Even though it is still early and the facts are not yet clear, there are a few lessons we can learn from the recent Norway tragedy:
1) “Gun control” is tantamount to murder. By not allowing citizens to defend themselves effectively, government essentially turns them into sitting ducks. As American and Proud says:
As the death toll continues to rise in Norway’s apparently related bombing and shooting attacks, a few truths are once again revealed for any who would see:
- Unarmed victims are defenseless and easy prey for any evil lunatic bent on slaughtering them at will. The adults at the youth camp were utterly unprepared to protect themselves, let alone their charges.
- People instinctively don’t question an armed man if he appears to be a police officer. Many of the same people react with horror at the sight of an armed citizen.
- The best defense against an active shooter is others with guns—it was not the unarmed who took the suspect into custody.
- Once more, “gun control” has proven useless. Many reports, if accurate, say the gunman used “automatic weapons,” which, except for some tightly regulated collector exemptions, are banned from civilian ownership in Norway.
- Once more, the race is on to tar an entire demographic for the actions of a deranged and monstrous individual, and to conflate “conservatives” with violent extremists.
And once more, expect to hear renewed calls for more citizen disarmament, that is, an expansion of the potential victim pool for those who count on such measures to make their diabolical tasks all the more easily executed.
The fact is if you disarm the public, you must protect that public or slaughter the public. This is what happens time and time again and the same people come out screaming about the gun he used, rather than the laws that prevented OTHER guns to be a deterrent.
2) Governments should not engage in genocidal programs against their citizens; somebody might say, “those government types are destroying my nation! I refuse to sit by and do nothing. I know! I’ll kill a bunch of them.” According to Wikipedia, 11.4% of Norway is now of immigrant background. This represents a steady replacement of the native population. Obviously, some people are upset about this. There will be lunatics in every population. There is no need to give them an excuse to murderously lash out.
3) The perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, has probably set back conservative interests in Norway many years. Just as Timothy McVeigh gravely damaged the ant-government conservative movement in the U.S., so too has Breivik in Norway. My guess is that Breivik was smart enough to realize that any attack directly on immigrants would hurt his cause, that an attack on white race-traitors would be more “productive”. It is hard (for me) to see how any such attack can be “productive” – though it is possible that some of those young victims would have grown up to do immense damage to their nation. Nobody can know.
4) The victims were very young. How many of us might have attended such a camp in our teenage years? Did it ever even occur to the murderer that one of his young victims would have grown up to be a Norwegian Jared Taylor? Now, instead of worrying about the steady destruction of their nation, through immigration, Norwegians will worry about neo-Nazis with guns. Thanks to Breivik, the face of evil will now be blond-haired and blue-eyed. This can only contribute to white self-hatred.
5) If I lived in Norway, I would be inclined to distribute leaflets to inform people of the dangers of non-white immigration. Unfortunately, such leaflets are illegal in Norway; they would be considered “hate-speech”. By stifling freedom of speech, Norway allows frustration and anger to build up – to the point where it explodes in tragic ways. The Norwegian government cannot say, “there are better ways to express your displeasure; we can discuss this”. No, there are no better ways – because they will not allow discussion. The only options they allow are a) silence or b) violent outbursts – which nobody can do anything about, until it’s too late, due to gun-control laws.
Minds can be changed. Lost lives can never be brought back. Norway, if you do not want the latter, then you must allow the former.