The Tyranny of Gun Control


KenK's picture

I have to disagree with Ann Coulter as quoted by Anthony Gregory here. POC are the main victims of gun violence and it should come as no surprise that their political elites favor disarming them ASAP and by any means necessary. In Detroit, Flint, Benton Harbor, and other predominantly poor and POC majority cities around here there is at least one shooting somewhere every single day and at least one injury or death from gunfire every week. Ms. Coulter's ideas of arming POC still yet further would be a very hard sell for that reason alone IMO.

mhstahl's picture

I'm quite familiar with Detroit. Something I always think about when I hear of the frequent violence is, "where do the bullets wind up?"

No matter the position on bearing arms-bullets can and do pierce walls and kill and maim completely uninvolved people. I can't blame people for advocating gun control in such circumstances, even though I disagree. It is an angle of the issue I rarely see discussed.

Coulter's comments, as usual, were inexplicable-there is certainly no shortage of firearms in the black community....there is, however, thanks to lunatic laws supported by Coulter(last I checked), a high propensity of illegal ownership. This being due to the high proportion of black males with firearm disqualifying convictions.

And of course, agism. It would have been totally illegal for Trayvon Martin to be armed, for instance.

mhstahl's picture

Oops, double post. Sry.

Suverans2's picture

While the modern-day Thirteenth Amendment made "slavery and involuntary servitude" illegal; the Fourteenth Amendment gave each of us the opportunity of "voluntary servitude".

    "All persons...subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

And, just how a man (homo) becomes a person (persona)[1] "...subject to the jurisdiction thereof", has been pointed out several times, here, at STR.

"U.S. Citizens" are those who "have...[voluntarily] submitted themselves to the dominion[2] of [the United States] government..."

When did you voluntarily submit yourself to ownership by the United States government?

Was there a gun put to your head when you checked the "Yes" box, and signed "Under Penalty of Law," that you were a "U.S. Citizen"? Or, did you check, and sign it, "voluntarily," in order to receive benefits reserved only to Fourteenth Amendment citizens, i.e. United States citizens?

What does all this have to do with the article? Well, once upon a time it was only "Negroes [who] might not carry...firearms unless they were licensed so to do," but soon, very soon, it will be "all persons", i.e. U.S. citizens, who "might not carry...firearms unless they [are] licensed so to do", because "gun control" isn't just about oppressing P.O.C., it is about controlling EVERY VOLUNTARY MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY. An armed citizenry is very difficult to control.

[1] Homo vocabulum est naturae; persona juris civilis. Man (homo) is a term of nature; person (persona) of civil law. ~ Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition (c.1991), page 736

[2] Dominion. Generally accepted definition of "dominion" is perfect control in right of ownership. ~ Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition (c.1991), page 486

"The persons declared to be citizens are, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof." The evident meaning of these last words is not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject..." ~ Elk v. Wilkins, 112 US 94, 101, 102 (1884) [Emphasis added]

"...a federal citizen is little more than a ward of the national government. Such second-class citizens must be cared for by the government as they are not the masters of their government, but mere servants to it, and it is the master's responsibility to care for his servants."