Democide

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Democide – “the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.”

Many people think that every tragic death caused by a criminal with a gun or accidental firearms related death means that access to guns by law abiding citizens should be more tightly controlled and restricted. Often these people view those who argue against restricting firearms ownership in any way as monstrous and uncaring.

The main reason we view the basic human right of private arms ownership as essential to human thriving and freedom is that we don’t view the debate through the lens of each tragedy, but through the lens of history.

The proposed gun sales ban – worse than you suspected

Democrats’ Gun Sales Ban Isn’t Tied to the ‘No Fly’ List — It’s Even Worse http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/12/foghorn/democrats-proposed-gun-sales-ban-isnt-actually-tied-to-the-no-fly-list/

In short, it’s the holy grail of gun control: an arbitrary, secret government list where they can designate anyone at any time for gun rights removal.

Character

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Though their characters are in general much less correct, and their merit much inferior to that of the man of real and modest virtue; yet their excessive presumption, founded upon their own excessive self-admiration, dazzles the multitude, and often imposes even upon those who are much superior to the multitude.
Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments