(Bearing Arms) Within any gun debate, gun control advocates will typically spout some platitude about how they’re not wanting to ban guns outright, just certain guns. Maybe they’re saying they don’t want the hunting rifles, but do want the modern sporting rifles like the AR-15, whatever.
Regardless of the specifics, they’ll routinely say they don’t want all the guns.
Of course, that’s a load of bovine excrement.
While some gun control advocates may, indeed, be sincere about their lack of desire for the confiscation of all firearms, there are more than enough who do. Take, for example, David Scharfenberg at the Boston Globe.
Scharfenberg wrote an op-ed last week all about how we need gun confiscation here in the United States, much like Australia had.
“Still, even if we find a way to keep guns out of the hands of people who have engaged in disturbing or violent behavior — no small task, given all the stories of the troubled shooters who slipped through the cracks — it will only get us so far…”
“Ultimately, if gun-control advocates really want to stanch the blood, there’s no way around it: They’ll have to persuade more people of the need to confiscate millions of those firearms, as radical as that idea may now seem.”
And this is why gun rights advocates fight any and all gun control measures so vehemently.
Scharfenberg is simply stating an endgame that we already know is on the agenda…