Appeasement?

Dennis Henigan apparently thinks of President Obama as the Neville Chamberlain of the gun issue:

Appeasement.” What word better describes the current attitude of the Obama administration, and many in the Democratic Party, toward the gun lobby?

The word recently was invoked by syndicated columnist Marie Cocco referring to the approach of the White House to the gun issue. “Obama and the Democrats haven’t stared down the gun lobby,” she wrote. “They’ve enabled it.”

Is it a stretch to envision President Obama as the Neville Chamberlain of the gun issue?

There is a major problem with this mindset–It’s total projection.

The people of this country had a “treaty” with the government. On the issue of guns that “treaty” says:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

It was people like Henigan in the early part of the last century that began violating that treaty in a manner similar to the way Hitler did the Treaty of Versailles. It was the pro-gun people that did the appeasing and playing the role of Chamberlain for the last 70 years. Obama? He’s neither Chamberlain or Churchill. Even though he is politically aligned with Hitler on this issue he isn’t even playing in the game. Perhaps he wishes to avoid Hitler’s fate or that he is more astute than Hitler and realizes the risk of fighting a multi-front war.

Henigan realizes his hoped for “Final Solution” isn’t visible in the political future and is concerned. He goes on to say:

The real problem, of course, is that there is no end to the gun lobby’s demands. The more you feed the beast, the more it will want.

Henigan is also wrong on this point. All we want is for the “treaty” to be honored. “Shall not be infringed” should be clear enough and probably is even to Henigan. But, of course, the plain wording of the “treaty” is unacceptable to Henigan and his ilk just as it was to Hitler.

Let’s just hope President Obama continues to avoid getting draw into war against gun owners. If war breaks out it could get very ugly and we gun owners, as did the Allies in WW II, might not settle for a negoiated peace and demand an unconditional surrender. And if we have to drop a couple “nukes” to win the war the fallout will be unheathy for everyone.

Sebastian and David Hardy have a few thoughts on Henigan’s whine as well.

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