There is an obsession now by the Left to compare the pandemic and gun control. I’ll take that comparison. I’ll tell you why.
The pandemic started with various responses. After the travel lock-down came the lock-downs of every state. Also there was the mask issue that first was pooh-poohed as a nonstarter. It was changed to virtually a public mandate.
The reason for the responses, and they said so at the time, was to flatten the curve. They wanted to slow the spread to lift strain off hospitals. By no means did they think that was a concrete cure. In fact, they said until a vaccine was discovered or herd immunity kicked in that it would continue to spread. And we heard about the level of contagiousness.
Like everything always does, this changed. Goalposts were moved. They began declaring masks were indeed the solution and if we only wore them we could almost stomp out the spread. But no, initially masks were only to slow the spread.
See they began thinking that they could actually control the virus. That was the fatal flaw. They could not and would not control it, no more than they can control the climate. But they insisted and fooled people into thinking that. Then the lock-downs continued and dragged on, and on. They even blamed us when results were not forthcoming.
See what happens they get the idea they can control everything? Or they sell that idea for obvious public consumption? They get the public to buy into a theory and out pops all these rules and dictates to complete it.
When it doesn’t happen, don’t worry because they’ve already convinced enough people to think it will happen and they sit idly by waiting. Then they blame all kinds of things when it does not come to fruition, everything but the faulty premise in the first place.
They got people committed to results they cannot deliver. It’s too late to turn back. They claim sooner or later you will see results. And they remind you of what it could be like if they weren’t doing what they are doing. On and on, they string you along.
Between all that process, they gave way an important ingredient in their scheme, the ability to declare emergencies to enact their mandates.
So the gun debate has the same similar factors shaping it. They need to sell you on a solution to a problem. Pay no attention to the fact that their solution cannot deliver the ultimate solution they want.
There again, they claim they have to do something. Read entitled to inflict their solution on the people, come hell or high water. They must sell you on controlling the problem.
But their solution will not fix the problem. Of course, the sales pitch is to sharply reduce shootings, if not almost eliminate them. Again, in this scenario, what happens is law abiding people, willing to follow their rules, comply with a mandate that by design cannot deliver the results they want.
So then, when their desired results don’t materialize, the answer is we just did not do enough of it. We must do more only harder to bend the curve, or curb violence and shootings. But law abiding people are cooperating.
The ones they need to cooperate are the criminals themselves or nothing changes. How to do that? Not by making another law but by enforcing the law we have. But they do not want to do that, because that does not make the case for their need for gun control. They want the problem to drive the need. Eliminate the problem and the need for a solution disappears. Can’t have that.
Right now they are at the stage of gun control as the cure or fix. Then they will move to “you didn’t take enough of the cure.” Once they get you in the sacrifice mode, you want to start seeing any results for all your efforts. But it can never deliver the results they desire. Never mind that.
Here’s where it all comes into play. From Rasmussen polls:
“Friday, March 26, 2021
In the wake of two mass shootings, President Joe Biden called for Congress to pass new gun-control laws, but nearly two-thirds of voters don’t believe such tragedies are preventable.
A new Rasmussen Reports … survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters say it is not possible to completely prevent mass shootings like the ones in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado. Only 23% believe mass shootings can be completely prevented, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
So only 13% believe shootings can be completely eliminated. I need to find those people to sell them some snake oil. Probably the same people who buy all the other ideas Democrats feed them. Weird science anyone?
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