We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Because their motives are in fact very bad. They do not want to stop violent crime or homicide, we know how to do that. They want to disarm the law abiding citizens. Simple as that. To what end? That is the question. In the end it really boils down to the simple fact that they want to disarm us because they want political changes that we would not willingly accept. Not every gun control advocate actually plans to help load us into cattle cars for our ride to the final solution. BUT, they do want the policies and political changes that will result in that inevitable end game.
We Americans, citizens have been co-opted. First it was the ruling class sending our jobs offshore and holding down our incomes while they all became millionaires and billionaires. Then it was the importation of labor to replace us by legal (H1B and college visas) and illegal methods. This has culminated in a concerted effort to also replace voters who were not yet on board with the brave new world planned for them. All of these things are essential to fundamentally change America but the resistance to these changes is palpable among 40% or so of our citizens. This is a problem. The changes are coming and the elite don't profit by outright resistance to their efforts. Some kind of police state will be required to elicit full cooperation and you cannot go down that road with 300,000,000 guns in the hands of people who do not want to comply. The guns must be seized and the citizens must fall in line.
Re: "China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony - U.S. urged to counter Beijing's military, economic expansion"
There is no reason the US and Russia could not cooperate to not only counter Red China, but to also wipe the scourge of Islam off the face of the earth. Unfortunately, Davos and the Bilderbergs would never tolerate any such thing, and THAT is why the Deep State is so thoroughly trying to destroy President Trump.