The Daily Wire published an article on 12/31 which shows that the Chinese government is trying to influence gun control policies here in the US. The Chinese state media had this to say:
The right to bear arms is enshrined by the US Constitution. No official statistics are on record counting how many guns there are among the US people, but the number is generally estimated to be hundreds of millions. Who own these guns? Are certain people prepared to use them as murder weapons? These issues have not been tracked or supervised effectively. Various criminal motives exist in American society. From the perspective of gun murders, the US is beset with crises.
Private gun ownership is a tradition from the early days at the founding of the US. In a modern society, the problems created by this tradition have already exceeded the benefits. Crime is one of the increasingly prominent modern diseases in several societies in the 21st century, and the spread of guns enables crime to unleash greater killing energy.
Funny enough, earlier this year US gun control groups actually MET WITH the Chinese in order to discuss American “gun violence“:
On a sunny day, media in Beijing focus their eyes on a hearing, as a group of members of China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), legal experts, diplomats, human rights representatives and anti-gun groups from the US gather at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing to examine gun violence in the US and hear, first-hand, testimonies from witnesses, including US anti-gun activists.
Why would gun control groups and activists meet with the communist government?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chief executives of some of the best-known companies in the United States on Thursday urged Congress to act on gun violence, a scourge that has long plagued the nation.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence, applauded the letter, while urging U.S. politicians to listen to the message.
"This diverse coalition of leading companies knows what consumers want and, for the first time, is using its combined clout and knowledge to push for common-sense gun safety legislation," said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, in a press release on Thursday.
"This unified corporate action represents a sea change in America culture," Feinblatt said. "The experts on America's consumer are speaking, and our elected officials should listen."
Gun control groups and activists are working with the Chinese government to pressure companies (many of which use Chinese labor to produce their products) to support enacting gun control. And in some cases, it is possibly working. It should come as no surprise that Everytown’s Mike Bloomberg (a private citizen mind you) has worked with the Chinese government as well (see here).
Anti-gun groups went wild over the NRA/Butina scandal (a spy who infiltrated them), yet gun control groups have no problem openly working with a foreign government that forces abortions on detained Muslims, detains people for their religious beliefs, or violently engages protesters that are begging for Democracy. Puts things in perspective a bit, doesn’t it?....