Liberals hate guns. Well, unless they are being used by their bodyguards. So let’s rephrase that statement.
Liberals hate firearms in the hands of private citizens. They claim that they simply want to restrict ownership of specific models of firearms that they deem especially useful in committing crimes. But that statement hardly makes any sense. It’s way too ambiguous.
The simple explanation of their goal is the best: keep the American people defenseless against their government.
So Massachusetts has ordered all citizens to turn over “bump stocks” to the state. Not that there have been any crimes cited in Massachusetts committed with such accessories. That happened in Nevada. But this is just as good of a time as any to continue to chip away at private gun ownership.
“The state of Massachusetts is ordering residents to surrender any bump stocks in their possession, making clear that even keeping such an accessory at home is prohibited.
“Massachusetts’ bump stock ban is a response to the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting, wherein the devices were criminally to inflict harm. No bump stock crimes in the state of Massachusetts have been cited.
“Moreover, the Massachusetts’ bump stock ban also bans trigger cranks, although trigger cranks were not even used in the Las Vegas attack.
“The ban is based on language in a new spending bill containing sections directly referencing bump stocks and trigger cranks.”
It would be interesting to give Massachusetts’ state legislators a surprise, pop-quiz and see how many can even identify a bump stock or a trigger crank.
One wonders if they could even answer the question after reading this description of the new legislation:
“The bill defines a bump stock as ‘any device for a weapon that increases the rate of fire achievable with such weapon by using energy from the recoil of the weapon to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger.’ It defines a trigger crank as ‘any device to be attached to a weapon that repeatedly activates the trigger of the weapon through the use of a lever or other part that is turned in a circular motion; provided, however, that “trigger crank” shall not include any weapon initially designed and manufactured to fire through the use of a crank or lever.'”
Do you think they could pass the quiz after reading that?
The point is that their primary concerns do not include bump stocks or trigger cranks. Let’s simplify. If it involves firearms, it must be taken from the citizens.
Don’t ever let the left fool you about their ultimate agenda. The only reason for the attempts to get around the Second Amendment is that they know they cannot muster the votes to repeal it.
A disarmed citizenry is easily subjugated. Liberals reply that such is a remark demonstrating paranoia. That no one is planning to subjugate US citizens. So, no one needs a gun. And if we make them illegal, crime will drop.
Nonsense. Murderers and other vicious criminals do not abandon their deadly plans over concerns of being arrested on a gun-carrying charge.
The left’s anti-gun agenda is there for everyone to see. And that its latest manifestation is in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts only makes that agenda more obvious.