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They Promised Us Peace if we Gave up Our Guns

December 27, 2014


They promised us peace if we would accept a little regulation.  We barely paid attention, but we said “Sure, that sounds good.  Where do I sign?”  The latest promise was that armed assault would stop in Washington State if we only had “universal firearms background checks”.  Unless you’re a stupid Washington voter, it shouldn’t surprise you that armed robbery didn’t stop after the initiative passed.  Crime continued as if the new law didn’t exist.

It was a Washington fantasy to think criminals would obey the next gun law after criminals ignored the thousands of gun laws that came before.  Unfortunately, it is easy to sell fantasies at the Washington ballot box when you have tens of millions of dollars on your side.  Are stupid Washington voters surprised or embarrassed that criminals don’t obey the newest gun laws?  Those laws still leave honest gun owners as the victim of another insane firearms restriction.


That was the plan all along.  We were sold peace if only we would accept one more firearms regulation.  Criminals would stop using firearms if we only had better firearms registration.  There would be fewer victims of violent crime if we had stricter licensing of firearms.  We were promised peace with every new law.  And now, 20 thousand gun laws later, there is no peace.  Instead, it is harder than ever to be an honest firearms owner.  It is harder than ever for the peaceable to protect themselves.  If we’ve learned anything it is that disarming honest men and women only makes it easier for criminals.  Even an idiot could understand that.. if they try.

With 20 thousand gun laws in the books, it is easy for the police to assume a non-violent gun owner might have violated one of their many regulations.  Oh, the horror, a gun owner somewhere might have an unregistered shell casing.

empty casing

Most police don’t even know intricacies of firearms laws.  Instead, the cops take the easy way out.  They perform a “no-knock” raid and then let you sort the problem out with a judge.. if you survive the raid.. and after you get out of jail.


Since the last 20 thousand gun laws have not brought us peace, then let’s repeal a few thousand of these laws that criminalize non-violent behavior.  Let’s try a little more freedom before we pass another gun-control law that is sure to fail.  We really don’t need a gun owner strangled to death because he had an unregistered shell casing.

Let’s be clear.  Gun owners are extremely honest.  They have never been the source of public violence.  Anti-gun groups keep selling the next gun law as if that law will stop crime.. and, unfortunately, the casual voters believes it time after time.  Our rights of self-defense are being strangled.  If you don’t believe me, try to buy a gun and learn to shoot in Washington State.  Just don’t touch a gun as you do.



5 Comments leave one →
  1. David Cole permalink
    December 27, 2014 9:06 am

    Might be your best yet, Rob. Well said.


  2. Buck Rio permalink
    December 27, 2014 11:03 am

    Can you think of any other laws where a citizen can be going about his business entirely legally in his home state and if he steps one foot over the state line (New Jersey for example) he is a felon subject to long imprisonment. Imagine if the laws were similar for drivers licenses as for carry licenses, where a person with a Pennsylvania drivers license drives into New Jersey and is thrown into prison for not having a New Jersey drivers license.



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