Gun Confiscation, “Could Be An Option”

by Rick Olson

“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”  —George Orwell 

In my last post just only hours ago, I posited the notion that Gun Guntrol advocates are, in fact “Coming for our Guns.”

“Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun, but permit it.” —NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

During a radio interview New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated, “Confiscation could be an option,” referencing semi-automatic rifles, liberals like to call, “Assault Weapons.” Cuomo told WGDJ-AM of his  gun control proposals that he will outline at his State of the State Address on January 9.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting.’ There is a balance here, I understand the rights of gun owners.

“Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun, but permit it.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo is a liar. Saying he understands the rights of gun owners is just one more lie. Cuomo also suggested the state will likely institute a permit process for owners of semi-automatic “assault weapons,” what many of us know as scary black guns. 

I wrote in my last entry, No Firearms Ban Coming? Think Again.

“Citizens who own guns are scolded for being paranoid, called conspiracy theorists, tin-foil lined hat wearers and other enumerated pejoratives. Liberals dismiss these groups and citizens claiming,  “Nobody is going to take away your guns.”

So let us ask our gun control friends exactly  what they mean when they call for sensible or common sense gun policy. Gun Bans. Stop insulting us by telling us, “Nobody is going to take away your guns…” They (the liberal gun banners) are already saying it. They have been saying it for years. And these Kool-Aid drinkers cannot be written off and dismissed as a fringe element on the left because the fact is, registration laws always lay the groundwork for confiscation legislation.

He (Andrew Cuomo) said it; Senator Feinstein Said it in 1995.

“I believe all handguns should be abolished.”  - Sen. John Chafee, 1/9/97.

“If it were up to me, We’d ban them all.”  - Rep. Mel Reynolds, CNN Crossfire, 12/9/93.

“Ultimately, I would like to see the manufacture and possession of handguns banned except for military and police use.” - Rep. Bobby Rush, Chicago Tribune, 12/5/99.

“We need much stricter gun control, and eventually we should bar the ownership of handguns except in a few cases.”  - Rep. William Clay (D-MO), St. Louis Dispatch, 5/8/93.

“If it was up to me, no one but law enforcement officers would own hand guns.” —Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, 11/13/98.

“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights or ordinary Americans to own firearms … that we are unable to think about reality.”  —President Bill Clinton, March 1, 1993.

“We are going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission!”—Representative Chuck Shumer, 12/8/93.

My position is we should ban all handguns, get rid of them, no manufacture, no sale, no importation, no transportation, no possession of a handgun.” —Senator John H. Chafee, (R-RI), 6/11/92.

“I am introducing the Handgun Control Act of 1992. This legislation would outlaw the possession, importation, transfer or manufacture of a handgun except for use by public agencies, individuals who can demonstrate to their local police chief that they need a gun because of threat to their life or the life of a family member, licensed guard services, licensed pistol clubs which keep the weapons securely on premises, licensed manufacturers and licensed gun dealers.”—Rep. Stephen J. Solarz, 8/12/92.

Journalists and the Media

“We will never fully solve our nation’s horrific problem of gun violence unless we ban the manufacture and sale of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons.”—USA Today, Dec. 29, 1993.

“Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquility of the kind enjoyed by sister democracies such as Canada and Britain.  Given the frontier history and individualist ideology of the United States, however, this will not come easily.”  —Charles Krauthammer, columnist, “Disarm the Citizenry”.

“As you probably know by now, Time’s editors, in the April 13 issue, took a strong position in support of an outright ban on handguns for private use.” —Time Magazine, Letter to NRA, 4/24/81.

“Whatever is being proposed is way too namby-pamby.  I mean, for example, we’re talking about limiting people to one gun purchase, or handgun purchase a month.  Why not just ban the ownership of handguns when nobody needs one?  Why not just ban semi-automatic rifles?  Nobody needs one.”  — Jack E. White, Time national correspondent, Washington Times, 5/8/99.

When you hear, “Nobody is going to take away your guns…” also know it is a bald-faced lie.

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