We're going to have to take this one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily - given the political realities - going to be very modest. Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal - total control of all guns- is going to take time ... The final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition - except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs and licensed gun collectors - totally illegal."
-- Nelson T. Shields III, Founder of Handgun Control, Inc., New Yorker Magazine, July 26, 1976
This is what they want, only despite their name they want it for all guns, not just hand guns. Their ultimate goal, from their own mouths is "Total control of all guns."
Shields talks of taking our rights one slice at a time, and I can't help but think of Lawdog's excellent piece on "Compromise."
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Quote of the Day - More on the Endgame
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Didn't Obama mention something in his Dog and Pony Blood Dance Recital about "First Steps?"
Shields' comments (and Obama's "first steps") show why they have been so successful. They use Fabian tactics, taking what they want a little ("a slice" or "half a loaf") at a time. They appear reasonable and moderate, since they "only" want to ban certain, specific weapons ("assault weapons," "Saturday Night Specials"). Eventually, you wake up one day and realize that there are no loafs or slices left.
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