Skip to comments.Donald Trump and a Brief History of Gun Control
Posted on 07/02/2018 8:57:20 AM PDT by marktwain
brietbart.com reports that Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. His statement reads as follows . . .
Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation to carry? The answer is yes, but we must do it in such a way as to raise serious doubts in the minds of those who might be considering violence in America. Deterring violence is far better than dealing with the aftermath of an act of terror. Less blood, more security. That is what will make America great again.
Donald Trump shows that he understands reality better than most politicians. This continues his breakthrough strategy of ignoring the censorship imposed by the media cartel in the name of political correctness. The concept of the citizenry being armed to defend against threats is as old and as obvious as mankind. Only in the last hundred years, with the rise of progressivism, has the bizarre idea that people are safer when disarmed been marketed to the public as a sane concept.
In Europe, people carried arms all over the continent before World War I. In the British empire, British subjects had the right to keep and carry arms. It was only following the war that elites all around the world marketed the idea that the public would be safer without guns. The elites feared an overthrow of their established order, believing that they would be safer if the public were disarmed. Thats how British elites imposed gun control by deception.
The idea of disarming citizens in the United States started in the South where permit systems were designed to keep blacks, who had not been considered citizens, disarmed. The laws were never meant to disarm the majority of the populace. That strategy backfired, as more and more progressives were elected, and started to apply those prohibitions to all.
The concept was promoted by the increasing power of the progressive movement, a movement that rested on the theory that the majority of the people were too stupid to govern themselves, that the consent of the governed must be manufactured by the elite, particularly those who controlled mass media.
So-called progressives spread the concept to states outside the South. In New York, with the infamous Sullivan Law, meant to protect the corrupt Tammany Hall gang, and California, where elites wanted to keep Hispanics and Chinese minorities disarmed and under control. Notably, neither New York or California have a state constitutional protection of the right to keep and bear arms. They are two of only six states that lack such protection.
The progressive media cartel, formed by the early newspaper chains and the Associated Press, nurtured and strengthened by the FCC, censorship during WWII, and the leftist takeover of the journalism schools and the networks in the 1960s, pushed the notion of citizen disarmament relentlessly. But the media cartel no longer has the ability to control the flow of information. It has been superseded by technological advances, just as it was made possible by the rise of the mass media. It can no longer prop up the absurd notion that people are safer when they are disarmed.
The last shreds of disinformation used to create that illusion have disintegrated with the victories of concealed carry activists across the United States. Those advances forced the Supreme Court to uphold the Second Amendment. In practical terms, it has shown that armed citizens are more law biding than the average police officer.
Donald Trump is speaking a truth that cannot be denied. Long ago, before the media cartel started its incessant civilian disarmament propaganda campaign, Niccolo Machiavelli, the archetypal scholar of power politics, put it this way:
There is no comparison whatever between an armed and disarmed man; it is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe . The Prince, 1537
Trump, leading by example, is becoming the armed leader a free people can respect. Not long ago, we learned, unsurprisingly, that Ronald Reagan was routinely armed as well.
Can anyone imagine the current progressive leadership having the sense to extol an armed citizenry as one of the great defensive resources of the Republic? Can anyone imagine one of the progressive candidates leading by example? In a recent debate, all three Democrat candidates fell over themselves, trying to find ways that they could disarm Americans through deceit.
That horse has left the stable.
Trump has shown that he trusts the American people. Progressives show that they fear and distrust the people, who they believe are too stupid to govern themselves.
©2015 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.
When I wrote it in November of 2015, Donald Trump was reviled and ridiculed in the comments.
He has shown those commenters to have been wrong, horribly wrong.
When Trump appeared on TV, it was clear that he had a coherent vision. This is what catapulted him past the common politician, and far enough past Hillary in enough places to garner the presidency. Especially, enough hope was roused in the Rust Belt to put Donald over the top.
No Fair! Republicans aren’t supposed to have visions!
The President should put a ventilated handgun target range where Zer0 had his basketball court. Personally paid for too.
He could practice with, and pick up some shooting tips from his Secret Service detail.
Yet he immediately jumped on the bumpstock band wagon. Slippery slope.
...The idea of disarming citizens in the United States started in the South where permit systems were designed to keep blacks, who had not been considered citizens, disarmed...
The former restricted permit system came into effect in Michigan after Dr. Ossian Sweet, a black man, moved his family from the ghetto to a white area of Detroit. He was soon confronted by a mob of 400-500 in front of his new home in the mid 1920’s.
Some of the mob began to break into his home and were forced back by Dr. Sweet and his family’s defensive gunfire.
One white man was killed and the Dr. was tried for murder.
He was defended by Clarence Darrow and was found not guilty.
Since the state failed to get a pound of flesh from him, they instituted a “may issue” carry permit system.
This was designed to keep handguns out of the hands of the “wrong” people then.
Those people included blacks, the Irish, and Jews.
The state changed the permit system to “shall issue” under the Governorship of Jennifer Granholm when it was attached to a must pass budget bill.
After reflecting on the fact that licensing didn’t result in the predicted shootouts at every traffic accident, Granholm said she was glad that she signed the new permit system into law.
This is sort of self fulfilling. If the majority votes in leftists/statists, then by definition they've show themselves to be too stupid for self governance
Any permit requirement is nothing more than an illegal infringement upon the right recognized in the second amendment. Yet no national leader has had the balls to come out and say so, and demand that the illegal laws be overturned. Maybe President Trump will be the one to do so.
I like his stance on it, but I do disagree (Which is ok, really).
I am not ashamed to be an armed American. If those around me are not comfortable with it, they need to find their quiet space and think it over.
I have no problem seeing a “gang banging black” carrying a gun. Whether I like it or not, it’s their right and rights don’t just apply to guys in polos and khaki pants. when they monkey around with them, flashing them through rap videos and swinging them around repeating “it real it real it real yo nigga it real see dis right here it real nigga” I think they are just retards. I won’t live where these people are, but I’ll defend their right to have guns.
If they are not citizens then they have no national right to carry them. And for that, it may be illegal. But I support every human being’s god-given right to have a gun on them.
And since I’m a polo and khaki wearing gun owner, believe me - people pick me out as the guy with the gun. I fit that profile. I can be deep concealing or maybe not have a gun at all and since I look like an NRA instructor people think I have one.
We need the following legislation coming from the Trump Administration next January, following the installation of several new Republican Senators and the retention of the House:
1) Concealed carry reciprocity, passed under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
2) The Hearing Protection Act or similar legislation that would make sound suppressors into non-NFA items, which could be bought over-the-counter like magazines, scopes, holsters, etc.
3) Repeal of that part of the 1986 Firearms Owners Protection Act which limited the registration of full autos to those in existence as of May 18, 1986. That is blatantly unconstitutional, and even flies in the face of the “US v. Miller” decision, under which the government argued (and the Supremes agreed) that the ban on full autos was not a violation of the 2nd Amendment because it was a tax raising effort - well, if you cannot collect said tax, then it IS a ban.
If President Trump does those things, then I’ll be happy regarding his stance on firearms.
You have certainly been vindicated.
The only laws there should be related to guns are those that say you can't commit a crime using one. Speaking of guns (cue the shameless vanity post), this morning I went out to the local indoor range and shot my P38 for the first time in probably 20 years.
My Dad served in WWII (Utah Beach and Battle of Bulge) as an infantry combat medic. After his 4-year hitch he had a several years break in service, but then re-enliisted and completed a 20 year career.
Sometime back in the 60's he was stationed in peace-time Germany and met a former German soldier who had fought on the German side in the Battle of the Bulge. My Dad actually formed a friendship with this man, who presented Dad with his personal 1943 Walther (Actually this is made by Mauser) P38 which has been in the family ever since. When Dad died in '84 I inherited this gun, which has a leather holster that the German soldier signed and personalized to my Dad on the inside flap.
I last shot it at a range about 20 years ago and at that time it shot very nicely. I had not shot it since then until today. I took it to a local (reputable) gunsmith just to have it properly cleaned and checked out before I took it to the indoor range. All the numbers match on this gun and it has a "byf" stamp, which indicates it was a version made by Mauser. It has 1943 stamped on it with a serial number 1984 b. (An interesting coincidence is that the seal number (1984) is the year my Dad died and I inherited the gun). I have heard some purists/collectors say I should never shoot this gun, but I know my Dad and Uncle had shot it consistently during the 60s while I was growing up. I'm not going to over do it, but I do plan to take it to the range from time to time and put some range ammo though it; otherwise it will just sit locked in a safe.
one can still find a wartime mfg p38, but most suffer from the bakelite grips falling apart, and the bores are usually pretty crappy.
yours is a dandy....
Very nice, Thank You for sharing Your piece of History with Us.
my uncle gave me his AC/43 bring back a few years before he died but i have yet to fire it
My uncle was the Aircraft Commander in B-25’s in the 5th Air Force, Pacific Theater. His squadron, on some tiny island, was the first to modify their B-25’s to have the eight 50 caliber machine guns facing forward. They were also the squadron with the big dragon’s teeth painted on the noses and were also one of the first to perform the “skip-bombing.”
They all realized their low-level skip-bombing was quite dangerous so all were issued M-1 Carbines as well as their M-1911 pistols.
My uncle’s plane was hit over China and he got the plane down without any loss of life, then he and his crew spent a few months behind Japanese lines with the Chinese partisans escaping to General Chang’s lines. When they finally made it back to American forces they were told they could keep their sidearms and their carbines. When he passed my aunt gave me that carbine and I still have it and cherish it to this day.
My brother has two (2) P38’s and WILL NOT sell, loan, bequeath one (1) to me. Waaaahhhhhhhhh !
On a brighter note, he has been very generous with an M1A, multiple handguns, Red Label Ruger 12ga. and one Winchester lever action 30-30 along with countless knives & accessories.
The above mention rubs heavy amounts of salt in the wound of that terrible boating accident on Badin Lake which claimed all of the the aforementioned. Horrible day that was saddened more without insurance. I mourn that loss still.
That's one actually made by Walther! Have it checked out by a competent gunsmith if/before you do fire it.
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