Enter the Perception Control clowns with their latest Newspeak attack. Hey, let's call our gun confiscation efforts "gun safety" initiatives instead of "gun control" attempts. Then we can convince the American People that we're interested in – you know—in gun safety, and that we're not really interested in gun confiscation.
The dismal cluelessness of these perpetrators of Perception Control lies will never cease to amaze me. They seem to live in a never-never land somewhere between 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World. They think they can control our thinking by substituting the second generation Perception Control phrase "gun safety" for the first generation Perception Control phrase "gun control."
At the risk of waking these clowns up, I'd like to inform them that real people – real Americans who own and use guns – already know how to use them safely.
My Daddy taught me all I need to know about gun safety 70 years ago, and I taught my sons how to handle firearms without shooting your foot – or anything else you don't want to shoot – over 40 years ago. Every man who carries a gun in America knows how it works, how to use it, and how not to use it unsafely.
We don't need help in gun safety from Washington any more than we need help in feeding our kids from Michelle Obama. And if you don't think we understand full well that both of those incursions into our sovereignty are really about control, your more out of touch with America than I thought.
Besides, these "gun safety" advocates know nothing about gun safety. More than half of them have never held a gun in their hands in their lives. They're not really sure from which end the bullets come out. And they are purporting to teach 80 year old folks like me who've been handling firearms accident-free since we were ten years old about gun safety?
This is so obviously a masquerade it's not even ludicrous. how many times will the Perception Control panderers parade the same old Fabian Society wolf in a sheepskin in front of us before they realize they're wasting their time and our money?
Let's fight back against this newest Newspeak violation of our language by calling a spade a spade. In our writing and in our speech from now on, instead of "gun control, let's call it what it is – "gun confiscation."