At Bearing Arms, Tom Knighton point out what is at the very core of gun control
Take, for example, this tidbit that surrounded the debate over allowing teachers to carry in Florida.
The fact that teachers could soon be allowed to carry firearms inside schools wasn’t sitting well with gun-control supporters, either.
“It bothers me to think as a father of two young boys to tell them to not be aggressive to your teacher,” said Sen. Oscar Branynon (D-Miami Gardens).
The lawmaker told the Sun Sentinel that he and other black fathers across Florida will now have to include teachers when talking to their children about how to act around armed authority figures.
“Please don’t make it dangerous for children who look like my children to go to school,” he said.
Bear in mind that the word “aggressive” has a definite connotation here, and that has nothing to do with challenging a teacher’s assertions in the classroom. Personally, I did that a time or two when I was in school, and it wasn’t a problem in the grand scheme of things.
However, that wasn’t really being “aggressive.”
No, being aggressive to a teacher is to threaten a teacher, to make them fear for their safety in some way, even if not for their life. What Branynon did was basically say that he feels like his boys should have the right to act in threatening ways to their teachers.
In the process, however, he tipped the hand of the entire anti-gun movement.
You see, it’s not about reducing crime. Not really.
What the gun control movement is really about is making it so that people have no means to resist. Not only can we not resist criminals, but also a government that wants to run roughshod over the American people. After all, the politics of people who want to curtail our access to firearms are the same people who want to subvert the entire Constitution.
Bingo! You can note how bullying leftists are. Note the “non-violent protests” that are, well violent. Note the manner in which leftists are quick to resort to issuing threats on social media. Not the manner many leftists talking heads talk over the people they are debating. Note how they operate with a mob mentality many times. Note how thuggish the tactics of the college snowflakes. Are not all of these behaviors aggressive? Yes. Knighton is quite correct, it is about crushing resistance.
I have written many times how the right to own and carry firearms is the most offensive to the left. That liberty, more than any other screams individualism. And the left, being collectivists, loathe individualism.