In my last article, “Jean” complained:
“The author compares the USA with well known murderous dictatorships and Australian arsonists. I just wish he’d address why the murder rate per capita is ten times the one found just north of the border and probably in most of Europe… “
Jean is an excellent study of Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals.
Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Here you want to cause, fear, confusion, and retreat.
Rule 12: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
Invalid comparing the USA to “murderous dictatorships”? This requires a suspension of reality and an ignorance of history. Dictatorships always favor the few at the expense of the many. Feudalism, another word for dictatorship, is the most common socio-economic system throughout history.
Validating Jean’s thesis requires the assumption “it could never happen here.”
History shows how civilian disarmament precedes government sponsored genocide. The renewed push for gun control isn’t about making us safer, as history proves.
Using UN data, Dave Kopel, Carl Moody and I studied 59 countries: More civilian firearms correlated with greater personal political and civil rights, less-corrupt governments, and greater economic freedom.
Other UN data (in my book) shows that there are many countries with less gun ownership and higher murder rates (like Mexico).
Gun controllers’ agenda punishes the law-abiding. They justify using force to accomplish their goals, against people who never harmed them.
By justifying pre-emptive force, gun controllers become violent criminals. Put enough in power, you have a predatory government, and it ends up happening here.