posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 09:18 PM
Does anyone think that banning guns could lead to a different and maybe worse way of mass killing?
Banning guns would obviously end the mass shootings. Eventually. Though I don't think it's realistic to think they even could ban guns over the short
term. They're more likely to ban guns incrementally, having the long-term goal of seizing more and more of them (through various means) until there
are very few of them left in private hands.
This would take probably at least 50 years. They're not going to do a ban that takes effect overnight. People wouldn't cooperate and it would be a
Anyway, that was my point. Effectively silencing certain people is a much juicier prize for the types of people who want more power, control and
influence. They're not afraid of guns. And why should they be? The vast majority of gun owners are no threat to them as long as they know their guns
are not going to be confiscated. That's all they really care about.
The goal (as I see it) is to "nudge" (See Cass Sunstein) gun rights activists in the direction of condemning the "mentally unstable" because they
feel that will protect their gun rights. If you happen to be deemed to be "mentally ill" not only will you be denied gun ownership, you will be
coerced into government mandated "treatment". At which point, the definition of "treatment" could be just about anything. Up to and including outright
brainwashing. Once the public gives it the green light (and they will) they will want to just forget about it and not be bothered with the
Of course, none of this is to say that they couldn't also gradually change the definition of "mental illness" until virtually everyone is considered
to be "Unbalanced". They already fabricate new disorders seemingly daily. If classifying a person as mentally ill is all it takes to deny them gun
ownership, it's not very difficult to then make up a new mental illness that affects just about everyone.
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