Establishment Media Circles the Wagons on Gun Control
July 29, 2012
Joe Klein, writing for Time Magazine, is surprised that the neocon Bill Kristol would come out against the Second Amendment.
“People have a right to handguns and hunting rifles,” Kristol told Fox News. “I don’t think they have a right to semiautomatic, quasi–machine guns that can shoot hundred of bullets at a time. And I actually think the Democrats are being foolish as they are being cowardly. I think there is more support for some moderate forms of gun control.”
Klein and other apologists for the coercive power of the state over the individual often feign misunderstanding of their supposed political opponents on the other side of the false left-right paradigm. Kristol and the neocon faction supported by the ruling elite, of course, are on the same page as Klein and supposed “moderate” or liberal Democrats, although they usually pretend to be ideologically opposed.
Democrat senator Chuck Schumer and the gun-grabbers in Congress say the Second Amendment protects hunters and people who buy handguns and rifles for self-defense. This is, however, nothing more than a cynical effort to placate and distract millions of Americans who believe they have a right to own guns, for whatever reason (many Americans are ignorant of the reason the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights). Schumer and Kristol and the gun-grabber crowd in Washington are moving to reinstall Clinton’s assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.
The Second Amendment, of course, has nothing to do with deer hunting or home invasions. The founders knew self-defense was not only a natural right, but a duty. The Second Amendment was designed to put a stop to tyrannical government.