Connecticut residents line up to register their guns. Many gun owners are refusing to register their firearms in what appears to be a massive act of civil disobedience, drawing threats from the state. In the Name of Saving Children InConnecticut lawmakers passed Public Lawa draconian piece of bipartisan legislation that undermines citizen privacy, constricts legal ownership, and bans a number of arbitrary items outright.
Democracy and the Armed Society, Yale University Press, Many critics of American gun culture and policy argue that the public health benefits of stricter regulations compensate for the associated loss of freedom: By contrast, gun advocates sometimes claim that freedom to own guns underlies all other important freedoms and therefore deserves priority over considerations of public health.
In this volume, philosopher Firmin DeBrabander takes a distinct critical approach, denying any significant loss of freedom associated with gun control. Widespread gun ownership in the context of lax regulation makes Americans—and anyone else similarly situated—less free.
The book offers a political and cultural analysis of the gun rights movement in the United States. The book supports gun control rather than a ban on private gun ownership. DeBrabander notes that gun violence is disproportionately experienced by urban African Americans and that the strongest support for gun rights comes from suburban and rural whites, who are least in need of armed self-defense.
The emphasis on dangerous people, according to the author, has been part of a general strategy of cultivating fear in prospective gun owners, and may help to explain why Americans tend to believe that violent crime has increased in recent decades when in fact it has declined.
Like many scholars who favor stronger gun regulations, DeBrabander is critical of the U. Heller, in which the court asserted that the Second Amendment grounds a right to individual gun ownership.
Locke and his intellectual brethren opposed the vigilantism that is encouraged by the NRA and Stand Your Ground laws, whose bias in favor of shooters and against victims DeBrabander does a great job of exposing.
No, the author argues. Not only would arms prove useless against the power of the U. Rather, part of the explanation must be in terms of a shrewd political calculation: By contrast, if a government shows that it does not trust citizens to own and handle guns, it unflatteringly lumps ordinary individuals with felons and the mentally ill.
The present strategy works all the more if government officials and politicians portray the government itself as untrustworthy and incompetent, as Republican leaders have been wont to do. In this way, many Americans come to believe that voting is useless, since the system is rigged, whereas gun ownership makes an individual more powerful, respected, and free.
Whereas the emphasis in chapters 2 and 3 was on the relationships between individuals and their government, the emphasis in chapter 4 is on individuals in relation to each other. NRA official Wayne LaPierre claims that gun rights are foundational to the exercise of other rights such as freedom of speech and free assembly.
In response, DeBrabander argues that such deterrence is highly unlikely in the most crime-ridden urban neighborhoods and that society needs to focus on the real drivers of crime such as poverty, lack of opportunity, and drug addiction.
The true motive of the campus carry movement, he suggests, is to help make guns more familiar and acceptable to the mainstream middle class. As for the growing trend of people arriving at protests e. Rather than guaranteeing or protecting the right to free speech, guns in public inhibit speech and reasoned, open discussion.
What protects free speech and other rights is not a heavily armed citizenry, DeBrabander argues, but respect for the rule of law.
Such respect allows police and courts to perform their functions and obviates the vigilantism encouraged by the guns right movement.
While the gun rights movement encourages fear of Obama and his allies, who are said to be advancing a socialist agenda, it simultaneously encourages the proliferation of guns in public, thereby threatening the rule of law and a peaceful society.To embrace "freedom"- freedom from fear of victimization -- would gut their self-identity.
Because "gun control" promotes victimization, and they glory in being victims, they promote "gun control".
Jewish "leaders" who relish victimization. There are lots of reasons for people to get off of the sidelines and commit themselves to new and sustained action and activism in the aftermath of the gun . Watch video · Firm data on fear levels only go back so far, so it’s hard to isolate a turning point.
Gallup polls on fear of terrorism only date to about the time of the Oklahoma City Bombing in False Flag Mass Shootings – Awakening Stage 1: It’s the Gun. The first stage is the knee-jerk reaction: not through a situation where others harbor feelings of fear, resentment and hate towards you, for that is powder keg waiting to blow.
writing on many aspects of truth and freedom. False Flag Mass Shootings – Awakening Stage 1: It’s the Gun. The first stage is the knee-jerk reaction: not through a situation where others harbor feelings of fear, resentment and hate towards you, for that is powder keg waiting to blow.
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This makes it the longest-serving firearm in US military history. This latter method struck particular fear into the hearts of German troops. Just the sound 5/5(75).