“Countries such as Serbia, whose governments made the promise of security central to their power, have come to depend on keeping alive the very fears they pledged to defend their citizens against.” – The Atlantic, What the U.S. Can Learn About Gun Violence From Serbia

Compare the above to statements from U.S. politicians in the United States. The fear they foment not only increases gun sales, which makes their benefactors happy, but also adds to the thought that only an authoritarian can fix the problem. The deep irony is that the very argument made by many against gun regulation, “first Hitler came for their guns…,” leads to inaction, more violence, and more willingness to give up freedom for the sake of safety.