Designer Diane von Furstenberg’s DVF Foundation presented former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords with its Inspiration Award at the United Nations Thursday, the Associated Press reported. The $50,000 prize will be given to the Americans for Responsible Solutions Foundation, a group Giffords founded with husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, to promote efforts to pass additional “gun control” edicts.
Von Furstenberg is a curious, but not unexpected admirer of a state monopoly of violence. Having married into an aristocratic German family and enjoying the title of “Princess” until her divorce, she is the Belgian-born daughter of European Jews, her mother being an Auschwitz concentration camp Holocaust survivor. As such, one would think that she would have special sensitivity to the terrible consequences of disarming citizens. Instead, from her position of sheltered insider privilege, she has chosen to be what my late friend and founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Aaron Zelman, called “bagel-brained,” and what I have termed being a “kapo for Kristallnacht.”
No fair? What Giffords & Co. are promoting are “reasonable common sense gun safety laws”? Any suggestion otherwise is just paranoia, and besides, this is America, and the chances of anything really horrible happening here are impossible?
First, we’ve seen time and again that the end game is one of total citizen disarmament. You don’t have to take my word for it — take the words of the gun-grabbers. This is why any degree of “compromise” is such a foolish game for gun rights supporters to play — the antis will cheerfully swallow up any concessions you make and then use ceded ground as a beachhead from which to launch their next incursion. To give an inch makes as much sense as throwing a scrap of meat to a circling pack of hyenas and then expecting them to be satisfied and to leave you in peace.