ANOTHER ASSAULT ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS UNDERWAY …
Three years ago (the last time U.S. president Barack Obama decided to declare a war on guns in America), Bill Wilson of the organization Americans for Limited Government penned a column addressing the heart of the administration’s efforts.
“This debate has nothing to do with stopping gun violence,” Wilson wrote. “Instead it’s about the political class in Washington chipping away at our ability to protect our families and preserve our property. Make no mistake: These proposed restrictions will do nothing to prevent future school shootings – or any other kind of shootings – but they will go a long way toward disarming law-abiding citizens.”
“That will lead to more, not less violence,” Wilson added.
He was right …
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: More guns = less crime. The government’s own stats prove it. But even if they didn’t, there’s still the matter of the U.S. Constitution – which expressly forbids government infringement on the right to bear arms. That’s why we support civil disobedience of any gun law (federal, state or local) that so infringes …
Obama’s latest move intends to curb gun sales by expanding the definition of a “seller” – thus requiring additional gun “vendors” to become licensed (and conduct mandatory federal background checks). Obama also wants to impose additional regulations on the reporting of lost or stolen guns.
This is, incidentally, at the heart of a state-level anti-gun push here in South Carolina.
GOP presidential candidates bristled at Obama’s latest anti-Second Amendment push.
“The president is a petulant child,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Fox News. “Whenever he doesn’t get what he wants … this president acts like a king.”
That’s true … although liberal “Republicans” (like Christie) usually let him.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump – who has proposed a wide range of pro-Second Amendment policies – told a crowd in Mississippi over the weekend that he would revoke any anti-gun executive orders signed by Obama.
“We’re not changing the Second Amendment,” Trump said. “I will veto that. I will un-sign that so fast.”
Curiously, Obama’s intended executive actions aren’t just drawing fire from his GOP opponents. Progressives on the other end of the political spectrum – including Elliott Fineman of the National Gun Victims Action Council, a leading anti-Second Amendment group – are similarly up in arms.
And yes, we released we just used two weapon-related expressions there … deal with it.
Fineman wrote that Obama “has decided to take meaningless executive actions that will do little, if anything, to curb gun violence.”
He also added that “the last 15 mass killers all passed their background checks.”
That’s true … government wanting to expand background checks in the aftermath of mass shootings is more than a little ironic in our opinion.
Here’s the bottom line: There is only one “gun control” law in America – the Second Amendment – and anything running counter to it at any level of government is prima facie unconstitutional. Or ought to be.
That’s why we will continue to oppose Obama’s executive actions (as sweeping or as minuscule as they may be) along with any and all proposed anti-gun regulations being pushed here in the Palmetto State. At any level.
What ‘war on guns’? Why is everything a ‘war on…’ with you republicans?
Obama declared war on America in 2008.
So if I’m Rocky Truth, and he’s Rocky Idiot – what does that say?
He’s got you beat on the numbers — there are probably more” sombrero wearing idiots” in the US than there are “flying squirrels wearing helmets (unbuckled) with goggles.” Just my guess, of course.
Sombrero wearing idiots – true. Thems the guys who go to Cuzamel and get the “I Ate the Worm” tee shirts. Flip’s probably got a whole collection of them.
I’m betting you know the answer to this one: How many Mexicans does it take to change a light bulb?
Better than delaring war on a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and wrecking the economy.
“Tragic” is that Obama is attempting to confiscate guns and get lists of names of people owning guns and taxation via “registration.” His gun gestapo is drawing resistance to him and the entire Democrat Party complicit in it.
It’s “ironic” that after Obama lied his ass off about Obamacare and refuses to let the words identifying the group who are actual terrorists killing Americans come out of his mouth, no one trusts the lying bastard about any words that come out of his mouth.
Yeah, remember when Obama took everyone’s guns away!
Oh wait, that never happened,
Maybe it’s the same reason everything “Republicans” do is a “war on women”?
You have to speak their language. Democrats are good communicators.
I guess that is why they have lost the senate,house,16 governorships and a majority of state legislatures since 2008.
Newest account Grand Tando/Pogo?
You want to subscribe to my account? I hate that every political cycle you end up looking like a dumb ass with your predictions.
Did you guys miss me? I’ve been busy tracking down everyone’s IP addresses. A lot of you live in pizza palors apparently. Which is good, because my retarded son loves pizza. Almost as much as cake.
Actually, you are the dumb ass for predicting President Bachmann, President Perry, President Gingrich, President Cain, President Santorum and President Romney.
Wrong guy pussy.
Can you make some more unwarrented and false accusations about people hacking your account because someone knew about a plane reservation you claim you made to a town in nowhere NM that doesn’t even have an airport?
My email accounts were hacked.My guess is you were involved.We shall see.
Yet, they managed to get every bit of legislation they wanted passed with help from the GOP. That’s some incredible communication, right there. Very impressive. Almost Jedi like. Ask Ted Cruz, he loves Star Wars.
Is that why the President is considering yet another anti Constitutional executive order?
Let’s see it first. If it simply better defines who is a bonifide gun dealer, then maybe not so bad.
That clearly equals ‘taking our guns away’. In no way whatsoever will a sensible, adult conversation about limited gun control measures be had in this country.
It is no secret that the Left hate guns. They absolutely hate the entire concept of self-defense. They want to make the streets safe for criminals. The only possible way to defend against spree
shooters is for the potential victims to be armed to defend themselves and others. As I have said before, the way to combat things like this is for carrying guns to become as common as carrying a cell phone.
Ever watch people walking around staring at their phones, oblivious to the world around them? Notice how many people are constantly dropping, breaking and losing their phones? And you want guns to be as common as cell phones? Is there anything you aren’t wrong about?
I got no issues with guns. I have issues with hundreds of thousands sold without reporting or without background checks. That’s my only issue.
Hummmm, I wonder if any other presidents have ever issued executive orders?
Actually, in Obama’s case, it’s more like executive actions – which are unconstitutional – as opposed to executive orders, which are dictatorial fiats from the White House that at least have the advice of and blessing of the Office of Legal Counsel.
All of them do it though in fairness, Dems do seem to do it more often and use the process to take steps that would never pass the “smell test” in Congress or by the American people. O’s slightly behind the modern average per year but we’ll see how he finishes up.
It’s not speaking the language, it’s spreading the propaganda.
To require unlicensed gun dealers to get licenses and conduct background checks on potential buyers means war… I guess.
The war on Christmas is still going on.
You know Will, if your position is that individual responsible firearm ownership is a right that should be protected, maybe you shouldn’t use the photo of all those stolen guns from the pawn shop upstate…
What ever happened to that dude?
Got an award from the NRA.
Still in jail apparently – they didn’t have a final count on the guns in early December… http://www.hngn.com/articles/157286/20151205/brent-nicholson-gun-collection-confiscated-largest-arsenal-deputies-count-7.htm
For future reference to all commentators on Fitsnews — any mention of “an ass-load of guns” must reach, at a minimum, this definition:
“This has completely changed our definition of an ass-load of guns,” Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said.”
They should have made a crossover episode of Hoaders/Cops out of it.
Could have thrown Honey Boo Boo in there for good measure.
Should have also included Storage Wars and Alaskan Bush People – what a show that would have been…
Such potential….. oh well.
WHAT?? There’s a show about Alaskans, originally from Maine, who want to ruin their economy by invoking Keynesian economics?
Ahhhh I see you are familiar with Chesterfield County!
Ironic and tragic…
That more people are feeling the need to provide themselves the means of protection for their families.
That more people are in such despair at the government fulfilling its Constitutional obligation to protect the citizens.
That more people simply do not trust the government any longer.
That more people are concerned about the increasing violence by the BLM and IS assholes.
Yeah, right…ironic and tragic.
Watch comedian Jim Jefferies for a good laugh at your “protection” arguments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rR9IaXH1M0
Although, in fairness, some people do have immediate access. http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/30/us/florida-mother-shoots-daughter/
And based on this December 2013 report, some people probably should not have immediate access. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/12/27/man-grabs-gun-instead-of-wallet-shoots-self-in-butt-at-home-depot/
Jefferies claims there have been no massacres in Australia since 1996 – except for the arson murder massacres (which all told have killed more than 170 people in 4 separate incidents) and the multiple firearms attacks and the blunt instrument deaths and the acid filled vat deaths…
jim Jeffries is a pussy and not all that funny either.
The second amendment is primarily there to protect the citizens from the govt. A condom if you will on over reaching, unlawful and oppressive goats like we now have and are experiencing!
Is it covered in anti-spermicide?
The pawn shop owner had a Constitutional right to have as many guns as he want, so he was just exercising that right the only way he could, since he did not have the money to buy all the guns he wanted.
He was just exercising civil disobedience as Will Folks suggested.
Uhh, yeah, maybe not so much…
Man, Ronald Reagan would be beat up at a Trump rally if he shared his views with today’s ‘republicans’.
Reagan was a RINO
You lying POS…a RINO would have NEVER ‘penned’ this…
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation – National …
National ReviewRonald Reagan’s pro-life tract. EDITOR’S NOTE: While president, Ronald Reaganpenned this article for The Human Life Review, unsolicited. It ran in the …
I spent 30 plus years in the Military and have never owned a weapon, I do believe it’s about time I did. Just hope they don’t add veterans to the no fly list anytime soon.
Just conspiratard, wingnut veterans. Mainly, the white ones.
Fucking racist hater!
They have already written a White Paper on people like you. According to the Justice Dept document it is you and your ilk, not Islamic Nutters, who are terrorizing the US and keeping Obama up at night. Arm yourself, if you never use it, great, but it will be there if needed. Be prepared to go through the ringer when they see your Vet status. And remember, 2 is 1 and 1 is none.
Obama half asses gun control through executive action, stuff that won’t put a dent in either gun crimes or even gun sales, and the gun nuts flip the fuck out. It would be funny if it were not so sad.
Name one thing that Obama doesn’t half ass (with the exception of burying his nose up Hollywoods ass and golf, let’s not forget golf).
Ordering the SEALs to nix Bin Laden. Fixing the economy (5% unemployment), getting uninsured rate cut in half.
Why didn’t he get all the uninsured people insured? We would not have all those uninsured people if we had a Republican in charge.
And then Obama and Valarie Jarrett’s work will be complete: paving the way for an Islamic takeover!
I think we have more Toyota trucks than those sand fleas do. ;-)
How is asking people who sell guns and gun shows to do the same thing as gun shops a war on guns? Hell I think everyone who sells guns should have to do a background check on the people they sell to. Even private gun owners. That is being responsible. Under current law I could take a trunk full of guns to the most gang infested neighborhood in the the state, and start selling guns to people on the street.
That is what Obama just did-private gun owners-and now the Democrat Party is finished.
In celebration, and the fact that my charging handle arrived today…my build is now complete.