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Like murderous tyrants everywhere, and throughout all of history, they demand that everyone in the territory they control be denied any effective means of resisting their tyranny. As evil as that is, one can hardly deny the logic.
Forcible citizen disarmament, a.k.a. "gun control," would, after all, be an "allahsend" to any group with aspirations to commit massacres in the U.S., and as John Farnam notes, there are plenty of potential targets in this country where the local law of the land favors the terrorists:
That ISIS has already penetrated U.S. borders (and with very little effort, given the porosity of our southern border) is a near certainty. That their intentions--perhaps to begin any day now--are evil, is an absolute certainty.
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman speculates very plausibly that if (or would "when" be more accurate?) this happens, gun ban zealots in the U.S. will blame not our sieve-like border, and laws that impede self-defense, but the right to keep and bear arms itself, adding perverse insult to devastating injury:
In fact, if I were an ISIS operations officer, I would make certain to plan at least some of the attacks to feature semi-automatic pistols and so-called "assault weapons"--not because ISIS lacks easy access to far more powerful weapons (many provided by the U.S. government), but because in so doing I could supercharge domestic forcible citizen disarmament groups' efforts to render Americans defenseless.
Likewise, I would make certain to acquire many of those firearms at gun shows or through other private sales--not because ISIS cannot easily get all the guns it can use through other methods (and with a cartel alliance, they could get heavy weapons from all over South America, and rifles and pistols from the ATF itself, indirectly, via "Project Gunwalker"), but, again, because ISIS' agenda is served by Americans' access to firearms becoming more restricted.
And if Americans were actually so foolish as to allow these attacks to be used to justify yet more oppressive gun laws, in the name of "safety," I would laugh and laugh, and thank my (unwitting?) allies of "Everytown for Gun Safety," "Americans for Responsible Solutions," the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign, etc., . . . and then move in for the kill, which will have just become far easier, thanks to "gun control."
A former paratrooper, Kurt Hofmann was paralyzed in a car accident in 2002. The helplessness inherent to confinement to a wheelchair prompted him to explore armed self-defense, only to discover that Illinois denies that right, inspiring him to become active in gun rights advocacy. He also writes the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner column. Kurt Hofmann Archive.