NY Times calls for gun control
And in other news, water is wet, the sun rises in the east and ice is cold. No sooner had Der Fubar sleazed his way into a second term then the New York Times called for what amounts to confiscation of all privately held firearms.
In an idiotorial printed on November 23rd 2012, titled Promises on Gun Control:
President Obama’s fleeting mention of the need for stronger gun controls at a presidential debate last month was hardly the kind of forceful political statement needed to address the scourge of gun violence in this country. Even his tepid remark was considered by the nation’s gun owners as a threat to take away their firearms. In what amounts to a buyers’ panic, they are again ramping up gun and ammunition sales as they did four years ago, convinced that Mr. Obama intends a gun-control crackdown.
Of course we are. This very editorial, and the view of Progressive totalitarians everywhere demonstrates why people are concerned.
Yet in his first term, Mr. Obama did nothing to cross the gun lobby, and he actually signed legislation allowing loaded firearms to be carried in national parks. Let’s hope Mr. Obama shows more courage on guns in his second term. He said during the debate that he would see “if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced” and that we need to look at “other sources of the violence,” like “cheap handguns.” Now it’s time to follow through on those promises.
King Putt is not a total fool, unlike the Idiotorial board of the New York Slimes. He knows damn well he can’t get legislation suppressing the 2nd Amendment through either house of congress. As to “Cheap handguns,” obviously these morons at the Slimes have never been in a gun shop. Pistols aren’t all that cheap. The Slimes Idiotorial continues on with one wrong statement after another.
Horrific incidents like the massacre in July at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murder of six others in Tucson last year produced vows in Congress to screen the mentally ill more effectively and to ban battlefield clips of 100 rounds of ammunition that have no place in a civilized country. But there have been more than 60 multiple shooting incidents since the Tucson shooting, and nothing has been done to make such killings less likely in the future.
Now, let’s take this apart shall we? First, the theater chain forbade guns in their theaters. Not even licensed concealed carry holders could come in with their pistols. This is what is called a “Target Rich Environment.” You have a large number of people targets in a closed in area with no place to run. The criminal also knows that due to the policy of the theater owners, no one will have the means to shoot back at the criminal. As I understand it, even though they had no weapons, several people did try to jump and take down this scumbag.
Now as to the “100 round battle clip” mentioned in the idiotorial. There is no such thing. The criminal had a 100 round ammunition drum. The military does not use these. Why is this? There are several reason. One, they are heavy and awkward to use. Second, they rattle and make noise. And third. They have a nasty habit of jamming. Guess what? This is what actually happened in the Colorado shooting. The criminal’s gun jammed after he had fired only a few rounds. When he couldn’t clear it, he reengaged with a pistol and a shotgun1.
The New York Slimes favorite senator, Diane Feinstein has responded of course.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who was a principal in the 1994 enactment of a 10-year ban on civilian use of assault rifles, intends to propose its reinstatement. “Weapons of war do not belong on our streets, in our classrooms, in our schools or in our movie theaters,” she said after the Aurora killings. This bill affords President Obama an opportunity to follow through on his 2008 campaign promise to work to revive the ban.
Feinstein is a true blue totalitarian. She hates the fact that the peons have the means of defending themselves. Of course, being a typical progressive democrat, She owns and carries a gun when she feels the need. She also has armed guards with her to keep the vermin, (That would be the voters and citizens of the United States), away from her. Here are a few of the details on what this “Representative of the People” wants from Marc Slavo of SHTFplan.com:
We’re all aware of the restrictive gun laws in the State of California which require low capacity magazines for handguns, fixed magazines for “assault” rifles, and a whole lot of running around just to be granted the right to carry a concealed firearm.
Now, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has championed gun control in her state for decades and co-wrote the original assault weapons ban enacted by the federal government in the 1990?s, wishes to bring even more stringent federal mandates to the land of the free.
What is being proposed by Feinstein is the most significant attack on the second amendment in history.
It would essentially ban thousands of firearms and require gun owners to turn them over to the Federal government.
I don’t have the minutes of the meeting (yet), but sources tell me California Senator and longtime gun-hater Dianne Feinstein’s legal staff held meetings on Friday with FTB/ATF legal staff to discuss a new “Assault Weapons Ban” Madame Feinstein would be looking to push through Congress if President Obama wins reelection.
This same “pretty good intelligence” says the items that would lead to a ban would ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines, eliminate any grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession”.
I don’t know about you, but if these things come to pass and I’m “in possession” I’m certainly not selling.
In fact, the lack of interest in the idea surprised the California liberal’s legal staffers. Apparently, they believe no logical person could possible disagree with them.
I began receiving the first reports of increases in gun buying by people concerned about tomorrow’s election. Dealers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Indiana all tell me there hasn’t been a huge number of buyers expressing those concerns, but the numbers were noticeable.
Among that group -and the majority of “regular” purchasers- the core driving most of the purchasing seem to be in their mid-to-late 30s. Again, home and personal defense are the most frequently cited reasons for buying.
Source: Shooting Wire
How Comrade Feinstein intends to get this through both houses of congress is a bit of a mystery. Polls are showing that the majority of people are opposed to gun control. They have seen what happens when you take away the right to keep and bear arms. Crime skyrockets. Even the clowns on the Supreme Court are slowly coming to understand this fact.
Of course, the New York Slimes, living in their heavily defended bubble, thinks that if you disarm the citizenry, then all will be well. Unicorns will be safe from those evil hunters and they will once again blow rainbow farts all over the place.
Mr. Obama is free of the pressures of campaigning — and free to lead the nation toward sensible laws that can help reduce the flood of guns and related homicides.
Yeah, like in Chicago where the only people that are allowed to have guns are the police and the criminals. Everyone else? Well, they have the right to be robbed, raped and murdered.
The need for strong leadership on this issue is growing as statehouse politicians cave to ever more lethal demands from the gun lobby. State laws allowing students to go armed to class in Colorado, freeing owners in Oklahoma to wear holstered weapons in public, and letting people “stand your ground” in Florida and a score of other states have already damaged public safety immeasurably.
And here you see the Moonbat in full bark. In their minds, allowing people to actually protect themselves and others is a very bad idea. Why, some poor innocent thug might actually get shot while he was smashing some evil Hispanic’s head into the concrete after jumping him. Far better for society if he had allowed himself to be badly injured or killed.
The actions of gun controllers and their activities in the last four years has culminated in the Fast&Furious scandal. This was Obama’s attempt to show that the guns used in the Mexican drug wars were all coming from the United States. His plan was to use this “Proof” to push through gun control actions, probably by executive fiat. That plan came to a screeching halt when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed with a gun that was part of the Fast& Furious project.
Since then, it has come out that the so called “plan” to track the guns that were allowed to “walk” across the border was a complete and utter joke. Hundreds of Mexican men, woman and children have been killed with these guns the BATFE allowed to leave the country, and one and possibly two federal agents have been murdered with these weapons.
I won’t go into that scandal, much has been written about it and we now have, for the first time in United States history, the United States Attorney General being held in contempt of congress because of his refusal to answer questions about the mess. The gun controllers have been working overtime to cover up this fiasco since it shows just how full of liquified bovine droppings they actually are. The real reason they want to confiscate all firearms, and make no mistake, they want them all, is simple. They know that they can’t push through their full socialist totalitarian agenda as long as people have the means of stopping them….permanently.
That is the reason for the second amendment. It isn’t to protect hunting, it’s to give the people the final means to stop an out of control federal government. What is really terrifying is, in the opinion of a large body of people, (And I don’t mean the Wingnuts. I’m talking about scholarly types who look at these things for a living), are beginning to see that we may have reached that point in this country.
Sales of guns and ammunition are going through the roof. (And I thank you for that since I own shares in Ruger and Smith&Wesson) People who in the past would never think about getting a gun are now buying in droves. Training classes in basic safety up to Concealed Carry training are gaining in popularity.
Now, states that have, to put it bluntly, unconstitutional gun control laws on the books are getting earfuls from their constituents. Of course, since these cities and states are run by Progressive Moonbats, they aren’t paying any attention to them. This leaves the courts and there have been a few major decisions in the last few years that have hammered the gun control advocates, one being the Heller Decision2. That one threw the Progressive lie that the 2nd Amendment only applied to the military and police, (Simplistic view on my part), under the bus and said it was an “Individual” right.
There are other suits like this that are moving through the courts, as well as secondary suits going after cities and states that are flat out ignoring the Supreme Court’s ruling in Heller. Of course, now that Der Fubar has won a second term, and considering the age and health of several members of the USSC, I have no doubt he will continue appointing justices that have the same feeling of contempt for the Constitution as Obama does. (And this is why people are stocking up)
There is also a treaty being pushed in the UN treaty that would strip away the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. Here are a few details from Investors Business Daily:
Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence.
Less than 24 hours after President Obama’s re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.’s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions.
This treaty, if ratified by the Senate, would surrender American sovereignty to the UN and allow Obama a way to use the regulatory process to strip the rights away from American citizens. Fortunately a large number of representatives are telling Obama not to sign the treaty. Here’s a few details from the World News Daily3:
“There has been a decree by the administration by the president and the secretary of state saying that our president will sign the United Nations small arms treaty, which is about how we will buy sell and control individual private weapons,” Boykin warned. “That means the United Nations, an international body will decide how you and I as Americans can buy and sell our weapons, how we control those weapons, who is authorized to have those weapons and where they are. This is a dangerous trend.”
Needless to say, as people find out about this, they aren’t happy about it. Congress is now making their disapproval known to King Putt in no uncertain terms.
Now some 130 lawmakers, consisting of mostly Republicans, but also including Democrats such as Reps. Jason Altmire, Sanford Bishop, Jerry Costello, Danny Davis and Peter DeFazio sent off a letter to the Obama administration opposing the treaty.
The letter states that Congress is concerned the treaty could “pose significant threats to our national security, foreign policy and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights.”
The letter goes on to declare that the Second Amendment guarantees the “fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms” and the U.S. has no business supporting a treaty that infringes on the Bill of Rights.
Of course, as they have been showing for the last 100 years, the progressive Democrats don’t give a damn about the constitution.
The treaty was opposed by the Bush administration, but President Obama’s administration reversed direction on the treaty. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said the United States would support talks towards ratifying the treaty.
Shrillary has already shown how much she supports the treaty, You can ask Ambassador Stevens about it. Oh wait! You can’t since he’s DEAD because Cankles wouldn’t send int the security the Ambassador had been asking for.
We are in luck that a formal treaty needs to be ratified by two thirds of the United States Senate. The Progressives don’t have that number and even among the Democrats, there are those who won’t support the treaty. However, considering the past history of Obama, he may just decide to implement it by “Executive Order” anyway. Good luck with that Barry.
I mentioned above that people who had never owned or handled guns were now looking to buy. I have personal experience in this. Recently I took the Angry Brother In-Law to a gun store. I had a firearm in need of repair and the Angry BiL wants to get a few guns for sport and defense. He has been talking about getting a concealed carry permit. I have been away from shooting for quite a while now, but I’m looking to get back into it. I’m also thinking about a CCW permit as well. Those of you who have followed the Musing of the Angry Webmaster might have picked up that I’m a bit right of center. I’m also an amateur student of history, and I see very bad things happening in the next few years. I have a wife to protect and I will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. I’ve started looking for places to get training and to practice my marksmanship.
If you want my opinion, and you haven’t looked into guns and training, (With an emphasis on TRAINING), you should do so while you still can. (I’m actually looking at a new rifle and I rather liked that Ruger 345 I handled the other day) You can also call, write, email, fax and send telegrams to your representatives and especially your senators to never let this treaty anywhere near Capitol Hill.
~The Angry Webmaster~
- CNN: Colorado shooter’s rifle jammed during rampage [↩]
- District of Columbia v. Heller [↩]
- Yes, I know, but they did source the story [↩]