Totalitarian governments do not want guns in the hands of the proletariat. Its that basic!
The position of the anti-gun activists in the Obama administration is “guns are icky.”
The media consider them the intellectuals in this debate. Hah, that’s a joke.
And so Fox News reports “White House In Gun Control Sprint.” President Obama wants to fast-track a stack of new gun laws before the lingering pain and horror of the Newtown, Conn., massacre fades.
According to the Washington Post, Obama’s task force has already blown past the return of the so-called “assault weapons” ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines. They’ve moved on to “regulations that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors.”
I thought the point of this White House task force was to “prevent more tragedies” like Newtown, as the president said when he announced it. If so, please re-read the last paragraph. Am I missing something?
“Universal background checks” — whatever that means — might or might not be a good thing. They certainly sound reasonable to me. But how would they have prevented Adam Lanza from shooting up that elementary school? He took a rifle that belonged to his mother.
The same with “tracking the sale and movement” of guns. I’m not sure about the constitutionality of forcing me to report to the government when I pass down my father’s shotgun to my son one day, but once again — this prevents another Newtown…
Read more at bostonherald.com …
And our one legged press is now mostly against the people and with totalitarian governments. Yes it’s not just in the USA, it’s worldwide.
Try and buy a gun without a FBI NICs check today… Just try it.
Wasn’t America once the land of the free?
There ARE reasonable things that can be done……allow widespread CCW with no license. End “gun free zones” everywhere. Mandate MUCH longer jail sentences for possessing a firearm during commission of a violent felony. Retain and expand “three-strikes” laws. Make it easier to commit the dangerously mentally disturbed.