Gun grabbers catch the STFU flu
by Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource
Can you hear that? No, not crickets (although it would be a fitting background effect, don’t you think?); I’m talking about the peace and quiet coming from all the gun grabbers who have clammed up all of a sudden.
Silence… A silence as profound as when the whale swallowed Jonah.
Beautiful, isn’t it? But you shouldn’t be surprised, not really. This is all part and parcel of the standard gun grabber modus operandi, which can be summed up as “never waste a tragedy and hide when things don’t go your way.”
Every time some lunatic pulls a trigger in a “gun free zone” and racks up a body count of innocent victims (all conveniently disarmed for his convenience) the gun grabbers all hop on the banned wagon and begin their sacred rituals of shrieking hysterics in front of every camera they can find. They wail that “something must be done!” and “oh, won’t someone think of the children!” And to anyone who so much as questions their agenda, they will hurl any invective imaginable – from “hillbilly” to “you don’t care about dead children” – like some butthurt caged ape tossing turds at rubberneckers. But when something comes along that pokes a hole in the balloon of their malignant agenda, they go as silent as a Russian sub in a Tom Clancy movie.
What’s got them all so quiet lately? Let’s hear it first from Emily, shall we?
Mr. Bloomberg, who is usually very vocal on any gun-related news, fell mute. Neither he, nor his usually very active organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has said anything gun related this week. A spokesman for Mr. Bloomberg’s group did not respond to a request for comment. If the news had been that a bunch of people were shot, you can be assured that Mr. Bloomberg would have been in front of the microphones.
The president has not celebrated the good news. Quite the opposite. After learning that Americans are safer now than ever from criminals with guns, Mr. Obama launched a campaign for more gun laws.
That’s right; what’s got the clamorous kooks all clammed up is the recent airing out of the fact that, as more and more gun laws have been getting tossed out over the last two decades, like some science experiment you find in the back of the fridge two weeks after a long weekend, gun crime has fallen to half of what it was in the heyday of American gun control. As Larry Bell over at Forbes puts it:
A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.
According to DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. gun-related homicides dropped 39 percent over the course of 18 years, from 18,253 during 1993, to 11,101 in 2011. During the same period, non-fatal firearm crimes decreased even more, a whopping 69 percent.
You can check out the U.S. DoJ report here and the Pew Research paper here. Go on, it’s fun.
Despite two decades of doing the exact opposite of what the gun control kooks have been telling them to do, Americans are somehow safer than when they started. That’s right: more people own guns, more people carry guns, and everyone is safer. A lot safer. But do you think the average Joe knew about this? Take a look to the right and think again.
If it proves anything at all, it may be that gun grabbers have spent too much time reading Mein Kampf and Orwell, and walking away from both having learned all the wrong lessons. They tell the Big Lie and rely on doublethink to keep it alive. Think about it.
His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. [ OSS report, 1943 ]
Sound familiar? Of course it does; we’ve been getting treated that way for decades. And let’s not forget a healthy dose of Orwell, just to keep the wheels turning:
To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies – all this is indispensably necessary. [ Nineteen Eighty-Four ]
Lie, deny, and act surprised. And their accomplices in the Mainstream Media® are oh so happy to go along with their FUD.
What? I’m just spewing the party line about the media being against us? Okay then, explain this: Everybody and their dog knows damn well that Yanks have been snatching up guns in record numbers for the last few years now. So what’s with this?
Yeah. That’s what I thought too.
PS – Yes, I know what Godwin’s Law is and no, I don’t give a damn. One does not lose an argument by pointing out the blatantly obvious. Get over it.