Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Op-ed: 
Neither gun control or banning high-capacity magazines will accomplish anything 
By: Diane Sori


As Barack Hussein Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods, and Michelle and the girls are off on yet another vacation on our taxpayer dime (after all she works so hard doesn't she...gag), on Monday, cleverly hidden under the media radar, four gun control bills passed the Colorado House of Representatives, and are on their way to the State Senate where they're likely to pass.

Passing the House on a mostly party-line vote (a few Democrats did side with the Republicans and voted nay), these bills are a dangerous foreboding of Obama's gun control agenda. Focusing on gun magazines, Colorado’s House passed House Bill 1224 that would limit magazines to 15 rounds. Its backers used the shootings in Newtown and at Aurora (the Batman Movie Massacre) as justification for this limit. HB 1226 banned concealed firearms on college campuses, HB 1228 requires gun buyers to pay for their own criminal background checks (more money taken from our pockets), and HB 1229 makes background checks mandatory for all firearms transactions (kind of redundant as reputable dealers already do that).

And here's more NOT happy news...

While Colorado (the new heart of stoned-out La-La Liberaland) moves forward with their useless ban on high-capacity magazines (I'll explain why it's useless in a bit), Washington State is moving forward with their own outright assault on the Constitution with Senate Bill 5737. This bill would make many currently legal firearms, illegal, and this is the biggie...it would give law enforcement officials permission to disregard the 4th Amendment (the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated...) and to enter law-abiding citizen's homes once a year to search for, inspect, and make sure legally owned firearms are safely and securely stored, and to do so without a warrant.

Firearms bought legally by law abiding citizens now would become suspect it seems.

And as Colorado and Washington press on with their infringement on our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, which by the way the Supreme Court upheld in 2010, at least those in Congress realize that an outright ban on assault weapons themselves would be political suicide, but unfortunately they do seem quite receptive to a ban on high-capacity magazines, believing banning them will stop high fatality mass shootings. But that will NOT be the case, because the simple fact is you can tape magazines together and make the very thing the government is trying to ban. Anyone with a roll of tape can turn 10-round magazines into 20-round magazines in a few seconds. In a few more seconds you can make two 20-round magazines, and in a few more seconds you can make more...and have them ready to go before the killing starts.

Obviously those who live by the law won't do this, but criminals, the very people who do NOT live by the law, will either get higher-capacity illegal magazines, or simply they'll make them, and it doesn't take any great brain or money to do so...and there's even instructional videos on the Internet on how to do this, and last time I looked tape was still cheap...so will tape be banned next and the will the Internet be shut down...with those in crazy DC who knows.

And so the battle for gun control moves forward, it appears state by state, but this idiocy needs to stop and stop now. Thankfully, some are trying to do just that. For example, Missouri State Representative Mike Leara recently introduced a measure that would make it a felony to propose legislation that erodes the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, doing this in response to a Democratic proposal giving Missouri gun owners 90 days to turn in rifles, pistols and shotguns deemed to be 'assault weapons'.

We sure need more like him doing just as he did...state by state.

And as Obama claims gun control is 'for the children' I say, 'bullsh*t' as this is just another bold faced lie told by him and his liberal Democratic cohorts whose real goal is to undermine, if NOT outright do away with, the 2nd Amendment, and when done with that then to move on to the 4th, and 10th Amendments as well. And those who really in their hearts believe that gun control is the answer to stopping violent crime are fooling themselves as they're obsessing over an inanimate object, instead of looking at and placing blame on those who actually pull the trigger and commit the violent acts. And remember, 40+% of Americans legally own firearms, and whether the gun control freaks like it or not, the overwhelming vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens, and that means that the criminals who commit these kinds of violent acts aren't obeying the laws already in place, so why would the gun controllers even remotely think criminals would obey stricter laws...it makes NO sense.

Bottom line...the Obama Administration is tearing apart our Constitution and the rights it gives 'We the People' a little bit at a time, each and every day, but as long as we firearm owners stand united behind the 2nd Amendment and against this gun control abomination we will prevail...or our Constitutionally given rights may just have to be exercised before too long...just saying...

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