Sunday, January 13, 2013


Storm clouds are gathering as Vice President Joe Biden prepares to release his gun control suggestions this coming Tuesday.

Defendants of the 2nd Amendment ("the right to bear arms") are becoming more vocal and some of the statements they are posting on You Tube, Facebook and Twitter are cause for extreme alarm.

Biden's suggestions are reported to include a ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault rifles, universal background checks, and the sale of ammunition in clips that hold up to 100 rounds in addition to other measures designed to keep from having the mass murders that are taking place all across the country.

The left-leaning website, Think Progress, released this story on the danger gun lovers are posing if any restrictions are placed on guns even when everyone knows a semi-automatic rifle that holds one hundred bullets would never be used for hunting.

As Vice President Joe Biden prepares to offer legislative recommendations to reduce and prevent gun violence on Tuesday, gun advocates across the country fear that the administration may succeed in expanding background checks for all gun purchases or limiting the sale of high capacity magazines and assault weapons.
State-based gun advocacy organizations are vowing to oppose any additional gun safety measures, NBC News reports, and have formed the National Coalition to Stop the Gun Ban to act as a counterweight to the National Rifle Association (NRA), which, the Coalition claims, is too eager to compromise with gun control advocates.
In an open letter to members of Congress, the Coalition argues that assault weapons are “functionally identical to hunting rifles” and that banning high capacity magazines would be “moot” since “nearly all mass murderers who use guns carry multiple firearms.” “Like the misnomer ‘assault weapon,’ the ‘high capacity’ designation of more than ten rounds for magazines represents nothing more than an arbitrary limit set on devices which have been in common possession since the early Twentieth Century.” The group also claims that attempts to expand background checks for all gun purchases is “nothing less than a stepping stone to national gun registration.”
A separate letter to President Obama from Grass Roots North Carolina (a member of the Coalition), warned the administration against issuing executive orders regulating guns, calling such action an “usurpation of power” and predicting that gun owners will resist any additional safety measures:
And what happens when, inevitably, some resist? Do you honestly believe people will go peacefully into bondage? How many will die as the direct result of your actions?
There is no need to send the Secret Service to my door, Mr. President (although I suspect you might anyway). I am not advocating violence; I am merely saying what others are afraid to.
The real question, Mr. President, is whether you so hunger for power that you are willing to foment what might be the next American Revolution. Will that be your enduring legacy?
The New York Times reported on Friday that while Obama “pledged to crack down on access to what he called ‘weapons of war’ in the aftermath of last month’s schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable” like background checks and “more federal research on gun violence.”
Fox News, which is opposed to anything President Obama proposes on any matter, has become the propaganda arm for the NRA (National Rifle Association) and in typical Fox News fashion are muddying the waters with statements that are not based on any facts.
There were 30,000 run-related deaths in the United States in 2012.
The NRA was invited to a meeting on gun control at the White House last week, but walked out claiming the meeting was worthless because all that was discussed were measures to control gun violence.
The NRA's answer to gun violence is to arm everyone with a gun, but that should be expected because the NRA is a lobbying organization for gun manufactures in America.
The NRA has already suggested every school in America have a guard posted outside of each classroom with a revolver or a rifle.
Because some of the mass murders with guns have taken place at movie theaters, places of worship and shopping malls, the NRA has not yet figured out how to protect people in these venues without scores of armed guards roaming up and down movie theater aisles, churches and all over every shopping mall in America.
The NRA and Republicans are opposed to any more government but they have not figured out who is going to pay for hundreds of thousand armed guards in schools, movie theaters, places of worship and shopping malls all over the United States.


Ringo said...

Gun-loving "Rednecks" who genuinely believe that the Second Amendment is just an extension of the First Amendment usually fail to understand the "well regulated" stipulation of the Second Amendment.

Bill Corcoran said...

Ringo: I can't stand how right wing gun lovers have twisted the 2nd Amendment around and hidden behind it to further their desire to own any kind of firearm. Bill

Anonymous said...

I am one of those "rednecks" you talk about. Personally I own numerous firearms, each serving different purposes for different times including home defense/self defense/hunting/pleasure shooting. I believe those who are law abiding citizens should be allowed to have what ever they want(within reason) and clip size doesn't matter. Criminals are going to have guns no matter what...
Same token, if the whole country was open carry everyone would be a heck of a lot more polite, and if everyone was one would think to do anything illegal. (there are exceptions...people are notoriously stupid)
We don't need politicians to tell us what we can and cannot do...own...or spend our money on. I for one can't wait for everything to hit the fan so I can stop listening to all the belly aching over things beyond anyone's control. Everyone latches onto a tragedy like ravid dogs and scream "gun control" but no one is asking "Why was that person in possesion of those guns?".
my guns are locked up, my children do not...I NOT go near them. I teach my children...why doesn't anyone else?

Bill Corcoran said...

I didn't call you a "redneck." That was someone else responding to my post. The only gun I ever had was issued to me by my Uncle Sam. I used it for what guns in the Army are supposed to be used for. To kill someone. I was trained for combat and to kill people. I have always looked at a gun as a way to kill someone.