Pravda, in Russian, means “truth.” Don’t get the wrong idea; I am definitely not a fan of Socialist cant, tiresomely palmed off as truth. But, as the saying goes, even a broken clock is correct twice a day. An article appeared in the English version of Pravda on December 28, 2012. It was written by Stanislav Mishin and is titled “Americans Never Give up Your Guns.” It is clear we have a genuine, national crisis on our hands when Pravda gets it right and the government, spearheaded by our president, gets it wrong.
Attempts to shred the second amendment are nothing new. There has been a determined effort to wrest guns from our nation’s populace for half a century or better. The latest full-court press, which includes escalating statements from the president and the vice fool, promising to bypass Congress (again) “if necessary” to restrict gun ownership, is the latest liberal push to create a problem that has never existed.
It doesn’t matter how many facts contradict liberal talking points on gun ownership. The proof that a gun in the hands of responsible citizens deters crime does not seem to matter. Statistics proving that deaths caused by methods other than firearms (including murders committed using hammers) outnumber deaths caused by guns are, apparently, irrelevant. The desperation to eliminate gun ownership as a constitutional right is under full sail.
There should be no need to reiterate what happens to a populace once disarmed by their government. There’s more than enough historical evidence of the disastrous results when the only armed segment of the population is the ruling class. The current, lemming-like sprint to get rid of American’s only protection against government incursion, however, makes Mr. Mishin’s article all the more vital.
Mr. Mishin informs the reader that Russia used to be one of the most heavily armed nations on earth. This was, of course, when Russia was “free,” under the Tsar. Mr. Mishin illuminates how citizens of countries that gave up gun ownership rights to their respective governments (such as Russia, Poland, France and Germany) and suffered for their mistake. He debunks widespread, liberal dogma:
“The excuse that people will start shooting each other is … silly. So it is our politicians saying that our society is full of incapable adolescents who can never be trusted? Then…explain how we can trust them or the police, who themselves grew up and came from the same culture?”
One might further ask how it is that a public capable of electing temporary, government officials is deemed incapable of governing their own lives and welfare.
Mr. Mishin tells a serious, cautionary tale. His point is, you should pardon the expression, right on “target.” Liberals are desperate for gun control solely for power:
“Government will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime… No, it is about power and a total power over the people. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns . . . they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question.” — Russia’s Pravda.