One of the great lessons gun controllers learned in the past decade or so is shut up about the real agenda. Gull the odd gullible gun owner with soothing-yet-ridiculing platitutdes, like “Nobody’s coming for your guns. All we want is a conversation about “gun safety” and “violence”.
But every once in a while, they screw up and tell the truth. As “Protect” Minnesota did on Monday, in response to a workplace shooting in Orlando (by a man who does not qualify for a carry permit in either Florida or Minnesota):
And there you go: “Protect” MN favors licensing gun owners and universal registration – neither of which affect, or or could possibly affect, crime, but both of which can (and repeatedly have been) used to abrogate citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. “Regulating” weapons that are almost never used in crime, and account for less than 1% of America’s murders, but are deemed politically incorrect.
That’s it. Game over. All the soothing platitudes and “don’t worry be happy” rhetoric of the past two decades is here shown to be mere baked wind.
By the way – none of the measures “P”M lists would have affected today’s shooting. None.