I am a hunter & a gun owner who pretty much stopped hanging out with all her hunting buddies because they think they know everything about the Second Amendment & gun laws & history in general. & they never shut up. The Propaganda Professor is that rare man who says what he has to say without repeating himself & knows what he’s talking about.
As noted in the previous installment, the gun culture intensely promotes the false and dangerous belief that the Second Amendment was designed to ensure that citizens can wage war against a government that they consider tyrannical. Now we look at a corollary of this.
Dangerous Belief # 2: “Gun Control” is a hallmark of tyranny
There are two aspects of this belief. On the one hand there is the notion that any society that institutes “gun control” is, or is in danger of becoming, a dictatorship. Which is patently and titanically false. Nearly every country exercises “gun control” in some form or other, yet very few of them have ever become dictatorships. On the contrary, many of the nations with the strictest of gun laws (e.b., Germany, France, Finland, the U.K. and Japan, to name just a few) are among the most liberated and democratic of societies — and incidentally…
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