British Historian Asserts That Founding Fathers Would Support Gun Control

British historian Dominic Erdozain gave a talk at Brown University on March 6, 2024 where discussed gun control topics that were covered in his book “One Nation Under Guns.”

In this book, Erdozain contends that the Second Amendment was never designed to guarantee individuals the right to bear arms and that the United States is negligent about gun polity. His book discussion was hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and moderated by Ieva Jusionyte, an associate professor of international security and anthropology at Brown University. 

The modern American gun culture is “in contradiction with the values of democracy and the goals of the Constitution,” Erdozain declared.

“This modern idea of free and open access to deadly firepower is not just a departure from the legal norms of U.S. history,” he stated. “It is a violation of the very principle of freedom, as defined in the democratic tradition. It turns out that the founders, the very people who are invoked in support of gun rights, furnish a far more robust and coherent account of liberty than this kind of muscular freedom to go armed as and when you choose.”

He noted that the country’s founders would be “heavily critical of the reckless individualism that is attached to gun rights at the moment.”

A key contention of Erdozain’s book is that the founders of the country believed “the liberal state is there to protect us not only from tyrannical rules, but from the tyranny in all of us.”

Erdozain disagreed with the notion that the Second Amendment was crafted to guarantee that all individuals have a right to bear arms. Instead, he described it as an anti-war provision that bars a “professional army that allows rulers to rule as dictators.”

He also stressed the alleged connection between slavery and firearm ownership. “The argument against slavery was partly based on the fact that by encouraging it, you encourage an armed society,” he stated. 

In the talk, Erdozain also criticized the US’s embrace of firearms culture that he witnessed nationwide. When he arrived in the US from the United Kingdom, he said he felt “alarmed at the fatalism of liberals on firearms as the reckless seal of the right.” 

Erdozain’s comments are to be expected from a foreigner who has no roots in the Historic American Nation. However, most members of the ruling class hold such views largely owing to their post-American mindset. As a result, they will push for the wholesale destruction of civil liberties such as the right to bear arms.

These people must ultimately be stripped of their positions of power and influence. At this point in America history, heavy-handed measures must be taken to protect our nation from subversion.

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