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You can see this in the way the wealthy people who bankroll gun control groups
live. Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are protected people with
insulated lives and armed guards when they need them. They clearly know guns can
be used for good or for bad. They just don't think the people can be trusted. Hence
the old mantra: Gun control is less about guns than it is about control.
Still, deep down, even Bloomberg must know his stance on guns is pure
elitism-a class-based European idea of nobility and serfdom that America
shrugged off with flintlocks. If he doesn't know this,
he is a fool. Those who earn vast fortunes, however,
are rarely fools.
Understanding that much about America is simple
and clear until politics come into play. In politics
there are those who understand history and trust the people-those who know that
the Second Amendment, like the rest of the u.s. Bill of Rights, is a restriction on
government, not on the people. Then there are those who don't trust the people with
their guns or incomes. (I say "incomes" because the increased taxes that Warren
Buffet, for example, says he wants wouldn't affect already accumulated wealth, but
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