In wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack and similar shooting tragedies, the insurmountable calls for gun control in the U.S. are astounding but not surprising. Those who fail to remember history are doomed to repeat it, especially if gun control policies seen in the 20th century are overlooked.
The elites in media and government have made the full elimination of firearms from society their cause célèbre with euphemisms like “gun control” and “gun safety.”
Following the San Bernardino attack, President Obama called for immediate executive action to expand background checks on gun sales. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch soon echoed his call for gun control by calling the San Bernardino terror attack a “wonderful” occasion to advance the policy. She said, “We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.”
Never let a crisis go to waste, right?
If history serves us right, Americans should be skeptical of government usurping its power to curb gun rights.
History demonstrates countries or nations plagued by gun control policies experience tyranny directly. A 2007 Harvard University study points to this fact:
Since at least 1965, the false assertion that the United States has the industrialized world’s highest murder rate has been an artifact of politically motivated Soviet minimization designed to hide the true homicide rates. Since well before that date, the Soviet Union possessed extremely stringent gun controls that were effectuated by a police state apparatus providing stringent enforcement. So successful was that regime that few Russian Civilians now have firearms and very few murders involve them.