THE INCESSANT ATTACK ON GUNS AND GUN OWNERSHIP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AND WILL DO NOTHING TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS SAFE.
With the latest shooting tragedy—this one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—antigun groups wasted little time in singling out a culprit—the AR-15 5.56 NATO / 223 semiautomatic rifle. The mainstream media quickly echoed the sentiment of antigun groups and their fellow travelers in Congress: if Government would just confiscate guns from the civilian population, commencing with “assault weapons,” society would be better off for it and all would be right with the world.
In the hysteria of the moment, it is considered anathema to counter this sentiment or to question the underlying assumption. Banning civilian ownership and possession of firearms is proclaimed a panacea to preventing gun violence. It is the mantra of anti-Second Amendment proponents, activists, and legislators; and it is the drumbeat of a compliant, duplicitous Press. It is accepted by many as a categorical imperative; an irrefutable truth. But is it?
Do we not see, rather, the naked desire and effort of those who seek to destroy every vestige of responsible gun ownership in our Country? They would do so under the guise of promoting public safety. But, this is a false promise; an outright lie. Those who seek to end gun ownership and gun possession in this Country attempt to shoehorn international norms and United Nations’ mandates involving firearms, into our Nation’s norms and values. It doesn’t work. Our Nation, unlike all others, is structured on natural and unalienable rights and liberties of the American people, as codified in our Nation’s Bill of Rights—a Bill of Rights that is the very backbone of our Nation.
Americans would do well to note that the oppressive restrictions on firearms’ possession seen in the laws of other nations exemplify a basic and malevolent mistrust the governing bodies of those nations extend toward their own people.
WHY DID THE PARKLAND, FLORIDA TRAGEDY OCCUR?
Lost in discussion about gun violence is any mention of one obvious and incontrovertible fact: the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would not have happened—could not have occurred—if a multilayered set of strategies were utilized to harden the school against security breaches. The School didn’t do this. The result, while horrific, cannot and should not be construed as altogether unexpected and inexplicable in the peculiar age we live in and the tragedy should not be blamed on guns.
We live in an age marked by broken homes and social alienation. It is an age beset by the rupture of core values and the seeding of a new ethos consisting of a hodgepodge of multicultural influences, multilingualism, and moral relativism; a hollowing out of sacred traditions, the denigration of basic Judeo-Christian values and virtues and of the traditional nuclear family. It is an age seeking instant gratification; immersed in perverse multivarious sexual experimentation. It is one extolling anomalous gender diversity; and, it is an age of rampant exploitation of human weakness.
We see an endless parade of new, ever more violent, hyper-realistic video games, along with a continuous procession of cinematic “treats” of gratuitous violence marched out by Hollywood studio heads to encourage, and exploit, and reinforce the public appetite for depictions of violence and carnage. And we see the blatant hypocrisy of Hollywood actors—those who take evident pride in their onscreen portrayals of psychotic, psychopathic killers, engaged in over-the-top murderous sprees, pretending to be knowledgeable about the firearm props they use on-screen, while off-screen, sanctimoniously, denouncing those very guns, and denouncing the law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise their unalienable and natural right of self-defense with defense of arms, as codified in the U.S. Constitution, and who do so in a proper, safe, and lawful manner.
ANTIGUN GROUPS SHAMELESSLY MANIPULATE CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS.
A new tactic of antigun groups and one that is most reprehensible involves the recruitment of and exploitation of teenagers and young children as message boards in the continuing effort to destroy our sacred rights and liberties. We find, of late, young, articulate, students carrying messages for antigun groups. They know that no one would dare directly challenge a youth’s apparent preconceptions about guns and gun violence, however simplistic and flawed those preconceptions happen to be. These students have not, however, voiced outrage at gun violence spontaneously. They have been carefully coached. How do we know this? Consider what they are saying. They are using the typical phraseology and sloganeering of the antigun groups. They refer to AR-15 semiautomatic rifles as “weapons of war.” They call for “universal background checks.” They tell the American public to vote pro-Second Amendment legislators out of Office. They attack the NRA, the oldest civil rights organization in the Country, labeling it, pejoratively, the “Gun Lobby.” They aren’t speaking for themselves. They are the puppets of antigun political activists and legislators and of the ruthless, secretive internationalist benefactors that bankroll them. They have an agenda to pursue, and these children and teenagers, who operate from emotion, present a useful tool in the goal to destroy the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
Doubtless, many of these students speak from the heart. They would not be compelling were that untrue. But the messages come from activist sponsors, who are using these innocent young adults as their “stand-ins.” The words sound new, and fresh and heartfelt, and emphatic even if they aren’t. The speed to which these young people have been mobilized and organized reflects, substantial funding and professional antigun operatives, well-schooled in psychological warfare, behind the scene.
Teenagers—even preteens and young children—have been shamelessly recruited to assist in the work of those who seek to destroy this Nation’s Second Amendment. Many of these children and young adults are caught up in the heat of the moment, as impressionable young people generally are—as child psychologists and activists and propagandists in the antigun movement certainly know. Young people often act through the compulsion of social pressure. They are unusually susceptible to the forces that urge conformity to the dictates of the many and of those who shout the loudest or who appear to be the stronger willed. Those who wish to interject a contrary quiet, albeit reasoned, viewpoint, know full they will face the wrath and castigation of and suffer ignominious ostracizing from their fellow classmates if they do.
ANTIGUN GROUPS ARE THE UNSEEN “HAND” BEHIND THESE STUDENT “WALKOUTS”
“Walkouts” of students from across the Country occurred on March 14, 2018. An operation of this magnitude, involving schools across the Country, obviously requires money, and organization, and coordination well beyond the ability and monetary capacity of students to orchestrate. The organizers made certain that the event would zero in on the singular topics of “guns” and “gun violence.” This effort had nothing to do with ensuring school safety, and it had nothing to do with curbing violence in schools. ABC News reports:
“Women’s March Youth Coordinator Tabitha St. Bernard Jacobs, one of the few adults helping with the youth-led movement, told ABC News that while today’s walkout is in reaction to the Parkland shooting, the event is about calling out gun violence.
This isn’t a protest against schools but a way to encourage school administrators to help students ‘amplify their voices,’ she said.
She added, ‘Some schools are looking to this as an opportunity to really educate their young people about what it means in this moment to be engaged.’”
In other words, this walkout is teaching children to become agents’ provocateur and agitators for anarchist and communist groups. Even elementary grade school students have been recruited. That is particularly reprehensible. Very young children have no comprehension of the import and purpose of this grand charade. They are shamelessly being used as pawns. Does this orchestrated drama have anything to do with school safety? No! It has everything to do with forcing an antigun agenda down the throats of the American public.
Some schools have permitted a walkout; but others have not. Contrary to Tabitha St. Bernard Jacobs’ remarks, many school administrators made clear their displeasure of students’ insolence. One school board president said, “those who went outside to protest despite warnings of penalties would get suspensions.” Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2018, at A7.
The American public is witnessing a ramping up of disobedience to the rule of law on a massive scale. Anarchist groups and other ruthless internationalist socialist/communist influences are actively encouraging our youth to take an active role in the tearing down of our Nation. They make no pretense of this. They attack the very core of our laws, our culture, our morality, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our sacred rights and liberties—the very fabric of our Nation.
We see the intentions of these disruptors played out in the recent and blatant actions of California Governor Jerry Brown; Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer; and declared Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.
It is time for Americans to take a stand against deceitful influences and deceitful individuals.
Copyright © 2018 Roger J Katz (Towne Criour), Stephen L. D’Andrilli (Publius) All Rights Reserved.