In the clip, TV show host Piers Morgan debates gun control with Breitbart.com's Ben Shapiro and each present their viewpoints. It gets heated at times but when all is said and done, Morgan has wrestled the incredible reason for his intransigence out of Shapiro.
So Shapiro and those who think like him, apparently believe that they need their firearms in order to hold off a tyrannical government, their government, when it comes knocking at the door. Or maybe they think they're going to go on the offensive and low crawl it across the Washington Mall to the gates of the White House in order to support General Glenn Beck and Colonel Michele Bachmann as they give Obama the order to surrender.
Either way, do they really think their Glocks and Sigs or even their Bushmasters would have a chance against F-16's, tanks, and missiles?
Sometime SFDB commenter Jewish Marksman answers that question in the affirmative on his blog...
I firmly believe that Americans must have some degree of parity of arms with government forces. The AR-15 and other so-called "assault rifles" (which I've blogged about) are required to maintain that parity. If you have any doubts, you need only study the history of Afghanistan and present events in Syria to realize that the "people" do not necessarily need tanks or fighter planes, but they do need rifles. A group of motivated riflemen can, at least by today's standards of military technology, overcome a superior armed force. There is absolutely no historical precedent for Jews to not eventually become the targets of first discrimination, and ultimately physical abuse and murder.So not only is Jewish Marksman agreeing with Shapiro, he's apparently going one step further and saying that Jewish gun owners are going to be the first ones that the U.S. Government is going to come after because, well, they're always the first. Or something.
Motivated or not, I'm thinking their Fantasy World would actually look a little more like this...
Ben, Jewish Marksman and their ilk would do well to watch "Taps."
While I consider it a movie, I'm sure they consider it training.
More indications that we really need mental health screening for gun owners comes from a website called the American Conservative Daily. Here's a portion of their open letter to President Obama...
IT’S NOT ABOUT GUNS, IT’S ABOUT FREEDOM
Do you expect the American people to take so lightly this assault on their freedom?
They won’t, Mr. President. Millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens will refuse to comply, and by so doing become criminals. But I suspect you know that, don’t you? Maybe that is exactly what you want because, as George Orwell noted in his book “1984,” government has no control over the law-abiding; it can only control people who violate existing law, such as it may be.
And what happens next, Mr. President? Do S.W.A.T. teams break into the homes of our citizens at night to confiscate arms and arrest offenders? Make no mistake: That is what enforcing this law will require.
And what happens when, inevitably, some resist? Do you honestly believe people will go peacefully into bondage? How many will die as the direct result of your actions?
There is no need to send the Secret Service to my door, Mr. President (although I suspect you might anyway). I am not advocating violence; I am merely saying what others are afraid to.
The real question, Mr. President, is whether you so hunger for power that you are willing to foment what might be the next American Revolution. Will that be your enduring legacy?
At the Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidus I, facing demands by the numerically superior Persian army for the Spartans to surrender their arms, responded with what is now expressed as “Molon labe.”
It means, “Come and get them.”