Taking back the Second Amendment? From whom? ‘Great’ Britain?

I need to thank Keep and Bear Arms for finding this “progressive” strategy (pdf) for “taking back the Second Amendment.” The strategy was put together by Third Way, who seem to want to present themselves as “moderately progressive” (or maybe “progressively moderate”) Democrats.

The Policy: Supporting Second Amendment rights, closing gun law loopholes that terrorists and criminals can exploit, fixing the broken background check system, and reversing the Bush gun crime policy by vigorously enforcing the major federal gun laws on the books.

Hmm–I’m not finding much difference (hell–any difference) between that policy, and what the Brady Bunch advocates.

A major part of the gist of the strategy seems to be a single word substitution:

Step 3: Redefine the Issue from Gun Control to Gun Safety

Gun control has become a loaded term that leads voters to believe that the candidate supports the most restrictive laws, including a ban on handguns. Voters don’t define enforcement of existing gun laws or closing the gun show loophole as gun control — neither should candidates.

“By a margin of 70-20% (77-13% among gun owners), voters prefer a Democratic candidate who supports gun safety over a candidate who supports gun control.”

Don’t get me wrong–I’m 100% in favor of “gun safety,” myself. The problem is that there is exactly ZERO difference between mandating “gun safety” legislatively, and imposing “gun control” (which I prefer to call by its much more accurate description: citizen disarmament).

There’s more, such as “enforce existing gun laws” (hey, where else have I heard that?), but you get the idea. I don’t suppose I should be surprised by “Third Way’s” positions–they refer to Obama as–get this–“a moderate in moderate’s clothing” (“Obamism?“).

The strategy’s last point is “Implement Your Gun Plan and Watch the Gun Votes Roll In.”

I’d like to be able to say that I know that gun owners aren’t nearly that gullible.

I’d like to.


One Response to “Taking back the Second Amendment? From whom? ‘Great’ Britain?”

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