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.