Sunday, April 5, 2009

Then What is the Purpose?

"Owners of more than 5,000 firearms previously unknown to NSW police have come forward during the first month of the state government's gun amnesty.

Police Minister Tony Kelly says 796 firearms have been surrendered in the first month of the amnesty...

However, Mr Kelly doesn't expect anyone involved in crime to be among those coming forward to surrender or register guns during the three-month amnesty.

"I'd expect none, if any, have come from hardened criminals," he said." [link]

At least he will openly admit that the intent here is not to get the guns out of criminal hands. Now the question needs to be asked, if the purpose is not to remove weapons from criminals, then what is your purpose? The only answer here is control pure and simple. Because we say so, you must obey. Besides, if you can't fight back you have to follow whatever orders the man in the uniform with the gun tells you.

Quote for the Day

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." -- Charles A. Beard