There is growing concern that law abiding gun owning Americans are under attack by every level of government.
In our public schools children are taught under Common Core that guns are evil and the Second Amendment is invalid. Joe Wolverton II, J.D. in The New American reports, “In a textbook approved by Common Core for use by students studying for the Advanced Placement (AP) history exam, the Second Amendment is defined this way: “The Second Amendment: The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”
Anti-gun federal judges, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, are using the bench to help disarm law abiding citizens. Some governors, notably Mario Cuomo (D-NY), and a growing number of state legislators are joining with members of Congress, like Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), to disarm the law abiding American gun owner.
Finally, gun manufacturers are either moving out of anti-gun states or have stopped selling their products in anti-gun states like California.
All of these efforts are leading to a national crisis, for whenever law abiding citizens are disarmed, violent crime increases. Both the U.S. Department of Justice and Pew Research have reported that when gun sales increase crime plummets.
The latest tactic used by anti-gun advocates and the U.S. Department of Justice is “Operation Choke Point.”
On May 29th The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today issued the following statement:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been investigating the possible role of the federal government in influencing banks in their lending and business banking relationship decisions regarding companies in our industry. We have heard from several industry members that they had banking relationships terminated by their lending institutions.
We respect the right of financial institutions to make business decisions based on objective criteria. It is unacceptable, however, to discriminate against businesses simply because they are engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms, an activity protected by the Second Amendment.
Another effort to disarm law abiding Americans is gun registration. James W. Porter, President of the National Rifle Association, in his special report “Registered Firearms Today – Confiscated Firearms Tomorrow” states:
The long, sordid history of “gun control” tells us that losses of our rights have come a step at a time, always with assurances—lies—from the gun-ban crowd that law-abiding gun owners have nothing more to fear.
Today, in long-ago free states like New York, Connecticut, Maryland and California, peaceable citizens are in grave danger of being transformed into criminals for failing to waive the exercise of their right to keep and bear arms.
In the article “California’s Most Ambitious Handgun Ban Now Underway” the NRA-ILA reports:
In 1976, the Brady Campaign, then known as the National Council to Control Handguns, said that the first part of its three-part plan to get handguns and handgun ammunition made “totally illegal” was to “slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country.” This month, anti-gunners finally got that wish in California.
America’s two largest handgun manufacturers–Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger–have announced that they will stop selling new semi-automatic handguns in California, rather than comply with the state’s “microstamping” law. The law applies not only to entirely new models of handguns, but also to any current-production handgun approved by the state’s Roster Board, if such handgun is modified with any new feature or characteristic, however minor or superficial.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the law was “intended to help police investigators link shell casings found at crime scenes to a specific gun.” That’s pure spin, however. In reality, the law, signed in 2007 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is intended to terminate semi-automatic handgun sales and, over time, semi-automatic handgun ownership in the state. “Microstamping” will solve few, if any crimes and it is only a matter of time before a proposal to expand the law to include other firearms will follow.
Meanwhile, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has announced that it and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute have filed suit against the law in Fresno Superior Court “seeking both declaratory and injunctive relief against this back-door attempt to prevent the sale of new semiautomatic handguns to law-abiding citizens in California.”
Anti-gun activists often refer to California as the test bed for gun control laws they would like to have imposed throughout the country. Thus, it goes without saying that gun owners outside California should anticipate “microstamping” efforts in their states, and do what it takes to elect pro-Second Amendment governors and state legislators to deny the anti-gunners additional victories.
The disarming of law abiding Americans is the goal, and any means are justified to achieve that end. A disarmed citizen is after all a dependent citizen. Unable to defend him or herself from criminals, including the government, is necessary for a totalitarian state to thrive and survive. History tells us so.
Beware of those bearing anti-gun gifts.
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