Democrat: “The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence”

Posted: December 22, 2012 by ShortTimer in Culture, Democrats, Genocide, Government, Guns, Leftists, Liberty, Second Amendment, Tyranny

From CNS News:

( – Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.”

I will reiterate, as I have done many times in the last week, and many times over the last few years, that the purpose of civilian firearms ownership is to prevent tyranny by the state.  The citizen also possesses the tools for legitimate force (Nadler uses “violence”, which is somewhat chilling) in order to defend the smallest minority of one.  The citizen is armed in order to prevent corruption of the state and to preserve the state as an institution of liberty, not an instrument of oppression.

When only the state has guns, it’s easy for Democrats not to add in the state’s use of violence…

Nadler continued:  “Now, the fact of the matter is that Germany has 150 or so people killed a year with guns;

nazi execution

If you ignore that Germany is still standing at some 10,000,000 murders they’re accountable for – because they had the guns and used their monopoly on violence.

…Canada, 170; the United States 9,000 to 10,000 a year.  We have a murder rate with guns that are 15 to 20 times higher than any other industrialized country.  There’s only one explanation and that’s the availability, the easy availability of assault weapons and of high-capacity clips.”

There’s only one explanation that an anti-gun Democrat can come up with.  Of course, it ignores that the safest areas of the country are those with highest rates of gun ownership, and the safest nation in the world is one where almost every home has an actual full-auto assault rifle and a healthy supply of ammunition.

swiss girls with guns

And Germany, right next door, had genocide… while the Swiss, strangely, did not.  Hmmmmmmm…

  1. […] broader libertarian argument is that government monopoly on violence is not legitimate. The most insightful take on this question I have encountered is in Steven Pinker’s excellent […]

  2. ntinator says:

    Reblogged this on Ntinator's Blog and commented:
    I did notice when I was in Alaska everyone was armed to the teeth and super friendly. Recent experience at the Dayton mall shows us that an armed citizenry is a great deterrent to crime.

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