The Odds of More Gun Control May Not be in Our Favor
Right now, as I’m typing this, the young people of our high schools are preparing to walk out of class. They’re doing so in a clamor for more gun control, the illogical and emotional response to the Parkland, FL high school shooting a few weeks back. Impressionable and mislead kids can be forgiven. Politicians, corporatists, globalists, and communists cannot be let off the hook. Nor can we forget them or take an eye off them. They are plainly dangerous to our liberty. They want you and me disarmed and made helpless.
Chad Nabors and Survival Sullivan ponder the prospects for more gun control in the US, including a ban. It’s really not that good (for us). Florida, a few other states, and the DOJ have acted already to impose more idiotic restrictions on the free, innocent people. So, how far are we from a total ban in the US? Read on:
Picture by Moms Demand Communism/Medium.
“We are less than 3 months into 2018, and due in large part to a recent string of highly publicized, tragic shootings perpetrated by the murderously deranged, our 2nd Amendment rights are once again under assault.
Reactionary opposition groups, political partisans and politicians themselves have wasted no time in seizing the initiative, counting on a tide of grief and anger to carry their agenda through to implementation. Make no mistake: a widespread, radical ban on firearms in the U.S. is as likely as it has been in decades.”
He says it is his intention to prime Americans for what could happen to their guns. And, by golly, he does one heck of a good job. Please read the original and see the history, the laws, and the hysteria that have us all in danger.
Statutes of Fraud (Legal Wordplay…):
National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA)
Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA)
Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA)(Thanks, Gipper!)
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993
Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 (expired, thank God)
All of these – and there are some more – are all unconstitutional. The Second Amendment is really the only gun law we need. But it is roundly ignored. The above are all federal laws. Factor in state and local ordinances and we have a lot of controls over guns in this supposedly free country.
Nabors lists a few of the 2A Court cases which have shaped policy over the past 80 years:
United States v. Miller (Just dead wrong and usually misinterpreted)
United States v. Emerson (a localized, Fifth Cir., move in the “right” direction)
Parker v. District of Columbia (the 2A actually means what it says)
District of Columbia v. Heller (linked with Parker)
I’ll add McDonald v. Chicago, which incorporated the 2A against state laws.
The last four (modern) cases, as good as they are, all allow room for “reasonable” restrictions, which don’t exist. Says Perrin: there should be two requirements for owning a gun: 1) you should want to own it, and; 2) you should be able to pay for it. That’s all we need. Our “leaders” don’t seem to get that.
Nabors does a great job of summarizing the current push(es) for more gun controls.
Illinois, California, Florida, New England states, and the feds are pushing it. The mad moms are pushing. Tide Pod-eaters are pushing. Big companies. Communists. Globalists. I’ve never seen such a rush to the psychotic ends of Marxism.
“To say 2A supporters in his base are horrified is an immense understatement. It has been reported by the NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action) that after a late night visit and meeting with the President that he has backtracked on that comment, and all is well, but this has created a feeling of severe uncertainty, of a “waiting for the other shoe to drop” among conservatives .
The single biggest threat to gun ownership today is bill HR 5087. This bill, if passed intact, will restrict entire categories of firearms and magazines.”
Horrible restrictions – without reason.
He also puts blame squarely on the “conservative,” who never seem to conserve anything. Do not trust spineless, moronic, sell-out Republicans to save us. They’re part of the problem.
We must wake up and do what we can to save the 2A and freedom in this late hour.
Nabors has good suggestions for where to start. At FP, we’re running good gun stories in the news to counter some of the hysteria. Please spread the word. Spread it now, or risk losing the guns (and freedoms) later. And later may not be that many years away.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.