days of the President having been re-elected, reports of coming
gun control legislation championed by liberal California Senator
Diane Feinstein began
to surface across the internet. Believed to be just rumors at
first, the Newtown school shooting brought the proposals to the
forefront of American politics.
rumors became reality.
has moved to introduce new legislation, by way of Congress and delegated
Executive Orders, that promises to completely re-write the Second
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
background checks and gun registration for all firearms sold and
transferred in the United States, to empowering healthcare practitioners
with the ability to make determinations for who should or shouldn’t
own a gun, the Obama administration and Congress are making a full
spectrum assault on law-abiding gun owners.
the initiative will be legislation to ban semi-automatic rifles,
restrict magazine capacity to 10 rounds, and close ‘loopholes’
that allow individuals in certain states to freely and without government
interference buy, sell and trade firearms.
In the days
ahead I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make
them [gun proposals] a reality.
even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation
to try. And I’m going to do my part.
As soon as
I am finished speaking here I will sit at that desk and sign a
directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals
and the public health community some of the tools they need to
reduce gun violence.
you want to buy a gun, whether it’s from a licensed dealer
or a private seller, you should at least have to show you are
not a felon or someone legally prohibited from buying one. This
is common sense, and an overwhelming majority of Americans agree
with us on the need for universal background checks.
Congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons
and a ten round limit for magazines.
get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of
turning around and selling them to criminals. And, we should severely
punish anybody who helps them do this.
note: It is not yet clear if this provision would apply to the
sale of weapons by DEA and ATF officials to Mexican drug cartels)
Let me be
absolutely clear. Like most Americans, I believe the Second Amendment
guarantees an individual right to bear arms. I respect our strong
tradition of gun ownership and the rights of hunters and sportsmen.
will be pundits, and politicians, and special interest lobbyists
publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty.
that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear, or higher
ratings, or revenue for themselves. And, behind the scenes they
will do whatever they can to block any commonsense reform and
make sure nothing changes whatsoever.
is the Land of the Free, and it always will be…
been no word on whether universal background check provisions will
also be implemented for the sale and/or transfer of weapons to Mexican
drug cartels or militant extremist rebels in the middle east.
guided drone attacks that often target scores of civilians including
men, women and school-age children for no other reason than a quick
intelligence assessment will continue until further notice.
this is how liberty dies… With thunderous applause”