Infantry Colonel has interesting take on retorting gun control arguments

As long time readers of Bullets First know, I have ranged both far and wide in my defense of the 2nd Amendment in regards to rhetorical analysis and repudiation of gun controllers arguments and claims.

Anyone who utilizes the search feature on this site can find articles dealing with the meaning of the word militia in 1700’s America, the private letters of our Founding Fathers that illustrate their belief in the right to keep and bear arms, the racist roots of gun control, the true numbers that reveal that places with more legal gun ownership are safer and so on.

But I’m not sure that I have ever used the powerfully devastating “new” argument against gun control that former Infantry Colonel Kurt Schlichter has penned recently.

An excerpt:

American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready?

“Screw you.” That’s it. Except the first word isn’t “Screw.”

It’s not exactly a traditional argument, but it’s certainly appropriate here. The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun control advocates because their argument is never in good faith. They slander gun owners as murderers. They lie about their ultimate aim, which is to ban and confiscate all privately owned weapons. And they adopt a pose of reasonability, yet their position is not susceptible to change because of evidence, facts or law. None of those matter – they already have their conclusion. This has to do with power – their power.

You can’t argue with someone who is lying about his position or whose position is not based upon reason. You can talk all day about how crime has diminished where concealed carry is allowed, while it flourishes in Democrat blue cities where gun control is tightest. You can point to statistics showing that law-abiding citizens who carry legally are exponentially less likely to commit gun crimes than other people. You can cite examples of armed citizens protecting themselves and their communities with guns. You can offer government statistics showing how the typical American is at many times greater risk of death from an automobile crash, a fall, or poisoning than from murder by gun.

But none of that matters, because this debate is not about facts. It’s about power. The liberal anti-gun narrative is not aimed at creating the best public policy but at disarming citizens the liberal elite looks down upon – and for whom weapons represent their last-ditch ability to respond to liberal overreach.

Put simply, liberal elitists don’t like the fact that, at the end of the day, an armed citizenry can tell them, “No.”

The rest of Col. Schlichter’s op-ed can be read here at The Journal

I will say this, the Colonel has a point.  There comes a point when trying to explain logic, facts and truth to the knuckle dragging mouth breathers that make up the gun control radicals offers nothing but headaches and frustrations.

At some point lines must be drawn in sands and a big (to quote the Colonel) “screw you” must be our reply when the gun control zealots talk about taking our guns.

Because here’s the kicker.  The firearm is not simply an inanimate object. Its possession is what makes us free.  Its use for our own liberty is our God given right.

What the gun grabbers are trying to take from us may ostensibly seem like pieces of steel and wood but in fact, what they are taking is our piece of the divine that makes us who we are.  And to that, when logical arguments fall on deaf ears and the truth can only be refuted with their lies, we as free, liberty loving, gun owning Americans must say “NO!”

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