Yesterday, President Obama was extremely angry over the failure of his anti-gun bill. He launched into a tirade of acrimonious invective against the “shameful” pro gun supporters. He was infuriated because the plan was to have the Senate pass the gun bill and let the House reject it so he could blame Republicans. With 4 Democrats and Harry Reid voting against it, the bill is bipartisan. It’s a political loss for Obama who wants to destroy Republicans.
The problem with these gun bills is that the government wants to control the manufacture, sale and possession of guns. The only way they can do that is with the eventual confiscations of guns.
While there was a lot of talk about assault weapons, that was only the starting point. Assault weapons look scary and they are an easy mark for the anti-gun people.
Anti-gun legislators know that assault weapons are not the cause of gun homicides. Handguns are. This begs the question – is this the prelude to the confiscation of handguns?
An internal DOJ memo uncovered by the NRA in February states that the government plans to limit all importation, manufacture, sale and possession of large capacity magazines:
In order to have an impact, large capacity magazine regulation needs to sharply curtail their availability to include restrictions on importation, manufacture, sale, and possession. An exemption for previously owned magazines would nearly eliminate any impact.
The memo asserts that assault weapons are not the major cause of the gun crimes and a ban on them would have little impact, especially given the fact that it would take decades to deplete the supply.
They therefore suggest that gun confiscation is the way to go:
Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective. [Bold by editor]
They want mandatory gun registration of all firearms. This would be a prelude to confiscating other guns.
Read the story and the memo here. The government is denying that all this is going on while the memo reveals their true intent.
All of you Obama supporters – what are you doing to us?