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Gun Grabbers Attempting to Exploit Tragedies to Threaten Gun Owners
The Big Government left can’t win on gun control through legislation. So now they are attempting to short-circuit the Second Amendment through international agreements.
And they have new momentum. Not letting a tragedy go to waste, gun-control legislators like New York’s mayor Michael Bloomberg are exploiting the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, to push for heavier ammo and gun control.
Moving on from his idiotic campaign to ban Big Gulps and other large soft-drink containers, Bloomberg continues to stay busy:
He was on the Piers Morgan Tonight, and said, "I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike." Meaning only police should have guns.
He later back-peddled about the going on strike bit, and said he didn’t mean it "literally." (Coming from a Big Labor Republican, we aren’t buying it.)
But then, he quickly followed up with an op-ed piece, titled How to Break NRA’s Grip on Politics.
Meanwhile, Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg (NJ), Barbara Boxer (CA), Jack Reed (RI), Bob Menendez (NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Chuck Schumer (NY), and Dianne Feinstein (CA) offered an amendment to the Cybersecurity Act (that has so far been blocked) to "limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers… illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes, and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition…," according to The Hill.
On the Horizon:
Foreign Government Control over Our 2nd Amendment
Currently, the U.N. is actively piecing together the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. Contributing writer to Forbes magazine, Larry Bell, suggests this treaty will:
"Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
"Confiscate and destroy all "unauthorized" civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
"Ban the trade, sale, and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single ‘bang’ manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
"Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
"In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights."
Greater gun control, or trusting bureaucrats and law enforcement to protect us at every turn, only creates a type of "self-defense" moral hazard. It is our right and our responsibility to defend ourselves.
The Good News Is Public Opinion Is Turning against Gun Control
Public opinion is moving to support responsible and trained gun rights!
As the saying goes, "when you have only seconds, the police are just minutes away." A Pew Research Center poll from April of 2012, found 49% of the population favors protecting the rights of gun owners, while 45% favor more gun control. This is almost the exact opposite from the last presidential election in 2008;
The National Sporting Goods Association says about 47% more women are shooting today than a decade ago;
A Gallup poll shows 23% of American women now own at least one gun.
The public understands the facts. The good guys need guns to defend against the bad guys and help the police. As the saying goes, "when you have only seconds, the police are just minutes away."
A simple online search reveals numerous local news reports and retail store video surveillance footage showing armed citizens fighting back and winning against armed robbers, criminals, and the mentally deranged, saving countless lives.
In response to mayor Bloomberg’s comments on the Colorado shooting, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute founder Dr. Ignatius Piazza wrote, "Anyone can see, due to so many real world examples readily available on the Internet, that when you have an armed, trained, responsible citizen in a public place EVERYONE IS SAFER and such murderous rampages as have occurred countless times in ‘Gun Free Zones’ just can’t happen."
Two Tales for One City — Aurora, Colorado
It seems when the bad guy wins and kills and injures dozens of people… that makes national news headlines. But, when the opposite happens, and the good guy quickly stops the bad guy and saves countless lives… that news stays local and quickly disappears.
In Aurora, Colorado (the same town of the movie theater massacre), during this past April just after the Sunday service finished, a Mr. Kiarron Parker drove into the Destiny Center church parking lot and started shooting. No one knew him.
He managed to kill the pastor’s mother who was standing near the church exit. But before he took aim on everyone else, one of the church members, who was legally carrying a concealed gun, shot back and killed Parker.
Everyone else survived. Unfortunately, there was no national news headline for this story and no mayor or senator on television banging a desk for stronger gun rights.
Crooks Laugh at Gun-Control Laws
Gun-control laws only put innocent citizens at risk and actually make the streets safer for the crooks and criminals to commit their crimes. Chicago gun-rights attorney Eric Puryear has made the following observations:
"…it is especially ridiculous in places like Chicago, which already have an outright ban on handguns, but still have at least 1 handgun shooting every day, and sometimes over 30 in a weekend. Gun control laws are just like any other law … obey or disobey;
"Some people … argue that by banning guns all together, we will somehow keep the guns out of the hands of criminals, preventing them from having the guns at all. This reasoning is faulty. Criminals manage to smuggle in millions upon millions of pounds of illegal drugs and thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants each year. They can (and do) smuggle in guns right along with the drugs and illegal immigrants; "…criminals can and do make guns, since it is not that difficult to make a gun that will work for their purposes. These homemade guns (called ‘zip guns’)…;
"That same criminal who is willing to face the severe penalties for murder and other felonies is not going to be deterred by a misdemeanor or petty offense gun possession charge;
"Using Chicago’s handgun ban as an example, what criminal would be willing to risk life in prison for murder, but is afraid of a misdemeanor gun charge that only carries up to a year in prison [ed. note: New York recently raised theirs to three and half years]? Even laws with harsher penalties for gun possession won’t deter criminals, since the crime they are committing while using the gun (such as murder, rape, robbery, carjacking, etc.) will all have higher penalties already."
We’re all safer when good guys have guns. If you want to protect your independence and self-reliance, and you understand it is your right and responsibility to protect yourself, your family, and property, you can learn more about supporting gun-rights measures and professional gun training through these organizations:
National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) – A no-compromise gun rights organization.
Gun Owners of America – A membership organization that lobbies at the state and federal level to promote gun rights.
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
Second Amendment Foundation – Supports legal cases to protect the Second Amendement.
And finally, consider buying a gun for self-defense!
Yours in Freedom,
Lee Bellinger, Publisher
Statistics: Posted by DIGGER DAN — Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:59 am
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