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Will Hillary disarm her armed security?

original article: A President Hillary Will Look at Disarming the Citizenry
October 19, 2015 by Sarah Lee

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News broke last week that the Democratic frontrunner, you know her as Hillary, has decided that a program of gun confiscation would be “worth considering on a national level,”specifically one that looks like the Australian manadatory gun confiscation program that President Obama likes to throw out when discussing the nexus of school shootings and the 2nd Amendment.

It’s no shock to most conservatives and libertarians that the progressive wing of our political brethren would like to disarm the citizenry. As mentioned, Obama discusses it fairly regularly. And logistically, as RedState points out, it wouldn’t be difficult for a President Hillary (whoa. That’s the first time I’ve written that and it was a bit disconcerting…) to get the ball rolling:

Never mind that it would be unconstitutional under current understanding of the Second Amendment. If she wins, she’d simply appoint people to the Supreme Court who disagree with the Heller decision and are prepared to throw it out. That decision solidified the second amendment as an individual right.

Get ready America. They really are willing to start openly talking about taking your guns.

By the way, Barack Obama has already mentioned Australia’s gun confiscation program four times: here, here, here, and here.

Of course, those who deal in reality know that disarming the citizenry has the effect, as Jim Webb to his credit pointed out at the Democratic debate, of keeping those who want to defend themselves from violence from doing so:

More to the point, as Steven Crowder points out, there’s some debate about the efficiacy of such a program. Oh, and that it would be nothing less than tyranny and an extreme violation of our founding principles. No biggie.

Well, there’s argument about whether the gun related homicides and other various crimes have actually increased or not. Some places have the homicide rate increasing at 3.2% along with armed robbery at 44%, while some other stats have them remaining about the same. At the very least, we do know that the policies have not significantly decreased crime. That’s not even being debated. Which…considering that the Australian government spent a considerable amount of money on the laws, seems at the very least, disappointing.

That’s not to address the most important issue at play here: what the Australian government did was an unfettered act of tyranny. Despite how leftists try to sugarcoat it, the Australian gun “buyback” program was mandatory. That makes it effectively a gun ban. When American leftists support Australian policies, they are absolutely, unequivocally supporting an outright ban on firearms. Disarming a populace is, at it’s very core, the denial of a human right to self-preservation.

It occurs to me that the reason millennials and those progressives courting them are so cavalier about the 2nd Amendment is a result of the very freedom we’ve always enjoyed in this country: the right to bear arms. What I mean is, had we been living under a system where the government long ago prevented us from having that freedom, there would very likely be just as loud a call to have that rule reversed. Funny how easy it is to forget tyranny exists when you live under an umbrella of freedom.

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