This is a new low. In Washington State, leftist lawmakers are considering a law that would require periodic inspections of the homes of those owning so-called “assault weapons”.
So much for the Fourth Amendment, at least in the Evergreen State.
Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around?
As Orwellian as that sounds, it isn’t hypothetical. The notion of police home inspections was introduced in a bill last week in Olympia.
We’re seeing a subtle shift on the part of the anti-gun loons in these not-so-United States. In years past, the guns themselves – in a bizarre form of animism unique to those on the Left – were the agents of evil. Now, however, those owning guns are painted as extreme, crazy, wicked. As such, gun owners don’t deserve the same rights as other citizens. They must be punished and suppressed by any means necessary.
How many times in recent months have we heard some liberal media propagandist chanting things like, “Why would anyone need a thirty-round magazine?” To the forces of the Left, this is a rhetorical question, designed to imply that the only reason anyone would want a thirty-round magazine is to use it to massacre innocent schoolkids or moviegoers. Therefore, anyone with a thirty-round magazine is a maniac, a butcher, a mass-killer waiting their chance. And it should go without saying such people should be closely monitored, controlled and, ultimately, eliminated from polite society.
The fountainhead of this sort of in-group, out-group thinking is none other than Barack Hussein Obama. A major characteristic of Chicago Politics is to paint political or ideological opponents not just as wrong or mistaken, but as malevolent monsters worthy of confinement or destruction. Obama has raised the art of demonization of opponents to Hitlerian levels.
Danny Westneat, the liberal author of the above-linked article, is somewhat horrified at the idea of warrantless searches, as are other liberal Washingtonians he mentions. That the proposed law is so Draconian as to engender horror even in liberals does not bode well for passage. But the intent, the mindset of those who would introduce such a repressive, Orwellian law remains even if the bill is defeated.
The cult of liberalism has been around for a long time now, biding its time, waiting for the right opportunity. The reelection of Obama, coupled with a high-profile mass shooting by a madman who should have been in a padded cell (if not for liberal laws and policies) have emboldened the Left to go for broke. Either they’ll go down to electoral defeat eventually, or the social and political fractures we’ve seen developing in America will break wide open.
In any event, we’re going to be dealing with those who would dehumanize us gun owners, and strip us of our rights, for some years to come.