Why The Left Hates Guns

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The Left has declared an all-out war on firearms because of the American independence and individualism they represent.

Hillary Clinton, the most anti-gun presidential candidate in recent memory, proposed a bevy of gun-control measures aimed at disarming as many Americans as possible. First she championed a ban on ‘assault weapons’, then a ban on ‘high capacity’ magazines, and finally promoted the asininity of holding gun manufacturers responsible for gun homicides.

President Obama has been the most anti-gun President we have had as of late. He used unconstitutional executive orders to enact gun control. He called for a ban on many types of popular firearms. He claimed that it is easier to buy a firearm than it is to buy a book, which of course led him to call for more gun control. Thanks to the congressional gridlock, Obama didn’t get anything substantive done to restrict the second amendment.

Contrary to what the conspiracy theory right believes, Hillary and Obama aren’t trying to take our guns in order to create a new world order or to take over the U.S. with marshal law. No, the reason why the Left hates guns is much deeper than that.

On a basic level, conservatives in this country believe in the power of the individual, while leftists believe in the collective.

At the 2012 Democratic National convention, the phrase,”Government is the only thing we all belong to,” flashed up on the screen. To the Left, people are not individuals but members of ethnic, racial, and sexual victim groups. To the Left, we belong to the government because it ties us all together, not the other way around. As author Ben Shapiro put it in his book, Bullies,”We want E Pluribus Unum—’from many, one’; they want the opposite, ‘from one, many.'”

The Right fundamentally believes that individuals are responsible for their own choices. We are each at the helm of our own lives. The sea can buffet us, but we are ultimately responsible for our own shipwrecks.

Firearms embody this spirit of American self-reliance more than any other object in the world. They can be used to defend ourselves, our family, and our property. They can be used to put dinner on the table. Guns take the place of government in providing protection and food.
Thus, firearms are a symbol of independence, rather than dependence. They must go!

It’s an accurate cliché that the west was settled by men with a bible in one hand and a gun in the other. America, unlike any other nation on earth, has a rich history filled with guns. We used them to rebel against tyranny, explicitly safeguarded ownership of them in our constitution, fought with them to end slavery, and ended up saving the world with them twice.

In the rural U.S., an area of the country which is hated by the Left, this spirit of rugged individualism is epitomized. As President Obama would say, folks cling to guns and religion, rather than government. It’s no surprise that in red-state, country America, there’s a rifle above every fireplace.

And fighting against the individual and for the collective requires purging the symbol of that individualism and self-reliance. It requires getting rid of guns.

John Sulzer is a senior contributor at The Liberty Conservative. John has been writing on politics, culture, and public policy since 2015 from a conservative perspective. His work can also be found at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Western Free Press.

  • ramrodd

    Marxists and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

    The Second Amendment foes lying about gun control – Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government.

    Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

    No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media hookers tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

    These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

    Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved.
    Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?

    American Thinker

    • Davis Thompson

      Well, not much left to be said after that. You nailed it.

    • John Sulzer

      Exactly, the second amendment userps their monopoly on violence.

  • dbriannelson

    “Martial” law.

  • Arch Stanton

    MR article writer…..it is “Martial” law….as in military…….not “Marshall Law”, like Matt Dillon.

  • PopperlinRosebud

    Exactly. At their core, liberals/progressives are dependent on government. Liberals/progressives shy away from anything that depends on or values self-responsibility or self-accountablity. Liberals therefore have a flawed view of self-defense. They think the government can and will protect them if anything bad ever happens to them. And if the government doesn’t protect them (e.g. they’re shot by an armed robber), then they blame something (guns) or someone (the NRA and/or their supporters) in order to cope with their own failure to defend themselves.

    It’s a pervasive mindset that liberals carry with them throughout their entire lives. They think illogically, but they are consistent in thinking illogically. Everything revolves around a dependency on the government (someone / something else) and a rejection of any and all self-responsibility. They support each other in their rejection of logic by supporting other people and groups who use similarly flawed thinking. In a word, they’re delusional.

  • VonZorch, Imperial Researcher

    I must disagree, the Left does not hate guns. They just want all of them to be in the correct hands, those of the Anointed Minions of the Holy State Almighty.
    It’s the thought of them in the hands of the unruly peasants in fly-over country that they hate, for the reasons you astutely adduce.
    As for the marshal law gaffe, I expect that you are a recent escapee from the public political indoctrination system, which has not for some time been interested in actual education. As others have noted marshal is a law enforcement official. Martial law is using the military to enforce law, something no one rational wants to happen.

    • John Sulzer

      It’s ironic that they believe all the cops are racist while wanting only LE/ Miliary to have guns.

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