“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
~Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
Without the Second Amendment, how will you keep the others? Once one falls, so go the others.
Every time Obama talks about getting rid of guns, sales spike. In March, the Washington Post reported that Obama has given the gun industry a roughly $9 billion dollar bonus.
Of course it’s not only Obama’s sales pitch that has led to the increase in gun sales, it’s the fact that he’s made us much less safe.
“Everyone is reporting up, every store, every salesman, every distributor,” Ray Peters, a manager at a company that sells firearms and safes in Atlanta, told Reuters on Monday. “People are more aware of the need to protect themselves.”
Since Obama came to office, more than 100 million guns have been sold. People are putting them in Christmas stockings.
Don’t think for a minute that Barack Obama isn’t capable of far worse totalitarianism than we have seen thus far. He is just being pragmatic by not going too fast. Hillary might move faster.
Remember in 2013 when Obama posted this photo showing how he does support the Second Amendment. The photo went out with a warning.
If you don’t remember the warning, this is it:
“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.” [Bold letters are the Sentinel’s]
That’s a pretty intimidating threat from a president, but the photos mocking him were quickly posted. He’s bullying the wrong people.
In 2013, John Snyder, a well-known gun rights’ advocate and former Jesuit seminarian, said that based on confidential information, “forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968.
“Under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America’s millions of law-abiding firearms owners.”
Earlier this year, the ATF considered banning ordinary ammo used in the AR-15. It was dropped, but it was meant to be a backdoor gun ban.
In 2011, the ATF ran a campaign to change the definition of the term “shotgun,” based on a study that came to their foregone conclusion -“Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns” – it was chilling. It was an attempt to limit the importation of some shotguns and the study provided the underpinnings of a ban. “Sporting purpose” was to be redefined to exclude popular action and practical shooting sports.
There is no doubt where they hope to go with all this.
The left is getting more open about their true goal which is to rid of all guns. That’s no problem, really, its easy.
All they have to do is fill up congress with enough people to amend the constitution and then have 2/3rds of the states ratify it.
That old pesky Second Amendment could be obliterated in no time.
Of course there still are all those 350 million plus guns on the street owned by 300 million Americans. That’s where the Australian buyback comes in. You might get 20% of peoples’ old guns turned in at great cost but then there is that other 80%.
No problem, the government has bazookas, RPGs, tanks and prisons for all those gun owners who don’t cooperate. They can bring their subtle approaches to gun confiscation throughout the land and confiscate all the guns from the heavily armed Americans who by then will have all gathered their prepper gear, joined militias and would be either laying in wait or would have dug holes in their yards to hide their guns.
Just as Obama has increased gun sales, so will such a move cause violence to rise.
God bless Obama’s America, land of the unfree, home of the wussies, land of no guns from sea to shining sea as the second Civil War unfolds.
Americans have already voted on this issue and the gun grabbers need to surrender, not Second Amendment supporters.
Americans voted with their wallets, and purchased enough firearms to equip a militia the size of the U.S. Marine Corps with enough guns left over to equip two Army divisions, as bearing arms reported.
I leave you with this. This could have been written yesterday. It’s great.
“He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.” ~ Benjamin Franklin