For decades, Democrats have been arguing for all manner of “common sense gun safety” measures, which are, of course, plain old gun control. All one need do is examine the weekly murder fests of Chicago and Baltimore to put the lie to their whining about wanting to end violence and make people safe. They’ve had that opportunity for decades in parts of the country where their rule is absolute, and the best they can come up with is disarming the law-abiding in other, non-crazy, parts of America. And while employing euphemisms and distractions, they always end up calling normal Americans hysterics because “no one is coming for your guns, you excitable God and gun clinging red-necked, toothless, smelly WalMart shoppers.”
No one with an IQ larger than their waist size believes them, and it now appears WalMart is going to be doing without the patronage of a great many of those God and gun clingers because the millennial rocket scientists running the corporation have decided they’re going to decide which kinds of ammunition are politically correct. Mr. Sam Walton must be spinning in his grave. We know .223/5.56mm and handgun ammunition are not politically correct, though they haven’t said if they’re going to be selling .22LR, which is perhaps the most common chambering for handguns and rifles. Never mind that .223/5.56mm is actually rifle ammunition in common hunting use, and the WalMart brain trust are saying they’re only banning handgun ammunition. They’re the self-imagined elite and they know what’s best for us, so shut up.
Is this a classic example of “get woke, go broke?” If fake Hispanic Beto thinks it’s a good idea, you know it’s stupid. They’re absolutely going to lose money, lots of it, but it’s doubtful they’ll go broke over the issue. What WalMart will accomplish with their defacto ammo ban is to help Democrat/Socialists/Communists make America less free. Oh surely they have the power to choose to sell what they please, but they’re going to really anger a substantial percentage of their customer base, and other companies, if they’re smart, will take up the slack. Local gun stores might consider doing just that, and with greater sales volume, accordingly lower prices. Capitalism does work nicely that way.
The 2020 D/S/C presidential race, while providing all the pratfalls of a circus clown show, has provided some benefits for the American people. Among them, the now rock-solid certainty that yes, they really are coming for your guns, you excitable God and gun clinging red-necked, toothless, smelly ex-WalMart shoppers, as Fox News reports:
In the wake of the recent deadly mass shootings, Democratic presidential candidates are stepping up calls for the federal government to start buying firearms from gun owners, with Beto O’Rourke and others going as far as seeking a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons. [skip]
‘I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we are going to do,’ O’Rourke replied. ‘Americans who own AR-15s, AK-47s, will have to sell them to the government.’
O’Rourke doubled down when he tweeted out video of his comments. ‘I was asked how I’d address people’s fears that we will take away their assault rifles,’ he wrote Monday alongside the video. ‘I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do.’
‘Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons,’ he continued. ‘All of them.’
Beto also praised WalMart for making it more difficult for Americans to buy useful and common ammunition at good prices, but hey, if he’s elected, that will be the least of American’s worries. One might make the argument that Beto, near negative numbers in the polls, is just feeding red meat to the most crazed of the D/S/C base in a desperate attempt to stay in the race, but he’s doing no more than saying what D/S/Cs have always wanted, but until now, mostly feared saying. Remember that Senator Diane Feinstein, back in 1995, said:
If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, ‘Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it.
Beto is not alone; that paragon of faux bravery and virtue, Spartaklutz himself, wants to take your liberty:
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., in a recent interview with Vox, said he believes there should be an “outright ban” on assault weapons and, like O’Rourke, wants a “mandatory” turnover program.
“I know this is something that ultimately we [need to] get the Democratic Party on board with, but I would like to see a buyback program and a mandatory turnover,” he told the outlet last month.
And he’s far from alone:
Other Democratic candidates – including former Vice President Joe Biden, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock – have voiced support for some sort of buyback program, albeit a voluntary one.
Bullock is Montana’s (!?) governor, but it’s not a gun issue to him, no sir:
‘I think we should have voluntary buybacks,’ Bullock said last month. ‘Let’s look at this as a public health issue. I don’t support a mandatory buyback.’
By all means Governor, let’s send all the vaccine to Chicago, Baltimore and every other city run into the ground by Democrats. Go right to the source of the contagion. If it saves even one life…
But why are the D/S/Cs trying so hard to ban AR-15s and similarly innocuous semiautomatic rifles? Certainly, several insane shooters have used AR variants, but in at least one case–Sutherland Springs, TX–the shooter was stopped by a citizen armed with an AR-15. There are two primary reasons:
Anti-liberty/gun cracktivists have, for decades, cynically lied to the public, trying to convince them that any gun that looks like an automatic weapon must be an automatic weapon. The media have been only too happy to spread that particular big lie, the most modern version of which is the supposed proliferation of “assault weapons,” “high-powered” weapons capable of murdering scores in milliseconds because they’re battlefield weapons no citizen should have.
Wait a minute! Don’t they also claim weapons like that would be useless to citizens trying to overthrow a tyrannical government, because a modern army would easily overpower them, and besides, as CA Rep. Eric Swalwell said, the US Government would use nuclear weapons against citizens trying to resist tyranny? Yes they do, and they see no contradiction in depicting AR-15s–weapons of intermediate power–as weapons of mass destruction while simultaneously saying they’re useless in the defense of freedom. As Gropin’ Joe Biden said, they favor truth over fact.
The recent use of AR pattern rifles in crimes is merely a useful happenstance for cynical, deceptive D/S/Cs. The truth is rifles of any kind are used in only a tiny fraction of all crimes, and AR pattern rifles in an even smaller fraction of that small fraction. It’s not surprising, however, that AR pattern rifles might be used in crimes, because they are the most popular sporting rifle in America. There are a great many out there. D/S/Cs rely on the manipulation of emotion to accomplish what reason and truth can’t accomplish through the legitimate legislative process.
What I’ve just stated, however, is merely part of parcel of never-ending anti-liberty/gun tactics. Their most dangerous intention is to establish the precedent of banning any class of commonly owned and used firearms. If they can succeed in banning AR-15s and similar rifles, firearms used in a tiny portion of all violent crimes, how much stronger will be their argument for banning the firearms used in most suicides and violent crime–handguns?
Ban ARs, and suddenly, D/S/Cs would discover the long-known truth that handguns are the most common, criminally abused firearms. Their clamor to stop the violence by banning all of those would eclipse anything previously experienced, and anyone expecting the Supreme Court to stop them is living in a fool’s paradise. The D/S/C left respects the Supreme Court only when it rules in their favor, and they respect the Constitution not at all. They respect normal Americans less.
Isn’t it interesting, gentle readers, that virtually everything the current D/S/C clown circus proposes would make Americans less prosperous, less safe, and less free? They really do think we’re stupid. If they succeed in banning any class of firearm, we’ll suddenly become a great deal less free, which is exactly what they want.
In November of 2020, we’ll find out just how stupid the majority of Americans are–or aren’t.