Re: Gun Control & Totalitarian Atrocity

Paul Hughes (
Sat, 06 Feb 1999 14:27:15 -0800

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

Witness the outpouring of lawsuits being filed by Democratic Party controlled city and county governments against the gun manufacturers for the 'costs' imposed by the use of guns in their cities where guns are already illegal (and have the highest crime rates). It looks like the final push is on, folks.

They ignore the fact that this will make it impossible for the poor and working class folks to afford to protect themselves, while the rich can easily afford firearms even at such inflated prices. Thus the Democrats are favoring the rich and penalizing the poor, an interesting turnaround. The dems want this especially because they need a new lever to keep the poor imprisoned in the grips of the Democratic Party political machine, which still controls most big cities, now that welfare reform is allowing the poor and minorities to escape the bounds of the ghetto.

Paul's Response:

At the risk of oversimplifying things, I'd like to add to your sentiments by saying that ultimately all laws, advertently or inadvertently, end up hurting the poor and helping the rich. Which ironically is a growing sentiment of hip laws students at Ivy league schools! A nagging feeling that has continued to grow for me, is that the entire legal system (at least in the US) is increasingly becoming a complete joke perpetrated on the rest of us as a smokescreen to benefit the corporate interests of the rich at the expense of everyone else. The gun control issue is the latest to magnify this effect. I'm therefore not surprised that the Democratic party is behind this. Although they have operated on the pretense that they are the common person's party, their actions have spoken otherwise:

A Republican run CIA overthrows third world dictators and institutes their own pupppet-dictators and righ-wing governments.

A Democratic run CIA floods the country in question with
'free' grain and foodstuffs, thereby putting all of the
local farmers out of business.

The end result is the same - the US federal government controls the country.