As Kurt Schlichter has repeatedly written, they really do hate us, gentle readers.
Who are “they”? Democrats, socialists, leftists, progressives, race baiters, statists, the media, the deep state, Never Trump pseudo-Republicrats, take your pick. And as I have often written, they really do want us disarmed. Who’s “us”? Normal Americans. People who just want to be left alone to live in peace under the rule of law. People who think the Constitution is easily understood, says what it means and means what it says, and actually matters. It’s so much easier to run a socialist utopia when the deplorables can’t fight back. In fact, one can’t have a socialist utopia if they can.
With that in mind, gentle readers, I thought it meet to provide a review of the anti-liberty views of prominent Democrats, most of who are running for the Democrat nomination for president. You will not be surprised by their views. Their paranoid insanity toward and vicious disdain for their fellow Americans? Perhaps. Let us begin with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, she who replaced Hillary Clinton in the Senate, as Fox News reports:
One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the “worst organization in this country,” the group on Monday posted an effusive letter it received from Gillibrand in 2008 in which she praised ‘the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights’ and said she hoped to work with it ‘for many years in Congress.’
Gillibrand, according to the NRA, sent the letter to NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox on Sept. 19, 2008, when she was a member of Congress representing a rural district in upstate New York. The ILA, or Institute for Legislative Action, is the lobbying arm of the NRA.
‘I want to be very clear that I always have and always will believe that the correct interpretation of the 2nd amendment [sic] is that it applies to an individual’s right to carry guns, and does not apply generally to the National Guard or a group of individuals in a State,’ Gillibrand wrote to Cox, following what she described as a meeting with him the previous August.
When one has to sprint as far left as possible, one tends to repudiate all manner of former principles. One might wisely believe such people were lying in the first place–or that the truth is simply not in them, and they’ll say whatever benefits them at any given moment. Isn’t that the definition of “politician”?
The execrable Islamist, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu West) is of the same mindlessness, as Fox News reports:
The embattled Minnesota Democrat took a swipe at the NRA just hours after a disgruntled city employee went on a shooting spree that left 12 people dead and four more injured.
The invaluable Dana Loesch responded to Omar with what people like her most fear: fact and logic.
After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Omar went to Twitter to decry the NRA as ‘the true enemy.’
‘Prayers and condolences won’t keep our kids safe, sensible #GunLaws will. It’s time for you and Republicans to put the safety of Americans first and seek freedom from the NRA,’ she wrote. ‘They are the true enemy!’
Well, that seems fair. Let’s take a moment to see what Spartacus himself has to say, from CCN.com.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker says he’s fed up with inaction on gun reform after mass shootings, calling the oft-repeated refrain of politicians who offer ‘thoughts and prayers’ to victims ‘just bullsh**.’
Yes. Dem politicians also tend not to be terribly respectful of faithful Christians.
‘When I’m President of the United States, I’m taking a fight to this issue like folks have never seen before, because we’re better than this is a country. It’s a uniquely American problem. No other country has this kind of carnage,’ Booker said to David Axelrod on ‘The Axe Files,’ airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on CNN. ‘We are not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullsh**. And I’m sorry to say it as a man of faith, but I was taught that faith without works is dead.’
This week, Booker unveiled what he dubbed a “simple” gun violence prevention plan that would ban assault weapons and make gun licenses require fingerprints, an interview and completion of a gun safety course. Booker would also take executive actions beginning on his first day as president, his campaign said.
Hmm. “A Man of faith” apparently has little appreciation of ,and little faith in. prayer. And Booker is wrong about violence being a “uniquely American problem.” He’d certainly be willing to use it against his political opponents–that’s us–but more on that at the end of this article.
Leftists are, as always, violently attacking the NRA and those it represents, and predicting its–their–imminent doom. So how is the NRA doing anyway? Legal Insurrection reports:
It turns out the NRA gained ground in 2018 with membership dues and contributions.
I want to note that after a Google search, I only found Gutkowski’s report on the NRA.
Anyway, the rise in funds are not small either:
The report, which was handed out during the group’s latest annual meeting, shows dues went from $128,209,303 in 2017 to $170,391,374 in 2018—an increase of $42,182,071, or 33 percent. It also shows contributions rose from $132,879,299 in 2017 to $165,075,288 in 2018—an increase of $32,195,989 or 24 percent. The rise in dues came ahead of the NRA announcing it had reached 5.5 million members, a record number.
Overall, the NRA and its affiliates brought in $412,233,508 in 2018. That’s up from $378,122,489 in 2017. In total, the group’s revenue rose $34,111,019 or 9 percent. The numbers represent a clear resurgence of funding for the gun-rights group during 2018. Membership dues even topped those the group saw in 2016—$163,517,961.
It would appear the NRA–and the Second Amendment–isn’t quite dead yet. But what about other countries, places anti-liberty activists always laud as examples America must follow, places like–Australia? Fox News reports from June of 2019:
At least four people are dead and two more are injured after a lone gunman opened fire Tuesday night in a suburb just outside of Darwin, Australia, police said.
Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Lee Morgan confirmed that at least four people were killed when an unidentified 45-year-old man opened fire throughout the city using a pump-action shotgun, news.com.au reported.
At least two more people suffered gunshot wounds.
But I was assured such things just didn’t happen in civilized nations where guns are strictly controlled!
For a final dose of what leftists react to as vampires react to holy water or crucifixes–facts and truth–we turn to the invaluable Bill Whittle, and his classic video: Number One With A Bullet.
Whittle informs us American is number 1 per capita–Latin: per head–in gun ownership in the world. Those that have been paying attention know that despite record numbers of firearms in private hands, violence has been declining in America for many years. But where does America, with all those guns in the hands of dangerous gun nuts, stand in the international per capita murder rate sweepstakes? First? Second? Not quite:
We’re number 111 in the world. First? Honduras, though I suspect Venezuela is working toward that number since Whittle made the video. There has likely been a bit of juggling on the list since then as well, but we’re surely around the same place on the list.
What’s most interesting is we are at 111th place primarily because of the extraordinarily high rate of murders in a number of Democrat-controlled, gun-grabber paradises like Detroit and Chicago. Without their contribution, we’d be even lower. As Whittle notes, if we had the same rate as Plano, TX, a place where virtually everyone is a gun owner, we’d be lower than Switzerland in per-capita murders. By all means, take the link and see Whittle’s brilliant video.
So how so they really feel about us? Let’s end with the words of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-People’s Republic Of California), who said that no one could stand against the government when it comes for the guns because the government has nuclear weapons and would use them:
He’s not kidding, and he represents mainstream leftist thought, the thought that will produce the 2020 Democrat candidate for president. Let us, gentle readers, keep that in mind.