Over the last several months, three bills have been introduced addressing the gun registry (C-301, S-5, C-391). Each of these has been met with opposition so vehement, that I’ve been left scratching my head.
Time and again, the same tired arguments are trotted out by the Gun Control Lobby. Time and again, those arguments are proven to be inaccurate or just plain wrong. Yet they continue to repeat them ad nauseum at every available opportunity.
This leaves me with more questions than answers.
- Where is this irrational fear and hatred of a simple object coming from?
- Why does the anti-gun crowd cling so desperately to the same clichéd opinions when there is no evidence to support them?
- Why do they think that because they are offended by something, that someone else should be forced to change?
- Why don’t they see anything wrong with the government taking away people’s basic human rights in the name of “public safety”?
- What gives them the right to project their fears and insecurities onto 7 million law-abiding citizens?
And most importantly, and most disturbing for me
- Is all of this vitriol really about guns?
You see I can’t help but wonder: why all this noise? Why this big global push for civilian disarmament? No doubt, many of the “boots on the ground” naively tow the party line (this blogger immediately comes to mind) and truly believe that an unarmed populace would be safer. But I find it impossible to fathom that the people running the show have such pure intentions.
Anyone with even the most limited knowledge of history is aware of the atrocities that humans have visited upon one other throughout time. Before the gun, it was the sword, and the spear, and sticks, and stones, and bare hands. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the cause of violence isn’t the tool being used, but rather the person who is wielding it.
So what’s really going on? Is all of this clamouring over guns really as superficial as the public has been led to believe? Or is it merely a distraction, an entertainment, to keep us occupied while something else is being orchestrated in the wings? Or scarier still, is this all part of a larger Orwellian scheme to disempower the people as governments and corporations insidiously worm their way further into our private lives?
I have no idea who coined this phrase, but it has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin:
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
Whoever said it, I can’t say that I disagree. Because when only the military and the police are armed, the people don’t stand a chance.