By Douglas J. Hagmann
As appeared in the Wisconsin Christian News
According to the 2021 National Firearms Survey, 32% of Americans over 18 years-old admit to personally owning a firearm, meaning that more than 81.4 million Americans own guns. Additional research concludes that when family members who live in the same household with a gun owner are included, there is at least one gun in an estimated at 44% of households in the US, according to a recent Gallup survey. Furthermore, there are over 393 million guns owned by private citizens (not counting the military or police), or the equivalent of 120 firearms per 100 citizens. About 78% of Americans who admit to owning guns own an average of five-(5) firearms, while approximately 22% of gun owners only own one.
Consider that in 2020, there were nearly 40 million guns legally purchased in the US, according to FBI records – the highest number of purchases ever recorded for a single year. In 2019, the number of purchases were recorded at just over 28 million firearms, an increase of nearly 40% in 2020 alone. This year, we appear to be on track to match or perhaps exceed the purchases of the prior year.
In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting and just like every other “mass shooting event” in recent memory, clamor for more stringent gun laws (whatever that means) are increasing in shrillness and intensity by every unthinking pseudo-intellectual with a smart phone and a social media account. These “mile-wide, inch-deep” social influencers and elected lawmakers believe that more laws that restrict gun ownership will solve a problem that’s rooted in the moral and spiritual decay of a nation, while the justice and law enforcement systems which are already in place have been intentionally neutered by enemies of our American history, heritage, and way of life.
Consider the above gun ownership statistics against the calls for stricter gun control legislation. Also, consider the likely remedies that we could possibly see enacted and enforced by the entrenched federal “Uniparty” who have already weaponized the Department of Justice against the most dangerous of all domestic terrorists – the daring cabal of parents and concerned citizens who voice their objections at school board meetings against the perverse indoctrination of their children with LGBTQ and Critical Race Theory. We’ve already witnessed how this Justice Department, under the current leadership of Merrick Garland, has demonized the political and moral opponents of the Uniparty, whether they are outspoken at school boards, city council meetings or even political rallies on issues ranging from CRT, election integrity, COVID and objectionable school curriculum. We are now considered to be the biggest threats in America.
In a column written and published in The Blaze on June 1, 2022, Daniel Horowitz wrote: “Let’s not forget that in the country we live in today, our government considers [social and political] conservatives to be the biggest red-flag threats to society. In February, the DHS posted a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin identifying ordinary people who hold different views as the elites on COVID policies and election security as the number-one terrorism threat. Under ‘Key factors contributing to the current heightened threat environment,’ the very first factor listed is ‘The proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions.’”
The Process Becomes the Punishment
While we remain primarily focused on the possibility of sweeping gun laws that restrict certain types of weapons, we tend to lose sight of the more insidious possibilities that sound more sensible and even palatable to the staunchest conservatives considering the widespread gun ownership. Expanding, for example, existing red-flag laws that would permit the government to strip a citizen of their constitutional rights of gun ownership and even their freedoms, simply based on a complaint by a school board official or teacher would have a chilling effect on a law-abiding gun owner to speak out at a public-school board meeting. Speaking against a perverse agenda or exposing corruption might not only result in your designation as a threat and ejection from a meeting, but it could cost you your freedoms and your guns as well.
While it would seem to be difficult, if not nearly impossible, to separate Americans from their guns through outright banning and wholesale confiscation, considering the sheer numbers of guns and gun owners, might their tactics be wrapped in such a noble-sounding cause of addressing the most dangerous threats to their utopian society? As Daniel Horowitz pointed out in his column, consider what happened to many physicians who prescribed Ivermectin to treat COVID patients. The state medical licensing boards threatened to take away their medical licenses, in many cases “based on complaints – not from patients, but from political enemies.” In some cases, doctors were required to submit to psychological examinations, and were relentlessly harassed because they failed to submit to the will of their overlords. I submit that the situation here is and would not be dissimilar.
By speaking out against an objectionable public policy, you can now be classified as a domestic terror threat and have your guns taken and even prohibited from living in a household where other members own guns. The same could happen should you post a comment perceived to be a threat on a social media platform. And this is merely the beginning. After all, many of us who have experienced any kind of adverse actions based on our beliefs and practices, have learned that the process itself is the punishment.
Meanwhile, the federal government can chip away at the guns themselves. They can (and perhaps will) reinstitute and even expand the useless and ineffective “assault weapons ban.” They can limit the capacity of magazines and make parts and ammunition both unaffordable and unavailable.
Those in positions of power know that unarmed Americans are not citizens. They are subjects. Just as America has been an annoying speed bump on the road to a Communist-Globalist objective, so too are armed Americans who are vocally opposed to this “Great Reset.”
I suspect that “sensible” gun reform will not only pass but be praised by many on both sides of the political dias as some great compromise that preserves the rights of socially, morally and politically conservative Americans. It will, however, be a Trojan Horse that will shred the rights of American citizens. Such tactics are designed to render us both voiceless and defenseless against the criminal wiles of our totalitarian government. After all, it is us – Christian conservatives who believe in God, right and wrong, the sanctity of life of the unborn, marriage between a man and a woman, and the pride of nationalism who are the enemies the globalists detest. They want us out of their way. Dead, if necessary. It’s not the guns, it’s us.
On behalf of those who gave their lives for our freedoms and future generations, we must fight and resist at all costs all attempts to disarm us. History provides ample illustrations of what happens next should we fail.