“In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday that Barack Obama will “evaluate” a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales.
Why online ammunition sales? Well according to reports coming out of Aurora, James Holmes accumulated some 6,000 rounds of ammo. That really is not a large amount of ammunition, especially when you purchase in bulk to save money.
Earnest was asked at the beginning of the press briefing whether or not Obama supported the measure, which is sort of a silly question, knowing what Obama’s views on guns are. Not only would it put a halt to sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the internet and other mail orders, but it would also force ammunition dealers to report large sales of munitions to law enforcement…
‘…The president’s view that have been relayed quite frequently over the last few days, you know, is that he believes in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, in the right to bear arms but he also believes that we should take robust steps within existing law to ensure that guns don’t fall in the hands of criminals or others [who] shouldn’t have them,’ said Earnest, referencing Obama’s comments to the National Urban League….”
“…we should take robust steps within existing law to ensure that guns don’t fall in the hands of criminals or others [who] shouldn’t have them…”
Now THAT is what I refer to as typical progressive dribble.
The overwhelming majority of those who commit crimes with guns obtained their firearms illegally. Furthermore, no amount of regulation will change the facts or deter crime.
So what is this really about?
“Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” - Sarah Brady (President of Handgun Control, Inc.) to Senator Howard Metzenbaum — The National Educator, January, 1994, Page 3.
Adding coal to the fire is jackass Michael Moore who has ordained himself an authority in this matter spouting propaganda lies.
“15 minutes to load a musket?” Take everything espoused by Moore, the hamburglar, with a grain of salt. (The Blaze is reporting that this buffoon is planning a hasty exit from the USA because he is fed up. I was going to suggest that we all chip in and purchase this Marxist tub of lard a one-way ticket out of the country but he can afford to procure his own ticket.)
“…Many people want so badly to reduce violence that they merely assume that gun control actually does so. This is wishful thinking at its most dangerous. Jarret Wollstein’s essay, “Will You Be Safer If Guns Are Banned?” takes on this notion. Wollstein writes, ‘Paradoxically, although firearms do not increase crime and violence, gun control laws do. Throughout the United States, when strict gun-control laws are passed, crime and violence get worse.’ He proceeds to support his contention with evidence drawn from many different parts of the nation.
In another excellent essay, ‘The Assault Weapons Scam,’ James Bovard exposes the intellectual dishonesty in the anti-gun lobby’s manufactured hysteria over ‘assault rifles.’ In politics, labels and perceptions are far more potent than reality. Knowing this, gun-control advocates invented the meaningless term assault rifle. The vagueness of the resulting statutes has given officials, as Bovard writes, ‘arbitrary power to pick and choose which guns to ban and which gun owners to arrest and imprison.’ So-called assault rifles are virtually never used in crimes (and of course, the law won’t do anything to prevent a determined criminal from getting and using one if he really wants to), but this episode has allowed a great expansion of government power over nonviolent gun owners…”
To grasp the extent of atrocities committed by tyrannical governments once its people were disarmed, click on the chart below entitled, The Human Cost of Gun Control Seizures and then scroll down.
I rest my case. This is about tyranny and disempowering law abiding Americans by assaulting our constitutional rights of to bear arms.
“The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” [Samuel Adams, (1722-1803)
There is nothing like the hypocrisy of a Progressive.