Far-left anti-gunners want to supplant civil rights for individuals, like those in the Bill of Rights, with “human rights” for entire societies. They are willing to do away with individual rights to promote socialist policies – much like National Socialists did in Germany, and Marxists have done in China and the Soviet Union, among many other examples.
When individual rights get in the way of socialists totalitarian desires, “human rights” become the rallying cry. The term “human rights” enables socialist to deprive people of basic civil rights – such as the right to bear arms and effectively defend yourself. It even could deny you the healthcare if the socialist regime decides your life no longer merits the effort. Just ask parents of the U.K.’s Charlie Gard. The socialist healthcare regime there refused services to help their child live and thrive.
When people exercise the right to bear arms and defend themselves, they become less pliable and more assertive of civil rights and individual rights. That conflicts greatly with the far-left notions of what will make the world a better place. The one right the far-left most want to do away with is the right to bear arms in the United States.
Amnesty International and other far-left organizations pushing socialist policies around the globe claim firearms are a particular threat to youth. They say no one should have a right to own or possess firearms.
Amnesty International recently published highly questionable polling data suggesting the world’s youth fear firearms – especially youth in the United States. UK-based Amnesty International describes itself as a non-profit organization promoting global human rights and claims 7 million members around the world.
Amnesty International says the Second Amendment is not a human right, but rather an individual right that tramples upon human rights. As such, the Second Amendment – and the individual right to bear arms – is a barrier to human rights, rather than a supporter of the same, according to Amnesty International. It claims polling data affirms so.
The group says about 32 percent of 500 youth recently polled in the U.S. cited “violent crime” as their greatest concern. That “violent crime” includes crimes committed with firearms, knives, blunt objects, bare hands, and any other type of violence. The 500 youth polled ranged from ages 18 to 25.
“The finding reflects ‘concerns over the lack of action by political leaders in the country to address the human rights crisis’ of gun violence,” Amnesty International claims.
A firearms “crisis” has been declared by the far-left. A “crisis” generates emotion that trumps reason and enables the far-left to push policies that no sane voter ever would support. That is why left-wing organizations, like Amnesty International and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety in the U.S., are declaring the Second Amendment to be a human rights crisis.
“Amnesty International believes that young people want to see systemic transformations. They want a reckoning with the climate emergency, with the abuse of power, they want to see a completely different future blossoming, instead of the wreckage that we are heading towards,” Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo.
In other words: the world’s youth want socialism and are willing to give up civil and individual rights to get it.
Hong Kong is the best example of why the far-left want individual rights overturned in favor of so-called “human rights.” Chinese police recently shot pro-Democracy protestors in separate instances in Hong Kong. If Amnesty International and organizations like it have their way, the U.S. would become more like China and less like our freedom-loving Founding Fathers intended. God help us all.