Joe just explained the importance of language in COMMON UNDERSTANDINGS.
Here is an example of the use of language as “a weapon” to confuse individuals and control the narrative for gun control, not crime control.
San Francisco Chronicle writer, Chip Johnson, writes on Oakland California’s Criminal Turf War and murder spree and describes these criminals and murderers as “Warring Groups”.
Warring groups blamed
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan blamed the lion’s share of the violence on two warring groups whose battles have resulted in most of the shootings, robberies and homicides in the past eight months. If so, one of the groups must be the Kmer Rouge, because it would take a detailed plan to carry out that many murders, shootings and robberies.
City officials are deluding themselves and offering little more than lip service and good thoughts with false claims that they rule the roost on the city’s most dangerous streets.
They don’t. The bad guys do.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
California has a firearms ban. A semiautomatic ban. If you are one of the “law abiding citizens” who registered their semi-automatic firearms 20 years ago, in 1992, if you DIE, Law enforcement officers come to your families’ home and confiscate any property you registered as a “law abiding” citizen.
Gun laws in CaliforniaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gun laws of California are some of the strictest in the United States. A Handgun Safety Certificate, obtained by passing a written test, is required for handgun purchases, although there are exemptions to this requirement.Handguns sold by dealers must be “California legal” by being listed on the state’s roster of handguns certified for sale. Private sales of firearms must be done through a licensed dealer. All firearm sales are recorded by the state, and have a ten-day waiting period. Unlike most other states, California has no provision in its state constitution that explicitly guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. The California Supreme Court has maintained that most of California’s restrictive gun laws are constitutional based on the fact that the state’s constitution does not explicitly guarantee private citizens the right to purchase, possess, or carry firearms. However recent US Supreme Court decisions of Heller (2008) and McDonald (2010) established that the 2nd Amendment applied to all states within the Union, and many of California’s gun laws are now being challenged in the federal courts.
Semi-automatic firearms that the state has classified as assault weapons, .50 BMG caliber rifles, and magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition may not be sold in California. Possession of automatic firearms, and of short-barreled shotguns and rifles, is generally prohibited.
California is a “may issue” state for permits to carry concealed guns. The willingness of issuing authorities in California ranges from No-Issue in most urban areas to Shall-Issue in rural counties. However, concealed carry permits are valid statewide, regardless of where they were issued. California does not recognize concealed carry permits issued by other states, and non-residents are generally forbidden from obtaining a California concealed carry permit.
California has state preemption for many, but not all, firearms laws. Actual enforcement of California’s firearms laws also varies widely across the state. Urban areas, such as the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas strictly enforce firearms laws, and some communities within these areas have passed local ordinances that make legally owning a firearm difficult. Meanwhile, some rural jurisdictions are narrowly enforcing the same firearms laws by targeting only those who demonstrate malicious intent, or not enforcing portions of the state’s firearms laws at all.
WHY use bland terms which describe murderers and criminals as “groups” ?
Why pass disarmament laws which only make law abiding citizens victims? The “warring groups” still have the weapons and means to murder each other after passage of some of the most strict gun laws in the U.S.
Oakland’s experience and history, prove, disarmament laws merely make the streets safe for criminals, murderers, and crime cartels.
First, we must “educate” the masses that mere “groups”, which equals everyone, are responsible for murdering their neighbors and therefore must be disarmed.
That way, the streets are safe for the criminals to ply their trade.
The “lawmakers” will pass more laws upon the law abiding to restrict their freedoms in the name of safety. Before you know it, only the criminal is truly free.
Oakland, California ! Will you ever awaken to the lies and deceit being perpetrated upon you ? (Probably not, as the majority of rational people have already fled, or are currently fleeing Kalifornia.)