Gun control advocates who believe in the complete, universal disarmament of ordinary citizens rarely state up front their ultimate goal. But in various ways the agenda slips out in speeches, statements made off guard, and a general attitude of hostility to anyone who carries a gun or believes citizens have a right to do so.
Barack Obama has made it clear on at least two separate occasions that if he had the votes in Congress he would ban all guns in America, particularly the handgun, which is the preferred choice of most citizens as a self-defense weapon.
Other collectivists have made similar statements, many of whom came out of the woodwork following the Newtown shooting.
But the problem is that as a matter of strategy most among the anti-gun activists are smart enough to know that it is highly problematic to be honest enough with the public to let them know of their ultimate goal.
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