A Connecticut Democrat representing the district where Newtown is located recently offered some advice to gun control advocates in her home state that essentially translates to “be dishonest about what you’re doing.”
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, who has a history of supporting gun control measures, advises anti-gunners to disguise their intentions by calling gun control by another name: “gun safety.” Second Amendment activists long ago figured this one out, but now Esty, with a solid gun control track record, has essentially made it official.
According to the Connecticut Post, while speaking to an audience at a recent Pride Fund event Esty said they should never use the term “gun control” but always use the term “gun safety.” Talking about gun control immediately alienates approximately 15 percent of male voters.
PJ Media reported that Esty offered the advice to people who were advocating for tougher gun laws. They simply want to create the impression they’re talking about something else, but when it comes to genuine gun safety, there is only one side that teaches that, and it’s not the gun control crowd.
Esty also said that support for background checks is hovering around 90 percent.
“That’s consistent, 90 percent,” she reportedly stated, “but elections matter and, in particular, the GOP leadership in Congress is beholden to the gun lobby and I think it’s important to make a distinction between the NRA, certainly the NRA membership, because remember, the NRA membership, 70 to 80 percent of the NRA membership supports background checks on every gun sale so it’s one where leadership is way out of touch with membership.”
She might not be able to say that if she had ever been to an NRA convention. In Atlanta earlier this year, everybody from Wayne LaPierre on down seemed to be on the same page about most issues, and certainly about gun rights versus gun control.
But the challenge is to sell gun control, and now everyone knows how the anti-gunners do it, thanks to a Capitol Hill gun control proponent.
Take a hard look at the major gun control groups that have evolved into gun prohibition organizations that support outright bans on entire classes of firearms.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence originally was known as Handgun Control, Inc.
Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Astroturf” lobbying organization is Everytown for Gun Safety.
The Seattle-based Alliance for Gun Responsibility is a gun control organization, financed largely by wealthy elitists living in and around Seattle.
The Coalition to Ban Handguns is now known as the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, but that hasn’t changed the group’s mission.
The “new and improved” is still the same old product with a different package and label. The ultimate goal of these organizations remains strict gun control, which may be just short of prohibition while they lobby Congress to adopt laws that essentially turn the right to keep and bear arms into a heavily-regulated government-granted privilege.