By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Those who seek to disarm the public have always had a hidden agenda. In the middle and early 60’s the assault was more open. With each new assault the public grew more educated and the fallacies of the anti-Second Amendment arguments were exposed. As public support waned, those who hate an empowered public, have grown more desparate and more disingenuous.
In 1976, Pete Shields was open about his desire for a general confiscation:
“The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second is to get handguns registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition – except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors – totally illegal.”
In the 1970’s, the idea that England and Wales had low crime rates because of gun restrictions seemed plausible. Then we learned that crime rates had risen as more and more controls were applied. Each new push for more infringements has been met with data and facts showing the lack of rationality …Read the Rest