Recently I have read a number of articles where the anti-freedom gun haters of the world are trying to read tea leaves and even a scrap of data that shows they have a chance in hell of restarting the gun control debate. In addition, you can almost read the glee in this “journalist” as he talks about how Bill Gates has joined the fight for gun control with 1 million dollars, which is pocket change for the world’s richest man. He goes on to predict doom and gloom for the NRA now that Bill Gates has opened his pocket book.
Here are a few more pieces trying to show some correlation between a slowing down of gun sales and American’s desire for more gun control…
All of these articles have one thing in common. They stink of desperation. In some they are trying to somehow suggest that because gun sales are slowing down from 2013 levels, which by the way was an all time high, that Americans are now in favor of gun control. Sure. Go ahead and try and bring that debate back up in Congress right now. I dare you. This issue is a political career killer and most gun control advocates know it.
What gun control advocates can’t seem to get through their very dense skulls is that no amount of money or decline in gun sales or anything else these morons see in the tea leaves is going to change the debate, Americans want freedom and many believe that comes from their ability to own a gun. Americans aren’t ready to hear your “common sense” solutions anymore now than they were 2 years ago.
Just look at Colorado as a perfect example. Bloomberg dumped millions into state races there and his candidates were crushed. Another state rep resigned rather than face a certain recall effort and Hickenlooper is fighting for his political life right now. Talk about a scorched earth campaign. They passed gun control and now they are paying a very dear price for their efforts.
Harry Reid is scared to death of bringing anything up that might further jeopardize his embattled Senators that will flip the Senate from Democrat to Republican control, which seems more certain by the day regardless of what he does or doesn’t do. Many of those Senators are already finished politically and they just don’t know it yet. Their fate was sealed when they voted with Obama to socialize healthcare in this country and the American people get to see and feel the pain of that failure everyday as they live under the tyranny of Obamacare.
Politicians, particularly liberals, socialists and Democrats need to give up once and for all this gun control debate. Accept for a few lunatic states on either of the coasts this issue is dead and if anyone doubts that just whisper the words gun control, er, pardon me, I mean “gun safety” laws at the national level and see how “ready” the American people are for your worthless, freedom robbing laws.
Bill Gates, Bloomberg, Steve Ballmer, etc. joining this debate with all their money isn’t going to change anything. Freedom haters can’t seem to grasp that you simply can’t buy people’s hearts and minds on this issue. It may be different if the apocalyptic world these people seem to think exists really did with blood in the streets and gun fights on every corner, but it isn’t. According to the FBI crime stats, violent crime has been dropping for 20 years, partly due to every state now having some form of CCW available.
When rare incidents occur like Newtown CT, it truly is horrific, but also extraordinarily rare and certainly not a trend of any kind. That is why gun control can’t get a foothold because guns are not the problem, never were. Having Bill Gates spend a bunch of money trying to tell everybody it is won’t work. Every time these fools attack our freedom and rights we will go into full fight mode and not give an inch, the way it should be.