This article was written by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.us.
Gun confiscation has always been the Holy Grail of totalitarian regimes. Without disarmament, fully centralized control of a population is not possible. And though it is true that not every evil regime seeks to disarm every single citizen (at least not right away), they always disarm the people they specifically intend to hurt the most.
For example, gun control advocates today like to point out that the Third Reich in Germany did not disarm the entire German population. This is a rather bizarre position for leftists as they continually wail and scream about Nazis around every corner and behind every tree, but they will STILL defend their gun-grabbing policies by arguing that the Nazis were not as bad as conservatives assume. Of course, what they rarely mention is that the Nazis DID disarm millions of people; most of them Jews and political opponents under 1938 German gun laws.
The National Socialists disarmed the people they planned to destroy. It’s not hard to figure out why; they didn’t want their targets to be able to fight back. They allowed their political supporters to keep their weapons legally; this is not a relaxation of gun laws, in fact, it’s the reverse – It is selective enforcement of gun confiscation based on ideological loyalty.
Hilariously, leftists in the US when confronted with this fact double down on their gun control arguments. Instead of admitting their foolish error they will say: “Yes, the Nazis disarmed the Jews and others, but having guns would have made no difference in saving their lives…” And there you have it – The most backwards circular logic of all time. If Jews and others owning guns was not a deterrent to their slaughter, then why would the Nazis bother disarming them in the first place? Leftists have no answer to this question.
They are trying to argue against facts using a hypothetical; really, how would they know? Maybe owning guns might have saved the lives of millions of people the Nazis had deemed enemies of the state? Maybe it would have acted as a deterrent to the Holocaust? Maybe the Nazis would have been afraid to expand tyranny into Europe if they had to worry about their own population fighting back and disrupting their momentum? Maybe, WWII would have never happened? We could argue hypotheticals all day long…
What we do know for certain is that disarmament is ALWAYS one of the first steps by totalitarians in cementing their control of a population, and this is most common among the biggest political killers in modern history – And no, it’s not the Nazis; it’s the communists.
While a debate rages over the exact number of deaths attributed to communist governments, it is estimated that they are responsible for approximately 65 million to 100 million murders over the course of the last century, a genocide beyond anything history has ever seen before. These deaths were caused by direct means, such as shooting dissidents, or indirect means, such as imprisoning dissidents until they died from complications, or stealing food supplies from rural communities and allowing them to starve en masse.
Stalin, in particular, declared any theft of state property a crime punishable by death. He then at the same time declared that all products including food production was state property. So, if you eat food that was not granted to you by the state, you are stealing, and could therefore be shot. See how that works?
None of this would have been possible without gun control and confiscation laws put in place before the larger genocide was enacted. In 1918 the Bolsheviks and the Council of the People’s Commissar mandated that Russian citizens turn in their firearms under penalty of prosecution. Gun restrictions and penalties were increased over the years until WWII when the Soviets were loath to arm their own population in response to the Nazi invasion. In fact, the ease by which the Nazi army rolled through the Eastern front was partly due to the disarmament of the Russian population.
Communist governments only allow people to have firearms in their hands when they are fighting against the ideological and foreign foes of the regime. You are allowed to be cannon fodder for the elites, you are not allowed the means to defend yourself from those same elites.
Americans (primarily conservative Americans) have an in-depth understanding of this dynamic. While leftists are more concerned with rewriting history to their benefit, we are more concerned with learning from it. We know where gun control leads, and so did the Founding Fathers of our nation, which is why they codified gun ownership into the US constitution as an inalienable right under the 2nd Amendment. Here are the reasons why leftists, globalists and communists will NEVER be able to disarm the American population as they have done in previous nations…
We Know The History Of Gun Control
As noted above, we have studied the history of tyrants. There is no tyranny that has ever existed that did not try to disarm the population or disarm the portion of the population the government intended to enslave or destroy. Leftists froth at the mouth trying to re-imagine history in a way that circumvents or ignores the tyranny issue when it comes to gun control. They are wasting their time.
They are never going to convince conservatives and moderates that gun confiscation was not a key step in the establishment of various tyrannies in modern history. All the mental gymnastics and manipulation, all the energy they spend trying to rationalize away genocide as somehow “inevitable” regardless of gun rights – it’s all for nothing. We are far smarter than they are. We are well versed in the legacy of gun control, and this makes their tactics useless.
We Understand Incrementalism – We Know All The Tricks
The level of dishonesty involved in gun control advocacy is astonishing. Leftists often use lies as a means to gain political capital; if they were completely honest about their intentions they would not receive much support from the general population for their efforts. Gun grabbers are very careful in most cases to use phrases like “common sense” when talking about new restrictions. They try to refrain from admitting what they really want is complete disarmament, at least, they tried until recently.
Incrementalism was the name of the game for decades, but in the past year, they are going for broke. Some leftist politicians are openly admitting their true goals because frankly the song and dance wasn’t working and they know conservatives aren’t going to allow any further encroachment on their rights.
I find it interesting that leftists are so astonished at our refusal to compromise on any further gun restrictions. They seem to think that any new mass shooting buys them new gun control capital. Maybe that’s how things used to work, but not any longer. Frankly, these shootings are irrelevant to our gun rights. Punishing everyone for the crimes of a handful is no longer acceptable to conservatives because we know that if we give gun control advocates an inch, they will take a mile.
Kamala Harris, now Vice President of the US, is one of the many Democrats openly seeking mandatory government buybacks of firearms and the dismantling of gun rights. However, it was Beto O’Rourke who really took the mask off when it came to the true intentions of gun grabbers. Stating that “hell yes” the Dems are going to take away our AR-15s.
Joe Biden is famous for his statements admonishing military-grade weapons in civilian hands and telling people that a “double-barreled shotgun” is “superior” to the AR-15 for home defense. Obviously, a two-shot weapon with a limited effective range of around 50 yards or less makes it very difficult to fight back against government tyranny. And, we all know that eventually even the shotguns would be taken away.
Biden’s specific focus, though, seems to be Red Flag gun laws, which allow authorities to confiscate firearms from people not involved in criminal activity, and this is based on hearsay testimony and without due process. Criteria includes any “suspicion of mental illness”, which is completely subjective. Conservatives have been accused of mental illness because they oppose Covid lockdowns, they question vaccine safety, they question the legitimacy of Global Warming fear-mongering in the media, etc. ANYTHING could be labeled a mental illness by the state and therefore make a person susceptible to Red Flag confiscation.
This is targeted incrementalism and slective enforcement of gun control, much like that used by the Nazis. Red Flag laws allow the government to attack political and ideological opponents one at a time and disarm them, just as the Nazis selectively targeted their political opponents for disarmament. We know where all of this is going. We’ve seen it before.
BLM Race Riots
Despite the false claims of the mainstream media, we have seen first hand the destruction and insanity perpetrated by Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter. They are anything but “peaceful”, they are dangerous in their lack of intelligence and logic, and their social justice ideology is a cancer that infects and debilitates every vital organ of Western civilization.
In his movie ‘Platoon’, Oliver Stone’s character Chris Taylor says: “Hell is the impossibility of reason”. If this doesn’t describe the social justice movement today then I don’t know what does.
If a group of people is determined to make every single tragedy about racism and “white supremacy” despite all facts to the contrary, and then use those tragedies as an excuse for mass violence, then they are zealots, and zealots cannot be reasoned with. They are cultists with a mission, and they will do anything to accomplish that mission.
In this case, the mission of Marxists within BLM and the globalist foundations that fund them (like Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation) is to destroy the very fabric of America, “burn it to the ground”, and then rebuild it into an unrecognizable husk devoid of principles or freedom.
Yeah, I don’t think conservative gun owners are going to go along with that. Burning down their own neighborhoods is one thing, but BLM activists have tried to spread beyond the borders of their own garbage cities in the past, and we aren’t going to allow them to act violently. For this reason alone, conservatives will never disarm.
The Control Agenda Is Out In The Open
There is a reason why leftists and globalists are so obsessed with taking away combat-ready firearms from Americans, and it’s not about “saving lives”. These weapons act as a deterrent to full blown tyranny. As long as they exist, our ability to take back our other rights and freedoms exists.
If anything has convinced gun owners of the need for firearms, it has been the past year of pandemic fear-mongering. What have we learned so far? Well, we are now fully aware of the “Great Reset” agenda, which has been promoted nonstop by the World Economic Forum and various political leaders. This agenda calls for years of economic lockdowns and medical mandates, forced vaccination, medical passports without which a person might be completely removed from the economy, a new cashless society, a shared economy in which you will “own nothing and like it”.
The medical or vaccine “passports” are particularly disconcerting. For one, governments don’t necessarily have to enforce them right away. Rather, they can simply allow their corporate partners to demand said passports from anyone that wants to get a job or shop in their stores. Once this system is ingrained into the consumer world, governments can then step in and make passports a legal requirement. Eventually, the passports give the establishment the ability to control and micro-manage every aspect of every individual life. Without compliance to every whim, the technocrats can easily void your passport, and then you die from poverty and starvation.
This would be impossible to do in a country where a majority of the population is armed. I think it’s safe to say most Americans do not want to live in the dystopian world that the globalists at the WEF envision, and we will fight to ensure it does not happen.
Tyranny Is Enforced By Armed Men On The Ground
My favorite mantra of gun grabbers is the claim that “Your AR-15 isn’t going to help you against an Abrams tank or a predator drone”. These people don’t understand how totalitarian systems function. In order to control a population, you have to have loyal troops on the ground…everywhere. Not only that, but you also need loyal civilians, a large percentage of the population, to act as your eyes and ears and sometimes brute force. And finally, you need anyone who might oppose you to be afraid to take action to defend themselves. You need them docile and passive.
There are a lot of moving parts to tyranny, and tanks and planes are secondary to basic manpower. And where there are troops and others enforcing tyranny, there are numerous targets. Where there are firearms, there is a means to eliminate a tyrant at the top of the pyramid with a single well-placed bullet. Furthermore, you don’t need armored vehicles and stealth jets to fight tyranny; what you need is a good firearm to remove the people driving and flying those machines. A smart rebel might even take those weapons for his own arsenal in the process.
A lot of gun owners are also military veterans, and they have seen how things played out in places like Afghanistan, where all the military might in the world was ineffective against tribesman with old AK-47s and roadside IEDs. It’s about force of will along with minimal necessary firearms. Guerrilla wars are not fought in terms of battles, they are fought in terms of attrition. Americans understand this better than most.
For all these reasons and more, the gun grabber ethos is essentially pointless. They can have total dominance in the federal government, they could have every state government on their side and pass hundreds of laws and executive orders making every gun owner a criminal, and it still would not matter. We will not budge, we would rather fight.
Elitists and leftists just don’t seem to get it. Maybe it’s the way their brains work. Maybe they just can’t comprehend the idea that some people will not compromise certain freedoms no matter the cost. They think everyone has a limit; that everyone has a price. They think anyone can be bought, or that anyone can be leveraged into submission. The truth is, many of us can’t. Some of us have no price, and we cannot be compelled to comply.
We are the people that keep freedom alive, and totalitarians are terrified of us; gun-grabbing is merely a natural extension of their fear and doubt. Wherever an oligarchy is seeking to disarm the population this is a sure sign they are about to grasp for even more control, and they are afraid that the population might dethrone them. And honestly, they should be afraid.
Gun Confiscation is another idea by Demonrats. They are the same cretins that do NOT know the difference between a CLIP and a MAGAZINE. They are the same fools that blame an inanimate object, a firearm, for the injuries caused by criminal thugs. They are the non-thinkers that believe our police are wrong when they shoot an attacking thug to prevent the murder or severe injury of an intended victim. We should never allow stupid people to make important decisions.
A little old lady has the right to protect herself in her home from the 300 pound thug and a firearm is her means to achieve that goal.
there is currently a news video clip on showing a white policeman shooting a teenage black girl trying to stab another black teenage girl. You can clearly see the knife in the girls’s hand and you can clearly see that the girl with the knife is holding the other teenager against a car. the policeman responded to shooting the girl when she didn’t stop. The leftest communist media has since blanked out the part showing the girl holding the knife and is getting ready to stab the other girl. Am I the one who full b– s–t for watching the news. Maybe ,, maybe not, there is too much crap going out there.
alfie, great points. Demonrats & their propaganda-wing, the Main Stream Media, doNOT consider the welfare of the potential victim. Demonrats cater to folks that disregard our existing IMMIGRATION SYSTEM at the expense of existing CITIZENS (Why should our country cater to scofflaws that jump in front of potential immigrants that follow our laws & wait their turn?). Criminal-catering district attorneys fail to protect CITIZENS from dangerous criminals in our large cities. This chaos is done by treasonous b*st*rds.
In what was the first stage of disarmament, we have been miseducated.
To a point of learned helplessness, where it would be illegal to install a well, properties with reachable groundwater are qualified as wetlands, and the groundwater is shipped off to China, in Capri-Sun-like, foil packages. We were instructed to never pick up even the smallest stone, from where the water pipe comes out of the mountain. Bits of dead wood were also protected (but not us.)
At least, in the blue states, the (f)un store is operated by and for vapid pigs, still under the assumption that it is magical thunder stick.
Metal milling devices, available on the open market, can take the image of a key, and make a copy that opens a padlock. That’s how it’s done in the (f)un factory, whose production capacity and intellectual property rights have already been sold-off to leftist demographics.
New Federal gun control laws will require a background check for ammunition purchases. (I think gun registration will be included either this time or a short while later when the next one is passed because this one didn’t work)
And you’d better not try to buy ammo in a caliber you don’t have a registered gun for.
It appears we are going to watch a repeat (rhyme?) of history shortly. It looks like the communists are firmly in control and I don’t believe patriots will be successful against this criminal trash. This color revolution is being supported by the mainstream media, the police and the pentagon. With everyone just “doing their job”, the propaganda and enforcement is simply overwhelming the US.
Remember the Hurricane Katrina? Remember Randy Weaver, Waco and the Oklahoma City Bombing? Remember 9/11, anthrax, the “patriot” laws and the Vegas massacre? Now comes part two.
Put your seat and tray table in the upright position. Put your head between your legs and assume the crash position. This ain’t gonna be pretty.
When the Demorats attempt serious gun confiscation, it will be their crossing of the Rubicon, and trigger a civil war.
Learn from history.
Valhalla I am coming.
Historical fact – governments are by far, in huge orders of magnitude, the greatest mass murderers, the worst denier of human rights, stolen more wealth, have inhibited more human progress, and caused more untold human misery than all other causes combined. They are the sole initiators of all wars, they are by necessity amoral, grants itself power and privileges it doesn’t allow its citizens, and places its will above that of GOD.
Only a few can be counted on one hand proved to be exceptions, ours being one of them. Now, our gov’t is a regime that is so degenerate, so rife with corruption, so crazed for power, so vile in its nature, that it is only a putrid stench across the face of the earth.
GOD bless the South!
The white man (Germans) supposedly took away the guns from the jews. Now, it is the jews taking away the guns from white men.
I wonder which narrative is incorrect?
The Bible is not subject to my personal interpretation, but, here it is, anyway…
By the time, when so many replacement theologians converge upon Israel, they will have horses for war machines, and weapons made of wood — as though it was a suppressed industry, relying on suppressed technologies, having been abandoned to de-industrialization.
The authoritarians will be subjected to their own ferret shots and disarmament, firstly, wmd’s, then, followed by small arms, in my interpretation.
The Constitution & Bill of Rights are the supreme law of our land. Traitors & their fellow treasonous friends in power do NOT recognize that fact. Idiots in “D.C.” think they can sign-away our individual rights – they should get a clue before it’s too late.
“…. shall not be infringed.” is NOT a difficult concept.
Law abiding Citizens should NOT be penalized because idiots fail to control the criminals.
Mr.Smith I appreciated your article on Gun disarmament but with respect I believe you are way off base with your thoughts and conclusion. When the left decides to take our guns they will. There will be no debate, no vote no anything, it will just happen. Yes I believe there will be many that will not comply but the left fully understands that and has contingencies in place for exactly that. There called body bags. I have connections with people high up in federal and state law enforcement and what I’m told about how they are to handle certain situations would horrify the American people. Let’s not forget the videos of fully armed national guardsmen pointing their weapons at mothers and daughters, then arresting them for pumping gas after a midnight curfew set by the governor of Michigan. Do u really think the guard would not have fired on those ladies if they just decided to drive off ? You believe the way I believed up until a few years ago that we live in a great and free nation, a nation of laws and honer and that good will always prevail. Unfortunately I can assure you this is not true. Several years ago I was pulled from my very comfortable and naive life into a world that I could never believed to have existed in America. A world of corrupt politicians, lawyers, judges, corporations and more. A world where these people commit crimes and murder as often as someone would comb their hair in a day. These same people have no fear of the law because it does not exist for them. The laws only exists for the small people and when the small people wake up and finally realize this, well that’s when the body bags come into play. Every day I read articles and watch video on the violence in Portland. It disgusts me to see people being stoped in the street pulled from their car and beaten and the police do nothing. Has every American, every federal, state, local law enforcement forgotten that our constitution guarantees every American the right of free and uninterrupted travel in these United States. Blocking traffic, attacking people, people in cars this is a federal offense it’s terrorism. And yet this continues every day and our government does nothing. O and let’s not forget the talk about vaccine passports. If that’s not obstructed travel I don’t know what is. Why because they want Chaos. Chaos leads to something they want down the road. Can you say Gun confiscation and total unchallenged control. O and it’s always for the good of the children and people. Also does anybody remember Nuremberg. That’s where they passed an international law that any one who forces somebody to take or have medical practices done to there body without that persons consent will be put to death by hanging. According to law all the heads of colleges and university’s and corporations forcing children and adults to get vaccinated against their will are telling people if you want an education or to earn a living or soon to buy food you must submit yourself to a vaccination. If that is not forced I don’t know what is. Why aren’t we building gallows in every state right now ? Why aren’t these so called leaders of institutions sitting in prison right now. Because the laws don’t matter. I can go on and on but just one last thing Biden said it himself after President Trump signed something like his tenth executive order, Biden said any president that rules by executive order is nothing but a tyrant. Biden’s only been president less than 4 months and he’s signed over I believe 200 executive orders more than any other other president and still going strong. So how can we be a a nation of law if our own president admits to being a tyrant, a tyrant respects no laws.
And Mr. Smith remember that most Americans have been transformed with the comforts of life to the summer soldiers and sunshine patriots. God help us all !