Inside The Minds Of The Gun Haters


This document came to me by way of the Canadian Firearms Digest mailing list.  It illustrates just what does (and what doesn’t) motivate the gun haters…

“Massacring the Norm of an Armed Citizenry”

by Paul Gallant, Alan Chwick, and Joanne D. Eisen

Gun-prohibitionists know that the shock value of firearm-related mass murders can be used to their advantage. According to anti-gun Australian public health professor, Simon Chapman, sensational mass murders committed with firearms, like the recent Arizona shootings, can be “critically important to possible advances in gun control policies….” Chapman continued: “There is a great deal of advocacy that must take place before, immediately after and then well into the critical post-massacre period to ensure that community and political grief, outrage and anger translate into policy and law reform.”

In his 1998 book, Over Our Dead Bodies, Chapman laid out his ghoulish recipe for advancing civilian disarmament. And he was brazen enough to admit that we American gun-owners might view these exploitive attempts to capitalize on such events as a “vulture-like attitude to human tragedy, with advocates waiting patiently for…gun massacres so they might climb aboard community outrage and opportunistically capitalise on the misfortune of others.”

Add to this little tid-bit this quote from Josh Sugarmann’s book “Assault Weapons and Accessories in America, 1988”; Josh was the head honcho of the Violence Policy Center and is still a big shot in gun hater circles:

“Assault weapons — just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms — are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons — anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun — can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.”

A “study” titled Exploring the Links: Firearms, Family Violence and Animal Abuse in Rural Communities, funded by the Canadian Firearms Center (and reported on in my “RCMP Evaluation” postings) has this to say: the Links Firearms, Family Violence and Animal Abu.pdf


The research findings help us to understand better the ways in which firearms may and do serve as instruments of control, intimidation and abuse in family violence situations. They show that the normalization of firearms in rural homes in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island has lead to the minimization of firearms misuse generally, including desensitization to firearms abuse in instances where women, children and pets/farm animals are the victims.


This is what the Auditor General had to say in her 2002 Annual Report about the attitudes of some of the participants that designed the Firearms Registry from the start:

“…excessive regulation had occurred because some of its Program partners believed that the use of firearms is in itself a “questionable activity” that required strong controls.”. This seems to be the belief that even the mere desire to own firearms is somehow aberrant behaviour that must be eradicated.

These are just a few examples of what makes gun haters tick, and the deceitful tactics they will use to force their anti-gun agenda on everyone else.  They aren’t interested in rational debate; they have no intention of stopping until all guns are eradicated from private citizens.

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