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Saturday, December 12, 2015

 

Remember when they lied "No one wants to take your guns?"


The New Republic, mouthpiece of the Vanguard of the Proletariat (when that title isn't taken by the NY Times) finally admits that what they want: It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them.

Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police. Not just because of San Bernardino, or whichever mass shooting may pop up next, but also not not because of those. Don’t sort the population into those who might do something evil or foolish or self-destructive with a gun and those who surely will not. As if this could be known—as if it could be assessed without massively violating civil liberties and stigmatizing the mentally ill. Ban guns! Not just gun violence. Not just certain guns. Not just already-technically-illegal guns. All of them.

And there you have it. You are not to be trusted with a gun because if you are not a killer now, you may become one.  If you are evil you can't have a gun; if you are not evil you can't be trusted with a gun because Phoebe Maltz Bovy doesn't want anyone to have guns. The how and he why is a detail that can be worked out and then the world will be at peace again.

What's interesting is not that Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a nutcase who doesn't use her screed to make the case that banning guns will actually, you know, make guns go away. What's interesting is that the "Enlightened" see the last year of the Obama administration as the last great opportunity to take guns away from the American people. And they can only do it by coming out of the closet and admitting their goal. As Obama has proven by not defeating Radical Muslim extremism, you can't achieve your goal unless you are willing to come out and honestly articulate your goal.

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