From America’s 1st Freedom: https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2017/5/31/bloomberg-recruits-authors-to-spread-anti-gun-propaganda/
by Cam Edwards, Host, NRATV’s “Cam & Co.”
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Moms Demand Action. Everytown Creative Council. And now, the Everytown Authors Council. Michael Bloomberg has opened up a new front in the cultural war on your gun rights, and this time he’s hoping to use the power of the pen to restrict your right to keep and bear arms. More than 100 authors have signed on to a statement of principles in support of the anti-gun agenda:
We believe we have a responsibility to help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people—including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, stalkers, and people with dangerous mental illness.
We believe in gun safety—that we have a responsibility to store guns safely, unloaded and out of the reach of children.
We believe everyone has a role to play in reducing gun violence and that every action, no matter how small, helps bring us closer to a future free from gun violence.
We believe the creative community has an opportunity to use our communication skills and the power of culture to galvanize many more Americans in the gun violence prevention movement.
Considering these are all people who make a living with their writing, you’d think they could come up with something better than this mindless pablum. Oh sure, it sounds so common-sensical, to the point that there’s no mention of any new laws at all, just a desire for less violence. Who could ever be opposed to less violence? The truth is, we all want a more peaceful society. That’s not our disagreement. Instead, the debate is over how best to reduce violence. Second Amendment supporters generally think that targeting criminals works better than new laws aimed at legal gun owners, while gun control activists are far more interested in new gun control laws than increased enforcement in neighborhoods beset by gang and drug violence. In fact, did you notice anything missing from the Everytown Authors Council’s stated goals?
These writers forgot to tell us what they think the punishment should be for breaking their new rules. What do they think should happen if someone breaks one of their rules? And have they really thought about what their good intentions look like once they’ve been translated into legislation? It’s one thing to say certain people shouldn’t be able to get a gun, but there’s a reason why so-called “universal background check” laws have recently been voted down by voters in Maine and by lawmakers in New Mexico. Not only are these laws largely unenforceable, but they also criminalize common transfers of firearms between friends, family, students and instructors. Do these writers really believe that someone should go to prison for loaning a friend a firearm to try out at a range? How about prison for someone loaning a gun to a friend who needs one for self-defense, but may not have the time or financial resources to buy a gun?