After Gun Confiscation Comes America’s Killing Fields
By Carole Hornsby Haynes May 2, 2023
There is a concerted effort in the U.S. to implement gun control at the national and state levels with the ban of so-called “assault weapons,” universal background checks, and red flag laws. This is moving toward disarming the American people but why is this so critical?
A look at history shows us how dictators have disarmed their people before they began their mass killings. To name but a few, Hitler disarmed Jews in 1938, Mao Zedong in China in 1949, Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959, and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in 2012.
In China, Communists, led by Mao Zedong, moved in and went from one rural village to another village, estabishing control as they went. Peasants were alarmed when the CCP wanted them to turn in their guns because this meant they would have no way to defend themselves. So Mao’s cadre lied to them, “The people’s guns are owned by people. The purpose of owning a gun is absolutely to protect the people. Therefore, the CCP respects and guarantees the people’s rights to arm themselves. However, to defend the people and their community effectively, we think they will exert the largest effect only if the CCP manages these weapons.”
As the Communist Party consolidated their power in a region, they would force the people to register their guns. Once their knew where the guns were, they would force people to turn them in or go to prison.
By 1949 Mao had gained total control and disarmed everyone through the policy he began in 1935 as his troops took over each rural province.He created the People’s Republic of China – Communist China – and began the Chinese Revolution that resulted in the brutal murder of around 65 million Chinese. Using any means necessary – forced famine, execution, imprisonment – Mao was reponsible for killing more people than either Stalin or Hilter in World War II.
A skilled manipulator, Mao fostered hatred and resentment among the masses to divide them, mobilized the people to kill each other, and turned the masses into weapons of destruction. Do you recognize these tactics? They’re being used in America by the woke crowd.
This famous quote by Mao makes it very clear about why a dictator always bans guns once they gain control: “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The Communist Party must command all the guns; that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
In Germany, disarmament by Hitler in 1938 was followed by Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) because of the shattered glass that littered the streets after Nazis destroyed 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses, vandalized Jewish homes, torched more than 900 synagogues, killed nearly 100 Jews and deported some 30,000 Jewish men to concentration camps. Terrified Jews were tossed into a small stream and spectators were commanded to spit at them and smear them with mud. Jewish businesses could be reopened only if they had non-Jewish management. Jews could not sell goods or services, engage in crafts work, serve as company managers, or be a member of cooperatives. Jewish children could not attend school. Next came the Holocaust with the death of millions of Jews.
In Cuba, Fidel Castro, the illegitimate son of a wealthy Spanish sugarcane farmer and a lawyer, was a popular communist revolutionary. He supported the people being armed. Hundreds of thousands of weapons were given to soliders, militiamen, men, women, and children to form neighborhood vigilance committees. But that changed once Castro and his guerillas had overthrown the military dictatorship of Batista in 1959 and established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere. His first act as to confiscate the people’s weapons.
In 1960, Castro nationalized all U.S.-owned businesses, including oil refineries, factories and casinos. He shut down small private businesses that could not easily be controlled by the government. That sounds eerily like America during the pandemic when big box stores were allowed to remain open but small businesses were forced to shut down for months. Many went out of business. Wealth shifted from the middle class to the upper class.
Castro took possession of private homes and moved other people in. He limited private ownership of land. Closing down opposition newspapers, he jailed thousands of political opponents and ended elections. Friends who fled Cuba have told me that the government allows homes to have electricity for only certain periods of the day. With smart appliances, utility meters and cars, our federal government can shut us down. Cubans are allowed to have meat for only a few days a month.
In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez became president in 1998 and began the gradual implementation of communism. Once he had gained total control, the next step was to disarm the people. Although many people owned guns, they did not believe guns were important as a defense against their own government. As the level of violence increased in the country, Chavez sold the idea of a gun ban to keep the people safe and reduce crime. The people fell for his lies and voted for a gun ban. In 2012 the Venezuelan government implemented a gun ban and the Venezuelan Armed Forces confiscated all weapons. The reign of terror began.
Where is the country today? In 2001, Venezuela was South America’s richest country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world – about 300 billion barrels. Even greater than Saudi Arabia’s reserves. Yet today Venezuela is a communist dictatorship with the people living in dire poverty and soaring inflation.Many people have to live on the street and forage for food in garbage cans. Around 75% have lost 22 pounds because there is no food. Parents can’t feed their children. They have to decide between gas for their cars or food for their families. People stand in line for toilet paper.
Did a gun ban reduce crime? NO. Todoay Venezuela has the highest crime rate in the world. It’s one of the most tyrannical countries in the world and anyone who protests the oppressive socialist regime is shot dead by govrnment forces. BTW, Mexico is second, China is third, and the U.S. is fourth.
In America, our inalienable gun rights gradually are being stripped away. A Maoist American Cultural Revolution is raging at full speed. Maoist tactics, rhetoric, and symbols have been adopted by the woke crowd.
The murder of three children and three adults at the Nashville Covenant Christian School by deranged transgender female was another opportunity for Tennessee Democrats to scream for red flag laws, a universal background check, reinstate the state's gun carry permit process, and ban “high capacity” “assault weapons” – all in the name of “school safety.” Yet they are silent on the cause for school shootings.
Some of Nashville’s biggest music stars -- Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Amy Grant, and Jason Isbell – have joined with the “Voices for a Safer Tennessee” coalition in calling for red flag laws.
The Southern Baptist Convention has jumped on the band wagon for gun control. They support Republican Governor Bill Lee’s call for order of protection laws to protect people “from those who are a danger to themselves or others.” This is a fancy name for “red flag laws” that permit authorities to strip Second Amendment rights from citizens based on subjective government approved criteria.
For those who still naively believe that the Southern Baptist Convention is a rightwing Bible thumping crowd, consider that a majority of those at the 2019 Convention voted for a resolution that supported Critical Race Theory and intersectionality.
A Tony Award for the year’s best clown act goes to three Democrat Tennessee legislators who used a bullhorn to incite a large crowd of trans activist gun protesters and invite them into the Tennessee legislative chambers. No, this was not considered by the White House to be an insurrection since it was staged by Democrats – they were just exercising their First Amendment right to free speech.
These three deranged lawmakers were expelled but later reinstated. Less than a week after he was reinstated, Rep. Justin Jones tried to carry a child’s casket onto the House floor after a rally on Monday, but was blocked by security. Jones then passed the coffin off at the doorway to Rep. Justin Pearson, the second black Democrat lawmaker who was expelled and then reinstated.
These three jokers garnered national attention with their Al Sharpton-style antics and even got themselves invited to the White House.
Caving to public pushback and political stunts, Governor Lee has ordered a special session in defiance of his own Republican party that refused to introduce red flag laws and reinstate the state's gun carry permit process.
The media leads us to believe that most mass murders are done with assault weaons. But that is not true according to expert, John Lott, founder of Crime Prevention Resarch Center. Their website has a a lot of excellent information and resources. (www.crimeresearch.org)
Lott says that over 92% of violent crime in America has nothing to do with gun. In fact, 55% of mass public shoots involve only handguns and only 11% invovled any type of rifle.
Biden claims that the national ban on “assault weapons” from 1995 to 2004 resulted in fewer mass shooting. This is a total lie. There was virtually no change during the ban. Fact #1: Only 11% of murders are committed with rifles. Fact #2: The rate of murders with so called “assault weapons” has actually decreased since the “assault weapons” ban ended in 2004.
There is a lot of public misinformation about what an “asault weapon” is. Many of them are actually small-game hunting rifles such as the AR-15 platform which is cosmetically made to look like a military grade weapon but it is not a military weapon or is it a fully automatic weapon.
Democrats continue to call AR-15 and AK-47 “assault weapons” and claim they can fire unlimited rounds of ammunition with one trigger pull. That’s a big lie.
Fully automatic rifles (aka. machine guns) were first banned in the 1934 National Firearms Act. The law was revised after a Supreme Court challenge. The current 1986 version bans civilian use of fully automatic weapons. Although there are both fully-automatic and semi-automatic AR-15 and AK-47 rifles, American civilians can only purchase the semi-automatic rifles.
For both the semi-automatic AR-15 and the AK-47, only one round (bullet) of ammunition can be fired with each trigger pull, not multiple bullets. The typical size magazine is 30 rounds. Handguns typically hold around 15-17 rounds of ammunition.
Professor Lott says, “Semiautomatic weapons, which automatically reload the next bullet into the firing chamber after a single shot, also protect people and save lives. Single-shot rifles that require manual reloading aftereach shot puts a person at risk.
Democrats want guns to be be limited to a nine bullets. That won’t provide much self defense.
As I said earlier, there are new cat calls for red flag laws. Professor Lott says this is unnecessasry because federal government and every state already have laws people who are a danger to themselves or to others. These laws are called "Baker Act" statutes but are called by other names in different states. They typically allow police, doctors and family members to have someone held for a mental health examination based upon an educated guess.
These laws require that mental health care experts evaluate the individual. If a person can't afford a lawyer, a public defender is provided. While judges can choose to involuntarily commit individuals who they believe are dangers to themselves or to others, there are many other ways to provide monitoring or mandatory mental care.
Despite these laws already being in effect, 19 states and D.C. have adopted "red flag" laws. Most of these red flag laws have been adopted since the 2018 Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
Here is what is so dangerous about "red flag" laws. They’re promoted as mental health measures and a way to prevent suicide but Lott says that only one state's "red flag" law even explicitly mentions mental illness. And none of the states specifically require that a mental health expert be involved in evaluating the person; the only option a judge has is to take away a person's guns.
If there is a written complaint and “reasonable suspicion” a judge will confiscate a person’s guns. It’s then up to that person to spend in excess of $10,000 to fight red flag laws just to get their guns back. If a person is really suicideal, having a gun taken away won’t stop a suicide. Professor Carl Moody at William & Mary College say that these laws slightly increase suicide rates because the person who needs help will be afraid to talk to anyone.
In a nutshell, red flag laws are unconsitutional and do next to nothing to stop suicide or prevent a person from killing others if they really want to.
Biden is calling for a national universal background check prior to purchasing a firearm. This will create a de facto universal gun registration system, in violation of the Second and Fourth Amendments. This means the government will have access to everyone who owns guns and can go door to door confiscating guns.
Currently gun dealers are required by federal law to have purchasers fill out ATF Form 4473 which must be kept for 20 years. Gun dealers tell me they never discard the records in case there is a government request for them. With a de facto universal gun registration system, a socialist government would most certainly obtain those records and begin gun confiscation.
Any type of permit or licensing of guns for either concealed or open carry also is a violation of the Second Amendment.
Why are we even discussing background checks and gun types?
Under the Second Amendment, there are no restrictions or regulations on our ownership of guns. The purpose of the Second Amendment was to protect citizens against government tyranny. The Second Amendment is probably even more important now than when the Constitution with its Bill of Rights was adopted.
Since our nation’s founding, people have been able to go into a store and buy a gun and ammunition off the shelf with no background check and no registration. Up to a few decadfes ago, even children could buy guns through the mail. Despite terrible conditions with the Great Depression, World War II, and the Korean War, guns were still readily available. Why are mass shootings on the rise? Why does the U.S. have the world’s fourth highest crime rate? What is different now?
The answer is that progressives have systemically worked for decades to destroy the family and to destroy faith. Our moral and religious foundations have been destroyed and people are emotion drifting. Without meaning and purpose in life, people are spiraling into depression and despair that can be expressed in deadly, pathological acts.
Conditions will continue to worsen so Americans must take measures to protect ourselves and our families. Law abiding Americans must exercise our Second Amendment right to carry weapons at any time and any place, without background checks or gun permits and without weapon or ammunition restrictions.
For those who believe we should ban semi-automatic “assault’ weapons,” how well do you think you will fare when a socialist government uses heavy artillery against you if you protest their radical policies? How will you fare if all you have is a nine-round handgun, as Democrats have proposed?
We must protect ourselves not only from the government but from evil, deranged people. Since we know they only prey on gun-free places, that should be a lesson to those who think pepper spray will do the trick.
It makes no sense that a government claims gun violence will be ended by disarming millions of law-abiding citizens! That dog won’t hunt. Gun control is not going to stop criminals who will find a way to get a gun if they are hell bent on killing others. Gun control is all about a tyrannical government disarming citizens so they will have no protection against that government.
Americans must stop depending on our lawmakers to protect us. We must keep our guns and without government restrictions.
We’re in an American Cultural Revolution and we must be prepared to defend ourselves.
In his announcement of his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential campaign, Biden reminded Americans that, "When I ran for president four years ago, I said we were in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are." He’s right. Democrats are coming after the soul of America to destroy us. Biden’s "Finish the Job" slogan sounds more like a threat than a guarantee of future prosperity.
Yes, Democrats intend to finish the job of destroying the founding principles of America. They intend to finish disarming Americans, finish dividing the country into factions, finish bankrupting it, and then finish taking it down into a communist dictatorship.
We have been forewarned about the consequences of gun bans. We must keep ourselves armed as our founders did to defend oursleves against a tyrannical government -- this time, it will be our own government instead of Great Britain.