Friday, April 27, 2007

1984...Knocking on Your Door...Will You Let It Come...

This amazing op-ed has been circulating for a few days. It's from Dan Simpson, allegedly a retired diplomat and a member of the editorial boards of the Toledo OH Blade and the Pittsburg PA Post-Cazette. As the QANDO Blog notes, it's a wet dream for gun banners. Pay attention, kids; this is what's behind all that "sensible gun law" crap:
Now, how would one disarm the American population? First of all, federal or state laws would need to make it a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and one year in prison per weapon to possess a firearm. The population would then be given three months to turn in their guns, without penalty.

Hunters would be able to deposit their hunting weapons in a centrally located arsenal, heavily guarded, from which they would be able to withdraw them each hunting season upon presentation of a valid hunting license. The weapons would be required to be redeposited at the end of the season on pain of arrest. When hunters submit a request for their weapons, federal, state, and local checks would be made to establish that they had not been convicted of a violent crime since the last time they withdrew their weapons. In the process, arsenal staff would take at least a quick look at each hunter to try to affirm that he was not obviously unhinged.
It would have to be the case that the term "hunting weapon" did not include anti-tank ordnance, assault weapons, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, or other weapons of war.

All antique or interesting non-hunting weapons would be required to be delivered to a local or regional museum, also to be under strict 24-hour-a-day guard. There they would be on display, if the owner desired, as part of an interesting exhibit of antique American weapons, as family heirlooms from proud wars past or as part of collections.

Gun dealers could continue their work, selling hunting and antique firearms. They would be required to maintain very tight inventories. Any gun sold would be delivered immediately by the dealer to the nearest arsenal or the museum, not to the buyer.

The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty. Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.

Clearly, since such sweeps could not take place all across the country at the same time. But fairly quickly there would begin to be gun-swept, gun-free areas where there should be no firearms. If there were, those carrying them would be subject to quick confiscation and prosecution. On the streets it would be a question of stop-and-search of anyone, even grandma with her walker, with the same penalties for "carrying."
Sweet, isn't it? This is the real deal, what the weasels really want to do to us. Can you spell GESTAPO? Read Eugene Volokh's take on this, which concludes, "Oh, and don't forget: No-one is trying to take away your guns; people's concerns about that are just a "gun lobby ... bogeyman."

It's tempting to send Mr. Simpson a copy of Unintended Consequences. Or perhaps explain to him the derivation of the phrase Molon Lave...naw...he wouldn't get it. Simpson's thoughts are the core beliefs of the antigun movement. This is what we're fighting...


GeorgeH said...

Once they have abrogated the constitution, just this once in a very good cause, I don't see it being reinstated, or any more messy elections being held.

This is a plan that would have made Lavrenty Beria smile.

Molon Lave

Anonymous said...

What the heck do you think the last 20-30 years have all been about?

The "special" classes of citizens (14th Amendment out the window), the whole politically correct speech angle limiting what we are "allowed" to say about others (1st), no Christ in Christmas or Easter for that matter (1st again), the Keso decision (4th), events like the alleged Duke rape (many rights volated by a "rogue" prosecutor - who is still practicing law, BTW; the open border with Mexico, etc. et al. And, of source, the attacks on the ONE amendment that protects all of the other enumerated rights - the 2nd.

All of these efforts are INTENDED to destroy the US, to prevent it from being a dominant world power, while somehow maintaining its economic power to consume as a part of the New World Order. Think Rollerball - the original one, not the travesty of a remake.

There are days when I think the other side has actually won, only we just don't know we're dead yet.

Anonymous said...

Probably a good idea for that window before the action starts, give the officers that want to continue breathing, time to find other employment.

Anonymous said...

While most did not fight during Cho's rampage the same would not be true when it comes to takig away guns. Nobody looks for a fight but if one comes to us we know what to do.