Gun control modest proposal: just disarm all the blacks
December 22, 2012, 11:29 pm
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Steve Sailer says lefties favor gun control because they’re afraid of blacks. Michael Moore says righties oppose gun control and want guns because they’re afraid of blacks.

Do I detect the makings of a consensus here? It seems that if there’s one thing both left and right can join hands and agree upon, it’s that…black people are scary!

To my mind this suggests a Modest Proposal, a ‘grand bargain’, to resolve the problem of gun control once and for all. Simply, it’s this: 

We modify the Second Amendment to remove the individual right to keep and bear arms, and empower the government to ban guns and disarm citizens by force – but only for black people.

If Sailer is right, the left should be all for this – and once it’s in place – their fears assuaged – will stop agitating for further gun control. Meanwhile if Moore is right, most righty gun nuts should be ok with it too, and – their fears assuaged – will voluntarily disarm over time. Thus this is a Pareto improvement that would actually be stable and have virtuous feedback effects.

As a gun-control opponent, I really can’t imagine what possible objection a gun-control advocate could have.

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I’m curious as to how many asinine comments you are going to get on this post… hopefully I’ll remember to check back in a few days

Comment by Kid Dynamite

Sounds good to me. Let us give it a try. Besides, the hypocrite trash leftist are the most racist people in America anyway.

Comment by sth_txs

Read your Moldbug – Moore saying that whites want guns because they are scared of blacks isn’t a lament, it’s a boast.

“We’ve unleashed predators on you and you’re afraid of them” is what he’s saying.

Comment by Steve Johnson

I would love to see a system with two classes of citizens: (1) people who are positive taxpayers, or at least are not on public assistance, and have no felony convictions, and (2) those on public assistance/not taxpayers, and/or with felony convictions.

Guns, drugs, and voting would be legal for group #1. They would be illegal for group #2.

This plan seems simple, obvious, unambiguous, pragmatic, and moral to me. Such a plan would however, of course, never ever be enacted in modern America, because (1) equality is the religion of educated Americans, and a fanatical one for some, and (2) underclass votes are usually indispensable for any Democrats to get elected and for the permanent government bureaucracy to have a veneer of legitimacy. Also, as Steve Johnson says, the elites consider it a feature not a bug that the menace of the armed and dangerous underclass keeps the productive middle-class off kilter and preoccupied.

Comment by Ian

A Facebook friend of mine pointed me to an NYT article written by a historian who tells us that the Founding Fathers actually DID restrict gun ownership for blacks.

Doomed to repeat it and all of that…

Comment by RPLong

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