Joseph Stalin’s firearms confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state.
Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns.
So it should come as no surprise that that Communist Party USA would support Barack Obama and his plans to ban assault weapons and place more restrictions on gun owners.
The Communist People’s World reported, via the New American:
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, polls show the great majority of Americans are now insisting that the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right – one that far supercedes any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment.
In fact, the right-wing extremists opposing all efforts to curb gun violence are the same forces that rallied behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, hoping to undermine every other democratic right as well as the living standards of workers and ordinary Americans. It is for that reason, as well as the need to protect public safety, that the same coalition of labor and its allies that worked so hard and effectively to re-elect President Barack Obama must now go all-out to back his common sense proposals for gun law reform.
As Obama has charged, the extremists recklessly “gin up fear” that the government is coming to take away hunting rifles and personal weapons owned for legitimate self-defense. Led by the hate-mongering leadership of the National Rifle Association, they use a totally fraudulent and only very recent interpretation of the Second Amendment which they falsely claim as necessary for protecting every other freedom contained in the Bill of Rights…
…Having lost the 2012 election, these forces are now howling for utilizing “Second Amendment remedies” to get their way. They are goaded on, not only by the NRA, but by right-wing talk show hosts and Fox News, where commentators have responded to the president’s call to restore Clinton-era restrictions on assault weapons with calls for impeachment and warnings about “civil war” (Arthur Herman), declaring the country to be in a “pre-revolutionary condition” (Pat Caddell) and that states would be justified to secede if the “radicalized, abusive federal government” continues on its current path (Sean Hannity).
At his Jan. 16 press conference President Obama warned that winning the needed reforms will be difficult. “If Americans of every background stand up and say ‘enough!’” he said, ” only then change will come.”
It is not only, as Vice President Joe Biden said, “a moral obligation.” We must rally behind President Obama to protect our safety and security and our basic democratic rights.