Say what you will about it, but the New Republic article title at least admits what the true agenda of the left really is:
This isn’t tongue-in-cheek, this isn’t satire, and this isn’t a poke at how ridiculous the thought of a complete and total gun ban is: this is the unfiltered agenda of writer Phoebe Maltz Bovy and many gun grabbers across the nation.
And she’s 100%
bat-shit crazy serious:
I say this not to win some sort of ideological purity contest, but because banning guns urgently needs to become a rhetorical and conceptual possibility. The national conversation needs to shift from one extreme—an acceptance, ranging from complacent to enthusiastic, of an individual right to own guns—to another, which requires people who are not politicians to speak their minds. And this will only happen if the Americans who are quietly convinced that guns are terrible speak out.
What a novel idea: people who are not politicians standing up to speak their minds! Like the 2,243,030 people submitting to background checks in the month of November in order to purchase a new gun? Or maybe the participants of the Gallup Poll in which 58% of those polled said they have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association? What about the people who are not only buying new guns, but also applying for concealed carry permits to carry them for self defense and protection of those around them?
How about the fact that since Obama took office, an estimated 100 million guns have been purchased by American citizens, or the over 2.2 million guns sold in November alone, bringing the total to nearly 20 million guns sold so far in 2015? Don’t these people’s actions speak louder than any words? Or maybe Phoebe is conveniently ignoring these facts in an effort to push the gun control agenda.
Whether people like it or not, the national conversation has shifted, and the American people are expressing their opinions though gun sales, concealed carry permit applications, memberships/donations to organizations like the NRA and The Second Amendment Foundation, as well as speaking out to friends, family, and politicians.
The best thing to come from Phoebe’s article is the fact that the words “guns” and “urgently” combined to inspire me to coin a new term: GUNSURGENCY. I’ll use it in a sentence: America is currently seeing a gunsurgency in response to gun violence and the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, with citizens buying guns and applying for concealed carry permits in record numbers. Gunsurgency.
Perhaps someone should let Ms. Bovy know that the American people have spoken. Just because she is choosing to not listen, doesn’t mean the impending gunsurgency hasn’t made it’s battle cry widely known.