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I often get into arguments with fellow conservatives who are open to “common sense gun safety measures” like background checks, bump-stock bans, and Red Flag Gun Laws. Their argument is very persuasive and quite logical; we need to compromise regarding certain safety concerns and proposals that fall short of gun confiscations are acceptable within the framework of the 2nd Amendment.
The points they make are valid and I could support them if I didn’t know what happens whenever we give an inch. This isn’t the Democratic Party of Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton. It’s pushing much further to the left than even the party of Barrack Obama. There’s a growing wing within the Democratic Party that desires absolute gun control and they’re doing everything they can to pressure ALL Democratic lawmakers, especially presidential candidates, to join them.
The choice they’re giving Democrats is this: support hyper-leftist radical progressive ideas or become unemployed.
A column in USA Today highlights the sentiment of this hardcore adherence to far-left principles. The author, Candid Camera’s long-time host Peter Funt, compared Senator Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) ownership of a handgun for personal protection to the NRA’s stance on weapons.
“Kamala Harris doesn’t seem to have the courage to concede that owning a handgun for protection is a bad idea. Instead, she has given voters a real choice: Back candidates who care enough about gun control to not own handguns, or support the only major Democratic contender who has one and won’t throw it away.”
Funt, as gun-confiscation advocates are wont to do, tried to bury the benefits of self-defense by throwing out statistics about how most violence against women is perpetrated by people they know and how most attacks on women happen at home. They never highlight the incidents when a woman was able to avoid kidnapping, rape, or murder because they carried a firearm. To them, such examples must never be discussed as anything other than statistical anomalies.
This is victim shaming. It may be cleverly disguised, but their policies and the way they defend them demonstrate how the New Democrats do not want anyone to hear about women who were victimized (yes, even if they escape from an attack because of a handgun, they are still victims). If they lose their guns and subsequently lose their lives, the left will conveniently sweep them into a different category that suits their political needs.
Nobody other than radical progressives like Funt would call Kamala Harris a supporter of the NRA. But to the New Democrats, anything short of completely disarming the people is unacceptable. Watch your six.
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