Cracking A Code: 'Gun Control',
'Brainchild Of Privileged Liberals'

By Dave Workman. Jan 11, 2022

Writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, Patrick Carroll may have just cracked a code, and he leans on one of the founders of the modern Second Amendment movement—the late Don Kates—to conclude the 'gun control' crusade began and is perpetuated by a privileged class disconnected from the realities of living in communities where crime is a real problem.

Carroll points to a couple of paragraphs from a 1977 Kates article appearing in the Cato Institute's Inquiry magazine in which Kates observed, "Gun prohibition is the brainchild of white middle-class liberals who are oblivious to the situation of poor and minority people living in areas where the police have given up on crime control. Such liberals weren't upset about marijuana laws, either, in the fifties when the busts were confined to the ghettos. Secure in well-policed suburbs or high-security apartments guarded by Pinkertons (whom no one proposes to disarm), the oblivious liberal derides gun ownership as 'an anachronism from the Old West.'"

Yet a Gallup survey released in November showed that "88 percent of gun owners cite crime protection as a reason they own a gun."

This appears especially true in minority communities, where crime is a far more pressing problem than it is in a gated community.

Fox News has been exploring the rise in gun sales in Beverly Hills in recent months. .....

People who can live in high class gated communities and those who can afford private security, are the most likely to be not only out of touch with 'the real world' but also tend to be the most vocal when it comes to wanting deprivation of innate rights. "Why should the peons be able to have guns?"


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