I can break down the push for gun control in a logical and knowledgeable way, having been on the democratic side of things until 2012.
I changed my political party in 2012, and in retrospect, I wish I had changed it many years earlier.
In 2008 I proudly voted for Barack Obama, which was the last big mistake I wished I never made, but his speech was too hard to pass up, so I gave the man a chance.
In the early 1990’s, when I first got into law enforcement, it was a challenging time for us; crime was rampant and out of control through not only my home town of Detroit, but all major cities from Miami to LA.
When Hillary got on TV with Bill, “talking to, us… the beat cops” and told us to “bring them [the criminals] to heel,” we knew exactly in that moment. Other officers even changed parties to support the Democrats because of that exact press conference. Officers actively went around telling each other that Democrats were on our side. So, a lot of us joined the pack.
Throughout my years in law enforcement and the military, we started to notice that Democrats were changing. We noticed they started leaning toward more government overreach but hey, we were cops; we were the government.
Gun control at those times was great because civilians were shooting and killing cops. More government laws were great. They gave us more control so we could stop more folks and uncover more crime.
It wasn’t until just before Obama’s run that some of us who were in the loop would get a message here and there on MySpace saying, “hey, we have a idea.”
MySpace then filtered over to Facebook.
Let me touch on California and how the Democrats found a back door.
California was losing when it came to gun control and back in 1996, they accidentally stumbled onto legalized gun grabbing.
— MJ California (@mj_california) November 22, 2017
It wasn’t until the 2000’s when they wanted to start taking firearms from people who had medical marijuana cards. “Ding-ding-ding” is what California Democrats heard… just like the slot machines at a casino.
I remember when I got a message sometime in the 2000’s saying something to the fact that they found a foolproof way to capitalize on gun control.
That’s when I started seeing the left pushing for legalizing marijuana and it wasn’t a small push… They brought in organizers who trained under Sal Alinsky to organize a major push for it.
A new bill from GOP congressman @RepAlexMooney would amend federal law to let medical marijuana patients exercise their Second Amendment rights to purchase and possess guns.
— Tom Angell 🌳📰 (@tomangell) April 11, 2019
I remember being spammed with all types of messages for the push for marijuana, trying to get everyone onboard. The messages always said how wonderful it would be for our society. But at the same time I was also getting messages for a push for stricter gun control, which no one wanted.
Let’s fast-forward to the exact day recreational marijuana was approved. When people started going to buy it, the next month we started hearing of mass firearm confiscations for the now legal buyers of a now legal drug.
Back door gun confiscation worked so well that the Democrats started using the “legalize marijuana” tactic across the United States.
Every state that has legal marijuana now has a law that if you buy legal weed, you lose your gun rights.
Now, lets look at the PTSD factor for military. They tried to push cannabis to the military for mental health, but they were smart enough to say, “oh, hell no” because soldiers wouldn’t be able to own and carry firearms anymore. And the veterans and that started using it? They began losing their gun rights.
Then we started hearing about the push for mentally ill not being able own firearms and then the VA putting them on the ‘no buy’ or ‘can’t own’ list.
The Democrats heard another “ding-ding-ding”.
Next we hearing about disarming police. Civilians saying that police don’t need guns, that guns are bad and cops shouldn’t carry.
When that doesn’t work, what will be next? Diagnosing active duty police officers with PTSD in an attempt to take away their firearms?
It seems that they’re pushing to have post traumatic stress diagnosed like ADHD… no real test, no real way to refute a claim. Think about what we are losing with backdoors.
If PTSD is pushed enough cops won’t be on the job past 5 years, and if they managed to stay on the job, they might not have a firearm.
Tim Fugate is a former law police officer. He left Law Enforcement in 2014 to start my own company blue line industries. Www.bluelineindustries.net