By Dan Wos:
With all this talk about Red Flag Laws, gun-buybacks, and gun confiscations, there’s one thing that Gun-Owners often don’t recognize about the anti-gun crowd.
Gun-Owners consistently bring up the logical argument that, the anti-gun crowd works hard to take guns away from law-abiding citizens but does nothing to get guns out of the hands of criminals. This argument is valid because it’s true. Although the Gun-Grabbers claim to want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, they really want to take guns away from everyone. Some would argue, “more so,” from law-abiding citizens because they are typically Republican voters, and the political opposition of the gun-grabbing Left.
However, most Anti-Gunners oppose gun-ownership, because they are simply scared of guns. They typically have no experience with guns and they often make no attempt to educate themselves by going to the range or discussing the topic with Gun-Owners. This lack of knowledge, coupled with colorful anti-gun rhetoric and propaganda from a dishonest media, keeps them in a perpetual state of gun-fear.
The topic of guns has been fashioned to be one of many wedges used to divide people politically.
The most disturbing part of the gun-grab and those who support it is that they typically support banning guns altogether because they have been taught to believe that guns are the culprit. They believe that guns “cause” people to do bad things. They believe that when people have access to guns they often act irrationally. In other words “the gun made me do it.” This type of belief is commonly found among those of the victim-mindset, and often among those who feel emotionally-reactive to the outside world.
Fearful Anti-Gunners want nothing more than for guns to just go away. They don’t trust you with guns because they wouldn’t trust themselves with guns. In this society, who should we be more concerned with, the law-abiding Citizen who has never been in trouble, or the fearful Anti-Gunner who believes that guns cause people to act irrationally?
Gun-Grabbers consistently make the argument of “what if?” “What if someone gets angry in traffic.” “What if two people have an argument?” They often imply that under these situations and others like them, people will pull out a gun and shoot someone. What they fail to recognize is that, those thoughts are occurring in their own mind.
They often don’t consider the fact that rational people are able to restrain themselves. Most people look at situations like this and can’t imagine someone being so angry that they would want to kill another person, because the thought would never cross their mind. On the other hand, many among the anti-gun crowd can’t imagine someone not pulling a gun out and killing people when under stressful situations. What does this say about them?
Sigmund Freud coined the term “Projection.” In short, Projection is the process of person “A” blaming person “B” for the thoughts that are occurring in the mind of person “A.” Anti-Gunners often want guns banned because they are scared to death at how they would react in the presence of a gun.
Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate and spokesperson, he is author of Good Gun Bad Guy: Behind the Lies of the Anti-Gun Radical & Good Gun Bad Guy 2: Destroying the Anti-Gun Narrative.