The Des Moines Register published on 29 December 2012 an opinion piece from former Otherwords.Org columnist Donald Kaul. In that opinion piece, Kaul gives voice to a far greater portion of the far-left liberal anti-gun zealots than we are led to believe exists by the deliberately measured public proclamations of this Administration and its supporters.
Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal… Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
• Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
Of course, it is highly doubtful that Mr. Kaul has courage enough of his convictions to actually carry out the murder of law-abiding American citizens that he advocates. Indeed, none of the most vocal would.
Such actions would require Federal law enforcement, probably backed up at some point by the US Military, to successfully accomplish. But that is highly unlikely, as such pre-supposes an Attorney General who was an unscrupulous gun-grabbing socialist, and military leadership without the backbone or moral courage to stand up to their political bosses and tell them that they would have no part in the subversion of the Constitution but would defend it in accordance with their sworn oaths.
However, such violent and hateful rhetoric aimed at law-abiding American citizens is not at all uncommon, and provides insight into precisely the malevolent and intolerant hypocrites who wish to outlaw and punish those rights and views which they disagree with. The rhetoric is also not arbitrary, for it becomes the new benchmark by which extreme positions will be described in the press and in our schools. The “assault weapons” ban will be touted as a really benign and commonsense solution, a minimalist approach by comparison. (While in reality being neither benign nor a solution to evil.) Registration will be a middle of the road compromise. (Without, of course, explanation as to how registering firearms prevents any violent person willing to murder to attain them. And with proper assurances that confiscation is not the goal, though again, no explanation why registration would be necessary if confiscation was NOT the goal.) Repeal of the Second Amendment won’t be “seriously” considered. After all, passing legislation to make it meaningless will accomplish the same thing without the difficult process of an actual Constitutional Amendment.
All of this, the gun grabbers know, is a means to an end. They have told you time and again what that end is. You have to be savvy enough to listen to them when they are not performing the part of “reasonable” on the national stage.
Just the same, Mr. Kaul, if you have enough heart pills to want to make the trip to come and forcibly take my firearms, make sure your premiums are paid up.