The Deep State of Gun Control


The Deep State of Gun Control

What exactly is with all this gun control mania? When it comes to politics and government’s tendency to exert its control, the least common denominator is to “follow the money.” For the life of me, I cannot figure where the money is in gun control. In fact, more prohibitive gun control actually stifles commerce. Putting businesses out of business diminishes taxes, causes a huge ripple effect in job losses, increases crime, and reduces the citizens feeling of protection and security. In so many ways, more gun control makes no sense whatsoever.

In fact, so many studies have shown that a reduction in access to legal gun and ammunition ownership has no impact at all on reducing crime including murders, assaults, mass shootings, or any other form of gun related criminality. Basically in truth and proof, gun control does not work. So, what is their continual push to have more of it?

And since we mention gun control at all, remember that every state in the United States already have countless gun laws that have been on the books for decades. Ironically, those states or cities with the most-restrictive gun control laws have the highest gun-related crime rates. Remember Chicago with a dozen murders virtually every weekend, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Memphis, and on and on. Even our nation’s capital Washington D. C. is replete with unabated gun crime. Exactly what new gun law could be enacted to stop this?

It is unrealistic to think a country where millions of firearms in private ownership could ever be successfully confiscated as Hillary suggested. If all gun sales, gun and ammo manufacturing were outlawed today, this would do nothing to reduce the inventory of guns already held (legally I might add) in private ownership. It’s simply a stupid idea. In fact, gun owners possess more firearms 5-1 over hunters. Remember, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution is not about hunting.

Gun control advocates may not be bothered by so many Winchester 94s in 30-30, but the pervasive possession of so-called black rifles scares the hell out of the Feinsteins, Schumers, Pelosis, Boxer\s, Bloombergs and such. Though they all have personal bodyguards carrying black pistols and black rifles. We are left to defend ourselves.

So, is gun control a cornerstone of socialism, communism, Nazism, or other political philosophy? It sure worked for Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. Just reason enough to fight it here.

America was founded on freedom. Let’s keep it that way.

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Award winning outdoor writer/photographer since 1978. Over 3000 articles and columns published nationally. Field & Stream Hero of Conservation in 2007. Fields of writing includes hunting most game in American, Canada, and Europe, fishing fresh and saltwater, destination travel, product reviews, industry consulting, and conservation issues. Currently VP at largest community college in Mississippi in economic development and workforce training with 40 years of experience in Higher Education. BS-MS in wildlife sciences from MO. University, and then a PhD in Industrial Psychology. Married with two children and Molly the Schnoodle.

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