Thank Goodness, We Now Have “Jason Bourne’s” Ideas On Gun Control

by William Teach | July 6, 2016 8:28 am

Alternate headline: guy who uses guns quite a bit in his movies calls for gun confiscation”

(The Blaze[1]) Action movie actor Matt Damon spent his Fourth of July weekend in Australia, where he spoke to local media about the latest “Jason Bourne” film, as well as his views on gun control.

The “Bourne” franchise star expressed his desire that the United States would conduct a massive confiscation of firearms akin to the 1996 gun grab carried out by the Australian government.

“You guys did it here in one fell swoop, and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” Damon said during a promotional engagement in Sydney.

Well, obviously, talking sensibly requires confiscation of all privately owned guns. This is very much the Hollywood liberal view, and the view of liberals generally. If they really cared, they’d stop using guns in movies. As Stephen Kruiser notes[2]

As we proceed in this election year, expect the American leftists to become less coy about their intentions, especially now that their Queen is getting a pass from the FBI on her email “confusion.”

Their “wink-wink, nudge-nudge” approach to gun laws thus far has featured repeated proclamations that they really are coming for our guns. They just want “sensible” gun reform, right?

They’re starting to get bolder. Consider this letter to The Tribune[3] (a California paper)

In order to bring under control this insupportable rash of gun violence here in the U.S., the federal government should inaugurate the following three measures:

▪ First, make it unlawful to own or operate a military, multishot-style weapon.

▪ Next, stop the manufacturing of these weapons except for the military — use rifles for target practice or hunting. Some handguns would be acceptable in accordance with current gun safety measures.

▪ Finally, improve the system that tracks students from the time they enter school until they graduate at the end of 12 or 14 years. This will help keep track of students’ emotional status, as well as their educational progress.

I’m not quite sure what the meaning of that last one is in regards to guns, but, hey, OK, more governmental tracking of our lives. Notice the switch, which is stating that virtually all guns should be banned, including handguns, if they can fire more than 1 shot. Does the writer think that all weapons are automatic? Those are already illegal. Or, is he thinking that guns should only be allowed to fire one shot before reloading? Regardless, this is a typical leftist call for gun confiscation and banning.

How well is all this banning and rules and regs working?[4]

Chicago, Illnois (dubbed Chiraq by Spike Lee) has some of the strictest gun control laws in America. They have an updated “assault weapons” ban[5], and they even tried passing a complete ban on handguns[6]. They’ve done everything they can to attack the Second Amendment rights of city residents. (I call it Mogadishu on Lake Michigan)

And yet 64 people were shot over the Independence Day weekend[7], including three children. Four people shot, were killed. Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson says “progress” is being made, yet 64 is the exact same number of people shot over Memorial Day weekend[8], with six killed.

And what happens when Leftists call for gun control?

(The Libertarian Republic[9]) FBI background checks (a prerequisite for most gun purchases in the US) surged in June to an all-time high for the early summer. The Bureau reports[10] that over 2.1 million checks were performed on people seeking to purchase guns last month; up from 1.5 million from the same time in 2015. This month’s record is the latest in a long line of monthly record breaking sales stretching back 14 months to May of 2015. At it’s current pace, 2016 will achieve the highest estimated number of guns sold in America, annually, since the tracking system was first put into place in 1998.

These record breaking sales come in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack and the subsequent efforts by Democrats in Congress to push for additional gun control legislation. This is not a new phenomenon. In early 2016,The New York Times[11] asked the question, “What happens after calls for new gun restrictions?” and found the answer to be: “Sales go up.” The following chart demonstrates how such events have caused large spikes in the volume of background checks and gun sales in the immediate aftermath.

Democrats make great gun sales people.

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Endnotes:
  1. The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/05/jason-bourne-star-matt-damon-dreams-of-gun-confiscation-in-america-i-wish-that-could-happen-in-my-country/
  2. Stephen Kruiser notes: https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/07/05/matt-damon-calls-for-confiscation-of-guns-in-u-s/
  3. The Tribune: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article87898877.html
  4. working?: http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2016/07/05/witness-complete-failure-strict-gun-control/
  5. They have an updated “assault weapons” ban: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/chicago-assault-weapons-b_n_3611029.html
  6. complete ban on handguns: https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-still-not-up-to-speed-with-new-gun-law/680792dc-f629-4fd2-96ab-a4f6f28831d8#
  7. 64 people were shot over the Independence Day weekend: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-july-holiday-weekend-20160705-story.html
  8. over Memorial Day weekend: http://www.newser.com/story/226176/why-chicago-saw-64-shot-6-dead-in-one-weekend.html
  9. The Libertarian Republic: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/gun-control-sales-record-june/
  10. reports: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/reports/nics_firearm_checks_-_month_year.pdf
  11. The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/10/us/gun-sales-terrorism-obama-restrictions.html?_r=0
  12. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  13. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach

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