Published On: Fri, Mar 8th, 2013

Florida gun law ‘not about guns’ but another Overton Window example to attack the Second amendment

Gun ownership is usually about hunting to gun control activists unless that argument won’t hold water any better than a bullet riddled bucket. The resulting change in tactic is evident in recent attacks on magazine capacity, ammunition, background checks and waiting periods.

The liberals behind these actions can “feel” better thinking that they have succeeding in reducing gun violence because those “feelings” are much more important that an American citizen’s right to protect themselves.

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The bill filed last weekend by Florida state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, is just another manipulated attempt to exploit a shooting death for regulation or intrusion on the Second Amendment.

Gibson does mention the death of Jordan Davis, a Jacksonville teen shot and killed after Michael Dunn over loud music and the man’s hysterical reaction to the teen and his friends, but fails to be honest about the assault on gun ownership.

“This is not about guns,” Gibson said. “This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.”

Gibson said she’s concerned with citizens stockpiling ammunition, potentially creating dangerous situations should those individuals ever come in contact with law enforcement agencies or criminals.

“It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need,” Gibson said. “It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”

The bill would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses. The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.

People unfamiliar with the Overton Window theory just need to understand it with gun control this way: The liberals gun opponents want to take your guns, all of them, not a single one owned by the public.(See Piers Morgan for examples)

The Second Amendment is too hard to overturn, would never pass public opinion or court hearings, so they chip away at the rights through other means: delays in purchasing, limits on types or quantities and added requirements to own a gun.

In the end the mantra will be “we didn’t take your gun, we just…” because the radical banishment of guns was on the table or in the back of your mind; therefore, you selling out on these rights, little by little, seems like a small price to pay…for now.

If you move the argument to a far, far extreme, but then appear to compromise “in the middle” later on, the masses with accept this willingly.

Anger management classes, background checks, magazine limitations, banning certain rifles….not of this would have stopped these deaths.

Crime hasn’t stopped in these countries with gun bans, the UK for example, but they tout a bogus reduction of gun violence like a third-place bowling trophy on their fireplace mantle. The gun ban doesn’t do any good is the criminals just turn to knifes, bats, bombs, and a countless other ways to murder someone.

Gun violence will go down if NO ONE has a gun, but the overall violence will rise and the safety of the citizens will vanish.

Just as the Republican in the Colorado university campus gun ban hearing told a rape victim who was testifying that she wished she had a gun: It’s not about safety….

No, it’s about feelings and then ultimately control.

About the Author

Brandon Jones writes for several websites, particularly Examiner.com where he covers several topics, but no focuses on The Global Dispatch and keeping truth in the news.

He began ‘blogging’ on CrazedFanboy.com before it was called blogging. DeskofBrian was formed as a collaboration and grew in popularity. Brandon publishes his Pop Culture articles (“Splash Page”) and the heavier “State of the Nation” which deals with religion, politics, economics, here on The Global Dispatch.

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