Tucker Carlson had a powerful segment on his show recently. He exclaimed that gun control is really a form of class warfare — aimed at controlling the population more than firearms themselves. It was an impassioned speech and full of truth, but what did he really mean? How do you get from gun control to class warfare? And, why is the left so bent on such an agenda?
The Three Pillars of Control
Obviously, if you want to control a population you have to disarm them. Anyone with half a brain knows this. The reverse logic is also easy. Anyone who wants to disarm a population wants to control it. There are still a number of Democrats who are smart enough to not say this out loud, but their “secret” agenda is hardly a mystery. Before we dive into population statistics and see what gun control really means to the left, let’s briefly discuss these other two pillars.
The second is also an easy guess: money. The left hates free market economics. If anyone can make anything of themselves without relying on the state, then what good is the Democratic Party? They’ve regularly announced their desire for democratic socialism. They want to incrementally regulate the economy until it is no longer free at all and they are fully in charge of economic distribution and their ideal class system.
The third pillar is often overlooked by those of us on the right. It’s literal population control. Another term that will ring a bell is reproductive legislation. The fight for abortion isn’t a fight for freedom; it’s the first necessary step towards state-level eugenics. The left is less likely to align their reproductive priorities around race (at first), but they would love to be able to tell “rednecks” that they aren’t allowed to have children.
The Hatred of Autonomy
In America today, we’re still a few steps away from the left having control over reproductive rights. We aren’t far away from them instilling gun regulations that infringe our rights and reduce the autonomy of right-leaning voters.
When you really look at it, a self-sufficient citizen is antithetical to the socialist utopia they chase. That’s why they hate hunting. It has nothing to do with a love of animals. If you can feed yourself without relying on the system, you’re harder to control. This extends to self-defense and every other form of autonomy. Conservative values teach self-reliance, and being armed is a major facet of true autonomy. The liberals have to take away our guns. It’s essential, and they’ve slowly adjusted their tactics.
The Raw Numbers
So how does this equate to class warfare? A few statistics can clarify. Thankfully, there is no national firearm registry, so we can only estimate how many Americans own guns. Best estimates today place that number between 32 and 42 percent of all households. Consider another number. Between 32 and 42 percent of Americans openly poll as Republicans. That’s no simple coincidence.
More numbers show that rural, land-owning Americans are far more likely to have a cache of weapons. What’s more, those Americans are likely to use those firearms. Some cases are matters of home defense and the like, but the majority of shots fired are against wildlife. Poisonous snakes, rabid beasts and other dangerous animals are a part of life outside of major metropolitan areas.
Without weaponry, those dangers kill a lot more people. Part of the left’s plan to disarm us leaves the hardworking backbone of the breadbasket defenseless against everyday dangers. They know that gun control will literally kill conservatives, and they relish the idea.
The Strength of Narrative
There’s no question the Democrats are fully committed to all-out class warfare. We’ve seen it with their economic policies for decades. One of the most insidious components of this battle plan is in the left-wing narrative. They have completely vilified the NRA. They accuse any politician who backs the 2nd Amendment of having been bought by the NRA’s deep pockets. The absurdity of this claim is beyond stupid. At most, the NRA spends about $3 million a year lobbying. This is a drop in the bucket compared to major lobbying efforts. Planned Parenthood spent $38 million on the 2016 election alone.
The true power of the NRA is that they represent a large, passionate voting group. But, the left can’t acknowledge that Americans want guns for legitimate reasons. As always, they have to make it a moral issue because basic logic isn’t on their side.
The Real Police State
All of this is pointed at real goals. Progressives have already made moves to outlaw disagreeing with their politics. In many places, speech is being regulated. Being verbally mean or using the wrong pronoun for a person is a serious crime. It won’t be long before they feel justified in trying to outlaw voting Republican. Of course, to succeed in that, they’ll have to take away our guns, and that is why we have to fight at every turn.
~ American Gun News