Skip to comments.The Insidious Semantics of ‘Gun Control’
Posted on 07/03/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT by marktwain
Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Gun Control advocates fall into only two categories: the Liars and the Ignorant.
There is no third category.
The Liars invent the lies. The Ignorant believe the lies and repeat them.
Truly fervent gun control advocates are quite often mentally ill. Their most common clinical symptoms, projection and denial, are barely below the surface.
Because they often entertain a warped contempt of other human beings, they dont trust themselves with guns, so they would prohibit firearms to all. They also entertain a primitive superstition about an inanimate object: Guns are bad! Guns kill people!
Read what a psychiatrist has to say about this in Raging Against Self Defense. This JPFO essay will open your eyes, and give you an insight into the twisted mentality of the likes of victim vulture Sarah Brady or tragedy addict Representative Carolyn McCarthy. Both Brady and McCarthy are hysterical crybaby liars. Their mental illness bubbles just below the surface, actually becoming visible at times.
An altogether different category of liar is the authoritarian sociopath. Billionaire George Soros, Senator Charles Schumer, and billionaire NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg are sociopathic liars. They have no conscience. They would simply rule over all of us. They have no hidden, subconscious agenda like the classic mental and emotional cripple Sarah Brady. These fellows are simply cold, calculating evil liars who know exactly what they are doing. (Just to be gender neutral: Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Queen Bee of Gun Control seems to have evolved rather easily into the higher ranks of the calculating, sociopathic liars. And a disgusting Australian harridan, Rebecca Peters, has, on George Soros money, taken her perverse, genocide-inviting distortions all the way to the U.N.)
Gun Control Dummies On the other hand, the Ignorant gun control advocates are those, mostly well intentioned, people who have swallowed, and now believe, the lies fed to them by the cunning and malicious Liars.
Armies of deluded pastors, rabbis, and priests fill the ranks of what I call gun control dummies. They just dont know any better. Of course, many of them are emotionally manipulated by their own projection and denial. For an outstanding categorization of the seven major types of gun control advocate, you must see Gus Coteys masterful essay here.
The main thing that the Liars and the Ignorant share in common is a corruption of the linguistic meaning of firearms related words. They, because they also control the mainstream media to a huge extent, have been able to actually invent terminology, or in many cases change the everyday meaning of words!
It is a stunning accomplishment were it not in the service of a great evil.
Here are a few of their classic semantic manipulations:
Gun Control: This is the big daddy, the cornerstone, the very foundation of the gun prohibitionists deceptive artifice. The phrase, on first hearing, sounds innocuous. After all, why wouldnt people carefully control their firearms?
However, what gun control actually means is:
* Gun owner registration. Your name and address connected with a firearms registration number. A paper trail (or soon-to-be computer trail) straight to the door of any gun owner.
* The taxation or licensing of a Constitutionally guaranteed, inalienable, G-d given right to self defense. When you tax something you infringe upon it. Burdensome taxation and licensing fees move firearms ownership out of the hands of the honest and law abiding poor, the very people who, day by day most need the tools of self defense.
* A revocable permission, given by a fickle government, to bear arms in your self defense or the defense of the innocent. (Gun ownership permits or carry permits.) Again, blatant infringement of a Constitutional Right.
* And these tactics set in place the absolutely essential mechanisms required to institute gun bans and confiscations. See: JPFOs Innocents Betrayed. If a government-gone-bad doesnt know who owns the guns, and where the guns are, that government cannot effectively disarm its citizenry.
Assault Weapon: This truly sleazy piece of semantic sedition can be laid right at the feet of Josh Sugarmann, Minister of Propaganda for the Violence Policy Center, and also an apparently compulsive liar. Sugarmann INVENTED the phrase, with the help of the liberal anti-gun mainstream media shills. An assault weapon is now any semi automatic rifle greater than .22 caliber.
The semi-automatic weapons menacing looks, coupled with the publics confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun can only increase that chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. Josh Sugarmann, 1988, Violence Policy Center.
And it is working! Notice how, even when a hugely negative story breaks about BATFEs horrific Mexican gun smuggling debacle, GunRunner, only a very few media outlets accurately report the weapons illegally smuggled into Mexico under BATFE supervision as what they actually are: semi automatic rifles;.
Reporters who should know better are still mindlessly repeating Sugarmanns assault weapons word trickery. Sugarmann has truly earned The Joseph Goebells of Gun Control Award. Hes one of a kind. A naked, and unashamed, manipulative liar.
Next, we explore some lesser used, but effective anti-gun linguistic tid bits:
Personal Arsenal: This is owning anything over two guns. Two guns is Multiple Weapons.
A Weapons Cache: This seems to be three or more guns. A Hidden Weapons Cache means you dont leave your guns on the kitchen table all day long.
A Stockpile of Ammunition is anything over twenty rounds of any caliber. Its really a stockpile if you have several calibers in your cache. That makes you a Survivalist or a Militia Member.
Sniper Rifle. This one didnt have anywhere near the legs of Sugarmanns assault weapons jive. This is meant to be any deer rifle with a scope. As I recall vaguely, it was floated briefly by Teddy Kennedy. But since even the myopic Elmer Fudds in the gun owning community would get angry enough to do something about a Sniper Rifle Ban, this trial balloon deflated and is lying limply in the gun prohibitionists back drawer for later use.
Oh wait! Actually its back! Calls to ban the .50 caliber Barrett bolt action! Now lets see if they can just bring that caliber size down a bit, eh?
After all, America has more people capable of one inch groups at one hundred yards than any other nation on Earth. Personally, I find this somewhat comforting. Others do not.
High Capacity Magazine: Interestingly, nearly every cop in America is packing two or three high cap ammunition magazines on their duty belt: One high cap mag in their pistol, and one or two in mag holders on the other side. Since cops have a greater G-d given right to defend themselves than we We The Little People, Sarah Brady and Josh Sugarmann and Mike Bloomberg dont call cop mags high capacity. Theyre just called standard service equipment.
Explosives. Gun powder like you buy at the sporting section in most Wal Marts for reloading. And notice how the BATF really glommed onto Explosives and got it added to their title, like Cub Scouts collecting merit badges. Always remember to call them the BATFE. These dumb, jack booted jocks with machine guns deserve equal doses of ridicule and contempt. A large number of them also deserve jail time. Just watch. (see ATFs Fast & Furious Scandal)
Armor Piercing Ammunition: Uhhh like how thick of armor? And why can cops and soldiers have it and We The Little People cannot?
Dum Dum Bullets aka hollow points. The opposite of Armor Piercing Ammunition, so they must be okay right? Wrong. They are s actually as bad! Why? Because all ammo, and all guns, are bad! Friends, wake up and smell the skunk. Its right at your back door.
This is just an incomplete list of the word play of gun control. (Saturday Night Special was a beauty, but now seemingly out of favor.)
Oh yeah! How about Reasonable gun control? I mean who wants to be unreasonable?
Lets try to reach Common Ground shall we?
And add to that Gun Safety, which, when pronounced by a Sarah Brady or Charles Schumer simply means a ban on guns?
The point being made here is that this will not stop! Its ALWAYS a lie.
We won the Heller decision. We won the McDonald decision. And now, far too many gun owners have gone back into doze mode.
Friends, you simply do not understand Obama and his under the radar mentality. Do you actually believe the gun prohibitionists will play fair?
To paraphrase a cliché about politicians: How do you know a gun control advocate is lying? His/her lips are moving.
And that is THE TRUTH!
Frequent JPFO contributor and strategist, Kirby Ferris collaborated intensively with Aaron Zelman over the last two years. Ferris is now the Public Affairs Director of JPFO.
See all of Kirby Ferris articles.
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A few years ago I visited my cousin in New York. She is married to the central casting brain-dead Liberal. I teach shooting so the conversation turned to guns. It was an earful as this jerk spooled-up about how no one should be allowed to have a gun. When we got down to it he yelled that if he could get a gun, there were some people at work he would kill. I stopped and started to laugh. He got very angry and red-faced and made it plain he was not joking, continuing that since he would kill coworkers, no one else should be able to get a gun less they also kill people at work. A true eye-opener into the mind of an Obama voter (he’s voting for The Alien again in 2012).
What is keeping him from using other means to kill his co-workers? Is he too stupid to think of anything other than a gun? lol
If a government-gone-bad doesnt know who owns the guns, and where the guns are, that government cannot effectively disarm its citizenry.
This is exactly why the civilian disarmament mavens are incessantly pushing to close the non-existent gun show loophole. This is why they want to control the transfer of every gun.
If they can control this process, they can easily get a read on who has a gun and as a next step, make you get permission to own a gun, then its just simple matter of revoking this right and taking your self-defense property.
Exactly correct. Registration is Confiscation.