We need to understand that the motivation behind the gun grabbing campaign has always been more than just naked political calculation. Certainly, liberals think it will help motivate their base and maybe shore up the squishy suburban mom demographic for 2014, but this is really a campaign fueled by emotion.
That emotion is hate.
This isn’t about dead children. If saving kids was their real motivation, liberals would have long ago allowed the police to end the daily slaughter in Democrat-owned war zones like Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C. No, this campaign is driven by elitist hatred for regular Americans who refuse to bend to their will, who defiantly live life on their own terms, and who stubbornly resist accepting the moral supremacy of the urban liberals who would rule them.
They want to show us who is boss, to put us in our place, to take away the proud symbols of – and the tools that protect – our independence for one reason and one reason only.
They want to show that they can. They want to demonstrate that what rights we have come not from our maker but from them, to be granted or withdrawn as they please.
They want us disarmed, demoralized and defeated. They are furius that we refuse to allow it, but anger is a poor foundation for building strategy.
Brilliant! Read the whole thing.
Here's another excellent read from Jacob on the 9 reasons why gun control advocates may be deluded...definitely worth the time to hit all the links. And for al those people who don't believe the ridiculous laws will be informed, this from The Blaze:
Gregory Dean, Jr. was pulled over in New Lebanon, N.Y., Sunday for a light on his license plate being burnt out. But what began as a simple traffic stop ended up with Dean being arrested over two bullets in his registered firearm, which put him in violation of the state’s new law, the Journal News reported.
Gosh, I hope the New York State Police get those cool "SS" slashes and death's head emblems for their uniform soon! Combine those with a thigh holsters, and, presto! Warriors!
Speaking of which, Herschel Smith from The Captain's Journal does a great job of disassembling the new militarized world of law enforcement:
The militarization of the police and police tactics in America is an effort to sidestep Posse Comitatus. It’s a way to have a standing army police Americans rather than have the existing standing army do the policing of Americans. It’s a typical progressive, statist trick.
I've been talking about the dangers of a militarized police for years and years, but Boston really, really bought it home.