Marxism is not famous for being honest, on its surface it pretends to be all things to all people, it pretends to be your friend, to care about you, yet it doesn’t. Unlike individualism, Marxism separates people into classes, peasants and workers vs. “petty-bourgeois” which can be anyone from property owners to the middle and upper class.
Consider this telling quote from Marx.
“Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary.”
Sounds nice, until you realize that in the Marxist lexicon, not everyone will be considered a worker. If you own a small business, you’re a private trader, so you’re a class enemy. If the Marxist wants arms and ammunition for the workers, it’s only so they can overthrow the government, once the Marxist reach power, they remove guns and ammo from everyone but their cops and military. Remember, Marxism is all about collective needs, when they don’t need you to have a gun, they will take it away.
“the Marxist position upholds gun ownership as a class right. Similarly, class rights directly confront the liberal belief that the state should be the predominant or sole trustee of firearms.
By classifying the right to bear arms as a class right, rather than a ‘human’, ‘constitutional’, or ‘natural’ right, the Marxist position upholds the social character of gun ownership. The Second Amendment enshrines the right to bear arms as an individual right set in place to protect individuals and their property from threats. Under capitalism, this translates into principally a ruling class and petty-bourgeois right since these are the classes that own “property,” i.e. capital, businesses, the means of production.”
This is very telling, in America there are no class rights, only individual rights. Furthermore, in a Marxist society it is the State that enforces class rights, thus the State would indeed become the sole trustee of guns.
Secondly, there’s no social character in gun ownership. While individuals may choose to visit gun ranges and gun shows, they do it for individual reasons. Some might socialize, others won’t. You can be a hermit and own guns, you can fight a criminal with your neighbors or stay home and do nothing.
What the Marxist also ignore is that it is because of Capitalism that we have a vibrant gun industry. The pursuit of profit leads men and companies to innovate so they can make it cheaper and better. The AK-47 (produced by an individual Soviet inventor) is a wonderful gun, yet imagine what Kalashnikov would have produced had he lived in a free country where you can get rich from your invention? In the USSR, people worked for the government and lived in fear of being sent to Siberia. In America, people work for themselves.
Here’s another telling quote:
“Concealed-carry individualizes, rather than socializes, the right to bear arms. The Right uses concealed-carry laws to expand the legal basis for the murder of African-Americans and Latinos through Stand Your Ground laws. Even the NRA backhandedly agrees with bans on open-carry, calling the repeal of these bans “not a priority.” (16) Instead, the NRA’s far-right membership dedicatedly works to expand concealed-carry, which offers no legal basis for oppressed people to socially exercise the right to bear arms.”
First of all, I don’t carry a gun to protect society, I carry it to protect myself. I also don’t think it makes sense to give a criminal the advantage of knowing I have a gun. It’s the same reason we carry money in our wallet and not in our hands. Why attract attention? With that said, I respect the people who do open carry. As for Stand Your Ground, that has nothing to do with open or concealed carry. Some of these punks are crazy and will attack you no matter how you carry a gun.
Conclusion, the Marxists will always be our enemies. They want a “dictatorship of the proletariat” where “an entire societal class holds political and economic control, within a democratic system.” Never stop fighting them, and learn to recognize them when they change their labels because like Sarah Paling said, you can’t put lipstick on a pig.