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Australia Proves It: The Point of Gun Control is Control

In the wonderful film The Darkest Hour, which is about Churchill’s first days as Prime Minister, a time when he alone stood against the Nazi menace, Churchill at one point exclaims:

When will the lesson be learned?! When will the lesson be learned?! How many dictators must be wooed, appeased, good God given immense privileges, before we learn?! You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!

It’s a powerful scene, watch it here:

That powerful point, one well made by the greatest orator of his time and one of the West’s greatest defenders, was meant to apply to the appeasement of dictators in matters of geopolitics, but I think it could just as well apply to gun control. The edited rendition might go something like this:

When will the lesson be learned?! When will the lesson be learned?! How many Karens and petty tyrants must be wooed, appeased, good God given immense privileges to restrict our liberty, before we learn?! Gun control is not about your safety, it’s about control!

The answer, of course, is that we should have recognized that answer long ago, back when the first gun control laws of note were passed during Prohibition. The Prohibition Era gun control laws were passed under the guise of keeping Americans safe from gun violence.

As if that was believable- gangsters were using their firepower to kill other gangsters and cops, not the average civilian. No one needs a Tommy Gun to prey on the innocent, a simple handgun is more than enough for that, as Chicago’s crime stats show.

So, what were those tyrannical laws really about? Keeping people under control. The government was tired of dealing with the chaos caused by liberty and cracked down on the 2nd Amendment, effectively banning a slew of weapons valuable for fighting tyrants. Sure, the gangsters were forced to gradually shift away from the Tommy Gun and back toward handguns. But, far more importantly, the average American was at an armament disadvantage when compared to his government. That opened the door for tyranny.

Since then, we in the states have won some battles and lost some battles on the gun control front. In Europe and Australia, however, gun control laws have only grown more severe and more common. The result? A bit less crime and a lot more tyranny.

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Nowhere is that more obvious than Australia, where the government disarmed the citizenry as a response to a mass shooting a few decades ago. Now, it’s free to do anything it wants to its subjects. In the Covid era, that means massive lockdowns, the destruction of civil liberties, and vicious attacks on civilians.

Those subjects, disarmed by a government they assumed to be benign, are now left with no way to demand their rights back. They can only politely ask, and are often beaten savagely by the police and/or thrown in jail for their efforts.

Does anyone believe that would be happening if there were a rifle on the shoulder of every protester, as there often is in America? I seriously doubt it: an armed society is a polite society and tyrants tend to back down when the peasants grab their pitchforks. Hence why they try to ban pitchforks ahead of time.

Australia shows what gun control is all about. It’s not about keeping you safe. Were that the case, the government would give everyone a modern battle rifle and sidearm and teach them how to use both to defeat the criminal elements. Switzerland has next to no crime after all. But that’s what it’s not about, obviously. It’s about controlling you. They want to take your guns not to keep you safe, but to keep themselves safe and keep you from revolting.

Nowhere makes that more clear than Australia. Watch the tyranny there closely. It’s our future if we give in to the petty tyrants and Karens and accept their gun control regime.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of Follow me on Parler and Gettr.

11 thoughts on “Australia Proves It: The Point of Gun Control is Control”

  1. Dear Gen Z Conservative,
    You understand exactly what gun control is. I hope you are able to educate and convince others in your generation that their lives, liberty and property depend on preventing the government from becoming a tyranny. It’s tragic that so many in my generation (Baby Boomers) fell asleep at the switch and forgot their duty to educate future generations about the lessons of history. Instead, we turned our schools and other institutions over to Marxists, who have told us again and again that they mean to destroy us, and completely ignored the dangers they represent because we actually “trusted” them. Don’t let your generation follow this path.

    1. Man, you hit the nail on the head here. We ceded control of almost every administrative and educational position in the country to leftists. A revolution without a shot fired. Getting back to some semblance of true conservatism and freedom will now be an uphill battle.

      Churchill said this: “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

        1. Speaking if quotes. Here is a good one from a well known quack…

          …A dictatorship means muzzles all round and consequently stultification. Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.“

          Albert Einstein

  2. “The answer, of course, is that we should have recognized that answer long ago, back when the first gun control laws of note were passed during Prohibition.”
    Back when the first gun control laws of note were passed during Prohibition?
    Gee, we must have read different history books. I thought the first gun control laws were imposed by King George on the colonials when they confiscated arms and powder? Back around the time of the Boston Tea Party?

    That’s one of the things that touched off the Revolutionary War, folks. (King George was the Revolutionary, btw…) Was GUN CONTROL.

    Prohibition. Pfft. Didn’t start happening in the 1920’s, you simpleton. It started happening in the 1760’s.

    1. But those attempts didn’t succeed or go into effect because the colonists revolted…so no lesson was learned. It took them actually going into effect to teach a lesson. I agree that we should have gotten it from the start, but laws that don’t go into effect because a new government is formed are hardly instructive in terms of what they lead to

  3. Our founding fathers didn’t just come from a hunting trip or a sports shooting competition when they included the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of RIGHTS.

    It was provided so that We The People could put down any future tyrant or rogue regime like the one we have now, who thinks the power belongs to the government.

    1. A nonsense article based on a nonsense premise/meme that the author could have checked in a couple of minutes.

      Australians have not been disarmed in fact their are more firearms now than prior to the horrible incident that triggered tighter gun controls in the 90s.

      Meanwhile , with all the guns in the world, the US is being invaded across it southern border and its cities blighted with crime and violence. Talk about glass houses.

  4. There’s a common misconception of Australian gun control, that they turned in all their guns during the buyback.

    Australians own more guns today than they did in the mid-90’s before the massacre.

    What Australians lack is not weapons. It’s the will to stand against their own government in a struggle for human rights. And so, they will continue to be abused until they find the will.

    1. From my understanding, all of the more useful ones were turned in. Yes, they technically could revolt with bolt-action rifles, but that would just lead to a massacre. The disparity of power is important

      1. I disagree. All it takes is ONE ambush, and now your unit has a few dozen fully automatic rifles you scored off the corpses of the enemy.

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