Quote of the day—Josh Sugarmann

While the NRA portrays itself as protecting the ‘freedom’ of individual gun owners, it’s actually working to protect the freedom of the gun industry to manufacture and sell virtually any weapon or accessory.

Josh Sugarmann
Executive director of the Violence Policy Center
December 1, 2014
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[I find it very telling that ‘freedom’ is in quotes.

Sugarmann has no respect for, and perhaps does not even recognize the existence of, individual freedom. If he did then he would recognize that the freedom of individual gun owners is dependent upon there being a free market offering for sale the types of firearms the individual wants.

For example, would we have freedom of religion if the book publishing industry were only allowed to publish religious texts if they were consistent with Islam? Protecting the freedom of the gun industry to design, develop, and manufacture whatever gun or accessory there is a market for protects the specific enumerated right of the individual to keep and bear arms of his choosing. Sugarmann has clearly stated he does not want individuals owning handguns or “assault weapons.” This rhetoric is a means to that end.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Josh Sugarmann

  1. Is that dipshit still around, or even relevant? I thought the VPC had crept back into the shadows from whence it emerged.

  2. The other thing is that he lies about the NRA membership. It would be far more accurate to describe him as a Bloomberg employee than to claim the NRA is a manufacturers’ lobby.

  3. This is fun:

    While the ACLU portrays itself as protecting the ‘freedom’ of individuals, it’s actually working to protect the freedom of the porn industry to manufacture and sell child porn.

  4. Sugarmann is using the standard ignore-and-redirect tactic of the left, while relying on the hyped-up hatred for private industry. It’s standard, and predictable leftist truth-avoidance, in full bloom. It’s also as transparent as can be.

    No sensible, observant American would fall for it for one second, and so one of the big challenges the Progressives (incremental communists) have faced for generations is in dumbing down, demoralizing, distracting and generally degrading the average American. Public “education” has certainly helped a lot in that endeavor, but it’s been a multi-front, all-out psychological war against human awareness, strength and nobility.

    I don’t believe they ever thought it would take this long, and so now we’re looking at an interesting situation. While the Progressives are getting frustrated, and are sort of jumping the gun as they turn up the volume, we now have greater ability to communicate, and to research history, and the Old Media are dying off rapidly. It is now much easier to see what they’re doing, while they’re doing it harder, and we now see 100 years of their patterns of tactics and results, which they cannot change significantly, and we know their end game is a thoroughly totalitarian, global empire, or gang of despots opposed to the mind and freedom of Man.

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