Not All Anti-Gunners Willing to Wait for Slippery Slope

From Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership:

By Kurt Hofmann,
November 26th, 2014

To hear most proponents of “gun control” tell it, those of us who warn that the anti-gun agenda’s endpoint is a total ban of private gun ownership are “paranoid” to believe such a thing. President Obama has himself made this claim:

“Part of the challenge we confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow, ‘Here it comes, everybody’s guns are going to be taken away,'” Obama said.

Of course Obama’s idea of “sensible, responsible legislation” includes an outright ban of the most popular centerfire rifles in the country, mandating the inclusion of “smart gun” technology (just don’t even get me started) in semi-automatic handguns, banning private sales of guns, etc. Beyond that, though, every new restrictive gun law enacted becomes the beachhead from which the next infringement on that which shall not be infringed is launched–the proverbial “slippery slope” in action.

For some gun ban zealots, though, the slippery slope simply cannot be counted upon to act quickly enough–they want their gun bans now. Gerald Ensley, writing for the Tallahassee Democrat, is just such a zealot, as he makes clear in his “Stop the insanity: Ban guns“:

I’m not talking about gun control. I’m not talking about waiting periods and background checks.

I’m talking about flat-out banning the possession of handguns and assault rifles by individual citizens. I’m talking about repealing or amending the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

We’ve seen this before, and I actually believe that these people deserve more respect than those who work to hide their goal of an outright, total gun ban behind a facade of seeking “moderate,” “modest” restrictions on gun ownership. At least the open gun ban jihadists don’t try to hide their searing hatred of our means to defend our lives and liberty.

Of course when I say that they “deserve more respect” than the more covert enemies of an armed and free American citizenry, I am not exactly setting the bar very high. To openly advocate prohibiting effective fighting arms for anyone outside law enforcement or the military is still to advocate the horrors of a “government monopoly on force“–and what that enables.

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