The lamestream media told you:
“The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today,” according to ABC News on Wed., Feb. 25. http://tinyurl.com/acoxa4
“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make,” he said, adding it would have a “positive impact” on drug lords running wild in Mexico, tying the proposal to 700 people recently arrested as drug-war combatants.
A connection between mass arrests that have taken place, and a law not on the books yet is illogical, but ABC ran this “news” item anyway. Many people will be led to believe the unrelated facts are somehow connected, since they went to government schools and cannot think straight.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The nation is now screaming about Eric Holder’s off-handed remark about renewing Bill Clinton’s restrictions on so-called “assault” weapons. New bills waiting in the wings go way past anything Clinton envisioned in his failed ban. The most recent list is here: http://www.gunlaws.com/GunLawUpdate3.htm
When I spoke with Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign at the New York Bar Assn. back in Dec., he admitted that they haven’t been able to go after criminals effectively, so they figure their only option is to go after guns. This is Brady’s fatal flaw.
The New York Times, which repeatedly extolled the Brady-backed gun infringement during its 10-year lifespan, wrote in a rare moment of candor, after the bill expired that it, “has not caused any noticeable increase in gun crime in the past seven months,” and that the government-assaulted private firearms “were never used in many gun crimes.” It was a feel-good do-nothing burden on we the people. “The dire predictions that the streets would be awash in military-style guns,” when the restriction ended was false, a fact gun owners knew the entire time. That was as close as the Times came to a correction for ten years of deception and gun-rights hatred. http://tinyurl.com/bbfupx
The public needs to tell Congress, “Focus on criminals, NOT property.” If Congress goes after a normal modern household rifle like the AR-15, they hurt the voters, not the criminals. Congress should aggressively assault criminal misuse of ANY firearm, not the firearms themselves, and especially not guns the public holds, which is infringement and flatly prohibited. “Focus on criminals, NOT property.” Arrest another 700 drug warriors, or even declare a truce in the war on some drugs and just abandon the hostilities.
Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware. The term assault weapon, invented by the Brady Campaign, is a smokescreen, routinely spread by the media, to denigrate firearms and the great American traditions that have kept this nation free.
If the media, the politicians and the people go after criminal activity, we will rise up as one against a scourge we all face. If the media and the politicians go after our property, they will face a firestorm of hostile resistance, as they should, for violating the Bill of Rights and attempting to deny freedoms we already possess and hold dear. If they do that in the name of stopping crime, they are bald faced liars, we will know it, and it will not be tolerated.
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