Looking back on 2012, I lament the fact that the predictions that I made have come to pass. The most dangerous is no doubt that Barack Obama is an out of the closet, rabid gun control zealot.
To all those Obama gun owners who had the gall to tell me that Obama was a supporter of the Second Amendment because he signed a bill that was necessary for his agenda that just happened to have a last minute National Parks Carry amendment attached; I TOLD YOU SO. And even before my blog, Gun Owners of America has been telling you for the past four years.
Not fearing re-election, Obama’s true intent on the utter destruction of the peoples right to bear arms has been revealed. Fortunately for him and his other gun control ghouls, he even has some political cover because some madman in Connecticut stole some weapons and went on a rampage.
Obama has announced a gun-control task force last week led by Vice President Joe Biden to make proposals for new laws and actions in January.
“I’d like to get it done in the first year. I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off,” said Obama in a “Meet the Press” interview.
Now, not only are domestic laws on the table to infringe the free people of America the use to defend themselves from tyranny and danger, but also International Treaties are being invigorated such as the UN Small Arms Treaty which will basically strip the US of it’s own sovereignty.
When Obama nominates his radical anti gun justices to the Supreme Court they are going to defend their stances with the exploitation of 20 school children from Sandy Hook. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a fan of Romney’s stance on guns, nor did we at GOA endorse him for President, but if you think that Romney would buck his own party to go hell bent on banning guns as Obama is going to do then you might as well finish the kool-aid because it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
For six straight months this blog has warned and informed you of the true disdain that President Obama and other rabid gun control zealots like Sen Fienstein and Mayor Bloomberg have for the 2nd Amendment. Yet here we are. I feel like Cassandra warning the Trojans not to let in the horse only to be ignored.
These haters of the Constitution and the Liberty enumerated therein will exploit every tragedy, ignore the statistics and the logic, silence stories of the use of guns to defend, protect and save lives, all in order to cripple and eventually litigate the 2nd Amendment out of existence. That is the truth. GOA has led the charge for 4 years. I have written about it for 6 months and now, like a prophecy fulfilled, even Obama is admitting it. American voters, we reap what we sow.
That was 2012. This is 2013.
Time for feeling sorry for ourselves is over. Time for action, intestinal fortitude and (don’t forgive the pun because the pun is intended) for us to stick to our guns. In the wake of tragedies involving a firearm the anti gunners will try to gain the narrative and sway in uninitiated with simple emotional reaction. They will exploit the children in order to get non-gun owners to say “why do we need semi automatic rifles” or “no one needs more than 10 rounds in a magazine”.
Don’t be silent. I have spent a great part of my Christmas season explaining what the 2nd Amendment means to extended family and friends. Even in my immediate family I have had to discuss what the 2nd Amendment truly means. My sister is an elementary school teacher and I know the thought of what happened in Connecticut affected her deeply. She was never into guns and never understood the need for anything more than a pistol for defense. I explained to her that the 2nd Amendment was crafted to defend against ones life from both a criminal AND tyranny.
Do people abuse the liberty that we enjoy here in America? Yes. Is it tragic when that happens? It can be. But should we all forfeit our rights in order to try and minimalize it? To do that would be the death of freedom. I also explained to my sister that CT had among the strictest gun control laws in the nation yet that does not stop a madman or criminal from finding ways to doing crazy or criminal things.
If we are forfeiting rights in order to protect people why don’t we start with the 4th and 5th Amendment rights? If police can just bust into places without warrants and just go on a whim I’m sure they can pick up a few more criminals. Sure, a lot of INNOCENT people will be affected…but if just one life is saved… (a favorite line of the gun control crowd). Or lets have the police beat out confessions from suspects and ignore that self incrimination bit. Or keep trying someone until we get a guilty verdict, let’s keep double jeopardy to a tv game show.
Will the anti gunners be for this? Of course not, at least not until they take our 2nd Amendment rights, then how exactly would we stop them from taking the rest? But I digress. The anti gunners want control, and they use the “evil black gun” as a boogeyman to scare those who are ignorant to the fact that a gun is a tool. Just like a car and like a car can be a dangerous tool if misused. More people are killed in auto accidents every year than by a gun yet I do not see the push to ban fast cars.
Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever had taken place in either Britain or Germany with extreme gun control measures. A lengthy study by Mother Jones magazine found that at least 38 of the 61 mass shooters in the past three decades “displayed signs of mental health problems prior to the killings.”
But those are facts and statistics that rabid gun control dogs like Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t want to acknowledge. The hypocrite Mayor has the gall to tell New Yorkers that they should put the recent subway murders “in perspective” yet would never dare to say the same if a gun had been used. This is the example of the despicable deceit and hypocrisy that we, as gun owners, must endure in order to protect the rights our founding fathers fought and died to ensure.
The gun grabbers do not blame the crazy person who stole the guns used to shoot up a school, nor do they blame the ex-con released too early after beating his grandmother to death with a hammer who illegally acquired guns in order to shoot some firefighters. Instead, while making excuses for the criminally insane, the rabid gun control zealots want to only point at the gun.
Well, I point a finger at the mental health industry (an estimated 40% of individuals with Severe Mental Illness go untreated) in America and states that let off hardened criminals who go back to their criminal ways (with a 70% recidivism rate for parolees). And beyond the deceit and they hypocrisy, I am curious how seemingly intelligent people can be so completely ignorant and downright stupid in believing that a law, or a gun free zone, will stop a CRIMINAL who has all ready decided to break the law to begin with from breaking one more.
Laws only effect the law abiding.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I think that may be a mantra that gets repeated often for 2013. With that being said, we still have the right to keep and bear arms and if we are going to keep them, we are going to have to fight for them.
Contact your legislators, talk to your friend and family, win the hearts and minds of those who love liberty but may have been hoodwinked by the media.