By Timothy Gamble
Right after Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I wrote the following"The progressives have not given up their desire to disarm Americans. Not just gun control, but gun confiscation, remains one of their most important goals. Even if blocked on a national level, they will continue the fight on the local and state level." (The Future of the Second Amendment, Nov. 12, 2016)
Those words are perhaps the most prescient I have ever written, as the recent events in Virginia and elsewhere are proving.
Strict gun control legislation, including confiscation of certain types of firearms, in Virginia have lead to a number of Virginia localities declaring themselves "second amendment sanctuaries" that will not enforce what they consider "unconstitutional" gun laws. In response, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) and several other politicians have openly suggested using the Virginia National Guard to implement gun confiscation plans in those jurisdictions that have declared themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries."
Some outlets have even reported that Virginia state officials are considering UN troops to aid the confiscation, although I cannot independently verify this speculation. However, it is worth noting that the UN is advertising job openings for "DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICERS" to be stationed in the United States. This job advertisement can be viewed on the UN website (also archived here: https://archive.is/u7RMj). I can find no proof that the job announcement and Virginia's gun control efforts are related. However, the situation does bear watching.
Sunday's church shooting in Texas was stopped by "good guy with a gun" Jack Wilson, who was part of the church's voluntary armed security. Six other parishioners were also armed and drew their weapons. A number of gun control advocates have called this situation "terrifying," most notably Elvia Díaz whose editorial appeared in both the Arizona Republic and the USA Today, because nothing is known about those other people with guns. Díaz wrote "But we know nothing about the at least six other parishioners who also appeared to draw their handguns at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas." (The full editorial can be read on the USA Today website.)
In response, Buck Sexton - a radio host and former CIA officer, tweeted the following: "We know that the six were prepared to defend themselves and their fellow
parishioners, stood their ground, did not panic fire, and had there
been multiple attackers, or the first attacker shot Wilson, they would
have been invaluable in stopping the additional/continuing threat."
The fact that a good guy with a gun stopped the Texas church shooting and saved many lives has really upset the Left, including many in
the mainstream media. They were hoping for more people to die so they
could use it too push their gun control narrative.Yes. I do believe many on the far Left are that heartless.
The Left have never, will never, abandon their gun control and confiscation agenda. In fact, on state and local levels, they are pushing full stream ahead with their efforts. This has lead to the "second amendment sanctuary" movement which now includes not just places in Virginia, but hundreds of cities and counties across the country. Bowen Xiao, a reporter for the Epoch Times, reports that 70 of the 102 counties in Illinois have passed some form of sanctuary resolution in response to a gun control push by state officials. The count is 87 out of 95 counties in Virginia. You can read Xiao's excellent Epoch Times article on their website.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
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