It’s About Control, Not Guns

By Scott Mayer | July 30, 2012 | American Thinker

Don’t for one minute think that the Left’s core motive for demanding ever increasing amounts of gun control is the reduction of crime rates in any meaningful fashion. When the Left exploits a tragedy such as the one in Aurora Colorado and then calls for even stricter gun control, it has little to do with removing guns from criminals’ hands or saving lives, and everything to do with the control of law abiding citizens.  The Constitution, especially the Second Amendment, is nothing but an obstacle to the Left’s desire for such control.  This is why you rarely hear about the countless incidents in which guns are used to prevent crimes or save lives.  It simply doesn’t further the Left’s agenda and is therefore ignored.

There is plenty of evidence showing that increased gun control does nothing to lower crime rates.  John Lott’s book More Guns Less Crime  is one of the best books out there on the subject and provides solid statistics to back up what many consider to be nothing more than common sense.  And that’s without even delving into our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  For more on that I recommend The Second Amendment primer.

The truth is that Gun control “works” to reduce crime just like Obama’s economic policies have “worked” (and not in the way Obama claims) to fix the nation’s economy.   In the case of Aurora, law abiding citizens appear to have followed the theater’s strict “gun-free” zone rule but predictably, the criminal just ignored the rule (as if those willing to commit mass-murder worry about violating any gun laws).  So with the help of gun control, the shooter was given a theater full of easy targets to pick-off at will.

Imagine what one citizen with a concealed carry permit could have done to possibly save lives if allowed to carry a gun inside the theater.  Those who blame guns over the individual never stop to think about what a determined insane person would be able to do to a large group of people with a car, can of gasoline or any number of otherreadily available potentially destructive items.  The fact is that crazy will always find a way, so it’s best to be prepared.

So why is the Left so determined to suppress constitutional freedoms that, as a side benefit, actually lower crime rates?  Because those on the Left are interested in control first and foremost, even if said control results in more deaths or damage to property.  It seems the end always justifies the means with the Left.

Similarly, when President Obama said that he would raise taxes as a matter of “fairness,”   even if it resulted in less tax revenue, it showed that he had far more interest in the control of people than in what one would think would have been his goal — maximizing tax revenue.

In truth, the push for gun control is really just about making life safe for certain politicians so they can force their far-left agenda upon the public.  And as we’ve been witness to as of late, that agenda goes well beyond the control of merely guns.  When will Americans wake up and realize that control is a far too common theme amongst the Left?   From the control of sodas, to cheeseburgers, to housing, to automobiles, to healthcare, to light bulbs, to plastic bags, to energy; the Democrats think that they, not the individual, are the ones that know best and should be empowered to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.

Perhaps President Obama should change his campaign slogan from “Forward” to “Control” because that appears to be the one true goal of the President and those who share his ideology.

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