I quoted Chuck here in this post:
In the current state of play, moderate gun owners have become convinced by the NRA and other, even more radical gun organizations such as Gun Owners of America that the goal of all gun-safety advocates is to take away their guns. These owners view even the most reasonable gun-safety proposals with suspicion, fearing a slippery slope to a ban on firearms. This paranoia is what gives the gun lobby its power.
Well, looks like there ARE people, possessing sufficient power, to try grease that slippery slope. Oh sure, there will be tender words from the Left of compromise and “no, we won’t take your guns away”. However, their level of compromise, in taking advantage of this emotional crisis, will be this; if 100 is where we are now, and 0 is absolute confiscation, I have no doubt they believe that a 12 will be a “good compromise”. Why do I think so? Here’s just a few; I am convinced that more will come flocking out, especially as they see political opportunity to quickly move a Progressive goal of effectively disarming the populace, especially the red states.
- US Rep Ron Barber (D-Ariz): I want to see legislation enacted that takes away the availability of these kinds of weapons that can do so much harm in such a short period of time
- Judge Larry Burns: To guarantee that there would never be another Tucson or Sandy Hook, we would probably have to make it a capital offense to so much as look at a gun….Ban the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Don’t let people who already have them keep them. Don’t let ones that have already been manufactured stay on the market.
- NYC Mayor Bloomberg: he would go farther than the 1994 ban and outlaw all automatic and semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. The mayor said magazines shouldn’t be allowed to contain more than five or even three rounds.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Without the second amendment there is no need for the first.
The second amendment was written to keep the government in check, not so we could go hunting. It’s there to prevent a government from becoming tyrannical over its people. But go ahead America, willingly disarm because it feels good. Disarming has worked so well for those who have done it in the past, just ask Russia, china, Germany, oh wait you can’t ask those people because they are dead from their government.