RUSH: Listen to this. This is from the AP, and they´re mad about this. The NRA has found a Justice Department memo, and they are using it to accuse the Obama administration of wanting to commandeer your guns. They are furious here in this AP story. "The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama [regime] believes its gun control plans won´t work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration..." Now, when everybody makes that accusation, what happens? I
Be very clear that "universal background checks" is Phase One - where they get the information about EVERY gun being sold, traded or gifted in the country. After they have this information, they can set the bans in place and come and confiscate them.
We have to stop this "universal background check". For the first 194 years of this country´s existence, all guns other than machine guns were treated the same as a screwdriver or hammer - NO government involvement. Crime is DECREASING, largely because almost all states have some sort of reasonable concealed carry laws and more GOOD people than ever are going armed.
Stop the "universal background checks" which equals Universal Gun Registration.
45 years of federal gun dealers and background checks have done ZERO except cost gun owners money and inconvenience - the only time that crime inflected downward was when ´Shall Issue´ concealed carry laws started passing in state after state.
This is the modus operandi of this administration. They float ideas like canceling medical coverage for vet returning from overseas, then when the screaming starts, say it was just an idea and not policy. Same with merging IRAs and Social Security and some sort of a carbon tax. Its revenue and they want it.
The Universal Background Check will lead to a national registry, which is the real goal. Next REASONABLE regulations will ensue to ban guns from small portions of the population, such as pick up the guns from anyone accused of domestic violence to protect women, then those accused of hate crimes to protect minorities, then those who schedule visits with a shrink to protect against mental health threats. Eventually then will get to a subset to take the guns in your house, come in the middle of the night and either just take your guns or arrest you for endangering the public.
At the beginning of every interview with lawmakers, the first question should be: did you take the Oath of Office freely and without mental reservation?
If they say yes, then demand that they uphold the Constitution, first and foremost and most important.
Insist that they recite the (in this case) Second Amendment... or read it from their copy (or lend them one) of the Constitution.
This may also serve to enlighten some of our uninformed fellow Citizens!
The Second Amendment, like the First, is very clear and succinct.
We´ve allowed Congress to make zillions of laws abridging First and Second Amendment Rights; we´ve allowed "opinion-makers" to do the same, without --at first-- the force of Law and then later, once public opinion has been molded and shaped and often cajoled (threatened), with codification in multifarious laws.
Our Constitution guarantees our Liberty. Every law that activist, busybody legislators make curtail Liberty.
Liberty demands responsible citizenry.
Congressmen need to HEAR from us. We need to call. on many other issues. we can´t allow fatigue to morph into apathy.
Fatigue and apathy are often the intended consequence of activist governments.
Like I´ve said many times. They can pass all the registration/background checks they want.
I WILL NOT register anything. And. since I´m over 70, if I had a gun, I would have gotten it during the Kennedy administration, so no one in the government knows anything about it. That is, if I had one, of course.
No guns currently owned will have to be registered because no one knows who has what at this point. The problem that I have encountered recently is getting ammo for the guns we have. Everything is on back order for several months. This is how they will control legal gun owners.
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Old Army Vet, 2/26/2013 9:20:46 AM (No. 9196755)
I trust no one in government at any level. The local pols are no better than the ones in DC or anywhere else. How many times have you seen a politician take one side and then switch to the other. Gun control has been in the works for many years. We must not allow it to become law. Write, call and VOTE. Obozo and his crew are liars. They want nothing better that to take all guns from the public. At that point we become a nation of slaves. Vote 2014.
You want to know the real kicker? Criminals (or persons disallowed from owning firearms) cannot be compelled to register them because it violates their 5th Amendment right not to incriminate themselves (Haynes v. U.S., 1968).
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