Mandatory “buybacks” are not “purchases,” any more than a rape victim is a “prostitute,” if her rapist gives her a $20 bill when he’s done. If the Obama regime wants to “buy” our guns, it had better be prepared to pay in blood.
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner is a frequent and vocal critic of the NRA (see here and here for recent examples), often wondering if the organization’s leadership is merely naively optimistic, à la Neville Chamberlain, in its dealings with the forcible citizen disarmament extremists, or actively collaborationist, à la Vidkun Quisling. Honesty requires, however, acknowledgement of effective steps the NRA does take in defense of gun rights.
Released in response to the Obama’s openly announced agenda of banning so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, and banning private gun sales, is just such a step. In it, Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) examines a recent document, produced by the Obama administration’s own National Institute of Justice (part of the Eric Holder-run Department of “Justice”).
These same jerks have no sympathy for Mr Harris.
This memo (pdf file) explores these top three elements of the forcible citizen disarmament advocates’ agenda, and explains what additional, even more draconian, infringements on that which shall not be infringed would be necessary for the currently stated agenda to succeed in having any real effect on “gun violence.”
Thus, regarding an “assault weapon” ban:
Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide [interesting admission right off the bat] and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions [meaning no “grandfather clause”] then it could be effective.
This memo proves that the Obama regime is either lying when it says that these three “Intolerable Acts” will significantly reduce “gun violence,” or lying when Obama says, “I am not going to take your guns away.” Then again, it could also be said that both of those statements are lies. If the Obama regime wants to “buy” our guns, it had better be prepared to pay in blood.