybe the 26 people he killed that day would still be alive.
But wait, there’s more!!!
My proof that the gun laws work:
I would never present something without proof. I’d always back up my words with fact.
After all, facts outweigh feelings.
A news story broke a few years back that blew everyone’s mind, but was sadly underreported. That story took place in my home state of NC and confirmed what we’ve all suspected for a long time. It goes something like this:
A very large number of crimes went unreported by local police to the federal background check system. Subsequently, many of those individuals ended up being able to buy a gun.
How many? 145,000 people. In just one state. Spanning back decades. Who knows how many of them were criminals who committed a crime with the guns they bought.
In other words, the current but broken system works when properly executed.
That was in just one state. How many other states are broken? And again, I’m all for an infringement-free 2A and think felons can and should be able to earn their rights back after proving that they’re done sucking.
My point, is why do they want to pass more gun control when the stuff we have works when followed?
You don’t have to take my word for it, you can check it out here.
Why won’t they try?
We know that the background check system works. And yet, for some reason, they won’t even try to enforce what is there. Why is that?
Instead, they’d rather just make it a felony for me and you to own certain types of firearms and accessories even though we have the best of intentions.
Is it a mistake that the anti-gun politicians refuse to deal with the actual problem? Is it a coincidence that these anti-gunners want to go after folks who have already bent over backwards to stay compliant with the laws instead of going after criminals?
It’s doubtful at this stage in the game.