Everything Comes
Back to 'Gun Control'

By NRA-ILA. June 14, 2021

'Gun control' organizations have a long history of pandering to advance their objectives. This is only necessary because the American people have an even longer history of rejecting 'gun control'. We’ve seen professional 'gun control' activists try to tie their agenda to everything from COVID-19 to racism, and now they’ve pulled “police reform” under their ever-widening umbrella of “gun violence.”

Shannon Wattstold Fortune magazine last summer that “police violence is gun violence.” Protests calling for police reform last summer dominated headlines for months; it was only natural for Watts and other professional 'gun control'lers to tie themselves to the George Floyd tragedy, though it had literally nothing to do with firearms.

The roots of 'gun control' are found in disingenuity. The anti-gun movement has called for the disarmament of law-abiding civilians for decades. The original goal was to ban handguns, but the American public rejected the notion of demonizing and banning handguns so gun grabbers pivoted to semi-automatic rifles.

'Gun controllers' created a false narrative around semi-automatic rifles, concocted a scary name, and hoped they could scare the American public into submission. They, of course, hoped to use a ban on rifles to condition Americans to later accept a ban on handguns. Most anti-gun organizations have abandoned public calls for banning handguns from law-abiding civilians, although that likely remains their ultimate goal. .....

"Surveys show that self-defense is the driving motivation for acquiring a firearm. Americans want to be secure, and they want to be able to rely on themselves to ensure their safety. No amount of focus groups, talking points, or double-speak will ever trick the American people into giving up their Constitutionally-affirmed right to keep and bear arms."


Back to Top