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If I could wave a wand and make guns disappear, the brutal communist Chinese dictatorship would make new ones. And the Italians (Beretta), Brazilians (Taurus), Russians (AK-47), Austrians (Glock)—all armed nations would be in business making the iron river. Including basement tinkerers.
Wands are fiction but you can imagine a gun-free world—just think back to pre-gun times.
What you get is Genghis Kahn with rampaging hordes, Julius Caesar and Roman Legion crucifixions, Vlad the Impaler, universal serfdom and endless millions horribly murdered. A gun-filled world paradoxically turns out to be more civilized, with safer neighborhoods—even though evil people and government tyrants rampage constantly. Our guns help control them.
February 1, 2024
Page Nine: On Utopian Pacifism
See also If there were no guns.
While there are undoubtedly many useful idiots and/or ignoramuses who have a utopian vision of a world without guns, I find a competing hypothesis more likely describes the top leaders of the anti-gun movement. They envision a world where the common person is unarmed physically and in spirit and they are the Genghis Kahn’s, Julius Caesar’s, and Vlad the Impaler’s of the future.
Prepare and respond appropriately.