Gun Control Isn't Just About the Guns


The topic of gun-control has spurred countless debates about whether or not eliminating guns will lower crime. School shootings are cited, eliciting emotions that urge us to protect our children at all costs. Crime rates are posted, with pleas to give up this one little freedom so we can have more security.

Most of us don’t hunt for our food or belong to a militia, so why the debate over gun-control? Because gun control isn’t just about the guns.

We know for a fact that gun control does not lower crime. Researchers from the University of Melbourne, concerning Australian gun laws, have said, “There is little evidence to suggest that it had any significant effects on firearm homicides or suicides.” In fact, suicides by other means actually increased after the ban.

The British Shadow Home Secretary, Oliver Letwin, made a similar statement, “Despite the street crime initiative, robbery is massively up. So are gun-related crimes, domestic burglary, retail burglary, and drug offences.”

We’ve even tried a form of gun control ourselves with the assault weapon ban of 1994, which did nothing to deter gun violence.

Wise men learn from the mistakes of others, so why is the federal government refusing to look at the facts and drop the issue? Because they’re after something more than our firearms.

In 1788, one of our founding fathers, George Mason, said, “To disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

To enslave is to make subservient, to submit or subdue, to subjugate; and to subjugate is to bring under control, to conquer. And governments all over the world have used it to conquer their own.

During World War I officials in each Armenian district were ordered to surrender their firearms. If they did not surrender enough to fill the quota, they were executed for conspiracy. In March of 1938 the Nazis established new gun laws targeting Jews. Eight months later they started a riot against the Jews in which they looted their homes and businesses.

Journalist Edward Wimberley stated, in an article in Naples News, “Those regimes seeking to assert and maintain absolute control over the citizenry will always try to disarm them first by means of confiscation, regulation, taxation, and through controlling markets for firearms and ammunition. Without exception, an unarmed citizenry is one that can be effectively bullied and coerced and are readily controlled by the government.”

Is the federal government truly seeking to subjugate Americans?

In searching history, the news, and archives, each story of gun-control ends in higher crime rates, more government control over the people and abandonment of freedom by the people. Abandonment, because if the Citizens of the United States don’t stand up for what they believe, they will be coerced into giving up their freedoms one at a time until there is nothing left. If that’s allowed to happen, the government will, indeed, have complete control.

We’re not only seeing this type of dominion in gun-control, but in the loss of other freedoms, losses which are claimed to provide more safety and security, but only guarantee enslavement to fear, and to the government. As I stated in my novel, inDIVISIBLE, “They control us with fear of terrorism, fear of pandemics, fear of travel, fear of ourselves.”

One has only to look around to see our basic freedoms being denied, stripped away from us, and gun-control is just one more step forward in a push to eliminate the freedoms protected by the Constitution.

If left up to the government to decide for us, the American people will one day be entirely accountable to a government that seeks only to satisfy its own greed.

Speaking up makes a difference. Writing a physical letter to your representatives forces them to pay attention. We can’t sit back and watch our nation destruct.

Even the Lord has instructed, in Galatians, 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

If we’re instructed to remain free spiritually, doesn’t it make sense we remain free physically?

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  • Kirby Butler, CPC

    Very well stated. I only wish our legislators really understood this.

    • Ryan Hunter

      Thank you. I've been doing some research on how to most effectively communicate with our representatives to get their attention. According to their office staff, they begin to pay attention to a particular issue once they've received five handwritten letters in the mail. Email is largely discounted, but when we take the time to write a letter and mail it in, it shows we're serious about the issues.

  • jimpeel

    Those who hold a monopoly no firearms will also hold a monopoly on firearms violence.

    Do we want the government to hold that monopoly?

  • 2War Abn Vet

    I recently read a quote by Claire Wolfe, “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
    That may have been true in 1994, when Federal Government sneaked through the first so-called “Assault Weapons Ban”. At that time people did not have sufficient reason to distrust government’s motives.
    It is not true in 2013, when people have every reason to distrust government’s motives.
    Passage of a draconian gun law will instantly criminalize tens of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens who will feel it infringes on basic Constitutional rights, who will feel their government has chosen to make war on them, and will not comply with it.
    I believe we will see a replay of events similar to the one in which those colonists stood their
    ground, against an oppressive government intent on firearms confiscation, at Lexington Green the morning of 19 April 1775. The subsequent conflagration will be as ugly as it will be pervasive.

  • hbbill

    The author should have given some context to the Armenian sentence. Not everyone is aware of what happened in post WWI Turkey. Everyone also needs to watch the long version of "Innocents Betrayed" on Youtube. It's one hour of your time but it will explain what happens when you give up your ability to defend yourself. Read your Solzhenitsyn.

    The Brit twit that pollutes our airwaves recently asked an interviewee, a defender of the 2A if he really believed that the U.S. govt. could turn on it's citizens. The interviewee correctly stated the the purpose of the 2A was as a stopgap against tyranny in this country. He however missed the main point. The reason that tyranny has not happened in this country YET is because military pattern weapons can be owned by law abiding Americans.

    hbbill
    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan

    • Dwayne

      hbbill, Thanks for letting us know about "Innocents Betrayed." I have always been in favor of gun ownership, but watching that film was really an eye opener. I agree with you. This is a film everyone should see.

    • hbbill

      Ryan and Dwayne

      That is the very reason that I posted it. Too many have no clue of what power in the wrong hands is capable of, especially when they claim it is for the good of the people/country. For most folks the scope of the subject is limited to what Hitler did to the Jews in WWII with maybe Pol Pot thrown in for good measure, being that was a more recent occurrence. As the film shows it was/is far more widespread than the average public school/university education would have you believe.

      I will leave you with a few quotes from men far more eloquent on the subject of tyrannies than I.

      hbbill
      Somewhere behind enemy lines,
      Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan

      "When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from." ~Carl Sandburg, author

      "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive... [T]hose who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~C.S. Lewis, author

      "Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one." - Joseph P. Martino, author of Resistance to Tyranny.

      “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”.-- Thomas Jefferson, hopefully everyone recognizes this one

    • Ryan Hunter

      Today's the first time I've seen that film, "Innocents Betrayed," and while I've read about the events, seeing images while listening to the commentary makes it more real, more terrible.

  • Steven Newman

    "The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the
    people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed. When the British forgot that they got a revolution. And, as a result, we Americans got a Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were determined, would keep men free. If we give up part of that Constitution we give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all." -- Ronald Reagan

    2nd Amendment "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED."

    "The beauty of the 2nd Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it" --Thomas Jefferson

    • Ryan Hunter

      Thanks for including such great quotes and for the comment! This subject has been eating at me recently and I'm glad to see so many others with the same passion.

  • Ron G

    It isn't about gun control. It is about a government that is going against everything good that this country stands for.

  • IddiKlu

    'Crime rates are posted, with pleas to give up this one little freedom so we can have more security'. Such a statement could only come from a perfect moron. And that state seems to fit a lot of our legislators perfectly. Anyone making such a statement should be fired immediately.

  • Patriot7

    Put some heat on your senators and representatives so they will know that if they pass any law infringing on the second amendment that they will not be re-elected. Write them, call them, fax them, email them and go visit them personally letting them know that the American people will not tolerate any violation of our Constitution. The first step in banning guns is to start initiating restrictions and gradually evolving into an outright ban. Speak out now before it is too late! Tyranny can only triumph when good men do nothing.

  • Tina

    So many people are not paying attention to what's going on! They think there is nothing they can do about it & it will all be fine! The mainstream media is to blame for keeping Americans uninformed!

  • mtncrusr

    It's never been about guns. It's all about control.

  • retiredmillwright

    Gun grabbing is all about absolute power over the citizens, reducing them to helpless sheep and peasants. This leaves the people at the mercy of government Tyrants. Citizen are fools if they trust government tyrants not to take severe advantage of them. History has proved that once disarmed it is the norm for horrible advantage to be taken of the disarmed citizens. These tyrants of the government have been robbing the citizens blind through taxes and bad laws, so murdering them that get in their way is not too much of a stretch. It has happened to tens of millions in countries that have disarmed the citizens, are Americans next?

  • http://twitter.com/vdanifu Let.It.Burn

    The US Constitution does not 'grant' rights. It recognizes rights and limits government from infringing upon our recognized rights!

    • Ryan Hunter

      I realize it doesn't 'grant' rights ... just a slip in the writing process.

    • Clint

      Forgiven.

    • DrSique

      BINGO!!!! They are, indeed, rights granted by our Creator and recognized by the Second Amendment. You must have gotten out of public school some time ago, or never went. Far too sharp to be a recent brain washing victim.
      Author states: "If we’re instructed to remain free spiritually, doesn’t it make sense we remain free physically?"
      Ummm, spiritual bondage is next month, don't jump the gun. (pun very much intended)

    • IddiKlu

      Unless we are so stupid as to give them up due to ignorance and stupidity..

    • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

      This is true. BUT, it only recognizes a "right." Rights are easily licensed and limited by whatever government happens to be in power at the time (look no further than the Second Amendment). God-expected responsibilities remain the same regardless what government says of does. For more, see blog article "You Can't Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight." Click on my name, then our website. Go to our blog and look for article title. See also "Rights, Rights, Everyone Wants their Rights."

    • Davy Crockett

      “Rights” as in such as those enumerated in the Bill of Rights are real and Biblical in our horizontal relationship with men. These are God given, inalienable rights granted by the duties and responsibilities God has given us in Scripture. Some examples are Gen. 1:26 were we are given dominion over the earth and all that is in it and “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (1st Tim. 5:8). Providing means security, food, shelter, etc, so from these passages we see our right to self defense and to bear arms, property rights and security of property etc. Everyone of our true rights can be found in Scripture like this.

      Before God, in our vertical relationship what we call “rights” are necessary parts of duties and responsibilities He has given us. Yet before Him, we do have rights, but a different sort of rights. As sons of the living God and “co-heirs with Christ” (Rom. 8:17) we have the right to pension Him in prayer. We have all the covenants, birthrights, and promises we can claim as ours with the rights and privileges they include. We also have the right to lose and bind as found in:

      "Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

      “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.” Matt. 18:18-19

      Yes, God reserves His right as Sovereign over all, but He still grants us these rights as Christians and as applicable, as immortal beings “created in His image”. So it is incorrect to say we do not have rights. We truly do, have rights as I have proven above and as our Founding Fathers intended. I do not indorse today’s state of our nation, but the foundation of this country was true.

    • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

      All of what you have described above our responsibilities and/or
      gifts--not rights. Biblical responsibility eliminates all need of
      inferior rights, which are easily licensed and limited. Mr. Edward
      Price has demonstrated your reasoning on this to be not only Biblically
      incorrect but double minded. Perhaps he'll post his response to the
      comments again.

    • Davy Crockett

      God my sovereign king has given me responsibilities and gifts. Between men, governments, and I they cannot be taken away because they are my rights. I am not just a slave or steward for God, I am a son of God and sons carry rights from their Father.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

      If the right is inalienable or UN Alienable then why do we have PERMITS?