Originally published October 30 2015
Gun control is incredibly popular among people who live under tyranny and oppression... don't they get it?
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) To most Americans, it is unfathomable to think about living under a government that has banned guns. To them, the ability to provide for their own defense is one of the most important personal decisions they can make.
That's why they don't understand how people living in other countries, especially nations filled with violence, can tolerate a government that denies them the right to protect themselves from bad people with firearms. As they see it, the one thing that prevents a bad guy with a gun from doing harm is a good guy with a gun. In America, 99.999999 percent of the more than 80 million gun owners are good guys and gals who don't hurt anyone but are ready and willing to defend themselves and others from harm.
These same Americans really shake their heads in disbelief when an American newspaper takes the position that, as the country becomes inundated with more and more immigrants from countries whose governments don't allow personal ownership of firearms, eventually there will be enough support in America to repeal the Second Amendment.
Enter The Washington Post, whose editorial board has never seen a gun law or gun ban they didn't like. That would explain why they would give voice to an obviously liberal UCLA professor who is confident that mass immigration from the Third World will destroy the power of the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment as foreigners with no cultural connection to or education about our founding and culture pour into the country.
Mass immigration will destroy America"Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the NRA," author and UCLA professor Adam Winkler writes. "The core of the NRA's support comes from white, rural and relatively less educated voters. This demographic is currently influential in politics but clearly on the wane. While the decline of white, rural, less educated Americans is generally well known, less often recognized is what this means for gun legislation."
The concept Winkler discusses relies on the U.S. government following policies that encourage mass immigration that continually rises and is never reduced. Thus serves to disenfranchise voters who don't share liberal progressives' view on the Second Amendment, and the trend could lead to disarming such voters in the future, especially those who lean conservative Republican.
The millions of migrants the government essentially imports each year will eventually tip the scales against the NRA and gun owners at the ballot box and could even drive an effort to repeal the Second Amendment, as Winkler notes:
Polls show that whites tend to favor gun rights over gun control by a significant margin (57 percent to 40 percent). Yet whites, who comprise 63 percent of the population today, won't be in the majority for long. Racial minorities are soon to be a majority, and they are the nation's strongest supporters of strict gun laws.
The fastest-growing minority group in America is Latinos. Between 2000 and 2010, the nation's Latino population grew by 43 percent. Hispanics, which make up 17 percent of the population today, are expected to grow to 30 percent of the population in the coming decades.
Not just gun ownersThere are problems with Winkler's assessment, and they are problems that only a progressive would never see or would conveniently ignore.
First, for the foreseeable future, there are enough gun owners and gun rights supporters combined (if you consider all demographics including whites, Hispanics, Asians, and blacks) to beat back the presumed Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, who recently praised Australia's gun ban and confiscation.
Second, and perhaps even more importantly, a wave of immigrants who have no connection to U.S. culture and no incentive or desire to learn it not only threaten the Second Amendment but all constitutional rights. If, as Winkler says, many of these people come from nations where there is strict gun control, they also come from nations where there is strict government control; they are used to governments that are very authoritarian, where individual rights are whatever the government says they are.
In the end, it won't just be gun-owning Americans losing their constitutional rights; it will be all of us.
As an aside, if anyone is serious about understanding the threat that is uncontrolled mass immigration, take a look at the chaos unfolding in Europe.
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