Rhode Island Bills Prove Gun Control's Lie

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"No one wants to take your guns away."

How many times have we been told that? How many gun control advocates have said just those words as a way to try and make our opposition to gun control seem to be the product of paranoia?


I can't tell you how often I've heard them or read them. I have no doubt you've heard them just as often, if not more so.

And yet, we all know it's nonsense. Of course there are people who want to take our guns. Some of them are prominent gun control advocates, too.

What's more, one doesn't have to try to take all of our guns to qualify as wanting to take our guns. They just need to want to take some of them, and it seems a number of lawmakers in Rhode Island want to do just that.

Guns are going to be a big topic of discussion Tuesday on Smith Hill.


One of the biggest discussions will be a bill aimed at banning the sale, possession and transfer of assault weapons.

Those in favor of the proposal said the state shouldn’t wait until a tragedy strikes, but the Rhode Island Revolver and Rifle Association said the bill is deceitful.

It's not just a ban on the sale or transfer of a gun, but on the possession of those already lawfully owned.

How is that not "coming for our guns?"

It most definitely is just that. They don't want people to own certain guns and they're trying to ban the possession of just those kinds of guns. That's the epitome of "coming for them." 

Never mind that the criminal element in Rhode Island will still get whatever weapons they want. Never mind that most people aren't going to just give up their firearms, either. After all, Rhode Island state law expressly prohibits gun registration, so that means they don't really know where those guns are.

So a lot of people won't comply, thus turning them into criminals, all while ignoring the reality about these weapons--namely that mass murderers use them because the media hypes them up as the end-all, be-all for mass murder.


Yet be that as it may, the truth is that anti-gunners have claimed for decades that no one is coming for our guns. Not "no one is coming for all of your guns" but our guns, which include our AR-15s and AK-style rifles, among others that would be outlawed under this bill.

We always knew it was a lie. My friend, science fiction writer David Burkhead, has been compiling a list of notable parties claiming they wanted to take our guns for a number of years. Among those on his list are then-Sen. Joe Biden, Sarah Brady, and Rep. Chuck Schumer.

But this is legislation that will expressly "come" for our guns and we can all see it plain as day.

We see the lie. We see just as we've seen it for decades past. They're just doing a much, more poorer job in hiding the lie.

It's one thing to advocate for something in passing. You can blow that off as misspeaking or lacking in nuance or whatever euphemism you want to use. Legislation is different. Legislation isn't a case of forgetting caveats.

They're coming for our guns, just as we've always known they would.

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