One word deceit. The Gun Grabbers lie, they have to lie to win any debate, or to influence the media, and the public, and eventually legislators that disarming the American people, yes that is their ultimate goal, is the only way to curb violence.
The facts, nor public opinion, not being on their side however causes problems for the gun grabbers. SO, over a decade ago, the Democratic Party, and the gun “control” groups began to change their rhetoric. They started talking about common sense gun laws, and “high-capacity” magazines. They are still trying to seem friendly to gun ownership. They will even say it is a right. But much of their language is deceitful, meant to both lull gun owners into a false sense of security, and to turn more people against laws like Stand Your Ground, and against concealed carry laws.
Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom has discovered their playbook, and shares it at his place. Jeff makes the point that it is all about the language. Yes it is, and we better start understanding that or we will lose all our rights.
A propaganda campaign organized by hucksters to take away the kind of natural right that would-be tyrants most fear, one that has always led to an increase in violent crimes, particularly in those urban areas where restrictions on rights are maximized, minorities are most adversely affected, and the law abiding majority is left as easy prey for the unscrupulous, opportunistic, and just place vicious and evil? Why, that could never happen here! Right?
Gun control advocates who propose gun bans and cumbersome restrictions and registration are most active within the progressive movement. And as such, it has been revealed today that such groups use a common playbook that spells out exactly which words to use, terms to promote, and words and phrases to avoid.
All of this, of course, is designed to keep the gun ban freaks on message all across the country no matter which group to which they happen to belong.Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman has discovered such a playbook and revealed its contents on the Examiner today. The book, titled “Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging,” is a 80-plus page guide developed by a consultant firm in Washington, D.C. One of the primary goals is to divide the gun rights community, particularly the NRA, given that gun control groups invariably identify the NRA has the great, national bogeyman.
The consultant firm, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (GQR) has developed PR campaigns for other leftwing groups such as Planned Parenthood, National Public Radio, the Joyce Foundation, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
GQR advises gun control groups that in order to be effective in making progress toward their stated goal of restricting gun rights and enacting gun bans, they must use specific terms to counter Stand Your Ground self-defense laws, such as “Shoot First” laws or “Kill at Will” legislation. The objective is to tar and feather sensible self-defense by using such derogatory language every chance they get. And indeed, these phrases have been used repeatedly by Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and others on the front lines of the gun ban movement.
The firm also advises that gun control advocates avoid using the term “duty to retreat” in support of their position, due to the fact that the term is viewed negatively by the public, not to mention that the Supreme Court and lower courts have ruled over a long period of years that citizens have no duty to retreat if their lives are immediately threatened.
A pdf file containing the full 80-page gun control playbook can be found here.
Go read it. These people are evil. they have in mind one thing, taking away your best ability to defend yourself and your loved ones. They are not people who simply see an issue differently. They are not ignorant. They KNOW that concealed carry laws and Stand Your Ground laws reduce violent crime. They do not care. To them more innocent victims is a small price to pay in the pursuit of their Marxist Utopian dream. They hate your gun because it reinforces and defends the one thing they can never tolerate, Individualism. It is Individualism, the foremost founding principle of this nation they seek to destroy. They hate Individualism because it defies them as Collectivists. As I have said many times, the key difference between Left and right is this. The Right are Individualists, believing that our rights are Natural Rights, they are inherent to us. WE believe that rights neither come from, or can be denied by government. The Left are Collectivists. They believe all rights can only come from government, and that government can restrict or deny rights as it benefits the collective. The individual is their enemy. Never forget that!
Only four words are fitting for these miscreant bastards. Fuck You! Molon Labe!