Earlier this week, the news broke that the NICS background check had failed, and human error allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a handgun when, in fact, he should not have been able too. Apparently, there was some trouble accessing some paperwork concerning a drug arrest. Federal law states that any back ground check not completed within three days can be treated as a “proceed with sale.” For many of us who purchase firearms the legal way, we know that, sometimes, it is possible for the sale to be put on “hold” simply because the FBI may have come across something that has the slightest relevance to your name. The more information you give about yourself, of course, the less likely this is to occur; however, even if it does, the FBI generally clears up the misunderstanding. If they fail to do so within the specified time frame, the dealer may proceed with the sale, or chose to deny. It is likely, if dealing with repeat customers who have no problems, that they will complete the transaction. There is nothing inherently wrong with this system except for the fact that it is unconstitutional and it has done absolutely nothing to prevent criminals from acquiring firearms illegally. In fact, the only thing it has done is prepare the groundwork for back door gun registration as your info, along with the weapon type and serial number, are now on paper every time you complete one. Shall not be infringed, indeed.
Many gun right enthusiasts see this as a victory of sorts. A situation in which gun control initiatives failed to prevent a crime and a “bad guy” was able to get a gun, despite the efforts of over-intrusive government. It is certainly no victory to see anyone harmed in criminal activity, please do not misunderstand my meaning. Many of us on the right are fighting tooth and nail to get people to see the truth about the failures of gun control. This is a misguided approach because many of us also don’t understand the real game being played here. The left simply cannot be reasoned with, nor do they want to be.
Many seem to think that we are playing a game of facts with people who truly have everyone’s best interest at heart and who will be willing to adjust their thinking when presented with hard evidence of their failures. This is not the case at all. Failure is a friend of the left because every system that is broken or ineffective in preventing “gun violence” only advances their agenda. In other words, the left knows that the background check system doesn’t prevent criminals from getting guns; in fact, they are counting on it. This is a subtle application of the Hegelian Dialectic, the Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis formula. In other words, the left uses the fact that the thousands of gun laws on the books, including the background check, are ineffective so they can continue to drive their agenda towards total confiscation on the grounds that all of their “other solutions” have been ineffective. They literally need the masses to see no other alternative to accepting their solutions out of the false notion that everything has become completely hopeless. To illustrate this point further, consider the following quote–one I use quite often to make this point.
“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
That quote is found in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and is the best explanation available as to what we are witnessing in our country. The whole agenda revolves around creating a sense of helplessness and conditioning people to believe that something better (communism) waits right around the corner. When it comes to gun violence, the more they can present the idea that it is the average guy who just goes nuts and kills a bunch of people, the better, especially if they had passed the background check. More and more, you see this narrative developing. A shooter who had legally purchased his weapon because he passed the background check. They are not going to move the agenda by focusing on the real problems of too many unenforceable laws and the number of people killed in cities with strict gun control. They are not going to acknowledge their failures unless it helps push the narrative further to the left.
The good news is that people are not as stupid as the left believes they are. Liberals assume that most people can be brainwashed and manipulated (I suppose they feel that way because many of them have been). As is usually the case, the efforts to create a wave of anti-gun hysteria have once again back fired. June saw the highest numbers of gun sales, with a spike of 10.1% compared to last June. It isn’t uncommon for firearm sales to spike when a mass shooting occurs because everybody is smart enough to figure out that only a good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun. If that isn’t true, than why do unarmed people call the police?
To learn more about the Marxist agenda and communist indoctrination check out my book, Not on My Watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education.