U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Ever wonder why we are hearing so much about so-called “ghost guns?” Some may argue that the term “ghost guns” is used simply to scare people into supporting gun control. “Ghost guns” is the nomenclature used on people who don’t know any better. The idea of these spooky devices lurking around our streets is enough to send the most irrationally fearful, ill-informed people into hiding. Fear is the strongest human emotion, and the gun-grabbers understand this. For those who harbor beliefs cultivated by the left-wing narrative, fear is typically the dominant motivator. Fear is often used as a political tool to get people to vote for the politician who promises them safety. Look no further than non-elected New York “governor” Hochul and her willingness to release violent criminals from jail while disarming law-abiding New York gun owners. But there’s much more to “ghost guns” than meets the eye.
Not only does the political term “ghost guns” bring with it fear, but it also suggests the idea that guns “should be” registered. You are supposed to believe, that because these guns are untraceable, the government needs to step in and do something. As if, not being able to track guns to private homes is a preposterous notion. Do we ever stop to think about the fact that our Founding Fathers never intended for the government to know who has guns and where they were located?
The 2nd Amendment was written for the purpose of citizens having guns as leverage against the government, should it become tyrannical. It has always been necessary to preserve freedom. Somehow, scaring people with the term “ghost guns” encourages some to overlook the fact that gun ownership has never been any of the government’s business. But that simple fact gets overlooked when terms like “ghost guns” and “gun violence” are used because fear and political domination become much stronger motivators to some. You can read more on the importance of the term “gun violence” in my article, “There’s No Such Thing as Gun Violence.”
According to an article by apnews.com, “Justice Department statistics show that nearly 24,000 ‘ghost guns’ were recovered by law enforcement at crime scenes and reported to the government from 2016 to 2020.”
“Federally licensed firearms dealers must retain key records until they shut down their business or licensed activity and then transfer the records to ATF as they are currently required to do at the end of licensed activity.”
Is the DOJ suggesting that all 24,000 guns found were homemade? Is it curious to anyone that stolen guns, and guns with serial numbers grinded off are also being labeled “ghost guns?” This isn’t just about homemade guns. This is about any gun that can’t be traced back to your personal home address. But wait a minute. I may never want anyone to know about my guns. Isn’t that my right under the 2nd Amendment? When did it become acceptable for people, who don’t want me to own guns, to know what guns I have and the exact location where they can be found?
Let’s assume the American Communists get their way and can enact legislation they would consider a solution to their so-called “ghost gun epidemic.” What would that look like? Is it any coincidence that the “solution” to their manufactured crisis is not stricter penalties on violent people, but rather a tool called “universal background checks” specifically for the purpose of creating a gun registry? You’ve heard them say, “the majority of Americans support universal background checks.” It’s not true but it’s a great way to make you feel like you’re in the minority should you question their motives.
“Ghost guns” are the gateway to “universal background checks.” But let’s go back even further. Do you remember “SWATing” and then the big push for “red flag laws?” SWATing was the act of turning in your neighbor without cause for simply having a gun. SWATing grew legs and became law in some States under the name “Extreme Risk Protection Order,” (a.k.a “red flag laws.”) “Red flag laws” are the vehicle by which guns can be confiscated, without due process. It’s no coincidence that “red flag laws” and “universal background checks” are being pushed simultaneously because in order to confiscate guns, the American Communists would first need to know where they are located. The “ghost gun” narrative is a tool by which support for universal background checks (a.k.a. “gun registry”) legislation would be garnered. Firearms dealers would be legally leveraged to share your personal information with those who want your guns. “Red flag laws” are the vehicle by which those registered guns would be confiscated.
I don’t remember reading in the second amendment, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, as long as the Government knows the address where your guns are located.”
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