The rallying cry for gun controllers these days is, “We need to pass ‘commonsense gun safety laws,’ like a universal background check.”
This new universal catch phrase, approved by the left wing and their politicians who have lined up to say it without variation, don’t understand the underlying problem.
So-called commonsense (now one word) “gun safety” (must squeeze in safety) laws are nothing of the sort. All five politicians at the first democratic presidential non-debate said this phrase. You will not hear the term “gun-control laws” from them any longer, unless they slip up. Everyone now understands that “gun control” means gun bans.
The left can’t pass any “common-sense” gun-control laws because they aren’t proposing any.
In case you’ve forgotten, a gun-safety rule sounds like this: “Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you’re ready to fire.” The democrats falsely speaking of gun safety want none of that. “Treat every gun as if it’s loaded until you’ve personally proven otherwise.” This is not the law of gun safety the anti-rights side of the debate even wants known.
Only one political faction—the left-wing liberal progressive one—was seeking so-called gun-control laws, and found themselves fighting an uphill battle. They were confused and dismayed by the difficulty they faced in getting such a seemingly simple thing done. Why would anyone resist such a simple, logical, common-sense proposal, right? We the people know. They do not.
If it was indeed so simple, logical and common sense (“commonsense” is not a word, they’ve made it up in attempting to control the discussion, again) they would gain traction easily, wouldn’t they?
So the logical conclusion is: it is none of those things. It is not simple, or logical, or common sense, and the public can see that, even if left-wing politicians and their supporters cannot (or will not). Why not?