Readers of this column will notice that the term “gun control” is rarely used here, except in the ironic sense, within quotes. This is because controlling guns is only the means to an end for what is more accurately referred to as the forcible citizen disarmament lobby. The desired end is a meek, docile citizenry, not only unable to conceive of resistance against an out of control government, but utterly dependent on government for protection against any threat.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) most starkly exemplifies this way of thinking, with their insistence on a “government monopoly on force,” which executive director Josh Horwitz claims is “the fundamental organizing principle of any political entity, including the United States.” In support of that assertion, Horwitz cites Max Weber, whose Article 48 was absolutely indispensable in Hitler’s rise to power. Interesting choice of influences, CSGV.