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Article first appeared at Ammoland.com

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Ammoland.com – “No one wants to take your guns” has been a common and longstanding talking point employed by the gun-grabbers to mask their true goals of total citizen disarmament through gun confiscation.

That’s usually followed by ridiculing those suggesting that’s the case with accusations of being “paranoids.” A Huffington Post article, posted on Pearl Harbor Day of all days, takes the mask off and reveals the end game, and why not one inch can be ceded to the totalitarian lobby under the deception of “compromise.”

Needed: Domestic Disarmament, Not ‘Gun Control’,” reads the headline by Amitai Etzioni, Professor of International Studies at George Mason University. That appointment represents typical Opposite Day “progressivism,” considering the sentiments of the man the university is named after regarding an armed citizenry capable of defeating hostile military forces, not to mention the unequivocal convictions of Mason’s contemporaries. Etzioni’s tenure there is indicative of how corruption in high places, such as academia, the media, religious institutions and government, has perverted the vision of the Founders to supplant freedom with tyranny.

‘[T]o disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them,” Mason observed (3 Elliot, Debates at 380). Etzioni is demanding that result. And he evidently believes it will happen without a fight.

All the “incremental” measures to get to the end game may be useful, but they just don’t go far enough, Etzioni maintains, citing just about every “gun control” measure employed and/or proposed to date, including universal background and mental health checks, magazine limits, terror watch lists, manufacturer and dealer lawsuit protections, computerized registration and the like. Those just won’t do the trick, he complains.

Perhaps now might be a good time to let Gomer get a word in. And Oliver.

“[P]rogressives may as well go for the big enchilada: Call for domestic disarmament,” Etzioni demands. “[W]e may have to get to domestic disarmament through the back door.”

How does he intend to do that?

Make the gun manufacturers liable for harm done with their products. Ban the sale of ammunition. And vote for a president that will add to the Supreme Court those who will read the Second Amendment as written. Above all, domestic disarmament is a true, compelling vision which cannot be said about the small gun control measures that are currently promoted by some of the most enlightened people among us.

And how does he intend to enforce disarmament when some of not only defy such affronts to freedom, but actively resist it?

Will he force us into becoming what the wretched Coalition to Initiate Gun Violence disparages as “insurrectionists,” for opposing usurpers who would steal our birthright?

Etzioni doesn’t flesh that out for us.  Hey, he’s just dispensing wisdom from the ivory tower. The nuts and bolts of things is for less elite grunts and functionaries to figure out and execute against the hundred million people who grow the food, transport the goods, build the buildings, keep the lights on, and in many cases, patrol the streets and drive the tanks. At most, enforcer exploits against “those people” will be something he watches on the news or discusses at faculty parties—he’ll have no actual skin in the game.

Or so he and those like him must evidently think if they continue to incite death and destruction against those who want to be left alone and will not go gentle into that good night. For some reason, Julius Streicher comes to mind. So perhaps I should speak directly to “the good professor”:

Get this, you monstrous foreign collectivist, who came to this country to escape Nazi horrors and enjoy the Blessings of Liberty: How twisted and evil that you now work to undermine the very reasons why the Holocaust your family fled from will never happen here, at least without those issuing and carrying out the orders hanging from lamp posts.


Recall your Palmach experience, where you participated in armed and violent underground campaigns against the British, and now imagine such operations in “everytown,” because truthfully, WE ARE EVERYWHERE.

In a way, I should thank you. “You’ve actually done us a favor by leaving no doubt that you and your kind want it all.

No. You can’t have it.  As a matter of fact, some of us are intent on taking back what’s already been stolen. Plus, it’s very useful of you to definitively admit that all the other “gun control” measures don’t work, and that disarming police needed to enforce them will be the icing on the cake — leaving just elite specialists loyal to the masters with controlled access to arms.

A couple years back, you told your “progressive” HuffPo readership about “the gun debate [you] lost.” You now demand things move beyond mere argument.  That means loss will not be measured in academic regrets. If the abomination you are birthing emerges, what makes you think those who survive the horrors you and your kind have demanded will not remember the part you played?

Your move.

David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and also posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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