The Shields Model for Gun Confiscation - Granite Grok

The Shields Model for Gun Confiscation

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”   —Mao Tse Tung

Gun_GrabbersWho is Pete Shields?” Nelson T. “Pete” Shields, the Third, born in 1924, was the 1978 founder of  Handgun Control, Inc. Hailing from the Manhattan blue blood wealthy elite and educated at the exclusive Hotchkiss School, Shields graduated from Yale in 1949.  A former World War II Navy Pilot, Shields was also a former executive at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.  Shields’  son, Nelson IV, was killed by four militant blacks in San Francisco in 1975, during the racially motivated “Zebra killings.” Shields advocacy to outlaw all guns sought the incremental means over generations.

Banning all gun ownership is the ultimate goal of the leftist progressives in America. The counter comment I get from that assertion is, “Here we go again. Rick Olson and his paranoid tin-foil-lined hat writes again.

But the fact is, history shows us countless examples of Progressive Socialist movements that simply did not and would not work, save for the fact that overwhelming oppression and force made them work. A clear example of winners and losers.

Progressives now attacking the very heart of the Second Amendment under the pretext of “common sense gun legislation,” is actually an incremental means  to the end of total confiscation, rendering America as an unarmed populace. The phrase itself is the lie that sucks people in to a broad and subjective context, bringing with it a periphery of unconstitutional possibilities.

Since the Newtown/Sandy Hook School Massacre, the anti-gun left has worked overtime to move this nation to the gun confiscation platform and culture Just in the last five months alone.

Here are the examples. February 2013.Two Democratic lawmakers in the Missouri house introduced legislation requiring gun owners to turn in their rifles and magazines to law enforcement authorities within 90 days of the measure’s passage, As an alternative, the bill would allow owners to remove the firearms from the state, or render them inoperable. Failure to comply would be a felony offense.

At the same time, California lawmakers proposed measures advocating for the confiscating of more than 166,000 legally owned and registered semi-automatic rifles in the state.

Meanwhile, Legislators in Washington State proposed legislation banning possession of some semi-automatic rifles, requiring their surrender of those firearms to law enforcement.

And here is yet another example why so many pro-gun folks oppose a national registry. Also in Washington State, legislators did not simply stop at trampling all over the Second Amendment. Lawmakers kicked things up a notch and went after the  Fourth Amendment as a companion quest. a measure in the Legislation additionally subjected gun owners to mandatory searches of their homes and businesses by law enforcement, for no other reason than they owned guns.

The lawmakers who introduced the bill claimed they didn’t realize their own proposal allowed for the searches.  In the wake of the Democrat’s proven ability to not read a bill before voting on it, their claims may be true.

Much of today’s legislation throughout the U.S. is written by special interest groups on both sides of the issue. Legislators sympathetic to the cause “de jour” then summarily file the legislation. Clearly an anti-gun group found themselves a dupe to file the Washington state measures.

Colorado also engaged in some very visible destruction on the Second Amendment where basic shotgun ownership came under scrutiny by gun grabbers.  Pump action and semi-automatic shotgun magazines typically hold 3 to 5 shotgun shells, however, an after-market extended Magazine tube, enabling these shotguns to hold up to 8-10 shells came into the crosshairs of their recent efforts. This ability to modify the basic upland or water fowling hunting gun would have made it instantly a prohibited long gun.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, founded in 1974 advocating for the complete ban on private ownership of handguns, under the guidance of its founder and president, Michael K. Beard. 48 separate organizations have coalesced to achieve that end.

“Nobody is trying to take your guns away.” Clearly, this is a lie. the aforementioned examples evidence how anti-gun groups continue to try and strip away our Second Amendment rights.

Personally, I think the frontal assaults against gun ownership we are seeing today are clear evidence of intended goals.  The groups do understand however, that the things they propose will not likely pass. The larger quieter philosophy undertaken  are more incremental in nature and work toward banning gun ownership under the red herring of “common sense restrictions.”  Remember, Anti-gun people point to the UK, Australia and other European countries citing examples of how total gun registration has been in place for many years.  But one certainty is that confiscation nearly always follows. England had a registration law since the 1920’s and finally got around to grabbing the guns in the 1990’s.

Theirs is a slow march to take guns away from Americans, as exemplified by the thoughts of Nelson “Pete” Shields, 1978 founder of Handgun Control, Inc. opined once,  

“I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’ And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”

 In the “The New Yorker,” July 26, 1976, 57-58

“Common sense legislation,” is a widely popular term now used to attack gun ownership, along with the direct direct assaults we are presently seeing from the anti-gun progressives.

The claim that,  “no one wants to take your guns away” is a bald-faced lie. That is exactly what they want to do and will continue to do so based on the “Shields model for Gun Confiscation.”