Quote of the day—Gary North

The reason why gun control advocates want this right overturned is because they are in favor of centralized political control. They believe that their class, namely, the intellectual class, is in control of the agencies of civil government. For the most part, this assumption is correct. They assume that their class, and only their class, has the wisdom to allocate weapons. They believe that their class alone possesses the right to determine which citizen has access to weapons, under which circumstances, and for how long.

In effect, the gun-control advocate is rather like a medieval knight in the 15th century. He resents the fact that weapons are becoming cheaper, and that the common man who joins the Army becomes a threat to his social class, and therefore to his social standing. He resents the fact that his weapons no longer give him a monopoly of violence. Weapons have come onto the market, and these weapons can be used effectively by commoners who do not spend decades of training in their use.

Gary North
December 24, 2012
In Defense of the Second Amendment
[H/T to Chuck Petras @Chuck_Petras for bringing this to my attention.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Gary North

  1. No class, has less class, than this class? Professing themselves to be wise, they became foolish?
    He can always hope they get over themselves. Before the god’s of the copy book heading return.

  2. The left wants to disarm us for a very simple reason. They wish to rule us and to rule us with impunity. They can’t do that if we can fight back. It’s all about power. NO DRUG on planet earth is addictive to some people as the ability to dictate to others. And you can’t wield power over someone who owns the tools to kill you.

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