Over at PJMedia.com, Clayton Cramer looks at today’s Democratic Fire-eaters…
In the period immediately before the Civil War, the most ferocious rhetoric came out of the mouths of Southern Democrats who were soon known as “fire-eaters.” They got that nickname because of the strength of their rhetoric in support of slavery and their willingness to talk about secession as a response to the possibility of abolitionists gaining influence in Congress, and even winning the White House. The louder and more ferocious speeches they gave, the stronger the abolitionist position seemed to become.
Today, we again have Democratic fire-eaters whose violent rhetoric is strengthening the support enjoyed by their opponents. First it was a statement by Professor Erik Loomis at the University of Rhode Island, saying that he wanted “Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick.” Okay, maybe that was just hyperbolic rhetoric, intended as a figure of speech. Now, we have a far less figurative statement by Donald Kaul in the Des Moines Register:
Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
Is that clear enough for you? He is declaring his desire to see millions of Americans killed to support his goals, while at the same time making membership in a peaceful organization a criminal matter.
Looking at the record crowds at gun shows buying ammo and semi-auto rifles, at the bare shelves at gun retailers, and at the swelling ranks of the NRA, you almost start to wonder who’s side these anti-gun whackadoos are really on. But then you realize that they’re serious. And they’re serious because they know that this is their last chance to really disarm the American people and to do the things that Donald Kraul dreams of doing.
The anti-gun movement has been steadily losing influence over the past 20 years. Their high water mark was the passage of the Brady Bill and the Clinton AW ban. And it all went downhill from there…
- The Democrat majority that passed the Brady Bill and the AW ban was crushed in the subsequent elections
- The Clinton AW ban expired
- The waiting period called for by Brady is largely non-exstient; Stated using the instant check system instead
- Similar State AW bans, like the one in California, were rendered toothless by the courts and by technology
- Their “high capacity” magazine ban resulted in a new generation of compact, easily concealed handguns
- The courts rediscovered the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment
- The American people have reversed their long held sympathy for the anti-gun view
And now a majority of Americans have come to see their own government as a threat to liberty.
No wonder people like Kraul are going out of their minds. This is really their last hurrah.