Who didn’t see this coming?
The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in almost 100 years, today called on the government to force Americans to give up their guns “for the good of their fellow citizens.”
“It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency,” the editorial states.
After the events of the past week, which featured saturated coverage of two mass shootings, the media have apparently decided to just lay all their cards on the table and are calling for an effective end to the Second Amendment. “It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment,” the Times wrote. “No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation.”
The concept that America was founded upon is that individual rights come from God, not government, and government authority comes from the people. The liberal formulation that has brought this country low is as opposite as can be, that government gives rights to people.
For that to be accepted, there has been a decades-long, slow liberal push for a substantial portion of Americans to believe that there is no God or at least that he is irrelevant to the American system of government.
Sure enough, shoring up the call for gun-grabbing has been a week-long anti-Christian slanderfest since Robert Dear supposedly assaulted Planned Parenthood and became the poster child for the fictional wave of Christian terror that’s been allegedly sweeping the country. (Notice he didn’t actually shoot anyone who works for or was a patient at that clinic, and officials still haven’t declared a motive.) The media have even tried to connect the probably ISIS-inspired terrorism in San Bernardino to Christian pro-life “extremists,” with MSNBC fretting that there was a Planned Parenthood clinic “blocks away” (more like a mile).
All of that media froth culminated in the New York Daily News’ front page headline “God Isn’t Fixing This” and the attendant story that tried to tie every media-celebrated killing in the last 10 years to the GOP, the NRA, Donald Trump and Jesus. The New York Times editorial referenced the theme, condemning politicians who pray for shooting victims but don’t ban guns.
All evidence to the contrary, the NYT insists that gun control can, indeed must, work, for the sake of the country:
“Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens.”
But this has nothing to do with politics and ensuring the country doesn’t slip out of Democrat control, right? Well …
“What better time than during a presidential election to show, at long last, that our nation has retained its sense of decency?”
Can I make a prediction that we will hopefully never get to test? If guns were to be banned or confiscated in this country, conservative Christians would be the first people herded into camps. Liberals may soon start trying to legally restrict Christianity — just Christianity — anyway. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is already putting out feelers on banning anti-Muslim speech.
Gun-control advocates are delusional if they think that disarming law-abiding citizens will stop terrorism or plain crazy people from going on mass-killing sprees. That’s obviously like opening up the barn door on the theory that the wolves won’t kill the cows if you show them you’re not afraid.
A wolf does what a wolf does.
But that’s exactly the theory White House spokesmonkey Josh Earnest was trying to sell the nation just the other day. He was even called on it by one reporter who asked if the president really thought terrorists would be deterred by gun control laws, and Earnest answered in the affirmative.
Gun control laws have worked so well in the past. Just look at San Bernardino, which is in California, the land of gun control. Pretty much every item on the president’s wish list is a law in California. The terrorists not surprisingly broke several of those laws with impunity. The laws did not stop them, nor have they ever stopped any of the suspects in any of the mass murders that have liberals so tied up in knots of worry and fear.
Now the NYT and the rest of the Left want Americans’ guns because we’re supposedly all violent psychopaths just waiting for some trigger words to start shooting.
Seriously, there are tens of millions of Americans who own guns. If we were violent, you’d know it. Gun confiscation might be the one thing that could change that, though.
Whatever the NYT and its liberal followers think they’re doing, they’re actually trying to take us down a dark path.