This just in:
As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are a few gun related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons, Holder told reporters.
Then there’s this gem:
“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S.
A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.
‘Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades,’ the warning said. ‘Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico, but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana, Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez.'”
So let me understand this: because cartels in Mexico have been employing automatic weapons and hand grenades – weapons unavailable for civilian purchase in the United States – we should be banning the sale of semi-automatic ‘assault’ weapons? This appears to be the ‘pitch’ the state will make. Doubtless it will resonate with those ‘moderates’ who can understand ‘common sense gun control’.
But wait, it gets better. The ABC news article does not tell the whole story
H.R. 45 would require a federal license for all handguns and semiautomatics, including those you currently possess;
And it would require handgun and semi-auto owners to be thumb-printed at the police station and to sign a certificate that, effectively, the firearm will not be kept in a place where it would be available for the defense of the gun owner’s family.
A federal firearms database with no grandfathering. Restrictions on storage within one’s own home. Registration with the police. Presumably restrictions on carry.
Remember you read it here on January 27th:
As discussed previously, one of the most fundamental ploys of the state is to disarm the people and make self defense a crime. In the United States we are half way to the former and most of the way to the latter. Yes, there has been resurgence in ‘castle doctrine’ laws recently, but use a firearm to defend yourself against an assailant inside or outside of your home and expect to be arrested, questioned and detained while the state determines whether your action was ‘justified’.
Once the people are largely disarmed and disincented, if not outright prohibited from defending themselves, the state will then create a permanent, full-time police force to provide for your defense. Bureaucracies and taxes will be then be expanded to support such a force. Over time, the force will be expanded to include various specialist divisions – drugs, traffic, undercover secret police, etc – and bureaucracies will expand and overlap accordingly – federal, state, county and local – until the people suffer a vast web of agencies each in charge of policing the same group: the people. Fortunately for the agents of the state, its various bodies will be busy legislating and regulating away the people’s liberties and creating new ‘crimes’ against which they might then police.
If passed, what if one resists this law based on one’s Constitutional rights (2nd and 4th amendments) and, more importantly, one’s God-given right to self-defense?
That’s when the agents of the state come in – you know, the ‘friendly officers’ of ‘law enforcement’. First come ‘officers’ at your door with guns drawn. Then come the tasers. Then come the hand-cuffs. Then comes prison. Think this is an exaggeration? I’ve been down this road personally. Test the current firearms restrictions and let me know what happens. I think you can email from the prison library under certain circumstances.
From January 21st:
The state disarms you, and makes it functionally illegal to defend yourself. Then, through its near-monopoly on force, the state confiscates your income in the form of wage taxation in order to protect you. When that is not enough, and the state machine is once again hungry for more money, the state will create new crimes… in order to sustain and expand its various agencies. These agents of the state will then seek to sustain and expand their role in regulating the people.
Where are all those who emailed me regarding my drawing attention to the National Guard’s recently planned training for door-to-door searches of American households? Where are those who called me a ‘propagandist’?
Wake up Patriots! Don’t say nobody warned you.